2017 GT350 or Brand new GT PP2

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  1. ZipGT350

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    Hi folks, I'm new to the Mustang world but I'm torn between a used 2017 GT350 or a brand new GT Performance Pack 2 fully loaded. I actually already bought the PP2 but car will only arrive by end of the month so I can get away if want to. Saw a few Gt350 for sale here in the forum in the $45k price range. the PP2 has all possible optionals at MSRP: 51940 and I got it for $46500 +tax with 0% finance through Ford.

    From my view, the PP2 has a lot more technology and its a brand new car and has by far the best looking wheels of any Mustang from factory imo. the Gt350 carries the Shelby name and I do like the the fact that has better transmission and a higher rev engine. Performance wise I believe the new GT with Intake, headers and E85 tune can get higher whp numbers than I GT350 with tune and headers. Correct if I am wrong.

    But aside from value, what would be a better value for the money?
    Car will be a daily driver with possible occasional track days.

    Let's hear from the experience owners out there.
     
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    If you're wanting the most power for the money, get the GT if you're adamant on potentially voiding your warranty right out the gate. I don't know how much the 2019 GT motor is, but it's $26k for the 2019 Voodoo motor before labor.

    That GT will be worth less than that used Shelby when you get off the lot, and it'll get worse as the years go by. My Shelby is still worth around 80% of what I paid for it 3 years ago.
     
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    Use the search feature. There's been probably 3 of these in the last week.
     
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    thanks, I only found one on the regular GT forums. Wanted to have feedbacks from 350gt owners as well.
     
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    If you can go drive them back to back. But you really need to be out on the open road or twisty road to feel the difference. I doubt you will get that on a test drive around the block. The only dealer that ever wanted me to drive the car harder and harder on a test drive, was Porsche. I generally don't poke around on them. But I took a 911 out and he knew the back roads nearby, it was my first time driving a rear engine car so I did not want to wadd it up. But he kept egging me on to go faster and faster. When I got my 350, I had a gentle ride around the block....even that took some talking to get a test drive. Otherwise it was a signed contract before you drive it.
     
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    Take my word for it sometimes it's not all about power and the 350 engine will provide you with an experience you can only get from foreign flat plane crank exotics. The suspension, brakes, transmission are all in another league compared to the PP2. The PP2 in my opinion is bolt on parts like the wheel and tire setup when the car wasn't designed from the start to have them on there like the 350 was with every single component. My example is how you cant put the PP2 tires on a normal PP Mustang because the body wasn't really designed for it so they just stuck on big sport cup 2's to get grip and the magniride has a noticeable difference between the 2
     
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    Between the trans, the brakes, and the noise i bought a new gt350 and am so glad i did.

    set out looking for a bullitt
     
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    Go for the PP2, with the 10 speed it’s a beast
     
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    You can't get a PP2 with a 10 speed.
     
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    That’s right, and for good reason. My buddy has one with a PP1 package. That trans overheats, I helped him install a cooler for it as well.
     
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    Correct. Coolers are another example of a more capable setup from factory for the 350 if OP planned on tracking any.
     
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    From what I've been searching the PP2 suspension setup should be close if not better than a 2017 gt350. Remember the revised 2019 gt350 is not in the equation here. the comparison is a 2017 gt350 vs a brand new PP2 since price wise they are in the same level. Even a 2018 can be bought nowadays brand new for 55k.
     
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    The PP2 does not have the same brakes or better ones than the 350. Not even close. People forget that. A big brake kit from Brembo with all four rotors and calipers would cost you over 5k alone. The 350 comes with them.
     
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    You would need to change your screen name and that may be a bigger issue. The GT350 is just so damn sexy....yes, even a 2017.
     
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    If I was you I would wait until the 2020 350s come out and then get a new 19 off the lot for mid 50's just like how you can still find 18's for 52-55K new right now.
     
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    Incorrect. The PP2 suspension is not better than the 350 in any trim. What the PP2 does have better than the 15-18 350 is wheels and tires. The PP2 wheels are lighter and equipped with better rubber than the 15-18 350. When I upgraded my wheels to 19 pound wheels with cup 2 tires, the difference was incredible.
     
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    I know the rears are different but fronts are also 6 piston Brembo... different disks for sure though!!!

    I'm the 350gt has all performance on his favor. I believe the 2017 + already have MagneRide Suspension and transmission cooler. so not much difference from the 19"s gt350 I guess other than cup 2's and revised suspension tune
     
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    can't wait that long. need a car right now!!! I'm moving from Brazil to FL so buying 2 cars at the moment. Also a SUV for the wife... I had a 2005 997 GT3 but just that to replace with 2 new cars for the house.
     
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    I don't want to start an argument but those PP2 users are wrong in terms of the context I'm guessing they're referring to. It is better for the street because it's more forgiving but not better for the track. So define what "better" means to you. The GT350's MagneRide tuning is more focused. However the PP2 does have Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires which is a huge deal. The '17 GT350 still only has Pilot Super Sports.
     
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    I agree and would not think a PP2 will be a better track horse at all, the car will be a daily driven with occasional track time but DD is the main use for sure.

    So rolling on the streets for everyday use is what matter most on this case.
     
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