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By Mac on 07/16/09 12:42 PM (PDT)

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2008 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible 2dr Convertible (5.4L 8cyl S/C 6M)

Review

I bought this car for my wife and traded in a 2004 350Z. All in all the Z was easier as a daily driver but we really don't drive this car often. Mash the gas and smile all the time. A fun car to drive but as others point out the interior needs more distinguishing characteristics compared to a GT. The dealer tried to add 15K to the MSRP based on it being a Shelby; don't pay it! It is an extremely nice car but please know folks that this is a suped up Cobra and the only thing common to Vegas modified Shelby's is the Shelby label on the back and badge.
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Sweetness
By Tlang on 02/26/08 07:43 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible 2dr Convertible (5.4L 8cyl S/C 6M)

Review

I saw my first dream car when I was 15. A red conv Shelby GT 500. All I could think was someday! I have since owned other performance cars including Corvette's, Camaro's, Saleen's at 560hp. All of which I was and remain impressed with. What can I Say,I am a 12yr old gear head with a decent job that lets me play. Then I got my 2008 Vapor GT500 Conv. My wife will tell you I cant say enough about it. The GT500 was awesome, But I felt it lacked immediate throttle response. A Evolution Perfomance kit (Air Intake, smaller pulley 4psi boost, and a re-program for a quick 640hp)put me into pure wow mode. The GT500 has looks open roof and real power. I am living my American Dream
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All American Swagger - Get Some
By Brad on 02/24/08 04:53 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible 2dr Convertible (5.4L 8cyl S/C 6M)

Review

Comparing this car to fancy exotic sports cars misses the point All have their merits but they are completely different. If this were people it is like comparing John Wayne to Elton John. The Shelby is tough gritty all American fun with a retro swagger and not fancy flashy with funky glasses or even carbon fiber for that matter It is all about the engine with enough suspension raw power torgue and oversteer to put a chill down your spine and your heart in your mouth when you stomp on it. And If you do have time to look at all that shinny plastic while going 0-60 in 4.5+ you will see a smile on your face. Can't do that with those walnut and leather, int. All American swagger. Get some
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What a Privledge to Own
By John Tamel on 02/21/08 12:52 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible 2dr Convertible (5.4L 8cyl S/C 6M)

Review

Just an overall great car. A bit pricey, but buying in February appears to make a considerable price difference. This car somewhat reminds me of the car in the movie "Christine" because it is capable of so many things. Most notably, the 500 horsepower will blow away just about anything. Most Corvettes don't even match up to the Shelby in terms of power. Corvette owners lining up next to a Shelby at a red light shouldn't even consider steppin on the pedal. Try that and you'll be embarassed and left in the dust. Any person using the Shelby for ordinary, everyday travel should be shot.
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One Fun Ride
By RR on 11/19/07 16:58 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible 2dr Convertible (5.4L 8cyl S/C 6M)

Review

I have a 2007 Vette CV to compare and the new GT 500 CV. The GT 500 is more fun to drive because it seems faster regardless of Road and Track articles. I am not into racing or burning tires but if you hold the GT 500 down very long you better have no distractions and a pretty long straight ahead of you because the pavement will go by like you are leaving the airport in a jet. The Vette has more options and obviously more finess. Compare a Vette to the Honda Goldwing and this new GT 500 to the Harley Vrod Screaming Eagle all of which I have owned. They are very different cars. I started off driving a Roush CV and moved to the 500 due to the subdued exhaust and better resale in my opinion
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A Beauty and A Beast
By Sol on 10/30/07 13:28 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible 2dr Convertible (5.4L 8cyl S/C 6M)

Review

I have always been a huge fan of the Mustang, specifically, Shelby editions. This car gives you more bangs for your bucks. I fell in-love with this car the moment I saw the hood down (while sitting on a dealer's show room). Performance overall is grea. Drive is smooth. This car is definitely a keeper!
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Driving 500 Horses
By Bob Maginnis on 10/13/07 15:14 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible 2dr Convertible (5.4L 8cyl S/C 6M)

Review

The convertible is Vista Blue and the paint is excellent. The interior is simple w/o a lot of electronic junk. Everything dash/radio etc is basic and functions well. The top operation is smooth and is real cloth. Performance is what you'd expect from a 500hp car. After a couple of hundred miles, the avg mpg is a bit over 22 but that includes hiway. Interior road noise is at a minimum, even with (aftermarket) dual 2 chamber Flowmasters. (Car sound like a monster V8) The Cobra is a beautiful, responsive machine and worth the money. One of a kind.
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