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01 GT vs 95 Cobra - 05-18-2010

I currently own a 06 mustang v6 and I'm thinking about trading in for an older model GT. Well while looking at a few lots I found a 95 cobra for $10,995 w/ 37,000 miles. However I also found a 2001 Gt with about 40,000 miles on it for $11,400. Which one do you think would be better for a (responsible) 19 year old's daily driver? BTW I would definatly try and haggle the price down a bit due to the minor but noticable tears in the leather.
   
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i think the 95 cobra is way overpriced. you need to check to see which one insurance wise will be affordable. either car you would need to be responsible just like the v6...doesn't matter the size of the motor..you should be responsible all the time. JMO



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In my humble opinion, they both seem a little overpriced, but between the two, I'd definitely go for the '95. It's got the tried and true 5.0 in it and there are tons of parts out there for it. the 2V Mod motors are just plain dogs that do not respond well to basic bolt ons. They can be made fast, but it takes big bucks. For an example, my Sonic Blue '03 GT - I spent approx. $6000 under the hood, Procharger, intake and elbow, TB, exhaust, ignition, basically everything you can do without getting inside the engine, and ended up with a mid 12 second car. My first race, I got my ass handed to me by a nearly stock '01 Trans Am. Very disappointing to say the least. It's a lesson that seems to have to be learned though, since almost no one heeds advice from people that have been down that road before, myself included!


   
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And since the '95 has under 40k miles, it's being listed more as a collector car. If your intent is to mod the car, you might want to look around for something with a few more miles and a lot less money.


   
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@LisaJ429- I understand you. As I have gotten older I have definatly grown more responsible and insurance is my #1 concern. I intend to bring something like a kelley blue book price to haggle down the price on either car and I think because there are noticeable tears in the leather he'll come down on the price.
@Downtime!- I was surprised by your comment I would have thought the 01 would be better due to the more recent application and hp numbers but I will definatly take your comment to heart. I just hope insurance wont be too killer as neither car is that much more powerful than my 6, and I have driven cars with over 400 horses before (of course insurance agencies dont know or care about that). Most likely I would get the car in my parent's name and list them as principle operator of the vehicle.
   
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95 Cobra????? If that is the one with the 351 then jump all over that thing. I forget which one had the 351 in it but if that's the one it's a good price as they are very rare. The 2001 are a dime a dozen and actually are a tough place to start from as far as modding as a modded v6 would give it a run. THe 351 Cobras can be made to run very very hard and have that old school sound.


   
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Yah if that's a real cobra it is actaully a Cobra R. They were white only and had the 351 or the 5.8. If it is a 5.0 then it's a clone. That actaully is the better buy because it will hold it's value quite well.


   
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@popeye010 it is the last year of the 5.0 (302?) from what I understand with 240 hp and 280 ft. lbs.
   
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There was no cobra other than the R for that year. I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure.


   
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apparently the dealer that has the cobra im interested in also has the 95 cobra r you were talking about for $37,500 with 834 miles. Its waaaay out of my price range and since its so rare it probably wouldnt be a good idea for me to buy it as a daily driver.
   
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