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Decision on GT/CS or Ordered Mustang

Here's the issue at hand...the '13 SGM GT Premium I ordered back in late September is still sitting in Michigan. I heard from one of the regional Ford managers today and he told me they would get back to me next Friday. The ETA on my car was 11/7 and no one can tell me when the car will be on a train.

Now, I did a little research today around the city to check out some other Mustangs currently in stock at dealerships. I found a Black '13 GT/CS with remote start and comfort package with an MSRP of $39,280. The '13 SGM GT Premium I ordered had an MSRP of $39,980 with the brembo package and glass roof.

The upside of getting the GT/CS...I can use the $1,500 cash back deal since the vehicle is already in stock + my graduate discount + could probably knock the price down a little more to around $34-35K. The exterior mods I was going to make on my premium are already on the GT/CS. The main mods I would end up making would be suspension, exhaust, wheels and maybe brakes later.

To sum things up, I feel like I will end up saving more money by getting a car that's already in stock, not to mention its the CS. Its in black, which was my 2nd favorite color. My plan was to go look at the vehicle in the morning, test drive it and see what kinda deal I could work out. If its a good deal, I'll call the other dealership and let them know I'm canceling.

What do you guys think? This is with me factoring in my SGM ordered Mustang probably would not be at my dealership for another few weeks.


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I would get the CS in a heartbeat! In black it looks awesome too; obviously that's what I went for hehehe...
Here is a little video I did when I tried a black 13 GT/CS, it might help your choice... Good luck, but if I was you, I'l go for it! Work on the price tho...
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I would get the CS in a heartbeat! In black it looks awesome too; obviously that's what I went for hehehe...
Here is a little video I did when I tried a black 13 GT/CS, it might help your choice... Good luck, but if I was you, I'l go for it! Work on the price tho...
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niceeeee!

if you don't mind me asking, how much were you able to get yours for?

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I got mine for a little over $35K. That's taxes included and I have HIDs, Security, and Comfort for options.


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i believe you get any rebates available when the ordered car is delivered...i dont see the 1500 going away any time soon...

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Not trying to sway you but heres one side of the argument.

You put time into placing the order, choosing particular options and colors and now because it's not here yet you want to cop out and settle for something less then what you originally wanted.
The question you have to ask yourself is,
" Is having the exact car I want/ordered worth the wait?"

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Get the GT/CS, they are much less common. I love mine.
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Its always best to get the car you wanted in the begining. Why else would you have ordered? Don't worry about the rebates they will be there when your car arrives.


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Is this even a question?

Please, C/T owners, don't freak out.

But you've ordered a Brembo/Glass roof car, exactly the color and options you want, and you would settle for a car that has a little bit of style, and would be missing a whole bunch of performance (Brembo Pkg.) because you can't be patient?

Exterior mods are pretty silly... just us kids being kids with our cars....looks and no substance.

The Brembo wheels/tires/brakes/suspension? And the Glass Roof? Those are "must-haves" in my book, that have to come from the factory.
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A CS can be moded to become a Brembo. Brembo cannot be moded to become CS.
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A CS can be moded to become a Brembo. Brembo cannot be moded to become CS.
In what way? Either can be turned into the other......and I'd bet it would be more expensive to turn a CS into a Brembo, rather than the other way around.

Oh, and no coupe can be modded into a glass-roof car.....by any sane person.
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In what way? Either can be turned into the other......and I'd bet it would be more expensive to turn a CS into a Brembo, rather than the other way around.

Oh, and no coupe can be modded into a glass-roof car.....by any sane person.
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You all make great points. Maybe I should mention this:

- I was gonna upgrade the suspension with both vehicles.
- I was gonna change the wheels and tires for each vehicle

The brembos would've had better resell value though and I would've already had the brakes, whereas I would have to buy for the CS. The CS authenticity offsets the glass roof. You don't see many. I have yet to see either one in Memphis.

So, I guess the way to look at is that on the SGM, I would virtually do the same thing to the CS but add more exterior mods. On the CS, the only additional thing I would be adding are the brakes.

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Why not just get whatever car you want?

The whole GT/CS vs Brembo crap has been going around forever. If you don't track your car, the Brembo or Track package is a waste...especially if you're doing aftermarket work to your suspension down the road. Likewise, you can turn any Mustang into a GT/CS (looking, at least) if you buy the right aftermarket parts.

Honestly, just get what you want. You can always modify it later to make it exactly what you want. Minus the glass roof of course...you should really get that from the factory because it's awesome.

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