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Old 04-20-2008, 12:03 PM   #1
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What would you rather have 87 lx or 04 gt

Im new to this forum but visit mustang forums and i was wondering what year you would rather have. I have an 87 lx and thinking about saleing it and buying a 2004 gt. Wondering what you would rather have.
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Re: What would you rather have 87 lx or 04 gt

I love the 99-04 GT's... explaining my vote
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Re: What would you rather have 87 lx or 04 gt

Well if its your DD then I would suggest an 04. If its just a project car the 87 will be cheaper to mod if your looking to make it faster. So it really depends on the purpose of the car.
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Re: What would you rather have 87 lx or 04 gt

When I had my 02 GT.. I had an 88 LX 4 banger, and an 89 LX 5.0/5 speed

I loved having each, the 02 GT for a more solid feeling and more fun to toss around - with cupholders... the 89 for flat out fun.. and the 88 for 30 MPG on the highway..

I wouldn't be able to choose easily myself.. I never had to choose either/or, it all depends on your tastes
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Old 04-20-2008, 02:26 PM   #5
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Re: What would you rather have 87 lx or 04 gt

ow it would be a daily driver. Thanks for all your input guys it really helps and i would love to hear more.
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:53 PM   #6
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Re: What would you rather have 87 lx or 04 gt

I have something similar...a 1992 GT which is a real elemental hot rod and a 2002 GT with Steeda suspension. It makes the '02 a real Grand Touring car. So for me, I'd have to have both of them. They share the same name but couldn't be more different, in my opinion.
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Re: What would you rather have 87 lx or 04 gt

Hard decision. I would love to have a fox (especially a 4 eye) but I love the comfort of my 03 and my previous 02. For dd use I'd stick with the 04.
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Re: What would you rather have 87 lx or 04 gt

I love the fox bodies but the 99-04s are just sexy i would have to say the 04
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Re: What would you rather have 87 lx or 04 gt

Looks like I'm in the minority....

I say LX because it is easier to work on and cheaper to mess with.
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:49 AM   #10
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i feel the problem is when you start dealing with 80's cars you have to remember the age is getting up there... power steering hoses and such might not be looking so good... bushing might need to be changed in the suspention... bolts could tend to not want to move... etc etc... a 20 year old car COULD be a good DD but only if you have something else to drive if you break something!
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i feel the problem is when you start dealing with 80's cars you have to remember the age is getting up there... power steering hoses and such might not be looking so good... bushing might need to be changed in the suspention... bolts could tend to not want to move... etc etc... a 20 year old car COULD be a good DD but only if you have something else to drive if you break something!
Power steering? Meh. Who needs it....

Hell, my 03 needed new bushings straight from the factory...and really need them now that I have waited 5 years to get them.
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Re: What would you rather have 87 lx or 04 gt

Had a 4 banger fox I'd go 04 GT
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Re: What would you rather have 87 lx or 04 gt

04 ftw
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Re: What would you rather have 87 lx or 04 gt

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Re: What would you rather have 87 lx or 04 gt

Dont get me wrong I love Fox bodys but there is a lot of work that needs to be done to that car i dont need to be working on it every weekend. I only have one car and thats it. Plus its uses more money for gas than if i got a newer car im sure. It also wont go over 90 mph. It has 3.73's and shorty heads with the 85mph gauge.

I need to get a new front bumper, paint the car, get new tires, fix the A/C, want to put a manual in it, get a sound system, CAI, Intake, heads, cam, and thats not all i want to do to the car. If i do all that Im sure it would get even worse gas mileage
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Re: What would you rather have 87 lx or 04 gt

Sounds like you already had your mind made up and just wanted someone to re-affirm your decision then.
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:30 PM   #18
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Re: What would you rather have 87 lx or 04 gt

Yea pretty much. But im still kind of confused on which car i actually want. I want both but if i have to sale the 87 i dont know what i want to do.
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Dont get me wrong I love Fox bodys but there is a lot of work that needs to be done to that car i dont need to be working on it every weekend. I only have one car and thats it. Plus its uses more money for gas than if i got a newer car im sure. It also wont go over 90 mph. It has 3.73's and shorty heads with the 85mph gauge.

I need to get a new front bumper, paint the car, get new tires, fix the A/C, want to put a manual in it, get a sound system, CAI, Intake, heads, cam, and thats not all i want to do to the car. If i do all that Im sure it would get even worse gas mileage
Uhh... and why won't it go over 90 mph?
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Old 04-26-2008, 01:49 PM   #20
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Re: What would you rather have 87 lx or 04 gt

I have no clue why it wont go over 90
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Re: What would you rather have 87 lx or 04 gt

Do you have to correct the speedo after the gear chnage like in 94-04 style? I have no clue hence why Im asking. Maybe your car thinks its going faster than it really is and it's hitting the speed limiter.
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Re: What would you rather have 87 lx or 04 gt

It should do 140+, not that I recommend trying to get it there on the street. Having the 85 mph speedo only means that once you go past 85, you'll have no idea how fast you are going.
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