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Old 08-06-2013, 08:37 AM   #1
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How long can a mustang survive?

How many miles can these cars go before being qualified to the scrap yard?
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my neighbor has a 1998-99 (not too sure, just know it's somewhere in there) and last time we talked he had over 250k on her. original engine and trans too, but he drives a little over 1k a week with it
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How many miles can these cars go before being qualified to the scrap yard?
Depends how well you take care of it..
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Lol yeah but wouldn't you eventually have to replace almost every part on car as I'm sure not every part lasts a lifetime
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I had an 88 that I sold at 285,000 after high school. I had to replace every engine accessory and the clutch but it was still a strong running car. It was well maintained though. That's key
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Lol yeah but wouldn't you eventually have to replace almost every part on car as I'm sure not every part lasts a lifetime
Yes and no.. It all depends on environment ect.. My dad had an 93 Toyota corrolla with 330k miles and sold it running. All he ever replaced was the muffler and alternator..
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Yes and no.. It all depends on environment ect.. My dad had an 93 Toyota corrolla with 330k miles and sold it running. All he ever replaced was the muffler and alternator..
My soon to be father n law almost had 300k on his 92 ranger he bought new until a tree fell on roof of it an it still ran like a champ lol. Only one clutch replacement the entire trucks life
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My soon to be father n law almost had 300k on his 92 ranger he bought new until a tree fell on roof of it an it still ran like a champ lol. Only one clutch replacement the entire trucks life
It's all about maintaining it..
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So would it be worth to buy a high mileage car? I found a mach one crailgslist 2003 red auto for 4500 Obo with 230k miles I was thinking bout buying it and parting it out and making money off it lol
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So would it be worth to buy a high mileage car? I found a mach one crailgslist 2003 red auto for 4500 Obo with 230k miles I was thinking bout buying it and parting it out and making money off it lol
That's a ton of miles on an 03, but that is a very cheap Mach 1 as well. They have to be highway miles. How else do you rack ip that many. I'd have it checked at Ford and if they like it get it
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A good long time. As long as there is someone willing to put the time and money into it. And, providing that the parts are still available. They stopped making Ford Model T's in 1927, yet, every part is still available... Brand new. I believe Mustangs will be the same story as already evidenced by the first generation cars. I have a 91 F250 that has 550, 000+ miles on it. I can't think of a single moving part, in the drivetrain, that hasn't been replaced at least once. In some cases, like the transmission, four times. That truck is taking it a bit to the extreme, but as long as I can still do the work myself, I'm going to keep it. That Mach sounds like a good deal as long as the price is reflecting the high mileage only, and it hasn't been beat to death for a couple hundred thousand miles. I wouldn't be scared of the mileage at all. But I do most of my own work. If I had to take it to a mechanic to do most of my work, I'd be DEFINITELY searching for a lower mileage car.
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Just always be aware, that while parts can break on a car straight off the truck, the break a LOT more often after 100k, and more so after 200k
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