Project or Stock?

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Asked by Dec 17, 2017 at 10:11 PM about the Ford Mustang

Question type: Car Customization

Should my first car be a project (salvage with certain amount of damage) or a stock car? Gas isn't really an issue at this point so both options aren't really limited to that.

Note: The car of choice is a Mustang V6 as I love the underdogs. :)

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134,935

Only you can decide that. You know your mechanical skills and budget.

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do yourself a favor buy a car with a good body and frame , and go from there less headache , take some friendly advise do not buy a car from the salvage yard . there junk , most yards won't sell cars once there in the yard and title work it is a big pain in the neck .

134,935

If you really want a project buy a good car with a bad engine and a clean title on Craig's List.

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I'll look into this. I'm leaning more towards the project car as I do want somewhat of a show car. My friend has a 1986.5 Scirroco and that's his show car/project car and it makes me want a project car. But at the same time, I like my stock cars. I am a female, mind you, so I will make one decision then 5 minutes later change my mind. Hence why I asked.

134,935

Do want custom mechanicals or just cosmetics?

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Custom. The car would be a fun street car, per se.

134,935

There is little reason to hot rod a V6. If you want to go fast start with a V8.

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Well, there is that. But the V6 has always been the car I (personally) would want to show off first. My mindset is quite odd, might I say.

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I'm with a few others here. Buy something with a blown engine and/or transmission with a clear title. The body and interior should be decent. Not perfect, but basically usable as is. Also remember that as you get older your priorities change. Getting married, having kids, having a career, going back to school to advance in your career, and all the bills that go with just "life" tend to put a project car on the back burner. Then one day you wake up and 30 years have passed and you have a half built, possibly rusted out, car sitting in the garage or driveway that "someday" will be finished. Unfortunately, more often than not, "someday" never comes. So get something that you can easily build, drive, and enjoy. Before other things start coming first. HTH. -Jim

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134,935

Good point Jim. Unless you have tools, experience, time, energy and MONEY your project may never hit the road. Buy a driver!

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