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Old 09-27-2014, 09:17 PM   #1
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How good are these Mustangs?

I stumbled upon a 2000 all white GT manual with 180K on it. All stock except exhaust. He is asking $2,900 for it. Is that reasonable? And what are the common problems they have? And since such high mileage would it be worth getting?


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If that car is in reasonably good shape and will pass an emissions test... Yes, I think that is a decent price.
I think that the most common problem is the intake manifold cracking and starting to leak.
Also, remember that it is a 15 year old car that is closing in on 200k miles so there are bound to be parts that are nearing the end of their service life. And the PO has probably replaced some of the worn items already.
If it is a well maintained car, the 180k miles wouldn't bother me a bit at that price.
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How much do junkyard 4.6's usually run? And rebuilding the trans? And is 2000 the year with the spark plug problem?


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Ive owned a 99 all white 5sp owned by an elder lady with 220k miles ran like new added a unit an sold it 2900 is good price if its in good condtion


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A few hundred for a used engine up to a few thousand for a quality performance rebuilt engine. A couple thousand for a quality rebuilt transmission. And yes, these engines are known to spit out plugs like a popcorn machine...
What are your plans for this car? Are you going to use it as a daily driver?
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Ive owned a 99 all white 5sp owned by an elder lady with 220k miles ran like new added a unit an sold it 2900 is good price if its in good condtion


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Mine has 150k+ miles on it and it still runs awesome! But I have another one that has 167k miles and is sitting in my driveway with a blown head gasket.
They're, typically, durable engines that will go to 300k+ miles but, like anything mechanical, they usually work pretty good... Right up to the moment when they stop working altogether!
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I agree depends on how you take care of it We just bought the bullitt and took it stright to NextGen Performance Local Mustang Shop. And had Some service done for it and will
Be doing more once we get back intown!...
Do you goto the Salinas Street races?


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No. Not in the last 20 years or so. And I'm not thrilled with the current track.

These subjects aren't allowed on here TBT so we'll have to chat about it at the next meet.
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Old 09-28-2014, 01:57 AM   #9
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Oh my bad! Im new to forum sence sorry


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Old 09-28-2014, 02:04 AM   #10
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It's cool. They just frown upon it and it gets posts deleted and threads closed if it persists.
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I was just going to use it as a daily driver and aftermarket exhaust and that's about it. I have a fast fox so I'm not worried about going all out on the 2000. I'm going to talk to the guy some more tomorrow. I'm just going to have it around for about 2 years maybe before I go and get a 2017 Mustang maybe because they're supposed to be redoing the body style then or just grab a new 5.0


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Well, if it runs good and is in decent shape, that price is reasonable.

Get some pictures and post them. Then we'll be able to give you a more accurate opinion.
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Looks decent for 2900 but its Night time pics Never trust a pic at night! But looks clean to me


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The ad says the inside is like new. Ima try to talk more to him tomorrow about the paint and stuff. I just don't want to by a run down abused mustang that the head gasket will blow driving it home or something


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Hey all i can is Take her on a nice test drive Run her hard alittle and then drive normal With owners approval first! And have sum1 who knows there way around a motor


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What's the way to stop the spark plug problem? I heard 2004 GT's are the best to get besides a terminator


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What sparkplug problem you talking about? I have no clue on this


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Old 09-28-2014, 02:45 AM   #19
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The one where these motors like to spit them out like popcorn


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I believe that happens cause the plug is only like 4 threads deep and More hp cars spit them out from pressure i believe not 100% on that tho.
Straybullitt should have some good info on that


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Yes. It happens.
It's mostly caused by them being torqued incorrectly but the amount of spark plug threads they used is ludicrous... Ford designed the heads with the intent that the spark plugs would only need to be changed once or twice during the life of the engine, it ended up biting them in the ***. They finally did a revision with an adequate number of spark plug threads just about the time that the 2V 4.6 went out of production. Probably, just so that they could properly repair the vehicles that were out there and still under warranty.
If it does happen, there are kits that you can get to repair it or a shop can do it for around $300... I believe.

There's no guarantees with used cars Shifty. You always have to be sharper than the person selling it. That's why it is so important to do a thorough inspection. And two sets of eyes are always better than one. And you could do everything right and have the car inspected by the finest Mustang technician on the face of the earth... It still might break 50 miles down the road. Automobiles have a way of doing that!
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There's no guarantees with used cars Shifty. You always have to be sharper than the person selling it. That's why it is so important to do a thorough inspection. And two sets of eyes are always better than one. And you could do everything right and have the car inspected by the finest Mustang technician on the face of the earth... It still might break 50 miles down the road. Automobiles have a way of doing that!
Best thing I have heard in this whole darn thread.

2nd, if the car has over 150k in miles and the spark plugs have not come out yet, then most likely it will not be an issue. Just remember that when it comes time to change them out yourself if you choose to buy it, is to torque them correctly. And she should do another 150k. Apparently the owner of the car has done something right to have it running condition at this moment, so take that into condition.

Any car that has been beat on or rode hard most it's life do not make it that far in miles. So just do a through walk about, get yourself inside the engine bay, listen to the motor, and take it for a test drive, shift through all the gears and see what she has.

Best advice when test driving a car, LEAVE THE STEREO OFF DURING THE WHOLE DRIVE!! That way you can listen and hear anything that may not sound right.
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Yeah this is all great advice and one more thing, if I do end up buying it and driving it for a year or 2 and put more miles on it how low in cost will this car have to be sold for? Just an estimate,iv never seen one with over 200k for sale unless the motor and trans have been replaced


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This car will not vary from where you are buying it now. I think 2k for this car if all works out well and is fully functionable is a steal. So if you do a few mods or upgrades, then it will help resale maybe later. You never know, you may end up liking it and wanting to go further in the mods area than you originally thought of doing. I never gave a new edge a second thought when I was in the market for a new stang. But after driving mine now for 4 months, I enjoy it much more than I ever thought I would. The interior is contoured to surround you, and is tighter wrapped than the foxes. The one area I always liked about foxes was the room in the interior to move around in. And I have had several foxes in my time. But after riding in this one, I love the tightness more and more.
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I'm very wary of cars over ten year old lately due to the massive number of electrical and electronic systems. And that's not getting into a 15 year old fuel pump, gaskets, and so on.

I'd look for a 2007 and spend a bit more money. The quality of this generation was a big improvement.
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If I don't get a new edge the next mustang I'd get is an 11+. If I did that I'd most likely sell my fox and the 2003 V-6


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You can't really go wrong with a 2011-2014. I drive mine and even from people with fancier cars, I get respect as it looks good, is fast, and also made in the U.S.A. It's a great car to drive and the green color is so outrageous.
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Mine has 150k+ miles on it and it still runs awesome! But I have another one that has 167k miles and is sitting in my driveway with a blown head gasket.

They're, typically, durable engines that will go to 300k+ miles but, like anything mechanical, they usually work pretty good... Right up to the moment when they stop working altogether!

All about the cars past, period.

Also shifty, I sold my 99 v6 with 150k for 3k... Just to put things in perspective. Wasn't hard either, sold it the same day I put it on craigslist.


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There's just so many decisions lol I have 2 mustangs now and I'm stuck between selling my V-6 and getting a 2000-4 GT or waiting till next summer and sell the V-6 and my Fox which is my baby for a new 5.0 or something


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Sell the v6 and get the gt ull be happy u did ( providing the car is in decent shape) if i would of found that deal i would of bought that wayyyy before i spent 2500 on my 96 5 yrs ago thats a steal for that car if its in good condition, ive seen 300k mile mod motors still have cross hatches in the cylinders and bearings look good to so they are good motors as a whole and one of the best sounding motors with the right exhaust imo


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Last year I bought a 98 GT with 178K miles. Was in great shape. Sold it with 194K still running strong.

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How fast are these GT's? I know to make good power on them you need boost


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There slow Tbh full bolt ons Heads cam still a 12second car


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How fast are these GT's? I know to make good power on them you need boost


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They are fine. Feel fast lol. You will still be able to beat the majority of cars on the road. But it is a 14 year old car, don't expect a coyote.


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