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I just found out that I will be recieving some cash for graduation, and will finaly be able to buy a nice 5.0. Now... what are the pros/cons of the GT and Cobra?

I heard that the Cobra has a limiter, but if it does then it is one that I will never touch. Other than that... Brakes, heads, rims, look-at stuff... Anybody?
 

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Man ide take a cobra any day over a GT, if i had the choice. according to NADA 94-95 Cobra Coupes are going for $8000-11,000, depending on condition, That is in FL. GT's are going for $6,000-9,500.
 

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The Cobra is faster out of the box. If you plan on doing tons of mods, a GT may be a better choice to start with due to the price difference. You can upgrade to Cobra brakes relatively cheaply nowadays, but I don't know if the GT's 17" wheels clear the calipers or not.

The Cobra has underdrive pullies, lightwieght flywheel, upper and lower intakes, gt40 heads, 1.7 RR, better T5, better brakes and 24 lb injectors. Those are the major pieces.

Exterior is Cobra wheels, Cobra wing and Cobra front bumper cover. Inside is leather shift boot, leather e-brake handle and a couple of other little things.

I just like the snakes on the side, it scares old ladies :evil:
 

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If you just want to go "bolt on" fast, get the Cobra, and you'll have heads and an intake over a GT. If you want to go really fast, you'll be replacing those anyway, so save your $3K and get the GT.
 

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94/95

What about 94 vs. 95 Cobras? What is the difference?
 

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Almost no difference. 95s have an SVT emblem on the back and have different plactic pieces behind the front wheels. Drive trains are identical.
 

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Brian is right.... bolt ons alone the Cobra will not take as many to be quick. MAF, exhaust, gears and cam will get you 13.0. But a GT requires heads, intake, rockers, etc etc for same results. However if you are building a monster, where you are replacing most everything, just go with the GT. Unless you have the extra 3K to burn and like the worm on the side.
 

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I'd get the Cobra any day.

It's cooler and origional.

When I was shopping for a 'Stang, it really didn't matter to me either way because I had big plans on modifying it. Well, it's been a year and a half and my car is still stock. Glad I got the Cobra for the factory-built performance over a regular GT.

It's amazing how a wife can find all sorts of other uses for money than throwing it at your car!

IJCobra
 

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The insurance depends on where you live. Some regions of the country, Cobra's have less premiums than GT's. FWIW, I am 28, married, and live in VA Beach, and I pay about $85/month for my 95 Cobra convertible.
 

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MKoebra95 said:
The insurance depends on where you live. Some regions of the country, Cobra's have less premiums than GT's. FWIW, I am 28, married, and live in VA Beach, and I pay about $85/month for my 95 Cobra convertible.
25/single/bad driving record.....$62/month from Geico for my car. And I am pretty sure that Jacksonville has more people than VA Beach.

I don't understand why Cobras would ever have cheaper insurance than a GT. They are worth more and have more power (stock).
 

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Have you considered a V6? Hahaha.

I'd think Cobra insurance might be cheaper than GT because people might take more care of them, being limited editions and all that.

Also, they are typically more expensive so older people are more likely to have them.
 

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I'm 21, divorced, in central California & pay 126.14 a month! (Does this sound like a singles add, or is it just me?) Haha.
 

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poostang said:
Man ide take a cobra any day over a GT, if i had the choice. according to NADA 94-95 Cobra Coupes are going for $8000-11,000, depending on condition, That is in FL. GT's are going for $6,000-9,500.
Man I wish I lived near you, because out here in California 94-95 GT's go from $8000-11000, and COBRA's go up to $ $20,000.

OH and foxes go from $ 4,500- 8000.


( I paid $10,100 for my vert):eek:

Sounds like it's worth paying Air Fare just to fly across the country and by a car.


That's INSANE
 

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25/single/bad driving record.....$62/month from Geico for my car. And I am pretty sure that Jacksonville has more people than VA Beach.

I don't understand why Cobras would ever have cheaper insurance than a GT. They are worth more and have more power (stock).
The average demographics for Cobra owners is a 55+y.o. male with a stable job and a family. I have never seen actual demographics for GT coupes, but on the average they are owned by young men. This will lead to less accidents and tickets from Cobra owners than GT owners. Now I know there are young Cobra owners (me!), and there are older GT drivers but demographics are what insurance companies base rates off of.

Anecdotal or "gut" evidence would favor the Cobra having higher rates, but in practice it is a toss up.
 

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CObra insurance is more becuase when the insurace man runs the VIN. It come up as a High performance motor. While the GT does not show up as a high performance motor. just something to think about.
 

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YouveBeenBIT94 said:
CObra insurance is more becuase when the insurace man runs the VIN. It come up as a High performance motor. While the GT does not show up as a high performance motor. just something to think about.
A friend of mine had a stripped '95 GTS. When he wrecked it and got a loaded '94 Cobra his insurance dropped by $14/month. Reason: Average Cobra driver is 47, average GT driver is 26. I am thinking that the Cobra would be the smarter choice for me, because I will be doing primarily autocross, and it has better brakes. I will be modding out the suspension anyway.
 

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Yeah the cobra rates are a bit cheaper than the gt.

I didn't know about the 2.7lbs lighter flywheel...that's a new one.
 
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