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Old 09-04-2005, 05:04 PM   #1
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Saleen Or Roush

should i get eh saleen SC or the roush

is the stage 2 and 3 even out yet?
are they accepting orders?
has to be auto (wife)
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Re: Saleen Or Roush

you want an 06?
which look do you like better?
are you looking for a performance comparison or just opinions?

if you want opinions, i like teh saleen a little better
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Old 09-04-2005, 05:20 PM   #3
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Re: Saleen Or Roush

my brother in law just ordered a fully loaded stage 3, there is a bastard of a wait for them, he's looking at several months before he gets it. i guess its a matter of personal opinion, but i think the roush looks like a mexican modded car. i have the brouchure for it and its ugly. the 281sc and extreme look sweet, especially the extreme. i think the shelby cobra looks sweet as hell, i'd go that route
if money isnt an issue the s-281E is amazing and its got 500 hp, 480 tq.
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Re: Saleen Or Roush

I'm gonna say on 05+ go Saleen. Just my opinion.
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Re: Saleen Or Roush

money is an issue

its either the stage 3 roush or the saleen SC (looks same as extreme)
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Re: Saleen Or Roush

Both are plenty fast, the saleen looks better.
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wish i had to make such hard decisions like this. haha. my vote is for the saleen.
your wife is lucky.
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Re: Saleen Or Roush

yeah no ****. when i have a wife, shell be lucky she gets a corolla.
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Re: Saleen Or Roush

Saleen!! Looks sick!
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Re: Saleen Or Roush

I would say the 07 Cobra. It will probably run you about $10k less than the Saleen SC (Estimated $40k price for Cobra vs $47,994 for the base SC saleen coupe). Since you are only thinking the SC, there really is no difference except that the 07 Cobra will be a bit more mod friendly not to mention the Cobra will have 75ish more HP stock.

If it has to be a Saleen or a Roush, definitely go Saleen. The Roush's look like Banther fodder.
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yeah i would say cobra too.. but i vote saleen.
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Don't forget this important point, the Saleens, whether supercharged or no, start with a basic GT engine, 2V or 3V whatever the case may be, yes, the Cobra is a smarter buy.
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Re: Saleen Or Roush

Roush/Saleen, well Roush has a lot of spread between the top end and the bottom. I think they are more varied than the Saleen, Saleen is just plain better looking, depends what you want really, I would love to hav either, as long as the Roush were not the Stage I with a V6, LOLOL
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Old 09-15-2005, 05:30 PM   #14
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Re: Saleen Or Roush

Be patient, gas prices may push Mustang prices down. Do your research, make your own decision. They are all damn good American sports cars. I'd go with the Cobra.

I'd be happy just to get my Stang running. There is nothing more sad than seeing one covered/garaged.

Any connections for an engine would be appreciated!
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Old 09-15-2005, 05:32 PM   #15
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I would say the 07 Cobra. It will probably run you about $10k less than the Saleen SC (Estimated $40k price for Cobra vs $47,994 for the base SC saleen coupe). Since you are only thinking the SC, there really is no difference except that the 07 Cobra will be a bit more mod friendly not to mention the Cobra will have 75ish more HP stock.

If it has to be a Saleen or a Roush, definitely go Saleen. The Roush's look like Banther fodder.

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Re: Saleen Or Roush

roush are going to be FAR more rare then the saleen, very few do roush body kits due to price.
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roush are going to be FAR more rare then the saleen, very few do roush body kits due to price.
and they will still look like banther fodder.
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Old 09-29-2005, 10:26 AM   #19
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Re: Saleen Or Roush

Call me naive, but why would you get a Cobra over a Saleen or Roush, and why is the 4.6L engine better than the GT's 5.0? Oh yeah... whats the big difference between the Shelby and the Saleen Extreme? I thought Shelby was the best, but the S281-E is putting out more HP?
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Re: Saleen Or Roush

*deep breath*

What GT are you refering to that has the 5.0? The new GTs still have the 4.6L engine.

The reason I would get a cobra over a saleen or a roush is really the best bang for the buck theory. With both saleen and roush, you are just paying for the name.

The cobra (Shelby if they decide to keep that name on there) is going to come out with 500 hp (I know, they are calling it 475, but we all know it will be underrated like the 03/04s were). The Saleen and Roush's don't get close to that mark until you get their top line model which is the Extreme for Saleen and the Stage 3 I believe for Roush. Now, for both those cars you are looking at $60k+. Where as the new cobra is rumored to be $40k. So, you have saved $20k, and have more horsepower and have the freedom of modification.

The saleens and roushs do tweak the engines some, but they are still the same engines that come with the stock mustang GT, 4.6L. Most of the changes to those models are body kits and suspension. Where as the Cobra is going to be a 5.4L with a supercharger. This is the same setup as the 03/04 cobras only more displacement. We all know how well the 03/04 models responded to simple mods. $1500 and you went from 390 at the crank to 500+ at the wheels. 600 and 700 are not that hard to hit either. So, here you have a bigger displacement engine coming stock with 500ish horsepower. You take that same $1500 you put into the 03/04s, I am willing to bet you will see a lot of them breaking the 600 at the wheels barrier...with plenty of room to grow.

In summary, all of the aftermarket mustangs out there (Roush, Saleen, Steeda, etc), all you are really paying for is the name. You can buy a GT, get the Saleen/Roush/Steeda parts you want, and create a clone for less money than it would cost if you bought it straight from them. This is also true of you buy the Cobra. Just buy the body kits, suspension pieces, decals, and slap them on. Now, you have a highly mod-able super beast that looks like the mediocre aftermarket car.
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Re: Saleen Or Roush

Go with the Saleen. They look sweet.
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I like both, but I'm kinda partial to Saleen's for some reason...

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