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Old 03-08-2014, 06:08 PM   #1
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12 vs 13

Right now I got a line on both and eager to pull the trigger on one of the two. My knowledge when it comes to newer model GTs is very limited. My question is, is there really any deferences between the two besides the obvious body tweaks that's been made. I'm looking at a 2k deference in price with the 13 having 13k on it and the 12 having 39k.
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Yes there are many differences.
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Yup, not telling me anything lol
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The mileage alone should make it easy to decide. 13' it should be...lol
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They both have the 5.0 which I am sure you are aware of.

The HID headlights and LED tailights are what pushed me towards the 2013
With that mileage tho... id go 2013 neways
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Right now I got a line on both and eager to pull the trigger on one of the two. My knowledge when it comes to newer model GTs is very limited. My question is, is there really any deferences between the two besides the obvious body tweaks that's been made. I'm looking at a 2k deference in price with the 13 having 13k on it and the 12 having 39k.

You really haven't given any details on either of these cars, but I would have to agree. Unless there was something I really liked a lot more about the '12, for the extra 2k I would rather have 1/3rd the miles. You really didn't give us much to go on other than miles.

I know you are also asking about differences other than appearance, maybe someone will chime in on that.
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Right now I got a line on both and eager to pull the trigger on one of the two. My knowledge when it comes to newer model GTs is very limited. My question is, is there really any deferences between the two besides the obvious body tweaks that's been made. I'm looking at a 2k deference in price with the 13 having 13k on it and the 12 having 39k.
Based upon the millage I would recommend you purchase the 2013. What do you want too know? There are obviously some comedic differences between the two. As far as performance, The 2012 has 412 HP and the 2013 GT has 420 HP. 8 more HP! A lot has too do with which exterior cosmetic styles do you like better.

The 2013 taillights look awesome and nicer than the 10-12 taillights. I personally prefer a hair more the front fascia of the 12 model where it comes too a point. Some people like the 2013 front fascia better.

If it were me, I would choose the 2013 over that other 12 because of the millage first and followed by tail lights and head lights.
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Look at the front grills, Look at the tail lights, look at how the 13 has an extra display on the dashboard (between speedometer and tach. You'll see a difference.

But like others said, you didn't list any of the options. A fully loaded $39k(new) 2012 GT may be worth more than a basic $28k(new) 2013. So depends on if they have the features you like. Auto vs Manual, Brembo, track pack, electronics package, comfort, Nav unit, etc...
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The 13 has color matched side skirts and the lower rear bumper, hid head lights are standard and the fog lights are led compared to the halogens in the 12. You can get track apps with the 13 on the premium model which I personally love. As already stated the 13 taillights are different...they're all led. The 13 also has the heat extractors on the hood. That's all I can think of for now as far as differences.
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I've heard that there is slight issue with shifting. Is that true, is it more of a issue if racing, or a non issue for a DD
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12 vs 13

Probably will not change anyone's opinion, but I still have to ask. The 13 is a base model GT tech package and I just found another 12 GT Premium for 3K less with only 24k miles on it. I'm just trying to get the most bang for my buck with a GT.

There are good and bad about both body styles in my opinion, but when it comes to performance comparing the two is just 8HP difference worth the 3K when both cars are to be considered low miles or is it more to it that just the HP when talking about the performance aspect
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It's more so the MT82. It's very notchy and since its a remote shifter set up the 2-3 shift can get sketchy
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Probably will not change anyone's opinion, but I still have to ask. The 13 is a base model GT tech package and I just found another 12 GT Premium for 3K less with only 24k miles on it. I'm just trying to get the most bang for my buck with a GT.

There are good and bad about both body styles in my opinion, but when it comes to performance comparing the two is just 8HP difference worth the 3K when both cars are to be considered low miles or is it more to it that just the HP when talking about the performance aspect

If it won't take you long to put 11,000 miles on the car yourself, I would probably be leaning more towards the '12, save 3k and get the Premium.
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I agree with grabber, I have a 12 love the front end on the 12, like the rear on the 13's.

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Get the premium; you get more and save money...lol
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I agree with grabber, I have a 12 love the front end on the 12, like the rear on the 13's.

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I agree with you on the appearance. Here another thought. In efforts to not increase my negative equity, is it worth it to go the F/I route on my Sixxer and Wait until my negative equity is lower from paying more or will F/I route just tear up a reasonably good engine. Either way I go, it's going to happen. Just trying this time to truly be informed, instead of being completely spontaneous with my purchase.
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I don't think you'll notice any difference between the power on the 12 vs 13. What you may notice is the extra 2 years of life you'll get on a car with 13k vs 39k. That's two full years of driving for me. That's more than 3k worth of difference to me.

If you're a gadget guy... then the premium model may sway toward that model.
But if you just want the GT power in a basic car and don't care about the frill, then the Base GT may be fore you.
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I agree with you on the appearance. Here another thought. In efforts to not increase my negative equity, is it worth it to go the F/I route on my Sixxer and Wait until my negative equity is lower from paying more or will F/I route just tear up a reasonably good engine. Either way I go, it's going to happen. Just trying this time to truly be informed, instead of being completely spontaneous with my purchase.


+1 I am wondering the same myself. I have been upgrading my suspension, brakes (big brakes) in preparation for FI. I also read that depending on boost level and HP I may need to upgrade to forged internals, better clutch, and single piece drive shaft. Opinions Anyone?
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There are a litany of small changes beyond the facelift but substantively, both are very similar. People have trouble document ing the eight horsepower, no surprise.

You are good on internal guts to the approximately 600 horse range, as long as you have a good tune. You're cutting you margins tight beyond that.

Personally I didn't really like the 13, so I bought a new 12 at the last day of 2011 and got a loaded Premium car deeply discounted. Could not be happier.
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Still researching. It seems as if I go with the 11 with 22K or 12 with 24K on it, even with my negative equity my monthly output would be about the same as if I got a pro Charger.

So would it be better just to get the 12GT-P with 24k on it?
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There is no defensible argument for getting yourself in a situation of being financially upside down here for a car. There is an acknowledgment that these things are a purchase of passion and that's fine but, you can't let that rule the roost. There are lots of these out there and will be in a year or two when you get more sorted financially.

I bought this car because I wanted it, yeah but, the previous vehicle I had was coming out of warranty and showing signs of distress. Plus I had a good chunk saved up to arrive at a manageable note. Best decision ever? No, because I'm starting over again and all the equity, such as it was in the previous car, is lost. However, I can afford it and the car is much better than the one it replaced. I am happy with the outcome.
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Very true. Thanks for your input
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I also bought the 2012 over the 2013, due to I like the looks better. Only thing I would of liked is the track apps. If considering a 2011 vs 2012, they're basically identical.
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My credit union considers anything under 24k miles new and the 11 has 23958 so I'm seriously considering it
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There is no defensible argument for getting yourself in a situation of being financially upside down here for a car. There is an acknowledgment that these things are a purchase of passion and that's fine but, you can't let that rule the roost. There are lots of these out there and will be in a year or two when you get more sorted financially.

I bought this car because I wanted it, yeah but, the previous vehicle I had was coming out of warranty and showing signs of distress. Plus I had a good chunk saved up to arrive at a manageable note. Best decision ever? No, because I'm starting over again and all the equity, such as it was in the previous car, is lost. However, I can afford it and the car is much better than the one it replaced. I am happy with the outcome.
OP, live for today. Tomorrow may never come. Get the car you want bro. Don't you deserve it? Don't you work hard OP? When is it your turn too treat yourself and spoiler yourself? You so owe it too yourself.
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I'd say its your "turn" when it won't require you to surrender a lot if your personal autonomy and authority to an outside force you have little control over. Getting upside down in a car or house , etc is a great way to do that.

Other than that, I agree with the sentiment.
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As you get older and realize tomorrow did get here, you will be happy you didn't put yourself in a bad financial situation yesterday. I had a lot of yesterdays, but I also plan on having many more tomorrows. Maybe I will, maybe I won't, but I would hate to get caught with my pants down later. Everyone looks at things differently, but we have to be prepared to deal with our decisions.
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