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Old 01-31-2011, 06:01 PM   #1
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2000 Ford Mustang- A good buy?

I'm a total Mustang newbie and needed some help on buying one. I had a family member recomend me this forum, saying you guys are the best. Any advice would be greatly appreciated guys.

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Price: $6,475.00
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It looks really good. And looks to be in really good shape. How many miles does it have? Any mods?
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How many miles? Looks very nice!
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Re: 2000 Ford Mustang- A good buy?

oh I forgot to post the milage. It's 85,000. Im not sure on the mods, gonna go test it out hopefully by this weekend to see.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:24 PM   #5
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Looks pretty good for the price! What's the mileage?
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Dam mileage aint bad
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I would definitely go test drive it! keep us posted
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A little too late for the ? lol. It does look like a nice car though. Definitely take a look in person!!
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oh I forgot to post the milage. It's 85,000. Im not sure on the mods, gonna go test it out hopefully by this weekend to see.
Hey guys,
wolfman is my little cousin, hes decided to join our frat lol its gonna be his first car, we are going to go this weekend to take a look at it.

i dont think it has any mods, the dealer didnt know much in general.

heres the question i had guys.

u all know i dont know much about clutchs since i drive a auto.
so what should i be looking for. how will i know its good, if its working right?

also how easy is it to mod this car? i know after a shifter, a new clutch, exhaust, we plan on throwing on a kenny bell.

what you guys think??
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Re: 2000 Ford Mustang- A good buy?

Looks like a nice car, definitely go check it out in person. Oh and check to make sure the top will go down, we didn't do that with my fox and now we have to pay to get it fixed Shouldn't be a problem with the newer cars but always worth checking out...
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Looks like a nice car, definitely go check it out in person. Oh and check to make sure the top will go down, we didn't do that with my fox and now we have to pay to get it fixed Shouldn't be a problem with the newer cars but always worth checking out...
good point! is there anything else we should look for with the top?
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You can check for a slipping clutch if you take it up to speed and stick it in 5th gear and floor it. If the RPM's go up, and your speed doesn't, then the clutch is slipping.
Oh yeah, and its Kenne Bell.
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good point! is there anything else we should look for with the top?
Don't know if it was as common as it is for fox's but check all the rails to make sure there's no breaks in the frame
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You can check for a slipping clutch if you take it up to speed and stick it in 5th gear and floor it. If the RPM's go up, and your speed doesn't, then the clutch is slipping.
Oh yeah, and its Kenne Bell.
What he said plus make sure the actual clutch pedal feels right( not to tight, not to loose) basically how we like our women* my 99 had a new clutch nut not a new throw out or pilot bearing so the clutch was extremely hard to press in. Also turn the car on, pop the hood and have it in neutral and listen for a metal rattling sound, if you hear that( sort of grinding) it will need a new clutch assembly, definitely spend your time under the hood and look at everything! I'm super picky when buying cuz who wants to buy a car and spend their modding money on fixing BS right?
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Re: 2000 Ford Mustang- A good buy?

are those roush badges on the side of it? if so take them off, but otherwise, seems to be okay, but the true test would be driving it and seeing how it runs
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I'm a total Mustang newbie and needed some help on buying one. I had a family member recomend me this forum, saying you guys are the best. Any advice would be greatly appreciated guys.

So here it goes...

Price: $6,475.00
Engine: 4.6 V8
Transmission: Manual













i'm curios also on the miles.
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Re: 2000 Ford Mustang- A good buy?

looks like its in good condition and those aren't bad miles. i would def. check it out. think you have a great checklist so far.
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I have same car with about same miles and it runs like a top. Clutch goes out tho at around those miles so if it's still the original expect to be replacing it soon. Nice car and reasonably priced.and if you are puttin a kenne bell on it I suggest a centerforce dual friction. It handles my nitrous shot with no slip.
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looks like its in good condition and those aren't bad miles. i would def. check it out. think you have a great checklist so far.
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Looks awesome to me
as long as everything else checks out it would be a good buy
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I didn't even notice the rag... You need sfc if you gonna blow the engine.... Nice find...really nice find
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I didn't even notice the rag... You need sfc if you gonna blow the engine.... Nice find...really nice find
we need sfc??
so do you think the first mod we should do is a new clutch?
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we need sfc??
so do you think the first mod we should do is a new clutch?
Well you might as well burn the old one out first but this is around the mileage they go so don't be surprized if it does. And if you are bolting a kenne bell on there you want a good clutch and sub-frame connectors or that car will be twisted in minutes. The oem clutch will be dust once you start spinning that blower.
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It looks real clean, the only thing i would be worried bout is how it was 81000 miles were drove but then again u would never know unless u talked to the previous owner. I would have a mechanic that u trust go with u when u test it cause the important thing is the engine. I got mine about 8 months ago and it wasnt stock, it was modified but since it was my first i was so excited and didnt really check it out and a month after i got it the rear end had to be relaced, luckily the dealer replaced it and i havent had any issues.
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It looks real clean, the only thing i would be worried bout is how it was 81000 miles were drove but then again u would never know unless u talked to the previous owner. I would have a mechanic that u trust go with u when u test it cause the important thing is the engine. I got mine about 8 months ago and it wasnt stock, it was modified but since it was my first i was so excited and didnt really check it out and a month after i got it the rear end had to be relaced, luckily the dealer replaced it and i havent had any issues.
See I'm scared of something like that happening, but if something happens in the first few days the dealer should stand by it, right? I plan on taking it to my guy the day after cause he's way out on the island. What u think?
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Well you might as well burn the old one out first but this is around the mileage they go so don't be surprized if it does. And if you are bolting a kenne bell on there you want a good clutch and sub-frame connectors or that car will be twisted in minutes. The oem clutch will be dust once you start spinning that blower.
Wow, didn't realize there was more to do with convertibles. I'll be sure to ask u before we go that step.
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Wow, didn't realize there was more to do with convertibles. I'll be sure to ask u before we go that step.
They are weaker because they have no roof to tie into and stabilize
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See I'm scared of something like that happening, but if something happens in the first few days the dealer should stand by it, right? I plan on taking it to my guy the day after cause he's way out on the island. What u think?
Normaly yes, depending on what type of dealer your buyin it at, i got my fixed cause i paid extra for a warranty but when i put the claim in the ajuster came and saw the car, and said it was modified so they droped me from the warrenty so thats why the dealership covered me and they put what i paid for the warranty and put it on my loan that i got for the car. Basicly check the car up and down all around and have your guy go look at it where ur buying it from cause if its not an authorized dealership they can come back with you bought it as is and they wont cover anything.
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These are pretty well built cars. Check the oil dipstick and see if it has a gas smell... Look for leaks and so on.
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Nice car!! Dig the headlights.
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These are pretty well built cars. Check the oil dipstick and see if it has a gas smell... Look for leaks and so on.
Got yah, will do
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Normaly yes, depending on what type of dealer your buyin it at, i got my fixed cause i paid extra for a warranty but when i put the claim in the ajuster came and saw the car, and said it was modified so they droped me from the warrenty so thats why the dealership covered me and they put what i paid for the warranty and put it on my loan that i got for the car. Basicly check the car up and down all around and have your guy go look at it where ur buying it from cause if its not an authorized dealership they can come back with you bought it as is and they wont cover anything.
There's no way I could get my guy to come out so far, I'm gonna have to check it out and cross my fingers. As long as the engine, tranny and rear are good, I'm not too worried. Sounds like it's almost time to get a new clutch anyway. I'll probably get a custom Dyno tune almost immediately. I Gota take care of my little bro.
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And then the next thing you have to do is get on that road and pound it! Wide open throttle, better something breaks while its still the dealerships right?
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And then the next thing you have to do is get on that road and pound it! Wide open throttle, better something breaks while its still the dealerships right?
Yup. Take er for a good run before you put your money down
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Wow this car was a piece of trash not worth more then 4k. Can't begin to tell u guys all the crap that was wrong. I told the dealer I'd have to be touched in the head to pay them more then 4k lol
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Wow this car was a piece of trash not worth more then 4k. Can't begin to tell u guys all the crap that was wrong. I told the dealer I'd have to be touched in the head to pay them more then 4k lol
Ya man, got to really get down to the bone with cars man... It took me a solid week of looking to get a good one at a good price
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