Would you buy it?

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    Hi everyone,
    I'm in the market for a used Mustang GT. I like the 2018+, however I came across a 2015 that is pretty sweet. It has performance package, premium package, and recaros, plus a few aftermarket goodies. The price is much cheaper than the newer ones but it has 55k miles on it and is 5 years old. Not sure what to do, I've had problems with higher milage fords in the past (not that 55k is THAT much) and I'm the type of guy that if I go test drive it I'll probably come home with it lol. Should I be worried about the amount of miles? Is the 5.0 coyote reliable? Thanks!
     
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    I've had 2 mustang GTs (S197s) with high miles. 80K and 90K bought them used. One auto, one stick. They had zero issues for the year and a half I owned them. I put a blower on my 09 Bullitt at 45K miles and sold it with 60K miles with zero issues. SO, no problem. At those miles and year it should be in the very low $20s
     
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    Thanks Green, it's at a dealership listed for $23,178
     
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    I'd be leery of the "aftermarket goodies" if they aren't cosmetic. I wouldn't buy anything that's modified. Who knows where or who did the install. People who mid also tend to ride the cars hard. 50k mikes isn't that much, if it's mostly highway, but how many were 1/4 miles?
     
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    I have had both a 16 and now 19, the 16 is very nice don’t get me wrong but my 19 just feels nicer.
    I am a huge fan of some of the tech (active exhaust, digital dash, magnaride) if those type of things don’t matter to you then by all means save the cash and get the 15-17 body.
    If the 18+ didn’t have that tech that I desperately wanted I would still be plenty happy with my 16.

    ask yourself what the 18+ years have that 15-17 doesn’t and if it matters to you.
     
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    Lol right! The aftermarket stuff is a rear spoiler and those triangle grill LED lights. I guess I'll just have to go check it out, take it for a drive, give it a good look and listen...
     
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    I would probably offer a couple thousand less than the asking price.
     
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    Both my 2007 GT and 2010 GT were used one owner cars when I got them with 42K and 33K on them respectively.

    Both were 100% stock and trouble free.

    I looked at others and turned them done when I saw any modifications.

    That's not to say all modified cars are abused. I just didn't want to take any chances.
     
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    I wouldn’t get a 15 based on it having MyFordTouch instead of Sync3 alone, but I’m a stickler.:champagne:
     
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    Ask if they can provide any service records for the evaporator core. If that hasn't been replaced, I'd walk.
     
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    Last year I bought a base model 2015 GT pp with recaros and I love it! It only had 17k miles, now I have almost 23k, car is solid. I did buy the extended warranty as well just in case.

    Personally, I would welcome any modes and aftermarket components, will save money in a long run as most of us here like to mod our cars anyway...I would have no problem buying one with any mods! Just check it out good, bring it to a mustang mechanic if you are not sure on how to inspect it...the higher the mileage the lower the price...
     
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    Not trying to be a snob, but I would be very hesitant to buy a used performance car unless I knew the previous owner. You just never know how much that car has been beat on, but that is just me
     
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    Check the Carfax to get a baseline to make sure it hasn't been wrecked. Also, have the vehicle inspected by an independent shop. If the vehicle checks out, and you can get the car at a price you are happy with, should be a great car.
     
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    Considering the amount of posers that are out there, it's a deeper topic than just being a performance car.
     
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    Maybe I am the odd person out but I would not walk away from a car just because someone "modded" it, assuming you like their mods, or for fear of how much might have been "beat on". If you go that route you will only ever own new cars fresh from the dealer. I say this because if you pay attention you will see just how much people beat on everything not just sports cars. I'm sure we have all seen the people that beat on fiestas, sonatas, taurus, cruzes, and about every other care that is out there. Have a good inspection done from someone that is knowledgeable and you trust. If it checks out, you like the car, and the deal is good then buy it. You will never know for certain how the car was treated for its whole life, even if you know the previous seller personally. Now if it is obvious someone didn't take care of it that is a different story, walk away.
     
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