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  1. BelminZ

    BelminZ Member Established Member

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    Hello all,

    I have the opportunity to buy an Oxford white 19 gt350 brand new with 8 miles on it fully loaded. The sticker is almost 66k but the dealership is willing to let it go for 55k. If you were in the market, would you move forward with this deal? If so - why? Any negatives about the gt350? I had a 13 GT500 I sold a couple months ago and I know it’s a different car but I’m sure it’s a great experience. Your thoughts are greatly appreciated!
     
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    ZYBORG Let's roll.. Established Member

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    If you are looking for big power without major modification, I’d say wrong car. But if you want an excellent driver focused experience then go right ahead.8

    gt350 is a very fun car. It feels like a big kid go cart.
     
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    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Premium Member Established Member

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    I'm looking to do the same. I have a GT500, but the 350 is a better balance of power and handling. I'd say go for it.
     
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    BelminZ Member Established Member

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    Yeah that’s what I was thinking. 526hp is more than enough power for the street. I don’t race or anything like that
     
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    BelminZ Member Established Member

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    Exactly what I was thinking! 530hp is perfect for the street
     
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    03reptile Active Member Established Member

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    I too had a 2013 GT500 and traded it for the 2019 GT350. Other than low end torque, the GT350 is miles ahead of the GT500 in all categories. I've got 5K on my 19 and love it more each day. Great handling, awesome brakes, and far more features and creature comforts than the GT500 offered. The exhaust note alone is almost a singular reason to move to the GT350. No oil usage and no problems, to date. That's a good price so jump on it. You won't look back!!
     
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    ZYBORG Let's roll.. Established Member

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    more than enough power for the street (unless you are a savage that likes to bully ).

    350 is a samurai sword and Trinity is Conan’s sword.
     
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    2014 GT500 to 2018 GT350 here, and would not go back. Sure there are things I miss about my 500, but the 350 is pure driving excellence and that is what I love. Do the Ford Performance school and track it.
     
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    I'll add that there are some things that NOTICEABLY improve the 350.

    The stock wheels at 33 lbs have a noticeable felt effect on braking and handling response. It just feels so much sharper. That doesn't void the warranty.

    I also swapped out the 3.73s for 4.09's (whole other thread) which kicks up the car a notch (noticeable) and I'm PRETTY sure that won't void the warranty.

    If you're willing to void the warranty, an E85 tune and headers also kicks it up noticeably.

    My last session at the track I rolled 124 mph in the 1/4 (with a 1700 foot DA) which for a responsive, nimble car makes for one hell of a fun experience.

    Bottom line, the 350 is pretty good in stock form, but with a few mods, makes for a pretty crazy drive.
     
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    $11K off MSRP? Hell yes I would do it! $55K is the best price I have ever heard on a new 2019 GT350. And a $66K sticker means it has almost every option available.

    So many great improvements on the 2019 - and the 2020 is mechanically identical - so there's no advantage to spending that extra money unless you have to have one of the 2020 exterior colors.

    I took delivery of mine on July 26th and have been wildly happy with it. 6900 miles of smiles!

    TIPS:
    1. Take some of the money you saved and PPF the front end. The primer coat is very dark - every little rock chip on the white stands out like a laser beam.
    2. Put an O/A Separator on the passenger side - mine has oil every time
    3. Put this on it and save $40 versus FP and it looks great:

    4. If brake dust makes you crazy then Power Stop Z26's FTW
     
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    Thank you for the information brother! Congrats on your beautiful vehicle. Do you know the difference between a 19 vs 20? This white one I’m looking at does have some clear coat over drip on the drivers side. I think it’s bexause ford uses water based now and they don’t do proper prepping or try to put on too much at one time
     

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    Exactly what I’m thinking. Kind of like a Porsche 911. Not the fastest but a blast to drive
     
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    And of course the 55k price is plus taxes but it’s so hard to pass up a deal like this
     
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    Great price, if it were in western New York I would be a buyer.
     
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    I am yet another 350 owner coming from a 2013 GT500. As you read above. It’s more car believe it or not. It can do 1000 things where the trinity 500s did a few. I miss my trinity I can’t lie but I would and am not looking back.
     
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    It is faster than my old 997S, I can tell you that for sure and more stable on throttle thru the esses at VIR.
     
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    To my knowledge, and I'll gladly accept correction, there is no mechanical difference between a 2019 and a 2020.

    The only difference is exterior color - some colors left for 2019 and some new colors were introduced for 2020 - but Oxford White is a constant.
     
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    Thanks man! Any thoughts on the extra clear coat on the driver side fender? Does anyone else have this issue?
     
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    I thought the 350 shared the 500’s block.
     
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    BelminZ Member Established Member

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    Has ford confirmed the engine changes for the 19-20 gt350? I see it’s published on mustang6G but I haven’t seen ford physically come out and say those changes have been made.
     
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