45 hp more, and almost 500 lbs heavier. The higher hp is cancelled by the higher weight. Still, the S197 is a nicer built car and more solid. DD street car = S197....... better track car = New Edge.05/07 GT. I'd choose one because it's newer and I've never owned one. Plus, the engine has more power to begin with.
Bingo. My pops has a S197 and I've got a new edge. Mine has most of the bolt ons, his mostly stock. He isn't the kind to modify if it requires more than a screwdriver, but that's a different story :screwy:I've had one of each. The S197 is a lot more solid, better built and much heavier. If you're not looking for a light body to make a hot rod out of the S197 is a much better car in my opinion....... no creaks, rattles or wind noise. On the other hand the New Edge is much lighter, cheaper and easier to hot rod. I love them both, but they are distinctly different.
A Mach 1 maybe, but for the 18-25k he would spend on a decent termi, he could pick up a mint S197, still under warranty and with under 30k miles.like everyone said, a s197 is a much better ride, but not my cup of tea in terms of styling. A big question for me tho is what kind of 99-04 are you thinking of? if you can afford a s197, then you can afford a 03/04 mach 1 or cobra. if i had the choice between a mach or cobra vs a s197 it would always be the new edge.