is a 2001 mustang a good car

lilharry
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Asked by lilharry Jun 26, 2007 at 01:11 AM about the 2001 Ford Mustang

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

Dear cg,I may be getting a 2001 ford mustang v6 aND WHAT I NEED to know is how many mile's can you get out of a mustang before replacing the transmission and engine amd how would you rate this car from 1 through 100.And if you had a choice of a camry or mustang what would you choose?Oh yeah is it anything very necessary to do to a mustang for up keeping and a certain type of oil?

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lightGear
20,215

Kind of a tough question because the two cars are completely different. One is exciting, one is boring. As far as how long the car will last it really depends on the how well maintained it was and how many miles it has on it. With Fords you will probably start to see more problems as the mileage gets up there as opposed to a Toyota. The Camry is a very reliable car and probably won't give you any trouble even when the mileage and age gets up there. There is nothing special you need to do to a Mustang to keep it running well. Best thing you can do it take a look at both cars, try to find about the cars history, and make a decision based on there. Run a carfax report on both cars to make sure their histories are clean.

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Tanner Cloyd
85

camry's dont tend to have many mechanical problems and get very good gas mileage. i have an 01 v6 and wouldnt trade it for 10 camry's mustangs run better on synthetic oil as with many cars other than that as a daily driver upkeep is about the same

Will Benda
55

The thing about upkeep with any car is that you should take it to a dealer to get any maintenance done, they will check everything from tires, brakes and oil to other more specific queries that you may put forth, also despite the fact that you can use castrol and valvoline, these oils are different from the oils that ford or toyota would use in the respect that they are designed for all cars not just spceific car makes ( the mustang will likely use 5W-20 oil) is better, the Toyota is an econo-box and probably only has about 130 Hp where as the Mustang has 190 Hp stock on the V6, the Toyota you will be stuck with where as the Mustang will hold a resale value because of the name. Having said that, when I worked at Ford, I had to help push their cars ad trucks around the lot multiple times a week, they just aren't as reliable as Toyotas, but they are cheaper to fix and to upgrade, if it's in your agenda. It al depends on what you want in a car and what your budget allows.

Alex King
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i would definetally recomend the mustang if you are a driver... they are fun cars and still quite practical... I would recomend however that you look at a V8 GT mustang... Ive had a V6 and i ran into head gasket trouble at 100000km... And that is a pretty common story among entry level mustang owners... im not saying all do it but i would expect it... The transmissions will likely never go wrong as long as you have the fluid changed at the proper intervals... The matinence and upkeep on the mustang is cheap and easy... most of the routine work you can do yourself... The mustang does run well on synthetic oils... Mobil 1 5W20 is what is called for but its not uncommon to see mustangs running 5W30... The reason i recomend a V8 GT stang is that the engines are a little more reliable, dont use much more fuel... (31hwy/20city compared to 30hwy/18city) You also get a bunch of little added goodies with the V8 trim levels... Better suspension, a stronger rear end, better rims for higher quality tires... stronger transmission internals and a better overall mustang Experience... which if you are a driver you will like... The theater you get from the V8 is just fantastic... But all of this being said i still cant tell anyone that a camry is a bad choice... it will likely run forever... will cost less to maintain overall, and the worst part (youl be driving it forever...) haha... Seriously it will all come down to how much you want to have a car that is a fun sports car compared to how much you are ready to settle for reliability and well frankly... boredom... CHEERS!!! The seasons best to you...!!! :)

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Justin Wagner
125

naw thats a bunch of shit. take for example my mustang that has 378,000 original miles on it never had a problem, not 1. its just maintained and my friends aunt bought a brand new toyota camry and a year later it broke down and she had to get a new car. funny thing about it is she bought a ford fusion and loves it wayyy more then the camry. people who say toyotas and hondas last forever dont know what their talking about cause many of them dont last forever. every manufacturer makes good cars and bad cars thats just the way it is.

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