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Old 08-10-2015, 11:37 PM   #1
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I currently own a 2009 V6 but recently stumbled upon a 2000 GT for 7,000 with 30,000 miles. Hoping to get some input on this as to if i should take it or keep the 6er. Also any info about these earlier model GTs would be greatly appreciated.


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It really depends what you want to do. The 05-14 body is a much better overall platform to start from than the 04-down cars and the interior is much nicer. Your 4.0 is not exactly a bad motor to mod if you just want to do minor bolt ons for some fun.

What are your goals for the car and what do you use it for? What sort of shape is yours in?
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A new edge gt with 30k, buy it now! Looks better and sounds better. I may be more than slightly biased....

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If his car is real low miles and mint and he is the only owner... I might stick with that one and do suspension/cosmetics in preparation for a Coyote swap down the road. An 05-09 done up right may be the best looking Mustang out of them all. Can say the same thing about the 99-04 cars too tho, it is close. The interior and chassis of his 09 is leaps ahead of the 2000 tho.
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If his car is real low miles and mint and he is the only owner... I might stick with that one and do suspension/cosmetics in preparation for a Coyote swap down the road. An 05-09 done up right may be the best looking Mustang out of them all. Can say the same thing about the 99-04 cars too tho, it is close. The interior and chassis of his 09 is leaps ahead of the 2000 tho.

My car now is at 98,000 miles and is slowly starting to wear down from the interior to the actual engine but also as you said i find the s197 bodies more appealing for me. Right now all i have is a cold air intake and a muffler delete. I've still always wanted a GT but since i am 17 insurance is really high (i pay it myself) i feel that a GT this cheap with this many miles is a steal.


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I say go for it.


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My car now is at 98,000 miles and is slowly starting to wear down from the interior to the actual engine but also as you said i find the s197 bodies more appealing for me. Right now all i have is a cold air intake and a muffler delete. I've still always wanted a GT but since i am 17 insurance is really high (i pay it myself) i feel that a GT this cheap with this many miles is a steal.

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Get the GT for $7k then. Just be prepared for your insurance to see "GT" and bust out a big tube of KY.
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Oh he has two threads. The other one is more fun Scotty
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Insurance is high lol. 180 bucks full coverage for my 04 GT and I'm 21.

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That's about what I paid on my 95 Cobra back in the day in DE. The 98GT I had was $20/mo for basic liability lol. The Steeda is $50 for full coverage.
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Damn i think the insurance cost is going to be the majority of my paycheck lol. Oh well maybe someday


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Lol yep that is why you call first. If your interior is meh, read this thread

My 2005 Mustang for $1,300

Yours CANT be as bad as this one was and now it looks near new.

As for modding it for speed. The 4.0 is not really all that bad for someone who is 17 and its your first "sports car". Its not going to set the world on fire but its not exactly slow vs all the other stuff on the road. It can take the same suspension and appearance mods as the GT and done right the V6 exhaust sounds pretty good.

Two of the nicest 05-09 cars around here are V6s oddly enough. Owners really did a good job with the looks/wheels and did the dual exhaust conversion. If I had one, I'd go all out on the chassis/appearance/rearend/stereo and not touch the engine or trans in preparation to swap it down the line.
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Def go for it. Huge upgrade, good miles and fair price.


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Def go for it. Huge upgrade, good miles and fair price.


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He's 17 and he got an insurance quote for a Mustang GT...

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As long as he was properly prepared and bent over it shouldn't have l too bad
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I pay $110/mo for full coverage with 250 deductible. I'm 32.

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For an 04? Damn.
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I pay $110/mo for full coverage with 250 deductible. I'm 32.

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Mine breaks down to a little less than that through USAA on my 04 vert GT. 30yrs old with 3 cars and two bikes with full coverage so the multi car discount helps. Also get a homeowners discount, and USAA has amazing rates anyway. When I've talked to other providers they won't even quote me once they find out who I'm currently with. They tell me they just can't get it in the ball park.


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I pay 500 for a year with full coverage and a 500 dollar deductible. Of course I am old (42yrs old) and married.

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Mine breaks down to a little less than that through USAA on my 04 vert GT. 30yrs old with 3 cars and two bikes with full coverage so the multi car discount helps. Also get a homeowners discount, and USAA has amazing rates anyway. When I've talked to other providers they won't even quote me once they find out who I'm currently with. They tell me they just can't get it in the ball park.


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USAA actually isn't better in NJ or at least they aren't markedly better. I'm with esurance right now but they raised my rate up $30 this cycle so I may just go back.
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Never been to jersey. But in Colorado, Montana, Florida, Idaho, Texas, and South Carolina it was drastic for me. But I've also had USAA since I got out of basic training when I was 17. I have notice my rates dropping over the years. I also have every discount under the sun, which helps a bit.

One other thing to consider is ease of use and quality support. USAA was phenomenal when I rolled my Jeep last year.

How old are you Scotty? Married. Single? How many vehicles do you own? I'm just trying to figure out why there wasn't a big difference for you. Must be a Jersey thing lol.

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Your getting a good rate. Who are you using?

A lot of people don't now about all the discounts and various things that effect rates.

Multi car
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And in most cases if you chose to pay for the whole year at once you'll pay less.

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If you keep the 6, then you're looking at less power but a newer nicer car.

If you get the 8, then you'll get a nice power boost but am older harder to mod car.

My opinion would be to get the 8 because I've had the same decision in the past year and I took that side and so far my only regret is not knowing how hard it is to make power with the 4.6 2v. It's not incredibly hard, but it's enough to make building a car a little challenging.

If you do want to keep your car, you can actually do a lot to the newer v6's to make them a TON faster than the v8's. So overall it's a win, lose situation.


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Get the GT and don't look back. They're not that hard to mod unless you insist on all-motor. Full exhaust and a Procharger kit, and you'll be out there crushing the egos of some 5.0 owners.

Sure the interior isn't as nice, but it's definitely livable. My only real complaint was the positioning of the door handle was in exactly the place where my left knee was always pushing against it.

Insurance on my '99 GT was like $68/mo in Missouri. I'm 31 though.
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Get the GT and don't look back. They're not that hard to mod unless you insist on all-motor. Full exhaust and a Procharger kit, and you'll be out there crushing the egos of some 5.0 owners.

Sure the interior isn't as nice, but it's definitely livable. My only real complaint was the positioning of the door handle was in exactly the place where my left knee was always pushing against it.

Insurance on my '99 GT was like $68/mo in Missouri. I'm 31 though.
Maybe a bone stock one. Anyone with basic engine and suspension mods and a tune will be really hard for even a supercharged 2V to beat.


I still vote he keeps his sixxer and restores it and just enjoys it. I was car poor when I was around his age with a foxbody I paid out the *** for with insurance and always buying this mod or that mod and would have had much more fun with a sedan and extra $$$ to screw around with. At least at that age.
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Yeah I meant versus bone stock 5.0s of course.

True about the money. If he doesn't have the know-how to install it, he's looking at around $6-7k.
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Your getting a good rate. Who are you using?

A lot of people don't now about all the discounts and various things that effect rates.

Multi car
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Miles driven per year
Safety features of the vehicle
Where you live within a city
Driving record
Deductible and coverage
Coverage for additional drivers
Auto pay discounts

And in most cases if you chose to pay for the whole year at once you'll pay less.

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I use a local company in upstate new york....called central new york mutual. I do have my two suvs and my homeowners through them. All total about 1600.00 a year for it all.

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USAA good company? Can siblings use them?

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USAA is military and some DOD personnel only and dependents. Their insurance is first rate and their online banking is really good. However, for actual loans and such, Navy Federal is much better.

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