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Old 07-28-2013, 10:51 AM   #1
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Question help on stang iv 35th anniversary edition

Hey guys!
I always wanted to buy a mustang. I have the chance to get a stang IV 4.6l V8 35th anniversary edition!
The dealer wants $6.600 and the car has a mileage of 140.000 miles and it's a manual.

Before I spent hours on the freeway to pick it up, I wanted to know what issues mustangs of that age have?

Do they have a rust problem or is the body galvanized?

Here's the link http://suchen.mobile.de/auto-inserat...s47-2_c01_4201

Thanks a bunch in advance!
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I wouldn't buy one with that many miles. You can find others with less miles and of course more money. Unless you're on a low budget I wouldn't buy the high of mileage car.
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You can get one for less miles in that range. Search for private sellers, dealers overcharge everything so when you negotiate a lower price it looks like you got a great deal when you didnt. There are a good bit of high rollers on here with not problems but those usually put most of those miles on there, thats a lot of miles and you dont know how many of those miles have been abused
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I got my 2000GT for $6,200 with 102,000 miles.
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I got a 99 cobra vert 120k miles for 6k Obo
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Hey guys!
I always wanted to buy a mustang. I have the chance to get a stang IV 4.6l V8 35th anniversary edition!
The dealer wants $6.600 and the car has a mileage of 140.000 miles and it's a manual.

Before I spent hours on the freeway to pick it up, I wanted to know what issues mustangs of that age have?

Do they have a rust problem or is the body galvanized?

Here's the link http://suchen.mobile.de/auto-inserat...s47-2_c01_4201

Thanks a bunch in advance!

Keep in mind that you don't know who drove the car or how it was driven. The high dollar amount isn't for the price of the vehicle, but the extras that come with it. Anniversary edition, extra features, probably Mach surround or some type of upgraded stereo system, etc... And with the high mileage, the engine might have to be rebuilt soon. So if it was me, i wouldn't pay anything more than $4,000 for it and hope it was driven by a grandmother. Also, check the vehicle's history to see how many people have owed the car before the dealership had it. If the dealer says they obtained it by repossession, I wouldn't buy it at all.
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First off thanks for your posts guys, highly appreciated!
The thing is that mustangs, especialy GTs of that year are rare as f*$k here, I reside in germany btw.

I talked to a good friend of mine who is a body maker and also a huge fan of american vehicles who owns an el camino. He said V8 engines are solid are rarely brake, the above mentioned stang never had a german title so I guess it was driven on north american roads where distances are much longer than in europe. I rather buy cars with big mileage (but long distance drives) than low mileage's with short distance drives as it could cause problems after a certain time.

I know I don't have any proof for that but is there a chance to find that out while doing a testdrive?
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Mustangs don't go strong for 300k miles. High mileage is gonna require repairs.
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Damn salvage? How so low? Mine was $11k with 59k miles
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Nope car had been for sale forever and needed brakes and tires and new 02 sensors so low balled and he said yes
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Damn good deal
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Oghh yeah he wanted 8k and we said no way and actually took the 6k for it very happy with my car
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First off thanks for your posts guys, highly appreciated!
The thing is that mustangs, especialy GTs of that year are rare as f*$k here, I reside in germany btw.

I talked to a good friend of mine who is a body maker and also a huge fan of american vehicles who owns an el camino. He said V8 engines are solid are rarely brake, the above mentioned stang never had a german title so I guess it was driven on north american roads where distances are much longer than in europe. I rather buy cars with big mileage (but long distance drives) than low mileage's with short distance drives as it could cause problems after a certain time.

I know I don't have any proof for that but is there a chance to find that out while doing a testdrive?
Yeah. Germany. I think that car has acceptable mileage for it's age. For a driver, I'd actually like to see a few miles on a car. It's been used and tested. Of course things are going to wear out just like any car. Some of these "garage queens" are going to have troubles of their own. Time takes it's toll on most everything. As far as what to look for, bring your buddy along, it's a 15 year old car, check over everything... twice. Your just going to have to use your best judgment as to how well the car has been taken care of. It should be a fun ride on the Autobaun. Good luck!
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