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Thinking of Getting a 2000 Mustang V6

Hello everyone, I'm thinking of purchasing a 2000 Mustang V6, 5 speed convertible. It has about 147k miles on it, and was taken care of (at least by the current owner). The owner says there are no leaks (recently fixed a Power steering hose leak), and it runs fine.

My only questions would be with the mileage, how can I tell if the clutch is working (I haven't looked at it yet), the current owner never replaced the clutch, how long would one last? (I thought around 100k?), and how much is it to replace it?

Would there be any other problems I should watch for due to the mileage?
Also, what would be a reasonable price for the vehicle? (it has new tires and battery, newer brakes, and smoked headlights and taillights) (he is asking $3800)

Answers to these questions would be appreciated

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I paid 4500 for my 01 with 80K on it.

3800 seems high, KBB says in excellent condition that car is worth about 3400, and its probably not in excellent shape by KBB's definition.

If the clutch is worn out or on its last leg, it will slip. The clutch will actually slip on the flywheel surface under load and it will sound like the car is reving up but it won't move out like it should. If you have mechinical ability to do the clutch job, it may cost a couple hundred to get a clutch kit, and have the flywheel resurfaced.

150K isn't too bad for Stangs if they are taken care of. I would say 150K would be major tune up time: plugs, wires, filters, fluid flushes, O2 sensors, struts and shocks. I would check for a rear main leak though, it seems most have them at that kind of mileage.


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i have a 2000 coupe with similar mileage, my biggest concern is rust, if its a clean car is doesn't sound too bad.

To check for clutch slip cruse along in 5th at about 45-50mph and floor it, if the clutch is cooked the engine will rev the clutch will slip and you won't speed up.

I was quoted $600ish by my mechanic for a clutch job (canadian)

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147k....Whew....I wouldnt.
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147k....Whew....I wouldnt.
What's wrong with the mileage?

(I might consider another one that I found online, except it's about 2 hours away from me, it has about 101k miles, should I be concerned with the clutch in this one as well?)
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It all depends on when it was last replaced.
My '01 has 132k on it and I have no clue when or if the clutch has been replaced. I've had it since 108k.

147k is not too bad. My car still runs great and I beat the snot out of it every day.

I've personally had two cars with over 200k miles and only one car with under 100k miles. This isn't the 70's anymore. Cars can and will go for a long time.
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Thanks for the reply, Redlyr. So the clutches in these tend to last beyond 100k?

I might consider the one I found online (it's from a dealer though), but looks to be the better of the two. It only has 97k on it. Is $4495 high? (I'll try to offer them down)
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I paid $4200 for mine with 109k so $4495 is a good price.
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"Dealer" is the problem there. They get to charge you more because they are supposed to make sure the car is running in the best shape possible for the miles, when in reality you get the same bullsh!t that you would buy from a private party....

I would tell them you won't give them more than 4K for it.

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Thought I'd update. The one with 97k sold out from under me (e-mailed dealer, and they never responded).

I found another one with only 42k on it (another 2000, convertible, v6, 5 speed). The dealer wants $8995 for it (I think they're out of their minds). Blue book retail is only $7790.

What would be a reasonable price for it (provided I can manage to talk them down?) Blue book for private party excellent condition is $6415, somewhere around that sound good?
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