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Old 12-18-2006, 12:45 PM   #1
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C5 or Cobra?

I know this is a mustang forum and all, but I am going to get a new car and cant decide between a C5 or a 99+ Cobra. which is better? and just curious but whats the HP difference?
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Re: C5 or Cobra?

Corvettes are better than Mustangs, get the Vette.
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Re: C5 or Cobra?

Either get a Z06 vette or a 2003/2004 cobra. The C5's are nice, but if you are gonna go vette a Z06 is the only way to go (minus the C6's)

If its between a C5 or a 99-02 cobra go with the vette
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Corvettes are better than Mustangs, get the Vette.
that statment is 100% subjective to the definition of better along with what the car was designed for and its overall cost.

The corvette is a "better" car because it costs twice as much and is an actual sports car. The Mustang also has its goods/bads its just a matter of which you determine fits you better in the end.

If you are talking about pure straight line performance my above post stands.
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Re: C5 or Cobra?

If its not a Z06 its not worth at all, but thats just me.
But there are other things that fall into light such as the price of each 99-02 cobras go anywhere from 17-22K as the same year vettes go from 28-33K

Personally id just opt and get an 03/04 cobra then again a vettes a vette for a reason. Def tough choice wish you luck on your choice and your insurance
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Re: C5 or Cobra?

it all depends on which cobra. 99-01 cobras versus a vette, get the vette. a 03/04 cobra or a vette, im gonna say get the cobra.

make sure to test drive both before making the choice.
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Re: C5 or Cobra?

Get the Mustang.
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Re: C5 or Cobra?

I'd go C5, all the way. You all already knew that, though.
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Re: C5 or Cobra?

Standard C5's are rated at 345 horse. Z06 C5's are rated at 385 or 405, depending on year. '03-'04 Cobras are rated at 390 horse, not sure about the 1999s-2002s.
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320HP 99-01
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Re: C5 or Cobra?

I'd get the Z06 first and foremost if I could find one. Then the 03-04 Cobra. Then any regular C5. And finally the 99-01 Cobra as the last resort.
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Standard C5's are rated at 345 horse. Z06 C5's are rated at 385 or 405, depending on year. '03-'04 Cobras are rated at 390 horse, not sure about the 1999s-2002s.
This is true, but 03/04 cobras are actually around 425-430hp/tq~ (360rwhp/tq 17%~ drivetrain loss) I think Z06's are a tiny bit underrated as well from what ive heard.
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Honeslty I would go Cobra over Vette yeah the Vette has the uperhand in performance but also price and the price to add goodies to it get a bit higher as well.
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that statment is 100% subjective to the definition of better along with what the car was designed for and its overall cost.

The corvette is a "better" car because it costs twice as much and is an actual sports car. The Mustang also has its goods/bads its just a matter of which you determine fits you better in the end.

If you are talking about pure straight line performance my above post stands.
I was just joking. There is no real better car. Corvettes are better sports cars, but their probably not as easy to live with on a daily basest, and we all know the potential a Mustang has.

Being real I would get any V-8 Mustang(Except for a new GT500 - I would rather have an Chebby over a new GT500, even if it is the best Mustang ever, thats just how I feel about the car) over any POS Chebby.(Except a C6 Z06) Besides many consider Corvette owners to be small dick, big wallet people.
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Re: C5 or Cobra?

So we are the big ****ed ,small wallet people I knew being broke had one advantage
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So we are the big ****ed ,small wallet people I knew being broke had one advantage
Exactly, even Roush Mustang owners are consider to be big dick, small wallet people.
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Well we are the lucky ones I always thought those bowtie boy has something to prove now I know what it is
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Re: C5 or Cobra?

If you're not considering the z06, dont get the C5. Id even rather have a 99/01 cobra than a base vette.
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^+1, but I'm kinda Biased
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This is true, but 03/04 cobras are actually around 425-430hp/tq~ (360rwhp/tq 17%~ drivetrain loss) I think Z06's are a tiny bit underrated as well from what ive heard.

z06 = ~360rwhp
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z06 = ~360rwhp
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Z06 = ~3200 lbs.

03/04 Cobra = GT500 after taking a large ****.
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Re: C5 or Cobra?

yea the Z06 is about 350-400lbs lighter than a 03/04 cobra
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yea the Z06 is about 350-400lbs lighter than a 03/04 cobra
Everything I can find shows the curb weight for an '03 Z06 as 3100-3200 lbs. and the curb weight for an '03 Cobra as 3600-3700 lbs.
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Re: C5 or Cobra?

I don't like to compare the two, they're different cars altogether...

but they are both great options, with the vette just coming out on top. you guys already knew this but with the cobra being a ford i'd have to go with it, and not just because of the blue oval, once your used to a certain brand of car it feels like being home in the driver seat.

but thats the only reason, I think if you honestly broke all the aspects down of both cars the vette comes out to be the better car, even though its slower in the 1/4 and it cost more.. but its a better performance car.
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Re: C5 or Cobra?

the Vette is prolly the greatest car america mass produces. Its consistently the staple every other car is compared to. Anyone can smoke a honda, not everyone can smoke a vette. Same goes for euro or imports, alot of cars twice the price have trouble finding a vettes weakness, and even the Top Gear guy has to resort to using "Gas Mileage" as its only con, which 1) its really pretty good on mileage, 16mpg city and 25hwy if i recall, and 2) Vette owners could care less about it anyways.

Right now i still pick cobra, mainly due to the price range of a 03/04 cobra compared to the Vette of the same years, a cobra is gonna be about 5k cheaper. Now if you could live with spending the additional 5K for the vette, **** yeah id say go for it. If not, its not like a 03/04 term is going to be any of a let down either.
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