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Old 04-05-2013, 11:03 PM   #81
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It needs more power & a lsd & something more of something.
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:14 PM   #82
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40MPG? They are kidding right? I've barely scratched 30MPG and several of my tank fulls have been driven like a GRANDMA just to see how much I could squeeze out.

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Hmm, my SRT-4 with stock turbo got 34mpg at 62-65mph and 36mph on Stage 3R which is 100hp more than the ST.

Easily drove from San Fernando Valley floor to Stockton on ONE TANK. I did it just to see, didn't cough once.

With cruise control it would have been better, but I did the same thing with a non-cruise control base '95 Neon with the A/C running in both cars and made the same trip.

Back on topic -

I've always felt Shelby is using name recognition to increase the cost of their "modified" cars. If you believe having a Shelby number matched Focus will keep its 10-15% value over a regular ST, then its a worthy the investment.

Look at it like this -

What will be worth more over time.

SVT "Terminator" Mustang Cobra or Shelby GT500?

SVT largely came and went, while some of the key people are still with the ST group. That said the ST group is now global, there's no need for a regional group like SVT anymore.

It just comes down too - What is it worth to you? The problem with half the thread worth of replies is they are based on emotion, not logic.

Shelby is commanding more money for their cars, nobody is holding a gun to your head telling you to buy it and if there's no demand, they won't build it. You're not directly invested in any of Shelby's trail balloons, so why get so emotional over it?
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:40 PM   #83
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It needs more power & a lsd & something more of something.
True, the first trail balloon is more of a styling exercise than a real Shelby which has always been about performance.

Even Dodge Shelby's where a improvement over standard Dodge offerings and not just new wheels, some minor suspension adjustments, stripe package and interior treatments.

Shelby is doing packages, so maybe for $20K over the standard ST, they would add a mechanical LSD and upgrade the power to about 300hp.

STi and top of the line EVO X all run about $40K so it really needs to match or come close to the performance of those cars.
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Not sure about the car holding much value, aside from the very old mustangs & daytonas, the dodges he did in the 80's can still be bought for between 3-7 grand, with the most expensive I've seen at $13k, and its been 'for sale' for 10 years now. We bought our 86 GLHS for $3,000, we've repaired it a bit, still got a lot of work to go on it as well. But I will say that car is amazing, corners like its on rails, and busts out of the gate like its got a rocket up its rear.

For the cost of this Shelby, you can have a nice ST, AND get one of the old GLHS's, AND have more fun driving either one of them.
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40MPG? They are kidding right? I've barely scratched 30MPG and several of my tank fulls have been driven like a GRANDMA just to see how much I could squeeze out.

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It only gets 40 if you push it part way or coast downhill lol
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What a piece of shit. Is this how cheap Shelby has become since the death of Mr Shelby? I wouldn't pay a penny more than $27K for it. Ooh, lets add katskinz seat covers and some stickers and call it a Shelby. Bitch please. Anything shy of 350whp is a waste of Shelby badging. And for $15K, it should have at least 350whp.
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It looks good, but more power would be very nice indeed. 300 would be real fun to drive.
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I toured Shelby American back in May and got to speak with some of the engineers. At that point in time they had only sold 12 cars. They had 2 being built in the garage and one finished that I got to see drive by. They do nice work there, but 15k is still a bit pricey for what you get. I asked if they had any interest in selling pieces individually and they said no. They also mentioned that they have no plans for a Shelby Fiesta ST.
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These are the base ST seats rewrapped in leather. Only the ST2-3 get the recaro front seats in North America, the ST2 in the half leather half cloth two tone patterns, and the ST3 in the full leather heated recaro seats.
Mine is an ST2 & it has the full leather heated Recaro seats. So, that's not necessarily true.
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