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Old 03-09-2013, 04:51 PM   #1
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Angry The search continues

So as some of you know ive been looking for a gt and the first one didnt work out. Then there were two more that were sold a day or two before I could get down to look at them. Im getting extremely frustrated with this whole ordeal and I have been searching everyday and cant find anything. Im sure something will come along but I wanted to ask how many miles is too much. Im trying to stay 80k or under if I can. If any of you web surfers have any extra time on your hands and can find a car within an hour or so of boston then send me the links just in case I missed them.
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what are you looking to spend and any year in particular
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My Convertible is still for sale lol
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Im looking at 99-04 gt. Preferably black it has to be a stick and idealy something that has some stuff already done to it.

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and im looking to spend anywhere from $5500 to $8000 at most.

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My Convertible is still for sale lol
How much are you asking?
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Im looking at 99-04 gt. Preferably black it has to be a stick and idealy something that has some stuff already done to it.

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and im looking to spend anywhere from $5500 to $8000 at most.

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Yeah I gave that guy a call and they are not willing to budge on the price. I have been all through craigslist but I thought there might be a chance that someone on here knows someone selling a car that might not have posted it to craigslist.
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It took me 2 years to find mine. New Edge GTs always get beat on. It's damn near impossible to find one that isn't damaged and that has a reasonable price tag. If you can, usually it's a private seller and you have to pay in full up front. That's kinda hard to do since a bank won't give out loans on vehicles that old unless you borrow against your own money and don't tell them why.
Stay persistent and don't get discouraged. There's one out there, just don't settle or you'll regret it.
The worst part is that after you buy one, you'll see 5 more nice ones for sale that same week.
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It took me 2 years to find mine. New Edge GTs always get best on. It's damn near impossible to find one that isn't damaged and that has a reasonable price tag. If you can, usually it's a private seller and you have to pay in full up front. That's kinda hard to do since a bank won't give out loans on vehicles that old unless you borrow against your own money and don't tell them why.
Stay persistent and don't get discouraged. There's one out there, just don't settle or you'll regret it.
The worst part is that after you buy one, you'll see 5 more nice ones for sale that same week.
+1864577 on after you buy one, you'll see 5 more nice cars for sale that week lmao
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have you tried autotrader or cargurus
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have you tried autotrader or cargurus
Yeah alot of them are dealers and charge at least a thousand more than private sellers.

What do you guys think about this car 2003 FORD MUSTANG GT

I called and he said it has 91,000 miles and he will call me back monday on the details of the car. Is 91,000 too many miles you think and what would be a fair price
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It took me a year to find mine. Not perfect but pretty damn good for 6200. You just gotta keep your eyes open and look around and check Craigslist a lot and wait for a nice one to show up!
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Yeah alot of them are dealers and charge at least a thousand more than private sellers.

What do you guys think about this car 2003 FORD MUSTANG GT

I called and he said it has 91,000 miles and he will call me back monday on the details of the car. Is 91,000 too many miles you think and what would be a fair price
I bought mine with 91k for 5,500 from a private seller
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You guys worry a lot about miles. It's a car, it gets driven. I worry a lot more about if it's been taken care of properly. I bought my gt with 113k on it from an older person. It was super clean and couldn't find another with that color combo. I figure these engines can go a long time if taken care of properly. I have had absolutely no problems with mine and I just hit 118k after 6 months of owning it.
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You guys worry a lot about miles. It's a car, it gets driven. I worry a lot more about if it's been taken care of properly. I bought my gt with 113k on it from an older person. It was super clean and couldn't find another with that color combo. I figure these engines can go a long time if taken care of properly. I have had absolutely no problems with mine and I just hit 118k after 6 months of owning it.
There is no real way for me to know how a car was taken care of other than guessing based on the owner and the condition of the car. Im not a mechanic so my first instinct is to go off mileage. How solid are these engines if I buy one at 100k and maintain it properly can they make it to 150,000 miles or so. This is my first mustang so I just want to know what to look for.
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I got my 02 gt with 89,765 on it for 4500 from a private owner just make sure thebguy knows a lil about the car and the mods if there are any. And get a carfax! That was my biggest mistake and I found out the hard way that my car was crashed and not fixed properly
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I got my 02 gt with 89,765 on it for 4500 from a private owner just make sure thebguy knows a lil about the car and the mods if there are any. And get a carfax! That was my biggest mistake and I found out the hard way that my car was crashed and not fixed properly
I was gonna say 4500 for an 02 GT with 89k seems low, woulda thrown up a flag
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I was gonna say 4500 for an 02 GT with 89k seems low, woulda thrown up a flag
He orginally wanted 7000 but I flashed 4500 cash and he took it
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There is no real way for me to know how a car was taken care of other than guessing based on the owner and the condition of the car. Im not a mechanic so my first instinct is to go off mileage. How solid are these engines if I buy one at 100k and maintain it properly can they make it to 150,000 miles or so. This is my first mustang so I just want to know what to look for.
With really good care aren't these engines good for 200k. Even 300k? The crown Vic's have the same engine and the most of the taxis in New York have 200k. I don't know if I'm right about this though so don't quote me.
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It took me 2 years to find mine. New Edge GTs always get beat on. It's damn near impossible to find one that isn't damaged and that has a reasonable price tag. If you can, usually it's a private seller and you have to pay in full up front. That's kinda hard to do since a bank won't give out loans on vehicles that old unless you borrow against your own money and don't tell them why.
Stay persistent and don't get discouraged. There's one out there, just don't settle or you'll regret it.
The worst part is that after you buy one, you'll see 5 more nice ones for sale that same week.
Really? I found my 05 gt in one day just going around town looking for mustangs for sale. Had 51k on it and had one owner got it for 15k
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With really good care aren't these engines good for 200k. Even 300k? The crown Vic's have the same engine and the most of the taxis in New York have 200k. I don't know if I'm right about this though so don't quote me.
There are a few people on here with 350000. On them
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There are a few people on here with 350000. On them
I thought I heard of them exceeding 300k with good care. I was afraid I would sound dumb saying that.
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I thought I heard of them exceeding 300k with good care. I was afraid I would sound dumb saying that.
I think the ones with 300k+ are all one owner vehicles and have a lot of highway miles
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Still to answer his question. If you treat it very well and change everything when it needs to be. 200k is achievable.
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Still to answer his question. If you treat it very well and change everything when it needs to be. 200k is achievable.
Agreed
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Really? I found my 05 gt in one day just going around town looking for mustangs for sale. Had 51k on it and had one owner got it for 15k
I'm sure you weren't nearly as picky as I was.
My criteria:
1. Mineral Grey or DSG
2. 5 speed. No exceptions.
2a. MUST be a TR-3650, I don't want that T5/45 piece of sh1t. It's the floppiest, most worthless shifter I have ever driven.
2b. That means it has to be made from after April 6, 2001 to 2004.
3. I will not buy an anniversary edition, I hate the emblems and stupid decals/extras they have.
4. <$10k
5. Coupe, I will not accept a vert because I don't feel like buying and installing full length SFCs and panhard bars to get rid of the twist and tire hop.
6. 1-owner car and I get to personally meet the owner and watch him drive the car so I can gauge how good of a driver he is and have an idea about what I'm getting into. My PO liked to slam the clutch down to shift, I had to replace the clutch, TOB, and pilot bearing within a month, but that's okay because I jewed him down on the price because of that.
7. Car must be mechanically sound or at the very least sound enough that I can fix it in a weekend.

Long sort short, the pickier you are, the more frustrating it is.

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Still to answer his question. If you treat it very well and change everything when it needs to be. 200k is achievable.
Absolutely.
These mod motors are bulletproof as long as you don't go out and beat them every day.
I know of a handful that are closing in on 300k with only routine maintenance and minor replacements like alternators.
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Don't get discouraged man! I think everyone on here can say they got "lucky" when finding and purchasing their current car, so it'll happen eventually. Definitely do not buy one on a whim because you will regret it later for sure.

My list was pretty wide open for the most part. I was open to any color pretty much because my previous 3 cars were black so I wanted something different (even though I got black again haha)

I wanted a 2005-2009 GT, 5 speed, shaker 1000, leather, 18" wheels, no sunroof, under 75K miles and completely stock or the only addition Hurst shifter. Ended up finding a 2006 5 speed, shaker 1000, red leather, 18" polished Bullitts, no sunroof, Hurst shifter and actually had some of the exact mods I wanted to do to it and was going to purchase right away already done to it so I figured, why not?

It had been traded in the Saturday before I saw it on a dealer's website on a Tuesday and I bought it that Thursday.

It's all timing, you'll luck out eventually.
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