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Old 02-26-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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I have a 2000 Mustang GT here's the deal

It used to be a v6, however i bought a donor car and essentially made it a GT

all the badging and exterior and interior is the same, however it's a manual now with a 2V 4.6L and the posi-trac rear end, i searched but couldnt find any answers, im wondering if they'd even take a car thats been modded so much...any thoughts?
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:34 PM   #2
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It all depends on the dealer, you will get a better answer than anyone here can provide by asking them...
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:43 PM   #3
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they will take any car, however they will most likely give you the value of a v6, as that's what the vin says it is.
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I would try a private seller.. GL!
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Private sell it.
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:01 PM   #6
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Yup, they'll run it by the V6 VIN for their purposes... and just to give you an idea, most dealerships won't give you more than about a grand trade in on it.
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i wouldnt even think about trading it in, definitely try to sell it privately
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you might get 2-3 out of it if it's in really good shape. but like everyone else said, you're gonna do a lot better if you can private sell it.
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Some dealers here will tell you outright they do not want your trade, or offer such a low value that you will not acept--and if you do they can make a bit or at least break-even at auction...
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yes and no. some dealers will take it but these guys are right it is still a v6 vin so it will be a lot less. and if they do take it would probably go off to auction anyways. but yes sell privately and make more money!!
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i was looking at an 06 GT and thinking i may go take it to the dealer, see how much they'd give me and if it's satisfactory use it as a down payment on the 06 however im not really sure, i had a mark VIII engine swap lined up for my car and they guy backed out at the last min and didnt want to sell

and i cant find a 2V here for less than 750$, tbh i'd just like to get the real thing, however i think insurance would kill me

by the way the GT i was looking at was here: http://www.duvalford.com/2006-Ford-M...-FL/vd/9348250

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Trade in wont get you anything, i would imagine they will give u less than the value of a 2000 v6 and in some states that car could be considered an r title now. The bottom line is you have a 2000 mustang, not a 2000 mustang gt.
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Some dealers here will tell you outright they do not want your trade, or offer such a low value that you will not acept--and if you do they can make a bit or at least break-even at auction...
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When I was looking at some other cars recently, the salesperson was basically like "...yeah you're not going to get much for a car that old (its the 1999)".

I'm sure they will still accept it though if you just want to get rid of it, but a 2000 V6's trade in value isn't going to be much.
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There is a car dealer near me called Prestige Auto. They deal primarily with sports cars. Lots of cars on their lot over the years were cars like yours. So some dealers would consider it, others won't.

You're in a position where you will get more for selling it outright.

Think if you were the dealer. Would you trust a car that was essentially violated? Consider you know nothing of the person who did he work.
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i was looking at an 06 GT and thinking i may go take it to the dealer, see how much they'd give me and if it's satisfactory use it as a down payment on the 06 however im not really sure, i had a mark VIII engine swap lined up for my car and they guy backed out at the last min and didnt want to sell

and i cant find a 2V here for less than 750$, tbh i'd just like to get the real thing, however i think insurance would kill me

by the way the GT i was looking at was here: http://www.duvalford.com/2006-Ford-M...-FL/vd/9348250
woah can you say a high mileage 06 gt lol
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Definitely sell it private... Someone will find great value in being able to insure their 2v 4.6 as a 6 :P
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The big downside for a dealer is they have to sell it as a V6 as per the VIN, which means V6 loan value for those who can't pay cash. Plus, anyone smart will never buy a modded car unless they know the builder/owner to make sure the mods are up to par.
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