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How do you feel about this deal?

I'm looking at purchasing a 2004 Mustang GT 40th Anniversary Edition. The car has a lot done to it including:
Double din pioneer touch screen radio, mach 1 audio system with Bluetooth and backup camera. 3 gauges on the pillar; wideband air/fuel ratio, fuel pressure and vacuum/boost. Black Cobra staggered rims; Sumatomo tires. Has cobra front bumper and rear wing. New headlights with 6000k Hids. Full stainless exhaust, Bassani off-road stainless X-pipe and Borla Touring Cat-back exhaust. BBK Shorty headers that are not yet installed. Has SCT Tuner, Steeda under-drive pullies and Spectre air intake. VMS Tubular rear control arms and Steeda lowering springs with Camber/Caster plates, sequential taillights and red Calipers.

The car has 128,000 miles on it and is listed for $6,000. Does this deal seem to good to be true or should I go through with it?

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Well that depends. How does it run? Does it miss/smoke/make funny noises? Does the clutch work fine, or if auto, does it shift okay?(I would pull both dip sticks & make sure the fluids are good. Engine oil should be at the full line & tranny fluid should be red/pink & not dark brown. If it runs great, has no leaks or any of the above, the price does not sound unreasonable. Who knows, they might be willing to take a little less.

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Thanks for the welcome!
I actually haven't gone to see the car in person yet but I plan to, and the car is a manual. I'll be sure to check the fluids like you said and check for any unusual sounds, leaks, etc. Thank you so much for the help, I really appreciate it!
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I'm looking at purchasing a 2004 Mustang GT 40th Anniversary Edition. The car has a lot done to it including:
Double din pioneer touch screen radio, mach 1 audio system with Bluetooth and backup camera. 3 gauges on the pillar; wideband air/fuel ratio, fuel pressure and vacuum/boost. Black Cobra staggered rims; Sumatomo tires. Has cobra front bumper and rear wing. New headlights with 6000k Hids. Full stainless exhaust, Bassani off-road stainless X-pipe and Borla Touring Cat-back exhaust. BBK Shorty headers that are not yet installed. Has SCT Tuner, Steeda under-drive pullies and Spectre air intake. VMS Tubular rear control arms and Steeda lowering springs with Camber/Caster plates, sequential taillights and red Calipers.

The car has 128,000 miles on it and is listed for $6,000. Does this deal seem to good to be true or should I go through with it?
Errr ehh, sounds a little "ricey."
*Edit* I just googled vms control arms. You don't want that thing, those arms are flimsy junk. They're the Sam's Choice, of control arms. You know, they're a generic product that's sold under a slew of different names. Other "brands" for those arms include: SVE, SR Perdormance, Granatelli, summit racing sells them as they're house brand arms too. They're made in China and they've been know to break. If the arms and or bushings themselves didn't break, the torque boxes did. Do a google of any of those "brands" of rear control arms and read the reviews. That car is going to ride like a chuck wagon and it isn't going to be very quick, just loud.
You'd be better off with a lower mileage stock one and I imagine you can find one for $6k.
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