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Old 02-24-2008, 08:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 03' Cobra with high mileage

I have question, is it worth buying a 03' Cobra with about 90,000 miles... not to sure about the durability of the cobra engine with high mileage and any help would be appreciated.. thanks

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Old 03-30-2008, 08:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have question, is it worth buying a 03' Cobra with about 90,000 miles... not to sure about the durability of the cobra engine with high mileage and any help would be appreciated.. thanks

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for me it would all depend on the price
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Old 03-31-2008, 12:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 03' Cobra with high mileage

I would be more concerned with the condition. Its a Cobra, so its pretty obvious that its been beaten on at least a little, just gotta see how well the previous owner took care of it. Good luck.
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Old 03-31-2008, 05:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I would be more concerned with the condition. Its a Cobra, so its pretty obvious that its been beaten on at least a little, just gotta see how well the previous owner took care of it. Good luck.
thats not true thats its been beaten on.... I know of penty of cobras around here that are high in milage but well taken care of and not beaten on.... not everyone that buys a mustang beats the snot out of them
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If it's been well maintained, I wouldn't consider 90,000 anywhere near high mileage ... 205,xxx and counting on my '01 Cobra with no noticeable issues (doesn't burn or leak any oil, still has good compression and makes good power, etc.). Heck, I haven't even had to change the battery in that car yet. The '03 has an iron block and forged rods/pistons, which makes it even more durable ... but that '03 hasn't even hit its first spark plug interval yet, if it's still stock (or close to it).

My car has a lot of highway miles, so the numbers will vary here, but my front brakes first needed new pads at around 110,xxx, and my clutch & throwout bearing lasted until 189,xxx. Changed the belt/hoses at 100,xxx and 200,xxx. Regular filter changes, etc. I run full synthetic 5w30 oil and change every 5,000 miles, and the engine runs like new. Obviously, that'll vary depending on how the car's been taken care of, but the point is the 4.6L Cobra engines are quite durable.

If someone beat the snot out of the car and didn't maintain it well, maybe you've got something to worry about. If it's been driven "reasonably" and maintained well, I wouldn't be concerned about that mileage. Modifications, of course, can have an impact on reliability ...
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90k miles are nothing.even if it did get beat on a bit.just check the car over good,,make sure the fluids look good
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