SVT Chic said:
The 99 did not have as much power as the 01 by far, I've seen both cars dynoed with a stock set up and the 99 had nothing compared to what they advertised. This is a known fact not an assumption.
Would you like me to research this more
I think CobraCruiser was talking about a "fixed" 1999 Vs a 2001. In other words:
A stock (read: "fixed") '99 will dyno similar to an '01 (stock trim), with all other factors being equal.
Just ask anyone on the BON Cobra board..
Ok, and now my opinion on the matter (because Kane wanted our input):
I think both the '99 and the '01 are great snakes. Of course, each one comes with its own nuances and specific features (which have already been mentioned), but for the most part, they are very similar vehicles.
The '01s will typically hold a higher resale value than the '99s simply because they are newer - that is the bottom line IMHO. Look into nada.com or kbb.com and it's easy to see that the biggest price factor is "model year."
Most people (once educated about "the fix") are able to look past the "horsepower recall" that the 1999 cobras suffered from. If I was deciding between a '99 and an '01 I would choose the one that met my goals (i.e. Will this be a daily driver or perhaps one geared more towards racing?).
Example: Let's say you have a " $23K" (this is a made up number!) budget.
You purchase (which we will say costs significantly less when compared to an '01; giving you a few thousand leftover to play with) and you then put that extra money into a plethora of bolt-on modifications. In other words, your car is now a force to be reckoned with at the track. Got it?
Ok good. OR
you can choose a second scenario. You purchase an '01 for roughly $23K (your entire budget). You drive the car and enjoy it (ideal for those who have very little interest in modding their cobras).
/moderator hat "on"
Let's continue to keep this thread civil while engaging in friendly discussion and debate about these vehicles we all love. Thanks.