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Deal or No Deal: Spotting Great Values and Questionable Offers

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Deal or No Deal: Spotting Great Values and Questionable Offers

A good deal in used Mustangs is the base model.

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Deal or No Deal was once an insanely popular NBC-TV gameshow that offered contestants the opportunity to win $1 million. Deal or No Deal on this website refers to used cars that are either good or bad values. It will teach you how to spot those values and when to say “Deal” or “No Deal.” Sorry, we can’t help you win a million dollars but we will try to save you more than a few bucks.

Look for the Runt of the Litter

There are probably as many variants of Ford Mustangs as there are aspirin – or at least it seems that way with more than 9 million built since their inception in April 1964. Depending on what year you buy, there could be a base, GT, SVO, SVT, Roush, and Shelby. (If you really want to know every detail about Mustangs, check out About Mustangs.com.)

A good deal in every case is going to be the base Mustang. In the current generation, introduced in 2005, the base Mustang produces 210 horsepower, which is more than enough power for 99 percent of your driving needs. A 2005 Ford Mustang V-6 is going to cost you about $4800 less than a GT with the V-8.

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