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    Mustang Buying Help (UK)

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm after a bit of help buying my first mustang, I'm looking at the 'new age' ones for a bit of reliability - 2005 onwards . I like the 2012-2014ish shape and was wondering what I should expect to pay for one in good condition? And do any particular models hold their value more than others?

    Additionally, what to look out for when buying (anything particular with import docs? checking crash history in the US etc?) and common problems on those model years? I'm thinking it will be the 3.7 v6 engine...

    Any help much appreciated!

    Cheers

    #2
    Welcome to the forum.
    05-09 GT hold their money the best.
    05-09 V6 don't hold their money so well and harder to sell, in fact all V6 versions are harder to sell.
    Don't really know so much about the "newer shape" GT cars.
    Check any and all US history as most cars seem to have some sort of US history. Cars coming from EU are mostly salvage, UAE untraceable history.
    Buying from a dealer doesn't guarantee the car has a clear history, actually the only profit to be made from importing a car is a salvage car and not declaring it, very naughty indeed.
    Anyway, apart from all that have fun, I am sure you will find the right car for you.

    1966 Coupe: 1995-
    1966 Land Rover Series 2a: 2012-
    2005 Mustang GT 2014-
    2007 California Special Replica: 2010-2014

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      #3
      Thanks for the reply and warm welcome. I had noticed a number of suspiciously cheap 'freshly imported' cars.

      I've seen a couple of 2013ish models priced around the 14-15k mark hopefully someone can give me an idea if that's fair and what to look out for on those years when viewing (engine sounds, corrosion, features worth having - all that stuff)


      Cheers

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        #4
        Originally posted by Saxondale View Post
        Thanks for the reply and warm welcome. I had noticed a number of suspiciously cheap 'freshly imported' cars.

        I've seen a couple of 2013ish models priced around the 14-15k mark hopefully someone can give me an idea if that's fair and what to look out for on those years when viewing (engine sounds, corrosion, features worth having - all that stuff)


        Cheers
        Keep an eye out on here for one For Sale in the For Sale ads. That way we will know the car or probably will. ALL cars must be Carfax checked as HPi is not enough.
        As already said V6 are so much harder to move on and reduced price is common. No diff in insurance or MPG so you may as well go for a V8 IMO
        If you find something put the link on here for advice. Good luck.
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          #5
          Id go for the V8 for reasons mentioned above, 100% do your HPI and Car Fax checks... can always post links on here an ask for peoples views and thoughts too as we are all willing to help.

          Lee
          Current Rides -

          2005 GT Auto 4.6 V8 ROUSHcharged (Stage 3)

          1965 C Code Coupe 289, all original

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            #6
            Cheers all

            re. V6 and v8. Id read on the 2012 models ford had made the v6 much more economical but still kicking out 305. In fact Im not sure Ive seen any v8s of that year for sale , Id thought that maybe only applied to the pre 2009s?

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              #7
              Originally posted by Saxondale View Post
              Cheers all

              re. V6 and v8. Id read on the 2012 models ford had made the v6 much more economical but still kicking out 305. In fact Im not sure Ive seen any v8s of that year for sale , Id thought that maybe only applied to the pre 2009s?
              Every single time you start the V8 you will get the same buzz which you will not get on the V6 If its economy that bothers you fine but I would rather do
              a couple of MPG less & get that awesome feel & sound. Good luck either way mate
              For professional valeting http://goo.gl/vXP0j0
              Metal Polishing & Wheel Refurb http://www.promopolishing.co.uk/
              American Car sales+ Servicing & Parts http://www.boatwright.co.uk/
              Dent Removal http://www.dentx-uk.com/

              Roll on Freedom 11pm 29th March

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                #8
                Nope, fully get that - I just thought theyd narrowed the gap on the s197 -2s ... if its only a few mpgs, looks like Ill need to get seriously looking at the v8s

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                  #9
                  Try and find a V8 bought in the UK new, plenty were. Any recent import can be a gamble.


                  1967 White Convertible Auto ...... 1994 to 2004
                  2005 Redfire GT Manual......2008 to 2010
                  2010 Kona Blue GT Auto ...... 2010 to 2013


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                    #10
                    Originally posted by GeoffW View Post
                    Try and find a V8 bought in the UK new, plenty were. Any recent import can be a gamble.
                    I guess it depends on the importer Geoff. A mate of mine in Derby has just brought over a 2007 manual V8 that he is getting ready for sale. He is doing it properly and whoever buys it will get a great car.

                    Cheers, Ron


                    www.stsimports.co.uk
                    www.classicamericancarsales.co.uk

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by ronfenton View Post

                      I guess it depends on the importer Geoff. A mate of mine in Derby has just brought over a 2007 manual V8 that he is getting ready for sale. He is doing it properly and whoever buys it will get a great car.

                      Cheers, Ron

                      That will be interesting to see what he needs to sell it for to make a profit on it, will make a nice change from some of the tat being advertised by a certain trader who pretends not to be one (on Ebay)

                      1966 Coupe: 1995-
                      1966 Land Rover Series 2a: 2012-
                      2005 Mustang GT 2014-
                      2007 California Special Replica: 2010-2014

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                        #12
                        Could that certain trader be importing from uae? That one;)?

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