should I trade my 1996 cobra 4 a 1999 cobra?

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    I just bought a 1996 cobra a few months ago basically all stock. I added some billet wheels and a few front end parts that needed replaced. it has 129k miles and a clear carfax. a local dealership has a 1999 cobra there asking 5900 for. they say there isnt anything wrong with it. just sounds real cheap for a 1999 cobra. was wondering what yall thought about the worth of these cars when they both are at 20 years old as far as a collectors stand point. or any feed back. maybe the pro's and con's.
     
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    How many miles on the clock? Did you take it out for a test drive?
     
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    148k and noticed reverse you have to put it in 1st and clutch forward a little then it goes in reverse easly. but no noise or grinding in gears and no leaks,smoke, or knocks. has cold air kit and flows.
     
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    Ask them to put it up on a lift and make sure the IRS isn't leaking any fluids. Also take a good look at the bushings. The 99/01's aren't as stout as the 03/04's but that can be remedied with a replacement kit from Full Tilt Boogie Racing. As for the trans it is a T45 so it's like a grenade with the pin pulled. Who knows when it is going to blow:p If the rest looks good then it may not be a bad deal.
     
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    ya, think I prob should drive it more and put it on lift, doesnt seem much for faster than my 1996 cobra.
     
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    IIRC the 99/01's were rated 20hp more than the 96-98's so you probably won't feel much of a seat of the pants difference but if the IRS is in decent shape you should have a smoother ride.
     
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    Did you make the trade?
     
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    no, a 2011 and enjoy real 4v power.
     
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    Hell, the SN-95's in general are going cheap nowadays.

    If you like the 99 body style, IRS then do it.

    You have to make sure that car has had the heads fixed since the 99's had ported problems with less power than stated
     
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    na, I backed out.
     
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