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Old 12-17-2003, 06:04 AM
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When you go out and buy a used car, does mileage have any affect on you choosing a car or not. I hear a lot of people on this board that want a stang but only have 7 or 8k to spend. And a lot of ya'll are suggesting they get a 92-94 stang gt or a 5.0 Dont those cars have over 100k miles on them? I aint hating on mustang, but i sure dont think mustangs will run that great after 100k miles. And neither would my ws6. So what is everyones take on this?
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Old 12-17-2003, 02:23 PM
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my 98 GT has almost 115K, and she's running pretty damn good!! just reg car probs, i just found out my power steering gearbox is out, so i'm out some cash. but nothing more than other normal repairs and maintenance you'd find on any car with high miles.she really doesn't give me trouble other than that. <edited><editID>BCisme</editID><editDate>37972.4749652778</editDate></edited>
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Old 12-17-2003, 03:22 PM
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there is more than looking at the odom. first I look at the lower quarter panels to see if has been to the strip,also look at the torque boxes...also how the hatch fits and look for rub marks..run your finger in the tail pipes, look for oil leaks and look at the rear seal..my list goes on but your get the picture...also check the timing chain on 93/older cars
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Old 12-17-2003, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by BCisme
my 98 GT has almost 115K, and she's running pretty damn good!! just reg car probs, i just found out my power steering gearbox is out, so i'm out some cash. but nothing more than other normal repairs and maintenance you'd find on any car with high miles.she really doesn't give me trouble other than that.
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Wow 115k miles, that terrific. Hope my car will last that long. Right now i got a ws6 and a 2001 celica gt-s. I was planning to sell my celica to get an SS, but the money right now is low. I found an SS for $16,800, but then i looked at the mileage and its at 65k miles. Tome, thats a little too much. Im just afraid of buying it, driving it for 2 yrs, and having it break down on me. So im having 2nd thoughts on getting one. Right now my celica is my daily driver. I get good gas mileage and im sure toyotas will last longer then chevy, thats the only reason i might wanna keep it, but the SS looks so tempting!</P>
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Old 12-20-2003, 11:44 PM
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my 1989 5.0 has 200,000 on it and still goin strong<IMG src=smileys/smiley16.gif border="0">defintaly needs a rebuild this winter though
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Old 12-21-2003, 08:08 PM
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My 89 Lx coupe has 108,000 on the body but has been repainted three different times and has no bondo or glass work.The motor tranny and everything else have 5,500 miles.When i swapped the 2.3 that had 103,000 miles and still ran perfect and when taken apart was in top notch condition i swapped over the suspension and anything thing else i could bolt up or unbolt.</P>


So im not sure how to adress the mileage on my MUSTANG.</P>


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As far as checking out a new vehicle mileage can tell you how well the car was taken care of.Obviously a person who didnt drive the car a lot would be less likely to tear the car up.I also like to check all the things listed above and then some.JUst changing the oil can you tell you a lot about the car.Along with pulling plugs.Basically when i buy a vehicle i do everything shy of pulling it apart in the lot.You cant be too careful.</P>
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Old 12-21-2003, 08:15 PM
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If your not gonna bet the ***** off of it. And as long as you keep up on the regular maintance, 100,000 miles isn't that bad.
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