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Thinking about picking up a 13' Boss 302

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Old 08-25-2014, 09:50 AM   #1
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Hey all,

Long time since my last post. As some of you may know, I sold my Saleen years back and have been driving a Volt for the past few years. Allowed me to save a bunch on gas, buy a house, etc. We've been in our house over a year now, and I have been getting that go-fast itch.

I'm rebuilding my old highschool pickup (66GMC) but it'll be at least another 4-8 months before I am done.

Local dealer has a 2013 Grabber Blue Boss 302 CPO w/extended warranty. Has the recaro/torsen option. Has 11k miles. They're asking 39.9, but I think I can rock them down a bit to 38 even, which seems fair for what bosses are still going for. New it was 42.5 or so I believe. I drove it yesterday and had a good time. Sounded awesome, but pretty sure they had the side pipes open .

Looking to get the opinion of the crowd on this one. I'm really split. I'm very curious about the 2015 Mustang, which I love the look of. But also really enjoy the grabber blue and that 7500 RPM V8 .

Wife just got a new job with better health insurance, so taking her off my policy will save $320 a month by itself, so that covers a big chunk of a car payment. We have a paid off 05 325i we'd sell after to recoup down payment, and she'd continue to drive the Volt until the lease expires in March next year.

Thoughts from any Boss or non-boss owners out there??
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:09 AM   #2
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Thinking about picking up a 13' Boss 302
they're kind of heavy.

If the price makes sense, and if the ext. warranty is from Ford and not a 3rd party deal, I'd probably take the plunge.
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Yeah it's the Ford CPO 7/year 100k mile powertrain. Not that I care much about the warranty, as my last Mustang voided its warranty at like 6k miles lol.
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I'd go for it IMO

Unless you are cross-shopping with a 2013 GT500 lol

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Not cross-shopping really. The GT500's around here area bout 20k more anyways . Only other car I really considered was a Gen II CTS-V, but not sure I could tolerate 19mpg highway . . . or likely less if I wasn't in hypermile mode.
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This is the devil on your shoulder speaking...


Do it.
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:25 PM   #7
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Lol. My wife has been a devil on my shoulder too saying to buy it. I'm just trying to be fiscally responsible here . . . but 2.5 years of driving somewhat beige cars (even though I love the Volt) is getting boring.
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keep in mind it's already a two year old+ car, and that the recaros/torsen isn't an option, it's just there.

I wouldn't pay anymore than 35k for that, honestly, and even that feels high for a car that's multiple model years from being new.
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Recaros/Torsen was an option. In fact I think it was the only option offered (aside from things like the track key and car cover). Recaros and Torsen were packaged together and I believe it was a $1900 option when new. You could opt to get the car with a regular limited slip and standard seats.

I get what you're saying about it being model old, however I just haven't seen any come up under 38k around here since they came out, which makes me think that the price of entry may be higher than that. Car would have had to depreciate from ~42.5 to 35 in a year and a half.

If you know of any online for that price with low miles feel free to point me that way .
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I truthfully had never seen a Boss w/out the Recaros. My local dealership moved a lot of them. I saw at least 8 different Bosses and 4 Boss LS's at one location alone.
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I truthfully had never seen a Boss w/out the Recaros. My local dealership moved a lot of them. I saw at least 8 different Bosses and 4 Boss LS's at one location alone.
I don't doubt it. I think you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who didn't get that option, but they are out there. Few and far between though.

Unfortunately at least for the past year in my area I have seen about 6 Bosses come up for sale, all in the 40k range. Some dealers still want 46k for a used LS.
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I hope you get what you want and love it. Back in '12 it was either a Boss 302 or getting a GT Convertible, loaded up for a little more. Sometimes I think I should have gotten a Boss, but considering the miles I put on my GT, and the convertible factor, it would have been nice to just have both.

There's also that depreciatation. My GT has 36k on it now, and I'd be lucky to get more than 26k for it, and it originally stickered at 45k
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Kinda agree with Danielle...
And unless you really want owning the name "BOSS", you can make your own out of a GT that already has the Brembo option without shelling all that dough for the name.
Weight out the options and go with the smartest move...
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I think u would be better served just buying a gt then adding the parts to make it your own boss. I doubt those cars will hold value and will likely not hold just like the gt500 don't hold much value.
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If I could swing it I would own a Boss. Saw a school bus yellow one pass me the other day and my wife said how come yours doesn't sound like that? That ruined my day lol.
Guess I'll have to take that as a challenge and do something about it.
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Saw a 2015 driving around my town with Michigan dealer plates, fangirled like a tween that had just seen Bieber, it was in the deep red, forget the name, I had seen some pictures and some looked good and others not so much but in person I had a crisis.
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I think u would be better served just buying a gt then adding the parts to make it your own boss. I doubt those cars will hold value and will likely not hold just like the gt500 don't hold much value.
The Boss 302's are holding value fairly well right now, just look at the high resale prices on used Boss 302's on Autotrader. Also, there are a lot fewer Boss's than GT500's!!!
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Appreciate the info and advice all.

I went ahead and pulled the trigger on it. It was either this or the 2015, and I didn't want to get the new car depreciation hit, and didn't want to wait for the used market to come up with something I want. It's entirely possible that once the 2015s hit the used market I'll sell this and get one, but for now, I'm pumped about the Boss. I looked around and within 500 miles there were like 4-5 for sale, and I think only three were 2013. There were two somewhat close, a white one and grabber blue. As it turns out, the white one for about 1500 less had been in an accident (didn't know that until about 5 mins ago via another forum). So I got the grabber blue within 500 bucks of where I wanted the price to be, so I pulled the trigger. The others within 500 miles were being sold at 41-42k (almost original MSRP) not saying they're goin for that, but at the price I paid I'm comfortable with it.
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Congratulations on your Boss! I think you made the right choice. The Boss 302 was listed in the March/April issue of R&T as one of the 51 coolest cars. The 2015 will be plentiful and will be the thing for a while, but over time, I think the Boss will be the car everyone wished they had bought back when they could.
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