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Old 07-12-2013, 09:48 AM   #1
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Hey guys. Im new to this forum. I plan on buying a mustang 5.0 in the near future. I'm wondering if there's any recurring problems. I am enlisted in the Marine Corps, as a poolee I'm waiting to ship out but I want the 5.0. I do plan on gettin one when I come home from Parris Island and have my family work on it, as they have offered. I was wondering if I should buy one BRAND NEW or certified pre-owned. Ik that's a rhetorical question but I wanna hear it from the mustang owners. And I do plan on doing little mods here and there until the warranty is up but any little pointers would be great
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Welcome! 3 weeks ago, I went from driving a '00 v6 Camaro for 7 years, to a new 5.0 6spd and of course, I've NEVER BEEN HAPPIER! I grew up with Camaros and Mustangs (divided family), but the family '93 5.0 still runs perfectly, so I've always wanted my own. It's clunky and the transmission is noisey, but it's all normal, based on all of the research I've done (and got better once I got a better feel for the car). Definitely a BIG upgrade! My personal opinion, if you buy a used sports car, you're buying someone else's problems/ragged on car, most likely, but hey with good research, you can get great deals. Sometimes you can get good deals at auto auctions on repos. Anyway, my warranty covers EVERYTHING, even door dings...one of the perks of buying new, plus I'm proud to make the payments on the car from my dreams Good luck!
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Hey guys. Im new to this forum. I plan on buying a mustang 5.0 in the near future. I'm wondering if there's any recurring problems. I am enlisted in the Marine Corps, as a poolee I'm waiting to ship out but I want the 5.0. I do plan on gettin one when I come home from Parris Island and have my family work on it, as they have offered. I was wondering if I should buy one BRAND NEW or certified pre-owned. Ik that's a rhetorical question but I wanna hear it from the mustang owners. And I do plan on doing little mods here and there until the warranty is up but any little pointers would be great
62k miles and I beat on it daily, stock but it has radials.

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18k miles on my 2012 and beat on it daily as well. Only issue I ever had was the tpms sensor failing and my brake control module needing to be reflashed.
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def buy new! you want your own car not someone else's. plus the CPO's around here are just as much almost as brand new. Bought my 13 GT brand new in may and have beat on it as well especially lately and NO problems at all. I LOVE IT!
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If you buy used you dont know if the last person tuned it. Some people are selling or trading there cars with aftermarket tunes. You just never know!
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If you buy used you dont know if the last person tuned it. Some people are selling or trading there cars with aftermarket tunes. You just never know!
You can have it checked, to see if it was tuned, I did.
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You can have it checked, to see if it was tuned, I did.
Nice i didnt know. Did the dealership check?
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Nice i didnt know. Did the dealership check?
Yes, they told me it didn't matter, but I made them check it anyway, since I couldn't take it to them for warranty work.
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Agreed with the possibly tuned. I bought mine used and it had a JLT intake which means it must have been tuned right. No tuner was I the car though. I guess that leaves me with a must have mod being a handheld tuner. Car was in perfect condition and ran perfectly smooth so I bought it. Good deal too.
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62k miles and I beat on it daily, stock but it has radials.

No problems... Zero
The only problem is the guy clown behind the wheel eh?
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I hope you got someone to help you with the payments because after the payment, insurance and gas you ain't gonna afford much else
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I hope you got someone to help you with the payments because after the payment, insurance and gas you ain't gonna afford much else
How so? I have 5 vehicles and no one helps me.

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How so? I have 5 vehicles and no one helps me.
Sorry, now I see he's enlisted.
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I hope you got someone to help you with the payments because after the payment, insurance and gas you ain't gonna afford much else
I thought about it and I'm gonna wait a while till I get my duty station, I'm going in for aircrew so I got some time
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