Traded GT 500 for 2010 GT

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  1. whuml

    whuml New Member

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    Yes, I traded in my perfect 07 GT500 for a new GT. Long story short I could not use the clutch anymore. I ordered the GT Dec.3 and took delivery on 4-17. The 2010 is extremely refined compared to the previous years. You read about the ride is very hard but coming from a gt500 it is like a luxury car that can go around corners. I have all the options, list was about 37,000 for a coupe and the dealer gave it to me for 34,600. They also gave me 32,000 off the discounted price for the gt500. Almost traded even. I am very satisfied with the deal.
    I will be upgrading the rear end to a 3.73 soon. I was a little skeptical about the wheels before I saw them but they are great.
    Highly recommend the new GT.
     

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    You traded a GT500!! Ouch.. However, if the clutch was getting to you, then understandable. Congrats on the new car; post some pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    The 2010 looks have officially grown on me, from this post forward, I like 'em :nice:
     
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    Congrats.

    Maybe it's just me, though. If I couldn't drive clutch anymore and had a GT500, I'd swap it out for an Auto and keep the GT500.

    I still can't get over the rear end of the new refresh. The front end and hips look good, though, and the seats are awesome.
     
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    Nice! White need some stripes imo. :)
     
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    The only thing I don't like (besides the rear) is the pony in the front. It needs to be chrome like the past 45 years! Not black!
     
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    The new GT's are on my dealer's lot. heh like clockwork, I got a email in the inbox, saying they will have a GT500 soon. I went out there after hours and took a nice look at the GT without having a sales guy hovering over me like a vulture....

    It was a black one, and I have to say I liked it. Interior was very nice, though I could not get in it, it did look very nice upgraded. Body lines were good, and overall the car look great. A set of 20's would really set that car off.

    That said, I'll be keeping my baby :)I still will take a good look at the GT500 :)
     
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    How come you didn't order it with 3.73s?
    I had serious sticker shock when I saw the first GT at my dealer the other day, $37K+. Fully loaded.

    It was pretty nice though :)
    (i don't like 05-09 but 2010 is nice)
     
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    I'm pretty sure that's an option. The dealer by my work has a few '10s on the lot, only one has the black horse in the grille. All the others are chrome.
     
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    Gearbanger 101 Straight Outta Locash Super Mod

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    Wow...nice car, but man....I'd find it hard to swallow trading in a GT500 for a GT. Three years newer or not.
     
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    3.73's are only an option on manual transmission equipped GT's. Whuml got an automatic (3.31's are the only gears available from the factory for automatics). My '07 GT was 2 weeks old when I had 4.10's installed. No regrets there!
     
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    All 2010 GT's get the black chrome pony, while the V6's get the bright chrome pony. Not an option; it's just the way it is.
     
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    You could have traded that GT500 to me for my GT.... I would have made you a sweet deal :)
     
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    Yours isn't a revised model. :)
     
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    First off nice Mustang and good for you for buying an American car!

    MSRP of $37K for a loaded 2010 GT! The 03/04 Cobras sold for $35K. Mustang is getting a bit too upscale for my taste and budget. I read somewhere they have a back-up camera in the new Mustang? WTF! It's not a full-size SUV or truck. If you need a back-up camera in a mustang you need to take public transportation.
    I hope after all the hype of the new model you will still be able to get a base GT with a manual for mid $20's.
     
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    How did you adjust for the Spedometer being off with a different rear end ratio? The dealer said they can't change any adjustments to the computer. Help
     
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    I'd start with a different dealer.
     
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    Well, please remember there has been 5-6 years of inflation since the Terminators were new.

    The dealership I work for has a brand new 2010 Mustang GT with the 3.73 axle package on sale for $28,151 (MSRP is $29,340) - and that's without any kind of Ford rebates. Once Ford starts offering rebates (after most of the new 2008-9's are sold out), then you'll find base GT's in the mid $20's regularly.
     
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    You can easily change the speedometer for gear and tire height changes with a handheld (aftermarket) tuner (i.e. SCT, Diablosport, Sniper, Hypertech, etc.). I have a Diablosport Predator tuner and it just takes a few minutes to make changes with an easy to follow on-screen menu to guide you.
     
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    Thanks, I will check into that.
     
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