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Old 02-27-2014, 03:39 PM   #1
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First Mustang -- Hi

I'm sure this is a common occurrence here. I purchased a 2003 Ford Mustang V6 5SPEED 120k miles. I will have lots of questions being a new mustang and ford owner.

I took the car to a ford dealer and had them inspect it and run relative compression test and power balance test. All checked out GREAT. So I bought it. I hope to learn a lot.

My first question is... do these motors last as long as you keep maintenance up? I come from a long line of Hondas and I always beat those cars (take them up to redline (7k for most of the ones I drove) several times a week) and I never had any problems (I like to accelerate). With this car, I haven't taken it past 4k. What do you guys do and what do you guys recommend?

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Welcome buddy, these cars are good cars and as long as you take care of them they will last a very long time. There are some guys on here the know ppl who have 220k+ and still running strong. My personal opinion would be don't take it to redline to much, there really isn't a need to. Unless your bring it to the track and trying to put down some amazing times.

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