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Old 02-18-2007, 05:45 PM
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My '99GT was my first car, first manual, too. Took two days to learn how to drive a manual, haven't stalled it since. IMO 96-04 GT would be just fine as a first car, as long as you respect it.
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Old 02-18-2007, 05:52 PM
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well the 1996-1998 GT has 215 hp 285 lbft thats a good amount of torque. but hp wise thats not to much i think i can handle it thats my opinion. i really want like a 2003 04 cobra but thats just wayyy to fast for a first car and wayy to expensive for me. i really dont have to much to spend i just got my first job and im trying to save up now in aiming for 5000 i dont want to spend more then that but i want to get a good reliable mustang. i dont know if i can get one for that much tho. what do you think would be a good price to pay for a pretty much stock 96-98 GT 5 speed
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:02 PM
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A GT for a first car???? It depends on the level of maturity above all else.Next would be the level of finance.Have you checked into the cost of the insurance?
If money's no object,then get a GT,but if the cost of insurance is a factor then you might want to get a different kind of car altogether.An older model four or six cylinder econobox might be a better choice for a first car.
Again it's the level of maturity that is all important.After all,you can solo an aircraft at 15 yrs. old.
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94-98 GT or 99-04 V-6 would be fine, there about the same power
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:53 PM
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what would be a good price to pay for a 1995-1998 GT or a 1995-1996 cobra? with minor mods or stock?
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Old 02-19-2007, 12:49 AM
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5000 grand u have alot more work to do before u get a GT.
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:31 AM
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well how much would a 1996 GT go for
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Old 02-19-2007, 03:12 AM
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when i got my first car i wanted to do some wreckless stuff. my friends and i would speed a lot and wed go do donuts and fishtail around dirt paarking lots...probably pretty typical teenage guy new driving thing. my first car was a V6 mustang...i think if i had the power of the GT i might have not been experienced and responsible enough to handle the power. so maybe not the best first car. i dont regret having the V6 first. and this is coming from a 20 year old lol. your welcome, parents.[8D]
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Old 02-19-2007, 03:28 AM
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My first vehicle was a 4.0 Ranger. I've always had interest in cars, and I proved I was appreciative by never wrecking or getting pulled over. Then I moved up to my 96 F-150. I sold the Ranger and paid the difference, and now I REALLY appreciate my truck. I am looking to get a 5.0 as soon as I can find one, and I'll be paying for that too. I think that if mom and dad buy it for you, you'll probably wreck it. But if you pay for it yourself, you'll have enough respect for it, and it will be a great first car.
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:07 PM
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Honestly as long as you respect the car I dont think it would matter if you got a Ford GT.

My first car was a 1970 Chevelle Malibu with a 396 that had been built to the tune of about 500rwhp and about 450tq. That car scared the crap out of me because how touchy the throttle was and how poor the brakes were. Because of the fear I gained respect for it and only was put into 1 life altering danger and that was my own fault for street racing on a frontage road with a 90 degree turn at the end where a 40' dropoff sat. I managed to slow the car down enough before putting it on 3 wheels while taking that corner. My buddy was in his 69' Chevelle and thought I was going to go off.

Just dont act stupid and learn your car inside and out before romping on it. I take all of my cars out and test them in abandoned area's before using them as a daily driver. Its like a test drive of the car you already own. I check how much it will take before the car lets loose in a line and in a turn and in wet conditions.

I was lucky enough to have very large empty parking lots loaned to me where cops couldnt say a thing, it might be harder for you to find something like that.

As for the cost of a 96' GT you should be able to get one for about $5000. If you add just another grad to that figure you can get a whole lot more of a nicer car. Though it also depends on where you live, those are Sacramento California standards, you can get a 97' Cobra out there for 8k

I am in SpringfieldMissouri right now and a 95' V6 picks up 5k by itself, so it really depends on where you are.

Also, in 96' The whole intake had a recall because they cracked, the electric fan had a recall and I think the radiator had a recall. The hood also had a recall and along with several other things. The intake and fan would be on the top of my list to replace.

After a little while and you get use to the power of the car you can upgrade to PI heads and intake to increase your power up to 99+ model standards. That 260 gives you a good kick in your pants

Best of luck

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