Ford Mustang is an important car series for many enthusiasts, especially for those who enjoy power and looks. Regardless of its production year, the Ford Mustang is known for its charisma. There are different models of Ford Mustang, each could have unique characteristics that match our preferences. When choosing and buying Ford Mustang, we should work with the seller to gather all the details needed to identify the car. If we are truly interested, we should take the car for a test drive. Even if we love the car, we should leave it without discussing about the next step of the purchasing process and tell seller that we may contact him soon.
We should shop around to get a model that we prefer, before we purchase our Mustang. We should know about the history of the car, as well as its engine and other unique characteristics associated with models produced at specific years. Many Mustang owners are die-hard fans and any fan should be able to notice some imperfections. It may be nearly impossible to find a completely perfect Mustang, but this skill should come in handy when we plan to purchase a vintage model. If we want a Mustang model that can be used nearly each day, then a Mustang V6 may match our requirements.
If we want a model with more control, aggression and power, a Ford Mustang GT V8 may be our best option. If we want a model with plenty of stock power, Cobra Mustang should suit our needs. Before choosing a specific Mustang model, we should look at different models and whether they can match our practical requirements. This will help us to immediately narrow down our search for the right model. Each Mustang model has different price range. We could check Kelley Blue Book and NADA to know the appropriate price range for particular model and year.
It is important to identify and validate the model of Ford Mustang. We should make sure that the exterior, interior, transmission and engine details match with the Vehicle Identification Number. We could validate this by using VIN decoding tools and gather accurate reports about the car. We should also perform independent researches, because some accidents are not reported and car owners perform their own repairs. We can find the VIN number of a Ford Mustang under dash, on a stamped plate. We should also be able to obtain the engine code and it is the eight digit in the VIN. The tenth digit of the VIN is the model year.
When test driving a Ford Mustang, we should know how it reacts to turning, braking, gear shifts, RPM changes and more extreme maneuvers. We should also ask the current owner for service and repair log sheets. If there’s no log sheet, then we may need to reconsider buying the car. We should also check for turn signals, brake lights, headlights, oil level, tire pressure and others. When starting the car, listen for any noise and abnormality.