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Old 04-17-2011, 09:59 PM   #1
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mustang advice! new 8

Sooo im about to pick up this 8 cylinder with a stage 3 clutch one dent in it and the leather seats are kinda beat (thank god for seat covers) but besides that the cars well and in great condition, 104,950 miles on it. 4g's for it, k&a cold air intake full flowmasters exaust (from the headers) cars SUPER loud with a nice downgrade crackle when the rmps drop, is it worth it? theres a few more mods i cant think of them all off the top of my head, OH and 3.90 gear ratio. Let me know! need to know ASAP
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forgot to mention it's a 96 4.6l
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Sounds like its a fair deal from what you are saying. Also long as the body and underside are rot free you can always replace the interrior on your own later on.
Maybe have a mechanic check it out for you if you know one also that may help give you a piece of mind.
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A car is always only worth what is to you. Sounds like a good deal. If possible I would have it inspected by your local Mustang shop (usually your local Mustang SCT dealer)
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Re: mustang advice! new 8

just make sure you are not buying someone elses problems
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That 's the trouble in bying a used car have someone check out the mechanicals and body out for you before you buy it.
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you can tell if a car is taken care of or not based on how its stored and how the owner is about it. If you see tons of mustang posters etc here and there and all that you know they are into cars and generally those take the best care of them.
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Have to agree with SpectorV. I just picked up my 96 gt. It was in great condition. completely unmolested. It is currently sitting in my driveway undrivable. Even if it is in good shape' its still a 15 year old car. Expect to do a lot of upkeep and basic restoration. It seems to be the better the condition of the car' the more of the parts are original. that makes for 15 year old parts and a lot of those will need to be replaced once you start wrenching on it. My issue started with just replacing a corroding water outlet and now I'm replacing the whole coolant system. No big deal for me because my plan was to restore the car before modding it, but that might not be the same thing you are looking to do.
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im buying it from a used car dealership, it's well taken care of, no rust spots the bod has ONE dent in it. the seat has the normal wear and tear that leather gets if it isnt properly lotion'd. The engine is shiny has if nothing was ever even touched. it rides super nice and the clutch in brand new. it has no hesitate to start the second i turn the key it instantly turns over too. Which is beautiful.
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Oh than go for it just say show me the car fax.
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im buying it from a used car dealership, it's well taken care of, no rust spots the bod has ONE dent in it. the seat has the normal wear and tear that leather gets if it isnt properly lotion'd. The engine is shiny has if nothing was ever even touched. it rides super nice and the clutch in brand new. it has no hesitate to start the second i turn the key it instantly turns over too. Which is beautiful.
Trust me, I'm not trying to convince you not to buy it. I also bought from a used car dealership. I also have the car fax. Just be aware that you will have to replace parts and that due to the age of the vehicle once you start wrenching there is a good chance it will spiral. I love the 94-98 body style so I'm not saying dont get it. just make sure your ready to take on a little more work then you would with a new vehicle.
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Trust me, I'm not trying to convince you not to buy it. I also bought from a used car dealership. I also have the car fax. Just be aware that you will have to replace parts and that due to the age of the vehicle once you start wrenching there is a good chance it will spiral. I love the 94-98 body style so I'm not saying dont get it. just make sure your ready to take on a little more work then you would with a new vehicle.
yea, im expecting some work that comes with every car you buy thats used even its like 4-5 years old...
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Looks good...
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it's clean, the entior has the most deffects, the engine is well kept though.
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Looks sharp!
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thanks man, I got high hopes for it
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New tails cuz! Car looks great, I'm hoping tomorrow brings great news for the both of us. I better hear that you got it tomorrow and I hope I can tell you I'm still on for my tint this wednesday! Good luck tomorrow.
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It's worth $3K....because it'll need work within a month.....and it'll need PI heads immediately

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It's worth $3K....because it'll need work within a month.....and it'll need PI heads immediately

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Kinda my thoughts...

Just don't buy it not expecting anything to go wrong...
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If you have the cash do not buy a car from a dealer ! You will always find a better deal from a private seller, plus they will know more about the car. This dealer picked this car up from auction I can almost guarantee. For another 1500 or less you can get a 99-2001 model.
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New tails cuz! Car looks great, I'm hoping tomorrow brings great news for the both of us. I better hear that you got it tomorrow and I hope I can tell you I'm still on for my tint this wednesday! Good luck tomorrow.
exactly haha, the tails arent gunna be like that for long, buying smoked ones. i dont like flashy. and im not expecting something to go wrong, i'll probably change things around instantly because you have to alot to a new car to make it feel like "yours"
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don't really like the tail lights but overall the car looks good.
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don't really like the tail lights but overall the car looks good.
yea im not a fan of the tails either, they'll be changed when I get the money. but I gotta get everything straightend out first money wise now im debt
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All depends on what the frame looks like, if it's all rusty might want to look for something a bit newer for the price, I had a 98 gt with a borla exhaust k and n air intake 410 gears and under drive pulleys, it was a daily driver and drove it in winter ( Pennsylvania) and it had a bunch of rust, everything was a pain to try to replace, like bushings shocks things like that, if the car has little rust underneath then yes that car is a solid deal, I sold mine for 2100, most I could get for it now that I love in Texas, with that said hope it's a great car and hope you can join the great mustang world!!!!!!
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And by the way that was the same color as mine, love that color on a mustang
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All depends on what the frame looks like, if it's all rusty might want to look for something a bit newer for the price, I had a 98 gt with a borla exhaust k and n air intake 410 gears and under drive pulleys, it was a daily driver and drove it in winter ( Pennsylvania) and it had a bunch of rust, everything was a pain to try to replace, like bushings shocks things like that, if the car has little rust underneath then yes that car is a solid deal, I sold mine for 2100, most I could get for it now that I love in Texas, with that said hope it's a great car and hope you can join the great mustang world!!!!!!
yea the color is pritty cool, I already have a v6 automatic that im trading in for it. the color is starting to grow on me alot haha. and theres no rust anywhere.. I honestly wanna say it was garage kept even tho it was probably frequently drivin telling how the driver seat is leather and it's cracking. but it has around 60k less miles than it should for the year. it's a pritty solid deal
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