Should I buy it? - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > General Mustang Discussion



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 06-30-2012, 08:23 PM   #1
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Region: Massachusetts
Posts: 2
Should I buy it?

Hi guys,
New to the app. So I currently do not own a Mustang but the fox body has always been my favorite car. I noticed someone selling one and checked it out.
It's an 88 LX with the 5.0. About 250k miles on the car and original transmission (automatic). The owner is a retired guy and he's kept up on it. It was recently repainted, newer tires, non alloy rims (I am ok with that) that are in great shape, underneath looks pretty good. New rag top. The engine he got from his friend, who unfortunately had his son die in his mustang. The son worked for Ford and rebuilt the engine himself. Engine's got about 75k miles.

Problem is I live in the north east (mass) and we have pretty brutal winters. I do not have a garage but could get a car port.

He is asking $4500 obo, figure I would offer $4k.

Thoughts? Sounds like a good purchase? Anything I should consider?
Bigbob002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-30-2012, 08:43 PM   #2
slow281
Regular
Supporter
 
sixpac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Cedar Rapids
Region: Nebraska
Posts: 3,162
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigbob002
Hi guys,
New to the app. So I currently do not own a Mustang but the fox body has always been my favorite car. I noticed someone selling one and checked it out.
It's an 88 LX with the 5.0. About 250k miles on the car and original transmission (automatic). The owner is a retired guy and he's kept up on it. It was recently repainted, newer tires, non alloy rims (I am ok with that) that are in great shape, underneath looks pretty good. New rag top. The engine he got from his friend, who unfortunately had his son die in his mustang. The son worked for Ford and rebuilt the engine himself. Engine's got about 75k miles.

Problem is I live in the north east (mass) and we have pretty brutal winters. I do not have a garage but could get a car port.

He is asking $4500 obo, figure I would offer $4k.

Thoughts? Sounds like a good purchase? Anything I should consider?
With 250k miles I would do some extensive test driving.. And always realize even tho the motor doesn't have 250k all the other parts do.. Post pictures..
__________________
Need more Horsepower? Add a sticker. Contact me for vinyl stickers pre-made and custom!
Stick on Horsepower <- Click Here and like my Page!
2001 GT - True Blue
2003 V6 - Zinc Yellow
1990 LX 2.3 - project
sixpac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2012, 05:22 AM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
Regular
 
deadsp0t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: MidWorld
Region: Other
Posts: 4,786
Way too much(I live in NC). He'd be lucky to get 2k-2,500 here with those miles, rebuild or not. Any receipts for any of the engine parts, paint or top?
__________________
That's unimpressive
deadsp0t is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-01-2012, 08:36 AM   #4
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Region: Massachusetts
Posts: 2
Re: Should I buy it?

Thanks for the help. I am on an iPad and it won't allow me to upload pics. Which is too bad bc my friend said "no way" until he saw the pic. It did start right up and you know how Mustangs sound! I checked auto trader and found this:

Cars for Sale: 1992 Ford Mustang LX Hatchback in Carver, MA 02330: Hatchback Details - 319943786 - AutoTrader.com

MUCH better deal IMO. Thanks for the help!
Bigbob002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > General Mustang Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


» Like Us On Facebook



02:03 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.