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bbm32
10-30-2013, 10:47 PM
Ok guys I am new to this forum so please if you can be patient with me. I am looking to get back 98,000 miles on it. Car looks great I am just worried about the high miles on the motor into owning a mustang as I had a 90's model Lx back in the day. Well I came across a 2003 SVT Cobra with with the Whipple charger that it has on it. It also has stage 3 cams and a few other performance goodies. What are some of you guys opinions on buying a car like this with high miles? Also any idea what a reasonable price would be? Thanks for any help and info I can get from you all.

cobrabitn
10-30-2013, 10:50 PM
Do you want my honest opinion?

bbm32
10-30-2013, 10:51 PM
Do you want my honest opinion?
Go for it. It is not my first time on a forum.

cobrabitn
10-30-2013, 10:54 PM
I'd pass on it. 98K modded car means it has most likely been dogged to death. What is the asking price?

bbm32
10-30-2013, 10:55 PM
I'd pass on it. 98K modded car means it has most likely been dogged to death. What is the asking price?
That is exactly what I am worried about. Also I think it is priced to high at $19,875?

cobrabitn
10-30-2013, 10:56 PM
Also, be sure to visit the SCMC's terminatorCobras.com website and facebook page. There is a ton of activity on our FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TerminatorCobras/

cobrabitn
10-30-2013, 10:57 PM
Screw that....you can find a much lower mildly modified car for low 20's/high teens.

bbm32
10-30-2013, 10:58 PM
Also, be sure to visit the SCMC's terminatorCobras.com website and facebook page. There is a ton of activity on our FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TerminatorCobras/
I will be sure to do that once I am home. I am at work now and the government doesn't let us on there. This is the car

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?endYear=2004&zip=70648&engineCode=8CLDR&transmissionCode=MAN&transmissionCodes=MAN&mmt=%5BFORD%5BMUST%5B%5D%5D%5B%5D%5D&modelCode1=MUST&sortBy=distanceASC&makeCode1=FORD&startYear=2003&showcaseOwnerId=297623&engineCodes=8CLDR&searchRadius=500&listingId=356947613&listingIndex=25&Log=0

bbm32
10-30-2013, 11:01 PM
This is another one that I am extremely interested in
http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?endYear=2004&zip=70648&engineCode=8CLDR&transmissionCode=MAN&transmissionCodes=MAN&mmt=%5BFORD%5BMUST%5B%5D%5D%5B%5D%5D&modelCode1=MUST&sortBy=distanceASC&showcaseOwnerId=297623&makeCode1=FORD&startYear=2003&engineCodes=8CLDR&firstRecord=76&searchRadius=500&listingId=339702192&listingIndex=5&Log=0

cobrabitn
10-30-2013, 11:10 PM
They both look like they have been heavily modded. What I look for when I get one of those cars is a one owner, low mileage as close to stock as you can get Terminator.

Yes, I investigated your e-mail address before approving you for the forums and saw that you were a gov't employee. :)

bbm32
10-30-2013, 11:17 PM
They both look like they have been heavily modded. What I look for when I get one of those cars is a one owner, low mileage as close to stock as you can get Terminator.

Yes, I investigated your e-mail address before approving you for the forums and saw that you were a gov't employee. :)
Well I wouldn't mind the lower milage heavily modded one. I would like one that is stock but then again if I can get one in good condition and modded I would go for that one. The grey one is a two owner car and is currently in the shop getting a knock fixed in the bottom end. Soooo almost new motor with that one, I hope. The first owner of the car is a good friend of the guy. The current owner is a contract overseas worker who never drives it anymore. Like you said though a one owner low mile almost stock car would be great. I would still spend a lot of $$ on mods later though.

Ha yes good ole gov't worker yay me.

bbm32
10-30-2013, 11:59 PM
Anpther interesting one that is close to me. Just a lot of $$
http://www.modularfords.com/threads/195409-2003-SVT-Cobra-“TERMINATOR”-–-certified-limited-edition-5729-of-8394

cobrabitn
10-31-2013, 12:04 AM
Go check out Robert's inventory. Just tell him Tony sent you.

http://www.hi-endauto.com/fords

cobrabitn
10-31-2013, 12:19 AM
Go to TerminatorCobras facebook page, there is a 55K mile car for 16K. There are other cars for sale on there, too.

bbm32
10-31-2013, 01:00 AM
Thanks man I will go to both. That helps a lot. I appreciate it a lot.

bbm32
10-31-2013, 05:49 PM
I think I saw the Cobra you was talking about. Nice looking car. Waiting to hear back from the guy.

bbm32
10-31-2013, 09:11 PM
Ok I know that most would say stay away from a high mile car. What about one with a rebuilt motor and only about 1,000 miles on it? This one is just a few hours from me and he is willing to come down on the price a little. Good looking car selling because his wife is expecting.

http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/4105855217.html

cobrabitn
10-31-2013, 10:11 PM
Wonder why the engine needed a rebuild? :scratch:

bbm32
10-31-2013, 10:40 PM
Ha I am sure it was treated badley. Guy says it smoked a little when he got it but claims it is good now. I am still looking around to see what is out there.