Talk me into it, or out of it please! (2003 Cobra)

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  1. drivesideways46

    drivesideways46 New Member

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    For the record, that's exactly what went wrong with it.

    Anyway, about a week ago I actually went out to drive the thing.

    Two things that really stuck out about it were the power (of course :D ) and the excessive play in the steering wheel.

    I know that Mustangs generally don't exactly have razor-sharp road feel, but this car had a few inches of play in the steering wheel before the thing would begin to change direction. It made my 2000 GT seem almost s2000-like.

    The power was unreal however, and I was surprised at how linear the delivery felt. I've ridden on Vortech'd fox bodies before that felt like the owner was flipping on a switch when the blower came on. The Cobra just leaps forward under power. I think it'd make a pretty willing partner on a long highway drive.

    After getting back from the test drive, the seller became pretty rude IMO. He said he had another offer, and that I would, "have to make a better one now" because he wasn't going to hold the car.

    Not really liking the high-pressure tactic, I simply told the guy good luck with the sale and walked off.

    However, after driving the Cobra... I kind of felt that I could get the same thing out of the GT. So for now, my search for a Cobra is suspended. I'm actually considering buying a cheap HPDE car, like a Miata or Civic, and just using that car as my beater to run errands in.

    Thanks for all of the help guys!
     
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  2. scorp69

    scorp69 Founding Member

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    good choice. sounds like an x car salesman that doesn't know how to talk to customers. there shouldn't be play in the steering wheels. front suspension was probably damaged. call him in a month, he'll probably still have it. ask he if reported the damaged to dmv and insurance. if no, then you made the right choice, if yes, have him prove it.
     
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  3. j-rock

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    It's your choice. I just sat down and wrote what I wanted my GT to have, a forged motor, 6 speed, supercharger, etc. It was cheaper just to buy the Cobra and I haven't been disapointed with it yet. It's all in what you want and what you're willing to spend.
     
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    i was in the same position as you.

    i should be signing the papers for my cobra tomorrow morning. :D

    enough said i think
     
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