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Old 01-14-2013, 03:17 PM   #1
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Too good to be true?

I've found a mustang that I'm very interested in. Its at a local dealership and has 77040 miles as of today. The dealership is asking 10900 for it even though the blue book is showing it going for 15000. I read the carfax for it and it shows an accident on the report but does not list in detail about the accident. When I went to test drive it Saturday the battery was dead the dealer jumped it and it ran fine. Today I called on it again and the salesman stated the battery was dead again and they were having it looked into. My question is do you guys think a 2005 gt with 77000 miles on it for 10900 is too good to be true? Should I be concerned about the battery issue or could I be a simple fix? Thanks for reading!!
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depends on if the "wreck" was just a slight issue or major (how much was repair etc) they should be able to get you the details.
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Did they tell about it being wrecked or did you have to find out yourself? Ask them for the details. It could have caused some electrical issues which are a nightmare and very expensive, typically. It's important to find out exactly what was repaired and who did it. The 2005's had some electrical issues anyway. When the dealer has it at a low price, I'd run away.
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Dealers never give good deals or lose money. Ask lots of questions and check it over good.
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Clear, I'm thinking about taking it into my personal mechanic tomorrow morning to have it looked over
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Maybe it's has a "dead battery" to reset the check engine light. Just something to look into.
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i just bought my 05 gt about 2 months ago for $15,000 with 78,000 miles on it from a ford dealer and it still had some minor things to fix

seems odd to me even with the wrecked title because i looked at one with a wrecked title before i got mine and it was priced at 12,500 77,000 miles on it
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i just bought my 05 gt about 2 months ago for $15,000 with 78,000 miles on it from a ford dealer and it still had some minor things to fix

seems odd to me even with the wrecked title because i looked at one with a wrecked title before i got mine and it was priced at 12,500 77,000 miles on it
See that's what's making me nervous seems too good of a deal. The cars being sold at a large dealership too, not some rinky dink one on the corner. I'm going to take the car to my mechanic tomorrow morning for an inspection ill post what he finds out about it.
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Take it to your mechanic like you said you were going to and have him check the on board comp to see if anything comes up. I wish I would have done that before buying mine. I got a crazy deal on my Roush charged 08 but after a yr I've already put too much money into it bc of things the dealer didn't note.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:36 AM   #10
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Too much. I've seen great condition no accident s197 gts with less than 60k miles for less than $11,000. And im in Canada where car prices are higher. I would pass and keep looking. Accident repair never gets the hair back to normal.
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Its a risk you will take I mean all used cars have secrets even the dealer may not know. I would have a tech look at it and if nothing serious I would go for it
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Ok guys, just got back from the shop with mixed emotions. The mechanic says the body is in great condition along with the frame he did not see any issues. The car he said was in great condition. The bad news to the story is that water somehow got into the computer on the right side of the engine and shorted it out. The dealer has offered to take it to Ford and pay the 500 to fix the computer issues. Would any of you purchase the vehicle still knowing of these issues?
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Imho the car still seems like a decent deal. A lot of 2005-07s have the water issue, which is fixable. On my 2005 the smart junction box has been replaced for the exact reaason and the only complaint I have after is that I have daytime running lights now lol so if you don't want those let the dealer know. Best of luck!
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THANK YOU!! that was exactly what the mechanic said was the smart junction box I had no idea what that was but hearing that others have had similar issues I dont feel as if this is some terrible one-off disaster
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Yeah definitely has happened before man don't stress. I believe the fix to prevent water from getting into the SJB involves clearing the proper drainage channels in the area where the hood and windshield meet. There should be threads about it here if you do a search. Hope that helps.
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The mechanic stated that the rubber grommet that was related to the SJB was not installed correctly causing the water to enter into it. I am thrilled that I will finally be able to get back into a Mustang! I wish I knew how to post a pic of it!
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Too much. I've seen great condition no accident s197 gts with less than 60k miles for less than $11,000. And im in Canada where car prices are higher. I would pass and keep looking. Accident repair never gets the hair back to normal.
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I was questioning the price you've seen em that's cheap lower the 11,000
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^^Agreed.

All of those prices are unbelievably cheap. Here, cars are priced so much higher. Just around $11,000 for an S197 GT? Outstanding. The only GTs that were/are around that price are 99-04 Mustangs.
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I bought my 05 gt Premium with 50,000 on car for 11,00 they pull an car fax the whole nine yards and it's great there right about the water issue but for the money it's worth it
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^^Agreed.

All of those prices are unbelievably cheap. Here, cars are priced so much higher. Just around $11,000 for an S197 GT? Outstanding. The only GTs that were/are around that price are 99-04 Mustangs.
+1 in my area I looked for a 02-04 GT for months...best deal I found was 02 GT 5spd with 100k miles listed at $10,200, got it for 9,000$..I mean next to perfect condition, not a scratch on the paint, not a tear/rip in the interior, brand new tranny, brand new clutch, and a perfectly running engine
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As long as it was a minor accident (no frame damage obviously) and the engine just has a few nick nacks that you could fix I would say do it!!! That's what s197 v6s go for around here!
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Just buy this Mustang... The dealer seems to be quite knowledgeable and reputable LMFAO ROFL!!!!!

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The battery issue could very easly be the alternator.... bad alternator = 600???...... I'd ask more questions....
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An 05 with those miles around here would be $13,500, and that's with a clean car fax and no issues at all. A large dealership should be able to fix the problem especially a dead battery. I think somethings wrong they don't want to pay to fix. The price is average being a wreck. With the electrical issues, I'd pass on that one, there's just too many good ones still out there.
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Lol the pics are of some Nissan, but the price isn't surprising since it's one of Saleen's supercharged 420S models. Rated at 420 hp at the crank and 400 ft/lbs of torque if I remember correctly. The mileage could be better since the seller says that is supposedly from their personal show car collection haha.
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depends on if the "wreck" was just a slight issue or major (how much was repair etc) they should be able to get you the details.
Agreed. The price itself isn't too much of a bad thing. Say it got repossessed, then dealer bought it at an auction for 4k. The price may just be that simple. Look into it carefully.
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[QUOTE="DaBluedude;1481885"]Too much. I've seen great condition no accident s197 gts with less than 60k miles for less than $11,000. And im in Canada where car prices are higher. I would pass and keep looking. Accident repair never gets the hair back to normal.



I bought a 2006 for $17,500 from dealer in Sept of 2012. Silver with black leather interior and 100% stock. with 79,000miles. That was the best price I could find locally. 11,000 and under in Canada?..ill take a dozen. I'm going out on a limb,but I bet he's looking at the v6 model. Not GT.
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My buddy bought his 55k mile 2005 gt premium manual for 9995$ last year. There is a blue 38k km 2006 gt manual with mods for $11400 for sale right now. I also drove a 2005 gt base 16 months ago, owner was asking $9800. Got my mach 1 for 8k.
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My buddy bought his 55k mile 2005 gt premium manual for 9995$ last year. There is a blue 38k km 2006 gt manual with mods for $11400 for sale right now. I also drove a 2005 gt base 16 months ago, owner was asking $9800. Got my mach 1 for 8k.
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I bought my 05 GT premium with 28,xxx miles for $18,500!! It was a one owner tho but still! I'd rather have one for $11,000 any day!
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Hard to believe an 05 with 55k went for under 10 grand. That seems pretty low
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Hard to believe an 05 with 55k went for under 10 grand. That seems pretty low
Ya, the dealer that bought mine with 45k on it ,has it listed for $16,500.
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