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It took me 2 years to find mine. New Edge GTs always get beat on. It's damn near impossible to find one that isn't damaged and that has a reasonable price tag. If you can, usually it's a private seller and you have to pay in full up front. That's kinda hard to do since a bank won't give out loans on vehicles that old unless you borrow against your own money and don't tell them why.
Stay persistent and don't get discouraged. There's one out there, just don't settle or you'll regret it.
The worst part is that after you buy one, you'll see 5 more nice ones for sale that same week.

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Really? I found my 05 gt in one day just going around town looking for mustangs for sale. Had 51k on it and had one owner got it for 15k
I'm sure you weren't nearly as picky as I was. :D
My criteria:
1. Mineral Grey or DSG
2. 5 speed. No exceptions.
2a. MUST be a TR-3650, I don't want that T5/45 piece of sh1t. It's the floppiest, most worthless shifter I have ever driven.
2b. That means it has to be made from after April 6, 2001 to 2004.
3. I will not buy an anniversary edition, I hate the emblems and stupid decals/extras they have.
4. <$10k
5. Coupe, I will not accept a vert because I don't feel like buying and installing full length SFCs and panhard bars to get rid of the twist and tire hop.
6. 1-owner car and I get to personally meet the owner and watch him drive the car so I can gauge how good of a driver he is and have an idea about what I'm getting into. My PO liked to slam the clutch down to shift, I had to replace the clutch, TOB, and pilot bearing within a month, but that's okay because I ***** him down on the price because of that.
7. Car must be mechanically sound or at the very least sound enough that I can fix it in a weekend.

Long sort short, the pickier you are, the more frustrating it is.

---------- Post added at 08:21 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:20 PM ----------

Still to answer his question. If you treat it very well and change everything when it needs to be. 200k is achievable.
These mod motors are bulletproof as long as you don't go out and beat them every day.
I know of a handful that are closing in on 300k with only routine maintenance and minor replacements like alternators.
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