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Would you rather have an SN95 Cobra or Edge GT?

Discussion in 'Road Side Pub' started by 11Past9, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. 11Past9

    11Past9 New Member Established Member

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    I'm on a very limited budget and I was wondering what you guys would rather have, an SN95 Cobra Coupe or an Edge GT and why?
     
  2. EBBS_03_Cobra

    EBBS_03_Cobra Never satisfied Established Member

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    I always liked the exterior lines on the SN95 Cobras, but I like the interior on the new edge, as well as the motor/trans/IRS (03-04 Cobras). My ideal would be an SN95 Cobra with a full swap from an 03-04 Cobra.
     
  3. kit5pt0

    kit5pt0 Member Established Member

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    sn95 cobra looks much better
     
  4. Chris _Scott

    Chris _Scott NA FTW Established Member

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    sn95 hands down.

    faster and more potential, looks better..

    and you get the privilege of saying you own a cobra :p
     
  5. fordified

    fordified Banned

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    go with the cobra.
     
  6. HYBRED

    HYBRED That Just Happened Established Member

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    New Edge. I just like 'em better. Mach 1's are getting very reasonable in price...
     
  7. 4valvemach

    4valvemach Active Member Established Member

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    1989-1993 mustang GT

    looks better,cheap to build,and a nice one can be found for under 5k
     
  8. SickBlackMach

    SickBlackMach Throttling back Established Member

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    +1 billion, Mach1's have been coming down... awesome cars.

    Beyond that, I'd take a SN-95 cobra and do something nice with the motor and interior.
     
  9. 11Past9

    11Past9 New Member Established Member

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    Mach 1's and Termis are WAYYYY out of budget. I'd be looking at a 99-02 GT with higher miles as well.
     
  10. SVT GT

    SVT GT New Member Established Member

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    If you don't have a lot of money to spend I would guess, you would be also looking for a lower mileage car also? or you don't care how many miles it has?
     
  11. 11Past9

    11Past9 New Member Established Member

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    I don't think mileage is as big of an issue as most make it out to be. I'd take a religiously maintained clean car with 120k on it over a neglected one with 50k...

    I'd rather have a 96 Cobra coupe with 100k on it than a 98 GT with 50k...

    If it's in good shape why not. Now 140-160k is a bit much. 100-130k isn't so bad to me.
     
  12. My94GT

    My94GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    if you dont have alot to spend then get the newest car you can with the lowest miles thats in good condition. no need to risk it with a high mile car just to say you have a cobra and then it break on you.
     
  13. HYBRED

    HYBRED That Just Happened Established Member

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    What is your budget? I've seen Mach 1's as low as $11k, whereas a Terminator is still in the high teens-low 20s.
     
  14. FX4 SAPPER

    FX4 SAPPER Lets Go Cardinals! Established Member

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    Cobra. get a 94-95 cobra. they can be found CHEAP. Pushrod motors can last a long time, those early 4.6's are oil burning sloths from what i have seen.
     
  15. Swannyvill

    Swannyvill BLOWN '01 Established Member

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    gotta have a 4v
     
  16. ssj4sadie

    ssj4sadie Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I had a 96 Cobra and I loved that thing. It was a toss up getting rid of that or my 98 GT. The Cobra lost based on the GT's sentimental value. I would take my old Cobra over a new edge GT any day of the week.
     
  17. JasonSnake

    JasonSnake Active Member Established Member

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    let my sig decide for you.
     
  18. James Snover

    James Snover The Ill-Advised Physics Amplification Co Established Member

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    New edge GT and toss in some 4-valve heads.

    I just think the interior and exterior of the '99-'04 period was the best looking Mustang made.

    In fact, I think what I would like, and am going to have to build, will be GT with a Cobra IRS and Cobra DOHC 4-valve aluminum engine.

    Jim Snover
     
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    50 Proof New Member Established Member

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    Get a 2001 GT Bullitt, seriously.

    If he gets an 01 Bullitt, the SN-95 Cobra is only marginally faster, stock vs stock.

    +1, Mach's are very reasonable in price now.

    and are also insane maintenance hogs. I daily drove two different fox bodies over a period of 3-4 years, I'll never do it again. Daily driving a fox body is the worst idea in the world.

    My '96 Cobra consumed quite a bit of oil. I always had to add at least a quart of oil or two between oil changes.

    I had a 96 Cobra and it wouldn't keep cool for anything, but then again I live in a state that gets really hot weather. Stupid ford for releasing a cooling TSB instead of a recall :bash:

    I ditched my '96 Cobra for my '01 Bullitt without thinking twice about it. IMO, the new edge body style looks better. I don't know what it is about the interior but for some reason my '01 Bullitt interior rattles way less than my SN95 Cobra did. My SN95 was a horrible rattle trap.

    For all around town kind of driving, I found that my Bullitt was more fun to drive then the Cobra. The 2v Bullitt has more usable low end torque and is more fun to drive around town. Everytime I drove the Cobra I had to rev the piss out of it just to be able to have fun with the car. I had 4.30's on my Cobra too and it still didn't make up for the serious lack of low end torque on the 96-98 Cobras.

    I'd suggest picking up a 2001 Bullitt, you can find them for under 10k now and are tons better than a standard GT. It has the better seats, cobra brakes, sub frame connectors, better intake than the standard GT, underdrive pullies, and better springs/shocks. There just wasn't any comparison between my 1996 Cobra and my 2001 Bullitt. For the type of driving that I do, the Bullitt is just a better all around car hands down.
     
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  20. swoosh_stang

    swoosh_stang I'm not evil, Trust Me Established Member

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    96-98 Cobra>99-04 GT
     

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