Are the 1999-2004 Mustang Gt's Better than the 1996-1998 Mustang Cobras, ?
Im talking as far as
Engine- Yes and No. It's a 4V, so it has potential, but with that potential comes a high cost for anything other than bolt-ons. You can make a 99-04 GT make the same rwhp as a 96-98 Cobra easily. Plus, the 96-98 Cobras are anemic at lower RPMs. They have to be revved to get any power out of them at all.
Suspension - They have better spring rates than the GT, but they didn't come with any special shocks or struts or swaybars or anything that would really matter, especially given the age of them now, all that crap is worn out anyways. The 13" rotors are nice, but the newer Cobra calipers are actually a bit different, and improved as well.
Rear End - Exactly the same as the GT's
Built - Same as the GT's. The 96-98 Cobras still had crappy seats, and the same interior. The convertibles still creak and have cowl shake like the GTs.
I would personally rather have a 99+ GT than a 96-98 Cobra. Less initial investment, which would leave money for mods, which would make the GT faster anyways. At the track, stock for stock, the 99+ GT and the 96-98 Cobra are side by side, it's a driver's race. You won't see the real benefit of owning a 4V until you get serious and sink some money into the older Cobras.