Friday, July 11, 2014

Picking out the Dream ‘Stang at Lots of Used Cars in Indianapolis, IN

Go around and ask people to name five American-made cars they would like to own. Chances are, the Ford Mustang will be somewhere on their list. Kristian Grimsland, associate editor of Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords magazine, writes:

"With sportiness, affordability, style, and power, Mustangs have been a hit since they were introduced in 1964.

Ford did a fantastic job creating a versatile 2+2 sports car that has become an American icon. People young and old aspire to own a Mustang, and finally it's your turn to buy one.

But before you lay down the cash, you'll need to know where to start and what to look for before making that very first purchase."

The prospect of driving home one of the enduring symbols of American automotive engineering will not be lost on Hoosier drivers, who love to burn rubber in open but safe conditions in Indianapolis. Every year, the Racing Capital of the World hosts the "Race to Indy" Mustang & All-Ford Car Show & Swap Meet, and Indiana has a number of Mustang owner community groups. If you want to invest in a Mustang and celebrate its 50 years of proud history, sellers of used cars in Indianapolis like Xtreme Motors are willing to help you.

To do your part, make a self-assessment of your needs for the vehicle. Grimsland says picking the car for daily use, fix-ups, or turning it into a show car will determine the amount of money you will have to spend after closing the deal on a base platform. The expenses include insurance, tech support, and any aftermarket parts you want to install.

The Mustang may have had five generations of redesigns, but the final model you choose is worth researching, even if a bunch of them are on your preferred used-car dealership’s listings. According to Grimsland, the S197 Mustangs, which were released from 2005 to 2014, have a stable suspension and rigid chassis, plus easy options to upgrade its performance and interior. Ask your dealer if they can inform you about any Fox-bodies (1979-1993) or SN-95 ‘Stangs (1994-2004) that come in– both generations have good aftermarket support if you know where to look.

Due diligence is needed in buying a used car for sale in Indianapolis like a Mustang. Consult your dealer about its maintenance records; remember that the VIN must be accurate. Don’t be afraid to take the unit for a test drive and negotiate your financing options as soon as possible.

The ‘Stang exudes raw power and grace, especially when you find one at a used-car place like Xtreme Motors. Take care of the car and it will take care of you.

(Source: How to Buy Your First Ford Mustang, Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords, 1 March 2013)

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