Someone mind helping me find a good 5.0? :D
Forums at Modded Mustangs
Home Register FAQ Members List Calendar Timeslips Blogs Garage Gallery Auto Loans Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow


Go Back   Forums at Modded Mustangs > Mustang Forums > 5.0 Mustangs

ModdedMustangs.com is the premier Ford Mustang Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old January 31st, 2013, 10:05 PM   #1
Newbie
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 18
MustangsGetYouHead is on a distinguished road
iTrader: 0 reviews
Default

Someone mind helping me find a good 5.0? :D


Sorry if is the wrong section, not allowed to post in the "WTB" Section

Well for those of you who seen me a few months prior, today I have $2500 to spend on my very first car, which I choose to be a 87-93 mustang!

So I'm hoping someone can help me find a decent one (it doesn't have to be quality, get me from A-B.) I can save money to upgrade and make it quality later on

I have my heart set on a mustang and don't really want anything else haha..

I'm located in Bay area, California. I'm looking for an 87-93 mustang GT or LX (No coupe or drop-top please!) that is an automatic with minor to no mechanical problems. If you are local to me or know where I can find one (Looked on craigslist already, got a couple in mind) but still would like to see more!

Greatly appreciated, thanks!
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old February 1st, 2013, 04:54 PM   #2
Regular
 
demolitionman's Avatar
 
1988 My Way
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 471
demolitionman will become famous soon enough
iTrader: 2 reviews
Default

Someone mind helping me find a good 5.0? :D


Hey man - nice choice as a fox for your first car. Honestly half the fun is finding the car yourself. The best advice I can give you is to read this thread http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...x-mustang.html but I wouldn't reccomend hanging around that forum over this one though.


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
__________________
1988 LX AOD - Cobra Clone Body - TFS TW Heads - TFS Stage 1 Cam - FRS 4:10 Gears - Mass Air 24lb Inj - 93 Cobra Intake Ported 1" Spacer - BBK 70mm TB - Steeda Pulleys - Racing Pistons - BBK Cold Fender Air - Flowmaster 40s-
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 1st, 2013, 07:59 PM   #3
Newbie
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 18
MustangsGetYouHead is on a distinguished road
iTrader: 0 reviews
Default

Originally Posted by demolitionman View Post
Hey man - nice choice as a fox for your first car. Honestly half the fun is finding the car yourself. The best advice I can give you is to read this thread What to look for when buying an used Fox Mustang - Ford Mustang Forums but I wouldn't reccomend hanging around that forum over this one though.


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App

Thanks, I'll definitely take a look at that

It may be fun, It's actually becoming stressful as I can't find one in my budget that suits my needs, or isn't a extreme clunker :L
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 1st, 2013, 09:43 PM   #4
Newbie
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 4
viciousone is on a distinguished road
iTrader: 0 reviews
Default

MGYH Good choice in first car! Craigslist shopping 3x a day in would be a good idea. You will have to search not just the SF Bay section but SoCal too. BTW notch/coupes are sweet but nice ones are always high dollar...As for GT or LX...LX IMO. Good luck in your search!
__________________
vIcIoUsOnE


-90 Ford Mustang Notch 5.0
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 2nd, 2013, 04:40 PM   #5
Regular
 
demolitionman's Avatar
 
1988 My Way
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 471
demolitionman will become famous soon enough
iTrader: 2 reviews
Default

Someone mind helping me find a good 5.0? :D


Originally Posted by viciousone View Post
MGYH Good choice in first car! Craigslist shopping 3x a day in would be a good idea. You will have to search not just the SF Bay section but SoCal too. BTW notch/coupes are sweet but nice ones are always high dollar...As for GT or LX...LX IMO. Good luck in your search!
#1 on Craigslist just be patient and keep looking


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
__________________
1988 LX AOD - Cobra Clone Body - TFS TW Heads - TFS Stage 1 Cam - FRS 4:10 Gears - Mass Air 24lb Inj - 93 Cobra Intake Ported 1" Spacer - BBK 70mm TB - Steeda Pulleys - Racing Pistons - BBK Cold Fender Air - Flowmaster 40s-
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 2nd, 2013, 04:45 PM   #6
PhD in Procrastinology
 
1BDSTNG's Avatar
 
1991 GT 347CID &'14 GT/CS
1d 7h 43m 18.63s @.7
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 4,186
1BDSTNG is a name known to all1BDSTNG is a name known to all1BDSTNG is a name known to all1BDSTNG is a name known to all1BDSTNG is a name known to all1BDSTNG is a name known to all
iTrader: 0 reviews
Default

Originally Posted by viciousone View Post
Craigslist shopping 3x a day in would be a good idea.
3 times a day!?!?!?!?!?
Why so little?
__________________

1991 GT- 347ci taking all of my money
1992 LX- 4cyl DD
2014 GT/CS
Originally Posted by TheUNZippee! View Post
Just follow all the plumbing and look for wet/moist spots.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 2nd, 2013, 04:52 PM   #7
Regular
 
8850d's Avatar
 
1988 mustang 5.0
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: California
Posts: 113
8850d is on a distinguished road
iTrader: 0 reviews
Default

I can put in some info on this just went throu it about 3 years ago i had 3500 to spend on one I am in sacramento CA I looked everyday for 4 months and looked at dozens of them from redding to san jose reno to san fran I couldnt find anything then out the blue like i said months later i found one a original owner BONE stock 165k miles for 2500 OBO i got it for 2K it just needed a water pump thermostat and front wheel bearing and the Ac blew cold it was living hell looking at all the mustangs i did that where used and abused parts missing stuff not working I know youre pain as i went through it also just keep looking be patient and dont buy the first one you see and end up with a lemon ill keepo my eyes open adn let you know if i find anything I seen a few nice ones that where auto ( AOD ) tranny but myself it was harder i only do five speeds there are WAY more auto;s out there for sale also LOOK like 20-30 times a day remeber when there posted people are calling as soon as they are posted there are always many many people looking for stangs one i looked at the guy had me and another guy going at same time it eneded up being a bidding war and i walked away stay on CL and stay looking if you are calling atleast 3 more are and all ready have
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 2nd, 2013, 04:53 PM   #8
Enthusiast
 
shamrock81887's Avatar
 
1993 Mustang GT
Slower than you
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: KY
Posts: 841
shamrock81887 is on a distinguished road
iTrader: 0 reviews
Default

Originally Posted by 1BDSTNG View Post
3 times a day!?!?!?!?!?
Why so little?
Haha thats what I'm sayin, I'm not even looking for one and i check 3 times every couple hours.
__________________


93 GT Black/Black
Stock 5.0 under 100k
5 speed 3.08's
Eibach pro kit
Maximum Motorsports PHB
Weight Jacker LCA's
Strut Tower Brace
Functional Cervini's Ram Air Hood
Toyo Proxes 4 tires
Mach 1 Upholstery (Still waiting to be installed)
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 2nd, 2013, 05:02 PM   #9
Enthusiast
 
shamrock81887's Avatar
 
1993 Mustang GT
Slower than you
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: KY
Posts: 841
shamrock81887 is on a distinguished road
iTrader: 0 reviews
Default

I found mine in a thrifty nickel mag or one of those auto trader books you get for free at the gas station. Mine was right under my nose the whole time, probably ten minutes from my house lol. I had very specific criteria for mine, it had to be a gt, black on black, low miles, 5 speed. Found it advertised for 5500. I offered the guy 4,000 he declined so i offered 4500 and he took it.
__________________


93 GT Black/Black
Stock 5.0 under 100k
5 speed 3.08's
Eibach pro kit
Maximum Motorsports PHB
Weight Jacker LCA's
Strut Tower Brace
Functional Cervini's Ram Air Hood
Toyo Proxes 4 tires
Mach 1 Upholstery (Still waiting to be installed)
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 2nd, 2013, 06:32 PM   #10
Regular
 
1986 ford mustang gt 351w
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Central IL
Posts: 314
86gt351w is on a distinguished road
iTrader: 0 reviews
Default

87-93? C'mon what about the 4 eyes?!?
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Forums at Modded Mustangs forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:17 AM.
Modded Mustangs is ©2005-2008, All Rights Reserved, And is Not Affiliated with Ford Motor Company.
Forum is powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Ent. Ltd. & SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2 ©2009, Crawlability, Inc.

powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Ent. Ltd.