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Old 02-27-2002, 09:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 94 GT with 137000 Miles

Heres the scoop I am actually able to get one of the cars ive wanted for a while but coudlnt afford.

94 GT convertible fully loaded stick.

Just a really nice looking car with a few mods but mostly appearence.

The thing that concerns me is it has 137000 miles on it which is huge..... for that year

I emailed the owner and he went on to say he never drovbe it hard(Like he would admit it. LOL) and they were almsot all highway miles.

THat is just a hgue amount of miles and i dont knwo if its wroth me gettign it jsut because of that?

How exactly does highway miles mess with you car compared to city.

I imagine the tranny gets alot let use as the clutch....

Does the engine really get hurt that much by using it for long distance?

Any thoughts would be great thanks.
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Old 02-27-2002, 09:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How much is he asking for it?
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Old 02-27-2002, 10:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Lightbulb High Mileage

Actually, that averages out to around 17,000 miles per year which isn't that far off the average.

Highway miles are 'good miles'.

Heres why: The engine is brought and held to operating temperature on the highway (it takes almost 10 miles of driving to totally warm the engine) and this lets all the internal parts of the engine and the transmission and differential warm up and operate easily. It also evaporates all the accumulated moisture in the engine and exhaust system...good for both.

Obviously, the transmission isn't shifted much on the highway so the clutch isn't used either and the driveline isn't stressed by constant stops and starts, as in town driving. Brakes get a real rest, although they have be used at higher speeds, but only once in awhile.

The engine operates at a nice, steady, fairly low RPM (2000 or so) and nothing gets stressed. Even suspension and tires are better off as they don't have to hit all the potholes that cause problems and the shocks and springs don't work half as hard.

I think you can see why highway miles are a lot better than 'normal' miles.

If the oil was changed regularly and the car was maintained decently 137,000 is high but certainly not terminal mileage for a 5.0.
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Old 02-27-2002, 10:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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he wants 8000 for it but im thinking he will take around 7k

has flowmaster exhuast and clear tail and head lights and a pretty nice sound system
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