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I'm trying to buy a 94-98 Cobra. Found a guy on craigslist that has a Cobra/GT. I never dealt with the rebuilt motors and transmissons. My dad told me that's not worth buying but he says he built rebuilt them both within a year. Should I trust it? Are they dependable if its been rebuilt?
 

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Rebuilt can mean many different things to different people.

A rebuilt motor could have all new internals and be better then new. 'Rebuilt" could also mean new oil fiter to somebody looking to sell. You need receipts.

Verify verify verify
 

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Reliable? A '94 is almost 20 years old. It won't be reliable! Even with a new motor and transmision there is an almost endless list of small stuff.

Either be willing to learn to fix it or buy something newer; probably with 4 doors....... Or have lots of money to regularly pay somebody to fix it.
 

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Reliable? A '94 is almost 20 years old. It won't be reliable!
I disagree with this. Though the odds of complete reliability are lower than that of a newer car, if properly maintained and serviced, older cars can be perfectly reliable.

I've currently got an '89 Mustang 5.0 and a '95 Escort and I would drive either one across the country without a doubt in my mind.

I maintain both of them and I am good about catching problems before they pose any sort of reliability issue. Sure things could still go wrong and strand you but that happens with a car of any age.
 

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He he rebuilt them both in a year and now wants to sell. sounds fishy to me. i never trust that rebuilt line that people use. Sometimes buying stock is best. You can trust it a little more and then build it your way. But if that car is calling your name test drive it and see how it feels. and if you are not mechanically inclined test drive it to a mechanic shop. good luck btw what's a cobra/ gt lol
 

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I Found a guy on craigslist that has a Cobra/GT. I never dealt with the rebuilt motors and transmissons.
A "Cobra/GT"??? WTF is that? If its a Cobra, its a Cobra. If its a GT, its a GT. Cannot be both.

If I was buying someone's rebuilds, I would sure e expecting to see receipts efore I pulled the trigger. No receipts, I would walk. You gotta know what went in there before you can even begin to evaluate if its worth buying someone else's handiwork...
 
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