Hey guys, so me and my fiance just bought a 1996 Basic Coupe with 245,000 miles on it. We needed a car badly and we fell in love with the mustang
But now everyone is telling us to sell it because the milage is too high and it could die at any moment. But I've also heard that mustangs can run pretty well even at 300k. We did have to fix an oil leak, we're supposed to fix two different parts of it and they both cost around $350 plus we still have to get new spark plugs. My fiancee loves this car and doesn't want to sell it, he wants to install a new engine. How much would it cost for the engine? and by replacing the engine does that mean the milage will go down?
edit: also, it barely passed the smog check (I don't really know what this means but I know its a good thing)