67 Fairlane 500XL. Planning on a 32 valve 4.6, 4r70w swap
I'm looking at possibly getting a 2005-2010 GT with manual transmission. I'd prefer a newer 5.0 but the cost is more than I want to spend currently. I've found decent looking cars with anywhere from 100,000 -180,000 miles in my price range. I even found a 2010 in Grabber Blue I really like. From what I've read, the 4.6 3v is a pretty reliable motor and the tr3650 is ok as long as not abused. How many miles is too many? Is the 2010 worth a couple grand more than a comparable 05-09? This is going to be a commuter/ road tripper for me and the wife. My daughter may use it from time to time until we replace the trans in her explorer.... This my desire for a manual. I don't trust the 5r55. Don't really like the 4.0 either. Advice?