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Old 12-02-2014, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Me too, when mustang came out in 64, it was a cheap production car for everyone, and not made very well.

The car took off, and in 68 it was put on a 67 Cougar frame, and the start of the nice ones, however they went to hell when the EPA started messing with the auto industry in the early 70s.

If you can get a 68 to 72 mustang, you have a classic.
They are beautiful cars. I do not normally like convertibles because of safety but I do love how the mustang convertible looks .
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:02 AM
 
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Thank you for that info it is good to know. Do stronger frames weigh more?
Yes they do.
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:03 AM
 
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They are beautiful cars. I do not normally like convertibles because of safety but I do love how the mustang convertible looks .
Now you are speaking 60 grand,

I would love to have one,
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:04 AM
 
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Just a side note.

German, Japanese, and Swedish cars total out when the damage hits 80% of the cars value.

American cars, at 65%
So when an American car is totaled it may be less damaged then the foreign cars? What about the Japanese cars what percentage for them?
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:06 AM
 
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80%.


I posted these figures just so you can get an idea what the insurance companies think.
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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I don't believe SC is 300.
The Lexus SC 300 model uses the N/A 3.0 2JZ-GE I-6 which is same engine from the 1992-2002 N/A MK IV Supra
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:12 AM
 
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A Lexus 300 is a Toyota Camry with Lexus stickers, and a higher price tag.

The 400s are spendy, but nice cars.
Does the 400 have a different motor then the 300?
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:13 AM
 
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We will do a buyers inspection, usually for about a hundred bucks.

Put the car on a rack, check for signs of damage, measure the frame, pull the tires, check brakes, compression test, computer diag. fluids, etc.


Another thing to watch for, popular with shady dealers, is they will get a sensor reading, but they can reset it, and it will not show up again until you put a couple hundred miles on the car.

Some of these sensors are expensive.
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:14 AM
 
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Does the 400 have a different motor then the 300?
yes it has a 1UZ-FE N/A 4.0 DOHC V-8 also The 1UZ-FE was voted to the Ward's 10 Best Engines list for 1998 through 2000
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Generally speaking avoid a dealer unless you can get a guarantee.
When you buy from owner, you can at least get the option to speak with the owners, sure they can lie, but you can make your own decision.

About the best thing going, and little known, is a used 4 door Audi.

They have no resale value, especially if they are diesel. nobody buys them for some reason, and you can get a really nice, luxury car, for relatively cheap.

Diesel cars have not caught on in America have they? My neighbor does prefer a private seller too but sometimes it doesnt work out that way and we all end up having to go to a dealer.
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