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Old 11-27-2008
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if i remember correctly the 01-03 had stronger internals and handled forced induction better
but im not sure how the 3v engine compares.

let me look up some old threads lol
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98-00 are the best blocks for handling spray/forced induction. they have stroner connecting rods/pistons.

anything newer won't handle over a 100 shot comfortably without blowing...especially with high mileage and wear and tear.

thats from when i was thinking about nitrous in my old thunderbird.
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I know of a Terminator with no engine or trans for $4500. Buy that and get the drivetrain back in it and you can have your Terminator for less than 15K :D
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After all those tickets the OP listed in the Ticket thread, the last thing he needs is a Mustang.
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99-04 is going to fit perfect in your price ranger/mileage. I find 80k and down for around 10k here.
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I would stick with a used nice GT for around 10K like Mike said, then you can have the other 5k for mods.

Forget a GTO, they look like a glorified cavalier...
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2 years ago I sold my '02 "Premium" GT with lots of bolt-ons and an intercooled Kenne Bell boosting 11psi with 33,000 miles on the odometer to a friend...for $12k - I probably sold it way too cheap.
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Forget a GTO, they look like a glorified cavalier...
Not even close:


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Old 12-03-2008
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Check out the following for awesome deals...

www.corral.net

www.mustangforums.com

www.sn95forums.com

www.s197forums.com

94-98 is the "sn95" body style (like mine)

99-04 is the "new edge" body style

05-current is the "s197" body style

I'm assuming that you want a 4.6 based on the years given. GT's have a 2 valve, Cobras have a 4 valve. Except the s197 GT which has a 3 valve.

You can get an extremely nice sn95 making like 600+ that is a DD for 15k or less. It just depends on what all you want and if you have any plans for the car.

Any more questions, just ask away! I love goats, but they are just WAY to chubby for me and have some restrictions to rear tire sizes before having to pull/roll the fenders. I can run a 325 in the rear of my car stock, that's just pure sex! Also, would you rather have IRS or a solid axle? Strip or auto cross? The list goes on, but like I said just ask away!

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Not even close:


Yeah ok, if you cant see similarities then you need glasses.
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Lets see. The fog lamps are different, the windsheild on the GTO is slanted back more, mirrors are different, different hood even on the 04 GTOs without the scoops, completley different front fascia, headlights are different, rear is completley different, GTO is wider, GTO is longer, interior is completely different and don't forget the V8 with rear drive and six speed.

The only similarity I know is the center counsel mounted window switches.

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^For $25,000 All you are buying is a corvette powertrain. Don't even think about anything else the car has to offer, not to mention it's sedate styling and sparse, plain interior. I will say, those are very quick cars, but they are very "raw" at the same time. Meaning, I think something like that as a daily would get 'old', quick. A $10,000 mustang with a few bolt ons would suffice for me, but that is my personal opinion.
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I find the GTO way more comfortable on the street. It doesn't have a rough ride, the seats are comfortable and the gas mileage is awesome. Yeah the interior is pretty plan but all well. I love the styling of the GTO. I have always like Pontiac styling so that's probably why I like GTOs. I also like to be different. Everyone has a Mustang. Why be like everyone? One last thing, they are more like $18-20K right now. American cars don't hold their value remember.
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^^^ x2

mustangs are a dime a dozen
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mustangs are a dime a dozen
Soooo.. are you "looking at a GTO.." now? I'm confused.

I've driven 2 GTO's and quite a few stock Mustang GT's and even a '98 and '01 SVT Cobra and thought they all had squishy suspension compared to the GTI's that i've driven. Obviously those cars are much quicker than a GTI, but not in the handling or balanced ride quality dept IMO.
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Soooo.. are you "looking at a GTO.." now? I'm confused.

I've driven 2 GTO's and quite a few stock Mustang GT's and even a '98 and '01 SVT Cobra and thought they all had squishy suspension compared to the GTI's that i've driven. Obviously those cars are much quicker than a GTI, but not in the handling or balanced ride quality dept IMO.
Your comparing V8 RWD cars to a FWD Hatchback, I love VW's but that is a horrible comparison.
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Soooo.. are you "looking at a GTO.." now? I'm confused.
I think he is like me. I can't ever make up my mind.
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Its a hard choice.. I want a GTO but can more so afford the Mustang.
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I would go with a GTO, very little mods get them in the 12's and they sound so much better then a stang.
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Stang it. I may end up not getting a fast car because my truck is being a real big pain right now. I may just have to replace it. Get what you can.
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I would go with a GTO, very little mods get them in the 12's and they sound so much better then a stang.
i agree i heard a supercharged one all done up and just about ruined my shorts.
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Your comparing V8 RWD cars to a FWD Hatchback, I love VW's but that is a horrible comparison.
Doesnt matter. Think BMW M3 Great handler, V8 RWD. Mercedes SLK55 AMG, again excellent road manners, V8 RWD. No excuses
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^ Ohhh my M3's are sexyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
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Doesnt matter. Think BMW M3 Great handler, V8 RWD. Mercedes SLK55 AMG, again excellent road manners, V8 RWD. No excuses
Again a horrible comparison, Those cars are roughly double the price of a stang and GTO.
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found a couple but you might have to travel a little






I can't believe no has bid on this yet this one closer to u
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars-...1%7C240%3A1308

This one is the best deal out of all of them to bad its in Ohio
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars-...1%7C240%3A1318
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