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Old 7/19/17, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by FromZto5 View Post
^ Tony - my advice, pay off your truck first. For that matter, don't get another car until you save enough to pay that off in cash too. Loans are never good. If you're getting a loan, you're not ready to buy a car And if you must do it, why not just put the money from the Roush right into the principal of the Shelby? Then on top of that, make double payments? The interest you gain in checking has got to be lower than interest of the Shelby, right?
I'm not going to have 2 payments. I can't swing that. Plus, I wouldn't want to.
I'm going to see if they will buy my car for what I want.
Pay off my truck, put a good amount down on the GT500 and put thousands into the checking account ready for double payments. lol
All planned out bro.
*******It ONLY HAPPENS if they buy my car from me and for what I am asking for it. Otherwise, no deal.

(First, I am asking about the car and it is indeed a clean car with clean Carfax and all. My friend Nick over on the other Mustang forum offered to help me out by giving him the VIN. He runs/or owns a Ford dealership. Wicked cool of him to offer and help out without me even asking. He ran it for me last night and it came up clean. The car was originally ordered as a CPO car. After all that, I will add my trade into the mix.)
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Old 7/19/17, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Stage_3 View Post
I'm not going to have 2 payments. I can't swing that. Plus, I wouldn't want to.
I'm going to see if they will buy my car for what I want.
Pay off my truck, put a good amount down on the GT500 and put thousands into the checking account ready for double payments. lol
All planned out bro.
*******It ONLY HAPPENS if they buy my car from me and for what I am asking for it. Otherwise, no deal.

(First, I am asking about the car and it is indeed a clean car with clean Carfax and all. My friend Nick over on the other Mustang forum offered to help me out by giving him the VIN. He runs/or owns a Ford dealership. Wicked cool of him to offer and help out without me even asking. He ran it for me last night and it came up clean. The car was originally ordered as a CPO car. After all that, I will add my trade into the mix.)
Sounds good Tony - you know your situation best. I think I've echoed my sentiments on loans before... I just don't like em. At least for me, if I can't buy a car outright, then I'm not ready to buy a car. I don't apply that rule to houses though, so what do I know... lol.

That being said - I'm excited for you though. Show me pics of this said Shelby!!!!
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Old 7/19/17, 08:45 PM
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CPO = Certified Pre-Owned?
A car can't be "originally ordered" as a CPO car, since it comes new, not pre-owned, from the manufacturer.
However, it may come up now as a CPO car on the OASIS system when the VIN is run, since it's a used car.
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Old 7/20/17, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by FromZto5 View Post
Sounds good Tony - you know your situation best. I think I've echoed my sentiments on loans before... I just don't like em. At least for me, if I can't buy a car outright, then I'm not ready to buy a car. I don't apply that rule to houses though, so what do I know... lol.

That being said - I'm excited for you though. Show me pics of this said Shelby!!!!
Who has 60k to pay outright for a car?!?! I know I don't! lol
All I will say it that it's pretty nasty! 2014 Ruby Red, 3,700 miles, completely stock, super clean undercarriage, and no dents, dings or scratches on the car.
I'll still have a payment, but if it works out the way I want it to, it will be very easy for me to pay it off soon. "IF" this even happens.

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CPO = Certified Pre-Owned?
A car can't be "originally ordered" as a CPO car, since it comes new, not pre-owned, from the manufacturer.
However, it may come up now as a CPO car on the OASIS system when the VIN is run, since it's a used car.
It's a CPO, Central Processing Order. The dealership ordered it that way and paid extra for it to be certified when they bought it. Nick told me this through PM on svtperformance. He ran the VIN for me before the dealership could get it to me because they were closed that day. (They are closed on Sundays and Mondays. I inquired about the car on a Monday.) Nick says it's a clean car and it's been in North Carolina it's car life. I had the selling dealership send me the Carfax and it all adds up okay.
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Old 7/20/17, 02:32 PM
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Shi*'s getting real on the GT500 though. lol
I got them to come off the sticker price 2k and I want some more off. The old man wants to sell it. It scares him, according to the dealership anyways. lol

I just brought up my car into the mix and see what happens then.
****There is no sale if I can't have them buy my car for what I am asking for it. Deal or no deal. LOL
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Old 7/20/17, 03:07 PM
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Who has 60k to pay outright for a car?!?! I know I don't! lol
All I will say it that it's pretty nasty! 2014 Ruby Red, 3,700 miles, completely stock, super clean undercarriage, and no dents, dings or scratches on the car.
I'll still have a payment, but if it works out the way I want it to, it will be very easy for me to pay it off soon. "IF" this even happens.


It's a CPO, Central Processing Order. The dealership ordered it that way and paid extra for it to be certified when they bought it. Nick told me this through PM on svtperformance. He ran the VIN for me before the dealership could get it to me because they were closed that day. (They are closed on Sundays and Mondays. I inquired about the car on a Monday.) Nick says it's a clean car and it's been in North Carolina it's car life. I had the selling dealership send me the Carfax and it all adds up okay.
I was a Ford Service writer for almost 10 years, never heard of a Central Processing Order.
CPO stands for Certified Pre-Owned.

http://m.ford.com/certified-used/ind...170720210544:s

Tony, feel free to message me the VIN, I'd love to look at it myself
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Old 7/20/17, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Gabe View Post
I was a Ford Service writer for almost 10 years, never heard of a Central Processing Order.
CPO stands for Certified Pre-Owned.
http://m.ford.com/certified-used/ind...170720210544:s
Tony, feel free to message me the VIN, I'd love to look at it myself
Let me double check my PM's with Nick. Maybe I misunderstood what he wrote.
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Old 7/20/17, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Gabe View Post
I was a Ford Service writer for almost 10 years, never heard of a Central Processing Order.
CPO stands for Certified Pre-Owned.
http://m.ford.com/certified-used/ind...170720210544:s

Tony, feel free to message me the VIN, I'd love to look at it myself
You're ABSOLUTELY right Gabe. My bad, I totally screwed that up. I apologize.

I thought the dealership was considered the original owner because of the CPO, which I totally misunderstood from the start. i reread Nick's PM again just now.)
I'm going to pass on this car. It is super clean in and out, but the fact that it had previous owners is bothersome to me and I don't have a good feeling about it. (always go with your gut, right?)
Maybe that's why the owner was so quick to drop the price 2k? Just to get rid of it? It's all kind of coming together now.
See,......sometimes it helps to have outsiders look at this stuff as well. Thanks Gabe.

**Although it NEVER had any issues reported on the Carfax, it still bothers me that there were 3 previous owners on the car. Maybe there isn't anything wrong with it, but I'm not going to take any chances and trade in a perfectly fine car for a car that "may" be troublesome down the line.

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Old 7/20/17, 04:30 PM
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If anyone is interested,......................

https://www.streetsideclassics.com/v...-mustang-gt500

I was working with Zegin Braun. He was quick replying with the emails, but very short. If anyone is interested, let me know and I'll pass along his info.
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Old 7/20/17, 05:46 PM
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If anyone is interested,......................

https://www.streetsideclassics.com/v...-mustang-gt500

I was working with Zegin Braun. He was quick replying with the emails, but very short. If anyone is interested, let me know and I'll pass along his info.
Glad I insisted. You're welcome

And by the way, $56k is too much for that car.
2014's should be low 50's these days, for a good deal.
2013's low 40's
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Old 7/20/17, 06:13 PM
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Glad I insisted. You're welcome

And by the way, $56k is too much for that car.
2014's should be low 50's these days, for a good deal.
2013's low 40's
Yeah, thanks for that Gabe.

I got them down 2k, and wanted them to go down lower, but they had to get back to me. I think I'm going to pass on it anyways. I don't want to be the 4th owner. There may be nothing wrong with the car, but I'm going with my gut.
As I posted above, the last owner only had it for 100 miles and was an older man. They said the car scared him and he traded it in. May be true, may not be. If I were going to be the third owner, I would consider it more so.
Oh well, everything happens for a reason.
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Old 7/20/17, 06:39 PM
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Yeah, plus really there's no reason to be looking at cars that far. You risk getting a flood car.
Plus, there's lots of people babying their Mustangs up around here, you should be able to get what you want up here.
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Old 7/21/17, 02:15 PM
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Yeah, plus really there's no reason to be looking at cars that far. You risk getting a flood car.
Plus, there's lots of people babying their Mustangs up around here, you should be able to get what you want up here.
I looked but there are not any that I can find.
I did find one in Fitchburg, (I think it was), but it had more miles than I wanted on it. (Over 10K. Plus, there was a sticker on the back window of some mod shop in MA, so the car was "probably" not stock. No thanks on that. Could be opening up a new can of worms.)
I'm in no rush. I want to make sure I buy the perfect one, "if" I find it. If not, I'll have the truck paid off before the new GT500 comes out, so I may look into that as well.
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Old 7/21/17, 03:06 PM
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In my continued quest for OBD readiness, just installed spacers on the rear O2 sensors.
We'll see if they help at all.
Hoping to take the car out on a cruise with the wife later today.




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Old 7/21/17, 04:12 PM
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In my continued quest for OBD readiness, just installed spacers on the rear O2 sensors.
We'll see if they help at all.
Hoping to take the car out on a cruise with the wife later today.
Good luck bro! I hope that's it.

(I know this sound silly, but did you try disconnecting the battery to reset after trying these different scenarios? That may help as well.)
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Old 7/21/17, 04:29 PM
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Good luck bro! I hope that's it.

(I know this sound silly, but did you try disconnecting the battery to reset after trying these different scenarios? That may help as well.)
Thanks and no, since whenever a tune is loaded, it resets everything
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Old 7/21/17, 05:22 PM
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Yeah, plus really there's no reason to be looking at cars that far. You risk getting a flood car.
Plus, there's lots of people babying their Mustangs up around here, you should be able to get what you want up here.
Gabe, would flood damage show up on the carfax? I'm thinking about getting a used car in the next 6-12 months.
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Old 7/21/17, 06:23 PM
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Gabe, would flood damage show up on the carfax? I'm thinking about getting a used car in the next 6-12 months.
Only stuff that shows up on a Carfax is what's actually reported.
If any accident or other damage gets fixed "under the radar" or by the owner, it usually doesn't show up
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Old 7/21/17, 07:56 PM
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I bolted on a strut tower brace. Maybe it's just my imagination, but I'm convinced it feels tighter, more responsive in corners. Makes me happy.
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Old 7/22/17, 02:30 PM
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Well boys and girls,..........I just "acquired" about a GORGEOUS, low mileage, super clean, Ruby Red with white stripes GT500.
It's stupid gorgeous and has only 3,700 miles. (Not sure about the Carfax or 1 owner part yet. I sent in an email about 1o minuted ago with a bunch of questions. They are closed on Sundays and Mondays.)
Right now, it's just an "inquiry". So we shall see what happens.
Everything happens for a reason, so if it works out, GREAT. If not, I still have a killer car and it wasn't meant to be.
So, it seems they "may" have sold the car today anyways. I knew it wasn't going to last long, but the 3 previous owner thing bothers me. I would be owner #4.
Here is the email from today, not too long ago actually.
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