But...Come time to sell the model year will more than likely have higher mileage.
I'll easily put 25k or more on it a year. Yup, I needed the 31 mpg. In four years, I'll be past 100k and maybe looking at what Ford has in store for the 50th anniversary. Hopefully the K&N and BAMA tune will nudge my pony up to 33mpg.
Since no one is sharing negotiating strategies, I will.
Here's a little trick to get an email or phone price.
If you fill out the form at the Ford website, every dealer and their mom spams your email and phone. Sometimes two different salesman from the same dealership -- who apparently don't talk to each other. Either way, they all know that every dealer in the area is going after your business.
Make it abundantly clear that you actually intend to buy that car ASAP. Most salesmen will pull the ole "how about you drive the car first before I quote you a price".
But you can work it: long hours... busy professional (doctor, lawyer, engineer, ninja, etc.)... previous Mustang owner. The best line is "my friend/relative owns one, and I've already driven it before".
You'll get far more email/phone quotes. There are a few salesmen that actually fear the process. Not much you can do about them. Sometimes you can ask for another salesman by contacting whatever-they-call the "Internet sales manager" at the dealership, if they have one.
This, of course, only works if you want to actually buy the car soon. It's useless if you just want to go for a joyride in the GT500.