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GT350 to start at $53,000?

I'll cross my fingers but I won't hold my breath.

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Dealers will mark it up a lot remember when GT500 first came out

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Dealers will mark it up a lot remember when GT500 first came out
No doubt, however that markup dropped off after the initial wave died down. As it will after the GT350 has been out for a year or two.

I'd love to be able to pick up a sub-$55,000 GT350 in 2017. However, a $60,000+ MSRP is too rich for me. It's nice to grab on to a small piece of cautious optimism, but I just don't know that it's likely.
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I can't see the GT350 being only about $3000 above a loaded GT. And not all dealers are greedy, although there are more than there should be.

I'm sure that the same issue, as with the GT 500's, will be that there are only a few allotments per dealership. My guess is that $59,000 is a more realisticaly conservative price at MSRP.

If there are GT350's available and the sticker is bypassed by $10-15,000 look for a dealer that will get it at sticker or less for you. PM me and I'll tell you who I dealt with on the GT500. There is no reason to be gouged by a dealership.

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Where are you finding a $50,000 GT? The best I could come up was a little more than $45,000.

Like I said before, a $53,000 GT350 would be nice but I'm not holding my breath. It will be interesting to see what the base model comes with vs the "R" model.
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Where are you finding a $50,000 GT? The best I could come up was a little more than $45,000.

Like I said before, a $53,000 GT350 would be nice but I'm not holding my breath. It will be interesting to see what the base model comes with vs the "R" model.
Ford website: coupe is almost $47,000 and the convertible is around $49,000 loaded. I highly doubt that a GT350 will be under $53,000. If your dreams come true, have fun with it. It will be a great car. If you think that a z/28 competitor will come in at $23,000 under that price tag, well...


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Ford website: coupe is almost $47,000 and the convertible is around $49,000 loaded. I highly doubt that a GT350 will be under $53,000. If your dreams come true, have fun with it. It will be a great car. If you think that a z/28 competitor will come in at $23,000 under that price tag, well...
Have you actually read what I've posted or are you just picking out parts of it? I'm as skeptical as the next person. Nor am I the first person to post rumor mill information.

For the record, $53,000-$47,000 does not equal $3,000.
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From Evolution Performance: Ford will ‘start’ the new Shelby GT350 at $52,995, according to Ford sources. Official pricing is yet to be announced, but we have also learned that you can expect to fork out another $2,995 for the ‘Tech’ package
Wow! That's really close to the 55K price my dealer buddy quoted, the same price that people were saying came from being "under a rock".
With production numbers fairly high and the ability to spec and order your own, dealer markups will be pretty short lived.

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I'm curious what the tech package is. I wouldn't be surprised if the magnetic shocks are part of that option.
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You are probably right. As the user of Koni Yellows, I'm wondering if the mag-shocks are overkill for the street, because the Konis sure are.

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It's hard to say. I've never been in a car with them. Although, some Corvettes have been using them for several years.

I have the same shock and spring setup as you and it can get a bit stiff at times commuting 70 miles a day but I've done it for 65,000 miles. If I do decide to jump in for a GT350 it wouldn't get driven nearly as much so a potentially stiffer ride wouldn't bother me very much.
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It would be interesting if the tech package includes a head-up display.
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I'd go to $65,000 with options.

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I'm curious what the tech package is. I wouldn't be surprised if the magnetic shocks are part of that option.
The new GT350 is reported to have a "track pack" option:

"Fender vents, an angled-forward grille, a high-pressure engine air intake, and front-brake cooling ducts are additional functional improvements that all factor into this model’s performance.With the Track Pack, the GT350 also includes an engine oil cooler and transmission cooler."

That may be where the magnetic shocks will be added. No reported price for that - that I have seen.

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You are probably right. As the user of Koni Yellows, I'm wondering if the mag-shocks are overkill for the street, because the Konis sure are.
The nice thing about the "magnetic shocks" is that they change both the "compression" and the "rebound" stiffness. Depending on the "driver control," that may allow a true "comfort setting" for city streets. Although the KONI Yellows are adjustable in rebound, they are fixed in compression. And, their compression stiffness is much greater then a stock GT. So the "street ride" gets rougher, even with "rebound" set to maximum soft.

My new 2015 Challenger SRT 392 has fully adjustable dampers (compression and rebound) from the computer screen in the cabin (Street, Sport, Track). Because the compression is also adjusted for "Street," it has a really comfortable street ride. On "Track," it is really hugging the road - and expecting a rather smooth surface. Sport is in between. So I think the "magnetic ride" could be a nice improvement over KONI Yellows for people that primarily drive their Mustangs on "real city streets" - like I do my 2015 Challenger SRT 392.

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