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I'm considering purchasing a 2007 V6 (5 speed) Mustang from a local dealership.. very clean looking car, listed for $11998.00 .. but it has 81k miles on it...

They had it listed for $15k and it's been on the lot for a while, so I think they're getting to the point where they need to move it, since it's been marked down to just under $12k now.

I'm curious - what maintenance/services should have been done on this car up to this point? I'm considering asking the dealership for evidence of maintenance, and if they don't have it, then I'd want some maintenance done as part of the deal..

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It's a year newer than the 4.0L I bought a month ago. Mine also had the pony package but it appears the prior owner removed the Mustang stripes below the doors on yours (not a bad thing). If it helps you decide if the price is decent, my '06 5 speed had 53,700 miles, leather seats and relatively new tires. I picked it up for $12,750.

 

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Looks like a good buy. Assuming everything like motor, tranny, steering, suspension brakes and such check out ok, it would be wise to change the oil and filter, air filter, spark plugs and wires, fuel filter and fresh coolant would be a good place to start.
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Make sure you test drive it on the highway. Those tires are not the original Pirelli's and balancing is important at 60+mph. If you detect any vibration in the wheel, make rebalancing part of the deal. Mine shook like crazy.
 

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Have them give you a copy of the CARFAX. If they are not going to give you any kind of warranty make sure you have a mechanic check it out, including a computer diagnosis. I always advise people to only buy used cars from a new car dealer. They have a lot more to lose and won't try and slip you a lemon on purpose. But that doesn't mean that there can't be something wrong with it, that's why you have it checked.

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Looks like a good buy. Assuming everything like motor, tranny, steering, suspension brakes and such check out ok, it would be wise to change the oil and filter, air filter, spark plugs and wires, fuel filter and fresh coolant would be a good place to start.
Good luck!
also rear differential gear oil and trans fluid flush
 

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Ditto on the Trans and Rear end. Also, by around 80k the plugs should have been changed at least once. Also the fuel filter should have been changes a couple times.

When your on your test drive, make sure the syncros in the trans are working right. Try to shift at higher rpms, and try to skip a gear. IF they grind when skipping a gear, or its hard to shift with the rpms up the syncros may be going/gone.

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So, tell us Cal Gecko, did you buy it?
 
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