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Old 06-27-2013, 12:24 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm 15, about to turn 16, and I'm planning on getting a mustang for my first car. I have some questions on this car I found for sale. It is a 2000 mustang with 99,000 miles on it with nothing wrong. It is listed for $3,995 near my house and I was wondering if it would be a smart decision to go for it. I would really appreciate your opinion, but remember, this is my first car and I'm only 15 (about to turn 16... like I just said)
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GT or V6?
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GT or V6?
It's the V6
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i'd offer $3400 and see how it goes...any pics or info on the car?
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i'd offer $3400 and see how it goes...any pics or info on the car?
Yes, there were pictures. There's more, but I'll only post a few for now. And I'll also take a screenshot of the description...
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Not bad! I had a 99 electric green coupe and I loved it. Sometimes I wish I never traded it in for my 99 cobra. You'll enjoy it. Jus make sure the tranny and clutch are ok and everything else is as well.
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Like I said offer $3400 and then let the haggling begin.
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Looks like a nice first car. If you are not very experienced with Mustangs, find someone who is, and who's opinion that you trust, to have a look at it. Or find a reputable mechanic to give it a pre-sale inspection. It's worth paying for an hour of time to find out what problems you might be buying. It is a 13 year old car... Good luck on your hunt for the perfect car and welcome to the forum!
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the V6 mustang is a great first car, people might tell you their gutless. Only when compared to higher performance vehicles.
The V6's are actually fast compared to what most parents buy their kids in high school.
I can't tell you how many times I've smoked my friends Hyundai.(LOL)

These V6's can be made fast though.
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the V6 mustang is a great first car, people might tell you their gutless. Only when compared to higher performance vehicles.
The V6's are actually fast compared to what most parents buy their kids in high school.
I can't tell you how many times I've smoked my friends Hyundai.(LOL)

These V6's can be made fast though.
Also keep in mind that its red, insurance will most likely be slightly higher, it is a sports car, and if you've never learned how how to drive a 5 speed, I'd find a family member or friend that has one to teach you the right way and wrong way, other than that, I'd be all over that
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Just keep in mind that after 100k miles there will be repairs that may or may not crop up soon. When I was in a very similar position to yours I looked at a Camaro and Firebird, both a V6 around the 2000 model year range, I ended up buying the Camaro which when I started the day I didn't think I was going to get it.
For you, don't worry about the clutch, you'll figure it out, just take it slow. When I first started driving a clutch I would pop it out too fast, thus stalling it or make for a rough start. Definitely have a trusted mechanic do it a once over, if the owner refuses, just walk away. Finally to the price, it seems like a fair price, if you can get it for less, do it, if not still get it anyway. Most importantly of all, if something doesn't seem right, walk away from it, there will be others.
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Thanks for all your help guys! I really appreciate it!
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Thanks for all your help guys! I really appreciate it!
Make sure to keep us updated, ie work you do to it, appearance mods
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Make sure to keep us updated, ie work you do to it, appearance mods
Yeah I'll be posting a lot about the car, I have so much I'm going to do to it
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