This is my first post here. I am about to buy 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 with 30000 miles on it from a private party. So far the car had 5 precious owners and the basic warranty just expired. The car looks fantastic. Here are the specs:
5.0L Coyote V8 producing 412 factory hp, 6spd manual gearbox, AdvanceTrac traction control & sport mode, Active Anti Theft System, keyless entry, pwr seats/windows/mirrors, ambient interior illumination package included, optional 1000watt Shaker Audio System included (two 10" amplified subwoofers with custom box from the factory), Microsoft Sync wireless connectivity with additional aux & usb ports, cd player & Sirius sat radio. 20" Giovanni Wheels, Brembo Brake Package, Magna Flow Catback stainless steel exhaust system adding approx. 19hp (4" polished tips), tinted windows, HID headlamps & HID fog lamps with smoked lens covers, matte black tail light trim covers. Asking $25500.00
The only one concern I have is when I turn on the engine the RPM goes up and down just a little bit between 500 and 700. The car was inspected by Ford service and they didn't find anything wrong. On the papers everything looks perfect.
Does anyone have any suggestions what should be the issue. I have a deadline until Friday morning to decide if I am going to buy or no.
If I do not buy it, I will continue looking for 2010-2012 Shelby GT500.
Man.. Hes asking a bit for it. I got my 2011 5.0 Yellow Blaze in March of 2013 with 12,000mi on it for 23-24K... Honestly, I wouldn't buy any one elses mods (I mean that as in buying the car with the mods on it already, I'll buy used parts sometimes lol) but thats just me.
As far as the idling is concerned, that's a normal characteristic of the car, mine does that and I've had no problems since I've gotten it. Now, if it was a dramatic fluctuation then I'd say that maybe theres a little bit of cleaning up to do under the hood.
I would mainly just be concerned with the oil changes and any other services that have been performed on the car. Does he have record of all services? Are they through Ford? If he just has receipts for the oil that he bought from Wal-Mart then I'd consider that a little sketchy.
The wheels on the other hand, some of the guys from the SVTPerformance forums have said that they are a very heavy wheel and one of them stated that the lower ball joint started squeaking after awhile on those wheels..
I'd be skeptical of the 5 previous owners in 30k miles too.
It's your money and your Mustang, all I'm doing is providing the info.
Good luck and welcome to the forums! Hope to see you stick around!