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Old 08-09-2018, 05:48 AM   #1  
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Question Disadvantages of buying a "new" 2017 Mustang V6 on a dealer's lot?

My 2017 Mustang V6 has been wrecked and I may soon be shopping for a new car. I would love to have another V6, the problem being that Ford decided that 2018 and 2019 Mustangs would all be more expensive turbo-4's and V8s. However Autotrader shows that Ford dealers still have 70+ new 2017 Mustangs with the V6 engine. Many of these have maybe 25 miles on them.

So what are the potential issues/problems with a new car that has been sitting on the back of a dealer's lot for maybe a year and a half or so---other than the obvious immediate reduction in value when you drive it off the dealer's lot?

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I can tell you from the experience of buying my '17 V6 is that the tires will be flat-spotted, but that'll work itself out with about 10 miles of driving. It was also be FILTHY, with dirt caught in every crevice, especially the rubber window trim and under the trunk lid, and resting in the door seals. The brake rotors will have surface rust and dirt on them, but that'll pretty much resolve itself.

Personally, I'd change the oil as soon as I got it home. That oil has been in the pan for months, and there's no telling how many times it's been started and shut down after 20 seconds of running.

Other than this, there's not much else to worry about.

Just know that if you like the Ecoboost, they're probably rebated pretty heavily now too.
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My suggestion is to look at build date on the door of the car. If it's been more than a year since it was built, make part of the deal that they replace ALL fluids, brake/coolant/PS, etc.

Sitting around undriven for a year in Heat and some humidity,. Check the tires for cracks in the sidewalls or tread - a sign of dry rot, take a look under the hood at the fluid containers, there should be no level lines from sediment floating in the bottles. You should also start up the vehicle and see how it runs. Fuel starts to take on moisture and that will affect it as well as potentially create varnish in the system.

Oil that sits around open picks up moisture and will look/smell funny.... etc. You can get a great deal but don't overlook any obvious signs of degradation just because you're getting a great deal. Remember, they're still selling a new car and the insurance will treat it as a new car, so will the bank.
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If I was getting an insurance payout on a totaled car, I'd take a serious look at this smokin' deal. Yellow wouldn't be my first choice, but it's hard to ignore $19K for a 300hp sports coupe.

https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/d...3872/overview/
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I know this is sacrilege.... but the V6 camaro with the 6 speed is a sleeper hit. 300 hp, awesome sound and darn fast.

Don't get me wrong I love Chevy AND Ford both, owned both makes...

Take the time to shop around, do some research... Good idea that's fun, free and easy. Go to your local CarMax and test drive the ones you like. Costs nothing, they are no haggle, no hassle and you can come and go as you please.

I'm a CarMax fan!

Good luck amigo
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Thanks for all the tips!!

cbdallas: Yeah, I saw the yellow 2017 V6 with racing stripes that only has 10 miles on it with a price of $19k. I love the 300 hp V6 and if I were a fan of the yellow color I'd probably give it some serious consideration.
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