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Highest mileage on a V6 3.8???

Hello everyone,

My beautiful '99 green V6 convertible has 103K miles already. In the past years alone I spent about $2000 in tires and maintenance and much of the work I've done it myself otherwise I would have spent even more. The car runs great but I know that soon I will need to replace the top as well, not the rear window, just the top.
I have been posting the car for sale locally for few weeks now because I'm concern that something else could go bad in the near future, like the transmission for example. I'm just tired pouring money into this car, but now that I replaced so many things I wonder how smart it is to sell it. Last week I replaced a noisy steering pump and now the engine sounds real smooth, so in a way I feel very sorry to sell it.

Please tell me your opinions: What is a good average mileage that the V6 can go before major brake downs? I think 103K is quite a lot for the avearge American vehicle, but I don't know much about Mustangs. If you have a 10years old ( or older ) V6 please let me know if you reached 150K miles without tranny problems or other major issues.
If you had other issue in your Mustang please list them.

As I said the car runs very well. If I end up keeping it most likely I will try to replace the top myself. I don't think it should be very difficult but perhaps it will take me a day or two.

Please tell me about your experience.

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To tell you the truth it really matters how you drive your mustang because I have a friend whose mom has a 2000 mustang V6 convertible and it has 150,000 miles on it and it still is running decent. Not perfect. But it just goes to show if you're not flooring the gas all the time and youre driving it nice and maintaining it like you are you shouldnt have any problems.

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My '01 V6 is going on 115K with no major problems.
I just replaced the spark plugs for the first time. Apparently the previous owner was good about changing the oil and other stuff but not the plugs. Since then it purrs like a kitten. The only problem really is a minor rear main leak. It drips two or three drops a day of oil. I added some Bars-Leak yesterday when I changed the oil. That should take car of that. The clutch was replaced about 15K miles ago.
It is running strong and I believe it will still be going good for thousands more miles.
Heck, I had a '95 Ford Ranger with 214K that ran like new. Don't discount Fords in terms of longevity.
 
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A properly maintained and driven V6 Mustang should easily pass the 200K mark. That being said, You should expect 150K at a minimum if maintenance has been done.

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156000 on auto stang and runs great ! looks great!
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iv herd of 3.8 v6 going 200 plus
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Well buddy I also have a green stang its a 2000 5spd I'm also selling it.. and mine had 103k miles when I bought it now on a year it has 107k, The only things I had done to it was the clutch which it only needed a new throw out bearing, I bought used door locks, sparks, oil, tranny oil, and one of my steering wheel hose broke and I think I have a short cuz when I let the car off for 3 days the battery dies that's all.. The only problem it still has is when I let the accelerator off it makes a weird noise like is braking... But is still running like a Champ.
Practically my car is sold for 5k but I'm waiting to receive all the money,. GT soon you will be mine.:hihi: BE READY.
I don't want to change your thread but also I would like to know what will be the best value, I will sold it with everything on the pics and signature. I also repaint the front,rear bumper, hoood, top.Thanks. Does someone think if its a good deal for 5k or I could get more on the internet..
From what I can tell you is this. Ask for 5k and obo I wouldn't go lower than 4,500. If your going to post it on the internet try Craigslist and Ebay is the best way to sell your car. Best of luck selling it.

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i have 280XXX K which is....173XXX miles...all original...just maintnence stuff...and the only problem with it is a slight..and i mean very slight..and it doesnt happen all the time...a missfire in one cylinder....i just replace tranny and diff fluid every year (had the car for...almost two) and the usual maintnence stuff
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Just hit 190k miles and runs like new.. just do usual maintenance and tune-ups there's no reason for it to just break down randomly. My grand am had 201k when I sold it for 1200 last month and that also ran pretty damn good, like new I say!

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my dad has an 86' v6 with 200+ and it runs like a champ. just keep up with maintnence stuff.

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I have a 94 v6 with 130,000. I had to get a new computer a few months ago and put in some new plugs and wires, but runs great. Like other people have said, as long as you take care of it those suckers will last a long time.
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I own a 2001 mustang, v6 3.8 manual and it has ridden the shocking amount of 215000+ miles. That OHV 3.8 V6 was built to last. It's more likely that one will end up crashing the car, than waiting until the engine breaks down.
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Thread is 4 years old. The subject is dead!

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My car just hit 150k mi, I can say, no major problems cept at around 130k I (with my driving style) had a blown lower gasket but I think the shop was bsing me, but no other problems... had actually found out that the reason my car wasn't running right was cause the tune I had was faulty...

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Thread is 4 years old. The subject is dead!

What does it matter, man? With all the tech in the "talk" section and the "wut parts do i need 4 a splitport swap?" threads, I find it refreshing to see something like this.

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What does it matter, man? With all the tech in the "talk" section and the "wut parts do i need 4 a splitport swap?" threads, I find it refreshing to see something like this.
Actually yes since the opnis nonlonger around. His question was answered. Anything else is spam. If you find threads like these refreshing start your own. "whats the mileage of your v6" or something along those lines. Grave digging is frown upon.....


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