stealthracer68 said:i was looking into buying a new car(well new to me) and i was looking into mustangs i found a 02 gt with 44k miles and i was wondering how dependable it would be and what basic maintainance is the most common
tripleblack said:If you get a 5 speed, pay heed to how it shifts, particularly between 1st and 2nd, and 2nd to 3rd.
If its hard to get it to go into these gears now, wait until cold weather!
Synchros are a weak point with these 3650 transmissions (although it is a much improved tranny over the old T-5s, etc). There is a Technical Bulletin about this listed on this site. Since it sounds like the car is out of warranty, this won't save you any money, but its good info to know.
The other weakness has to do with the adjustable clutch cable and plastic quadrant. This is a frequent aftermarket replacement item (good kitss can be had from www.mustangtuning.com for about $70) if you need one.
Finally, my personal 02 has a noisy throw out bearing at only 15000 miles, and it is a known issue with these cars. I fully expect to be replacing it soon, at which time I am considering upgrading the clutch.
If you have an auto, much of this means nothing.
kd00gt said:I picked up my 5 spd. 2000 GT with 48970 on 3/29/03. To this day I have 82320. I had to replace my driverside power window motor, and #3 & #4 coils. The only reason the coils went out was because I accidentally got water in there:sterb: .
The damn thing has been running like a CHAMPION! :laughlitt