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Old 09-26-2004, 09:18 PM   #1
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Price: $4,600
Color: BLUE
Miles: 152,000
Body Style: Convertible

Engine: 3.8L V6 SFI
Transmission: Automatic
VIN: 1FALP4442RF117205

says they'd like to trade for a nice 4 door family sedan.... bling bling.

so whats up with mustangs... 94s??
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Old 09-26-2004, 09:25 PM   #2
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I'd stick to the Bonneville...

Unless it was a V8, 5-speed Mustang.
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Thats a lot of money for that many miles. Try to find one without so many miles and less price.
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ok how about dodge dakotas? 97-2000s. what are they all about?
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Dodge=worst transmissions in the world.
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Just stick with GM...You can't really go wrong.....Well not as wrong as dodge and ford.
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The Ford 3.8 are not really for performance, just to get you around town and what not. Go with their V8 models for performance.
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If you're smart, you'll stay away from the pre-'99 3.8 V6 Ford engines. Between '83 and '98 they had a problem with blowing head gaskets left and right. In '97 or '98, I think, Ford was involved in a lawsuit or something concerning that issue. The judgement was that they had to replace the head gaskets and resolve the problem with anybody that had a 3.8 V6 powered Ford with under 100,000 miles on it (between the stated years, of course). Of course, most of the vehicles in those years had over 100,000 miles on them at the time of the judgement. Either that, or people didn't know about it until their car was over the 100,000 mile limit. So for the most part, it hasn't been done to most cars that were included.

Right now, I have an '87 T-Bird with the 3.8. Not a bad engine, but DEFINITELY not a performance engine. I'm afraid it'* going to break. LOL The only reason I have it is because my father bought it for me for a gift when I only had one car (my wife needed something to drive). Anyway, just thought I'd throw this up there for you.

If you decide to get one with the 3.8 anyway, try to buy one that has documentation that the head gaskets were done recently. That may prevent problems in the near future and should last you awhile. Sorry for the long post.

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The 3800 isn't a performance engine either... It'* RWD, and IMO that'* better.

But a 3.8 with that many miles sounds like more hastle then your car. Yours is faster because you have a Huffer
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