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Still Looking for a Stang.
« on: June 01, 2018, 11:16:51 AM »
I'm still in the market for a Mustang.  Decided it has to be a V8 and yes I'm still looking for an auto trans.  Date ranges 1965-1970, 1992-1993, 2002-2016.  I have looked at and driven a couple of the new Eco-boost cars, fun, lots of power, but no rumble.  Still searching CL every day. 

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Offline Cathy69Stang

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Re: Still Looking for a Stang.
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2018, 10:15:31 AM »
Good luck Larry!
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Re: Still Looking for a Stang.
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 07:06:13 PM »
Anyone know of this car?  It looks interesting.  LMK!

https://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/cto/d/93-mustang-lx/6603813679.html

Re: Still Looking for a Stang.
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 07:26:27 PM »
Looks nice from the pics.  Negotiate, purchase, add Paxton, drive!

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Offline hyperstang93

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Re: Still Looking for a Stang.
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2018, 07:35:40 PM »
Buggah look nice.  Negotiate that price though.....get in that bad boy and let the modding begin.

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Re: Still Looking for a Stang.
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2018, 09:13:47 PM »
Yeah, he started at $6900 and has dropped to $5000.  Maybe can for $4500.

Re: Still Looking for a Stang.
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 06:45:56 PM »
Gonna look at an '06 S197 tomorrow.  Anything in particular I should look for?  Car is Legend Lime, black interior, GT and has 89,000 miles.  Let me know.  :rockon:

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Re: Still Looking for a Stang.
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2018, 07:08:56 AM »
is it stock?
has it been retuned?
airbag recall done?
as long as the Mustang hasn't been abused, the S197 platform is pretty durable
good luck!  :shaka:

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Re: Still Looking for a Stang.
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2018, 08:00:09 AM »
Buggah look nice.  Negotiate that price though.....get in that bad boy and let the modding begin.

Hmmm....someone moving over to Coyote power.....hmmm???
One of these days, Alice!

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Re: Still Looking for a Stang.
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2018, 08:14:20 AM »
is it stock?
has it been retuned?
airbag recall done?
as long as the Mustang hasn't been abused, the S197 platform is pretty durable
good luck!  :shaka:

3 valve 4.6 GTs are pretty affordable and in some ways have a better sound to them with the right exhaust mods.  Only thing to make sure of is don't go crazy with boost on a stock bottom end, meaning no 20lbs and expect it to survive.  Most of the suspension components are similar to the 2010 to 2014 models.  The only thing is the door panels vinyl falling off the 2005-2009 models.  Easily fixed with a little elbow grease and contact cement.  Engine building is much simpler than the 4 valve coyote, 2 cams rather than 4, a little less complexity.  A much better platform than the fox or SN-95 models.  Plus, can't beat the retro look, which is why I still have a hard time with the S-550 looks....
One of these days, Alice!

Re: Still Looking for a Stang.
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2018, 04:56:27 PM »
Yeah, I like the retro look of the S197's.  I really like the S550's and the Coyote motor already has enough horse power for me.  What I'd like to find tho, if I'm gonna buy an S197 would be a 2008/09.  The hunt continues and I will be in one here purty soon.  Just gotta keep looking.  :evil:

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Re: Still Looking for a Stang.
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2018, 07:21:28 AM »
if you're looking to get an auto, the tune on my dad's 2008 really made the auto feel 100% better
stiffer shift points and better low end torque
stock was kind of sluggish, but after the tune, it can chirp 3rd now.  not that I'm driving my dad's GT fast or anything like that, you know onramps you gotta get up to speed.   :lookaround:
good luck with your quest!  :shaka:

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Re: Still Looking for a Stang.
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2018, 04:28:30 PM »
Yeah, S197 with rims/tires, exhaust, handheld tuner, cai and nice stereo, that's what I want to get into.  After seeing what Buzzy did to his S197, that made me want one more. I figure I'm comfortable spending $12,000 to $15,000 on an S197 if I have to include engine and/or trans rebuild.  An S550 GT would cost more which I'm willing to pay for the right one.  Sometimes I hate that I'm so picky about the car, small stuff can be taken care of.  Searching every day.  Thanks for the input!

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Re: Still Looking for a Stang.
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2018, 08:34:30 AM »
Hey Larry, what about a 13-14 GT?  if you can swing one with low mileage.....
One of these days, Alice!

Re: Still Looking for a Stang.
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2018, 12:00:56 PM »
Hey Larry, what about a 13-14 GT?  if you can swing one with low mileage.....
That's another alternative.  Still an S197, but with better 5.0 motor.  Just keeping my options open.  Could be in 2016 -2017 Ecoboost, drove a couple, but the lack of the proper sound and no after market exhaust will help, had to walk away.  The search continues.

 

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