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Old 03-13-2018, 02:13 AM
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Is it me or does this comparison lack a certain.... Logic?

$50k mustang GT compared to a "$86K" GS. What? The Stingray (base or Z51) not valid enough to line up with a $50K Mustang GT?


https://amp.businessinsider.com/ford...parison-2018-3

The Stang GT must be the Track version? Lol

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Old 03-13-2018, 02:52 AM
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man, I remember when my 2005 Gt was new off the show room floor for 25K. Cars are getting way too damn expensive. We will see what happens in a year but I may just say screw it. 70-80K( guess) for c8, tax,lc, insurance, CA reg that has been pushed up.
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Old 03-13-2018, 05:30 AM
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The article is full of disclaimers that the two don't make for a pure head-to-head matchup except for the V8 engine specs, and that comparing the two isn’t exactly fair...

Kudos to Mustang for improving their platform by squeezing a few more ponies out of their 5.0L while the LT1/6.2 has remained unchanged.
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Old 03-13-2018, 05:31 AM
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Is it me or does this comparison lack a certain.... Logic?

$50k mustang GT compared to a "$86K" GS. What? The Stingray (base or Z51) not valid enough to line up with a $50K Mustang GT?


https://amp.businessinsider.com/ford...parison-2018-3

The Stang GT must be the Track version? Lol
This supposed test is close to bench racing as this guy never had the two cars in the same place at the same time, and they were not even comparable (coupe vs vert, manual vs auto). We are the greater fools for falling for his click bait. (On the other hand, nice photos, and we did learn that Mustang has a smaller gas tank.)
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:24 AM
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that article was a waste of a click
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:42 AM
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With online publishing the cost is cheap and time drives everything which results in the dissemination of a lot of garbage. I could easily get multiple articles published about feminine hygiene products even though I have no expertise with the subject matter.

Time for an update of Springsteen's "57 Channels (and Nuthin' On)" to celebrate the Internet with "1,000 Articles (and None Worth Readin')".
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Love the C7 and the Mustang. Glad to be around for the new Horse Power wars...
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Not quite sure how Mustang went from muscle car to sports car (as he stated several times in his article). Both are good at what they do, but in my opinion the GS absolutely fits into the "sports car" category. When I go to the Indy car race here in Detroit, the Saturday early races always have several class races. I don't remember any Mustangs, mixed in with the sports car classes. Corvettes, P cars, Vipers, Ferrari's etc. My disclaimer is only what I see. I'm sure if the Mustang really is classed as a sports car someone will enlighten me.
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C'mon guys, would anyone really click on a link or buy a mag that stated "We compare the Mustang GT to the Hyundai Elantra GT".
Corvette is king and it's profitable to compare it to whatever wannabe because that is what people want to read. Sometimes it's pathetic, but that's why these comparisons are made.
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Originally Posted by tcinla View Post
Is it me or does this comparison lack a certain.... Logic?

$50k mustang GT compared to a "$86K" GS. What? The Stingray (base or Z51) not valid enough to line up with a $50K Mustang GT?


https://amp.businessinsider.com/ford...parison-2018-3

The Stang GT must be the Track version? Lol
"The Grand Sport also packs V8 power."

I stopped reading after I read this. How can you take a Business Insider article seriously? WOW I didn't know that a Corvette has a V8. I'm willing to bet the guys writing the article don't even know what a V8 is. They probably call an engine a motor.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by tcinla View Post
Is it me or does this comparison lack a certain.... Logic?

$50k mustang GT compared to a "$86K" GS. What? The Stingray (base or Z51) not valid enough to line up with a $50K Mustang GT?


https://amp.businessinsider.com/ford...parison-2018-3

The Stang GT must be the Track version? Lol
I mean, he says it right there in the second paragraph:

"So I decided to make this more of an engine-on-engine contest, which led me from the 460-horsepower 5.0-liter Mustang V8 to the 460-horsepower 4.6-liter V8 under the hood of the redoubtable Corvette Grand Sport."

Give the guy a break, he probably wasn't provided with a Stingray in the comparison. GM has no interest in marketing their least-expensive vette.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by mdiiulio View Post
Give the guy a break, he probably wasn't provided with a Stingray in the comparison. GM has no interest in marketing their least-expensive vette.
Isn't the Grand Sport a 460HP Stingray with Z06 body/suspension?
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:44 AM
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This will now get REALLY INTERESTING !!

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that article was a waste of a click
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Mustangs are a great first car. Perfect car for teenagers and 20 year olds.
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ClickBait (The Uban Dictionary):

"It's a link which entices you to click on it. The "bait" comes in many shapes and sizes, but it is usually intentionally misleading and/or crassly provocative. Clicking will inevitably cause disappointment."

I'd like to add a comma followed by "and volumes of posts in online forums". I took the bait. Please close this thread.

P.S.

But, at least they could have used a Stingray... More inline price-wise with the same engine.


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Originally Posted by ImpliedConsent View Post
Isn't the Grand Sport a 460HP Stingray with Z06 body/suspension?
Personally I would say a Stingray is a Stingray and a Z06 is actually a Z06. Therefore a Grand Sport is just a Grand Sport. But I'm sure others will try and disagree.
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Ridiculous article, not worth any debate.
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I saw this write up last night and laughed when they said you could only fit a duffel bag in the corvette. How can you compare a convertibles trunk space to that of a coupe? The whole write up was flawed and faulty made me laugh. However If I was buying a pony car I would choose the mustang over the Camaro.
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