2008 Ford Shelby GT500
There are 58 user reviews for the Coupe trim shown below
- Raw power refined to perfection
- Has wheel hop and the gas mileage is horrendous
This car belongs on the race track, but has the luxury appointments and comfort that make it suitable for daily commuting. It's a thrill to drive something with so much power that is also so surefooted when changing lanes and rounding corners. And it looks like a classic Shelby. People stop in traffic to compliment me. Valets fight each other to see who parks it. Married middle age men curse their overbearing wives from behind the wheels of their minvans when I pass them on the street. The only issues are the wheel hop and gas mileage. And you can learn to avoid causing the wheel hop, but the gas mileage is the choice you make when you own a performance car with this kind of muscle....read morehide
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- Awesome looks and power.Can be daily driven with comfort AND power.
- Needs a few rear end mods to eliminate traction and wheel hop issues.
Fantastic car that can make your everyday commute a thrill. Don't underestimate the power. What those who promote buying a 60's muscle car never say is that those cars are generally finicky, uncomfortable vehicles they hesitate to take out of the garage except for cruise night and to air out the stanky interiors. Hopefully, they don't need to stop quickly.
What makes a car like the GT500 so great is muscle car power combined with state of the art tech, safety and comfort.
I am appalled that Chevy Guy cannot spell "intellect". HaHa!...read morehide
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- Super set up for upgrades in power and handling
- Needs to go on a 700lb diet.
Go for the charger upgrade with cold air intake, flash tune and Roush offroad exhaust before 1000 miles and you can hit over 600 hp and retain your warrenty. Also must go with one of the suspension upgrades to lower the front and rear for handling. Definately needed due to the extra weight the cast bock adds.
Overall a super performer that is hard to beat on the street. With the power and suspension upgrades, this car hits supercar status.
Down side. 1. Needs better seats. Not near as comfortabl;e as my 03 COBRA. The head rests are not adjustable. 2. Ford needs to do a better job with the overall interior. It doesn't have the cool dash and billet aluminum the Roush cars or the dash plate the Shelby GT's have....read morehide
10 out of 17 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
I own one & love it!! I get head turns every where I go. It has the handling & response that one would expect with Carroll Shelby's name on it. I can not find 1 flaw in the car. Where can you get an AMERICAN made car with 500HP for around 55k?? Plus it has a back seat so my teenager can ride with us. All I can say is see if you can test drive it... If you can, you will be hooked... And to all of the haters, unless you drove 1 you can not even give your opinion, because this car is all that and more! You think you are on rails the car is so fast & steady! Anyone who bad mouths this car I have 1 word for them, JEALOUS!!...read morehide
15 out of 21 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Awesome power in every gear, 14" Brakes stop this heavy car very well.
- Terrible wheelhop
With the exception of the horrific wheelhop this car has at the track, it is flawless in every other category. The seats are great and really offer good support for spirited driving. A lot of people on here complain about the dealer markups, but if your willing to do some looking you can find one for sticker as I did. This car draws attention everywhere it goes. As for performance, I have about $1000 in upgrades done to my car and I wouldnt be afraid to race anything out there....read morehide
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- overall performance is teriffic.... it's response is different than my 03 Mach 1, t
- road noise from agressive tires
This car with it's all out performance takes time to learn to drive, the 1, 2 shift will put you out of control with the massive torque if you are not on top of it.
16 out of 29 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- IT isa ford, design is great, curves are smooth,
- NEEDS LARGER BREAK CALIBERS TO HANDLE THE EXTRA WEIGHT ... AND SO ON...
Dealer market up vehicle to 57k, not to include a gas guzzler tax of 1300.00 ,( All Star Ford) in denham springs,LA)) . Went out of state to get it cheaper. car is heavy and rear slips in turns, exceleration is semi delayed, bearly hear the super charger. But over all a great gas guzzler if you have the extra money to spend on gas alone.......read morehide
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- What can I say it brings back the days that I owned the 69 version!
- The cost, and the comfort.
The performance, the look and the horsepower are to die for! I get flashbacks every time I am in it, and you can't help but feel younger lol.
But with todays technology, they could have made it allot more comfortable inside. and not lost that much in the way of performance, heck being to light was the only weakness of the older version of this motor car.
If you can afford the price then you can not go wrong with the muscle car and in a another year you will never be able to get another of this breed from the dealers, thanks to the new regulations coming down from our wonderful leaders.
Problem is, most folks including myself can no longer afford these prices thanks to the same as above. So maybe I will min the lottery, or they will choose to give me one for old time sake but thats about the only chance I have for this one....read morehide
18 out of 31 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great power, smooth ride and very comfortable. Shaker 1000 stereo is a must.
- Car is heavy
I am chevy guy all the way. This is the best value out there. Tons of aftermarket options that are very affordable, would recommend to anyone. Had car to 130 on freeway and there was alot left. Negotiate with dealer before you buy they have a lot of room and they want to sell, if they dont, walk out!...read morehide
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- A fun car to drive, puts a smile on my face everyday, a stoplight to stoplight monster
- Would have liked more creature comforts like Heated and memory seats,auto lights etc.
I have a 07 c6 and a 08 gt500. The c6 is a much more refined car but lacks the muscle feel. The gt500 is all muscle car. Adding a k&n intake and Magnaflow exhaust gave me 70 more hp and 40lbs more torque. I only paid 2500 over msrp for the gt and i am very happy. The car comes with 3 year bumper to bumper warranty, and for $1000 I got it bumped to 7 years, I find that when I walk into the garage its the gt that is calling my name. On the plus side, when I trade in the vette it will have really low mileage. I bought the gt because I wanted that 69 mustang I dreamed of as a kid. Based on that the gt500 delivers in spades. I could not be happier with the car. It is what it is. A true modern muscle car. If you want a car that is fun to drive, with more power than you can legally use on any road in North America, than look no further. If you want all the toys and creature comforts this is not the car for you. People who give the gt500 a bad review just don...read morehide
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