I am partial to this one...
I guess that is why I bought it.
I am also partial to this one...
I guess that is why it sits in the garage next to the one above.
IMHO if you are comparing a Saleen to a Roush, the Saleen wins easy in the looks department. If you compare performance, with the 18" wheels on the Roush, the cars are basically identical. If you option out the cars as close as possible, you may be shocked to see that the Saleen is cheaper. If you compare long term value, again, I say the Saleen is the better choice.
If all you care about is how fast it takes to go 1,320 feet from a standstill, then even the '03 Cobra is a poor choice. We all know you can buy a GT, then toss some $$$ at it and whip all 3 of them at the drag strip, and still have money left in your pocket.
Sometimes, there is more to owning a car than the time it takes to go 1,320 feet from a standstill.