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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-09-2018, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hello everyone. I found this extremely low mile Bullitt literally 5 minutes from home. It's a 2008 in the green with under 7k miles. Looks like a 1 year old car. They are asking just over 22k for it, but KBB shows the exact car with options/mileage going for mid 16s to mid 18s. Is the dealership just looking for a sucker or am I missing something here? Also, should I be overly concerned about a 10 year old car with mileage that low? It appears to be a 1 owner and obviously garage kept. Any advice or input would be greatly appreciated here. Here is the link to the car itself.

https://www.cowlesfordcommercial.com...HT82HX85191496
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-09-2018, 10:26 AM

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Nice looking Bullitt. Will the dealership negotiate any? I can see both sides of that price. If you are looking for the best bargain, this may not be it. It is a little over priced. But on the other side, if you are looking for an unmolested low mileage this may be it. 08/09 Bullitt with this low mileage are getting very rare.

As far is issue, you "hit the nail on the head". It is a 10 year old car. It appears to have OEM tires. They are getting to the point of being dangerous. I just replaced mine earlier this year. The OEM has gotten very hard and provided little traction. Also, other rubber items (ie belts) are also getting old and gets hard over time. Would need to consider fluid changes, especially the brake fluid.

If you do consider this car, rather then negotiating price with the dealership, draw up of list of items that need addressed and see if that can be included in the deal. Either way, this car will be a lot less then the price of a '19 Bullitt.
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Bullitt Price

Good luck with the BULLITT hunt!! I bought a 2009 in May (11,300 miles) . I paid a bit over Kelly Blue Book, but not much.


Keep in mind there are a lot of variables in buying a BULLITT. A lot of folks give you the "IT's ALL ORIGINAL" talk. That's fine if you buy it, never drive it, just park it and admire the purchase.


If it's all original, then it needs new tires and maybe tire pressure sensors, it needs the coolant changed, it needs an oil change, brake fluid change, air filter, cabin filter, paint work, etc. If a FORD Dealer is selling, maybe you can negotiate a few maintenance items in the price. Go over the car carefully....little things can cost big money to fix.


Whatever you pay...add another $2000 to the cost of initial ownership if the car is all original. Yes, these are collector cars if you are a BULLITT fan. Like one of our form members says.....they are old and slow.....most four bangers in 2018 have 300 plus horsepower. In my opinion, the 08/09 is the closest image of the 1968 car.



To me my BULLITT is very special and I will pay what it costs to keep it in tip top shape. Or, buy a new one for $50K.....

Good luck!!! I hope you buy/find the BULLITT

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A friend of mine bought an 18,000 mile 2008 car a few months ago for about 15,500 (from a Ford dealer). There's barely a mark on it!

I'm also the custodian of my girlfriend's 2008 HG Bullitt #3915.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-09-2018, 04:47 PM
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sounds like the dealer is using the hype for the new bullitt to bump up the price for an 08...kind of..well, you can have a bullitt for half the price if you buy this one....he should be willing to negotiate some on that price for sure. no matter the mileage, still an 11 model year old car.

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Agree with all the above posts...I really like Jack's post. But then look around at what $22K will buy new...not much. Still, in the Mustang pecking order, they are slow, old, and obsolete. Truth. So, do you just "gotta have" a Bullitt or are you looking for performance? At $22K you are inching into the territory of 5.0 cars, and if one of those has the track pack option, you'll have more power, and better brakes and suspension.

Only you can decide what you really want...
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-10-2018, 11:30 AM

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Just a reminder. Make sure the dealer replaces the old defective air bags. Both sides have been recalled and replacement parts are now available.
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Just a reminder. Make sure the dealer replaces the old defective air bags. Both sides have been recalled and replacement parts are now available.
Good point...I'm taking my car to the dealer tomorrow for the passenger side bag. Only took 'em a decade to get it together...
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-25-2018, 03:28 AM
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Factory Recalls really take some time! I finally got the Passenger Air Bag replaced today. Drivers side came in and replaced 2 years ago, but couldn't get passenger one replaced until today. At least BOTH are now good to go! My 3850 still runs and is as nice as the day I picked it up! Trying to order a 2019 Bullitt for a reasonable MSRP or better price in the Seattle area!
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-25-2018, 10:20 AM
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Updates? Did the dealership negotiate any at all?

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