2001 Cobra vs 2003 Mach 1 Buy which?

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  1. sneaky98gt

    sneaky98gt Mustang Master

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    Yea, that Mach is definitely beat up. I'd pass, even at that price. My granddad only paid a little more than that and got a 04 Mach with 15,000 miles on it in flawless shape.
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    i had wondered about that. good info.

    i do know insuring a cobra isn't cheap. prior to buying my current car, coverage quote on 96 cobra was alot more than on a 00 gt.
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  3. littlechief0

    littlechief0 New Member

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    Inspection report on the 2001 Cobra

    It looks pretty damn clean guys. Give it a gander and tell me what you think.
    Overview
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  4. littlechief0

    littlechief0 New Member

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    I am going to call my insurance company Monday and see what the insurance costs are going to be.
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  5. LarsD

    LarsD Founding Member

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    Woo, that Cobra looks pretty good. Mine is going to run me about $59 a month for full coverage, granted yours may not be anywhere near that due to your area, driving record, etc. However that's about par for my other rides.
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  6. LaserSVT

    LaserSVT Founding Member

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    My 97 Cobra was $3500 a year for insurance when new. I traded it in on a 99FRC Vette, also new, and insurance dropped to $1200. :shrug:


    Cobras are redonkulous to insure.
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    I see that Cobra has Iowa plates. If you live in Iowa and have a good driving record your insurance should be a joke.
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  8. Fink132

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    That cobra looks nice.
    Minor paint chips, but still something I would consider. IMO its a sick ride. Good tires and the interior is in good shape.
    Thats a good inspection they do on those vehicles.... very thorough
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  9. littlechief0

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    Agreed on the thorough inspection. They do a much better job than I would do in person!
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  10. littlechief0

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    I am going to buy the Cobra. Thank you everybody for all your advice. This thread has been beyond helpful in making this decision. I would have loved a Mach but as Lars pointed out, finding one in my price range that wasn't ragged turned out to be very difficult. I will enjoy the Cobra. This is my first Mustang!
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  11. LarsD

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    Make sure to post pics when you get it!
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  12. littlechief0

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    Will do Lars. Thanks for all your help.
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  13. Doc Hawk

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    lulz... the guy's first Stang is a Cobra! Way to cut right to the chase.

    You'll love it. If you're a sports car driver as opposed to a drag racer, you'll appreciate the IRS.
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    Im going threw this very same thing a 2001 cobra with 96k for 12000 or a 2003 mach 1 with 53k for 14500 both very beautiful.
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  15. madspeed

    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    pics for the win
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  17. Gearbanger 101

    Gearbanger 101 we love us some gays up here Super Mod

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    Cobra....because Verts are cool and because Yellow is an awful colour!
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  18. Mattstang04

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    Tough call. I'm not a fan of verts but yellow is also a no go for me.

    Between the two I go Mach.

    You get to watch that shaker go crazy when you floor it. That's entertaining to my simple mind.
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  19. restomod66

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    Both are very cool and have some measure of collectibility. But one is Tweety Bird Yellow, the other Cranberry, that's no good...I'd be putting my walking boots on right quick.
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  20. mransr

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    'vert FTW :)

    I had a yellow 70 Mach 1 and it looked good back then, but the New Edge Machs don't look very good in yellow (or Ford didn't use the right shade maybe)

    oh, and the Mach 1 has the wrong wheel too
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