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Cheapo Mystique-o
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Re: So I just bought a '95 Mystique.. new
#405874 (Re: Russell-3L) 09/16/03 02:37 AM

Originally posted by Russell:
is it ATX or MTX?




ATX!

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1995 Mercury Mystique - The $280 Wondercar. Sold for $96.
1996 Toyota Camry LE - At least it ran.
1988 Ford Bronco Custom - Chock full of get-up-and-slow.
1996 Taurus Wagon LX - In loving memory. *sniff*

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SKWAT
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Loc: Northern Virginia
Re: So I just bought a '95 Mystique.. new
#405878 (Re: Cheapo Mystique-o) 09/16/03 02:42 AM

Originally posted by Cheapo Mystique-o:
Originally posted by Russell:
is it ATX or MTX?




ATX!




Mystiques are ATX only, the only negative side.

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Mystique LS

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PranQster
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Reged: 05/08/02
Posts: 606
Loc: Among the redwoods, north of the wine...
Re: So I just bought a '95 Mystique.. new
#405879 (Re: PeppermintPatty) 09/16/03 02:43 AM

Whether it runs well or not, there's at least $280 worth in parts on that car... Also, it looks as though the antenna is broken... if it is a power antenna (which a Mystique LS should have) it looks to be stuck part-way up, if not a power antenna, it looks like it snapped.

The only repair work my 95 mystique has been in the shop for is the water pump job (not really repair since I replaced it when the original was still good, thanks to these forums). Everything else has been routine maintenance or broken plastic (cupholders, grrr!). Strange about the model being called Young America Edition, but does not seem to have all the trim. One other thing I noticed is the engine dress cover is a different shape than on my Mystique and has the Duratec name on it... mine is an very early model, made July 1994, and my engine cover is plain plastic and my intake manifold has the engine badge with Ford logo and "24 VALVE DOHC".
I wonder if the engine pictured actually came from a newer Contique? Or did Ford change engine dress covers in '95 models, or did the previous owner replace their dress cover?
If the original owner kept the engine that clean for 140k miles, it may well be that they swapped some parts around... possibly even Young America Edition leather seats?

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'95 'stiqueLS 2.5L ATX
S&B / CTA intake
KEM Mag-Plus wires
1/4" TH fix
Homemade heat shield
Xenon bulbs
Fog light rewire
ATX cooler
Flowmaster 942042
Blacked-out pseudo-chrome

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rmcd79
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Reged: 08/10/01
Posts: 227
Loc: Ames, Ia
Re: So I just bought a '95 Mystique.. new
#406084 (Re: SKWAT) 09/16/03 12:48 PM

Really? Mystiques only come with ATX, weird.

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Ryan

'99 T-Red SVT, KKM, Borla, 1387 of 2760
'92 T-Red F-150 Flareside 4.9, 5 spd
'94 Geo Prizm, it was cheap

Edited by rmcd79 (09/16/03 12:50 PM)

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Niss
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Reged: 09/11/03
Posts: 101
Loc: Florida
Re: So I just bought a '95 Mystique.. new
#406101 (Re: SKWAT) 09/16/03 01:20 PM

Originally posted by SKWAT:
Mystiques are ATX only, the only negative side.




I agree, i've never seen a MTX Mystique, but when I checked my car's book value on KBB, check out the picture they had on there... what gives?



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~~~ 99 Contour SE ATX 2.0 ~~~
~~~ 98 Mystique GS ATX 2.0 ~~~
~~~ 94 Civic DX HB MTX 1.5 ~~~
~~~ 91 Toyota MR2 MTX 2.2 ~~~

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contour_phoenix_when
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Reged: 02/21/01
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Loc: brooklyn,ny,usa
Re: So I just bought a '95 Mystique.. new
#406121 (Re: Niss) 09/16/03 01:53 PM

well what country was this car sold in? Only here in the states of the transmissions sold ATXs out numbers MTXs. In other countries of the transmissions sold MTXs out numbers ATXs

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rmcd79
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Reged: 08/10/01
Posts: 227
Loc: Ames, Ia
Re: So I just bought a '95 Mystique.. new
#406139 (Re: contour_phoenix_when) 09/16/03 02:31 PM

ok, nobody saw my joke, MTX Mystiques are and always have been available in the US, check my sig, the car was made in KC and bought in Iowa. They were rarer than the average contique sure but they do exsist, in fact the dealership I bought mine at got another one less than a month after i got mine.

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Ryan

'99 T-Red SVT, KKM, Borla, 1387 of 2760
'92 T-Red F-150 Flareside 4.9, 5 spd
'94 Geo Prizm, it was cheap

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A2Steve
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Reged: 03/27/01
Posts: 146
Loc: Detroit, MI
Re: So I just bought a '95 Mystique.. new
#406241 (Re: Y2KGreenSE) 09/16/03 04:08 PM

Originally posted by 2000GreenTour:
I believe the "Young America" Mystiques came with spoiler and sunroofs as part of that package.



Nope, my YA Mystique had a spoiler put on later, I found the install sticker in the trunk.

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'00 CSVT #570 - 3L hybrid
'95 Mystique - 2001 3L

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Y2KGreenSE
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Reged: 06/06/00
Posts: 2580
Loc: DuPage Co. IL
Re: So I just bought a '95 Mystique.. new
#406456 (Re: rmcd79) 09/16/03 08:18 PM

Originally posted by rmcd79:
Really? Mystiques only come with ATX, weird.




Totally false, MTX was standard in all Mystiques. Dealers orderd 99% ATX, however, so they are rare.

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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 SE, Code Red. '00 Tropic Green Ford Escort SE [Contour's little cousin]

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Y2KGreenSE
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Loc: DuPage Co. IL
Re: So I just bought a '95 Mystique.. new
#406457 (Re: A2Steve) 09/16/03 08:19 PM

Originally posted by A2Steve:
Originally posted by 2000GreenTour:
I believe the "Young America" Mystiques came with spoiler and sunroofs as part of that package.



Nope, my YA Mystique had a spoiler put on later, I found the install sticker in the trunk.




Well, I didn't say I was 100% sure. 'MystiqueSVT' in Florida would know all about these cars.

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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 SE, Code Red. '00 Tropic Green Ford Escort SE [Contour's little cousin]

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