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Used Ford Mustang Prices Have Substantially Increased From 2020

Used car prices have skyrocketed in recent months as the semiconductor chip shortage continues to wreak havoc on new vehicle inventory, leading to new records each and every month. Last month, the average used vehicle listing reached $25k for the first time ever, while even higher-mile used vehicles are selling for big money these days. However, some models are selling for greater premiums than others, and that includes the Lincoln Navigator, as Ford Authority reported yesterday, while used Ford Mustang prices are on the rise as well.

This news comes to us from iSeeCars, which just released new data revolving around the best and worst used cars to buy right now. Of the top ten used vehicles with the largest year-over-year price increases, the Mustang ranked ninth. Average used Ford Mustang prices have risen to $36,476, a whopping $10,656 or 41.3 percent more than last June.

“These sports cars are aspirational cars for many consumers, and even with a price increase, they are still relatively affordable compared to other vehicles in the segment,” said iSeeCars Executive Analyst Karl Brauer. “Sports cars surged in popularity during the pandemic as drivers sought fun cars to combat boredom, and since they aren’t practical purchases, people are likely more willing to pay a premium for them in the used car marketplace.”

While this is bad news for anyone in the market for a used Ford Mustang (or most used vehicles in general), there are signs that things may soon cool off at least a little in the coming months. Inventory actually improved in the month of June, and many experts believe that prices will begin to follow suit and start to decline in Q3.

“These used vehicles have proven to be appreciating assets over the past year – a circumstance not typically associated with used cars,” Brauer said. “Shoppers interested in these vehicles should consider holding off on purchasing them, while consumers who have these vehicles in their garage and are willing to part with them can take advantage of significantly higher trade-in values.”

We’ll have more on the Mustang and the state of the used vehicle market soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Rinzler

    Phew. My 12 GT was rear-ended and totaled at the beginning of the pandemic and I got a KILLER deal on an Orange Fury GT Premium exactly like the one in these press photos. Got a GT Premium, Orange Fury, 401A, digital dash, Performance Pack 1 w/ Magneride for $36K when dealers weren’t selling anything. A year later, I can trade in my car for basically the same price. It’s pretty wild and I was lucky!

  2. Dan

    Here in Canada the prices are still waaay to much they want 45k for a BASE gt new. The used market it equally as terrible, the cheapest gt for 2018+ is 35k with 50,000km on it and it has 20,000 dollar accident. Hopefully things change soon I cant wait to get into a gt!


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