It was an exhausting three-month adventure looking for my next Mustang but in the end I threw up the white flag and purchased a 2009 Mustang GT coupe in Vapor Silver with only 1900 miles on the clock. First off I want to say that you never end up with the car you originally start out looking for and that is what happend to me. In the begining I searched and searched all over the country for a low mileage decently priced anniversary edition 2003 SVT Cobra convertible to no avail and when news came out about the 2011 Mustang GT with the 412 horsepower 5.0 my focus quickly switched to a different model year for various reasons.
Ever since rumors of the 5.0-liter engine returning surfaced last year I was giddy thinking about how and when I was going to purchase one. When the news came down officially in December I changed course for my next Mustang purchase to a Mustang to hold me over till later in 2010 when the 2011 Mustang GT’s would come out. This brought me to start searching for a low-mileage 2008-09 Mustang GT coupe in certain colors, one of them was Vapor Silver. I came across a 2009 Mustang GT coupe locally in late December but the price was more than I wanted to pay and haggling with the dealer over the price got me nowhere so I just waited them out. Just as I was going to write the car off the price came down to a range I was willing to pay. In the end I came away with a bare bones 2009 Mustang GT coupe with 1900 miles for $21,000. The GT came with a 5-speed manual trans, cloth interior and 17-inch wheels.
So far nothing has been planed out but my wish list includes purchasing some OEM leather seat covers, upgrade the wheels to 18-inch chrome or Black bullitt wheels and add an aftermarket DVD navigation unit.
Below I have included photos from the dealership, I will take some of my own when the weather clears up here in Texas.