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2010 Mustang GT500 or 2011 Mustang GT

I'm having trouble on deciding whether I should trade my car in and get a 2010 GT500 for around 46k, or trade it in and get a 2011 GT. I would of gotten a 2011 GT500, but I was too late, what's made is made, and apparently the exact set-up is hard to find per Mark from PriceFord.

So, I'm thinking 2010 GT500, but wonder how much my insurance would increase for a brand new car, along with the fact that it's supercharged...

A 2011 GT, because the coyote is beast

But honestly, my heart yearns for a GT500; but I'm most definitely open to suggestions.

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The GT500 engine has already proven itself reliable and capable of a lot of power. You could easily increase horsepower with a pulley swap and other things. And the engine would handle it all.

The new 5.0 has not been around long enough to prove itself reliable yet. Sure it's brand new technology, but it has a high compression. There's a few companies already developing supercharger and turbo kits for them, but again it comes down to proven reliability.

With that said, I would go with the GT500.


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I needed to hear that... or in this case, read it...

Now, hmm.... 2010 GT500 black with satin black racing stripes, or 2010 GT500 black with grey or silver racing stripes...:laughlitt

I prefer Black with red, but they aren't there (the combination I wanted from 2011 GT500) --only 2011 GT500's get the option of black with colorado red racing stripes w/ ingot silver (requiring the SVT performance package)

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In my opinion, the 2011 GT is the better value. If you get a manual with 3.73 rear end, the stock performance will not be that much slower than the GT 500. Also, the 2011 GT handles better than the 2010 GT 500. I hear the handling on the 2011 GT 500 is improved, but I haven't driven one, so I can't comment on that. I can on the 2010 GT 500. I wasn't impressed for the money. At least not enough to warrant getting one over the 2011 GT.
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Test drive them both and see which one you like better.

My opinion is I would 100% get the GT500 over the '11 GT. No question about that one.

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as far as the insurance goes hopefully u wont be using it as a daily driver and if thats the case claim it as a pleasure vehicle it will not be as bad as you think. unless your really young of course lol. i have mine as a pleasure vehicle stated value and my insurance is 124 a month and I'm 31.

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Ouch. $124/mo. still sounds high. My 5.0 is only $650/year. I did price a GT 500 and it was higher by about $200/year.
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No question.....get the 2011 GT. If $$ was no object and the choice was between the 2011 GT500 and 2011 GT, then maybe the GT500. But the 2010 model is a pig and really offers nothing the 2011 GT can't match except the extra weight of the GT500 and it handles worse and it's bloated price.

The 2011 GT500 has less weight and better suspension. But I'd say 2011 GT all the way hands down.
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The 2010 Shelby, is it new or used? Depending on the options on the car ie electronics package, HIDs etc. you may have a good deal but if it's base model, the loaded 2011 GT may be a better way to get the options you want for around 42k max. Plus if you are looking for OEM performance, everyone knows that the 5.0 is neck and neck with the 2010 Shelby. As far as the the insurance, that will of course depend on age, driving record and experience. I have three muscles in the garage and I pay $250 per month, me being 33, the wife is 40 and the kid is 18. I would estimate we pay about $80 or so for the 2010 Shelby

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So you are saying that there is basically zero difference in performance from '11 5.0 to the GT500? Maybe I've been drinking the Shelby cool aid but I can't seem to find anything to support that? Are you just talking straight 0-60 times?

Not trying to start a fight or anything. I have an 05 GT and have been saving to purchase a GT500 next year. I test drove both '11 5.0 and a GT500 and felt that GT500 was a much better performing car. But if there was something I missed I would rather know and make an informed purchase.

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So you are saying that there is basically zero difference in performance from '11 5.0 to the GT500? Maybe I've been drinking the Shelby cool aid but I can't seem to find anything to support that? Are you just talking straight 0-60 times?

Not trying to start a fight or anything. I have an 05 GT and have been saving to purchase a GT500 next year. I test drove both '11 5.0 and a GT500 and felt that GT500 was a much better performing car. But if there was something I missed I would rather know and make an informed purchase.
Again, the 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 and the 2010 Shelby GT500 are just about neck and neck as far as performance numbers. I'm not sure if you thought I said 2011 5.0 and 2011 GT500 or not but that is not what I said or meant. I've driven the cars as well and honestly if someone was in the 2011 5.0 and caught me with my guard down in my 2010 GT500 on the street, I may get taken.

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Ouch. $124/mo. still sounds high. My 5.0 is only $650/year. I did price a GT 500 and it was higher by about $200/year.
That is an amazing rate. $55 a month is worth me switching insurance companies. How old are you by the way?

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why not get a 2008 GT 500 for about $30K? Tons of low milage units around...with the money you save you could put a 4.0 whipple on it and make 750rwhp...bye bye 5.0
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Too old! No, I'm 41. And, I have multiple cars on my policy, so that helps. What surprised me was twofold. One, my 2011 GT is actually cheaper to insure than my 2010 GT was and my Chrysler 300C is much more expensive than either. Go figure.
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You can still order a 2011 GT500. A friend of mine just placed his order today for a Race Red with SVT option and Ford excepted the order.


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