Joined: May 2015
Location: behind you fixin to pass
So...coming up on eight years old (and how many miles)?
Maintenance..........have you thought about a brake system flush? Regular or periodic maintenance opens up a lot of things depending. Radiator flush n fill, transmission PMs, brakes, axle fluids, etc. Year to year the recommended maintenance items seem to change. It depends on usage and miles. Does it still have the OEM battery? LOL! There's a lot of things to look at up front, then there are other items to look at down the road. For PMs..........you'll likely never know how or what the previous owner did or did not do to the vehicle even keeping up with the factory warranty.
The big items for me when getting a used vehicle are remaining factory warranty, engine, drive train. Without warranty, it's pretty much the same...engine (oil, filter, figure out what has been done in the past or start over depending on mileage)...cooling system, etc. Rear axle/diff fluid replacement, brake system, steering components, etc.
Got to go with a firm foundation....otherwise you could spend $400 on a CAI and other amenities while a $1200 bites you in the rear a month down the road from a rear main seal going out or a transmission fault.
I know it's exciting to get that new to you Mustang. I'm still going down that road myself. I've improved the outward appearance tremendously...but if the thing won't go down the road...it only looks good in the driveway or garage right? Drive that Mustang and find out if there's anything that need to be top of the list on things to do. That means spend some money on fuel and road time. Several hours under the hood....checking things like the battery and fluids, calling the local dealership for records of the maintenance performed if possible, etc. CAI can wait until you know that you have the firm foundation of a good operating vehicle.
We've been lucky with this previously owned 2011 Mustang and seems like it was well kept. Next month OEM warranty will expire for time not mileage. For us it's an as needed driver and weekends...enjoyment. Still got to take care of it. A pretty looking piece of junk is still a piece of junk. Just sayin'
Take care of it like it was the last vehicle you'll ever own. If gas prices top $15 per gallon will you be replacing your vehicle or buying gas for the one you have?
Black means black. If there is any chrome involved, it's not black anymore. Just sayin'