Soft touch material upgrades 2019/2020 GT350

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    All, new to the forum. I'm thinking of purchasing a 2019 or 2020 GT350. Need to starting visiting dealers, but before I do, was curious, with the 2019 changes seems like they added soft touch materials to the center console surrounding the gear shifter? Can someone confirm? Also, was the very top of the door panel changed to a soft touch material? What about in the back seat, where car meets window, hard or soft plastic? Thank you for reading this and your responses.
     
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    My understanding is for 2019 on the console is now covered with a leather like material with stitching, as opposed to the older ones are just plastic

    Also, the standard interior was all black for gt350 and black with red stitching for the R 2015-2018 but 2019 on the base 350 has more if a 2 tone grey/ black theme and the R has red inserts. This and some other small changes in how the car was ID'ed in the seat backs/headrests, etc

    Of course, 2019 on had I think a different dash trim, and added the carbon fiber as an option

    Past that, I am no expert
     
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    So I'm going to assume you're looking at a Base/Non-R model? If that's true, there is no mechanical difference between a 2019 and a 2020.

    The only thing a 2020 will offer you is Grabber Lime, Rapid Red, and Twister Orange as colors. You can also theoretically get a Heritage Model.

    There are insane deals on 2019's right now - here's a nice Ruby Red at $10K off MSRP - https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/785290333/overview/
     
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    Thank you both for your replies. Very helpful. I'm looking at a nonR Heritage Edition.
     
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    If you want a Heritage Edition then you're buying a 2020.

    I would try to find a dealer that will give you a firm price on their 2020 GT350 allocation and let you spec out the car as you wish (Heritage Edition + your choice of options).

    There are small dealerships in the Midwest that will sell under MSRP - even at invoice - because their local market won't consume the Shelby.

    Go on cars.com and look for 2019's going at fire sale prices. Call the dealership and talk to the Sales Manager. Ask them if they have a 2020 allocation they want to sell the day it's delivered - because you're that kind of buyer.

    There's a little work involved but you can find those deals if you pursue them.
     
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    Thank you. Funny I live in Illinois and that has been my strategy. I found one, but for anyone who is looking, I found two others that I did not take, but both were willing to sell their allocation for MSRP or slightly below. Meyer Ford in Indiana (call Brian Meyer). Hopkins Ford in IL (call salesperson named Kevin).
     
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