2008 Ford Shelby GT500 User Reviews

2008 Ford Shelby GT500 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5

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"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"price" 2 reviews
"upgrade" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews

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Martin writes:
2008 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe Review
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Great sound

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I you hate being looked at

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Great Fun If You Enjoy American Muscle — Well what do you say about a car that has been around for 50 years, still has a fixed axel in the rear and plenty of muscle in the front. I love it!!! The acceleration is excellent and the breaking is ok. I had the handling improved to that is ok as well. It will never reach the level of a track car you must know. But it is all about emotions in this car. The build quality is not as good as a german car. A lot of plastik. But so far no major repairs. The cost of ownership is mainly tires and petrol. Of course the milage is not too great with a tuned 500 Hp motor. But one I start the engine and hear the sound I do not get the grin off my face. So is it fun? Hell yeah.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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BFGT500 writes:
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Power, handling and looks

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need to add costly mods

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Love My Shelby — The 08 Shelby is the most fun car I've ever had, at least since high school when any car was a blast. I removed the stripes to keep the looks understated. Have added many mods for power and handling, like many Shelby owners do.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jason writes:
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5

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Fast, looks good, the upgraded interior from Shelby really helped to improve the interior.

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Small back seat, wish wider rear tires fit.  Took some upgrades to really get this car to where it should have come standard.  The original clutch was really poorly designed for the power this car offers.

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My View — All in all it is a great car. It just took about $10,000 in upgrades over 5 years to get it there. Would still take it over many cars that are higher in the price/ prestige range. Goes fast. Stops fast. Corners better than most think.

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ksk21663 writes:
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$5300+ in aftermarket upgrades make this car a beast

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It's loud

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Magnificient — Takes me back to the 60s - the height of the muscle car era. The combination of comfort, performance, handling, reliability, and pure power is usually found only in cars costing six-figures. It is a real pleasure to drive and look at.

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Brad writes:
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Everything

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Gas Mileage, but if you can afford the car the gas isn't that bad.

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The Red Devil — There isn't anything to dislike. This thing is sex on wheels and it runs like the beast that you know it is. Acceleration is out of this world, along with handling, where else can you find a car that handles like this that also weighs 4720 lbs.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Tatum writes:
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everything

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that its not mine

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Performannce Excellence — this car was a dream to test drive ...always loved mustangs..the drive is smooth and the engine the sound itmakes it feels as if your on a racetrack .inside and out this car is pure luxury with leather interior and the racing stripes guys come on its pure pleasure

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Brandon writes:
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Ford got it right with this one

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If you are a Brand X loyalist then avoid this car.  It will show you the folly of your ways and a life misspent.

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Buy One!!!! — I absolutely LOVE this car!!! The GT500 is the embodiment of the Neo-Muscle Car era, and Ford has really done itself proud with this one. The GT500 accelerates, handles and turns heads like no other Mustang I have ever owned. With everything you get in this package, for the price there is no better bagain out there. I highly suggest if you are a Blue Oval guy/gal pick one up.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Megan writes:
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FUN

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sucks on gas.

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My Babehhhh!!!!!!!!! — Beautiful car. Only has 11k and takes turns like a champ. Performance wise: JLT cold air, Borla Exhaust, and everything else is stock. Gt500=42,000. Cobra is outstanding on turns, burnouts are sick, wouldn't want to race this beautiful snake :D

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jackson writes:
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It's Fast Powerful and Fun

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It takes alot of matenince to care for the car

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Shelb Gt500 Supersnake — Most powerful Mustang. Does need alot of care. A style that you can't deny. $75,350 The funnest car to me on the planet.No doubt about it. Every one who loves For loves this car. Not kidding trust me you all know me.

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Abdullah writes:
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gas mileage

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My Best Car — Good car High Performance Gorgeous Appearance super Price Build Quality good can you feel the power of 500 horse? try this car with some tuning and you will feel the rush you will be happy to drive this car but you have to spend much money on gas nowadays my best wishes

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Reviews From Other Years

2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Reviews

2007 Shelby Gt-500 By 706cb

Outstanding power and torque but still nice to drive in daily traffic. Looks great and handles good. Very low maintenance, pretty good mileage on the freeway and comfortable front seats. If you're ... Read More

This Shelby Is A 10+ For A Ford By rcheadache

Dislike, Supension ride to hard,perfect for track car Now what do I like about this shelby super clean and fast with a signature from Carrol Shelby, the engine compartment has a complete aluminum dre... Read More

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2009 Ford Shelby GT500 Reviews

Great Specialty Car. Not A Daily Driver. By RichardMO

All the power anyone could want. Classic 1960's Mustang inspired styling. Good combination of classic style with modern reliability and features. Great stopping power with Brembo brakes. The Treme... Read More

So Much Fun....so Little Time By B Rock

I absolutely LOVE my car. It has always been a dream of mine to own a Shelby. The acceleration from it is amazing and the supercharger whine above 3000 rpm makes my happy place tingle. The exhaust not... Read More

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2010 Ford Shelby GT500 Reviews

Pure Power Pretty Patina By mhh371

Overall the car is just a blast. The power takes a bit to get to used too, the supercharger responds quickly and when it comes on, if your not ready, all heck breaks loose. My better half regularly ... Read More

Great Car By fourthrock

Auto handled, stopped and accelerated with precision. Shifts with precise. Best MPG was 27.8 on highway. Computer senses the octane of fuel and provides proper operational environment. Interior ve... Read More

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2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Reviews

Wicked By TJGT500

dependable not been beat yet no other sound like a shelby color perfect for real shelby killer wheels six speed sticks like glue to the asphalt too much gas pedal will cause wheel spin passenger must ... Read More

2011 Shelby Gt 500 By Shelbys

I love this car. The torque thru the bands is awesome. Getting to 100 was one of the fastest I ever had. Styling was awesome. Nav is awesome, the CD Disk manager was great and easy to use. I will buy... Read More

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2012 Ford Shelby GT500 Reviews

Buy One By tulsashelby

Overall the car is amazing for the money. The power is intoxicating and once you get a feel for it, it will be hard to drive anything with less. The Shelby is very easy to drive concidering the amoun... Read More

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