Year: 1993 Make: Ford Model: Mustang Price: $1700 Mileage: 215000 Color: Red Private or Dealer Listing: Private Listing Location (State): VA Transmission: Automatic Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive Color: Red Engine: 2.3L 8-Plug OHV
've owned this Mustang since the Fall of 2007, I traded my 89 K5 for it so I had a vehicle that would fit on a U-haul trailer to tow behind my dually.
It's been good to me, especially considering the miles.
As the car sits right now, it has an issue with the passenger axle shaft. I think either the shaft or flange is bent, or it needs new bearings. I originally thought somehow the drum warped. I installed all new hardware, shoes, and drum and it still wobbled. Tore it back down to the hub and the hub itself was wobbling. It's still driveable, and you can't even feel any vibrations from it... but I expect it will wear through rubber real quicklike.
I can source an axleshaft for $75 from the local JY, or a complete rear end for $150. I just really don't have the time to do anything with it this summer. During the week, I'm 2 hours away, and come home on the weekends.
The interior is in okay shape. Carpets and upholstery could use a thorough steam cleaning. The dashpad is in great shape. Passenger door handle cup trim is broken on the bottom, but present. Driver door handle cup trim is AWOL, and there is a tear in the doorpanel.
This car was in a wreck in the Fall of 2008. A Honda Civic ran a red light and the Mustang ate it in the driver's wheel. An aftermarket fender was used as a replacement. A new strut was installed. I still have all the paperwork from this incident.
I normally keep a little notebook in my vehicles to write down all my fillups and repairs in. Below is a transcription of the Mustang's history (no, I didn't keep any receipts). Anything in italics is work I did, but forgot to write down in the book. Oil changes were either with Purolator/Motorcraft or Wix filters, and either Castrol or Mobil 1 5W-30
11/01/07 180000 Radiator
11/01/07 180000 Thermostat
11/01/07 180000 Air Filter
11/01/07 180000 Oil Change
12/15/07 183400 Oil Change
12/15/07 183400 Snow Tires
01/03/08 184014 Front Rotors
01/03/08 184014 Front Pads
01/03/08 184014 EGR Position Sensor 01/08 184k EGR Valve
01/08 184k Vacuum Lines
01/08 184k Muffler (The Mustang had a glasspack when I got it... put a stock muffler back on)
01/03/08 184014 Fuel Filter
01/27/08 186139 Oil Change
03/05/08 186785 Front Wheel Bearings
03/23/08 186945 K&N Air Filter
04/14/08 187380 Master Cylinder
04/14/08 187380 Wheel Cylinders
04/14/08 187380 Rear Shoes
04/14/08 187380 Summer Tires
05/08/08 188696 Oil Change
09/08 191150 Wreck
09/08 191150 F.L. Fender
09/08 191150 F.L. Strut
10/04/08 191198 Snow Tires
10/06/08 191425 Battery
11/01/08 192127 Oil Change Thanksgiving Water Pump
03/06/09 196050 F.L. Caliper ?? ?? F.R. Caliper (Happened about a week to two after the F.L.)
04/29/09 196766 Oil Change
07/21/09 200095 Oil Change
11/06/09 203800 Oil Change
05/19/10 207020 Oil Change
08/16/10 209500 TPS
11/01/10 211307 Oil Change
11/01/10 211307 Snow Tires
12/14/10 211972 Ignition Control Module
01/20/11 212320 Adjust TPS
01/20/11 212320 EGR Position Sensor 04/13/11 213900 Driver's Seat Mount
04/13/11 213900 L & R Inner TRE
05/04/11 214676 Oil Change
06/19/11 215670 Rear Shoes
06/19/11 215670 Rear Drums
06/19/11 215670 Rear Hardware
Other known issues:
The tach only works for the upper 2/3rds of its range.
Hood latch cable sheathing is cracked... a bit of a pain to open the hood sometimes.
Coolant resevoir is cracked in the middle.
A/C is still R-12. I works, but could use a recharge (or an R-134a conversion).
Power locks don't work, possibly a bad switch... I've never bothered to investigate it.