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Old 10-27-2014, 09:26 PM   #1
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I've taken a look at a 2000 GT, and test driven it. It has 160k miles, it's an automatic. Carfax gives it a clean record, and I've checked the vin through a couple other sites. Tracked straight, everything looked good going over it, rode as you would expect. I'm having it inspected a shop tomorrow, anything specific I should tell them to look at? I'm in the market for my first stang, and I'm definitely not committed to the one I'm currently looking at if you all have opinions. I do know I want a new edge, 99-04. I've heard that the 01 models had some upgraded parts? Aluminum manifold, plastic gas tank, etc. Any advice would be appreciated! Sorry if this is the wrong place to post.
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:39 PM   #2
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I don't think that is too many miles as long as everything is in good working order. Good job doing your homework on the car. I can't offer anything specific to look at with the new edges since Ive never owned one, but here is a free bump for others to take a peek and answer.
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Old 10-28-2014, 11:40 AM   #3
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1st off how much are they asking? 160 grand doesn't seem extremely high for a 14 year old car but I would get it checked out by a mechanic. I assume the cars stock? Got any pics?
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Old 10-28-2014, 02:17 PM   #4
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1st off how much are they asking? 160 grand doesn't seem extremely high for a 14 year old car but I would get it checked out by a mechanic. I assume the cars stock? Got any pics?
He's asking 4800. Heres the craigslist ad - http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/4720857996.html
I'm thinking I could talk him down at least 500. The driver side door doesn't close well, takes quite a big shove or pulling upwards as you close it. I'm getting it inspected by a dealer today.
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Old 10-28-2014, 03:48 PM   #5
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My son bought a 2002 GT Premium with 143K on it last spring. Asking price was $4700. NADA booked it at $6500 private sale. It has the 5 speed manual and Mach 1000 audio system. When we got there, I discovered the engine was bad. It ran, but could barely get the car up to highway speeds and there was a terrible knocking from above #3&4. Misfire codes for 3&4 also. I told the seller that I wouldn't give her more than $2K for it (it did have brand new Cooper tires). He negotiated with her and ended up paying $2400. We are in the process of rebuilding the engine with some serious upgrades right now.
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Old 10-28-2014, 04:49 PM   #6
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Engine runs solid. I'm having a full inspection done in a couple hours, but from the test drive it seemed to run great. Idled at a consistent 1k, shifted smooth, and didn't shake at all. Purred like a lion.
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:38 PM   #7
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Price seems a tad high for the mileage, Id try go get it around $3800 IMO
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:13 PM   #8
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Wow I'd be nervous about buying a car with that many miles, so many things go wrong at that mark which can get expensive! My 01 only has 68K and I worry about problems, but then again I'm a worrier lol. Good luck on whatever you decide! If you get it post some pics!
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Wow I'd be nervous about buying a car with that many miles, so many things go wrong at that mark which can get expensive! My 01 only has 68K and I worry about problems, but then again I'm a worrier lol. Good luck on whatever you decide! If you get it post some pics!
It is a concern. In the case of my son's car, besides rebuilding his engine with some serious upgrades, we are also replacing the entire front and rear suspension, brake calipers, rotors, and pads, new steering rack and tie rod ends, new front wheel bearings, new clutch and lightweight flywheel, new transmission output seal and differential input seal, new starter, new engine and transmission mounts, new tail lights (were leaking) and new headlights (reflector broke inside one).

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The inspection revealed a list of problems that killed the price for me. Leaks in the power steering pump, output shaft seal, and pan seal for the tranny were found, along with the rear passenger tie rod needing replaced. The shocks and struts were way overdue for replacment as well. I also found the audio system only played in the passenger speakers, none from the driver side. I offered 2800, and he declined. Still looking for a stang.
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