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Old 07-26-2014, 11:07 PM   #1
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New used gt

Hey I'm looking at an 01 gt with around 132k miles. How well do these 4.6 engines last? And is there anything in particular I should check for when it comes to a high mileage gt?


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It really depends on who owned it before you and how well they maintained it. The fewer owners the better. I've seen the 2 valve 4.6 go for up to 250k without any problems. Ive also seen them with 100k and the engine is toast.

You would be wise to have a mechanic do a check on the vehicle before buying it. Usually they charge $100-$200.

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132K isn't bad at all if it was maintained right and it always has had repairs addressed etc. Obviously check all the wearable parts out well and it wouldnt be a bad idea to have a mechanic check it out or if you know anyone that could go with you to be a second set of eyes.

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I just sold my 2000 with 142,000 on it and it still ran like a dream. It had never been molested or anything though.


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my first car was a 1986 Ford Taurus and it had over 300,000 miles when I junk yarded it.

I currently have a Ford ranger with 268,000 miles on it.

Almost any engine from the last 30 years or so is capable of reaching 200-300k miles if they are maintained.
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P.S. Maintenance includes replacing worn out components. The car you are looking at will need COPS, plugs, intake manifold, etc. eventually. Those things wear out. But if they are replaced in timely fashion, the actual engine should last a long time.
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My 2001 has 145k on it and I beat the crap out of it. Still runs great


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Old 07-27-2014, 11:19 AM   #8
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Mine has 120k... Detonates. The engine will prolly be toast in the next 30k miles I'd assume.

I think it was Cole Johnson that his engine blew at like 121k? Ten we got Allen who has 211k on his and it runs like brand new. It's all about it's past, even more so because it's a sports car. Most people with Hondas aren't racing. Most people with mustangs are. Just be careful.


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I bought a 99 gt last year (with 120,000) and have since replaced ;
Master cylinder. Seals failed
Serpentine belt and tensioner
Tensioner failed
Filler neck grommet
I was preemptive and replaced fuel filter and pump while tank was down.
Filler neck grommet failed.
Drivers side power window motor and regulator.
Regulator failed.
Other than that no other issues. I got 128,000 and motor still runs strong.


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Jeez. Paid $3500 for 178K miles on my old GT. Ran up until 194K miles before I sold it. Ran like a champ. Now I got my gt with 79K miles that I paid $4400 and it has an oil leak I haven't pinpoint yet, abs light is on. Just depends on how the car was taken car of.

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my first car was a 1986 Ford Taurus and it had over 300,000 miles when I junk yarded it.

I currently have a Ford ranger with 268,000 miles on it.

Almost any engine from the last 30 years or so is capable of reaching 200-300k miles if they are maintained.
+1 on that.My F-150 has 296k on the original engine, T-bird 260k. As everyone has said check it out good first.Good luck in your search.
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