Mileage: 183, 847 + Automatic
Greetings! I just purchased my first Mustang on Tuesday. It is a 2001 Ford Mustang Coupe Base V6 3.8. I believe I got a pretty good price on it at around $2300.00 out the door. All the electronics on the interior work, it shifts great and the engine is quiet except for 30-45 seconds on startup (still looking into this). Other than that I am quite pleased with my purchase however.
I had to drop about $3,000 on it in repairs to make it right. It being a used vehicle and being in the used car business myself; I knew it would probably have some leaks and some steering/suspension issues.
The issues that I am getting fixed are:
Oil Pan Gasket, Oil Filter Adapter Gasket, Front Crank Seal, Heater Hoses (Supply/Return), Front Wheel Bearings (Both), Front Inner/Outer Tie Rods (Both), Front Struts (Both) and numerous other small things that were wrong mechanically with it.
I plan on doing Motor Mounts (All 3), Rear Struts (Both), Rear Wheel Bearings (Both), tune up, filters etc; all over the next 6-12 months.
I already knew going into it I would pay some money for the previous owner's lack of maintenance but I didn't want any other car but this one. No rust since it's a Florida born and raised vehicle (not near the beach).
Hopefully when all is said and done, this will last me 10-15 years. I already anticipate a reman enginer/reman transmission happening in the future and I've budgeted for it.
Other than that I'll leave some images below of it. All my life I've wanted a Mustang and now I own one. Even if it's not a GT/Cobra/V8. I'll be happy with my little V6... for now. ;-)
2001 Ford Mustang Coupe 3.8 V6