What's so Special about a California???????

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....since I've sold the Challenger, while waiting for the check to
clear @ my bank I've been looking at California Specials as well
as PP cars and even a Mach 1.
I STILL don't see the draw of a California Special.
The money for the car doesn't seem to be worth it and looks like I'd
be getting more with a PP.

Still looking though....................:champagne:
It’s basically a cosmetics package. You either like or you don’t. Nothing wrong either way. Honestly I love my CS put would swap it in a second if I had the $$ for a Mach 1.

 
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...it's still hard to justify $50g+ for a car that will stay in the
downstairs most of its life.
I had the Challenger since Jan 18 this year. Did manage to
put 2500 miles on it.

Most of them was trying to make myself like the car...................:yawn:
 

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So either you like the looks (spoilers, scoops,grille,wheel and tire pkg, seats inserts and stitching and badges/stripes) or not and if not the extra $ (2500 in Canada) is not worth it to you. For me the difference is quite substantial and if I see a car with same colours as mine without the CS pack I know it was worth every cent I paid. Remember my car is a convertible grand tourer that doesn't look like every other mustang , not a track day car and not intended for that. I also love the looks of the Mach1 and if I wanted a track day car and a hard top and had the money it would be top of my list.
 

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As others have said, it is a Premium with additional unique aesthetics. I'm really happy with mine. The unique interior details including red stitching, the GT/CS grille, extended splitter, black accents and other aesthetics are exactly what I like. If the appearance isn't your cup of tea, then by definition it isn't the way to go.

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...not knocking anyone's choice at all.
I just made a statement that the car isn't worth the
extra money to me because I don't see in the CS what the
owners here see.

To each his own............:like:
 


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California Special is not a performance option, it is a luxury option.
Think of it has going fast in comfort.

Also I believe most buyers normally do not performance modify California Specials. Biggest draw are the interior and factory appearance package.
 

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...not knocking anyone's choice at all.
I just made a statement that the car isn't worth the
extra money to me because I don't see in the CS what the
owners here see.

To each his own............:like:
You are talking like its a huge price jump when in all honesty its only 2K difference, so like a 4% increase in price for a car that sets itself apart from the rest. From what I can tell they only make about 2000 CS's a year and they hold the value of that extra 2k pretty well (meaning when you go sell the CS you get about 80-90% of the extra money you paid back if you keep it stock.

If you don't like the looks thats fine, but don't say its not worth the money because 1) Its not a ton of money, and 2) The money is returned at the time of resale.
 

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You are talking like its a huge price jump when in all honesty its only 2K difference, so like a 4% increase in price for a car that sets itself apart from the rest. From what I can tell they only make about 2000 CS's a year and they hold the value of that extra 2k pretty well (meaning when you go sell the CS you get about 80-90% of the extra money you paid back if you keep it stock.

If you don't like the looks thats fine, but don't say its not worth the money because 1) Its not a ton of money, and 2) The money is returned at the time of resale.
I understand his point.

I just made a statement that the car isn't worth the extra money to me because I don't see in the CS what the owners here see.
 

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Absolutely - as with everything cosmetic everyone sees it differently. Nothing wrong about that for sure. Keeps the world interesting and everyone has their $ priorities. I find the gt cs a great value but that’s me. Raiti has some you tube videos going over what it is in detail.
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Absolutely - as with everything cosmetic everyone sees it differently. Nothing wrong about that for sure. Keeps the world interesting and everyone has their $ priorities. I find the gt cs a great value but that’s me. Raiti has some you tube videos going over what it is in detail.
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Interesting fact, The logo on the grille of the current day GT/CS is the original mustang logo
 

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You are talking like its a huge price jump when in all honesty its only 2K difference, so like a 4% increase in price for a car that sets itself apart from the rest. From what I can tell they only make about 2000 CS's a year and they hold the value of that extra 2k pretty well (meaning when you go sell the CS you get about 80-90% of the extra money you paid back if you keep it stock.

If you don't like the looks thats fine, but don't say its not worth the money because 1) Its not a ton of money, and 2) The money is returned at the time of resale.
I agree with this. It seems like people want to slam anyone who wants a special appearance package. I purchased my Saleen for very little over the base GT Premium because it had the upgrades in appearance that I liked and would have spent money on including lowering, wing/spoiler, upgraded air dam, tuned up HP, loader exhaust, 20 x 10.5 wheels, whited out gauge package and better leather seats than standard Ford. To me I got the upgrades I wanted installed at a much better price than I could have after market without getting other options I didn't need like Navigation, digital dash etc. If you like the look of what you purchased, then good for you and it was worth every penny. I can tell you that I get comments several times a day at lights, gas stations, parking lots, running down the highway etc on my car so others think it was worth it too.
 

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I honestly wish I had gotten the CS package for the grille alone. I wish it was't $1k+ to put a grille on a car.
 

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As others have said, it is a Premium with additional unique aesthetics. I'm really happy with mine. The unique interior details including red stitching, the GT/CS grille, extended splitter, black accents and other aesthetics are exactly what I like. If the appearance isn't your cup of tea, then by definition it isn't the way to go.

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That is a nice ride. I honestly never had a thought one way or the other for the CS appearance until this year. Something just caught my eye. I’m sure I’ll like it.
 

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...it's still hard to justify $50g+ for a car that will stay in the
downstairs most of its life.
I had the Challenger since Jan 18 this year. Did manage to
put 2500 miles on it.

Most of them was trying to make myself like the car...................:yawn:
Why didn't you like it?
 
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...hey klink........
Too big, not comfortable and like a California Special, unremarkable....
 

 
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