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Old 03-27-2005, 13:02   #1 (permalink)
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Recommend A Mustang?

I was thinking about buying a mustang. I ve had a thunderbird for 100
thousand miles and the head gasket is blown. how long would about a 1991
mustang last with 70 thousand miles on it? or could you recommend a
different year?

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Old 03-27-2005, 13:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Recommend A Mustang?

"thundercat" <candy65000@yahoo.com> wrote in
news:3c17d3e7d3991979267dbd3422841713@localhost.talkaboutautos.com:

> I was thinking about buying a mustang. I ve had a thunderbird for
> 100 thousand miles and the head gasket is blown. how long would
> about a 1991 mustang last with 70 thousand miles on it? or could you
> recommend a different year?


The 302 will easily go for well over 150k miles if it's taken care of.
If it's been abused or neglected, then that's another story.

Joe
Calypso Green '93 5.0 LX AOD hatch with a few goodies
Black '03 Dakota 5.9 R/T CC
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Old 03-27-2005, 18:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Recommend A Mustang?

On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 13:50:39 -0500, "thundercat"
<candy65000@yahoo.com> wrote:

>I was thinking about buying a mustang. I ve had a thunderbird for 100
>thousand miles and the head gasket is blown. how long would about a 1991
>mustang last with 70 thousand miles on it? or could you recommend a
>different year?


yes

all years are crap

hurc ast
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Old 03-27-2005, 20:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Recommend A Mustang?

I had a 1988 GT with over 280,000 miles when I sold it and it didn't
smoke and ran good. So a 302 taken care of properly can last
150,000-300,000+ miles.

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Old 03-27-2005, 21:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Recommend A Mustang?

On 27 Mar 2005 18:28:28 -0800, "Joachim Peiper"
<ruger480777@yahoo.com> wrote:

>I had a 1988 GT with over 280,000 miles when I sold it and it didn't
>smoke and ran good. So a 302 taken care of properly can last
>150,000-300,000+ miles.

lmfao
yup they can
however thats one in a million
most dont

hurc ast
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Old 03-27-2005, 21:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Recommend A Mustang?

<relic895@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> On 27 Mar 2005 18:28:28 -0800, "Joachim Peiper"
> <ruger480777@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>I had a 1988 GT with over 280,000 miles when I sold it and it didn't
>>smoke and ran good. So a 302 taken care of properly can last
>>150,000-300,000+ miles.

> lmfao
> yup they can
> however thats one in a million
> most dont
>
> hurc ast


lmfao
looks like somebody finally got home from that boring easter dindin at the
grands
mommy lets you have a little quality time with the puter before bed?
shouldn't u be studying for the psats?

dwight


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Old 03-27-2005, 21:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Recommend A Mustang?

"thundercat" <candy65000@yahoo.com> wrote in
news:3c17d3e7d3991979267dbd3422841713@localhost.talkaboutautos.com:

> I was thinking about buying a mustang. I ve had a thunderbird for 100
> thousand miles and the head gasket is blown. how long would about a 1991
> mustang last with 70 thousand miles on it? or could you recommend a
> different year?
>

Grassroots motorsports published last year (I can find the number)
with the good years for the foxbody mustang. I think they said the best one
was the 93 GT. About the mileage, how about if you do the usual checking
(compression, etc) so you can see if the car in question was taken care of?
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Old 03-28-2005, 08:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Recommend A Mustang?

I recommend you save your pennies and buy something with a few less miles
and abit newer.
excobra boy
"thundercat" <candy65000@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:3c17d3e7d3991979267dbd3422841713@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
> I was thinking about buying a mustang. I ve had a thunderbird for 100
> thousand miles and the head gasket is blown. how long would about a 1991
> mustang last with 70 thousand miles on it? or could you recommend a
> different year?
>



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Old 03-28-2005, 10:01   #9 (permalink)
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"Cobra Boy" <cobraboy@nowhere.net> wrote in message
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> I recommend you save your pennies and buy something with a few less miles
> and abit newer.
> excobra boy


Oh, I don't know... Depends upon what you find out there, I guess.
My '93 LX 5.0 hatch is pushing 180,000 miles, and still runs fine. (Of
course, no one but me would think it's a "great" find.)

My '93 GT convertible is coming up on 100,000 miles, and it looks and runs
VERY well.

With patience and a little luck, thundercat should be able to find a really
sharp Fox that still runs like a champ. And probably pick it up for a song,
too.

dwight

> "thundercat" <candy65000@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:3c17d3e7d3991979267dbd3422841713@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
> > I was thinking about buying a mustang. I ve had a thunderbird for 100
> > thousand miles and the head gasket is blown. how long would about a 1991
> > mustang last with 70 thousand miles on it? or could you recommend a
> > different year?
> >

>
>



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Old 03-28-2005, 12:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Recommend A Mustang?

70,000 miles on a 1991 is really low miles and if well taken care of
should have a ton of life left in it! I've had two 5.0's the 88 and a
90 lx and they have been the most reliable cars I've ever owned.

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