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Old 08-01-2018, 02:18 PM
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Have recently owned both with manuals - sold them and considering getting one of them again-- real sellers remorse. Am a Porsche 911 guy also.
Both markets- vet/mustang-- in disarray- too many cars on ground and receding demand.
I know this a Vette forum but curious as to thoughts about either car. For me both represent the muscle car era.
I actually just traded in my Ď18 GT350 ( #J0004 ) , Black no stripes , for a new Ď17 Grand Sport , manual , 2LT , Black no stripes , over the weekend . Let me tell you , Iím walking on air . So excited about being back in a GS . ( owned a 2010 - guess what color combo ) for 8 years , traded for the Shelby in January . I bought the GT350 because , yes , itís an incredible machine and a crazy experience every time I drive . Loud , fast , awesome . It rumbles , barks , and screams and it feels like itís about to explode at high rpm , and thatís all great ! Itís just that Iím 47 now and I wanted the high tech luxury of the Vette , with itís low end torque , higher build quality , sophisticaton , lower weight , and all around bad *** looks and sexy styling .
I saw that the dealers now have 17s , 18s , and 19s on the lots at the same time so I decided now was a good time to deal - and thatís exactly what I got ! Super happy !

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Old 08-01-2018, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by arm View Post
Have recently owned both with manuals - sold them and considering getting one of them again-- real sellers remorse. Am a Porsche 911 guy also.
Both markets- vet/mustang-- in disarray- too many cars on ground and receding demand.
I know this a Vette forum but curious as to thoughts about either car. For me both represent the muscle car era.
Wait for the GT500 to come out and then decide.
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Old 08-01-2018, 03:44 PM
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Yeah but that GT350 is a very impressive machine. My best friend has a 2017 and on our last group cruise through the winding mountain roads in WV it laid the hammer down! Realistically itís a great car and Iím a Corvette homer. The sound from that engine/exhaust is amazing.
Both are destination vehicles in their own right but the stang exhaust is one of the best sounds ever.....interesting how Ford is walking away from almost all of their car models (the Mustang and one other model I can't recall will be the only two cars produced by Ford until they come back in EV models)Ö...
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Old 08-01-2018, 04:12 PM
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Is the Vette really higher build quality than the GT350? The Mustangs I've seen seem to be put together really well, with nice paint and gaps.
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Both are destination vehicles in their own right but the stang exhaust is one of the best sounds ever.....interesting how Ford is walking away from almost all of their car models (the Mustang and one other model I can't recall will be the only two cars produced by Ford until they come back in EV models)Ö...
Pretty sure the other car Fird will retain is the Focus. GM is also considering dropping several sedans that have weak demand.

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Old 08-01-2018, 06:47 PM
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Itís just too pedestrian in a field of sporty cars.

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Old 08-01-2018, 06:54 PM
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well, whichever you finally bring home, let us know...
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Old 08-01-2018, 06:57 PM
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Your choice my friend -- we here might be a bit biased!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-01-2018, 08:20 PM
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Could have what, 3 different color Mustangs GT350 for the price of this car?
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Especially this one: Which slides the GT350 to the back of the pack when comparing Automobils.

Could have what, 3 different color Mustangs GT350 for the price of this car?

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Old 08-01-2018, 09:28 PM
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Could have what, 3 different color Mustangs GT350 for the price of this car?
...and, yes you can! But they are still just Mustangs.


I like Mustangs, ALL Mustangs. If cars were shoes, I would have a pair of Mustangs, three P cars, four Vettes and for the formal occasions, an Aston Vanquish S. But we all know people with wardrobes like that are not present on forums like this. So I'll settle for a plain ole C7 Grand Sport.
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Old 08-02-2018, 12:06 AM
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All these cars mentioned suck, now back to my Toyota Prius forum.
I just figured if you were a well rounded auto enthusiast you'd have one of each. Doesn't everybody?





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Old 08-02-2018, 01:31 AM
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I just figured if you were a well rounded auto enthusiast you'd have one of each. Doesn't everybody?

Talk about the odd couple.....
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I have driven both.. My take:

Mustang GT350
Pros
  • Motor/exhaust were pure heaven, VERY fun on the street. Only motor that comes close to that sort of wild bark is a c7z.
Cons
  • Motor oil consumption issues
  • No HUD (the car really felt like it should have had it, it's 2018)
  • Parking brake in worst spot possible (this applies to all newer gen mustangs tho). It's right under your right arm when driving.. so dumb
  • Car felt heavy while driving.. didnt feel as nimble as c7
  • Some back bumper fitments arent very good.. kind of hit or miss on the particular car
  • The cloth recaros are difficult to get in and out of the car cuz the high edge on the bottom of the seat. The leather seat package is very difficult to find on a car for sale.
C7GS
Pros
  • Proven design with great performance and reliability. The track performance #'s punch way above this car's price point
  • Definitely drives like the car feels lighter than the GT350; I could really feel the lower center of gravity in the c7 platform
  • I love the HUD hockey stick design and gauge cluster hockey stick design setting.
  • Easy entry/exit seat setting. I'm 5'6", so it's nice to have the seat move for me to get in easier. Usually need the seat pretty far forward to push in clutch all the way.
  • The front cameras are AWESOME and very practical. Wish all sports cars had them
  • PDR is pretty cool
  • Removable roof
Cons
  • Seems too tame on the street.
  • Lots of people bending stock rims, which is a shame because I like how the stock rims look.
  • The paint issues @ bumper edges.
The car I liked more right off showroom floor:
Mustang GT350

The car I would actually buy:
C7z

You know, I am fine with the c7gs speed/acceleration for the street but it's lacking the WILD X factor for me personally.. Felt too tame..Maybe if the c7gs had an aftermarket axle back exhaust on it, it would change my impression tho. If I could find an axle back exhaust that would get close to that wild c7z bark exhaust that the c7z has under WOT, I would be fine with the c7gs. But that's probably impossible to get the c7gs to sound like a c7z @ WOT.. probably has to do with the supercharger and higher overall power.. So I'll personally probably end up buying a used c7z in a few years.

Obviously the c7gs is faster than the GT350 on a track but in reality, who cares? What car is more fun to drive on the street? I think that's the question people should care about more; people pay too close attention to track times. So for me personally.. it was more of a trade of c7z vs GT350 (as odd as that might sound).Even though I think the GT350 is the more fun/$ street car, I'm gunna pass on the GT350. You know why? Go take a look @ their forums. Engine problems galore. That reason alone scares me from buying one. 1quart oil/500mi is not acceptable to me, which apparently ford thinks it is.

With all that said, I vote C7gs + aftermarket axleback exhaust or C7z.
**UNLESS you want to buy a GT350 and run the risk of dealing with motor issues. (which is a shame, really)

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Old 08-02-2018, 01:41 AM
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Originally Posted by arm View Post
Have recently owned both with manuals - sold them and considering getting one of them again-- real sellers remorse. Am a Porsche 911 guy also.
Both markets- vet/mustang-- in disarray- too many cars on ground and receding demand.
I know this a Vette forum but curious as to thoughts about either car. For me both represent the muscle car era.
Why does your front page post have links to spam????

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Originally Posted by mammoth713 View Post
I have driven both.. My take:

Mustang GT350
Pros
  • Motor/exhaust were pure heaven, VERY fun on the street. Only motor that comes close to that sort of wild bark is a c7z...
My neighbor has a GT350R, which comes from the factory w/resonator deletes (GT350 has resonators). There is not a better sounding OEM exhaust IMO. My Z06 has the Corsa X-pipe and Xtremes, and while it sounds good, it cannot hold a candle to his stock R. There is no denying that Ford hit a homerun with that exhaust note.

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Old 08-02-2018, 12:57 PM
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I Googled "Mustang GT350 Oil Consumption." Holy S. I know every car has its problems, but Ford saying that 1 quart/500 miles is acceptable is nonsense.
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:02 PM
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You know, I am fine with the c7gs speed/acceleration for the street but it's lacking the WILD X factor for me personally.. Felt too tame..
To me, that's part of what makes Corvettes such a great car. On the street in ordinary driving, it drives like any other very competent automobile with great handling, acceleration, smoothness, and ride comfort. However, the second you push that right pedal with authority, it becomes a completely different car; a furious beast with power and sound to match.

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There is not a better sounding OEM exhaust IMO....There is no denying that Ford hit a homerun with that exhaust note.

I have always envied the exhaust note of both the higher-powered Mustangs and Chargers/Challengers and have wondered why my Corvette couldn't sound just as good.
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Old 08-02-2018, 02:54 PM
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I have always envied the exhaust note of both the higher-powered Mustangs and Chargers/Challengers and have wondered why my Corvette couldn't sound just as good.
I set my exhaust to Track and think it sounds great. If it's too loud for my wife, I dial it down to Tour or Stealth. I'm happy with the sound.
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Originally Posted by arm View Post
Have recently owned both with manuals - sold them and considering getting one of them again-- real sellers remorse. Am a Porsche 911 guy also.
Both markets- vet/mustang-- in disarray- too many cars on ground and receding demand.
I know this a Vette forum but curious as to thoughts about either car. For me both represent the muscle car era.
You know already (having had one) that the GT350 is the best driving/ tracking Mustang ever made (R version even more so). It is worlds apart in cornering, body roll, and putting the power down at the line vs my '14 Mustang GT.

however, it's still Vette > Mustang all the way for me.. GT350 sounds better but the look of the Vette is light years ahead...
And despite complaints from some about the Vette interior, the Mustang one leaves more to be desired...I'm too old to drive a Mustang anymore ha, but it's great if you pay $3000/year in insurance for your one car.

Can't go too wrong with a 911 but there's a price differential for anything above a base Carrera.

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