GT350 Long term ownership information to share?

CLucchini

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Hi guys, I really really want to buy a GT350 as my long term car but I am very concerned about the durability of the engine and the reliability (failures, recalls and problems) of a Ford product. I plan on using this mostly as a fun car, some work days, some play and some random track days nothing serious. Does anyone have any current multi-year ownership experience they can share to help me resolve this conflict so I can go get me one? Thank you.





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Hi guys, I really really want to buy a GT350 as my long term car but I am very concerned about the durability of the engine and the reliability (failures, recalls and problems) of a Ford product. I plan on using this mostly as a fun car, some work days, some play and some random track days nothing serious. Does anyone have any current multi-year ownership experience they can share to help me resolve this conflict so I can go get me one? Thank you.
Like others have said, already covered. But the short story is very low percentage of cars have problems and a warranty that covers the length of time you will own your car will help you sleep.
 

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I’m buying one for myself upon retirement for almost the exact reasons you stated.
I’ve done a boatload of research and discovered the whole reliability thing is way, way overblown.
Buy without hesitation, follow break in procedures and care for it like any other great car and you will be rewarded with one of the finest driving experiences of any car on the market today.
This is not from my personal experience, obviously, but are my thoughts “before” I’m buying.
JUST BUY ONE!
 

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Buy the car new or slightly used, and if you still own it when the factory warranty is about to expire, buy an extended warranty. Do not modify it other than appearance items, so your engine/drivetrain warranty claims will not be denied.

This is exactly what I am doing with mine. They are an awesome car to drive, so don’t waste anymore time thinking about it. :sunglasses:
 

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When the engine failure happens to your 3 day old car it’s very depressing. Yes I hope this is just some sort of infant mortality on a rotating part of my car. I hope this is it for me. I have seen other posts about the low percentage of failures but when it happens to you....
 

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Lows - (2) instances of the trans tail shaft sensor being replaced under warranty, light weep leak from the radiator that was replaced under warranty
 
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Like others have said, already covered. But the short story is very low percentage of cars have problems and a warranty that covers the length of time you will own your car will help you sleep.
Apologize for any inconvenience. Thanks for your patience and support. The information you provided is exactly what
I was looking for ...thanks for sharing!
 

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