View Full Version : arent mustangs suppose to be cheap fun?

03-23-2001, 01:18 PM
really i dont know how many of you work on a tight budget but with 2 kids and a stay at home wife i do it seems everyone is so quick to pounce on anyone who wants to save some money like switching to thicker oil in a high mile engine or find some cheaper alterative to gain horsepower rather than the $1000 heads and $700 intake i mean i appreciate the advice but i always loved mustangs because i grew up in a house where we had less cash than alot of people but anyone could afford a mustang and still run with the big dogs i have had my car 8 years i would love a newer lower mile car but cant afford it like alot of guys i mean some guys act like a $6000 engine is what everyone can afford honestly if i had $25000 to blow as much as i enjoy cars it wouldnt be spent on a car sorry if i have offended anyone but i just wanted to point out that not all of us working guys can afford to spend thousands of dollars on our cars

03-23-2001, 05:55 PM

bought my stang for 800 bucks

Third time i've owned a 5.0... First one i bought for 1000, i know it isn't the fastest, but i have beaten many LT1s and freggin redneck pickups around town.

1995 3000GT VR4, 1987 stang GT, 1995 ZX6R.

03-23-2001, 05:59 PM
I hear you Baywolf! I'm from a similar situation. I'm fortunate enough to be able to have one of these things, but I'm careful where I put the $ into the car.

I maintain the beast, but when it comes time to replace stuff I'll try to upgrade the car where I can to make it go better or handle better.

They are a lot of bang for the buck compared to what you get in the newer cars for the 10's of thousands of dollars they cost.

I wish I could of had one a dozen years ago when they were new. They were real fun to watch on street night at my local track back then.

03-23-2001, 07:15 PM
ive had mine 8 years it was 4 years old with 58000 miles on it now it reads 138000 everyone says you must really like that car to keep it so long and i do but let me tell you the truth i cant afford a replacement that i would be satisfied with so multiply 365 days by the 8 years ive had it and divide this into the 8300 i gave for it and you come out to about $2.75 a day not bad huh? my first mustang cost $1150 and i had the best times of my life in it wish i still had the old 72 351c i got it in 91 and it only had 71000 miles on it

03-30-2001, 10:55 PM
I totally agree . I am also on a tight cash plan . I bought my Mustang for $2200 ( 85 GT), with 122K miles on it.Runs good.

03-30-2001, 11:05 PM
see now thats what im talking about i bought my 82gt for $500 with a slipping clutch and had loads of fun with it and never had to worry about tearing it up because i wasnt out much if i did

03-30-2001, 11:07 PM
i have to add for those of you wondering where you get a gt for $500 it used oil and was tore up from the floor up but was still fun

03-31-2001, 12:52 AM
These cars are fun, and cost effective. There is not much else out there that goes like these cars, and doesn't cost big $.
Look at all the parts that are available, and the small up front $ it takes to get into a half way decent one.
They are a lot of bang for the buck. I'm on my second one after 4 years.

03-31-2001, 02:02 AM
You sure hit the nail on the head.I have 4 kids. Very tight budget.we do what we can definatly no high priced stuff yet.Paid $800 for my boys 85GT.He is repainting it now in vocational school.

03-31-2001, 01:08 PM
Hey Baywolf, my 12-year old car comes out to $2.03 / day. It only has 49,000 mi., 300+ HP, and is as beautiful inside as out.

Glen Meades, Jr.
1989 Ford Mustang Cobra Conversion

03-31-2001, 08:45 PM
my goal is to get mine down to about $0.75 a day by then my 4 year old son will get it

04-01-2001, 11:30 PM
2 words here "college student" AMEN baywolf

04-02-2001, 12:43 AM
Originally posted by Baywolf:
my goal is to get mine down to about $0.75 a day by then my 4 year old son will get it

for those of you wondering how could you give your kid a fast car my dad bought me my first mustang a 72 with a 351c when i was 15 so im not sure if he was the coolest dad in town or just wanted me dead but i figure if he can do it for me i can do it for my boy

josh miget
04-02-2001, 04:39 AM
thats the truth my dad bought me my 88gt when i turned 16 and man was i a pimp lol well then it ran a 15.0 now ive had it for 2 years and im runnin mid 13s with traction problems thanks dad! and he loves the car he bought me so much and wants to c it go fast so bad hes buying me lift bars and drag radials for it for my birthday lol thanks again.

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