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Switching from a 2013GT to a 96-98 cobra

Old 9/27/15, 12:16 AM
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Switching from a 2013GT to a 96-98 cobra

I have a 13 gt trackpack. I am thinking of replacing it with a 97-98 cobra to save money.

My concern is if I will be dissappointed in the difference.

Is there a big enough aftermarket for that engine?
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Old 9/27/15, 01:08 AM
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I sold my 03 GT with Cobra everything minus he engine. I don't think I could go back to an SN95, no matter how much I love the look of the exterior. You'd miss the creature comforts and better driving position.
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Whole different car

Only you can answer the question," If I will be dissappointed in the difference".
That being said, it is a smaller, lighter car with less HP.
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Old 9/27/15, 07:48 PM
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Switching from a 2013GT to a 96-98 cobra

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Only you can answer the question," If I will be dissappointed in the difference".
This. Apples to oranges. A 18-20 year old car doesnt easily compare to a 40k new car jn this sense. Just find one and drive it and see if you like it.

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If it were an 03-04 I'd say go for it... Otherwise...?

I think you'll beach happier with the performance of your current vehicle.
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Old 9/27/15, 09:29 PM
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Honestly I test drove a stock 03 Cobra and there's no way I would trade for my 14 GT. It felt "about as fast" and "about half the quality." But the prices on Terminators are crazy so the savings aren't realized either.

OP I know this is a Mustang forum so I don't want to bad mouth Mustangs. But, if saving money is a priority I'd honestly look at trading your Mustang for something else completely. There are vehicles with much lower costs of ownership available. Some are pretty fun as well.
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I sold my '08 Bullitt back in March and recently bought a '98 GT Convertible with 111K on it. I got the car for $2000 and it's in awesome shape. Obviously it's not as modern or fast as the Bullitt, but I love it. The insurance is half the price, I have no $360 car payment and it's still a V8 stick shift muscle car. I sold my Bullitt for $15,000. That's over 7 times what I paid for my old GT Vert. It just depends how important saving money is. For me, I'll never have a car payment again. Waste of money IMO unless you're well off and money isn't that much of an issue.
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