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I recently got into a wreck with my 99 v6 Mustang. I am thinking about replacing it with an 05-09 model. I have found a 2005 that I like for about $6,000, but it has 140,000 miles on it. Would that be pretty high mileage for those years? My 99 only has 85,000 on it, and I'm not really sure how many miles these cars are usually good for. Thanks for any help!
 

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Hi,
I recently got into a wreck with my 99 v6 Mustang. I am thinking about replacing it with an 05-09 model. I have found a 2005 that I like for about $6,000, but it has 140,000 miles on it. Would that be pretty high mileage for those years? My 99 only has 85,000 on it, and I'm not really sure how many miles these cars are usually good for. Thanks for any help!
High mileage can be different from person to person and their opinions.

For instance:
Carfax says 15,000 miles a year is average. So for a 05 with 140,000 miles on it is just below average with it adverting 14,000 miles a year.

My opinion anything over 100,000 miles no matter the year is high milage.

Others on here say 100,000 miles is just the start. haha

I saw a recent thread on here were people were reporting how many miles on their current Mustang in this 05-09 GT range and their were surprisingly quite a few with well over 200,000 miles. $6,000 for a 05 GT is a good price though so I would consider it if it is a 05 V6 I would try to talk them down to $5000 or so.
 
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I would say for a 05, 140,000 miles is not that good. I woul recomend you 100,000 miles even if you have to pay a little bit extra. I just bought a used 05 GT and I must say i didn´t have that much of budget, i saw other cars cheaper but with 140-180K miles so, in my opinion is worth it spending a little bit extra for less mileage and have better performance and more years to come of pleasure.
 

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Mileage is nothing compared to treatment. I'd rather by a 300k mile highway car that was loved and serviced than a 75k car that had the mess run out of it and not serviced. When you're talking mileage above 50k, the owner is the main concern, not so much the mileage.

On another note, I have seen many 2005-2009 GTs with 200k plus kicking along just fine. My last GT still saw 500+ mile road trips and occasional 1/4 mile runs at 125k without issue.
 

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Well...my GT has 167k miles and I'm spraying 100 shot of the funny juice on it, take it to the strip, and runs like a top. How it was maintained and treated is MUCH MORE meaningful than mileage.
 
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