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Old 02-23-2010, 10:52 PM
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After owning two C5's, I have decided to pursue other avenues. I do like the C6's but not as much as the C5's. And I really don't want to put 25k into a vehicle I only drive 4-5 months out of the year. With that being said, I really am starting to enjoy the looks of the newer Mustang GT's. The best part is I can get a low mile 05 for about 17-18k. I know the Vette out performs the Stang, but I am not really worried about that. More concerned with something thats comfortable, and looks/sounds good.

I am sure some people on here have owned both. So, whats your honest opinion on these as far as Price/Performance ?

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Old 02-23-2010, 10:57 PM
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My nephew has a 05 GT. Has headers intake tune and gears. I like the car. It doesnt have the speed, feel or handling of a C6 but its a hell of a car to have for the money. Hard to beat that Mustang exhaust note. I miss that since I bought a new 88 GT back then.
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:12 PM
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My nephew has a 05 GT. Has headers intake tune and gears. I like the car. It doesnt have the speed, feel or handling of a C6 but its a hell of a car to have for the money. Hard to beat that Mustang exhaust note. I miss that since I bought a new 88 GT back then.
Thanks, exactly the kind of response I was hoping for
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I love the 05-09 GTs but after a test drive I just could not get all that excited about the car. Now the 2010 GT my wife and I drove was a MUCH better driving car. All though we like the look of the 05-09 a little better. I think a good deal on a 2010 will be in the low 20's when the 2011 5.0 hits dealers. Take a test drive in both before you buy.

Compared to the Vette, the mustang is a little more transportation and little less fun or a little more car and a little less toy, but that's what some people are looking for. A short test drive will go miles for answering your question.
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:20 AM
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I'm toying with selling my 2006 GT Convertible 5-speed (auto). The paint and mods (just exhaust and intake) were done by California Concepts. It has only 12K miles, and I am the original owner. This car is Perfect and lot of fun, but I want a diesel 4x4 now. I'm looking for around $22K



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Some very good answers so far, I will echo most of the comments here.... The mustang is a car that does a little bit of everything, it has 4 seats, gets decent mileage for a V8 sports car, its fairly comfortable and has overall decent performance and I think its a good looking car (that is an opinion that all may not share). It is definately less toy and more car (great example to use BSheppard). I owned a couple of mustangs back in the early-mid 90's.... a 1992 LX 5.0 and a 1994 Cobra, loved both cars but I wanted more so in 1997 I bought my first corvette and havent looked back (on my 4th vette currently). For an all around fun/sports car at a great price I think the Mustang offers great bang for the buck. Take a good test drive and make your decision
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Originally Posted by 99 WS-7 View Post
I'm toying with selling my 2006 GT Convertible 5-speed (auto). The paint and mods (just exhaust and intake) were done by California Concepts. It has only 12K miles, and I am the original owner. This car is Perfect and lot of fun, but I want a diesel 4x4 now. I'm looking for around $22K



Nice looking car and fits the bill of what im looking for, just way to far apart.

Thanks for the responses guys. It really seems for what I'm looking for, the GT's are perfect.
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I say go for it. They look cool and sound great with an aftermarket exhaust. A few of my buddies have them and they are fun to drive and pretty comfortable. I personally love the bullitt mustang in dark highland green. Low mileage versions of the GT are plentiful and if i had some extra cash right now id definitely consider scooping up a bullitt or a terminator.
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I say go for it. They look cool and sound great with an aftermarket exhaust. A few of my buddies have them and they are fun to drive and pretty comfortable. I personally love the bullitt mustang in dark highland green. Low mileage versions of the GT are plentiful and if i had some extra cash right now id definitely consider scooping up a bullitt or a terminator.
well.. for this post, you have to remember that the Terminator is still the SN-95 body, not that it's a bad thing, but it's a a completely different car than the S197 chassis (05+ Mustang)
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Old 02-26-2010, 02:06 PM
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I think would probably go the 05-06 GT route and mod it myself. I can't really justify paying 30k for a GT500 or Saleen when you can get pretty good numbers out of the 4.6 for about 10k less.
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