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Great Price.
 

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That shows that those cars are such pieces of shit that they can't give them away.
 

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Or was this dealer price gouging and it ended up biting him?



Probably true. I remember when the New "T" Bird came out closely resembling
the 57's. Dealer gouging put that car back in its grave.
 

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I don't know about price gouging but for 45k it's a little weak in the power dept. Maybe a tune, cold air intake, and a cat back exhaust might help instead of all the flash. I thought Saleen was a perf brand ? But then again, I've always heard of Saleen but frankly don't know much about them.
 

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It's just ugly. They ruined it and want more $??? That Saleen gimmick works on Mustangs, but apparently not Challengers... At least on most Mustangs they add a lot of power to make the $ worth it, but that does not seem to be the case here.
 

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My first 'fun car' purchase was a 2001 Mustang Saleen S281. I was young and I regretted not doing my homework beforehand. I was wow'd by the flashy Saleen looks (and I still like Saleen Mustang appearance packages), and the loud throaty exhaust.

But, waaaay too expensive for the performance. They were $36K new (a lot back then) and getting smoked by Z28's, SS's and Cobras that cost thousands less.

Even with a 20K discount I would much rather have a 392 for the same price. PS, is this version even blown? I don't see it in the options, and if not it isn't even in the same class a 392.

IMO aftermarket name-brand tuners generally aren't worth the added cost.
 

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I looked it up to see if it was blown. From what I found it is. Not sure why they didn't include it in the description. If so, it was a 65k car new. Perhaps they added an appearance only package.
 

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I looked it up to see if it was blown. From what I found it is. Not sure why they didn't include it in the description. If so, it was a 65k car new. Perhaps they added an appearance only package.
Saleen has 3 stages just like Roush, only they call them "White, Yellow and Black Label."

Saleen 570 Challenger

At first I thought the 570 decal was supposed to denote the 5.7 liter engine, as in 5.70 liters (which I know would be strange). But it turns out to be Saleen's claim to be 570 horsepower, supercharged.

If anyone is considering buying this, *always* call Saleen and verify the Vin#. There's a lot of fakes and clones.
 

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The 570 White Label is a naturally aspirated 5.7, but it still comes with the 570 decals. The White Label comes with appearance, braking and suspension upgrades, and they claim 400hp.
 

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Can't a dealer order the Saleen kit and bolt everything on plus some decals? Seems to me I know of at one of those out there.
 

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I always thought the Saleen bodykit was ugly, except for the spoiler. I like the rear bumper also but the fact that it has "Saleen" stamped on the back turns me off.
 

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The link says 372hp. I don't think it's supercharged. I would think it would scream SUPERCHARGED all over the add if it was.


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The link says 372hp. I don't think it's supercharged. I would think it would scream SUPERCHARGED all over the add if it was.


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Even the base (White Label) Saleen Challenger is rated at 400 horsepower. It looks to me like this dealership doesn't normally deal with Saleen. I bet the car is NOT really "new", they got it on a trade-in, and they have no idea what they actually have.
 
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