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You Can Get A Crazy Deal On An EcoBoost Ford Mustang Right Now

Photo: Jason Torchinsky
Photo: Jason Torchinsky

Sad about missing out on all the Cars and Coffee mishaps, but worried that a V8 Mustang might be too much? Perhaps you’re considering a more sensible choice with a Toyota 86. Thing is, you can get 310 turbocharged ponies for way less than a Toyobaru.

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Here’s a fun fact: I was not aware of until recently, both the Toyota 86 and the Ford Mustang EcoBoost coupe have almost identical MSRPs. A Toyota 86 with a six-speed manual comes in at $27,140 while an EcoBoost Mustang with three pedals $27,095.

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While the two coupes offer very different driving philosophies, they are separated by only $45 and I bet they are cross shopped a lot more than their respective brands care to admit. I should also mention that the Subaru BRZ, the 86’s mechanical twin, curiously has a lower entry price of $26,315, which still puts it within the same price ballpark. However, the real world prices favor the turbo Mustang by a huge margin.

Given the relatively small markups on the Toyobaru twins, the best you could probably hope for is about $2,000 off the MSRP if you wanted to buy a new one.

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On the other hand, brand new EcoBoost Mustangs can be had with massive discounts up to $8,000 off the MSRP, putting base model cars very close and in some cases under the $20,000 mark.

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The reality is someone looking to buy a sporty coupe should probably spend a little more on the Toyobaru since those cars are less likely to send you sliding into a crowd. (Just kidding. Kind of.)

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But for those of you who think the 86 and BRZ come up short on the punch and want to keep a few grand in your pocket for upgrades, a cheap EcoBoost Mustang could be just the thing. Now’s the time to do it.

Tom is a contributing writer for Jalopnik and runs AutomatchConsulting.com. He saves people money and takes the hassle out of buying or leasing a car. (Facebook.com/AutomatchConsulting)

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arrividerci
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Hmm. I’d wager that the prices listed on the Ecoboost Mustangs aren’t actually attainable by the average shopper and are the result of bundled incentives that nobody actually qualifies for. Misleading advertising is a specialty of domestic dealers.