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riv1973
10-13-2004, 09:00 AM
Hi! i am considering buying a cobra next summer. I am considering a 2001 or a 2003. i know that the one main difference is the supercharger. but..which one is better. there is a significant price difference, but a factory supercharger with the warrenty is nice.

what are the positives and negatives to these cars and is there problems that i should look for when i go look at used cobras.

thanks

john

cobra330
10-13-2004, 12:15 PM
I just got an 04 with supercharger..and I have a 98..Hands down no choice...go with the 03 at least! You will probably be able to get one of heck a deal..and maybe a new one as alot car lots still have 03 Cobras.

riv1973
10-13-2004, 06:49 PM
great! i think that the '03 cobra is better than the SS camaro and WS-6 Trans am. i am a GM guy, but the independent rear suspension and the factory supercharger (with the engine upgrades to support the supprercharger) are the selling point of the cobra.

i hope to find one next july!

john

Mystic_Cobra
10-13-2004, 08:39 PM
The 2003-04 Cobra is definitely the way to go!
The power of that engine is amazing and the front end styling is a big improvement over the 99-01. It is definitely worth the money to get an 03-04. Some people are still trying to sell 01 Cobras for $20K + and some of the 03s are now in the $21-24K range. Not many, but some. In the spring, there will be even more in the lower price range.
I'm getting one.

cobra330
10-14-2004, 05:10 PM
The 2003-04 Cobra is definitely the way to go!
The power of that engine is amazing and the front end styling is a big improvement over the 99-01. It is definitely worth the money to get an 03-04. Some people are still trying to sell 01 Cobras for $20K + and some of the 03s are now in the $21-24K range. Not many, but some. In the spring, there will be even more in the lower price range.
I'm getting one.


Jimmy..go now and get one before you move!! :thumbsup:

Bartman01
10-15-2004, 02:42 PM
Postives of 03: Cleaner styling. More power. Slightly better seats. Better wipers (I got them for my 01). 9" wide wheels. As always, Ford has made incremental improvements to the car each year.

Major problems with 03: Possible cooling problems.

Positives of 01: Better gas mileage (that supercharger can help you guzzle the gas). Aluminum engine (better weight distribution). Less $$.

Major problems with 01: Possible pinging problems.

My opinion:
For a weekend "fun" car the 03 all the way.
For a daily driver it depends. If money is scarce the up front savings of the 01 plus the gas savings can really add up.