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#2893 of 2921 2006 Mustang insurance costs
Feb 17, 2011 (9:56 pm)
Hi guys, I'm a stranger here in the Ford forums, hope there's someone who can answer this. A young friend of mine is considering buying a 2006 Mustang convertible with 66,000 miles on it. Price asked is $10,000. That seems low to me; does that sound like a fair price to you all, too high, too low, suspect in any way? I don't know what all is on the car so it's a bit hard to judge, but autotrader typically shows prices in the upper teens.
Second question: what might he expect to pay for insurance in the L.A. area, anyone know?
Thanks for your help.
#2894 of 2921 Re: 2006 Mustang insurance costs [biancar]
Feb 18, 2011 (6:00 am)
V-6 or V-8?
#2895 of 2921 Re: 2006 Mustang insurance costs [biancar]
Feb 18, 2011 (7:25 am)
Something is definitely wrong with the car. Don't buy it. A 2005 GT with 50K miles should sell for 16K on the lot.
#2896 of 2921 Re: 2006 Mustang insurance costs [arx9968]
Feb 18, 2011 (8:32 am)
Thanks. It's a V-6 Deluxe.
#2897 of 2921 Re: 2006 Mustang insurance costs [biancar]
Feb 18, 2011 (8:52 am)
Its a little low, but still above wholesale (which is $8500-$9k). Is it private party or dealer? I would have it thoroughly checked out, of course.
#2898 of 2921 Re: 2006 Mustang insurance costs [qbrozen]
Feb 18, 2011 (5:48 pm)
I think he's trying to stay within a budget and this seemed like a good deal. I suggested that he look very carefully for things like uneven tire wear, paint differences or other clues that might indicate the car had been in an accident, that sort of thing. Who knows, sometimes dealers just want to move a car off the lot, but it did raise my eyebrows a bit when I saw that other, comparable cars listed on Autotrader had asking prices several thousand dollars higher.
#2899 of 2921 I suppose this forum is all but drained dry...
Jul 03, 2011 (12:06 pm)
Are we done?
#2900 of 2921 Re: I suppose this forum is all but drained dry... [wtd44]
by claires HOST
Jul 03, 2011 (9:12 pm)
No, we were just taking a nap while we waited for you to return -- welcome back!
Automotive News & Views | Coupes & Convertibles
#2901 of 2921 2012 Mustang GT convertible
Jul 21, 2011 (12:07 pm)
I'm shopping for a GT premium convertible right now. I test drove a lava red one with accessory package 6 (hood scoop, pedestal spoiler, side scoops and decklid trim panel), Brembro brake package and the electronics package. The lava red is really just black with red flakes/sparkles in it which you had to look closely to even see, at least in daylight. I had a 1972 Mustang convertible in high school and this one is far better looking with three times the power and 100 times the safety/technology. I'm on the fence about the hood and side scoops though. Not sure if they make it look meaner and more masculine or just boy-racer goofy. I'm also concerned about these pieces fading over time or coming loose.
The test drive lasted about half an hour. Drove it with the top up and down on highway and back roads. What an awesome car! The sound of the engine is mellifluous. I was pleased to find that is cruises comfortably at legal speeds. I didn't feel the need to get on it constantly. Gobs of power when you do though with very smooth delivery and rides real nice. Not too firm or soft. The manual transmission felt great - short throws, snick-snick. Shame on all of you who even consider getting a Mustang GT with an automatic transmission BTW. The nav screen looks real nice. Didn't play with it too much but have read great things about the Ford sync system.
For comparison purposes, I went to the Chevy dealer yesterday and drove a Camaro convertible. Nice enough car but it really pales in comparison to the Mustang. Styling is of course subjective but the Camaro is really chunky and cartoonish in my opinion. Side/rear visibility is poor in both cars but worse in the Camaro. The Mustang also has the integrated "spotter" mirrors in the top outer corner which really does help with visibility when changing lanes. The Camaro does not even have nav as an option. The engine/exhaust noise is also much quieter (possibly the best feature of the Mustang). The Camaro was the same price as the Mustang too - even without the nav. I told the Chevy salesman thanks for the test drive but no chance. He did tell me that he had a 2009 Shelby GT500 convertible on the used car lot with only 1500 miles on it and would I like to drive that - YES! It was white with the old nav (no sync or satellite) and was also a manual. Price was about the same as the other two new, $42K. That thing is a monster! Heavy clutch, lots of supercharger whine (actually distracting, not pleasant) but boy-oh-boy what acceleration. That thing can move. The interior already felt dated compared to the new Mustang GT. It was a ton of fun but don't think that much power is really necessary on a day-to-day basis. And I'd be concerned about reliability. I'll stick with the naturally aspirated engine.
So I'm pretty sure I'm gonna buy a 2012 Mustang GT premium convertible in the next few months depending on what inventory shows up at the local dealers. I don't want the Brembro brakes - they don't seem worth the money to me. And I have to have the tech package. I'm not overly picky about the remaining options but will likely custom order the exact car I want if I cant find one I like.
#2902 of 2921 2005 Mustang won't start/overheated
Oct 10, 2011 (12:02 pm)
Nephew driving on highway, started to decellerate when mashing the accelerator, pulled over popped the hood and saw that it was overheating. From a first glance it appeared that the overheating came from the thermostat housing area, so we bought a new thermostat and gasket/o ring and replaced it. Filled the car with antifreeze and as we were filling it started pouring out from a spot behind the thermostat housing area. This area appears to be the intake manifold. The gas guage needle appears to be upside down between the E and Full markers.........the car has gas even added 2 more gallons just to be sure...........we seperated the fuel line and bumped the ignition and fuel came out from the line, so I am assuming that we have pressure............checked fire from the coil pack to #4 spark plug wire and we are getting fire. Any suggestions?