2001 Cobra vs 2003 Mach 1 Buy which?

Discussion in '1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk-' started by littlechief0, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Yeah, that was another thing that killed it for me. IMO, the Mach 1 is a car best left stock looking.

    Maybe a little stance drop and a window tint, but otherwise leave it alone. I think I remember once seeing someone with a set of deep dish Mach 1 wheels (or wheels that looked very similar) and they looked outstanding. Otherwise....just nothing else looks right on that car.
     
  2. From what i have read on Mach 1 registry the 99 cobra did not produced the 320 that ford was saying...only in 01 that the cobra made 320.Ford had a 340hp motor for the 02 cobra that was never produced and from some an insider saying that the Mach 1 got that motor and ford only rated it at 305 so that the cobra owners and buyers would not freak out. The mach 1 is putting 290 at the wheel on dyno stock so at 15% that 334hp.Mine with just a tune ,full exhaust,CAI,4;10 is putting 317RWHP.
    So for those thinking if the 01 cobra is faster...not a chance!!! Hope this helps
     
  3. I agree....just bought mine for $16,000 / 13,500 miles / stock / like new....
     
  4. Yes....alot of the rating are not accurate....they have plenty of power !
     
  5. Was in the same position not too long ago. Came down simply to price. I don't know if you could go wrong with either. 3.55 rear gear for Mach 1 vs 3.27 (wtf) Cobra. Different cams in the Mach 1 allegedly for aid in midrange punch (Navigator cams I believe they were). Reminds me of the Pre 2001 LSx vs 2001/2 LSx f-bodies. Slight changes that if kept stock would make some bit of difference, but if you mod, differences seem negligible. Go with your gut. Enjoy.

    -J
     
  6. Ten four.....Mach is in the garage & have driven it a few times since delivered 3 weeks ago.....great car.....drives & shifts like new......its amazing to me how much the engineers change & try different things on all cars.....every few years...might be the same model but a couple years may make a difference......