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reliability of 4.6???

Old 04-13-2007, 01:22 AM
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198k is nothing for a well taken car of 4.6. My friend works for a limo service and there are numerous lincoln town cars with 400k+ on the original motor. On tccoa forums theres a guy with about 325k on his stocker and he says it still runs great. It all really depends on how the cars been cared for.
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:36 AM
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yeah, and everyone thinks this car is dead at 198 and won't believe me when i say that it f-ing runs GREAT
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:40 AM
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yea fuel seems like a nice mature guy, I think the car has been takin care of IMHO so I would go for it. 198k does not mean the engine blows soon. I seen cars break at 10-35k. All depends on how you treat it and maintain em
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:44 AM
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I have a freind with a 96 GT that he bought with 90k miles on it.... It is now at 149k miles and he drives the **** out of it EVERY day and it still runs like a champ [&:].. I have confidence in these motors.
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:44 AM
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certainly doesn't look like almost 200000 miles does it
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Old 04-13-2007, 02:04 AM
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idk man...i dt mean to knock the car, but thats alot of miles. the body looks good, considering 99 gt coupes are worth like 7k with like 70-90k miles i think you can do better for the money. I asked my dad hes a ford auto tech, he said the 4.6 is reliable but 96-98 were what you would call the early 'trial' years of the mustang versions, and they werent as great, with the exception of the 98 he said. He said if it was taken care of it should be fine, the 4.6's are by NO MEANS crappy motors, the bigger the ford engine the more reliable it is usually, but he said that you should pay less if you buy itsimply because itll be impossible to sell again for ANYTHING with over 200k miles. it wont retain any value. My dad currently drives a 2000 v6 vert, 3.8 with 147,000 miles on it lol , i just thought that was funny. IMO, i wouldnt do it, you can find better. Obviously money is tight for spending if your looking at something that old with that high miles...so why chance having your money lost with a blown motor or trans? you never know.
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Old 04-13-2007, 02:07 AM
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they weren't as great because of the nonpi stuff which many guys find very easy to fix and find a lot of power in switching
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Old 04-13-2007, 05:05 PM
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It all depends on how it was taken care of. You can blow the engine on a newer car just as an older car. I had a car with over 200000 miles and it still was chirping the tires. regular maintenance is key.
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