Well, I'm still shopping for the perfect used Mustang GT. Here's my latest experience.
This morning I went and looked at a 2007 GT. Attached is a pic of the car selling for $7K which is the top KBB value of a car in "excellent" condition with its 133K miles. It was gorgeous on the outside. Paint was brilliant, wheels were clean and tires shiny. Then the fun started:
1) It sorely needed tires
2) It appeared as if bondo was starting to peel up in the contour over the passenger rear quarter panel wheel well. That could only come from a wreck repair. I doubt it came from the factory like that.
3) On the inside, material on the door panels was starting to peel up. The plastic piece under the driver seat was loose and hanging by maybe one fastener. There were other panels throughout the car that had come loose.
4) The driver seat was stuck full back and wouldn't move forward or up. The driver seat leather was worn and had broken in a small place exposing pad material.
5) When I turned on the AC, there was a loud SLAP SLAP SLAP coming from under the dash. From experience, I know that was the blend door actuator. I had that happen in my 2003 Ford Crown Vic and had to pull the dash out in order to replace it. Maybe its an easier fix in that Mustang. I wasn't gonna explore any further.
6) The engine cranked and sounded OK once a squeak from the engine settled down.....pulley related no doubt. The serpentine belt was new.
7) He said that the spark plugs had been replaced. Their coil packs were dirty and didn't look like they had been handled. Hmmmmm...
The car didn't warrant a test drive. I reach a point where a test drive would in no way cause me to buy it.....too many other issues.
Am I being too hard? I am looking for the "like new" used Mustang GT for cheap. I don't mind paying the top KBB selling price, but the car will have to meet the requirements to be listed at the top. If any of you have or come across that car, please let me know. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...roduct_details