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Some cars have such deep discounts that they are the same price as used. When I purchased my 2011 Frontier 4X4 I got it for almost 7 grand under sticker which coincidentally was what two year old models with 30K miles were selling for at the time. It just made more sense to buy new. A co-worker is looking at new Chrysler 300's as several locally are around 8K under sticker and the same price as a year old model.


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I bought my GT brand new. Only 7 miles on it when I got it.

In retrospect, I would've waited for a leftover 1-2 year old 5.0 and spent a lot less. The new car smell is great and all, but man. Those payments in the beginning were downright brutal. And as soon as you drive it off the lot, you try selling it back and you instantly lose 5K or so.

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I would buy a new one if I was rich. But I'm not, so I just bought a two year old 5.0. I love the car! (and it still has the bumper to bumper warranty)


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If your credit is good and you can get 0% interest on a new car that helps. Also waiting til the end of the year or before a new model comes out can get you a good deal. Also if you can get the X-plan pricing will help. Some companies can get that for their employees. I bought a new 2008 Roush 427R when the economy was free falling and gas was $4 a gallon. I paid about as much as a regular GT cost. Just do your research and get exactly what you want. You don't want to be stuck with a car for years you aren't completely satisfied and happy with.
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I would buy a new one if I was rich. But I'm not, so I just bought a two year old 5.0. I love the car! (and it still has the bumper to bumper warranty)
Oh I don't know Sharad, the only thing rich about me is my NAME, and I'm working on my second new 5.0


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If your credit is good and you can get 0% interest on a new car that helps. Also waiting til the end of the year or before a new model comes out can get you a good deal. Also if you can get the X-plan pricing will help. Some companies can get that for their employees. I bought a new 2008 Roush 427R when the economy was free falling and gas was $4 a gallon. I paid about as much as a regular GT cost. Just do your research and get exactly what you want. You don't want to be stuck with a car for years you aren't completely satisfied and happy with.
This is a very good point. I get X-plan, and it was around 30k with the options I wanted. Ford Credit would have gone 0%, I'm sure. But I paid A LOT less than that for my 2011 with very low miles and full bumper to bumper warranty, and my credit union gave me 2%. I couldn't pass it up.

Another consideration was that if I just HAVE to have a 2015 when they become available, the depreciation has already hit my 2011, whereas I would take a beating selling the 2014 for a 2015.

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Oh I don't know Sharad, the only thing rich about me is my NAME, and I'm working on my second new 5.0
"rich" is relative.


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