These are some of the best deals this year.
September saw the end of the third sales quarter for 2019, and it was generally bad news all round. Even Subaru's eight-year streak of upwardly trending monthly sales came to an end. That shaped up October to see some great deals on new cars over Labor Day weekend, and the return of zero percent financing. The end of the year should remain a good time to buy a new car and, according to CarsDirect, that will include the Mustang.
The website is reporting a bulletin sent out to dealers laying out incentives that, depending on trim, can result in a rebate incentive of up to $4,250.
The reported rebates start with a $1,000 increase for nearly every Ford Mustang. For a base-level EcoBoost Coupe with $1,500 on it already, that means a $2,500 discount. On top of that, the report claims that cars in stock for over 61 days are eligible for an extra $750 on top. Any way you cut it, $3,250 off MSRP on an Ecoboost is a solid deal.
The EcoBoost Premium Coupe is the trim level that can get the full $4,250 back with a $3,500 rebate plus the 61-day $750 deal on top. Those that think a 4-cylinder engine in a Mustang needs to get over themselves, but it looks like Mustang GT buyers still get a healthy saving for choosing a V8 under the hood.
GT models are slated for a large rebate plus the $750 inventory deal, bringing it up from $2,750 to $3,500. Right now, the national inventory is healthy. Back in 2016, Ford actually shut down a Mustang plant after a 32% drop in sales in September, but things don't look that drastic here in 2019.
We mentioned earlier that the zero percent finance deals are back after virtually disappearing earlier in the year, and it's worth noting that, in some regions, Ford is offering 0% APR for up to 72 months. Whether someone should pull the trigger on a new Mustang based on this information is hard to call from here. These rebates, as reported, will expire November 13, but it's also worth remembering that the holiday season nearly always sees more deals.