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MrBR 06-20-2013 04:15 AM

How long do GT S197's last?
 
I picked up a Red with Red Leather Interior 2005 GT Premium with 20,200 or so miles.
How many miles does this generation last? Should it have a long life ahead of it relatively drama-free?

Soldier GT 06-20-2013 08:13 AM

No one can ever say how long a car will last....You have a mustang that's 8 yrs old, so don't worry about it and enjoy! You could probably ensure it's longevity by performing the required maint though. Congrats

MrBR 06-20-2013 12:03 PM

Of course! I've rarely had a car where I just had to do maintenance. Normally I have to pour a ton of money into non-maintenance parts like alternators or brake boosters of gas tanks so this should be an interesting case.

hootie_john 06-20-2013 12:52 PM

There are some items on the early S197 - ball joints come to mind - that wear prematurely, but outside of that, very few issues. You should expect a long life from your new ride. 150-200K isn't uncommon.

MrBR 06-20-2013 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by hootie_john (Post 8234810)
There are some items on the early S197 - ball joints come to mind - that wear prematurely, but outside of that, very few issues. You should expect a long life from your new ride. 150-200K isn't uncommon.

Luckily for me I bought it at a ford dealership and got a premium warranty that covers "500+ items" so if non maintenance items go it'll be replaced on the house. This comes from my past experience with cars giving me migraines.
You know, for what it is, it rides really well, and it takes corners like it's on rails compared to my last car (a 1964 impala, or the Lincoln town car I drive frequently)

DocSnickers 06-20-2013 01:35 PM

Well anythings going to feel like it drives on rails compared to a 64 Impala haha.

MrBR 06-20-2013 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by DocSnickers (Post 8234840)
Well anythings going to feel like it drives on rails compared to a 64 Impala haha.

There was a guy going into my lane from the other direction and I quickly moved my steering wheel and it was so fast, so abrupt yet it kept it's composure, no tire squealing or lean at all, it's like being on a different planet, I'm sorry I'm just not used to good handling lol

Rudolph Hucker 06-20-2013 01:55 PM

drive a 911 then...

MrBR 06-20-2013 03:39 PM

Nothing beats driving a Mustang GT 5 mph below the speed limit in the slow lane, that's the kind of driver I am.

Lem-06 06-20-2013 03:56 PM

ha going from the 64 impala to this is a massive handling change.
just keep up to date on fluids and you should be fine for 150k+, until you have to add more power ;)

beware the alternators on our stangs like to really play mind games with you, cam sensor codes etc


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