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I always thought the '94-04 cars were butt ugly. The '03-04 Cobra is the only one that is even livable as far as appearance goes, and it's nice that it can support ~800rwhp with most of the stock drivetrain.

But the '11+ cars are so much better in every way that it's not even a contest. If you're trying to make over 700hp, get the Cobra. For daily driving and a really fast car that you don't have to treat like a garage queen, the new GTs are the way to go.


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Interior of the old stangs is absolute crap. That being said, if you can afford an interior remodel, i say terminator all the way

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Cobra has Traction Control but it pulls fuel instead of timing so most guys turn it off. I owned both and when it was time to move on from one I got rid of my 11 GT. GTs will be a dime a dozen at some point. They only made 19K 03/04 Cobras and its estimated that less than 15k of those are left. My 04 Screaming Yellow coupe is 1 of 299.

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All of us are going to like both cars. We would all have a problem pick one over the other in your shoes. No matter, you'll have a nice car. Just go with what your heart wants, not your head. Simply fact is, if you really feel you want one more then the other. If you get the one you didn't want as much, you'll just kick yourself for buying it. Been there, done that with many cars.
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The gt will be more practical for daily use as I do with mine but, IMO there is no better looking or sounding stang than the 03/04 cobra.

Get both if you can
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Tough call and depends on what you're wanting. I have one of both.

The Cobra has the unique factor going for it. Driving down the street, it will probably be the only one. The newer GT has creature comforts going for it. The interior from the Cobra versus the new GT is day and night.

Both wonderful cars --- can't go wrong either way.
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coming from someone who has never been a mustang guy...the corba is one of the ugliest body styles ever produced...that is soley my opionion and i know not everyone feels that way.

also 8 years is a crap load of time and cars usually come a very lomg ways in that amount of time.

i also think you'll never see the sort of numbers that old school cars bring on anything newer the late 70's, just wont happen i dont think. i mean kbb only shows the value of that car with 80k miles in perfect condition at 16k, they apparently are that big of a collectors item, as everyone seems to think...sure maybe the market will pay more, but thats what kbb says...also they me holding thier value better then a gt of the same age, but still losing alot and its 10 years old now...i just dont see that changing ever...just my opionion though

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My nieghbor has an 04 Cobra, with 7K on it, Looks like it just came off the show room floor and it's a nasty mofo. Smaller pully, CAI, full exhaust with O/R X pipe, custom tune, stagered setup with drag radials. He said it's putting down aroung 450whp, forget what the torque was. Nice to have the IRS too.

Road with him once, very comfortable seats, that you get slammed back into banging through the gears

If you are just going to drive it on the weekend, I say get it, like was already said, they are rare and could be worth alot more someday, and should be kept in the garage.

If your going DD, then do the GT

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