Gt350 or C8

Discussion in 'Shelby GT350 Mustang' started by lana66, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. activeGT

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    You will get nothing but stupid comments from the 'squad" if you say anything about a chevy is good or better. And it will always be the 'last generation' as well. See how it goes if you even mention the 'crapmaro'.....
     
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    I do think that the low/no options C8 and the high options Mustangs compete with each other. There are definitely lots of reasons people could choose one or the other.

    -direct injection only on Chevy V8 is a concern
    -loose rattling tops on C8 like the C7?
    -no manual transmission is a definite no-go for me
    -some people won't like the small cabin and low seats in the 'vette

    -chassis on the Corvette should be significantly better than the Mustang
    -cool factor of mid-engine
    -DCT shifts fast
    -mid engine lots of traction even with all season tires
    -no $25k rental cars that look the same as the 'vette

    But I think without driving a C8 it's hard to be certain which one you will like the best - unless one of the design factors already rules either the Mustang or Corvette out for you without even driving one. I'd like to drive one someday even though I'm not a buyer. Definitely if GM puts a manual in the C8 eventually I would become interested.
     
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    Les Paul guitar 58 re-issue in a historic case and a GT1000 unit fit fine in the back of a GT350 with the seat folded down....
     
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    I have been a die-hard Ford and Mustang guy my whole life. That said, I'm tired of buying high end Mustangs that are built to the same quality standard as the 20K ecoboost Mustang.

    From a price vs. performance perspective, I can't see why anyone would choose a GT350 or GT500 over the C8. A 2LT C8 with the Z51 package will probably be around 69-70K. Not much more than a GT350 and probably less than most people paid for their R. It is certainly going to be cheaper than the GT500. ...and it will outperform all of them.

    The C8 just made the GT350, GT350R and the GT500 obsolete. It'd be different if the Mustangs were at a significantly lower price point, but they aren't.

    So, I say C8 all the way.
     
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    There was a video posted yesterday of a rapid blue c8 launching at a traffic light, that 0-60 in 3 secs might not be far off.
     
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    Seemed like the tires were spinning quite a bit. Probably ~5.5 0-60 from what I could tell. I expected better, but maybe only the all seasons have so little grip.

    So you expect the Corvette to be high build quality?
     
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    Hah, good point. Higher than the Mustang? Yes.
     
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    I say get a GT350R right now and wait for the Z06. In my opinion the C8 looks alright but does not give me the same feel as the R. I am sure once I see a Z06 it will be a little different.

    I also believe its best never to get a launch year car. Once they have had it on the road for 16 months then you will find out what improvements will be made for the 2021 and that’s the car to get.

    For me - this was not a daily car and more of an enthusiast purchase, meaning I wanted a more raw and fun experience. There are so many options out there but not many really gave me the same feeling of really driving a car as my gt350 has. A lot of GT3 owners who begged Porsche to come back with a manual are very happy now that they can row gears again vs. pulling paddles. I just think the GT350 still has that fun built in and the Porsche will feel more robotic.
     
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    If your expecting better build quality with a chevy boy are you going to be disappointed
     
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    I have to say my Grand Sport interior is nicer than my GT350 is or my GT premium was. But they really are apples and oranges. But my GT350 gives me a bigger woody.
     
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    In the same class as the c8 and GT500
     
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    Ummm, no, not anyone can walk into a dealer and buy Bulitt Number 1, but you can walk into a dealer and choose C8 or Shelby for the same money.

    And unless you are saying that the Shelby and the C8 aren't both performance cars, you have no argument vs station wagon's, or as pointed out earlier, pick up trucks that cost 60K+.
     
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    Love the C8. Love my GT350. When I first bought the Shelby, in my mind, I thought it would stand the test of time just due to how unique it is. 3 years later, it still rings true, there's nothing like it from any manufacturer that combines high revving NA V8 performance with a great manual trans.

    I'd love to have both, but I wouldn't give up my GT350 for one. I'd rather add a Miata to the stable than to sell the GT350 and throw money on top of it for the C8.

    One thing is for sure, Chevy absolutely did shit on the entire car world with a sub-60k legit mid engine sports car.
     
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    Your argument is that since the Shelby and the c8 are the same price they are in the same class. I am just illustrating that being the same price doesn't make these cars in the same class of cars.
     
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