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Is a 2001 Stage II Roush Mustang worth looking at?

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Old 05-14-2011, 11:14 AM   #1
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I was originally looking for a straight up Mustang GT when I stumbled onto this one on autotrader today with 42,000 miles, but I'm not very familiar with them and know little about Roush performance Mustangs.

Do you guys think it's something I should look into?

I'm also a little hesitant on the price, $10,000.

Which seemed pretty low to me, a little too low I though.

Which is why I'm doing a little investigating first. I also noticed that the headers were upgraded when I thought stage II is only supposed to be a suspension and handling upgrade.




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Old 05-14-2011, 11:17 AM   #2
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I've seen some for that cheap with about the same mileage. And what's wrong with upgraded headers? So what if someone did a little upgrading? Unless you are looking for a completely stock car.
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I've seen some for that cheap with about the same mileage. And what's wrong with upgraded headers? So what if someone did a little upgrading? Unless you are looking for a completely stock car.
I was looking for a stock Mustang that someone didn't molest, but with a professional Roush upgrade thats a little different.

I just don't want something that is too souped up because I'm looking for a daily driver. But I mean just a header upgrade shouldnt do too much to this car anyways right?
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Seems like a good deal, lots of those floating around right now with Roush cars. Check on Fnsweet.com. Somebody might know more about that car.

S2 cars are fun, good looks, lots of suspension / brakes makes for a fun street car.
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I was looking for a stock Mustang that someone didn't molest, but with a professional Roush upgrade thats a little different.

I just don't want something that is too souped up because I'm looking for a daily driver. But I mean just a header upgrade shouldnt do too much to this car anyways right?
how it always starts want a daily driver!!!! soon enough you will be putting things on it. if not they why would you buy a v8 gt with gas prices over 4 bux. if u want a daily driver buy a v6
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how it always starts want a daily driver!!!! soon enough you will be putting things on it. if not they why would you buy a v8 gt with gas prices over 4 bux. if u want a daily driver buy a v6
I wouldn't want to keep it stock forever, my big thing is that I want something that "I" modify and personally pick and choose each part. Not something someone else tinkered with.

But headers really aren't that big of an upgrade I guess, though in the description it does say they took the Cats off, so id have to install them to pass emissions.
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I wouldn't want to keep it stock forever, my big thing is that I want something that "I" modify and personally pick and choose each part. Not something someone else tinkered with.

But headers really aren't that big of an upgrade I guess, though in the description it does say they took the Cats off, so id have to install them to pass emissions.
Well if the headers are LT's then you probably wont pass emissions if it had cats anyway.

I love not having emissions lol
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crap i almost paid that for mine a few years ago. someone beat the hell out of mine and it was still a good car at 80k so id say a special edition pretty much, at 42k should be plenty reliable.
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everyone else fail to notice its a V6 with a motor swap done and some body mods?...

offer him $4000 if he doesnt take it walk away...
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everyone else fail to notice its a V6 with a motor swap done and some body mods?...

offer him $4000 if he doesnt take it walk away...
What ad are you looking at???

It's a silver Stage 2 Roush. Even has the serial number posted...which is rare for a dealer to be smart enough to include.
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Whats up with the 130mph speedo and 5000rpm redline I would keep hunting if I was you.
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everyone else fail to notice its a V6 with a motor swap done and some body mods?...

offer him $4000 if he doesnt take it walk away...
I put the vin throught the Roush website and it says it was built with the 4.6L V8, build date of 10/14/2000.

I was curious as to why someone would take off the nice Roush fender badges and swap it with GT badges though.
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What ad are you looking at???

It's a silver Stage 2 Roush. Even has the serial number posted...which is rare for a dealer to be smart enough to include.
with a 7000rpm tach and a 120mph speedo?...
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with a 7000rpm tach and a 120mph speedo?...
I was acutally wondering that myself, It says it's a V8. Even the Roush website said it was a V8, but the special white gauges appear to be from the V6 version.
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The gauges look like the reverse glow ones on AM. The guy must have bought the wrong ones by mistake.
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I put the vin throught the Roush website and it says it was built with the 4.6L V8, build date of 10/14/2000.

I was curious as to why someone would take off the nice Roush fender badges and swap it with GT badges though.
Not all Roush cars got the square fender R....especially if it's an early 2001 build.

As for the gauges, obviously not the right overlay was installed. VIN and Roush numbers check out as real. From the pics in the add, nothing jumps out to me as a fake.
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Roush or not... seems like a very nice car @ least from the pics for 10K. Have to drive it to be sure.
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Well if the headers are LT's then you probably wont pass emissions if it had cats anyway.

I love not having emissions lol
Why not? Headers wouldn't fail you. Having no cats will.
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Why not? Headers wouldn't fail you. Having no cats will.
A lot of places I have seen that do emissions testing fail you if you have LT's, even if you do have cats. And obviously having no cats will fail you.
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A lot of places I have seen that do emissions testing fail you if you have LT's, even if you do have cats. And obviously having no cats will fail you.
I have always passed my emissions with long tubes and high flow cats. It all depends on what type if emissions inspection is done. Some places do codes/computer only others do visual inspection and some do both. I live in a county that does codes/computer only so i pass with flying colors even with tubes, so it all depends on the inspecting station and regulations.
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