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Sometimes it's about more than just quarter mile times. The gt350 has it all, as outlined by other posters above.
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Me waiting has a tad bit too do with getting some extra cash together for a larger down payment. It also has too do with me waiting for a point to come off of my driving record. My insurance is $244 a month right now and I know that GT350 is going too be at an even higher rate.

The starting point is going to be around $53k with what appears too be a few options that can add another $2300-5000. If you get one fully loaded you're going too be around $58k just on the sticker toss tax and license into the mix and you'll be lucky to get out the door under $63k in CA.

If I purchase one I'll be happy if I can get out the door under $65k. We'll see where I am at in a year or so but I'm foaming at the mouth over the GT350.

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Me waiting has a tad bit too do with getting some extra cash together for a larger down payment. It also has too do with me waiting for a point to come off of my driving record. My insurance is $244 a month right now and I know that GT350 is going too be at an even higher rate.

The starting point is going to be around $53k with what appears too be a few options that can add another $2300-5000. If you get one fully loaded you're going too be around $58k just on the sticker toss tax and license into the mix and you'll be lucky to get out the door under $63k in CA.

If I purchase one I'll be happy if I can get out the door under $65k. We'll see where I am at in a year or so but I'm foaming at the mouth over the GT350.
I said the same thing about the real cost even without markup on another thread a few months back. A few guys jumped all over me about it. This is basically what happened with my order. Good luck! I hope you get it.

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Me waiting has a tad bit too do with getting some extra cash together for a larger down payment. It also has too do with me waiting for a point to come off of my driving record. My insurance is $244 a month right now and I know that GT350 is going too be at an even higher rate.

The starting point is going to be around $53k with what appears too be a few options that can add another $2300-5000. If you get one fully loaded you're going too be around $58k just on the sticker toss tax and license into the mix and you'll be lucky to get out the door under $63k in CA.

If I purchase one I'll be happy if I can get out the door under $65k. We'll see where I am at in a year or so but I'm foaming at the mouth over the GT350.
You will probably be lucky to get one for MSRP. The stealers have a bad habit of sticking a 10k + "Market value" increase on special models.

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I am done doing track days and have owned some terrific track day cars. None have been my favorite street car just too track orientated. I don't care for the front of the GT350, don't need or care about 8000 rpm red line, and don't want to spend that much money. So for less money I can have a better street car that will cream a GT 350 at any speed at the drop of a hat for less money. Yup SC GT for me.
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If you had a choice between a GT350 and a Super Charged GT

Everyone who is bashing the GT350 is just in denial that they can't afford it. Oh, but bla bla I'll mod my GT to make it cream that 350!' when it comes down to it, you'll pull up to the light and the GT350 owner is going to look over and still laugh. A stock car that is badass is always cooler than an equivalent cheaper model that is modded up to compensate. It's like buying fake breasts, some people are okay with it but I would rather just have a chick that was blessed from the factory (God) with huge breasts.
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Everyone who is bashing the GT350 is just in denial that they can't afford it. Oh, but bla bla I'll mod my GT to make it cream that 350!' when it comes down to it, you'll pull up to the light and the GT350 owner is going to look over and still laugh. A stock car that is badass is always cooler than an equivalent cheaper model that is modded up to compensate. It's like buying fake breasts, some people are okay with it but I would rather just have a chick that was blessed from the factory (God) with huge breasts.
Here's the real difference between the regular supercharged GT and the 350. If you buy a 350 ,you can't drive it or enjoy it the way you can the GT. You'll lose a lot more in resale, if you drive the 350 and heaven forbid it shows any wear, you can't resale it for anything near what you'll want for it. You can't get close to the return on the investment you made. IOW you buy it, take it home and mostly look at it. OTOH you can have a lotta fun with a supercharged GT and still make somebody happy the day you sale it. Not to mention the grins and giggles when you blow by those that look down on you.
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Here's the real difference between the regular supercharged GT and the 350. If you buy a 350 ,you can't drive it or enjoy it the way you can the GT. You'll lose a lot more in resale, if you drive the 350 and heaven forbid it shows any wear, you can't resale it for anything near what you'll want for it. You can't get close to the return on the investment you made. IOW you buy it, take it home and mostly look at it. OTOH you can have a lotta fun with a supercharged GT and still make somebody happy the day you sale it. Not to mention the grins and giggles when you blow by those that look down on you.

Man I agree with you, that is a good point. If it was this particular car though, I would want to keep it forever. I would drive it to the ground and see how long the engine lasted, and when/if I blow it, I would have it rebuilt stronger. We have the coyote 351 stroker or whatever, imagine what the aftermarket is going to come up with for the bottom end on the voodoo engine. Let's put even bigger cams, port the stock heads, all the goodies, I'm thinking a 9,000 rpm redline now. (in my dreams). 908ssp, I know you know how to build a car. Imagine your touch with the top dog stock performer.
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If you had the choice between a GT350 or a fully loaded GT Premium with a super charger what route would you go? Why would you pick that vehicle?
No contest -GT350. I think a factory car will always be worth more than a modified one.

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No contest -GT350. I think a factory car will always be worth more than a modified one.
This is sort of an apples to oranges comparison. The question is which one can you drive and enjoy daily? Are you buying as an investment and occasional rider? Which one can you park anywhere and not worry who will door ding it and ruin the cars value with paint work and repair? Which one can you take out Sat night and play with without fear of breaking your investment? Where do you park the GT 350 on Sunday while you're in Wal Mart sweating bullets somebody will scratch the GT 350 in the parking lot? Would you drive the 350 daily and rack up miles killing the value of the car?

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This is sort of an apples to oranges comparison. The question is which one can you drive and enjoy daily? Are you buying as an investment and occasional rider? Which one can you park anywhere and not worry who will door ding it and ruin the cars value with paint work and repair? Which one can you take out Sat night and play with without fear of breaking your investment? Where do you park the GT 500 on Sunday while you're in Wal Mart sweating bullets somebody will scratch the GT 500 in the parking lot? Would you drive the 500 daily and rack up miles killing the value of the car?
Doesn't matter, whether used as a daily driver or sitting as a garage queen, the GT 350 promises to be the better investment. Of course this assumes that the dealers don't rape you with excessive additional mark up.

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This is sort of an apples to oranges comparison. The question is which one can you drive and enjoy daily? Are you buying as an investment and occasional rider? Which one can you park anywhere and not worry who will door ding it and ruin the cars value with paint work and repair? Which one can you take out Sat night and play with without fear of breaking your investment? Where do you park the GT 500 on Sunday while you're in Wal Mart sweating bullets somebody will scratch the GT 500 in the parking lot? Would you drive the 500 daily and rack up miles killing the value of the car?
To answer a few of your questions: Cars are not an investment. You can drive anything on a daily basis depending on where you live as far as climate. I don't take my GT500 to WalMart. There are morons all over the country that will vandalize cars and they don't care what car you drive. And I stay home on Saturday night unless I'm working.

The OP asked which one would you pick? There isn't anything wrong with either choice. After owning eight other Mustangs since 1986, I felt like buying one that I would drive when I wanted to instead of when I had to drive it. That comes with working for over 40 years and at times, like now, having three jobs. The GT350 will be an interesting car to own. And someone else mentioned that the car would not be a comfortable daily ride. How do you know? I could drive my GT500 every day. It is comfortable to me. The GT350 will be as comfortable as you want to make it.

There are owners who modify and lower their suspension, install exhausts that violate local and state ordinances, and add horsepower by various means. Are these cars more comfortable after the mods? Most seem to think they are, or they have to say so to justify all of the money they just spent on the car. Taking a $35,000 Mustang GT and adding a supercharger and other mods will have a total cost in the neighborhood of $55,000 after the fact unless you do all of the work yourself. Not many can or will do this themselves. Another $5000 financed above this price will possibly get you the 2016 GT350.

And again, cars are not an investment. I would have had to buy my GT500, find somewhere to store it for 30+ years and never ever drive it and gamble on whether the car will be worth either $10,000 or $1,000,000. The other alternative is to drive it. Whether you have a V6, a GT, a GT500, Boss 302 or the upcoming GT350 the cars are meant to be driven. You buy what you can afford and drive it. After working for a while and increasing your income there are opportunities to purchase higher end cars. That's why you see old guys like me driving new GT500's, Vettes, etc. Don't be envious, look forward to it. Life is too short to worry about investing in a thing that you pump gasoline into. Just my $.02!

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Agreed, most cars are not investments you expect to make money on, but they are investments just the same.

I should rephrase my comment in post #26 to say that regardless how you use the car, I think the GT 350 will retain better re-sale than a modified GT. I for one would consider a used modified GT less valuable, re-sale wise, than a stock GT, let alone a stock GT 350. You just never know how well the mods were done, how long the fuse still is, or what problems they may present for smog and equipment inspections.

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Peter is spot on, in my personal opinion.

The 2 cars are going to be completely different driving experiences. In my personal opinion a super charged 5.0 can be just as nice of a car as a GT350. The 5.0 will lack the prestige the Shelby Cobra has. But it will be a faster car. One can also adjust suspension rims and so on..

The Shelby Cobra is going too provide Prestige. It will also provide a unique platform with the 5.2L. It's still an extremely fast vehicle as well.

Even with firm suspension I'll be fine with it. My 350z had extremely stiff suspension. I also had 19 inch rims on it with extremely low profile tires (can't remember what it was off the top of my head). The ride was extremely rough you felt every bump.

The main reason I asked is because of the 2 complete driving experiences and both would be fun to the drive. I'd love too have both but simply can't afford it.

Just like Peter I'm working 2 jobs so I can have this. 70 hours a week at my business and 20 hours part time for a friend. All of the part time income is going towards my vehicle fund.

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