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Old 03-24-2014, 02:53 AM   #1
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Hey guys i really need help here just sold my 02 sonic blue gt and looking for smthng new i found a 2003 mustang mach 1 very clean wit 86000 miles auto nothing wrong but has a salvage title the price is 6000$$$$$ shud i buy it?..is there a big difference on performance between gt n mach1? What do u guys think?
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Hey guys i really need help here just sold my 02 sonic blue gt and looking for smthng new i found a 2003 mustang mach 1 very clean wit 86000 miles auto nothing wrong but has a salvage title the price is 6000$$$$$ shud i buy it?..is there a big difference on performance between gt n mach1? What do u guys think?

Buy at your own risk. Personally I'd never buy a salvage title. That Mach would normally go for 12-15k with those miles so there is a reason he's selling it for 6...
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For me it would depend on what is salvaged for, flood-no way, accident-possible if can provide paperwork proper repairs had been made.

The salvaged title though will kill any collectible value/resale value down the road. If I was only building a track car then I might consider it but I'd come in at $3k cash then see if he bites.

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For me it would depend on what is salvaged for, flood-no way, accident-possible if can provide paperwork proper repairs had been made.

The salvaged title though will kill any collectible value/resale value down the road. If I was only building a track car then I might consider it but I'd come in at $3k cash then see if he bites.

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Lol you can part out a mach for more then 3k
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Don't get salvaged!!!! Once u try to resell or trade no one will give u a good deal just get a clean tittle
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Don't get salvaged!!!! Once u try to resell or trade no one will give u a good deal just get a clean tittle

Plus salvaged can have extra problems that you don't want. I guess it does depend what it is salvaged for but it super risky. If it's your DD then I wouldn't do it.
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thanks

Yeah very true did t think bout the price value it wud drop incase i wana sell it one day..thanks guys ig ill keep looking thanks for the time
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It depends on why it was salvaged, it could be a really good car still. You just need to make sure you get all information about it and do through check before buying.
And yes there's a pretty good performance difference, it basically has the same engine as the Cobra without the supercharger.
I would normally say if you like automatics better, then get the automatic, but for some reason the Auto Mach I's are less powerful than the Stick ones, that's definitely something to consider.
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The auto mach 1's have a cast crank and the 5spd have a forged crank. Stock power levels between an auto and 5spd are fairly similar though, I.e. 5spd is not significantly faster than an auto

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Geting a carfax well see how it goes but ivebeen looking everywhere nd the gts r same value as this mach1 hopefully it aint nothing big
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Plain and simple if salvaged dont matter why ...salvage is salvage don't waste ur time or money unless u keepin for good trust me I sell cars just get a clean car and play it safe
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There's a real clean mach near me for sale, where are you located?

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The auto mach 1's have a cast crank and the 5spd have a forged crank. Stock power levels between an auto and 5spd are fairly similar though, I.e. 5spd is not significantly faster than an auto

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Slight power difference, but also a whole 1,000 rpm redline difference.
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Slight power difference, but also a whole 1,000 rpm redline difference.
Yes due to the different crankshafts. I believe Ford engineers said the forged crank in the 5spd was to help with harder shifts giving it a higher redline.

My factory 5spd Mach 1 had a motor from an auto swapped in by previous owner...I did not find out until I went to swap out the clutch and flywheel to see a 6 bolt crank staring at me. Just because a car does not have a salvaged title doesn't mean it won't come with some baggage. Previous owners can be ******s.

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