1997 Ford Mustang convertible


#1

I’m (still!) lusting after a convertible and have found a 1197 Ford Mustang with 118k miles on it for under $3,500. Am I crazy to even think about buying this car? I need guidance! thx.


#2

Obviously I meant a 1997 – don’t think they had cars in 1197! See, I’m so excited about the possibility of owning a convertible that I can’t even type!


#3

If it’s a V6 model don’t bother. The have head gasket issues. However, given the amount of mileage on the car, they may have already blown once and been replaced.


#4

The first thing you should do is leave the lust out of the equation. Being so excited you can’t type is not a good way to enter into a car deal.

The car may or may not be a good deal. It all depends on how it was driven and maintained so a THOROUGH inspection should be performed BEFORE you consider buying the car.
I believe the head gasket issues were resolved by 1997 but checking for this should be part of the thorough inspection I mentioned.