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ahahahaha thats awesome.
Of course the cobra is going to out accelerate the GTO, but its the total package that makes the GTO a winner. I need to find a link from RT's website.
 

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The Mustang wong whip too much into anything when it comes out for 05. Its power plant is some 7 years behind GM, as is its suspension, and lets not talk about how old the design is.
No, the new mustang will lag greatly against the much more powerful, higher quality GTO. There will be a big price differernce between the 2, probably some 5k.
The Cobra is still some year or so away. And if all this talk about a 500hp engine is true, expect for Cobra prices to hit north of 40k. Whatever mid level model Ford will make, i.e. Bullit, Mach 1, will proabably be more along the lines of the GTO at low to mid 30's.
 

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Originally posted by lakota@Jun 9 2004, 01:23 PM
I took a quick glance at the article so I may be off in some areas of the comparison. I believe the GTO got the high marks in subjective areas, ie ride quality, interior fit and finish, ergonomics etc. which were all good. However, these are muscle cars (OK the Mustang is a pony car but it does have some muscle)and in the performance areas the GTO got its butt kicked. The Mustang was better in the 1/4 mile, 13.4 to 13.9 (or maybe it was 13.8..either time I find to be very disappointing for the GTO), it was better through the slalom and in braking... The Mustang even had a bigger trunk! The GTO is nice and the '04 Mustang is OK. I guess the real question will be what are you looking for in the car. If performance is your first concern and comfort is second then the Mustang wins by a fairly good margin. If it is the other way around then the GTO gets the nod...While R&T gave the win to the GTO (and a win is a win) I sure wish It had beat the Mustang in some of the performance areas.
Yeah, the GTO was a big behind the Cobra in performance, but with 40 hp disadvantage...which in reality is more like 60-70 hp disadvantage, the GTO did pretty good against the Cobra and about as good as the last generation Fbodies did. Im sure that with a good driver with an M6 could pull off some low 13's.
The "subjective" test was a landslide by anyone who isnt blind and has zero sence of touch. The Mustangs interior is old Ford parts bin quality from HVAC to steering wheels. The seats are marginal, and everything else lacks. Now all this from a near 36k vehicle? The shifter is in another zip code from where the driver sits. And a hard shift could cause you hitting your knuckles on the center stack.
 
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