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Trying to decide between two cars.


nfg2184
01-03-2005, 05:30 PM
2003 Mustang GT or 2001 Trans Am.

Which should I go with? Is either one faster/more reliable than the other? The Trans Am costs a bit more and has a few thousand more miles then the stang I'm looking at.

clawhammer
01-03-2005, 09:16 PM
Depends on what you want the car for: Daily driver: Mustang, if you're serious about racing: trans am. The trans am will be faster.

nfg2184
01-04-2005, 04:27 AM
Well my daily driver is a 97 sentra. I go to work and back in it. I use my cavalier only on the weekends, and maybe once during the week (my parents are taking over my payments on the cavi). So this car would only get maybe... 5k miles a year on it at most.

Lambo Lover
01-04-2005, 03:31 PM
the mustang looks nicer to me.

drdisque
01-04-2005, 08:10 PM
as a race/weekend car, I think the TA would be more fun.

nfg2184
01-06-2005, 06:39 PM
Which engine is generally more reliable? The stangs on average seem to cost less and are easier to find with low miles, although after doing more research the bird looks like it would be faster. However I agree the stang looks better, and would probably get more chicks ;-)

drdisque
01-07-2005, 03:05 PM
they're both pretty reliable, the stang is a little easier to work on because its less shoehorned into the engine bay.

tom3
01-08-2005, 10:46 PM
Start that TransAm with the engine cold after sitting overnight. Most will knock pretty bad that I've seen. Piston slap. If you can live with this, it's a pretty decent car and very fast. Never cared much for the Mustang, just doesn't feel like a quality car to me. (make a lot of Mustang fanatics mad with that won't I?) Lots of kid sure love them though.

nbr1nthuzyst
01-09-2005, 12:03 AM
I would go with the TA. I think it looks better, and it has better preformance marks then a GT.
You can find a lot of Camaro Z28 with low miles, if you want a car that can compare to the TA.
*Hope it helps*

nbr1nthuzyst
01-09-2005, 12:05 AM
I was in the same position (choosing between a GT, and a Camaro/TA, and i think im going for the Camaro, after doing my research.

emmitt69
01-10-2005, 04:58 AM
I feel the only thing is the Mustang is a ME TOO car, you own a Mustang??? ME TOO!!!

kman10587
01-10-2005, 05:18 AM
The Trans Am is marginally faster in the quarter mile, but what's really important is how much faster it is when turns are involved. The 99-04 Mustang GT is riding on a 25-year-old chassis, and the suspension isn't all that great either. The Trans Am is one of, if not the fastest car in its Solo II class. Go with the Trans Am, especially because it only serves duty as a secondary vehicle (they're not very practical for daily driving).

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