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Ballin’ on a Budget: Mustang Boss 302
Sure, everyone wants performance in a sports car, but performance on a budget? Even better. The Ford Mustang has a reputation for being one of the best budget-conscious performance cars money can buy. But even the base model is subject to price creep. Exhibit A: a base GT will set customers back $35,630, and that’s before you add all the bells and whistles. And the cheapest Performance Package Mustang with a V8 will cost over $40,000. With that being said, there’s a cheaper option that will give you all of the performance goodies, but keep you on a budget. Enter: the Boss 302.
The Boss 302 is powered by a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 producing 444 horsepower through a six-speed manual transmission. The performance specs include a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds, and a quarter-mile time of 11.72 seconds. When the 302 was new, back in 2012, it came with a starting price of $40,145. But now, you can scoop yourself up a used version starting at $20,000. We’re thinking you can get your hands on a decent model anywhere from $25,000 to $30,000.