View Full Version : buying a 03 cobra Wednesday,what to look for?

05-14-2006, 06:00 PM
I am going to look at a 03 cobra Wednesday.The car is bone stock down to the air filter,only 11k on it.It has a build date of 7/02,so I am concerned about the heads on the car.I asked if he had the car in for revised heads and he wasn't aware there was a issue with his heads(he did get the recall done for the gas pedal though).Should all the cars built in 02 get the blue paint heads?How difficult is it to convince the dealer to replace the heads?
I could use any tips on what to look and listen for.

05-14-2006, 06:03 PM
Most of the 03's on the second run had the newer heads but even with them there were still some with issues...Last I heard the dealers were not fixing the head problem but I could be wrong..

Good luck and welcome to the boards!! :thumbsup:

05-16-2006, 09:57 AM
I just got my 03 cobra a few weeks ago and the heads on mine had to be changed. test drive it because if it has only 11K miles on it then that means that it was not driven that much. listen to any pings or knocking when you test drive it. if you hear any then you know that it was not fixed. check everything air, oil, breaks, and so on. cause it has 11k miles on it i would bet everything on it has never been changed keep that in mind when you look over it. well good luck and i hope you get it!!!