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Old 07-15-2010, 04:40 AM
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hey everybody, im new to the forums, im not familiar with the 5.0's even though ive always wanted one sense i was a kid..my dad has a supercharged 96 with alota stuff done to it
ive done a carfax history report on the one im looking to buy, has a clean title and "118k" miles, 5spd, original paint and interior is in good shape
however, at about 98k, carfax sais that it had a POTENTIAL ODOMETER ROLLOVER...they say that "older model" cars tend to reset after 99k or something like that

anybody know whats goin on?

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there is only 5 digits on the odometer, thus at 100K it would read "00000" like a brand new car. many people advertise say 'only 50,000 miles' when its really 150,000
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Originally Posted by 86 5.0L View Post
there is only 5 digits on the odometer, thus at 100K it would read "00000" like a brand new car. many people advertise say 'only 50,000 miles' when its really 150,000
ok so for all i know it can have 218k miles...yikes
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but i dont think thats the case, because i checked carfax and the last time it got serviced it was at 3k miles..so that means it had 103k miles and in 01/28/2009 at 16,949 miles it passed smog...so if im correct it does have around 118-119k miles..dont think its a scam.hmm
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the pictures, definitely look like a ~100,000 mile car
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Originally Posted by 86 5.0L View Post
the pictures, definitely look like a ~100,000 mile car
yea for sure, here are some more pics..im really leaning towards sealing the deal





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donno what the deal is with that sticker on the window tho
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What are they asking for the car?
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What are they asking for the car?
$3000
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3 grand seems pretty reasonable to me for that car. If I were to be back on the market for a fox again I'd jump on one like this. I'm also partial to the medium red, my first car was a 4banger, medium red. Great color when, taken care of.
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