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View Poll Results: Which of these two mosters would you rather have for a daily driver??
I wouldn't even want to drive an 08' KR "daily". My car gets new key scratches, gravel dings and other damage daily on the TX roads. That's why I bought a lowly GT for daily driving.
If I was retired and only had to make occassional runs in a car I would DEFINITELY choose the classic! But since I would have to drive it "daily" amongst some of the worst drivers and trucks here in central TX I'd have to go with the 08.
__________________ 2007 Alloy GT Coupe - MGW shifter/C&L Racer CAI/JBA LT headers/SLP Powerflo/Steeda HD motor mounts/Coast 17# driveshaft/Richmond 3.89s/Steeda Ultralite 18x9.5/275 40 Nitto NT05/Autometer DPSS Lvl 2 shiftlight, gauges. Steeda Sport Springs/FRPP STB/GT500 front CAs with X5 balljoints/Steeda bumpsteer kit/Steeda Watts Link/Koni Sports/Steeda HD strut plates/BMR relocation brackets/Hotchkis swaybars/Steeda CA bushing kit/Steeda rear coilover adjusters.
Since I only live 4 miles from work and my lady's F-150 is the commuter vehicle on the weekends, I would definitely take the '68, no question. The '08 KR is a wonderful car, fast, capable and limited in production, but it is still a current model that can be easily replaced. I only drive about 50-80 miles a week, so even at 10mpg, the '68 would only be going through 1/2 a tank a week at most( i go through 3/4 of a tank every 11 days on my '06 GT). I think since I'm in my forties and Shelby Mustangs were not super expensive when I was a kid in the 70's, to see their value hit low six figures as the norm makes owning one nowadays extremely special(in my eyes), where as the '08 is really just a dressed up '05+ Mustang(with a bitchin drivetrain, of course-lol). To each their own, right?
I would pick the '68 in a heartbeat. You can buy an '08, it isnt so easy to get ahold of a classic '68 G.T. 500 anymore. Those of you complaining bout horsepower you can easily freshen up that 427 and raise the numbers. Same way with the suspension, then you would have it all.
68 all the way. I love the looks and feel of a new mustang but you cant beat the classic!!!
1972 mustang. Currently in a million pieces.
Originally came from the factory as a 1 of 1 car.
Rear Window defrost,
Black deluxe Mach one interior,
PS, 302 2V, FMX
Fold down, spoiler
Tilt wheel, etc.... I could go on all day...
The '08 may be more comfortable and have more horses but that '68 is a magnificent piece of history. It's been turning heads for 40 years and will do so long after the '08's curves are no longer considered trendy and modern. I'd take the original any day of the week.
2012 BOSS 302
1 of 67 (Car Cover, Floor Mats, No Recaros) #0614 of 3250 (Overall)
20x9 & 20x11 Gloss Black Forgrstar F14's l 255/35/20 & 305/30/20 Pirelli P-Zero Tires l Eibach Sportlines l BMR Adjustable Panhard Bar l MMD Hood Struts l Shorty Antenna (AntennaX.com) l Sound Pipe Delete (CoolTechLLC.com)
Vehicle: '97 #240, Saleen Speedster and '69 Mustang Sportroof
If you were to win a GT500KR...
Add some better suspension, EFI, two more gears, brakes and twin turbos!
BTW: I am currently working on my own "Improved" '69 Sportroof with a '68 427 and twin turbos.
And my '97 Saleen 4-Valve 4.6 with the Vortech Supercharger, is quite a bit of FUN to drive with 10 pounds of boost!
Last edited by 67fire; 11-27-2008 at 05:08 AM.
Reason: To show that I LOVE ...Both!
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