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are 1999 mustangs reliable???

Hi everyone i'm new and I am thinking about purchasing a 1999-2000 mustang v6. The car will have 100k miles. Should I buy it or not? will it least me a few years? what do I need to look out for when buying a used mustang? are their common issues or problems that i need to know? are mustangs reliable? Is the stereotype that american cars are less reliable then japanese cars true? thanks in advanced.

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Hi everyone i'm new and I am thinking about purchasing a 1999-2000 mustang v6. The car will have 100k miles. Should I buy it or not? will it least me a few years? what do I need to look out for when buying a used mustang? are their common issues or problems that i need to know? are mustangs reliable? Is the stereotype that american cars are less reliable then japanese cars true? thanks in advanced.

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the mustang v6 is more reliable than your average Honda, according to JDPower and Consumer Reports.

It has a 200,000 mile duty cycle, but with any car, after 100,000 miles, you can expect wear items like batteries, plugs, wires, to need replacing.


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Hi everyone i'm new and I am thinking about purchasing a 1999-2000 mustang v6. The car will have 100k miles. Should I buy it or not? will it least me a few years? what do I need to look out for when buying a used mustang? are their common issues or problems that i need to know? are mustangs reliable? Is the stereotype that american cars are less reliable then japanese cars true? thanks in advanced.

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also, the automatic transmissions are considered more reliable than the manual, and if you plan on keeping the car for a while, pick up some subframe connectors.

Lastly, the parts are a LOT cheaper than your average Honda and Toyota, you can get replacement engines for 1700 dollars, used replacement engines for $500.

The expensive components for replacement are alternators and AC units.

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