2003 SVT Cobra or Saleen S281-E

Discussion in '2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra' started by Mantronix, Oct 28, 2002.

  1. Which would you pick and why. Also, does anyone know if these two cars have been compared by any magazine, or car show?
     
  2. Re: 2003 SVT Cobra or Saleen S281-E

    I like the looks of the Saleen more, so I'd go with the Saleen.
     
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    I dont think the looks of the saleen are worth $47,000 the dealer over here wants $83,000 yes eighty-three thousand for their 425hp Saleen s-281-E, while I got my 390 (underrated) hp 03 Cobra for $36k. Spend $1500 on an intake and exhaust and you already easily have 425. So that leaves you with a $45,000 body kit. Didn't the 99 S-351s come with 495 hp and were cheaper than these new S-281s?? Sucha waste
     
  4. Re: 2003 SVT Cobra or Saleen S281-E

    I cant see anyone paying close to or over $80,000 for a mustang...Thats too much money, even though the saleen s281E might outperform cars in that same price range...damn thats just too much money
     
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    OMG WHO WOULD PAY 80k for a mustang speciall a present day one at that!
     
  6. Re: 2003 SVT Cobra or Saleen S281-E

    Can anyone that owns a saleen tell me if the make use of the fog light switch from the gt or if they leave it as a dead switch since there is no longer fog lights.
     
  7. Re: 2003 SVT Cobra or Saleen S281-E

    Post that in the technical forum. Someone there might be able to answer that.
     
  8. Re: 2003 SVT Cobra or Saleen S281-E

    I don't think so genius.
     
  9. Re: 2003 SVT Cobra or Saleen S281-E

    ahhh, i dynoed out at about 450 horsies at the engine on my O3. So ahh, they can be very underrated. Stock by the way.
     
  10. Re: 2003 SVT Cobra or Saleen S281-E

    This is a good comparison.

    The Saleen looks a lot nicer, but the SVT is cheaper, with almost identical performance.

    I like the Saleen.
     
  11. Re: 2003 SVT Cobra or Saleen S281-E

    If you love the look of the saleen go with it, but if you want to customize a bit and mod the car yourself go with the 03 Cobra!

    The 03 comes with forged internals that dont come with the saleen do they?????

    Seems like the 2003 has much more potential for less money!
     
  12. Re: 2003 SVT Cobra or Saleen S281-E

    The red and blue one run 11s! with exhaust, chp and lightning pulley!
     
  13. Re: 2003 SVT Cobra or Saleen S281-E

    more stang pics
     
  14. Re: 2003 SVT Cobra or Saleen S281-E

    i think the 03 cobras much better than a saleen...if ur gunna buy one buy the cobra n save the exra cash for some better shit like exaust n what not
     
  15. Re: 2003 SVT Cobra or Saleen S281-E

    Wow that guy sounds like a liar. Anyhow I would take a Saleen Stang over a Cobra. But If I was buying one I would buy the Cobra because the performance isn't very much less but the price is.
     
  16. Re: 2003 SVT Cobra or Saleen S281-E

    That does sound high, but they (2003 cobras) are underrated from ford, they are actually putting down around 420hp from factory.
     
  17. Re: 2003 SVT Cobra or Saleen S281-E

    Well if thats the case it would be unwise to buy the saleen over the 03 Cobra SVT because their is little to no difference in specs/performance.
     
  18. Re: 2003 SVT Cobra or Saleen S281-E

    That's true, and I think saleen is probably pissed at ford right now. They kind of took away the appeal of the saleen, having a fast, supercharged mustang. And since the cobra is cheaper, the only reason to get the saleen now is for the looks (they do look good).
     
  19. Re: 2003 SVT Cobra or Saleen S281-E

    the Cobra is the same in 0-60 and sometimes faster. sucks for Saleen.
     

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