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looking at buying an automatic 2016 mustang GT with 60k miles. Was wondering if anyone brought up theirGTs this high and what's the things I should look out for. The car is CPO.

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That is a lot of miles on a short timeline...here are my thoughts/the things I would consider:
-do maintenance records support the mileage without a missed service?
-do you intend this car to be a keeper...in other words, will the high mileage impact your trade in value later?
-does the price of the car reflect the high mileage?
-is there an extended warranty and how good is it?
-will this car be a primary vehicle (so the mileage will always be "high")? Are you okay with that?
-is this a car you intend to modify or upgrade shortly after purchase? Noting that many of the things we change (tires, brakes, struts/shocks, etc) are consumables anyway, and your mods/upgrades negate the wear in those areas.
-if this car proves dead bang reliable, looks good and drives well...and you are the only one likely to know the mileage, will the mileage bother you and become a conversation topic?

Finally, there are many Mustangs for sale...what makes this particular Mustang "the one" ?

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60K miles is a CPO??


I have a problem with that


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What is your issue with it being CPO?

All CPO means is it has gone through an extensive inspection, comes with some warranty, has a carfax and you get road side assistance for some period of time.

Mileage has nothing to do with it being CPO.
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Agree with above and "CPO" means almost nothing....60k is just about when these engines get fully broken in....... IMHO get a good mechanic shop to fully inspect the car and go from there

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If it is real Ford CPO (not some dealer trickery) then I believe it has 10 year? / 100,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty which is definitely something

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looking at buying an automatic 2016 mustang GT with 60k miles. Was wondering if anyone brought up theirGTs this high and what's the things I should look out for. The car is CPO.
I'm at 54,000 (almost 56,000). I have not had any major issues with anything in the vehicle to date. Mine is a 2015 GT Premium basically has every option except the PP. Mine is also an automatic. I bought it because the car was 3 months old with 2300 miles on it and I got about a $12,000 discount on it.

I did have to have something replaced on the front suspension. They just replaced all of it on the driver side. It was making a clanking sound of some sort when I'd go over bumps. There was an issue with the throttle body making a ticking sound. Those are the only problems I've had so far in the vehicle. Warranty took care of both of those for me so it was not an issue.

I changed the oil every 5,000 miles for the first 20,000 miles and now I run full synthetic in it. I'm still in love with the car, for most people that's not saying much. But I am OCD and I tend to not like things for a long period of time, if it has flaws I'll find them. That's not to say the car is flawless, but I feel Ford did an excellent job with these. My previous car was a 350z that I purchased brand new, by the time I reached 50,000 miles I was disliking the car and by the time I reached 60,000 I hated the car.

I would say about 65% of my driving is done on the high ways (possibly more). I tend to set the cruise control between 85-95MPH while on the high ways. I'm also driving on California roads which are in horrible shape. I'd say the car doing well. I do have fun it, but I'm not constantly hot rodding it or getting on it.

I think if the vehicle has been taken care of and driven similarly, it should be a solid car for while. But how many people set their cruise control at 95?
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I'm at 54,000 (almost 56,000). I have not had any major issues with anything in the vehicle to date. Mine is a 2015 GT Premium basically has every option except the PP. Mine is also an automatic. I bought it because the car was 3 months old with 2300 miles on it and I got about a $12,000 discount on it.

I did have to have something replaced on the front suspension. They just replaced all of it on the driver side. It was making a clanking sound of some sort when I'd go over bumps. There was an issue with the throttle body making a ticking sound. Those are the only problems I've had so far in the vehicle. Warranty took care of both of those for me so it was not an issue.

I changed the oil every 5,000 miles for the first 20,000 miles and now I run full synthetic in it. I'm still in love with the car, for most people that's not saying much. But I am OCD and I tend to not like things for a long period of time, if it has flaws I'll find them. That's not to say the car is flawless, but I feel Ford did an excellent job with these. My previous car was a 350z that I purchased brand new, by the time I reached 50,000 miles I was disliking the car and by the time I reached 60,000 I hated the car.

I would say about 65% of my driving is done on the high ways (possibly more). I tend to set the cruise control between 85-95MPH while on the high ways. I'm also driving on California roads which are in horrible shape. I'd say the car doing well. I do have fun it, but I'm not constantly hot rodding it or getting on it.

I think if the vehicle has been taken care of and driven similarly, it should be a solid car for while. But how many people set their cruise control at 95?
So you can drive 95 on highway 99?? I need to take a road trip. If you drive that fast in San Diego I think they take your car away and crush it - let the ponies run!

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So you can drive 95 on highway 99?? I need to take a road trip. If you drive that fast in San Diego I think they take your car away and crush it - let the ponies run!
LOL, radar detector and waze help prevent tickets. I have received a few, speeding tickets. I think it was for 72 in a 55 on 41 just outside of Kettleman. It has become more difficult to sustain 95, traffic is a lot heavier these days. But when I take long drives I tend to drive at odd hours to avoid traffic. But yeah 99 is typically where I drive 95 the most. Every now and then 5 on my way to Pacific Grove.
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