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Old 04-20-2009, 04:52 PM   #1
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i am looking to buy a new/old car and came across a 96 ford mustang that just had a new paint job and only 130xxx miles.. the guy says it runs great and the bad thing about it is he cant figure out why the windows wont roll down. he also said he doesn't know how it does long distances because he hasn't drove it only 30 minutes. he said he bought it a couple years ago and never put tags or insurance on it. he said he bought it to fix up for his wife. but she wont drive it since the windows don't roll down. So hes asking 800 for it and i live a hour and 40 minutes away.. do you guys think this is a good buy or should i keep looking???
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Re: is this a good buy??

You'll need pics of it before you can make that call. Never plated or insured tells me there is more wrong with it than he is letting on. The window thing is a quick fix usually, so that can't possibly be the only reason he isn't driving it daily.
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^ very good call
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he is suppose to be sending me a picture of it. but he said he would drive it around every now and then to make sure it would drive. but he sounds like a older guy over the phone. but yeah my boyfriend told me to find a forum and ask around about it.. because right now im driving a explorer soo im trying to find something cheaper and decent on gas. but yeah i'll post the picture after he sends it..
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well the guy hasnt sent a picture yet. but he told my boyfriend that he cant guarantee that it will make it the whole hour and 40 minute drive back to my house. but he says there is nothing wrong with it... im soo confused.. because i want to buy the car but then again i dont because i dont wanna buy something that wont get me from place to place..
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Re: is this a good buy??

$800 car... non-reliable... they seem to go hand in hand. I don't now that I would think of buying a car that seemed "sketchy" at best. While you're requesting pics... I shall do the same. Let's see what we're working with (no.. I don't mean the car )
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Re: is this a good buy??

yea something doesnt sound right, i would pass on it, buy a car like that from an enthusiast its much better taken care of
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Re: is this a good buy??

I wouldn't buy a 96 mustang for decent gas. If it can't make the trip then I'd be hesitant. Keep looking. Is your budget set at $800? That's really not much to work with unless you or your boyfriend are mechancally inclined and are looking for a project car or something to fix up while you're driving the explorer.
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okay okay.we talked to the guy some more and he said the only thing wrong with it is it has a bad fan relay, which the guy said he is going to get. he said he work for a car dealership and said the car runs and drives fine. no my buget isnt 800 dollars but im selling my explorer for 1000. but i cant find anything decent other then that. but i will put a picture of the car on here in a little bit. thanks.
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Re: is this a good buy??

Are you dead set on getting a mustang? Try craigslist under the car/truck search or get a free copy of autotrader at a local 7-11.

There must be something better then this 96 you have your eyes set on.

He's probably afraid of it over heating on the long trip back to your house if the fan isn't working. There's just too many questions about it. If he knows what it needs then why didn't he just fix it? Car salesman don't know squat. If he was a mechanic for a dealership and he doesn't know how to fix his own car then I really wouldn't give this car much more thought.

He bought the car to fix up for his wife and probably can't figure out how to do it or realized it's way too jacked up to fix, so a quick cheapie paint job will improve the curb appeal.
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If I were you I wouldn't buy it cuz expect to rebuild your tranny or engine at 200-250k miles depending on how it were treated before..
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:06 PM   #12
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Re: is this a good buy??

well my boyfriend and i are going to look at the car later. but yeah the guy is a machanic. i didnt know that until today. but i will let you all know what i decide to do today after we go look at it and test drive it.. but oh yeah i did look on craigslist... thats where i found it haha

but until then heres the picture of the car he sent. its a small picture but the car looks good..
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It looks good but I still don't know why he's selling the car that cheap if he's a mechanic he should perfectly know what's wrong with it but either way good luck..
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well i went and looked at it. the paint job he did on it SUCKED!!! but im not buying it. i decided not too.. but couldnt change my mind anyways, because on the way home he texted me and said he sold it... probably to the teenager that went to look at it after we did.. haha oh well.. still looking..
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Don't worry about it, theres a lot of stangs always for sale so this time try to choose wisely.
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Hoooray!!! You did the right thing. What part of Ohio are you from?

Where I'm at, I have to narrow down the search specifically so I don't have to look through 100's of stangs.
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im from northwest ohio. but yeah im keeping my eye out...
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