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Old 01-28-2011, 04:18 AM   #1
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Should I be worried about mustang year?

I'm really close to buying a car now, should I be worried about if its 1994 or 2000? or just mileage?
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Re: Should I be worried about mustang year?

Between those it would just be your preference of bodystyle really. Mileage plays a factor as well, but high miles on a well maintained car is ok. I'd rather have a well taken care of high mile car than a lower mile car that has had the sh** ran out of it!
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Between those it would just be your preference of bodystyle really. Mileage plays a factor as well, but high miles on a well maintained car is ok. I'd rather have a well taken care of high mile car than a lower mile car that has had the sh** ran out of it!
Oh ok, yeah I've been just looking away from the 94s no real reason tho, which year do they start having those better back headlights?
I called my insurance and they said a v6 is the same price as a v8 here, 180 for both, about a 6$ difference
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Re: Should I be worried about mustang year?

94-97 V6 Mustangs had head gasket problems. Be aware of that. AODE transmissions are not that great as well.
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Re: Should I be worried about mustang year?

buy 03 or an 04 due to mileage~ that would be my pick but 99-04 are all about the same mostly no major issues or changes.
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Re: Should I be worried about mustang year?

The '02 GT I picked up for the G/F has 150K on it, but it looked to be taken care of, so I'm not worried about it. Couldn't beat the deal I got on it. All it needs is a Trac Lok rebuild kit, which is being shipped right now, and that car is good to go!
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Re: Should I be worried about mustang year?

94-98 have a npi head and are underpowered. 99 and up are what you should shoot for. Or a fox body 5.0.
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94-98 have a npi head and are underpowered. 99 and up are what you should shoot for. Or a fox body 5.0.
yea...if ur going with a GT ... get the PI heads!
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Re: Should I be worried about mustang year?

what are PI heads?
And which 2 would you pick out of these 2
Used 2003 FORD MUSTANG for Sale In CHILLIWACK, BC - 3883223 - autoTRADER.ca
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Used, Ford Mustang GT 1999, Surrey, Black, Pre-owned from Car Dealerships on sale
I havent talked to him but its a dealer so idk if he'd lower the price.

The first ones in chiliwack which is sorta far, It'd be a driving home distance but maybe have to fly there.
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Re: Should I be worried about mustang year?

well I will give you my opinion I like the body style of the 99 and up. And for the horsepower you cant beat it. excellent baselines for a new project. I bought a 99 GT with 135,000 for 6200 and she has been treated well and well maintained. I was not concerned with the mileage.

I would really look it over well and never committ to buying without looking at it first. you could always have a third party look at the car.
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what are PI heads?
And which 2 would you pick out of these 2
Used 2003 FORD MUSTANG for Sale In CHILLIWACK, BC - 3883223 - autoTRADER.ca
He says he'd sell it for 9000
Used, Ford Mustang GT 1999, Surrey, Black, Pre-owned from Car Dealerships on sale
I havent talked to him but its a dealer so idk if he'd lower the price.

The first ones in chiliwack which is sorta far, It'd be a driving home distance but maybe have to fly there.
So I take it your from bc....they are both nice. Pi heads came on the 99-04 4.6 litre motors. Npi were on the 4.6 prior to 99. Pi stands for performance improved. I didn't notice the mileage on your choices up there but they are both nice. Go check em both out and drive them spiritedly. You want them to break before you own it if there are problems. And bc cars tend to be like Ontario and rusty. Tell em you want to see the car on a hoist and you want to see the undercarriage. I love the new edge body. More than any other.
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K the 03 has less miles..but both are nice. I have basically same car.
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So I take it your from bc....they are both nice. Pi heads came on the 99-04 4.6 litre motors. Npi were on the 4.6 prior to 99. Pi stands for performance improved. I didn't notice the mileage on your choices up there but they are both nice. Go check em both out and drive them spiritedly. You want them to break before you own it if there are problems. And bc cars tend to be like Ontario and rusty. Tell em you want to see the car on a hoist and you want to see the undercarriage. I love the new edge body. More than any other.
I believe that is incorrect half of the 1999 models were npi heads they changed them in the middle of the model year. You really need to watch this. It is the Vin number that will give away PI or Npi. I can't remember which one is which.
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Tell em you want to see the car on a hoist and you want to see the undercarriage. I love the new edge body. More than any other.
I don't think there would be anything to be gained from me seeing it on a hoist, btw it's my first car, I'd just kindly ask them to bring it to a mechanic and get them to evaluate it for me.
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K the 03 has less miles..but both are nice. I have basically same car.
BTW it's in KM so its about a 15 500 mile difference between the 2.
I'm deciding more on the dealer one because of these options
18 inch Rims, Cold Air intake, Flowmaster Exhaust, B&M Short Throw Shifter, 10 inch subs, 17 inch stock rims,
and it's closer. I thought dealers were more expensive but this looks like a good deal to me, what about you?
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I am aware it's in kilometers bro as I live in Saskatchewan .....and I have never heard of the 99s with an npi head. How did it reach the rated horsepower
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BTW it's in KM so its about a 15 500 mile difference between the 2.
I'm deciding more on the dealer one because of these options
18 inch Rims, Cold Air intake, Flowmaster Exhaust, B&M Short Throw Shifter, 10 inch subs, 17 inch stock rims,
and it's closer. I thought dealers were more expensive but this looks like a good deal to me, what about you?
I like them both. And if you got 18s and the 17s I will buy the stockers off ya ...I go to kelowna pretty often and you can't be too much further up the road
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I am aware it's in kilometers bro as I live in Saskatchewan .....and I have never heard of the 99s with an npi head. How did it reach the rated horsepower
I am telling you they did change in 1999. but their are two different v8 set ups for the 1999 model which was told to me by Ford that they changed in the middle of the model year. to the new pi designs.
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I'm really close to buying a car now, should I be worried about if its 1994 or 2000? or just mileage?
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I like them both. And if you got 18s and the 17s I will buy the stockers off ya ...I go to kelowna pretty often and you can't be too much further up the road
I live in courtenay, which is a drive all the way to vancouver, then ferry to nanaimo, then drive to courtenay, i've driven to kelowna before, very very long trip haha
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I am telling you they did change in 1999. but their are two different v8 set ups for the 1999 model which was told to me by Ford that they changed in the middle of the model year. to the new pi designs.
Now that is good info to know...thanks
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I'd go with a 99-04, preferable 02-04 when the newer intakes were put on. My 98 GT suffered the cracked intake that leaked antifreeze everywhere. Common problem on the 96-98 and 99-01 ish ones if I read correctly but definitly the 96-98 GT's.
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99-00 are romeo plant GT's and are stronger than the later models, the oil fill is on the other side vs 01+ FYI.
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99-00 are romeo plant GT's and are stronger than the later models, the oil fill is on the other side vs 01+ FYI.
Sorry Spector I have to disagree with you here. 99-00 are windsors and 01-04 are Romeo. I was contemplating a head change on mine and I have 13-14 head bolts which are windsors. 11 head bolts are Romeo. I have a 2000
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Which one is better the windsor or the romeo? I have a 2000 gt.
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Which one is better the windsor or the romeo? I have a 2000 gt.
They both have advantages. From what I have read the Windsor was better but that could just be opinion. The Romeos cams are secured differently however they are identical profiles. All the 2v 4.6 are durable and long lasting. When shopping I would concern myself more with how they were maintained with oil changes and so on...the new edge is in my opinion the nicest looking and as long as you keep your eyes peeled you will find a good one.
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