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Old 05-18-2015, 05:22 PM   #1
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Inspecting used GTs. Advice?

I'm in the market for an 01-04 GT. Going to look at a few this week. Any particular weakness i should look for? Any specific questions to ask? Or things to inspect?
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Why 01-04?
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^Because they are badass Nate!


Pretty much the same routine as buying any other car.
If you want, post up pictures of the cars that you are interested in and we will give you our opinions on them.
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Going from a cyclone to a new edge would be a culture shock lol
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they can take a beating. your best bet, is find one as stock as possible. still doesnt guarantee that the previous owner didnt beat the piss out of it. check the fluids like any other car. listen to the engine for any odd ticking noises. they can seem pretty rough, but thats just the nature of them. i went from a 4 banger to a gt, so i was worried about every bit of roughness i encountered. other than 1 bad coil, everyone who knows mustangs told me mine was in excellent condition at 150k miles.

really, just look up prices now for shocks, bushings, tires, brakes, calipers, and likely expect to change all those, especially if they are stock.

then just be aware of the prices of an alternator, fuel pump, coil packs, and a/c parts. not likely to need changed, but at higher mileage, it can happen just like any car. as long as the car is clean and runs good, and shows an overall sense of owners appreciation, then you shouldnt run into any major surprises.
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they can take a beating. your best bet, is find one as stock as possible. still doesnt guarantee that the previous owner didnt beat the piss out of it. check the fluids like any other car. listen to the engine for any odd ticking noises. they can seem pretty rough, but thats just the nature of them. i went from a 4 banger to a gt, so i was worried about every bit of roughness i encountered. other than 1 bad coil, everyone who knows mustangs told me mine was in excellent condition at 150k miles.

really, just look up prices now for shocks, bushings, tires, brakes, calipers, and likely expect to change all those, especially if they are stock.

then just be aware of the prices of an alternator, fuel pump, coil packs, and a/c parts. not likely to need changed, but at higher mileage, it can happen just like any car. as long as the car is clean and runs good, and shows an overall sense of owners appreciation, then you shouldnt run into any major surprises.

Thanks! Looking at an 03 with 70k miles tomorrow. Stock. Sounds promising


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Why 01-04?

Looking to buy a convertible. I used to own an 01. Have always loved the new edge style.


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Looking to buy a convertible. I used to own an 01. Have always loved the new edge style.


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Fair enough good sir. Odds are a car that old with 70k miles is going to be pretty well maintained. What kind of a history do you have on it?
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Will find out more details tomorrow. I will run a car fax report as well.


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Heres what you should do

-Look at the oil in detail before you test drive it.
-Look at the coolant as much as you can (check for bubbles/foam while its running)
-Have the owner start it while you look at the exhaust tips (check for excessive smoke/water coming out)
-Drive it... Drive it hard. Check the fluids after you drive it hard.
-Pay attention to how the transmission acts

What I would be looking for is bigger transmission and engine issues as the main thing, but also look at **** like brakes and wheel bearings and ball joints since all of that adds up if you have to replace it
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