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Best used Mustang Ecoboost deals?

psyfinitypsyfinity Posts: 8
edited July 2020 in Ford
What time of the year typically offers the best offers for used Mustangs with Ford?

What do you guys think of buying used Mustangs from a dealer other than Ford (Toyota, CarMax, local non-major dealership, etc.)?

What are the current offers from Ford regarding used vehicles? I know they have a special offer if you lose your job you can return your vehicle. But what else? Any 0% financing?

And what are your thoughts on buying a used convertible Ecoboost?

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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 14,462
    A four cylinder Mustang is just like a Miata with an automatic- it’s a crime against nature.
    Go fast or go home.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 1,217
    I believe that those Ford offers are only for new vehicles
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,609
    edited July 2020
    psyfinity said:

    What time of the year typically offers the best offers for used Mustangs with Ford?

    What do you guys think of buying used Mustangs from a dealer other than Ford (Toyota, CarMax, local non-major dealership, etc.)?

    What are the current offers from Ford regarding used vehicles? I know they have a special offer if you lose your job you can return your vehicle. But what else? Any 0% financing?

    And what are your thoughts on buying a used convertible Ecoboost?

    That’s a tough one. I don’t think Ford the manufacturer has anything to do with used sales, that’s the dealer’s decision. I would think just before the new models come out would be the best time. I got a pretty good deal on mine in July. End of the month is usually the best time to try a low ball offer as the salesman is looking at EOM bonuses.

    Sometimes you might be able to get a better price from a non Ford dealer but that’s not at all certain.

    Again there’s no connection between Ford corporate and used car sales. That’s strictly the dealer. Maybe there’s some factory backing of a CPO warranty but you’d have to check. 0% financing, to my knowledge is only offered on new cars. On a used car you can either find your own (recommended) or let the dealer arrange it for you. How’s your credit score?

    Buying an Ecoboost depends on what you want out of your Mustang. While the 4 cylinder turbo with 310 horsepower is nothing to sneeze at, if you want the real Mustang experience you need the GT. The 4 cylinder won’t impress enthusiasts like Roadburner and folks like him. If you want one for Sunday cruising fine. If you want attention at cars & coffee go with the 8 cylinder. I’ve driven the Ecoboost at my job and compared to my GT it seems lacking. When I wanted to top down cruise I bought a cheap convertible to blow my three hairs around. It serves it’s purpose but when I want to get my adrenaline pumping it’s the GT all the way. Both make me smile but in different ways. To me a convertible probably shouldn’t be a tire shredder anyway since it’s pretty tough to enjoy the top down experience at 100mph. But that’s just me.

    Hope that helps. Post more over on CCBA when you have some possible choices lined up. There are people there with incredible technical knowledge who are bursting with opinions.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • psyfinitypsyfinity Posts: 8


    Hope that helps. Post more over on CCBA when you have some possible choices lined up. There are people there with incredible technical knowledge who are bursting with opinions.

    Sorry I’m a noob here, what’s CCBA?

    I’m not looking to impress people I want a Mustang where I don’t have to spend a fortune on gas while getting little mileage.

    Do you recommend buying a used convertible Mustang even if it was previously used as a rental car? Almost all of them I’ve looked up have been rentals and have a mileage of over 15000 miles per year.

    So you’re saying a non-Ford dealer can give me a better deal? Do you mean other major name brand dealers like Nissan or small non-brand dealers?
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 1,217
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    CCBA
    Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 179,697
    psyfinity said:


    Hope that helps. Post more over on CCBA when you have some possible choices lined up. There are people there with incredible technical knowledge who are bursting with opinions.

    Sorry I’m a noob here, what’s CCBA?

    I’m not looking to impress people I want a Mustang where I don’t have to spend a fortune on gas while getting little mileage.

    Do you recommend buying a used convertible Mustang even if it was previously used as a rental car? Almost all of them I’ve looked up have been rentals and have a mileage of over 15000 miles per year.

    So you’re saying a non-Ford dealer can give me a better deal? Do you mean other major name brand dealers like Nissan or small non-brand dealers?
    CCBA is Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous, a separate thread here on the forums that is populated by a bunch of folks who have lots of opinions and aren't shy about spending other people's money.

    https://forums.edmunds.com/discussion/4011/general/x/chronic-car-buyers-anonymous#latest

    Feel free to join us, and ask your questions.

    Did you get a good deal? Be sure to come back and let us know! Post a pic of your new purchase or lease!


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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 14,462
    psyfinity said:


    I’m not looking to impress people I want a Mustang where I don’t have to spend a fortune on gas while getting little mileage.

    Do you recommend buying a used convertible Mustang even if it was previously used as a rental car? Almost all of them I’ve looked up have been rentals and have a mileage of over 15000 miles per year.

    So you’re saying a non-Ford dealer can give me a better deal? Do you mean other major name brand dealers like Nissan or small non-brand dealers?

    I don't buy cars to impress people either; I buy them to enjoy- and for me an ecoboost Mustang isn't even remotely enjoyable. You do know that you are probably only talking a 5-6 mpg difference compared to the Coyote? And that the more time you spend on boost the lower that delta will get?
    As to where to buy one, A Ford will offer a CPO warranty if that make you feel better. Rental cars? Probably okay, but I'd want a PPI. Prices can vary widely; use Edmund's pricing tools to get an idea of a decent price.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 17,609
    psyfinity said:


    Hope that helps. Post more over on CCBA when you have some possible choices lined up. There are people there with incredible technical knowledge who are bursting with opinions.

    Sorry I’m a noob here, what’s CCBA?

    I’m not looking to impress people I want a Mustang where I don’t have to spend a fortune on gas while getting little mileage.

    Do you recommend buying a used convertible Mustang even if it was previously used as a rental car? Almost all of them I’ve looked up have been rentals and have a mileage of over 15000 miles per year.

    So you’re saying a non-Ford dealer can give me a better deal? Do you mean other major name brand dealers like Nissan or small non-brand dealers?
    I really don’t know if a non-Ford dealer will give you a better price. It depends on the dealer. The old common wisdom is that a dealer will sell an off brand cheaper because he doesn’t want to showcase some other brand but who knows. I just bought a Ford from a Chevy dealer and got a pretty good price, I thought, but the only way to know for sure is make an offer.

    Roadburner is correct about the gas mileage difference. Driven old lady like an Ecoboost gets 32 on the highway but I can stretch 30 out of my GT. As he said, if you like to have fun with it the mileage curve will overlap a conservatively driven 8 cylinder.

    Again, it depends on what you want, Sunday cruising or track day. Only you can decide.

    Buying any performance car from a rental company can be a gamble. I work for one and I can tell you some of them are driven hard. There are ex rental cars I would buy but sports cars aren’t among them. Also there’s no negotiating with the rentals.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

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