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I have a chance to trade even up on a 2014 gt 500 conv . my 2013 gt 350 is a 624hp, under 400 miles. i can pick the color and options for the 2014 gt 500 what should i do? are you guys happy with your gt 500? what color? thanks

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Color is up to the individual. I happen to like black the best but that is my point of view. I would assume that most everyone is very happy with their color combination no matter what color it is. I have seen some very beautiful pictures of different color combination cars posted here and they all look fantastic. What ever floats your boat is the color you should order. Look through the pages of this forum and you will get a good idea of the way the color combos look. As for happy with my GT500, I don't know as I am overseas and the dealer delivered it to my house and it has been in the garage ever since. About 14 more months and I will actually get to touch it.

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Why would you do that???? Just curious, seems like a few folks have already grown tired of their GT350's. If it is because you thrive for a Vert I might do it, otherwise no chance. There are a few thousand GT500's for every GT350 on the road.

 

 

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Why trade for the more common GT500 from the rare GT350?

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It's up to you to choose, but to answer your question I like my GT500 very much and you can do a lot of mods if you wish. As far as color I have black and it is hard to keep clean, it also shows every little scratch.The fact that you are even thinking about trading to the GT500 tells me you are not completely in love with your GT350. You have a hard decision good luck they are both fun cars.

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I have a chance to trade even up on a 2014 gt 500 conv . my 2013 gt 350 is a 624hp, under 400 miles. i can pick the color and options for the 2014 gt 500 what should i do? are you guys happy with your gt 500? what color? thanks

 

 

You say "even up" but isn't there a big price difference between the two MSRP's? Meaning that you would be trading a higher priced car for a lower priced car. I may be wrong but it seems to me you would not be getting the better part of the trade.

 

Steve

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Black is an evil color only used by people with OCD. Trust me, I know.

 

I've owned many black (and/or dark colored) cars and every time I get one I swear I will never have another. My black Benz was awesome for color, quality and depth. The most awesome ever were my black Shelby GTs. I'd never seen black paint with such depth. It was like looking into a black hole. But the cars are High Maintenance!!! It will truly take a lot of time to keep the swirls and micro scratches away. Plan on a clay bar treatment with major wax on odd numbered years and a professional detailing on even numbered years.

 

Unless you just plan on driving the snot out of it in which case the show quality paint job don't matter. Unless you have OCD.

 

My wife forbidded (forbade) me from getting a black GT.

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Let me tell you BULL SHIT the GT350 is 10 times more of a car then GT 500 if I could get my GT 350 back I would but I can't but I can tell not a GOOD idea KEEP IT . Yes I'm getting a GT 500 I would have gotten a GT350 but it wouldn't have been the same . You have a GREAT CAR KEEP IT

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they are close to the same MSRP 70k

 

 

I wasn't sure what MSRP would be on the GT500, I was guesstimating at $65k. I was also guesstimating that many 624hp GT350's are around $75-80k

 

It sounds like you want the GT500 and are trying to justify it. Nothing wrong with that and to that I say go with what you desire. From a production numbers standpoint and a money/value standpoint I still believe you would not be getting the better part of the deal.

 

Have you considered the sales tax you'll owe and the higher insurance premiums for the GT500?

 

Best wishes for either way you go.

 

Steve

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I agree you are not getting the better part of the deal. 3-5 years from now you will be kicking yourself, that is for sure.

 

But seems like you have the itch, do what you want to do.

 

I will not part with my Shelby, but if I did it would be for a Boss, I would do something similar to what Vapor did, he has a Sick Car.

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Keep the 350! I think you will regret the decision in the long run. You can always find a gt500 due to the production numbers in the future. Either way though both cars are a blast. Good problem to have.

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there is zero sales tax when you trade straight across the board,,,, insurance for the gt 350 is a joke... vin comes up as a plain GT mustang.... specialty ins for this car at 70 k the gt 500 comes up as a shelby from ford easy to insure.. not that sure on the value down the line.... only time will tell

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there is zero sales tax when you trade straight across the board,,,, insurance for the gt 350 is a joke... vin comes up as a plain GT mustang.... specialty ins for this car at 70 k the gt 500 comes up as a shelby from ford easy to insure.. not that sure on the value down the line.... only time will tell

 

Perhaps I misunderstood but when you mentioned that you had the choice of color & options, I figured this deal was going thru a dealership which must charge sales tax no matter what they do or don't take in trade. Heck even if it doesn't go thru a dealership you still pay sales tax at the DMV.

 

Both cars are easy to insure, never said otherwise, was only trying to point out that insurance on the GT500 will be much more than the GT350.

 

Again best of luck with your decision.

 

Steve

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Look, the GT350 is an awesome machine, no doubt about that...

However I had to have a Vert, and a GT350 at that time was not available. So I bit the bullet and got my GT500 Vert. I love this car, drive the snot out of it, have modded it nicely to about 600 RWHP, and have no regrets. Its got 32K on it now. Maybe one day I will SuperSnake it, who knows...

I would tend to agree that the GT350 will command more money down the road, but thats if you stick it away in the garge and stare at it, otherwise you might be dead before its worth BIG $$$. Just my .02

That said - Nothing like the top down blast in my GT500

GUS

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I have a chance to trade even up on a 2014 gt 500 conv . my 2013 gt 350 is a 624hp, under 400 miles. i can pick the color and options for the 2014 gt 500 what should i do? are you guys happy with your gt 500? what color? thanks

 

I gotta go with don't do it... your car is FAR more individualistic and unique. Nothing wrong with our 500's, but I'd kill to have them be half as rare between sightings as yours.

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Looks like it varies by State. From the Califonia DMV:

 

The State of California collects sales tax on the full sale price of the new vehicle regardless of the value of any trade.

 

Steve

 

I had a whole bunch of comebacks but they turned from funny to political. CA is the new great place to be from.

 

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I agree with the majority of posts. Keep the GT350. It came from Shelby American, just like the 65/66 GT350's did. There is history and prestige there, which cannot be denied. I'd trade my 13 GT500 for a Shelby GT350 in a heart-beat & I would drive it, just like I do my 13. I think you would regret making that trade, but it's your decision.

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Just a note I lost my GT 350 to SANDY and the insurance paid me over $100,000.00 for her .

 

I know you said you liked the 350 much better than the 500, with insurance money, why did you not replace it with a GT350? I have only seen a couple of the 350s anywhere but I know they are still making them.

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