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Old 03-09-2011, 04:25 AM   #1
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Alright I put my old 2wd ranger up for sale or trade on CL. I had a guy with a 2000 v6//5spd convertible contact me. He is offering the trade plus a little cash. The only thing that concerns me is it does have 190k miles. However I know if the 3.8 is taken care of it can easily go 300k miles or more. I also started pricing used motors in case and they aren't that bad. About 500 for a fairly low mileage 3.8 ready to drop in. I am mainly looking at this car as a commuter and it would put me back in a mustang. The fact it is a convertible is a big plus for me. I have always wanted one. I am going to get my mechanic buddy to take a look at it before I do the trade so I will know if it needs any work. I also remember my old 3.8 got pretty good MPG. If I go with the trade I will be back to a ford family only again. The GMC has been nice, but I have decided to sell it. I have a guy coming to look at it tomorrow. Just dont need that many trucks. This would also allow me to keep the 4x4. From the pics I have seen it looks pretty nice, but stock tail lights would be ordered asap.


Here's how I see it.

Pros:
Convertible
5spd
decent mpgs
back in a mustang

Cons:
high miles
not a gt(but not the end of the world lol)


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Re: Should I trade?

It looks good...
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Other than the taillights, it looks good.
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Re: Should I trade?

Yeah, the tail lights pretty much suck...
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Looks good! Tail lights are an easy fix.
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Re: Should I trade?

my 3.8's never got amazing gas mileage~
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Re: Should I trade?

It's a nice looking 6er!
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I wouldn't do it. But I wouldn't own a sixer either.
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If I were you, I'd do it. 6s aren't bad...it's still a mustang. I'm actually looking at a 95 v6 with new paint, tint, black bullit rims, two 10" kicker subs, for $1500. Bad part is..somethings wrong with the piston, or the rod, it runs but it needs a new motor. I posted some pics, not trying to steal your thread but yeah, I'd trade for that mustang.
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Re: Should I trade?

itsa nice stang..
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A GM product for a Ford. Damn right I would, especially if there is some money on top of it. How many miles on your sonoma and what year is it?
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A GM product for a Ford. Damn right I would, especially if there is some money on top of it. How many miles on your sonoma and what year is it?
GMC isn't in the trade lol. I selling that out right. The trade is my old 2wd ranger.
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Re: Should I trade?

I would do it, taillights are very easy to put back together
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Re: Should I trade?

Sold the GMC an hour ago. I like the car, but the 190k miles is a killer for me. I think I might pass for right now.
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Sold the GMC an hour ago. I like the car, but the 190k miles is a killer for me. I think I might pass for right now.
Good decision. Just be patient. Get a gt.
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Re: Should I trade?

Yah that stang wasn't bad looking, new tails, a drop and some wheel spacers and it'd be one nice commuter...but 190k is a large number, and you could end up replacing parts more than you wanted.

I'd pass as well...patience is key, you'll come across the right one soon
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GMC isn't in the trade lol. I selling that out right. The trade is my old 2wd ranger.
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Good decision. Just be patient. Get a gt.
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Re: Should I trade?

Well I have decided to just sell the truck out right and give me a budget on the next mustang. I have 4k to spend on it. Hopefully something will pop up.
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Well I have decided to just sell the truck out right and give me a budget on the next mustang. I have 4k to spend on it. Hopefully something will pop up.
$4k could get you a really decent Fox......
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That's what the hubs wants to do instead if trading Layla for a gt
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What, get a fox?
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Well I have decided to just sell the truck out right and give me a budget on the next mustang. I have 4k to spend on it. Hopefully something will pop up.
If your looking for q good v6, I found a nice 95 v6 for $1500. The motors bad but it's nice! Recently painted red, windows recently tinted, aftermarket car alarm, 2 10" kicker subs, black bullit rims. Get that and find a good v6 motor and have some money left over, or just do a swap. Want the ad?
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