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Old 03-26-2012, 10:05 PM   #1
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hello mustang owners! so i really want to get a mustang gt im thinkin probably within the next 6 months so i can save a little more money. i think the most im willing to spend is about 12k and want the 8 cylinder. im just wonderin how much everyone got theirs for with what mileage and if it was in good condition (pic would be cool) i'm 22 and the only car i've bought was my brother's 97 bonneville when i was 16 so i havn't had experience car shopping - i'm very hesitant going into it but i really like these cars
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hello mustang owners! so i really want to get a mustang gt im thinkin probably within the next 6 months so i can save a little more money. i think the most im willing to spend is about 12k and want the 8 cylinder. im just wonderin how much everyone got theirs for with what mileage and if it was in good condition (pic would be cool) i'm 22 and the only car i've bought was my brother's 97 bonneville when i was 16 so i havn't had experience car shopping - i'm very hesitant going into it but i really like these cars
I bought my 2000 gt for 4100 with 97k miles orignal owner. Car had a few little minor things when i bought it like brakes and pads. But for 12k should get you a preety nice car. You could even get a mach one with that amount of money tbh. Just search awhile until you find a nice car.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:29 PM   #3
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12k will get you quite a bit in this market. Do research until your eyes water and you'll be very excited with what you find.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:31 PM   #4
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thanks for the reply. i didnt realize the GTs were THAT cheap. yea 12k is like the verryy max id want to spend - if i saw a car i just loved but the other things is that i want relatively low mileage on it too. do you think itd be worth it to get the mach 1?
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:39 PM   #5
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theres just so much to take into consideration my mind is racing! lol
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theres just so much to take into consideration my mind is racing! lol
Yeah man its really fun. Just take you're time and find what you want.
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Hey, welcome to the forum.

Now granted this was 4 years ago, I bought my 2003 (1 owner) with 28,000 miles. It was on the lot for 12k. I talked them down 1k and put a 1k down payment. Out the door for 10k.

My advice for the first time car buyer. Listen closely. DO NOT get sold/fall in love with the first one you see/test drive. It is real easy to do. These Mustangs are a dime a dozen. Avoid getting one that is all modded out. Its a blast modding them when its your car, but a traded in modded Mustang could mean "beat to hell".

Just keep looking, test driving, and ALWAYS request a CARFAX report. This will insure a wreck free vehicle, tell of how many owners, and the ride quality will show how it was treated. Don't be afraid to crawl under car and look for major signs rust.

I literally test drove 15-20 Mustangs before I found my current baby. I could tell by the underneath (completely rust free) it spent its life in a garage with no harsh Chicago winters. They are out there. Just be patient and let your future Mustang come to you.

With a budget of 12k, you will be able to get a nice, low mile, rust free Mustang. The Mach 1's are real nice, but you will pay a little more being its a Mach 1 and the book value is higher than a GT.

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picked mine up for $9300 with 86xxx miles on it, granted it had almost everything done to the motor but some sort of F/I and heads and was in showroom condition
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I bought mine in Jan 2012 for under $9000.00 with 58k miles. Convertible too, but automatic.

Don't be afraid to look nationwide. Mine was 2 hours away luckily, but I was close to pulling the trigger on one in GA.

My advice to you is this: Don't fall in love with the first one you see. Be judgmental. Look it over carefully. If the car you're looking at isn't exactly what you want or what you want to pay, then don't. You'll regret buying something out of desire. Take your time, find what you want and be happy.

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For 12k you can get a nice supercharged 96-01 cobra
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I bought mine in Jan 2012 for under $9000.00 with 58k miles. Convertible too, but automatic.

Don't be afraid to look nationwide. Mine was 2 hours away luckily, but I was close to pulling the trigger on one in GA.

My advice to you is this: Don't fall in love with the first one you see. Be judgmental. Look it over carefully. If the car you're looking at isn't exactly what you want or what you want to pay, then don't. You'll regret buying something out of desire. Take your time, find what you want and be happy.

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Dude, you need some lowering springs. Got that Jeep thing going on. Just saying...lol
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Dude, you need some lowering springs. Got that Jeep thing going on. Just saying...lol
Its stock currently. I plan on lowering it some. Keeping my eyes open on on the forums here for some suggestions.
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Its stock currently. I plan on lowering it some. Keeping my eyes open on on the forums here for some suggestions.
Mine are FRPP C-Springs with the rear dead coils removed. They are fairly cheap and pretty simple to install. The new look it gives, is priceless...
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For 12k you could pick up a nice 99/01 cobra or mach 1. The main difference between a cobra/mach 1 and gt is the engine. Cobra/mach 1's come with a 4v and gt's come with a 2v. 4v>2v

With that said, you should be able to pick up a nice gt for ~8k. As others have said, just be patient and be very thorough and you will be happy.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:38 PM   #15
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thanks for the replies guys. yeah, a lot to think about. i guess i really just need to drive a few to see what kind of engine i want. i drove 2 mustangs when i first turned 16-17 and i remember they were like 2000, 2003 but i couldn't even remember what the engine was. wouldn't have mattered to me at the time anyway ha.

before i get started doin that. how do you think a gt 4.6l v8 would compare to my 97 supercharged v6 bonneville? obviously if im gettin a mustang i want lots of power but i dont street race so it wouldn't matter THAT much. i just really like drivin fast
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if i were you a GT could be a good option, but with 12k you should be able to find nice 03-04 Mach 1's or 99-01 Cobra's. You could also look at 96-98 cobra's, all these have more power and more potential than a GT
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:42 PM   #17
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sorry to bump this up but thanks again for the info. I've still been reading a lot online and a lot around these forums (i got a good amount of time of researching to do as i am saving money for a while too).

Could anyone tell me how this will affect my insurance? I currently drive a 97 V6 supercharged bonneville. Im 22, in college (if that even matters). I've had 2 speeding tickets I think and my insurance now is like 56/month or around 350/6 months.

*edit* i should prob mention i plan on getting a 03-04 gt v8

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Old 04-04-2012, 09:05 AM   #18
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Picked my 04 up last 1 year ago with 30K miles on her, bone stock besides 3.73s for $13.5. Traded in my 6 and they gave me $3.2 for it so give or take I spent a little over $10K for mine. 5 speed aswell. Just shop around and do the mods yourself like everyone has suggested. Less problems usually.
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hello mustang owners! so i really want to get a mustang gt im thinkin probably within the next 6 months so i can save a little more money. i think the most im willing to spend is about 12k and want the 8 cylinder. im just wonderin how much everyone got theirs for with what mileage and if it was in good condition (pic would be cool) i'm 22 and the only car i've bought was my brother's 97 bonneville when i was 16 so i havn't had experience car shopping - i'm very hesitant going into it but i really like these cars
dude set yourself up check around find a nice low miliage gt for lik 8 and spend the other 4 on mods
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if i were you a GT could be a good option, but with 12k you should be able to find nice 03-04 Mach 1's or 99-01 Cobra's. You could also look at 96-98 cobra's, all these have more power and more potential than a GT
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