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I know this question has probably been asked a million times but I want to know what you guys think is right for me. I'm graduating college in December and am currently waiting on a call back from a CPA firm to see if I got the job. If I do get the job the first thing I am going to do is get myself a new car. I no its certainly not the best investment but I currently drive a trailblazer SS and want to get away from the SUV and get into a muscle car. With that being said, my parents are going to give me the money for my trailblazer and my dad can keep that and i can use it if it snows a bit in Jersey to get to work, Im hoping for around 25K which i would be happy with. That should bring either car down to the 40k range which i can afford at this point in time. Now, I have my eye on either the zl1 or gt500. I hear great things about both being I look at the camaro forums and shelby forums religiously. Being that i never owned a manual transmission car do you think im in over my head hoping into a 200 mph car? I have drove manual transmission cars before and understand the whole concept. I just really feel like you just need to give it time and get use to the clutch engagement and whatnot. They say the zl1 has a nicer ride because of the magnetic suspension and everything. How does the shelby drive? Honestly, im leaning more towards the shelby, just because i like the looks better and for they have one here in jersey black with red stripes, with every option except the glass roof listed at 66 and i got a quote online for 60,700. Is that a good price? I see alot of people paid msrp so 6k below msrp i feel like is a steal. Thats the same price they have a zl1 listed in newjersey at and you're getting another ~80hp and better looks, in my opinion. Okay, enough ranting, what would you guys do? What do you like best about the shelby and least? Thanks alot in advanced.

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Ok probably the only one here in the same situation as you is me. I never drove a manual car in my life untill the shelby. Actually thats a lie I drove my friends acura TSX 2004 to practice with a bit. Granted that was maybe a total for 4 hours practice before getting into the shelby. Now I drive it perfectly. Took me around a week to be able to shift without jerking the car and also smoothly move the car in 1st. Now I also was looking at the zl1. I have also driven a ZL1. Yes its true the ride is much smoother. The shelby with the goodyears is HARD AS SHIT. But when I switched to the winter pirellis it smoothed everything out. I assume the same will happen with the michelins. I think the goodyears are just a crap tire and make the shelby ride like crap. Granted it still isn't as good as a ZL1 in comfort but the gap got much more narrow. I choose the shelby simply because of mod potential, power, and mostly looks. I hate the inside of the camaro. Though I don't like the inside of the shelby much more. The recaros and nav won it for me and the glass roof. A fully optioned shelby coupe should come to around 69k.

 

If you like the looks of the shelby better and you found a car with the options and colors you want, I suggest you go for the shelby. Plus the zl1 has had power steering failures and problems with the carbon fiber insert cracking. As far as seat in the pants acceleration you can only feel a slight difference that the shelby is faster. Also the shelby gets better gas milage than the ZL1 so keep that in mind. Don't worry about learning how to drive it, its easy. Just use common sense. Remember you have 662 hp at the mercy of your right foot so don't do dumb crap and nothing bad will happen to you.

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Ok probably the only one here in the same situation as you is me. I never drove a manual car in my life untill the shelby. Actually thats a lie I drove my friends acura TSX 2004 to practice with a bit. Granted that was maybe a total for 4 hours practice before getting into the shelby. Now I drive it perfectly. Took me around a week to be able to shift without jerking the car and also smoothly move the car in 1st. Now I also was looking at the zl1. I have also driven a ZL1. Yes its true the ride is much smoother. The shelby with the goodyears is HARD AS SHIT. But when I switched to the winter pirellis it smoothed everything out. I assume the same will happen with the michelins. I think the goodyears are just a crap tire and make the shelby ride like crap. Granted it still isn't as good as a ZL1 in comfort but the gap got much more narrow. I choose the shelby simply because of mod potential, power, and mostly looks. I hate the inside of the camaro. Though I don't like the inside of the shelby much more. The recaros and nav won it for me and the glass roof. A fully optioned shelby coupe should come to around 67k. So if they don't have the glass roof and are charging 66 there might be a 1k mark up since the glass roof is 2k.

 

If you like the looks of the shelby better and you found a car with the options and colors you want, I suggest you go for the shelby. Plus the zl1 has had power steering failures and problems with the carbon fiber insert cracking. As far as seat in the pants acceleration you can only feel a slight difference that the shelby is faster. Also the shelby gets better gas milage than the ZL1 so keep that in mind. Don't worry about learning how to drive it, its easy. Just use common sense. Remember you have 662 hp at the mercy of your right foot so don't do dumb crap and nothing bad will happen to you.

 

 

Thanks for the info. My father likes the shelby more and um well my mom hates anything that is over 300 hp for me haha. She had a t top berlanetta (sp?) back in the day and my day had a vette, so i figured since they both had their fair share of sports cars its my turn! They are listing the shelby at 66,7XX but gave me an ONLINE quote of 60,760. So i figured i can hopefully get they down a little more hopefully around ~58-59k and ill be a happy camper. Anymore input guys?

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I fully agree with svt13 and I want to add one comment about the GT500, or any muscle cars, but in special the GT500!

 

Please forgive me for my comment, it is not to judge or advice it is just personal from experience. I was a professional racer since I WAS LITERALLY 16 years of age back in Brasil, as my daddy owned a car and motorcycle dealers, I was part of the racing teams and had quite a few accidents for being imprudent at times! (Maturity).

 

You mention that this is after your college graduation, that means you are around your early 20' and driving a muscle car like the GT500 is really a big responsibility, as it is very unforgiven due to the torque and power. GET the GT500, period, but don't forget to be very careful and conscious about the power at all times, as you can spin a 360 degree in no time. This is a car that most will enjoy and some will hate, you have to be gentle with clutch and accelerator pedal, you should get used to drive a manual for about 4 hours locally and in traffic before attempting to drive the GT500, just to give you an idea of how manual cars behave with your clutch and pedals inputs.

 

Be safe and good luck,

Know Safety, No pain.

braztang

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Thanks for the info. My father likes the shelby more and um well my mom hates anything that is over 300 hp for me haha. She had a t top berlanetta (sp?) back in the day and my day had a vette, so i figured since they both had their fair share of sports cars its my turn! They are listing the shelby at 66,7XX but gave me an ONLINE quote of 60,760. So i figured i can hopefully get they down a little more hopefully around ~58-59k and ill be a happy camper. Anymore input guys?

 

 

I got every option except the shaker and track pack coolers and my car came to 60k invoice of 59k and a sticker of 65k. I paid 1k over invoice. So if you have everything except the glass roof you won't get 58-59k. For you I'd say MSRP or 1-2k under is a good deal. For a fully optioned car without the glass roof 67k. So if you get it for about 2-3k off thats a good deal. Idk anyone else who got the deal I got.

 

But just remember don't get too crazy with the throttle. Use common sense. No flooring it when make a U-Turn or any kind of turn really. You have to ease into it with this car. If you are smooth with everything the car is easy as hell to drive. This is my first manual and car over 300hp and I'm fine with it.

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I fully agree with svt13 and I want to add one comment about the GT500, or any muscle cars, but in special the GT500!

 

Please forgive me for my comment, it is not to judge or advice it is just personal from experience. I was a professional racer since I WAS LITERALLY 16 years of age back in Brasil, as my daddy owned a car and motorcycle dealers, I was part of the racing teams and had quite a few accidents for being imprudent at times! (Maturity).

 

You mention that this is after your college graduation, that means you are around your early 20' and driving a muscle car like the GT500 is really a big responsibility, as it is very unforgiven due to the torque and power. GET the GT500, period, but don't forget to be very careful and conscious about the power at all times, as you can spin a 360 degree in no time. This is a car that most will enjoy and some will hate, you have to be gentle with clutch and accelerator pedal, you should get used to drive a manual for about 4 hours locally and in traffic before attempting to drive the GT500, just to give you an idea of how manual cars behave with your clutch and pedals inputs.

 

Be safe and good luck,

Know Safety, No pain.

braztang

 

 

Thank you for your input braztang. Yes i am currently 22 and no im not just saying this but am actually very responsible. When i was 17 I was lucky enough to have my parents hand me the keys to the 400 hp trailblazer SS. Although, its has no where near the hp or torque of the gt500 i was certainly alot more irresponsible when i was 17 and very easy to persuade to floor the SS. I have yet to get into an accident (knock on wood) and would again consider myself a responsible driver. I no that a life changing accident can happen in the blink of an eye and always drive with caution. A couple of questions i have, what rpm does the shelby like to get going at from a stand still to first. (1000, 1200 rpms)? Also, does it have a back up camera and hows the visability because i no the visability in the zl1 sucks.

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Thank you for your input braztang. Yes i am currently 22 and no im not just saying this but am actually very responsible. When i was 17 I was lucky enough to have my parents hand me the keys to the 400 hp trailblazer SS. Although, its has no where near the hp or torque of the gt500 i was certainly alot more irresponsible when i was 17 and very easy to persuade to floor the SS. I have yet to get into an accident (knock on wood) and would again consider myself a responsible driver. I no that a life changing accident can happen in the blink of an eye and always drive with caution. A couple of questions i have, what rpm does the shelby like to get going at from a stand still to first. (1000, 1200 rpms)? Also, does it have a back up camera and hows the visability because i no the visability in the zl1 sucks.

 

 

Shelby has no back up camera but you can very easily add one. Look at nav-tv its what I used. They also have the best cameras on the market. The visibility is much better than the camaro. The shelby is pretty fast in all gears but is SCARY fast in 3rd at around 3000 RPM. It takes to around 3k RPM in all gears to really get it going.

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Oh also if you are buying this car a MUST HAVE thing is a tire warranty.

 

 

awesome you actually read my mind as that was my next question. I no with the zl1 they offer a tire warranty so now im assuming from what you said they also offer a tire warranty for the shelby. I got it on my SS and used it twice so it paid for itself thats for sure. After viewing the prices of these tires it seems like after using it one time it will pay for itself.

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awesome you actually read my mind as that was my next question. I no with the zl1 they offer a tire warranty so now im assuming from what you said they also offer a tire warranty for the shelby. I got it on my SS and used it twice so it paid for itself thats for sure. After viewing the prices of these tires it seems like after using it one time it will pay for itself.

 

 

Mine did. I put a hole in my front right tire after 1000 miles.

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I would be surprised if the dealer sells the car for the quote you list, chances are, the dealer will try to get $5000 over sticker when you actually call or go down to the dealership. For the money you were quoted, that car would last about 30 seconds in New Jersey.

 

 

Yeah i was thinking it was way to good to be true. I just dont get why they would quote you such a low price, maybe just to get you in the door. I cant wait to see their faces when they see a 22 year old "kid" walk in the door asking to look at a shelby. God only knows what they're going to ask for the car then. Sucks being young

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Yeah i was thinking it was way to good to be true. I just dont get why they would quote you such a low price, maybe just to get you in the door. I cant wait to see their faces when they see a 22 year old "kid" walk in the door asking to look at a shelby. God only knows what they're going to ask for the car then. Sucks being young

 

 

I didn't get ripped off when i walked through the door lol. Maybe because in my area thats more common than other areas. Now where you might get screwed is the insurance. Maybe you can convince the parents to pay for it :). I would suggest for you to try nationwide. They give me the cheapest rate plus double the coverage of my current insurance policy with geico and I called all the insurance companies.

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Thank you for your input braztang. Yes i am currently 22 and no im not just saying this but am actually very responsible. When i was 17 I was lucky enough to have my parents hand me the keys to the 400 hp trailblazer SS. Although, its has no where near the hp or torque of the gt500 i was certainly alot more irresponsible when i was 17 and very easy to persuade to floor the SS. I have yet to get into an accident (knock on wood) and would again consider myself a responsible driver. I no that a life changing accident can happen in the blink of an eye and always drive with caution. A couple of questions i have, what rpm does the shelby like to get going at from a stand still to first. (1000, 1200 rpms)? Also, does it have a back up camera and hows the visability because i no the visability in the zl1 sucks.

 

Hey man, no problems, I am exactly double of your age now and I have done CRAZY things in the past, sometimes I try to hide that from my 2 sons, one is your age and one is 8, but believe me, the 22 yrs old son KNOWS and SAW some CRAZINESS when I was a younger daddy! so WHAT CAN I SAY!

 

I am sure you will bear in mind that a manual GT500 can get you spinning in no time, so really, stay easy on the pedal. As an example, I purposely span and recovered it at 70MPH from a 6 gear downshift to 4th gear and hit the accelerator, so imagine how much power there is on the rear wheels!

BE CAREFUL my friend.

Now, RPMS, I find it 3K to be the MAX you really want to launch on any normal driving circunstances, I am sure some more experienced Shelby drivers can give their input to this, but really, even on higher gears, you got to be careful in driving outside of a track environment, the car builds speed and power VERY QUICKLY.

 

I do not think you will ever need to add any back up cameras to the car, I wouldn't do it at all, the Mustangs in general have a great rear visibility at all times, and the rear side windows allow plenty of room for a safe back-out from a driveway or intersection, so you are fine.

 

I hope you are not dealing with OLD BRIDGE FORD in NJ... These guys are going to take a big bite on anyone who becomes their FIRST AND ONLY TIME customers...it is a type of dealer who only wants to see you ONCE, make money on you and goodbye, so JUST HOPE it is not the case.

 

Good luck and please provide us with feedback when you get your new ride.

Stay safe and remember:

Know Safety, No Pain.

braztang

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Hey man, no problems, I am exactly double of your age now and I have done CRAZY things in the past, sometimes I try to hide that from my 2 sons, one is your age and one is 8, but believe me, the 22 yrs old son KNOWS and SAW some CRAZINESS when I was a younger daddy! so WHAT CAN I SAY!

 

I am sure you will bear in mind that a manual GT500 can get you spinning in no time, so really, stay easy on the pedal. As an example, I purposely span and recovered it at 70MPH from a 6 gear downshift to 4th gear and hit the accelerator, so imagine how much power there is on the rear wheels!

BE CAREFUL my friend.

Now, RPMS, I find it 3K to be the MAX you really want to launch on any normal driving circunstances, I am sure some more experienced Shelby drivers can give their input to this, but really, even on higher gears, you got to be careful in driving outside of a track environment, the car builds speed and power VERY QUICKLY.

 

I do not think you will ever need to add any back up cameras to the car, I wouldn't do it at all, the Mustangs in general have a great rear visibility at all times, and the rear side windows allow plenty of room for a safe back-out from a driveway or intersection, so you are fine.

 

I hope you are not dealing with OLD BRIDGE FORD in NJ... These guys are going to take a big bite on anyone who becomes their FIRST AND ONLY TIME customers...it is a type of dealer who only wants to see you ONCE, make money on you and goodbye, so JUST HOPE it is not the case.

 

Good luck and please provide us with feedback when you get your new ride.

Stay safe and remember:

Know Safety, No Pain.

braztang

 

 

Wait how did you lose it downshifting? Now you are scaring me lol. And what do you mean the rear visibility is good without a camera? How do you see anything with that damn spoiler? lol. Idk I am not good at gauging my rear distance in this car hence why I needed the camera maybe for others who are very good at that then yea they don't need it.

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Because the Shelby engine has such high torque, you don't need a lot of RPMs to get it going if you want to take it easy. I frequently let out the clutch on my 2012 with just a little above idle with no problems. It is similar to driving an 18 wheeler. The torque is so high on the truck motors that you don't have to give them any throttle at all in low gear to get going!

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Wait how did you lose it downshifting? Now you are scaring me lol. And what do you mean the rear visibility is good without a camera? How do you see anything with that damn spoiler? lol. Idk I am not good at gauging my rear distance in this car hence why I needed the camera maybe for others who are very good at that then yea they don't need it.

 

 

CAREFULLY...Try to donwshift from 6 to 4 at 70MPH and hit the accelerator hard! you will see that rear end burn rubber and go ALL OVER... to correct just LIGHTLY tap the steering wheel to the opposite side of the spin...

Just like recovering from a spin on a fixed wing! except that your steering wheel will be your FOOT! lol

 

Hey man, I have an answer and a question for you.

Answer: Tire rack = Porter (ext.4672) my sales person.

Question: did you consider putting PERMANENT all season tires on your car, so you don't have to swap them every 6 months? That is what I really want to do, so I can change them and sell my STOCK ones, since they are brand new! any suggestions? Thanks

 

Take care buddy,

Luiz

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I know this question has probably been asked a million times but I want to know what you guys think is right for me. I'm graduating college in December and am currently waiting on a call back from a CPA firm to see if I got the job. If I do get the job the first thing I am going to do is get myself a new car. I no its certainly not the best investment but I currently drive a trailblazer SS and want to get away from the SUV and get into a muscle car. With that being said, my parents are going to give me the money for my trailblazer and my dad can keep that and i can use it if it snows a bit in Jersey to get to work, Im hoping for around 25K which i would be happy with. That should bring either car down to the 40k range which i can afford at this point in time. Now, I have my eye on either the zl1 or gt500. I hear great things about both being I look at the camaro forums and shelby forums religiously. Being that i never owned a manual transmission car do you think im in over my head hoping into a 200 mph car? I have drove manual transmission cars before and understand the whole concept. I just really feel like you just need to give it time and get use to the clutch engagement and whatnot. They say the zl1 has a nicer ride because of the magnetic suspension and everything. How does the shelby drive? Honestly, im leaning more towards the shelby, just because i like the looks better and for they have one here in jersey black with red stripes, with every option except the glass roof listed at 66 and i got a quote online for 60,700. Is that a good price? I see alot of people paid msrp so 6k below msrp i feel like is a steal. Thats the same price they have a zl1 listed in newjersey at and you're getting another ~80hp and better looks, in my opinion. Okay, enough ranting, what would you guys do? What do you like best about the shelby and least? Thanks alot in advanced.

 

 

 

 

Try them both and pick the one you like the best..either way they're both awesome cars..I lean towards the GT500 but it's going to be your car

 

you deside..good luck and keep the rubber side down.

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CAREFULLY...Try to donwshift from 6 to 4 at 70MPH and hit the accelerator hard! you will see that rear end burn rubber and go ALL OVER... to correct just LIGHTLY tap the steering wheel to the opposite side of the spin...

Just like recovering from a spin on a fixed wing! except that your steering wheel will be your FOOT! lol

 

Hey man, I have an answer and a question for you.

Answer: Tire rack = Porter (ext.4672) my sales person.

Question: did you consider putting PERMANENT all season tires on your car, so you don't have to swap them every 6 months? That is what I really want to do, so I can change them and sell my STOCK ones, since they are brand new! any suggestions? Thanks

 

Take care buddy,

Luiz

 

 

I did consider all season tires but here is the thing. As I said before an all season tire is a compromise between winter and summer. That means you won't get as good performance during summer or winter. This car scares me enough and like I said tires are the most important thing on this car. It's what keeps the car on the ground so I rather not do a compromise with them. I want to be able to drive like a crazy person all year round without worrying about killing myself. So I don't mind switching. It's honestly not that bad when you have 2 sets of rims. If you have 2 sets of rims with the tires already mounted it takes like what 10-20 minutes to switch them? My alcoas will be my summer rim and my stock rim will be my winter rim. Now given with what shelby comes out with later for a rim I may even sell all of my sets of alcoas and get the new wheel just because I'd like a lighter rim than the alcoa but I highly doubt that will happen.

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Hey man, no problems, I am exactly double of your age now and I have done CRAZY things in the past, sometimes I try to hide that from my 2 sons, one is your age and one is 8, but believe me, the 22 yrs old son KNOWS and SAW some CRAZINESS when I was a younger daddy! so WHAT CAN I SAY!

 

I am sure you will bear in mind that a manual GT500 can get you spinning in no time, so really, stay easy on the pedal. As an example, I purposely span and recovered it at 70MPH from a 6 gear downshift to 4th gear and hit the accelerator, so imagine how much power there is on the rear wheels!

BE CAREFUL my friend.

Now, RPMS, I find it 3K to be the MAX you really want to launch on any normal driving circunstances, I am sure some more experienced Shelby drivers can give their input to this, but really, even on higher gears, you got to be careful in driving outside of a track environment, the car builds speed and power VERY QUICKLY.

 

I do not think you will ever need to add any back up cameras to the car, I wouldn't do it at all, the Mustangs in general have a great rear visibility at all times, and the rear side windows allow plenty of room for a safe back-out from a driveway or intersection, so you are fine.

 

I hope you are not dealing with OLD BRIDGE FORD in NJ... These guys are going to take a big bite on anyone who becomes their FIRST AND ONLY TIME customers...it is a type of dealer who only wants to see you ONCE, make money on you and goodbye, so JUST HOPE it is not the case.

 

Good luck and please provide us with feedback when you get your new ride.

Stay safe and remember:

Know Safety, No Pain.

braztang

 

 

No, i am not dealing with old bridge ford. Im more north. This waiting is killing me. I have my eye on one particular zl1 and one shelby. I really hope they dont sell in the next week. The only thing that i think is helping me is that the winter is coming and most people, im assuming, arent in the market for a sports car at this time!

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My parents agreed that if I drive responsibly they will pay for the insurance as long as it doesn't sky rocket from tickets etc they will keep me covered

 

 

Jeez I really wish you luck kid. Where I come from, 22 years of age and 662 HP is a really BAD mix. Also it's gonna be pretty difficult to drive a monster like this responsibly. Driving these cars responsibly kinda takes all the fun out of owning one IMO but to each his own and if you do go the route of the GT500 or the ZL1 don't drive it like an a'hole. Again, good luck in whatever you choose.

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My parents agreed that if I drive responsibly they will pay for the insurance as long as it doesn't sky rocket from tickets etc they will keep me covered

 

 

Just make sure you land that job man. My wife spent 6 years in college for a Molecular Biology BS and Nuclear Medicine certification and it's been 2 years and she hasn't had a single interview in hundreds of applications. Fresh out of college doesn't always translate to jobs these days unfortunately, and the numbers are only getting worse. Wish you the best of luck on the Shelby, I bought way over my head when I got out of high school myself so I know just what how you're feeling.

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+1 about landing a good job.

 

I bought my 2011 GT500 at 24yrs old with a similar driving record. As a low mileage (not daily driver) vehicle, insurance wasn't bad.

 

I love my 500 but have a lot of respect for the ZL-1. One is about as fast as the other but I really believe the Shelby gets the most attention. I have people giving me a thumbs up, waving, etc everytime I drive it. It definitely makes it a lot of fun.

 

Regarding the power of these cars, as stated they can be dangerous. The traction control system comes on automatically from start for a reason. However the power isn't something that makes the car hard to drive or makes me super hesitant to get on it. It's like any other car in the fact the harder you push it, the wilder the ride.

 

Just enjoy riding in a cool car and knowing you are privileged to own it. You have worked hard for it and probably deserve it. Treat it like your reward for a job well done and you won't destroy it. I know I don't want my trophy to be broken because of a stupid mistake on my part. I can utilize a lot of the cars horsepower without getting in a near out of control scenario.

 

Good luck on a decision.

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Just enjoy riding in a cool car and knowing you are privileged to own it. You have worked hard for it and probably deserve it. Treat it like your reward for a job well done and you won't destroy it.

 

well said. I went to boarding school in HS and some of the kids in my class got 911s and M3s in high school as gifts from dad. they treated the cars like sh!t and had no respect for them where as the kids like me who bought their own cars (even though they were mostly junk) took the best care of them. the only advice I can add is drive responsibly, when I was 22 I made a lot of bad decisions behind the wheel (usually involving speeding) but got lucky and never hurt myself or anyone. be smart.

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Thanks for all the responses guy, you're all super supportive. I will not make any moves until i have the job set in stone. I will be living at home for at least the first couple of years to build up some wealth and get a firm hold on things. I like the fact that whatever vehicle i choose you see NONE of them around my area. For some reason, i have yet to see a '13 gt500 or a ZL1 and i like that. Driving a manual i feel will not only make me have more control of the car and making it alot more fun to drive but help me to stop smoking cigarettes! I will have all i can do to make sure im staying in control and paying attention let alone worry about ashing a cigarette. Plus i want that new car smell to last as long as possible mmm. Since this will be my daily driver when theres no snow on the ground, do you guys reccomend i get winter tires right off the bat for the colder weather thats soon upon us. What other wheels do you guys recommend? I feel like its better to have two sets of wheels/tires for the winter months and keep the stock wheels/tires for the spring/summer/fall months. Im fortunate that my sisters boyfriends works for pirelli so he could get me the tires at cost which of course will help me with the price. Ive been reading and it seems the sottozero seris II are a good route to take. 255/40R19 for the front and 285/35R20 rear, is that correct?

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Thanks for all the responses guy, you're all super supportive. I will not make any moves until i have the job set in stone. I will be living at home for at least the first couple of years to build up some wealth and get a firm hold on things. I like the fact that whatever vehicle i choose you see NONE of them around my area. For some reason, i have yet to see a '13 gt500 or a ZL1 and i like that. Driving a manual i feel will not only make me have more control of the car and making it alot more fun to drive but help me to stop smoking cigarettes! I will have all i can do to make sure im staying in control and paying attention let alone worry about ashing a cigarette. Plus i want that new car smell to last as long as possible mmm. Since this will be my daily driver when theres no snow on the ground, do you guys reccomend i get winter tires right off the bat for the colder weather thats soon upon us. What other wheels do you guys recommend? I feel like its better to have two sets of wheels/tires for the winter months and keep the stock wheels/tires for the spring/summer/fall months. Im fortunate that my sisters boyfriends works for pirelli so he could get me the tires at cost which of course will help me with the price. Ive been reading and it seems the sottozero seris II are a good route to take. 255/40R19 for the front and 285/35R20 rear, is that correct?

 

 

Lol I like your stay at home and grow the wealth idea. I'm doing the same thing. I'm guessing you probably live near me being in the northeast. But yes definitely do not get this car unless you have the job set in stone. I have pirellis on my car right now. I suggest you do the same. Then get michelins PSS for summer. But get a 2nd set of rims. It will make changing out the wheels much much easier. The tire size you mentioned is correct. Get those crap good years off and sell them to someone else like I did.

 

I have yet to see another 2013 shelby in my area. I've seen around three 2010-2012 gt500s though. I've only seen one zl1 so far.

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Don't get into too deep of debt, otherwise you will never be able to move out of your parents house. Personally I would rather have a less expensive car and my own apartment, if I were you.

 

 

I think a shelby is better than throwing away 2k a month on rent. Now if it were to be for buying a condon then thats a different story.

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