How to: Buy a Mustang – Spot rust on a Classis Mustang

Posted by admin | Spot RUST | Wednesday 2:45 pm

Common Rust on Classic Mustangs

fender-rust-015R-U-S-T is definitely a four letter word when looking at classic Mustangs for sale. It's a cancer that affects almost every vintage car to some extent, is very expensive to fix and sometimes hard to spot. Underestimating the cost and amount of rust is a common newbie mistake, but also can catch seasoned enthusiasts. It can turn a cheap Mustang project car into a money pit quicker then you can whip out your checkbook. It's almost always to your advantage to opt for the more expensive car without rust then the bargain car in need of severe rust repair. (more...)

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How To: Buy a Mustang – Getting your new prize home

Posted by admin | How to: Buy a Mustang,Transporting your Mustang | Monday 11:15 pm

Options on transporting your new purchase

Finding a way to get your prized new Mustang home might seem like the last step, but it really needs to be one of your first considerations. Transporting a vehicle can be expensive and time consuming so you need to understand your options early and factor in the costs when looking at Mustangs for sale.

Driving it home

If your new Mustang is in good shape you might consider driving it home. This of course won't work if it's an ultra high dollar or low mileage car that you don't want to put extra miles on. Likewise if it's a project Mustang with questionable mechanics you probably don't want to run the risk of being stranded in your journey or causing further damage to a worn out engine. Time is another factor. Depending on your situation (more...)

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How To: Buy a Mustang – The Test Drive

Posted by admin | How to: Buy a Mustang,Test Drive & Inspection | Monday 8:06 pm

Inspection & Test Drive

Buying a Mustang, or any car totally sight unseen is always going to be a risk. If at all possible you should make the effort to inspect it before buying. But when it's located half way across the country it may not make sense to spend the time or money to travel and see it first hand. If so there are still resources at your disposal to have the car checked out. (more...)

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How To: Buy a Mustang – Documentation

Posted by admin | Documentation,How to: Buy a Mustang | Friday 4:39 pm

Get Photos & Video

If all goes well with your initial emails and phone call(s) then ask the seller to send you backup documentation. If you found the car on eBay then the auction probably already showed some photos. But I can almost guarantee you that they weren't detailed enough. Most sellers take a few overall shots and then maybe a pic or two of the engine and interior. Ask for more. With digital cameras and email it doesn't cost the seller anything more than 30 minutes to snap a ton of photos. If you can get a video that's even better. Either way, when looking at Mustangs for sale ask for the following shots: (more...)

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How to: Buy a Mustang – Talking to the Seller

Posted by admin | Contacting the Seller,How to: Buy a Mustang | Tuesday 8:36 am

Contact the Seller

When buying a Mustang online it’s natural to communicate with the seller via email. There’s nothing wrong with email and you should use it as your initial tool to get basic info on the car. But then take the communication to the next level and get on the phone.

Emails can give you all the facts about the car, but say little about the seller. Having even a single phone conversation will speak volumes about what kind of person you’re dealing with. Do they hesitate when answering your questions? Do they redirect the conversation away from potential problems? Do they seem knowledgeable about the car? Pay attention not only to what the seller says, but how he says it. If something sounds strange or inconsistent (more...)

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