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Old 12-18-2015, 02:41 PM   #1
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Looking at a 2012 GT/CS, it has 101k miles on it and I test drove it and it drives fine. The dealer is asking 17,9k, it has a few dings and scratches and a bit of curb damage on the wheels. Do you guys think it's worth the price? Click image for larger version

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That's a lot of miles......and can you live with the dinged up wheels? If not, tell them to fix the wheels or take another $1,000 off.
Other than that the price appears competitive.
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Personally I feel like that's a lot of miles for a performance car also given that price . Just my personal opinion . One thing I would look into is how many owners it's had .


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I personally wouldn't buy it. Owning the car to get to those miles is one thing because you know exactly how you drive and how it was maintained. But that car could have had anything done to it during those 100k miles and driven hard. And the dings and scratches make me believe the previous owner(s) didn't give a crap about the car.
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Based on the info posted, I'd pass.


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Too many miles, even at that price.
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Nope, not worth it, way too many miles on it.

You can find a much better deal, just wait.
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Way overpriced for what it is


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Old 12-18-2015, 03:56 PM   #9
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Pass.


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Old 12-18-2015, 04:25 PM   #10
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I would say considering it is from a dealer and the miles it is fair. With that many miles it is likely mostly highway but it's hard to be sure. The alternative is adding 4-6 k more and getting one with lower miles although even low mile cars can be raced/ beaten on so regardless I would have a mechanic look at it or look it over yourself first


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Old 12-18-2015, 06:43 PM   #11
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Price is high, miles are high. My butt ain't so I'd pass.
I sold some axle backs to a fella with 111k on his 11-12 5.0, he said he just blew 3rd gear.
Tell them you will pay that price with a 5 year/100K bumper to bumper warranty, free maintenance as well along with rim repair.
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I wouldnt buy it... a couple more grand will get you a much better car. Buy something that looks like it has been cared for.

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Old 12-18-2015, 09:30 PM   #13
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100k miles hell no!!!! I wouldn't touch that thing

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Old 12-19-2015, 12:01 AM   #14
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100k Is nothing on a car these days. I'd look at the carfax. I'm sure you can get the car for 15ish if you really wanted it.
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Personally, I would pass.
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100k Is nothing on a car these days. I'd look at the carfax. I'm sure you can get the car for 15ish if you really wanted it.

Honestly this was the reply i was expecting from the beginning lol. But I think the crowd spoke and adding a mere 3k to my budget I found a much better 5.0 with around 70k miles


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If ur paying cash offer $14k. Do banks even loan for cars with that many miles ? I don't think they do. If u r paying cash and have that money laying around get something with lower miles and put a nice down payment


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Old 12-19-2015, 10:40 AM   #18
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If ur paying cash offer $14k. Do banks even loan for cars with that many miles ? I don't think they do. If u r paying cash and have that money laying around get something with lower miles and put a nice down payment


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100k Is nothing on a car these days.
its not your money, easy to say, would you buy it?
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its not your money, easy to say, would you buy it?

Well that wasn't the question asked. I wouldn't be interested in the car for several other reasons. I don't care for the color or year (not a huge fan of the 10-12 tail lights).

IF I was looking for a 5.0 and my budget was where OPs budget is I would most likely have no problem purchasing this car. As I stated before 100k is nothing on a car that is only 4-5 years old. That means this car was daily driven. To me the wheel damage and other damage I see points to a female driven car or a guy who just used it to commute based on miles. I would rather have a high mile freeway car that has never been tuned and jacked with every Friday night in the track.

These cars cannot be judged by low miles = safe purchase. There are a million threads in here where a guy has less than 50k on a car and has motor probs, trans probs ect.

Each car requires a good amount of investigation prior to purchase. Carfax for owners and service. Inspect for evidence of prior modifications such as CAI which would point to a tune ect.

So to answer your question, I might buy this car based on miles. Yes.
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To me the wheel damage and other damage I see points to a female driven car or a guy who just used it to commute based on miles.
Hmm...can't wait to see the responses from our female members.
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I wouldn't personally. I was just doing my favorite thing and riding through car lots when I stumbled upon a 2013 GT C/S with under 25,000 miles for only $24,000 and it was fully loaded. And this was just a few days ago.
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Old 12-19-2015, 04:56 PM   #22
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Upgrading to a 5.0

^big difference from 17k to 24k
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^Lot better of a car though. And the dealership could be talked down to 22 so I'd spend an extra 5g on 80,000 less miles and not a thing wrong with it.
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Old 12-19-2015, 06:25 PM   #24
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Nationwide, there is almost 2 full pages on autotrader of 11-14 GTs, all under 60k miles and all 20 grand or under. One I saw only has 22.4K miles. Out of your mind to pay 18 for any Gt with 100K.

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^Lot better of a car though. And the dealership could be talked down to 22 so I'd spend an extra 5g on 80,000 less miles and not a thing wrong with it.

Well that's all subjective.

If a dealer can be talked down that much on that car they could be talked down the same on the car listed at 17. Speaking personally as a guy who has been in that situation, buying a used car over 20k isn't easy.

Secondly that low mileage car could have been rode hard and put away wet every day for 10 miles a day.
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Old 12-27-2015, 12:56 AM   #27
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I'd pass as well. In my recent hunt for a 5.0 I saw a lot of Mustangs in the $22K-$24K range with less than 40K on the odometer and tasteful mods as well.
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I'd rather use that $17k and look for a classic to buy because $17k for that high mileage and condition means the guy/girl didn't care for it enough. If they didn't care enough about dents and curb rash then they most likely didn't care about the inside or any maintenance.

This would probably mean that they followed the oil life meter and waited till the end of the percentage countdown.

True you don't want a car that's a weekend racer for some guy but sometimes you might want to prefer the Mustang to be owned by someone who knows how to care for the car and know how to handle the car versus someone who doesn't know anything about cars, does not care about the car, or drives carelessly while hitting everything in sight.


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Even if the previous owner got it prior to 2012, let's say Dec 2011 to make the math easier...

That's approximately 25,000 miles per year. 2,083 miles per month. 521 miles per week. 74.4 miles per day, which isn't likely since the previous owner probably had a day or two off every week. Which kicks it up closer to 100 miles per day. He/she either drove quite a distance to work or used the car in an active job which required quite a bit of traveling.

I'm pretty sure the car is probably on its 3rd or 4th set of tires, and at least on its second set of brakes, maybe 3rd as well. Definitely not a fair weather car, and driven in all kinds of weather. Steering wheel is shiny from usage, driver seat is well broken in. Probably small marks around the knobs, shiny worn spots on the buttons, 100k worth of sand pits in the windshield, nose, and just behind the tires on the quarter panels. Already know what to expect and don't need to see in person.


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100k miles is nothing these days for the driveline... but you'd have to see the condition of the car in person. I actually agree with Compstall, this car will likely need a new steering wheel wrap, new driver's seat, paint repair, it'll have buttons with the letters worn off etc... Again, 100k miles on the driveline is actually not a huge deal but I would bet the rest of the car just looks... used.


I've seen base model 2011s with 20-40k miles in the $20k range and just saw a 2011 auto premium listed for $22k about 5 hours from me a few months back with 24k miles on it. There are deals out there, this car will need new rims and tires and a few other things plus the $17k price point will be almost at $20k.


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There are deals out there you just have to be patient, I picked up a 2011 Mustang GT Convertible with 50K miles for $18,400.
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Cargurus.com is a pretty neat site to shop for newer cars, lots of filters to play with. Try it if you haven't yet.


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lol 100k in 3 years? did he leave it running on a dyno each night?


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lol 100k in 3 years? did he leave it running on a dyno each night?


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It was likely made and purchased in 2011 sometime. 11,12,13,14,15=4.5 years buying it in mid 2011. Figure dude commutes an hour per day at 50 miles each way mostly highway at 70-80mph. This is actually very normal around where I live.

500 miles per week=2k miles per month=24k miles per year and that's just driving it to work not accounting for anything else. The mileage on this car is not abnormal at all. Not even close.
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Love the advice everyone thanks and I decided not to get it, miles did seem a little high and was overpriced, the dealer also tried to force me to buy lol. Right when I left the lot after test driving, that same day he texts me and says someone is buying it cash the next day and that I should hurry and make the purchase, I told him I was going outta town and he was telling me to give him my info so he can start the process and the payments and when I get back all I have to do is sign😂. I calmly declined with a "naw let that dude with the cash get it" haha, to this day the car is still listed on a multitude of sites and I even called from my second phone and they still have it so whoever gets lucky and picks it up, well happy 2016 to them. I have 2 listings, these are my final options because I want to buy quick, which do you think is "better".

2012 5.0
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*80k miles
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