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My first thought was that I would go with the GT. I know going in that it would NEVER have the panache that my Shelby has. No GT ever will.

With that being said, if the 2020 GT has the digital dash AND has approximately the same RWHP, it would be a very very hard choice. The same RWHP with a warranty, that would be an easy choice.

I’d love to have that tech in my car. And I’m not going to pay the ADM premium on a new 2020 GT500...
The digital dash is frigg’n awesome!

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What would your choice be between owning one of the following:

1. A new 2020 GT mustang (V8) - with aftermarket performance mods of approx 10k (plus or minus)

2. A stock preowned 2010-2014 GT500?

I'm curious to see everyone's opinion on this subject.
Including the 2013-14 GT500 makes this an easy decision.

I'd take the SHELBY as the 13-14 Snake it really the Ultimate S197 with big power, some Track Apps and as refined as the S197 got, has a very rare UNICORN Engine and the exclusivity of SHELBY.

2020 S550s are very, very, nice, capable cars, especially the PP2 Cars, but they are EVERYWHERE, tough to stand out with one.
 

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Hey guys,
Cobra4me said "So he asks when are going to bring in your Shelby so we can see it"? This is what I was referring to. It was a like "well what did you say"? question that didn't get answered. ;)
 

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I think the guys have covered it pretty well here. My mind goes to is a daily driver or a weekend toy, preference for auto vs. rowing the gears, IRS vs. SRA, and one of a million vs. one of a few. Let us know where you land on your decision. Good luck!
 

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I was thinking about trading my 2012 GT500 on a new 2020 GT but at this time I think I’ll hang onto my current vehicle, which is mostly stock and do some performance modifications.


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Depending on how stock it is, your car will turn into a completely different animal. If you want an absolute beast, do a blower swap. Expensive but what a difference!!
 

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I was thinking about trading my 2012 GT500 on a new 2020 GT but at this time I think I’ll hang onto my current vehicle, which is mostly stock and do some performance modifications.


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Now you're talking!! We love to spend other peoples modification money on this forum!
 

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I was thinking about trading my 2012 GT500 on a new 2020 GT but at this time I think I’ll hang onto my current vehicle, which is mostly stock and do some performance modifications.


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Wise decision. A Grabber Blue 2012 GT500 that has never been (or only lightly) modified and I'll assume is in great condition with below average miles is a highly desireable combination. I would not trade that car in at the dealership as you'd have no problem selling it at or above market value assuming the vehicle's history is clean.
You'll almost always be able to find a GT in what ever combination you're looking for, but someone would have (and do) to wait quite awhile to find the exact combination GT500 you already own.
 

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Wise decision. A Grabber Blue 2012 GT500 that has never been (or only lightly) modified and I'll assume is in great condition with below average miles is a highly desireable combination. I would not trade that car in at the dealership as you'd have no problem selling it at or above market value assuming the vehicle's history is clean.
You'll almost always be able to find a GT in what ever combination you're looking for, but someone would have (and do) to wait quite awhile to find the exact combination GT500 you already own.
It is a very clean Gt500 with just 10,000 miles. The cosmetic mods at this point are window louvers, side scoops, and a clear bra. The engine is 100% stock. I just did an MGW ll install a few weeks ago along with larger brake rotors (rear). My wishlist going forward:
  • A complete overhaul of the head unit/speakers. The car has the factory shaker 1000 audio system.
  • Install a back-up camera
  • Pulley/intake swap and tune
  • Custom wheel package (but I do like the factory wheels, which are the non-PP style, 19x9.5 all around)
 

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What would your choice be between owning one of the following:

1. A new 2020 GT mustang (V8) - with aftermarket performance mods of approx 10k (plus or minus)

2. A stock preowned 2010-2014 GT500?

I'm curious to see everyone's opinion on this subject.
I own a 2012 GT500 I recently purchased from the original owner who needed a hip replacement. I would have gone for the 2020 GT ! After driving a Shelby GT350 and a GT both felt under powered ! I’m completely happy with the purchase I made. Give the 2011-14 GT500 a test drive before spending all that money $$$$.
 

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I own a 2012 GT500 I recently purchased from the original owner who needed a hip replacement. I would have gone for the 2020 GT ! After driving a Shelby GT350 and a GT both felt under powered ! I’m completely happy with the purchase I made. Give the 2011-14 GT500 a test drive before spending all that money $$$$.
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We really contemplated the 2020 viruses our 2013 before adding the accessories that required major alterations to the car, ie: 6 pt. roll bar, etc.
The fact that the new GT500 isn't available in a convertible tipped the scales for us.
Started drilling holes in the body of the 2013.
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Damn Spell check!
The voice-to-text on my new Galaxy S10+ is a million steps backward.. Still fiddling with trying to tune it in to my speed/pitch. But it puts down the damnedest/craziest words.
 
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