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2004 GT Convertible with 93K

Hey guys. Newbie here. I am shopping for a Mustang to use as a fun car with the family. I was looking at a '04 GT convertible with 93,000 miles. K&N intake and Gibson exhaust. Otherwise a stock car. Drove very well, pulled well and made no weird noises. What are your thoughts on a car with that kind of mileage? Is there anything on the 4.6 or manual tranny to look out for at that age? Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Have the car looked over for signs of neglect/abuse or any possible issues otherwise by a mechanic of your choosing and cost. Aside from that, the engines in these things will last forever as long as they're taken care of and not beaten too hard, so the 93K the car has isn't really a red flag of any sort; it should have another 100K left in it before a rebuild comes into the picture. At this mileage the car may need some freshening of suspension items like shocks/struts or bushings and stuff like that, but that's not really a big deal.

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And a few Explorers too... 2008 4.0 XLT 4x2, 1996 XLT 5.0 4x2, 2003 Sport Trac XLT 4.0 4x4
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Changing the transmission fluid might be beneficial to you. It something that sometimes goes overlooked. But like SoCal said, theres really nothing to worry about at that mileage.

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trans fluid, rear diff fluid and coolant!

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theres nothing really to worry about. i would just change the fluids
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Like everyone has already said the engine should be good at that mileage if it has been taken care of.

Now everything else needing replacing sooner or later is different, especially shocks & struts, and other suspension parts.

1996 Red Mustang GT - Sold back in 2012 after too much time and money was wasted on it.
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