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#1752 of 2124 RE: Mustang GT 5.0
May 28, 2005 (6:21 am)
The car runs like a dream it is incredible how just one sensor controls everything. Thank you laterlag and nvbanker for your help.
I know it sounds in sane but my job now is demanding the use of a pick up truck and I need to trade or sell does anybody here know how much this car worth? I have run the Edmunds report but I am not sure if this hold true because dealers don't even get close to $4,000 their argument is that the Mustangs consume to much fuel.
Does the database for edmunds.com get updated regularly when gas prices go up?
Thanks again for all your help
Here is what I got from the Used Car Appraiser on edmunds.
My car has custom rims and low profile tires, amplifiers for xtra bass and they won't even consider all the xtras when they offer my trade in.
1995 Ford Mustang 2 Dr GT Coupe
Trade-In - Private Party - Dealer Retail
National Base Price $3,022 $3,836 $5,193
Optional Equipment $212 $284 $452
Air Conditioning $83 $111 $177
AM/FM/CD Audio System $27 $37 $58
Cruise Control $16 $21 $34
4-Wheel ABS $70 $94 $149
Rear Window Defroster $16 $21 $34
Black $-7 $-9 $-13
for Zip Code 78701 $-38 $-48 $-65
79,000 miles $799 $799 $799
Outstanding $412 $500 $692
Total $4,400 $5,362 $7,058
May 29, 2005 (9:58 pm)
Jus wondering if anyone has an opinion on the best CD/MP3 deck to put in an 03' or 04' mustang convert....best brand and/or model is what im looking for....thanks
#1754 of 2124 Original Equipment Tire brand for 2000 Mustang V6?
May 31, 2005 (5:00 pm)
Can anyone tell me what brand and model of tires were used on the 2000 V6 Mustang Convertible? They should be P205 65R 15 but I need to know what original equipment tires were used so when I replace these Douglas tires I can use the correct ones. Were they Goodyear Eagle LS or what? Thanks much.
#1755 of 2124 Source for Convertible Tonneau Cover
May 31, 2005 (5:22 pm)
Does anyone have a source for a tonneau cover for a 2000 Mustang convertible?
May 31, 2005 (9:28 pm)
Found at the Tire Rack listed as original equip.
The Eagle GA
Eagle GA link
Hope that is the right one. That is a base convertible.
I think you can find better tires for less money at the Rack though,
unless you really need a particular brand, as in Goodyear. Not that
there is anything wrong with the brand overall.
#1757 of 2124 Re: here ya go [m1miata]
May 31, 2005 (11:14 pm)
Thanks very much! I'll go with those when it is time to replace the tires. The reviews aren't very good but the tread life seems ok.
#1758 of 2124 dispencer1
Jun 01, 2005 (6:01 am)
Just out of curiousity, why go back with the OEM tires? It is quite possible that there are better (quieter, grippier, longer lasting) tires available for the same if not lower price. I know that the OEM tires on my Toyota were decent but not outstanding tires (I think they were Yoko's) and I was able to get better tires (in my case, quieter and grippier) Kuhmo's for less money than another set of OEM tires.
You may want to check the Tire Rack for other tires in that same 205/65TR15 size and read the reviews on them as well.
Other than that, how's your new Mustang?
#1759 of 2124 So many good tires
Jun 01, 2005 (9:28 am)
I have Dunlop A2 tires on my Miata, which can also be had as Remington tires at a reduced price. They come out of the same plant in China. Will be looking in the future at Bridgestone RE950, Yokohama EVS100, Toyo Ts1 ( expensive, but about the best out there ), BF Goodrich T/A, and others. Kumho, which is a Korean brand, sure has lots of tires at a great price. They sell racing tires, and seem to score well on their all season tire line of tires. The Tire Rack does testing and they have surveys. They unfortunately do not have Toyo. Toyo may not be selling those type of distributors, which is fine. Anyway, Goodyear may have a few highly ranked tires, but overall, the price is higher, and I don't see too much love from owners. How many are saying they will buy the tire again? Those cars which take real expensive tires, like the Corvette, may have to like their new shoes by a different manufacturer than original, if people like me are doing the buying. I would look for Kumho tires, and forget those run flats. You can probably go from $1,500 a set down to say a few hundred bucks. The Mustang V6 size is not too expensive, so it is easy to shop lots of brands in that size without emptying the pocket book. Go to the front door of the Tire Rack website, and select your make of car, and you can navigate to all sorts of possibilities.
#1760 of 2124 Re: dispencer1 [rorr]
Jun 02, 2005 (7:22 am)
Good suggestion. I am a stickler for authenticity unfortunately. I will check and see what tires are the best ones when I get ready to buy tires. The reviews on the Eagle GA aren't very good. Perhaps something from Michelin might be better but I don't want to sacrifice the ride which is presently pretty good even with the Douglas tires that the previous owner put on.
The car seems to be OK at 42,000 miles. I took it in for an oil change and it needed a fuel filter and air filter. Brakes were down a bit but ok. No squeaks or rattles. The tonneau cover is missing and if I put the car in shows (just as a "driver" - I 'm not restoring it to concours condition) I'll need one. I'd like to find someplace cheaper than the Ford dealer to get one. Ebay hasn't worked. The car is fun to drive -much more pleasant than the new Toyota Solara convertible I spent a month with and then sold. Sort of the difference between a guy's car and a girl's car to be frank.
#1761 of 2124 For ride, more than handling
Jun 02, 2005 (8:07 am)
I would try Toyo Ultra 800 if you want a quiet tire with w 100,000 warranty at a fraction of the cost of a Michelin tire. Toyo tires in the top of the line are great. The Ts1 for handling is said to be near perfect. The Bridgstone RE950 is a good all season, all around performer.
Did look at these popular at tire rack