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SniperMike2008

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Buying a new mustang - A few questions
« on: July 16, 2008, 04:29:53 AM »
I previously owned a 1998 Z28 LS1 5.7 Liter V8, which I have owned now for 10 years.

I am now ready to buy a mustang since I will be giving a family member my Z28 as a graduation present when they visit next week. I expect to have my new mustang in the garage by monday which is when I will be handing the keys to my old vehicle to another family member.

I have been out of the loop for awhile, when it comes to buying new vehicles on the market. I used to read all kinds of
magazines on cars, but I haven't in a long time since I bought my Z28.

I like the look of a 2008 mustang, but I am not sure which one I should get: so my question to you is....
If you could get any mustang which would you get?

-Mustang GT modified with a cervini C5 body kit and finally a wicked sounding bassani X-Pipe exhaust
-Shelby GT500 modified with a cervini ram air hood and cervini C5 body kit and finally a wicked sounding bassani X-Pipe exhaust
-Roush Stage 3 with wicked sounding Bassani X-Pipe
-Roush 427R with Bassani X-Pipe
-Roush Blackjack


You can hear the bassani exhaust here:
http://www.bassani.com/new_products/8/
Oh, yeah listen to that! :)

I'm not a fan of stripes and decals so the first thing I would do is buy a black 427R, and have the white decals and stripes removed from the hood and doors. Tint the windows black and put a bassani sticker on the rear window.

Which is better a stage 3 or a 427R?
I keep my vehicles alot longer than most people do, so I need to choose wisely on which mustang I get.
I need help by seeing which one most people would prefer to buy.

Please also be advised that I need an answer quick as I am visiting a roush dealer today!

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Re: Buying a new mustang - A few questions
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2008, 04:37:22 AM »
That's like asking if you prefer vanilla or chocolate ice cream.  If you want to keep that Mustang for a long time and get some money for it after 10 years or so, then the Shelby 500 would be your choice, but IMO it's not worth the 40 grand price.   Taking off the stripes can be done, but why? 

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Re: Buying a new mustang - A few questions
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008, 05:14:14 AM »
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the Shelby 500 would be your choice, but IMO it's not worth the 40 grand price.

Would you say the roush's are worth their value?

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Taking off the stripes can be done, but why?



This looks very nice: Stage 3


And this was what got me looking at roush in the first place: Blackjack


I put a red box around what I don't like about the 427R. Its something I would have to remove.
Double click the image to see the red box



I guess I would keep the single stripe on the hood, but the other thing would have to go.

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Re: Buying a new mustang - A few questions
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2008, 05:25:54 AM »
Yeah, that 427 stripe on the side looks cheesey.  That's like advertising.  We old Mustangers like to hide our power with a plain Jane looking body.  I like my 03 Mach1 with the single black stripe down the hood but nothing more, and I prefer nothing on my 65 except the original color of paint with no stripes. 

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Re: Buying a new mustang - A few questions
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008, 10:43:58 AM »
 Yes, it's hard to tell you what Mustang would be the best for you but the Shelby GT500 would certainly be the best investment if you plan to sell it in 10 years.
 Is it worth its price? Certainly not but. With all the aftermarket parts available you can build a better car that will fit your needs for cheaper but with a Shelby, you will drive a car with a legendary name. It's also the only one that will keep it's current value if not more down the road. If you can afford a Shelby GT500, go for it  :D

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Re: Buying a new mustang - A few questions
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2008, 05:57:36 PM »
Whats important: The best handling and performance
-Roush Stage 3 Mustang (Dealer has tons of these)
-Roush 427R or 428R Mustang (Dealer has each of these on the lot)
-Roush Blackjack (dealer has one of these on the lot)
-Roush P-51A 510HP and 510 Torque Mustang (Two on the lot)

I am not sure which of these performs the best overall. I cannot find a single review of P-51A anywhere on the net, but its been out since 2007 according to web information.

Then of course there is always option five:
Regular old Mustang GT Black modded out to match performance of all the cars above.

Whats not important: Someones custom signature anywhere on the car

The only reason I was looking at roush and shelby at first was because their overall performance is higher.
I also found out that alot of insurance companies will not insure a roush  :o.

I read somewhere that the Shelby is ford built, but it isn't actually designed by SHELBY. It only carries carol shelby's name for advertising purposes which means nothing to me. Resale value isn't something I am worried about.

I just want to get the best Mustang that has great handling and performance. I doubt I'll mod it out until years later which is why I want it to perform well at stock. Which is why I am looking at buying a high performance mustang!

I just do not know which one handles and performs the best overall.

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Re: Buying a new mustang - A few questions
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2008, 07:10:25 PM »
The proof is in the pudding.  Test drive all of them and then decide for yourself which one performs the best.  I'll bet they all will put a smile on your face.   ;D

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Re: Buying a new mustang - A few questions
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2008, 02:54:43 AM »
well it worth whatever you will pay for it. i think out of all of them id go for the shelby just for nostalgia.

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Re: Buying a new mustang - Mustang has been selected
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2008, 04:30:35 AM »
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We old Mustangers like to hide our power with a plain Jane looking body

As you can see above the plain jane blackjack is what caught my eye first, but I really like the
stage 3 striped so I am going with that only.

What made me choose the P-51A is the fact its more setup for the TVS2300 supercharger than say a stage 3 or 427.
The engine in a P-51A has been tweaked alot more than a 427R.

My Unique Mustang
Its a unique remake because nobodyelse has it, so its perfect and I love the appearance.  ;D
-Roush P-51A 510HP and 510 Foot Lbs of Torque

Mods:
First I will make the P-51A look exactly like this:

That gunmetal grey and green just doesn't work for me. The badges will also be replaced to look like a normal stage 3, but I am keeping the back badge on the rear bumper area that says P51.
The 510HP writing will be replaced with 700HP writing thats on the hood. The roushcharger and text around the hood will also need to be replaced once it goes black.

Now for the specific mods I am adding:
#1 - TVS2300 Supercharger (Brings the vehicle to 700HP and 510 Torque)
#2 - Roush 427R Trakpak Spoiler installed (Isn't this one sweet looking spoiler

#3 - Window Tinting (5% rear, 20% driver/passenger)
#4 - Blue tint fog lights and PIAA 9000KM Headlights

Unique to any other roush out there

I am keeping the stock exhaust since the bassani wouldn't sound right at all with a supercharger whine.


 

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