Lee, Your been bit by the “Bullitt buying bug”! I sat in one in showroom back in fall of 2018. Refuse to ride or drive one for fear of the “Bullitt buying bug”! Good luck!!
I went & saw one when they were first released. The sales guys watched me pull up in my GT500 & immediately approached me. Of course, they knew what I came to see but at that time, the dealers were adding ridiculous ADM. I told them flat out I'd deal if they dropped it & gave me $35k for my car but said their boss would never approve it. That Bullitt sat on that showroom floor for quite some time, until they dropped the ADM.
I'm glad I test drove one. I wanted to see the difference 10 years in progress made and wasn't disappointed. Night & day. Enough to make me want to trade tho? That's another discussion. My GT500, even w/72+k on the odo, is still a great car, a real head turner & I enjoy the heck out of her.
Totally agree with you on the GT500. When the blower really came on you better be paying attention!
So at this point, I would like something a bit quicker than my 2009 BULLITT but safe for an old guy to drive.
When the weather finals permits a test drive, I'll go check out a BULLITT or a new GT Mustang...……..that should give me a feel for the car.
My best friend just traded his 2011 Shelby Convertible on a 1320 Dodge Challenger...…….I'm not a Dodge guy, buts it's a nice car and has a 0-60 time of 3.8 seconds...……..pretty quick for a car that size.
All these cars have come a long ways in the last 20 years...………..wish I was younger!
Of all the Dodges, I really like the new Challenger RT Widebody Scat Track in Destroyer Gray or Plum Crazy, w/the Bumble Bee stripe & 6 speed manual, of course. Rings all the right bells. But it's too big/heavy for me & I do not like big cars. Not having driven one, I'd still take the new Bullitt over it but it sure looks to be a fun car.
Funny thing is, I was actually considering trading for a '13 Boss 302. Kind of a step down from the GT500 but I'm almost at that point where I'm looking to trade/start over. My GT500 is my 7th Stang and I tend to swap them out every 3-4 years cuz they're my daily drivers. I recently found a low mileage GHIG '13 Boss at a local dealer and it was gorgeous. About $10g's cheaper than the Bullitt too! But somebody beat me to the punch.
The late model S197 '13 & 14 model Stangs are even a step-up performance-wise over the '05-09 gen. I loved my '08 Bullitt but my '14 GT Track Pack was so much nicer in so many ways, so much more refined, better built, more powerful, better handling/braking/performing. It really was foolish of me to sell that to step back & get the GT500 but I'd always wanted one so I've got no regrets.