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Old 12-08-2013, 11:03 PM   #1
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1995 GT pros and cons

My girlfriend is selling her car and getting a 95 gt automatic. Yellow Canary is the color I believe. What are the pros and cons of this year model? Anything I should watch out for? Gonna go look at the Mustang later this week.
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How many miles and how's the heart of the car look?
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How many miles and how's the heart of the car look?
Guy is sending more photos tomorrow. Will post the engine bay.
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Pros:

-5.0 is cheap, reliable and easy to work on
-Insurance will be cheap

Cons:

-That automatic is not the greatest, make sure you/she get it up into all gears and RPMs to make sure it still is shifting well and the converter is not slipping

-They are getting long in the teeth at this point, the body may have issues as far as corrosion but that's any car this age.

-Stock tune on the 94/95 computers sucks ***. Like... REALLY bad.

=Biggest con is the stock AODE trans paired with the E7 top end on the 5.0, the 94/95 tune and and the stock gears means this car is going to be sloooooow in stock form. Good news is that they take to mods VERY well.

I personally LOVE that color combination and it looks decent from the pics. If its a clean 95 automatic with average miles I would not pay more than $3k for it.
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Chrome yellow is the color
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Chrome yellow is the color
No it isn't. OP is correct.
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No it isn't. OP is correct.
When did chrome yellow start ?

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Nvm it was in the 98 cars ...I thought that all yellow sN-95 cars was chrome yellow ...learn something new everyday lol
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More photos. Previous owner was a college girl. Drove it back and forth to college. Was asking $3100 but Jew the owner down to $2500 out the door. Clean title.
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So you got it or no? And I guarantee $2500 will get it. Hell I'd go in at $2300 and flash the money.

I would definiely recommend crawling under the car if you haven't already and checking for bad rust issuse though. Another spot on all these cars to look for is under/around the battery tray.

Ugh this is making me want to DD the 98 and get one like this for a drag car at that price... Best thing about auto 94/95 is that a 408 will literally drop right in with all the stock electronics and throw a manually shifted 4R behind it and you have a piece of undiluted street car rape at your disposal.
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So you got it or no? And I guarantee $2500 will get it. Hell I'd go in at $2300 and flash the money.

I would definiely recommend crawling under the car if you haven't already and checking for bad rust issuse though. Another spot on all these cars to look for is under/around the battery tray.

Ugh this is making me want to DD the 98 and get one like this for a drag car at that price... Best thing about auto 94/95 is that a 408 will literally drop right in with all the stock electronics and throw a manually shifted 4R behind it and you have a piece of undiluted street car rape at your disposal.
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Haven't got it yet. Going to look at it tomorrow morning.
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One big thing that ppl always forget... When you initially turn the key to start it don't start it right away. Check to make sure the bulbs are all there and lit up. Mainly you are checking to make sure the CEL bulb hasn't been pulled. Seen that wonderful trick more than once. If they tell you it just burned out then tell them you need to take 5 mintues to pull the cluster and swap in the ABS bulb so you can verifiy its not on. 9/10 times this will cause a fun conversation to ensue.
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One big thing that ppl always forget... When you initially turn the key to start it don't start it right away. Check to make sure the bulbs are all there and lit up. Mainly you are checking to make sure the CEL bulb hasn't been pulled. Seen that wonderful trick more than once. If they tell you it just burned out then tell them you need to take 5 mintues to pull the cluster and swap in the ABS bulb so you can verifiy its not on. 9/10 times this will cause a fun conversation to ensue.
That's true.
Is the 95 auto trans have a bad reputation?
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They didn't get really good till halfway through 1997 and the best one was in 2004. Nothing a good rebuild or 4R swap can't fix. But if it shifts fine and doesn't make any noises and the fluid on the dipstick looks ok its probably fine. If you do get it the VERY first thing I would do is drain and fill the trans AND converter and add an aftermarket cooler to it.
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They didn't get really good till halfway through 1997 and the best one was in 2004. Nothing a good rebuild or 4R swap can't fix. But if it shifts fine and doesn't make any noises and the fluid on the dipstick looks ok its probably fine. If you do get it the VERY first thing I would do is drain and fill the trans AND converter and add an aftermarket cooler to it.
Change out the Filter as well? Witch aftermarket cooler would you recommend?
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Yes, definitely do the filter its like $3 lol. For a better cooler any decent sized one is good for a stock app. The B&M dual fan cooler is ideal mounted in the front bumper but that's like $225 and this is only a $2500 car that I'm assuming is going to be a DD.
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Yes, definitely do the filter its like $3 lol. For a better cooler any decent sized one is good for a stock app. The B&M dual fan cooler is ideal mounted in the front bumper but that's like $225 and this is only a $2500 car that I'm assuming is going to be a DD.
I spent 7000 on my 95 with 45xxxx miles on it I plan on doing most thing Scottysaid the 5.0 is amazing to mod

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But I stayed away from auto cuz manual is more fun
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Manual is more fun depending on what you are doing. If you are trying to win street races light to light its not fun to lose no matter how much satisfaction you get from banging gears and a good auto is going to skull **** a manual light to light all other things being equal.

But $7k for a 95 with those miles is pretty good and they are dirt *** cheap to mod and easier to work on as well. Longtubes are a 2 hr engine in the car install for example. Only thing I really hate about pushrods is measuring for correct length because you have to do it and then order the right length and then wait a week for them to arrive... blah.
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Mustang was trash. Needed new Alternator/Battery. Vacuum leak somewhere. Oil leak. Radio did not work. Transmission shift good.' Though. But when you turn the wheel, sounded like something was hitting plastic. Has Borla exhaust, which I thought was neat. Never seen Borlas around my area. Always flows or magnas.
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Mustang was trash. Needed new Alternator/Battery. Vacuum leak somewhere. Oil leak. Radio did not work. Transmission shift good.' Though. But when you turn the wheel, sounded like something was hitting plastic. Has Borla exhaust, which I thought was neat. Never seen Borlas around my area. Always flows or magnas.
I test drove like 16 94/95 mustangs before I found mine a lot of them have seen better days but there is some good ones left
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I test drove like 16 94/95 mustangs before I found mine a lot of them have seen better days but there is some good ones left
Yeah. Test drove several and people just seem like they can't take care of them. Was lucky to find mine.
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Yeah. Test drove several and people just seem like they can't take care of them. Was lucky to find mine.
Yeah the one I drove right before I found mine had 4:10 gears a small cam and hurst shifter fun to drive but it was used and abused
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Mustang was trash. Needed new Alternator/Battery. Vacuum leak somewhere. Oil leak. Radio did not work. Transmission shift good.' Though. But when you turn the wheel, sounded like something was hitting plastic. Has Borla exhaust, which I thought was neat. Never seen Borlas around my area. Always flows or magnas.
Doesn't sound like trash, sounds like it needs a few weekends of work depending on if the frame is clean. But if your girl just needs a DD no, too much trouble. For someone like me I'd offer him $800 and take it or leave it.
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Frame is good. No rust surprising and no damage.

Edited: I thought it was a good deal. Was gonna offer $2 grand so we could fix the car up but my Lady didn't want it. She doesn't want to put work in a car lol. Just drive and go. She complain the paint was fading, the weird plastic noise and it dying when shift to drive.
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Yea these cars are really resilient. If the frame is good, I've found my 94 GT a breeze to work on and parts are plentiful and cheap. Plus there is always the option to do a really solid rebuild if the engine ever goes. Mine is not a daily driver though so that makes a difference.
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Yea these cars are really resilient. If the frame is good, I've found my 94 GT a breeze to work on and parts are plentiful and cheap. Plus there is always the option to do a really solid rebuild if the engine ever goes. Mine is not a daily driver though so that makes a difference.
Maybe I can convince my lady then.
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I woudn't bother. If it was YOURS fine but she's going to find every effing thing wrong with it and want it fixed. At least that's how my other half would be lol.

I'd only offer the guy $800-$1k because its a clean SN95 5.0 frame with a black cloth interior. That would be an entire gut/clean/paint/rebuild street car.
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$800-$1000 would be a steal. The car is likely worth a bit more but I totally agree with Scottie that you shouldn't bother unless it's yours and not hers.

Mine is a bit of a project but I've been doing it on weekends in my spare time. So it's been a lot of fun.
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$800-$1000 would be a steal. The car is likely worth a bit more but I totally agree with Scottie that you shouldn't bother unless it's yours and not hers.

Mine is a bit of a project but I've been doing it on weekends in my spare time. So it's been a lot of fun.
That's what its worth. You can get a nice driver for $3k if you look. A car with issues like this one... half of that at most, I wouldn't pay $1500 though. Go in at $800, if he laughs at you laugh back and tell him he has your number when it is still sitting there in a month. If he comes back at $1500 don't budge after $1k.
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IMHO, a few leaks and a charging system issue doesn't make this an $800 car. But again, I am pretty certain I could fix the outstanding issues on a Saturday and be done with it.

It still remains, likely, not the best car for your girl. If you are interested though for yourself, if grab it.
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IMHO, a few leaks and a charging system issue doesn't make this an $800 car. But again, I am pretty certain I could fix the outstanding issues on a Saturday and be done with it.

It still remains, likely, not the best car for your girl. If you are interested though for yourself, if grab it.
Agreed but I've had ppl selling cars tell me the exact same thing. "oh you do this and this and boom, car will be like new again". My response, is "ok well if its that easy then why don't you do it and get more money out of it?". Usually shuts them up, you have all the power as the buyer unless they have some super omfg rare car that ppl are beating down their door to buy.
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True true. But not everyone can source vac leaks and diagnose a charging issue. I consider them easy fixes but not everyone.

My 95 for example has a bad shake at 3k and up. Harmonic balancer was shot. Guy said he wasn't comfortable pulling it and his mechanic wanted $350 to do it. I bought a Ford Racing 50oz balancer for $75 and changed it in 1 hr.

Again, some people just aren't capable of making easy repairs. I am. So I don't worry about absolutely killing someone when I buy a car. I know I can diagnose and fix stuff easy for a set cost.
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I take ppl for all I can get when I buy a car. Not fixed=I knock off what I think the dealer would charge to fix it. Call me an ***, my time is valuable.
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That's true. Call up the guy again and he said lowest he will take is $2400. Told him good luck finding a buyer. Obviously he said he will find one.
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I take ppl for all I can get when I buy a car. Not fixed=I knock off what I think the dealer would charge to fix it. Call me an ***, my time is valuable.
I'm not quite a low baller as you but I do the same thing. My time is valuable. Problem is that most people these days is that people don't know what true value is. Hell just take a look at craigslist. People think used prices is about 10% under new prices.
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