Hi guys and gals, can you help me out? I'm looking replaced my 2005 V6 with 235,000 miles on it, what a good car it's been to me. I found a 2005 Mustang GT with low miles (4,592), which is rare to find one with that low of miles. I believe it, clean as can be, I looked it over real well and pulled a car fax, everything seem legit. I know car faxes can't be relied 100%, but it looks like new car, no body work, undercarriage has no dirt, let alone any rust, also rare for Michigan. Ok, on to my dilemma. It has a trans noise, it's a 5 speed manual and it makes a sound like a bad throw out bearing. However, when press in the clutch the sound doesn't change, My V6 used to make a similar sound like that (not as loud), but it went away when I had the clutch and throw out bearing replaced. The noise is like scraping / light grinding sound when idling, it doesn't change when the engine is rev'ed when sitting, it does change with vehicle speed. I see there is a TBS (TSB 05-8-8) out on early Mustang GTs for something similar to this. The fix is to replace the reverse gear and the synchronizer or if metal shaving are found to replace the trans. So either one is not cheap. The build date would help, but all I have is the VIN, I tried the VIN decoders but it really doesn't tell the date. The TSB says trans before the 1/15/2005 may have this problem. So any help with build date or other ideas to what it is would be would be helpful. I have not purchased this car yet, but mostly likely will. I apologize for the long post.