#5 – Ford Mustang
The original muscle car that launched the “pony car” class of American cars, the Ford Mustang has been in production since 1965 and is one of the most iconic cars on the road even today. With ongoing improvements over the years thanks to V8 engine upgrades in popular models like the Mustang GT, the Mustang is still the best value when it comes to power and class with Ford recently revamping their most popular line in 2018 where customers can truly personalize their driving experience from the instrument panel to the roar of the engine.
Starting at $25,680, the Ford Mustang has a 15.2% depreciation value, which means a 2017 model in good condition and with low mileage is worth around $21,775 after 12 months on the road. Since pre-owned cars depreciate much slower than brand new vehicles, pre-owned models are a dime a dozen with many decent Mustangs available for around $15,000. In fact, many industry experts encourage drivers looking for a muscle car to venture over to the pre-owned lot where they can afford to burn some rubber!