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Old 12-14-2015, 07:15 PM   #36
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I think that price should be lower do some research.


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I think that price should be lower do some research.


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I've been researching for months! lol
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2006 mustang v6 premium in good condition on kbb is $4,763.00 so 7k is way too high


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Thanks for the help Dave73. You must have entered the info wrong. KBB from a dealer is between $5650-$8291. My bank, USAA put a value of $8500 on it as equipped and with the current mileage. Of course I would love to get it for less but the reality is what the market is calling for and what the cars are listed and selling at.
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A dealer price is higher than private party price maybe i left some options out


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Old 12-14-2015, 10:55 PM   #41
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The only real issue with a ten year old car is that things like the starter, fuel pump, power steering pump, timing, radiator, and so on all start to wear out. The V6 of that era is also dog slow unless you have a manual in it, in which case it's passable.

They can be nice cars, but for that price, it needs to be one of the examples that's been owned by someone on this forum or similar - who's completely loco about keeping it in perfect condition. Anything less than full records and kept as if they loved it is just another pile of repairs waiting to happen. It's a bit sad, but that's how Fords of that era are - either perfectly maintained or one foot in the grave.

I'd honestly find what your bank will consider a maximum "new" car loan. My credit union considers 6 years or newer and under 100K miles as eligible for a new car loan. Private party also qualifies in most cases as well. I'm positive that with some research, you can get a private party car for 10-12K that's perfect with all of the paperwork. Also, a lot newer (I'm thinking 4-5 years old) and have about the same payments.
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I agree that the price could be better on that car. And with the aforementioned maintenance issues that can arise with a higher mileage vehicle.

And please don't just settle for something if you don't truly know if you'll like it. It may not seem forced especially if you have been looking for months but it's worth it to take a step back for a minute and evaluate what you are really wanting.

I for one would never own another pre 2011 v6 if I ever get rid of my 03 v6. They are so far behind the performance curve compared to the 3.7's it's laughable.

Also, there's no replacing the sound and torque of the v8's. For 7-11k you can get a decent 01-04 v8 or even a moderate mileage 05-06 GT if you're willing to travel to pick it up or have it shipped. They do exist if you have patience and research diligently.
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It looks like I am missing something big here in my search from what everyone is saying. Can someone please do a search around 39530 and find me one of these cars you are all talking about? Really want to stay around $7k. Can go up to $11k if it is a newer low mileage car. I definitely prefer to stay around $7k.

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Have you looked in neighboring states? Somewhere that wouldn't be too far for you to drive?
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2003 Mustang GT

2001 Mustang Cobra SVT

1993 Ford Mustang COBRA - $10K OBO

Last one would be a real gem if it's straight. I personally like the 03 GT that was just listed in Waveland. BTW, I have no idea where the hell these places are, I just typed in your zip on a craigslist search lol.
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2003 Mustang GT

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Last one would be a real gem if it's straight. I personally like the 03 GT that was just listed in Waveland. BTW, I have no idea where the hell these places are, I just typed in your zip on a craigslist search lol.
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