Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Western MA
My 2014 GT500 hasn't even turned 17,000 miles yet. I drove it today, and I still like it a lot! I did not pay an ADM for it. I have told this story before: I was looking for a 2013 GT500 and dealers wanted between $15,000-20,0000 above the sticker. So I ordered my 2014 for sticker price. Being patient is an admirable quality...which most of us don't have including me at times.
$100,000 for a GT500? I wouldn't pay for it. The other issue is that there is no manual option. So, marketing is for those who either don't mind having the automatic, or Ford is bending to those who want a performance car and not have to actually know how to drive one. I'm not sure what they are thinking. Many younger drivers, but not here on AFM, are not interested in performance cars like this 2020 GT500 in the bigger scheme of things. And the roads are so bad all over the country, that buying a performance car has lost it's intrigue in many sections of the county. Here in Western MA, the roads still suck after they did their usual mediocre job of patch repair. I seem to be one of the few people here who actually drives a car each day. My daily driver is a 2016 Fusion and I drive through a sea of SUV's. After playing golf yesterday, I appeared to have one of the few cars in the parking lot, the others were pickup trucks and SUV's.
We shall see if the $25,000 markup on the 2020 holds up.
2014 Shelby GT500:Delivered 4/3/13, Black/Black stripes/Black interior, SVT Track Package, SVT Performance Package, JLT Oil Seperator, FRPP Resonator Delete, Syntha Max blue air filter, Revan Racing shifter bushing, Michelin PSS tires, Lloyd GT500 mats, and yes the stock Shelby seats.