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Old 04-19-2006, 09:26 PM   #1  
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ok guys i searched and didnt find anything dealing with this....but i am getting a mustang when i get home for summer break in a week, and i wanted to know what do i need to know about mustangs, like how to take care of them and whatnot. if you can could everyone jus posts do and don'ts for this car. im so excited about gettin it and i don't wanna do anything wrong and i want to keep it in tip top shape as most of you guys have with yours...thanks
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:35 PM   #2  
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Follow the manual and join a detailing website to learn how to keep it nice looking.

Most people will tell you to do the first oil change after 1000 miles or so (the owners manual doesn't say to), this can be debated, but it's easy enough to do.
Some people argue to break it in like you stole it, some say go easy on it for the first few thousand, some say drive it like you would if it was already broken in, the only definite thing to do is DONT keep the RPM's constant for the first couple of thousand, as in no 6 hour road trips with the cruise control on the whole time.

Have fun with it, and welcome!
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Old 04-19-2006, 10:02 PM   #3  
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Don't keep a constant RPM is what was meant. Vary them..
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Old 04-19-2006, 10:08 PM   #4  
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Don't keep a constant RPM is what was meant. Vary them..
Oops, lemme fix that.
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Old 04-20-2006, 01:16 AM   #5  
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o wow that sucks because im gon get it and then i plan on driving it back to DC hmm... thanks and keep em coming...o and i neva changed oil before is it hard?
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Old 04-20-2006, 02:55 AM   #6  
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Follow the owner's manual and vary your speed through the whole trip...

Better to pay now than PAY LATER!!!...

Enjoy it...

Dave

P.S. Take it to the dealer for the first oil change...

Never go to a Jiffy Lube or any of the quick oil change shops because the horror stories about these places could fill a book...

Then -- as you become more familiar with your car, you can change the oil yourself...

(provided you have the ramps, oil drain pan, the correct tools and the proper oil filter wrench)
(then what do you do with the old oil???) (how much oil should you put in???) (etc, etc, etc)

Take it to the dealer, it's much easier...

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Old 04-20-2006, 03:20 AM   #7  
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im considering buying one from carmax cause the dealers prices are 2 much for my budget i can get a 05 from carmax for under 20K the dealer wants almost 25K
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