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01 gt with supercharger and 126k miles?

so usually people with these kind of set up runs their car pretty hard right? i was wondering if theres any life left in it? kinda want it as a daily driver. theyre asking 6.5k for it and pretty firm so is it something i should check out or at this mileage its basically dead? hoow reliable are mustangs? i know the car will basically last forever if taken car of properly but like said before those who runs supercharge tends to right it hard right? how much life do you guys think is left in it. its an auto by them way
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absolutely no way to tell by mileage and equipment. i'd suggest you have it inspected by a trusted mechanic and ask those same questions.
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I'm confused....In 24 hours you have said you want to:
-Spend 3k on performance for your avatar car
-Eventually twin turbo yours
-Buy a Cobra for a race car
-And now spend 6.5K a second car?

WTH?

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Service records, maintenance and repair history, receipts from the owner would be a good indicator. Then a car fax, put it in a lift and check for leaks, repairs, overspray. If that checks out, you could have a mechanic check the motor with a compression test. IMO its worth spending about $100 or so to have piece if mind. Oh yeah check the title too. You probably don't want a salvage. Good luck.


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I'm confused....In 24 hours you have said you want to:
-Spend 3k on performance for your avatar car
-Eventually twin turbo yours
-Buy a Cobra for a race car
-And now spend 6.5K a second car?

WTH?
if you read all my post i said that i only have 3k to spend because im buying a daily driver. and im looking into a cobra as a race car and the 04 gt i have now i want to be able to run with the big boys.

so basically i have 1 car right now and i want 3 cars in total and with everything done and said ill have around 3k to spend
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well the guys willing to drive 100 miles to show that everything works. so i think that if he arrives in one piece and let it park and running awhile and no leak will be a good sign right? ill probably take it into a nerby ford shop to get a deeper look.
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My old work truck had around 400,000 on the engine and it's still going as my borther inlaw has it as his service truck.. it was a 5.7l gas engine so V8's are alot tougher then people think if you keep the maintenance up as i ran pretty much any oil but 10w-40 it like the most.
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I have 250K miles on my Cobra, the last 4 years were with the supercharger...it's not the engine that is the concern, it's everything else that WILL fail at the post 100K mark and drive you crazy being repaired...if I was you I'd build one car at a time...I was doing two for awhile...major cash burn, was cool in the "good" economy, but until the big O gets his pink slip not so much anymore
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I have 250K miles on my Cobra, the last 4 years were with the supercharger...it's not the engine that is the concern, it's everything else that WILL fail at the post 100K mark and drive you crazy being repaired...if I was you I'd build one car at a time...I was doing two for awhile...major cash burn, was cool in the "good" economy, but until the big O gets his pink slip not so much anymore
how much do these parts usually cost to fix? i dont want to have to basically replace everything but the engine and the body lol
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So if I'm following along correctly, in your 3 car plan (quite ambitious I must say) the car in question is to be your d/d? It may very well be a good car, but for d/d I would recommend something a little closer to stock. Modded cars are obviously more fun, but with them (and especially power adder cars) comes a little less reliability in the way of having to constantly tinker with crap to keep it running right. A bone stock, or maybe just a few bolt ons car you can just get in and drive the sh!t out of it and do nothing but put gas in the tank.

But it is your money and whatever, so if you're still truly interested I would have the car looked over by a mechanic of your choosing for any signs of neglect or abuse, and in particular have a compression test performed.


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I wish I had a supercharged GT for 6grand....

If it runs good take it..

126k ain't much on modern day cars
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So if I'm following along correctly, in your 3 car plan (quite ambitious I must say) the car in question is to be your d/d? It may very well be a good car, but for d/d I would recommend something a little closer to stock. Modded cars are obviously more fun, but with them (and especially power adder cars) comes a little less reliability in the way of having to constantly tinker with crap to keep it running right. A bone stock, or maybe just a few bolt ons car you can just get in and drive the sh!t out of it and do nothing but put gas in the tank.

But it is your money and whatever, so if you're still truly interested I would have the car looked over by a mechanic of your choosing for any signs of neglect or abuse, and in particular have a compression test performed.
you hit the nail on the head with that. thats why i was worrying about how long these guys last. a supercharged would be fun to be as a dd and as you said it isnt as reliable but a supercharged one for 6.5k sounds like a good deal to me lol if anything i cant use the s/c for my 04 gt and get it reversed to stock right? or is there something im missing?
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you hit the nail on the head with that. thats why i was worrying about how long these guys last. a supercharged would be fun to be as a dd and as you said it isnt as reliable but a supercharged one for 6.5k sounds like a good deal to me lol if anything i cant use the s/c for my 04 gt and get it reversed to stock right? or is there something im missing?
On paper anyway it does seem like a good deal. Go check the car out, have your mechanic check it out and go from there. Ask plenty of questions too; try to get a complete mod list.... Important would be mods as they apply to the s/c, like fuel system upgrades. Find out where the car was tuned, ask for the dyno sheet. Ask how long the blower has been installed; a high mileage s/c may need to be rebuilt soon which is not particularly expensive to do but would be good to know. If the seller is hesitant to provide answers or doesn't know much about his car or seems like it was built half assed then walk. If I were considering a modded car such as this I would want to know everything about it that I could as far as what parts are on it.


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On paper anyway it does seem like a good deal. Go check the car out, have your mechanic check it out and go from there. Ask plenty of questions too; try to get a complete mod list.... Important would be mods as they apply to the s/c, like fuel system upgrades. Find out where the car was tuned, ask for the dyno sheet. Ask how long the blower has been installed; a high mileage s/c may need to be rebuilt soon which is not particularly expensive to do but would be good to know. If the seller is hesitant to provide answers or doesn't know much about his car or seems like it was built half assed then walk. If I were considering a modded car such as this I would want to know everything about it that I could as far as what parts are on it.
yea i plan to ask as much as i can and take it to a local ford. if needed i might even get a second dealership to check it out. he seems pretty confident in his car since he's willing to drive 100 miles without any question. from the picture the paint looks really good so it seems to be well kept. but if everything is in order will it be a good dd? i understand the minor things will need to be fix and im willing to do that. what im scare is that if i get it ill be paying 6.5k for just a body lol
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yea i plan to ask as much as i can and take it to a local ford. if needed i might even get a second dealership to check it out. he seems pretty confident in his car since he's willing to drive 100 miles without any question. from the picture the paint looks really good so it seems to be well kept. but if everything is in order will it be a good dd? i understand the minor things will need to be fix and im willing to do that. what im scare is that if i get it ill be paying 6.5k for just a body lol
As far as it being good for d/d, that car might be just fine. But for me personally I would, as previously stated prefer a car with less or no mods to it for that purpose. Less mods = less stuff to worry about going wrong with it. Put gas in it, change the oil once in a while and wash it occasionally is all I want to have to deal with for a daily car.


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