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Old 05-29-2014, 11:42 AM   #1
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The lease on my legacy is up
In a month and they have a 2012 v6. I have my eyes on it for a bit. It is well within my budget.

Knowing nothing about mustangs(but know about jeeps an subarus)

What should i look for and ask about before i decide to get it?

It has under 25k miles on it with one previous owner. It has a manual trans, track pack.

I have my car at the dealership getting the 30k mile service(free) and will be picking it up in the morning.
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The lease on my legacy is up
In a month and they have a 2012 v6. I have my eyes on it for a bit. It is well within my budget.

Knowing nothing about mustangs(but know about jeeps an subarus)

What should i look for and ask about before i decide to get it?

It has under 25k miles on it with one previous owner. It has a manual trans, track pack.

I have my car at the dealership getting the 30k mile service(free) and will be picking it up in the morning.
Unless you know a lot about cars. Take it to a good mechanic that you trust and have them check it for you. Mainly because of the track pack you don't know if the car was raced heavily or not.
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I don't recommend leasing a mustang! A person that owns a mustang will HAVE to customize it in order for them to truly love it! The V6 model is still a very fast car and runs great. Any questions on it let us know!
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I don't recommend leasing a mustang! A person that owns a mustang will HAVE to customize it in order for them to truly love it! The V6 model is still a very fast car and runs great. Any questions on it let us know!
I would definitely agree with not leasing a Mustang I am learning that the hard way as we speak, I have a 2014 V6 and I want to mod it so bad but unfortunately I can't. I am seriously thinking about buying out the lease but my eyes are on the new 2015. Gonna see if it's worth buying out this lease or getting the 2015.

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Its gonna be financed. I know im good with cars, ive done a good deal of work on all the vehicles ive owned, so stuff like an intake, full exhaust, suspension work, brakes. I fully rebuilt a '73 jeep cj-5 from the ground up.



Just never worked on ford vehicles before, so some stuff is gonna be new to me



Im buying it as a certified pre-owned car from the dealership i leases my subaru from. And its from the top subaru dealership in CT.

They have well over 100 used cars, all given a top to bottom check on everything
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I don't recommend leasing a mustang! A person that owns a mustang will HAVE to customize it in order for them to truly love it! The V6 model is still a very fast car and runs great. Any questions on it let us know!

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This current subaru legacy i have is a lease. I was 100% set on buying out the lease and financing the car, but after a tob go at 32k miles and now engine work(at the dealership right now) im not going to keep it if its something major that needs to be done.

Its a 90% chance its going to be major, so not gonna keep it if that is true.

So its a certified pre-owned car. Good deal on the price, around 16,800 with 33k miles. Free carfax report is clean as a whistle.

Just need a list of things to ask and look into before i commit to buying it
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This current subaru legacy i have is a lease. I was 100% set on buying out the lease and financing the car, but after a tob go at 32k miles and now engine work(at the dealership right now) im not going to keep it if its something major that needs to be done.

Its a 90% chance its going to be major, so not gonna keep it if that is true.

So its a certified pre-owned car. Good deal on the price, around 16,800 with 33k miles. Free carfax report is clean as a whistle.

Just need a list of things to ask and look into before i commit to buying it
I bought my base 2014 manual trans new for $18,100 in February. Shop around some they're plenty of deals out there. Here's mine
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I bought my base 2014 manual trans new for $18,100 in February. Shop around some they're plenty of deals out there. Here's mine
Wth $18100 r u serious, where did you find that deal cash or finance ?

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this is the mustang im looking at

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Wth $18100 r u serious, where did you find that deal cash or finance ?

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I financed it through ford, search auto trader especially with the 2015 coming out soon.
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I financed it through ford, search auto trader especially with the 2015 coming out soon.
What state did u buy it ?

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The main thing I'd look at with a used MT82 trans, is check 1-2 and 2-3 shifts, especially when cold, at various rpms. Make sure it doesn't have grinding issues.
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What state did u buy it ?

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The main thing I'd look at with a used MT82 trans, is check 1-2 and 2-3 shifts, especially when cold, at various rpms. Make sure it doesn't have grinding issues.
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I live in New London and I did NOT buy my car in this state. CT dealers absolutely HOSE you on cars here (originally from Maine). I actually drove to Virginia in January and bought my 2014 v6 auto for $17,600 (20k after taxes). Look at Koons sterling Ford down in Virginia to get an idea on what are fair prices.

I was in a similar situation, I was looking at used, but with the rebates and incentives on the 2014's it doesn't make sense buying used, especially since you get the lower interest rate AND full warranty.
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What paintman said. I just bought my 2014 v6 (MSRP 26,620) paid 20,400 before tax in Virginia.

I would seriously suggest looking at a new 2014 rather than a used car. These rebates they are having really let you haggle down the prices with the dealership. Even if you don't qualify for certain rebates, tell them you refuse to pay higher and they'll lower their own price to match those rebates for you. That's how my negotiation process went. And it worked.
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i work in sales so haggling is what i deal with most of my day, so talking someone down on a price is a walk in the park for me.

so, so far i should feel the shift from 1st up into 2nd and than 2nd to 3rd.

just a noob question, what is a Barton bracket?
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i work in sales so haggling is what i deal with most of my day, so talking someone down on a price is a walk in the park for me.

so, so far i should feel the shift from 1st up into 2nd and than 2nd to 3rd.

just a noob question, what is a Barton bracket?
Here's info on the Baron bracket and their shifters.

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I have a Barton too, and it helps with shifting feel a lot. If it's got the stock bracket, I'd highly recommend it if she comes home with you.

Honestly, these cars are pretty solid. As long as it shifts fine, that is the main source of issues. I've yet to hear about someone having issues with these engines and the rest of the drivetrain is pretty solid.
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One issue that seems to creep up around 30K is the water pump leaking. It seems to have happened to a few different folks on here so a quick glance for wetness might be wise. It may only be isolated incidents though.
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the dealership i am getting it from has done a full once over on everything. its not just a used car in there lot its a certified used car. under there title of "certified" they state that everything has been checked as if it was at a ford dealership.

and this is the best subaru dealership in the tri-state area, they have a very large amount of used, non subaru, cars for sale and they give an extended warranty for all used cars sold.
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buy my car

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Ill give you a killer deal

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Its gonna be financed. I know im good with cars, ive done a good deal of work on all the vehicles ive owned, so stuff like an intake, full exhaust, suspension work, brakes. I fully rebuilt a '73 jeep cj-5 from the ground up.



Just never worked on ford vehicles before, so some stuff is gonna be new to me



Im buying it as a certified pre-owned car from the dealership i leases my subaru from. And its from the top subaru dealership in CT.

They have well over 100 used cars, all given a top to bottom check on everything

Just saw that you are paying 16k for it like most have mentioned here are some great deals out there right now because of the new 2015 redesigned mustang coming out very soon.


Like you i was looking into buying a used mustang to save some money but the 2012 and 2013 v6 premiums with 20-30k miles were about 19-21k some even as much as 23k. Well i got mine for 23499 brand new so in my eyes it was worth paying $2-4 k more so that i can have 0 mile brand new mustang v6 premium (MSRP $30 000)

These are sports cars and most people push/abuse them so i would think twice about buying a used mustang. Heck i love my mustang but i do love to step on the gas and hear that awesome sound and i plan on keeping it for 5+ years. Imagine someone thats even more immature and knows they will be getting rid of it in 1-2 years.
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buy my car

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Ill give you a killer deal

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Want to see some pics of that!
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my budget is under $18. they do have a full set of service records from the previous owner and everything that they have tested checked and gone over, and any work they may have done to get it in "selling" condition.
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You can get a 14 v6 base within your budget
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Not in ct. All the dealerships are not offering base models with manual transmissions.
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You are very close to a new car price at 18K. Get that price down a bunch or buy a new one. Unfortunately finding a new one that's stripped might not be easy and deals vary with where you live. Beware the advertised special deals as well, most are fake when you actually show up to buy.
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I purchased my 14 base v6 for $18100 out of door that also included tax and registration fee. Best time to buy is in the end of the month because ford managers are money hungry for those monthly bonuses. Also I would look for ford dealership in near by small cities/towns since they don't have much sales and they willing to sell new cars pretty cheap...
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Here is Koons website They have 8 for under 18,000 New 2013 & 2014 Ford Sterling | Fusion, Edge, Flex, Focus, F-150, Escape, Fiesta
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if i lived in Virginia it would help. im in Connecticut, and everything is far over priced.
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**** it better work out! It cost my 94 dollars for the hosting and domain name for the website that should be up soon. I need some Graphics done if anyone is interested.
I need to take a trip to Virginia when I return my lease ....

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I would definitely have you consider a road trip to VA if it can save you a couple thousand dollars and get you in a brand new car. Got mine in VA heavily discounted/rebated.
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