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This Mustang is in poor running and driving condition with several issues of note. The front bumper does not line up with the front fenders. There are visible scratches on the right rear quarter panel. The front bumper has scratches to the underside. Need to be under the vehicle to see these. There are minor misc scratches around the vehicle. Normal for mileage and most too small to see in pics. The paint is damaged on the right front fender. The inside of the trunk is rusted most likely from a trunk seal leak. The spare tire and jack and tools are missing along with lower panel is gone and replaced with a thick piece of wood. The driver's side mirror trim is broken. The front bumper has been poorly repainted and does not line up correctly with under panels missing along with a bent radiator and a/c condenser from impact damage. The lower ground affect skirts are hanging down from the front side on both sides. There are two dings in the hood. There are dents in the right rear quarter panel, hood, and trunk lid. The driver's seat is worn and both front seats material has come unattached from the front side. The driver's inner door panel material is missing and has been glued back on the right side and is damaged. The A/C is not blowing cold and the compressor did not turn on. The A/C system is not functioning. More diagnosis necessary. The floor mats are missing. None of the dash gauges are currently working including the tachometer and speedometer. There is a wiring harness hanging under the driver's floor area. There is curb rash and corrosion on the wheels and the tires are wearing evenly with good tread depth remaining. The engine is seeping some oil from the underside. There were no drips at time of inspection. This area should be cleaned off and rechecked to verify the source of leak or leaks. The exhaust system has an audible leak. There is a clunking noise in the suspension over bumps. There is a slight knock noise at idle only. The transmission shifts hard and there is some noise from the transmission when driving. When coming to a stop, there is a pulsation coming from the brake pedal. This is typically caused by warped rotors. Please see photos and below for more info.

Vehicle Info

Year 2005
Make FORD
Model MUSTANG
Mileage 122096
Transmission Manual
VIN Number 1zvft82h755173167
Interior Leather
Interior Color Black
Body Color Blue
Engine 8 Cylinder
Drive Type Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Type Gas

Exterior

Wiper Blades
Windshield Washer
Body Alignment
The front bumper does not line up with the front fenders.
Scratches
There are visible scratches on the right rear quarter panel. The front bumper has scratches to the underside. Need to be under the vehicle to see these. There are minor misc scratches around the vehicle. Normal for mileage and most too small to see in pics.
Dings
There are two dings in the hood.
Dents
There are dents in the right rear quarter panel, hood, and trunk lid.
Paint Condition
The paint is damaged on the right front fender.
Body Seals
Rust
The inside of the trunk is rusted most likely from a trunk seal leak. The spare tire and jack and tools are missing along with lower panel is gone and replaced with a thick piece of wood.
Exterior Lights
Door Mirrors
The driver's side mirror trim is broken.
Bumpers
The front bumper has been poorly repainted and does not line up correctly with under panels missing along with a bent radiator and a/c condenser from impact damage.
Side Moldings
The lower ground affect skirts are hanging down from the front side on both sides.
Frame Damage
Glass

Interior

Steering Wheel
Horn
Cruise Control
Seat Condition
The driver's seat is worn and both front seats material has come unattached from the front side.
Seat Belts
Clock
Radio/Navigation
Inner Door Panels
The driver's inner door panel material is missing and has been glued back on the right side and is damaged.
Power Locks
Window Switches
Window Function
Center Console
Dash
Sun Visors
Dash Lights
Dash Gauges
None of the dash gauges are currently working including the tachometer and speedometer.
Air Conditioning
The A/C is not blowing cold and the compressor did not turn on. The A/C system is not functioning. More diagnosis necessary.
Heater
Rear Defroster
Carpet
Floor Mats The floor mats are missing.
Cigarette Use
Unusual Odors
Cup Holders
Headliner
Blower Motor
Interior Trim
There is a wiring harness hanging under the driver's floor area.

Mechanical

Battery Condition
Charging System
Cooling Fan Condition
Radiator Cap Sealing Properly
Hoses
Radiator The radiator is bent.
Engine Coolant
Coolant Leaks
Belts
Power Steering
Steering Fluid
Engine Oil
Engine Fluid Leaks
The engine is seeping some oil from the underside. There were no drips at time of inspection. This area should be cleaned off and rechecked to verify the source of leak or leaks.
Transmission Leaks
Brake System
Brake Fluid Leaks
Differential leaks
Muffler System
The exhaust system has an audible leak.
CV Joints and Axles
Shocks and bushings
There is a clunking noise in the suspension over bumps.
Ball Joints and Tie Rods
Key Fob

Road Test

Engine Performance
There is a slight knock noise at idle only.
Transmission performance
The transmission shifts hard and there is some noise from the transmission when driving.
Clutch Performance
Differential Performance
Wheel Bearing Performance
Braking Performance
When coming to a stop, there is a pulsation coming from the brake pedal. This is typically caused by warped rotors.
Suspension Performance
Steering Performance
Engine Starting
Computer Diagnosis/OBD2
Computer system scanned: no problems with current or pending codes. No problems with live data. It is possible for some sneaky sellers to erase codes before we arrive, in which case some issues may be hidden.

Manufacturer

Driver FrontLinglonglinglongPassenger Front
Driver RearlinglonglinglongPassenger Rear

Size

Driver Front235/55r17235/55r17Passenger Front
Driver Rear235/55r17235/55r17Passenger Rear

Tire Condition

Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Rear

Wheel Condition

Driver FrontCurb Rash, CorrosionCurb Rash, CorrosionPassenger Front
Driver RearCurb Rash, CorrosionCurb Rash, CorrosionPassenger Rear

Tire Tread

Driver Front9/329/32Passenger Front
Driver Rear9/329/32Passenger Rear
Spare Tire
Spare tireNo

Tire Tread Explanation

10/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!

(standard)

8/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!

(low profile)

5/32 to 7/32

Tires will need replacement soon!

4/32 or less

Tires need replacement!

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