Well, I traded in my old 2001 Saleen S281 and walked out of the dealership with a 2008 Shelby GT500 with 16.5k miles on it. I checked her over and she seemed to be good to go. The clutch doesn't slip and the transmission worked well. I've absolutely loved driving that car. The only things I've noticed since buying it are that the car has issues going into reverse sometimes from a dead stop and will grind from time to time going from 1st to 2nd. The clutch makes an odd hiss when you slap it into 2nd but it grips and goes so I've no worries there. Beyond that, the car has been an absolute blast. I figured I'd take a little time before modding it but I'm already looking for CAI's, exhaust and suspension mods. As much as I absolutely loved the Saleen, it was just time to let it go, and for the price they were asking for the Shelby I had to jump at it. That said, any ideas on that reverse shtick? Think it might be part of that whole tranny issue these things have? I'd done some research on the ordeal and found Ford's test method of having the car in neutral, clutch out and pushing the shifter into each gear with a little pressure and seeing if it blocks you out or if you get gear grind and I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary there. Also, any recommendations for initial mods? I'm in the Navy and will be moving often in the next year with training and all so I've no garage to undertake large work with.