Keep or Sell

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    I've had my 96 v6 since last October and when I bought it the odometer was broke at 186000, assumming that thats about the same as what it actually was when I bought it, it probably has about 200,000 on it now. I do plan on buying a foxbody either this summer or next tax season(depending on if i get a second job), so I'm not concerned on needin transportation yet. What I was wondering however though is should I keep the 96 as my second car..as I plan to put a new motor in the foxbody or should I sell it for parts or just sell it in general, and get myself another 2nd car.
     
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    I say you keep it. You already have it for when you start fixing the fox so thers no reason to buy another 2nd car.
     
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    True but how much longer do you think I have on the engine seeing as I'm in the 200,000s?
     
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    True but how much longer do you think I have on the engine seeing as I'm in the 200,000s?
     
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    well as long as you keep the regular maintanance up, it should be fine..then when it brakes down..sell it for parts and with that money get a new 2nd car..win win situation.
     
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    as long as it is maintained, it should last a good long while...I know a few guys with well over 200k on their 3.8s, and one with over 500k on his original unopened engine.
     
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    Well the car was pretty abused wen I bought it so idk how much i can really do for it. It had like 1 year old oil in it, it was the worst oil i've ever seen so black and stink and THICK. It also had a bad thermostat which caused it to run really high in temp. thank God for the fan, and i took the bad thermostat out for a week before replacing it so it was running on really low temp. Basically this car's been thru alot and im sure it will last another year, but I plan on going on a few road trips this summer and idk how well this car is gonna last on these crappy South Carolina roads.
     
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    seriously how much do I stand to make selling parts off of a v6 that has no modded parts that I know of.
     
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    seriously how much do I stand to make selling parts off of a v6 that has no modded parts that I know of.
     
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    well just exactly what condition is the body in??? im sure you can make a couple bucks off the body parts, interior, some engine parts etc...well before you go on a roud trip, make sure everythign on the car is in decent shape and it wont over heat on you..you'll be surprised how much money you can make of just parts for a mustang..some of those parts can go on GT's..same body style only difference is the engine
     
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    The body is in great condition except the drivers seat and the carpet..needs some paint but its good
     
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    what kind of a 2nd car do you have in mind?
     
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    either a small gas saver or a truck seeing as I plan on working on a foxbody and will need something to move the parts and stuff around
     
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    i would go with the truck, but at this point..im sure youll make more money of the parts then selling the stang as whole considering all the miles it has on it
     
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