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Old 04-06-2012, 03:48 PM
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So I am about to buy a 2006 gt and I have 2 sellers to choose from.

1. 2006 black gt, clean body, clean interior, aftermarket exhaust and rims. 500 shaker system, 21000 miles. 19500$ (old lady, husbands car he passed and her son is influencing her and they wont budge on price)stick shift

2.2006 black with red stripe gt, its been outside for a month or more now, stock rims and tires, small chips in paint on hood and idk where else. 102.000 miles. automatic 12000$

Which one is the better buy, they both have clean carfaxes.
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:27 PM
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19.5k for a 2006 is way too much. I tried sellnig my 2007 with 27k miles on it for $15,000 for 3 months, and i had a shaker 500, interior upgrade, automatic, window louvers, side stripes, shorty antenna, 4.10 gears, cai, brenspeed tune, cmdps, udps, boomtube exhaust. I traded it in on the 2012 for 14k.

if you find one with mods already go for it, the 4.6L 3-valve is a solid engine with bolt-ons. just check the brakes and suspension.. engine/transmission will be fine as long as they didn't totally mistreat it.
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:40 PM
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Don't buy one with more than 50k on the clock unless you plan a full rebuild or it's dirt cheap. I would also caution you on 2005-early 2007. most have a water leak issue. Would take about a day to fix yourself. Also, 2007+ had revised heads (sparkplug threading), throttle position sensor, shocktowers, and a few other parts.

I paid $19k last September for my 2005 GT, premium edition convertible with a brand new 20" Shelby Redline and Toyo Proxes 4 tire combo, axelback replacement, smoked rear tails, and Ford Bullet grill and in great condition. I wanted my color combo which is nearly impossible to find so I paid a little more than I wanted for 38,000 miles. Dealerships locally had two similar over the course of a year and they were both asking $20k+ in lower condition.

Where are you located? How long do you plan to own this car? What are your intentions with the car once purchased?
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:04 PM
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My location is Cannon AFB New mexico and almost all of my driving will be on base, probably less then 10k miles a year, a lot less. I'm leaning more towards the one for $12k because it has all the same specs as the one for $19k, Including the shaker 500 system. Only difference is it's an automatic.

The rims on the $19k are hideous and they don't have the originals, the $12k does have the original rims which I like. I'm not looking to throw a ton of aftermarket parts and money into it, and I don't plan on racing it, I just love mustangs.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:21 PM
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The $12k one has 81,000 more miles on it. Also, if you have a preference for transmission type, go for that. Swapping can be more expensive than buying it in the first place. Manuals are faster and lighter than the automatic.

There are a ton of clean Mustangs for sale around here. Try to get a plane to Dover AFB and talk them in to flying it back. You guys must have some transport flights in for parts
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I wouldnt buy either of them. There are way better deals out there. I bought my 06 GT Auto with 16k miles for $15.5 in 2009. Pass on them and keep looking.
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