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Old 11-10-2012, 07:51 PM   #1
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Well I'm 19 years old. Soon to be 20. I have $2500 in the bank. I own a 2001 Ford Mustang V6. Recently I wanted to fix up the Stang that I have now. But I see newer version of mustangs and it makes me want to save my money and eventually buy one. I obv have a while. The car I have now has 75k miles. Should I save my money and try to save up for a newer mustang or just start putting money on the mustang I have now... Please help me on what I should do
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Don't put money into it unless you're planning on having it for a while. Save you're money sell it later and get a newer one. And by newer one you mean like what 05-09? 10-12?
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Don't put money into it unless you're planning on having it for a while. Save you're money sell it later and get a newer one. And by newer one you mean like what 05-09? 10-12?
Hm not sure. Newer the better? Or doesn't really matter? What do you think. My parents said they'll match whatever I save !!!!!
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Hm not sure. Newer the better? Or doesn't really matter? What do you think. My parents said they'll match whatever I save !!!!!
I'd rock it till the wheels fall off. Keep saving your money.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:11 PM   #6
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I'd rock it till the wheels fall off. Keep saving your money.
Ugh I hate being patient and waiting. I'm the type of dude that just wants it now ha
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Hm not sure. Newer the better? Or doesn't really matter? What do you think. My parents said they'll match whatever I save !!!!!
It depends, I just sold my stang and I'm staying with the 99-04 style a termi. But don't put money into it because it won't be like a v8 trust me I had a v6 and sold it for a gt and now looking for a termi
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Lol I searched fr many months until I pulled the trigger on mine. I originally bought an 09 with 4,100 miles. Motor was built like a Motha, so I took it back cause it failed warranty inspection. Then I found my Steeda.
If you do decide to buy newer, do your research on each car. Pull a carfax. If you have a bad gut feeling about the car, go with your gut. Just remember, cars are like p...sy, they make new ones every day. So search and research and search some more.
When I bought my 93 300zx, I bought the first 2 seater I found......bad mistake. It was a moneypit. Cost me about $6000 to work out all the bugs.
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Lol I searched fr many months until I pulled the trigger on mine. I originally bought an 09 with 4,100 miles. Motor was built like a Motha, so I took it back cause it failed warranty inspection. Then I found my Steeda.
If you do decide to buy newer, do your research on each car. Pull a carfax. If you have a bad gut feeling about the car, go with your gut. Just remember, cars are like p...sy, they make new ones every day. So search and research and search some more.
When I bought my 93 300zx, I bought the first 2 seater I found......bad mistake. It was a moneypit. Cost me about $6000 to work out all the bugs.
Am I better off going to a ford dealership or Craigslist?? Lol.
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Am I better off going to a ford dealership or Craigslist?? Lol.
I searched Craigslist. Dealerships. Autotrader. Car gurus. Cars.com. Carsforsale.com.
Ebay(but I don't trust eBay)
I found mine on autotrader tho
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I searched Craigslist. Dealerships. Autotrader. Car gurus. Cars.com. Carsforsale.com.
Ebay(but I don't trust eBay)
I found mine on autotrader tho
eBay would be a site I wouldn't trust either. But the other sites you mentioned I'm def checking them out tonight and researching
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eBay would be a site I wouldn't trust either. But the other sites you mentioned I'm def checking them out tonight and researching
Yeah check em out. Just depends on how far you are willing to travel to get one. I drove from Baton Rouge to Charlotte, Nc to get mine
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Yeah check em out. Just depends on how far you are willing to travel to get one. I drove from Baton Rouge to Charlotte, Nc to get mine
You traveled 12 hours to get your mustang?!?!
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You traveled 12 hours to get your mustang?!?!
Lol yeah. Then cruised back home. Took it easy on the way home. Split it up into 2 days
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Lol yeah. Then cruised back home. Took it easy on the way home. Split it up into 2 days
How many miles did it have when you got there? And how many miles did you put on it on the way back?
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Had just over 38,000. Was almost 900 to get home.
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Had just over 38,000. Was almost 900 to get home.
If you don't mind me asking... How much you spend on it?
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If you don't mind me asking... How much you spend on it?
22,300. Then 9% sales tax in La
I was looking to buy a bone stock s197 gt. then do suspension mods. Power pack. Acceleration pack. Wheel package. Then I found this Steeda which has the G-trac suspension. Has Steeda wheels. Running 4:10 gears. Underdrive pulley. Intake. ECU tune. Full exhaust minus headers. Short throw shifter. 3" functional cowl hood. Rear spoiler(not factory).
To do all this with a bone stock gt, I woulda been over 30k

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If you don't mind me asking... How much you spend on it?
That's why when I found this Steeda, I jumped all over it. Plus Steeda offers a lifetime warranty on all upgrades done by them. + able to get a full bumper to bumper & power train warranty thru my credit union
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$22,300. Then 9% sales tax in La
I was looking to buy a bone stock s197 gt. then do suspension mods. Power pack. Acceleration pack. Wheel package. Then I found this Steeda which has the G-trac suspension. Has Steeda wheels. Running 4:10 gears. Underdrive pulley. Intake. ECU tune. Full exhaust minus headers. Short throw shifter. 3" functional cowl hood. Rear spoiler(not factory).
To do all this with a bone stock gt, I woulda been over 30k

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That's why when I found this Steeda, I jumped all over it. Plus Steeda offers a lifetime warranty on all upgrades done by them. + able to get a full bumper to bumper & power train warranty thru my credit union
And I thought jerseys sales tax was high lol. But you are one lucky SOB. Wish I could have your luck right now + about 30G's to the table haha
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And I thought jerseys sales tax was high lol. But you are one lucky SOB. Wish I could have your luck right now + about 30G's to the table haha
Lol you don't want my luck. Trust me. That money came from falling 32' thru a roof. Breaking my back and neck. This was my gift to myself from going thru all the bs I've dealt with for the past 3 years since my accident. I live in pain. So this car is something that helps me forget about everything I've gone thru when I get behind the wheel
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Lol you don't want my luck. Trust me. That money came from falling 32' thru a roof. Breaking my back and neck. This was my gift to myself from going thru all the bs I've dealt with for the past 3 years since my accident. I live in pain. So this car is something that helps me forget about everything I've gone thru when I get behind the wheel
Awh dude I'm sorry. Well I'm glad you have that mustang to relieve the pain and suffer you had. I didn't know my bad bro
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Awh dude I'm sorry. Well I'm glad you have that mustang to relieve the pain and suffer you had. I didn't know my bad bro
Lol no biggie. She makes me smile.
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Lol no biggie. She makes me smile.
I'd make her my gf. She won't break your heart
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I'd make her my gf. She won't break your heart
Lol yeah. As long as you spend time and money on her...:she's happy.
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Lol yeah. As long as you spend time and money on her...:she's happy.
Not true! I'm not spending nothing on mine... I don't feel no love. Haha lol
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Not true! I'm not spending nothing on mine... I don't feel no love. Haha lol
Lmao yeah save your money. Check out some car auctions too. Some you need a dealers license to buy. But can get cars cheap.
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Lmao yeah save your money. Check out some car auctions too. Some you need a dealers license to buy. But can get cars cheap.
Ill get the eventually! I want it to be sooner though
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Ill get the eventually! I want it to be sooner though
I waited a couple years. Lol
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22,300. Then 9% sales tax in La
I was looking to buy a bone stock s197 gt. then do suspension mods. Power pack. Acceleration pack. Wheel package. Then I found this Steeda which has the G-trac suspension. Has Steeda wheels. Running 4:10 gears. Underdrive pulley. Intake. ECU tune. Full exhaust minus headers. Short throw shifter. 3" functional cowl hood. Rear spoiler(not factory).
To do all this with a bone stock gt, I woulda been over 30k

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That's why when I found this Steeda, I jumped all over it. Plus Steeda offers a lifetime warranty on all upgrades done by them. + able to get a full bumper to bumper & power train warranty thru my credit union
That's pretty good mods for a car being bought I bought mine last yr for 15k had only 40k miles on it
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That's pretty good mods for a car being bought I bought mine last yr for 15k had only 40k miles on it
Yeah I was more on the subtle looks of the body. But wanted a full suspension kit and premium wheels and exhaust. Wasn't worried much about motor mods cause I wanted to get an extended warranty on it. But I think I made out pretty good.

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That's pretty good mods for a car being bought I bought mine last yr for 15k had only 40k miles on it
What's a paint job run? Roundabout? I see you went all out on yours
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Yeah I was more on the subtle looks of the body. But wanted a full suspension kit and premium wheels and exhaust. Wasn't worried much about motor mods cause I wanted to get an extended warranty on it. But I think I made out pretty good.
Didn't get no warranty with mine but haven't had much issues with mine so im happy about that lol
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Didn't get no warranty with mine but haven't had much issues with mine so im happy about that lol
Lol mine purrs but has a mean growl. She's a tamed beast. I take it easy on her.

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Gonna order a clutch and a couple other normal wear and tear parts. Just to have so that when I need them, I don't have to pay for overnight shipping to get em in a hurry
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Lol mine purrs but has a mean growl. She's a tamed beast. I take it easy on her.

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Gonna order a clutch and a couple other normal wear and tear parts. Just to have so that when I need them, I don't have to pay for overnight shipping to get em in a hurry
For me there not much more I can do other than supercharging which i could do but would hurt my mpg since its my daily driver on occasion
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Lol yeah. As long as you spend time and money on her...:she's happy.
But that sums up all women.
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