Is this Mustang worth it with such high mileage?

Asked by Jan 05, 2015 at 11:19 PM about the 1999 Ford Mustang Coupe

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I found a nice 1999 base mustang V6 with a
standard transmission for $2900, except
there are a lot of miles on it. The car itself
has almost 240,000 and the engine has
145,000. Other than that, it has a clean title,
very clean interior, nice exterior with a
couple scrapes here and there, but that's
about it. Is this car worth it? Is it safe? Do
the miles on the car matter or is it just the
engine?

2 Answers

13,365

Mileage is so relative. I have driven some cars with only 60,000 miles and every suspension and steering joint is worn out. Also have driven cars with 270,000 miles and all is still tight. How the mileage affects a car is very dependent on the way the vehicle was driven and stored. Drive the car and see how it handles over bumps and how it handles and feels in general. Go with your gut feeling. Don't let the excitement of getting new car fog your judgement. This will tell you more than anyone can tell you on here. As far as safety goes there again it depends on how the car was maintained. If your not comfortable diagnosing the car bring along someone you trust and is knowledgeable about cars, preferably, mustangs.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful
264,505

Agreed, but at 240K, where is the car's location? I ask because it might have rust. $2900 for a 199 V6 Mustang? Suspension and other components will need to be replaced soon. The car is not worth that much. I wouldn't pay more than $1500.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful

Your Answer

Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Ford Mustang Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,710
  • #2
    Bob Beaman
    Reputation
    1,340
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    1,200
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
442 Great Deals out of 31,709 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Corvette
159 Great Deals out of 17,387 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
4 Great Deals out of 310 listings starting at $4,795
Used Ford F-150
3,210 Great Deals out of 223,761 listings starting at $1,200
Used BMW 3 Series
1,100 Great Deals out of 32,736 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,659 Great Deals out of 174,214 listings starting at $955
Used Jeep Wrangler
502 Great Deals out of 19,452 listings starting at $1,999
Used BMW M3
43 Great Deals out of 2,081 listings starting at $6,399

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Mustang For Sale
10,177 listings starting at $21,799
2017 Ford Mustang For Sale
83 Great Deals out of 10,271 listings starting at $13,579
2016 Ford Mustang For Sale
91 Great Deals out of 2,855 listings starting at $11,991
2015 Ford Mustang For Sale
54 Great Deals out of 2,738 listings starting at $12,997
2014 Ford Mustang For Sale
101 Great Deals out of 2,664 listings starting at $9,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.