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350R or 2020 500?

Discussion in '2020+ Shelby GT500 Mustang' started by 07 Black Beauty, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. 07 Black Beauty

    07 Black Beauty Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I've managed to locate a 2020 500 for msrp, Tech, handling, recarros, carbon dash and car cover. Trying to decide if I should keep my 18 Race Red R or sell it and pick up the 2020?
     
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    GOTSVT? This Is Absolution Premium Member Established Member

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    Thats a tough one! And totally up to you!
    Personally, the GT500 speaks my language
     
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    nickf2005 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    You gotta ask yourself, "Am I going to get $X worth MORE enjoyment than my R?". It's not like you're looking to buy between the two. You've already taken a depreciation hit in the R.

    Whats the price difference between your sale/trade of the R and the 500? My guess is $20,000+? That's a lot of coin for an upgrade. Maybe it's worth it, but i have a feeling it may not.

    I went through the same thing when I bought my '12 new, shortly after the '13 was released. Was the '13 worth $10,000 more to me? Nope.

    That all said, if I had to choose between the 2, I'd pick the 500.

    Sent from my SM-G975U using the svtperformance.com mobile app
     
  4. 07 Black Beauty

    07 Black Beauty Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Definitely a tough one. Ive been looking for a 500 for a little while now, but honestly with the ADM'S I've been seeing I hadn't put much thought into if I'd actually pull the trigger if I found one for msrp.
     
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    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    The GT500 is worth it.
     
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  6. 07 Black Beauty

    07 Black Beauty Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I've been hoping to hear from some R owners who've made the swap, but most that have had both wont pick a favorite
     
  7. scottGT500

    scottGT500 Active Member Established Member

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    I have had both...currently a 500. Even though the 500 is amazing, the 350R seemed more special. The only two reasons for me to get rid of the 350R was the lack of torque and manual. I prefer an auto because I daily my car. The torque problem is only because of my past cars being forced induction so the loss of torque was a problem for me even though the 350R is plenty "fast". If I get to be able to have a second car...it will be a 350R.

    Scott
     
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    jvandy50 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    this would be a hard decision for me...torque vs manual

    i'm gonna drive the 500 at xtreme xperience hopefully soon, just don't know if that's enough seat time for me to miss the stick
     
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  9. 07 Black Beauty

    07 Black Beauty Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Yeah thats one of the things holding me back is the lack of a manual. Most reviews seem to indicate the DCT is amazing but not as much fun as the 6spd
     
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    07 Black Beauty Well-Known Member Established Member

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    The R is my current daily driver, so if I purchased the 500 it would become my daily
     
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  11. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Running the GT500 at both a dragstrip and a road course now I don't miss a stick at all. Had manual transmissions all my life but none performed like this DCT. Not even close. Once you experience it you'll know.
     
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    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    If I had an extra $35k laying around, I'd throw a DCT in my ACR and not think twice.
     
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    GT500 all day long, no question.
     
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    tones_RS3 I like members members. Premium Member Established Member

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    I love the GT350R, but I also LOVE the GT500.
    If it were me,........GT500 all day long.
     
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    07 Black Beauty Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I've got the R listed and I'm seeing if its not too late to change some options on the 500 going for msrp. My local dealer contacted me the other day, I guess they had a customer back out of an order. I can change options on that one but they won't come of the $5k adm
     
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    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    @07 Black Beauty, it sounds like you've decided to go with the GT-500. I was going to ask if you have driven a 2020 GT-500. The silky smooth/quick DC auto and gobs of torque is something you've got to experience. Both cars are great, and different folks have different feelings about each.
     
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    07 Black Beauty Well-Known Member Established Member

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    No unfortunately I haven't had the chance to drive a new 500. All the local dealers don't have any on the lots, and the ones they've had come in are customer ordered cars.
     
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    Carbon pack GT500.

    Checks both boxes... "brutal fast" and "special".
     
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    It also currently checks the “ADM” box, and that’s not changing soon on the CFTP.
    I was out cruising my ‘14 and a Performance Blue ‘20 CFTP passed me going the opposite way. Despite loving my ‘14 and knowing it’s faster and suited to what I like (drag), I can’t say I wouldn’t trade straight up for that specific spec CFTP. Looked stunning driving by!
    -J
     
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    I have had several performance mustangs, I open tracked a modified 00R for 14 years, never thought anything would compare, bought 17 350R for a street car not planning to track at all and on the day I was packing trailer to go to track 00R broke, 100% stock 350R blew me away, I no longer track 00R, ordered 500 CFTP and will run both on track same day just to compare, if it is a step above 350R, I will no longer track 350. Hard to believe how good these new cars are.
     

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