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Old 07-03-2013, 02:55 PM   #1
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Should I uprgade?

Alright, so as some of you know, I currently have a 2003 GT with 73k on it. It is currently stock ( but not for long if I keep it ). The modifications I did so far are, Mach 1 chin spoiler and grill delete, sequential tail light kit, new tires and black 17' saleen rims. Also has a Mach 1000 bass system. I found a 2001 SVT Cobra on cl for $11,000. It is also stock but with 320 Hp. It has a bassani exhaust, steeda racing shifter, 03 cobra clutch and ported intake. Tinted w/ chrome cobra rims.I love my car, and love the all blacked out look, but I'm also highly considering the cobra. I'm guessing the insurance will be around the same considering the cobra is 2 years older, and the monthly payment would be cheaper on the cobra if I sell the gt and put that money down on it. Any suggestions or thoughts?

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Old 07-03-2013, 03:04 PM   #2
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Deja vue lol

If your able to, get the cobra.

4v>2v
Also has bassani exhaust and i love mine even thought its on a 2v
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That's a clean cobra, your GT is very nice also. If money isn't tight, go for the cobra! I have a GT also and am going to be in the market for an 03-04 cobra this winter too.
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Double them valves!
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That guy has been trying to sell that thing on craigslist for a while now, maybe you could talk him down some. I would say go for it.
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The question is, how fast can you sell your GT and what happens if the guy sells this one right after you sell your GT?

If all things are the same, get the Cobra honestly.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:50 AM   #7
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The COBRA. Trust me, you will fall head over heels in love all over again with the Cobra, and then some. It will be a whole new experience that you'll be able to enjoy for a long time. Both cars show some TLC, that goes a long way.
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The question is, how fast can you sell your GT and what happens if the guy sells this one right after you sell your GT?

If all things are the same, get the Cobra honestly.
+1 if money isn't tight maybe you can buy the cobra then sell the GT to gain some money back
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Go for the Cobra if I could I would. I just dont like the hood they put on the cobras.
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cobra all the way
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Cobras are cool but if your going to buy a NA 4 get a mach 1 , they are faster, come with a Soild rear axle, and have better interior, and have the shaker hood which is a nice touch
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I would stick with the GT. This is just my opinion, and it won't be a popular one, but I could never drive a New Edge Cobra that wasn't a Termi. I would drive an SN 95 Cobra before I got an 01. They are like the 10 GT, which I owned. Looked just like a 5.0 but I had to tell everyone it was a 4.6. I loved the car, and I'm sure you would love that Cobra, but that feeling sucked. I agree with the guy who said get a Mach. That is a timeless car.
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I would stick with the GT. This is just my opinion, and it won't be a popular one, but I could never drive a New Edge Cobra that wasn't a Termi. I would drive an SN 95 Cobra before I got an 01. They are like the 10 GT, which I owned. Looked just like a 5.0 but I had to tell everyone it was a 4.6. I loved the car, and I'm sure you would love that Cobra, but that feeling sucked. I agree with the guy who said get a Mach. That is a timeless car.
Timeless? Lol
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Timeless? Lol
Yes. Did I spell it incorrectly?
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Go for the Cobra if I could I would. I just dont like the hood they put on the cobras.
You will inevitability learn to love it!
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You will inevitability learn to love it!
Methinks he was talking about the 99/01 hoods not the 96-98 hoods. Hey at least the 96-up Cobras looked different. I constantly had idiots asking me if my 95 Cobra was real or not...
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Methinks he was talking about the 99/01 hoods not the 96-98 hoods. Hey at least the 96-up Cobras looked different. I constantly had idiots asking me if my 95 Cobra was real or not...
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Yeah, sorry bout that.
- I do like the double indentation hoods on some of those Cobra's.
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I tried to find one in white locally to me for awhile when I had my 95. Finally found one and the guy wouldn't sell it to me because he had a guy coming to pick it up in 3 days from the Corral. I was like "here is money right now, other dude might flake out on you" but nope... got a Cobra bumper for $50 though... still pissed at that transaction, that hood was mint...
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Wait! I found on my cl several 2003 2004 cobras with 90 to 102k miles going for 13-15k why not get the best now and than don't regret later? Plus it's supercharged. This is coming from a guy who's owned his 99 for 2 years now.
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If you can get a loan for a Cobra without putting the money down from the GT I would go that route. It will allow you to get the Cobra and then sell the GT. Once you get money from the sale of your GT you can put on the loan for Cobra. I think this way it prevents you from having sellers remorse about getting rid of a mint GT and possibly not getting the Cobra.
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Many banks won't do loans on vehicles over 10 years old. This means getting a Terminator financed needs to be this year or next... Or just buy an older GT in really good shape for cash and make it Terminator fast.
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Its all about what you want because it has been proven that the 2v heads can hold more pressure than 4v can and they keep better compression when supercharged. The thing that its screwing us over is the rest of the engines setup. So yes a 01 cobra comes out stronger but a GT that has been built from bottom up can get more power. Now compared to a terminator I personally would say f*** the GT, Terminator is my dream car.
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He he...I'm building my 750 HP 2 valve as we speak. Funniest thing ever is a bunch of my buddies have terminators and after driving my car... They're like "I love the way this thing runs... makes me feel like losing all the 4 valve headaches" Lil
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He he...I'm building my 750 HP 2 valve as we speak. Funniest thing ever is a bunch of my buddies have terminators and after driving my car... They're like "I love the way this thing runs... makes me feel like losing all the 4 valve headaches" Lil
They both have their pros/cons but the whole "ew 2V" thing is long gone and only spouted by the ignorant/stupid. Biggest advantage of a 4V is you don't really need to do anything to the heads/intake/cams when you are doing a buildup at all. 2V needs ported/TFS heads, maybe an intake if going over the 600-700hp mark and will need cams. 2V has less parasitic valvetrain loss, is lighter and has better low end.
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I intend to maximize low-end without getting too far from stock. Exhaust completion and gears this summer. And a set of fat AR Hopster's wrapped in Mickey Thompson Street Comp tires will add 50 HP.
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Exhaust is not going to add 50hp... Now those gears and sticky tires will make it FEEL like you've gained at least 50hp lol. Go with 4.30s for gears and that B headed 4V.
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I think I've decided to stick with my GT. I know that a lot of you wouldn't have. Now don't get me wrong, I love cobras and my dream car (mustang-wise) is an 03/04 termi. I don't have the money for one of those right now, but maybe later down the road I can get one. The more I thought about it, I kinda like the idea of keeping my GT and doing a lot of mods and engine mods to it. So that cars will come up to me wanting to race (thinking I'm just a regular GT) until the race starts. Kinda more unique.. In my opinion. Idk that may just be me.
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Man if I could do it all over again I would get either a new edge gt mach 1 or termi.now that I work hard to start n build my credit i have a chance n looking hard for either 3.i have a 10gt premium but things are getting tight n probably going to downgrade.5.0 would be nice but expensive.but finding a termi and mach are hard.only mach I found has 95k for 13,900.might do it.either way hope you can build your car up.nice gt by the way
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Exhaust is not going to add 50hp... Now those gears and sticky tires will make it FEEL like you've gained at least 50hp lol. Go with 4.30s for gears and that B headed 4V.


I was joking.
Serious about the gears though, I will go with 4.10 if I get the point that the Cobra is only used for enjoyment. I travel 220 miles a day to work & back and highways here run 70-80+ mph when not in grid-lock.
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Man if I could do it all over again I would get either a new edge gt mach 1 or termi.now that I work hard to start n build my credit i have a chance n looking hard for either 3.i have a 10gt premium but things are getting tight n probably going to downgrade.5.0 would be nice but expensive.but finding a termi and mach are hard.only mach I found has 95k for 13,900.might do it.either way hope you can build your car up.nice gt by the way
Thanks man, I will. Like I said, I see one in my future, and can't wait for it. But It's just not in my budget right now for an 03/04 termi, especially given the fact that I'm only 17. I have a ton of time still, and I'm gonna shoot for it in the near future. For now though, I'm gonna mod and enjoy my GT. I'm just lucky my dad let me get a stang.. He tried getting me into a focus for a long time, which all I wanted was a stang. Than he almost got me into a 2005 v6. It was nice but I'm just glad to call that v8 beauty in my garage mine
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Thanks man, I will. Like I said, I see one in my future, and can't wait for it. But It's just not in my budget right now for an 03/04 termi, especially given the fact that I'm only 17. I have a ton of time still, and I'm gonna shoot for it in the near future. For now though, I'm gonna mod and enjoy my GT. I'm just lucky my dad let me get a stang.. He tried getting me into a focus for a long time, which all I wanted was a stang. Than he almost got me into a 2005 v6. It was nice but I'm just glad to call that v8 beauty in my garage mine
I had a 2002 gt auto but was still fun as hell to drive then someone hit me and totaled it.at that time I had to no credit but had help and got this 2010 gt standard.had a whole year to build my credit and now I wanna trade down.might seem stupid but I don't want to have a payment to 6 years.so hopefully I can trade down n only pay a couple years.plus the new edge sounds better.
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