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Old 03-10-2005, 02:18 AM   #1
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Default Considering used late model Mustang purchase, what year?

Our baby boy is here, and I need to sell my Corvette and buy a "pratical" car. I'm seeing plenty of Mustangs in the year 2000 to 2002 range for $10-12k. Are these good years? Are there any options to avoid? I'm looking for an automatic transmission. Is the V6 okay?

Performance is a concern, but reliability is a bigger concern. It would also be nice if I can find one with a factory warranty. Can I add on or extend the factory warranty to a 2000 to 2002 model?
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Old 03-10-2005, 03:31 AM   #2
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I'd go for a different car all in all. I hear hondas are nice.
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Old 03-10-2005, 10:59 AM   #3
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dont go v6.. dropping a vette for a v6 stang , you COULD always go with a older mustang but if you want that year, just make sure its a 99+ 4.6
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Old 03-10-2005, 11:42 AM   #4
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I find when you gowith a newer car, You are better off getting a new one.
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Old 03-10-2005, 05:50 PM   #5
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Well....what's more important to you.....performance or reliability?
If it's performance than get a '99-up V-8 mustang. If you want more reliability, then go with a Honda or Toyota.
I know that sounds funny coming from a guy named "Import slayer" but realistically speaking, that's good advice.
Besides, I don't know where you're from but mustangs, either V-6 or V-8 are not the best choice of vehical for winter driving especially if you say you have a new baby.
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Old 03-10-2005, 09:39 PM   #6
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Well....what's more important to you.....performance or reliability?
If it's performance than get a '99-up V-8 mustang. If you want more reliability, then go with a Honda or Toyota.
I had a 1996 Corvette that gave me virtually no problems (over three years, the only problem was a small radiator leak), and I have a 2002 Corvette that has given me no problems at all. Meanwhile, my mother has had tons of trouble from her near new Honda, so I don't view them as the standard bearer for reliability. I'd like to know if I can expect the same reliability out of a 99-02 V-8 auto trans Mustang that I got out of my Corvettes. Do any years have particular problems? Any options to avoid? Special things to look at when evaluating one to purchase?
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Old 03-10-2005, 10:14 PM   #7
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I ALWAYS hear of problems with the AOD mustangs.....ALWAYS...other than that, I've never heard of any other problems with those year mustangs.

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Old 03-11-2005, 12:22 AM   #8
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I have a '02 GT thats an auto and I have no problems with it at all. I like it. The auto is good for everyday driving but not as good for the racing. But it is reliable, I have never had any problems with it. So yea... I think you get the point. If your coming from a vette then go to the GT not the V6. Its good to have the extra power sometimes anyway.
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I have a 2000 v6 automatic and it has not given me any problems. (knock on wood) im almost at 110,000 miles on mine.
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