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Old 10-19-2005, 03:48 PM   #1
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Which car do I get?

I am going to be graduating very soon from college and getting a job. I will be looking to spend 28k~ or maybe 30k for a new car. Tell me which car you think I should consider and why. Not just cuz "it awsome" or "cool" but really why lol. The car will be a weekend car that I want to be able to daily drive with out issues.
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Old 10-19-2005, 03:51 PM   #2
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03-04 Cobra with KB
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Re: Which car do I get?

I am very biased but I will give my .02 anyhow. I think you should go with an 04 cobra. In fact, I would say go for either a Comp Orange cobra or a Mystic. Both are not made in high numbers. They will be collectors. They have plenty of power in stock form and room to grow if the urge hits you. There is a back seat big enough for kids under 5 (or 4 friendly adults). You are a mustang guy and you have mentioned many times how much to love the 03/04s. It sounds like you would be very happy with one. They can be found for under 28k with and without a KB/Whipple, and by the time you buy they could be around 25k or less as well.

My vote...03/04 cobra.
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Re: Which car do I get?

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My vote...03/04 cobra.
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Re: Which car do I get?

if i go with an 04 i will do my VERY best to pick up a mystic, and what about vert or coupe? I am leaning toward a vert.... other suggestions are still welcome so keep them comming
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Re: Which car do I get?

03/04 cobra all the way
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Re: Which car do I get?

Now that I have rebooted. I say vert. You are like me. You aren't a much of a track guy. The vert has a lot of benefits. There will be mystics for sale when you look. I know of 2 for sale right now. Get the vert.
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I have had this body style for going on 5 years and the platform for 8.5 years lol. I have considered a new 05 gt but they dont have enough power and arnt really rare enough for me.... I wish there was a new cobra out that i could look into. I think a vert would fit me good, but who knows. Which ever i get im going to test the car out good, people do stupid things to cars lol
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I have had this body style for going on 5 years and the platform for 8.5 years lol. I have considered a new 05 gt but they dont have enough power and arnt really rare enough for me.... I wish there was a new cobra out that i could look into. I think a vert would fit me good, but who knows. Which ever i get im going to test the car out good, people do stupid things to cars lol
In that case, sit on your money for a few months and get the 07 cobra.

Pros:
- Updated chassis/design
- More stock HP
- More displacement (maybe...there is a rumor from "a friend of mine" type of source floating around it will be the 4.6L...but I think that would be suicide for ford.)
- Solid rear (we know how much you love IRS )

Cons:
- Engineered to be challenging to be modded (pulley clearances, locations, etc)
- Looks like every other 05/06/07 V6 and GT on the road with just an updated hood.
- Will run you about $40k before dealer markups for a coupe.
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make sure you have a job. I was under the same impression and bought my $30k car. I was struggling a little bit for a while. I'm just glad I had $9,000 to put down to make sure my payments would be managable even during unemployment.
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true, im going to work at a job a bit to make sure I am liking where I work
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Re: Which car do I get?

id save up for a 07 cobra.

but a 03/04 would be sweet also.
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Re: Which car do I get?

Get a slightly used C5 'vette.
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i like the new vettes so much more though lol.... and the new ones are far to much
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04 cobra vert with a kb
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Get a slightly used C5 'vette.
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Re: Which car do I get?

invest the money wisely in property or a high percent mm acount and in a couple years you could buy whatever car you want.
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I have had this body style for going on 5 years and the platform for 8.5 years lol. I have considered a new 05 gt but they dont have enough power and arnt really rare enough for me.... I wish there was a new cobra out that i could look into. I think a vert would fit me good, but who knows. Which ever i get im going to test the car out good, people do stupid things to cars lol

But living with a heavier duty engine/trans/rear makes the experience entirely different...
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