5 great deals on U.S. wheels

When you hear 'Detroit,' you may think bust and bailout. But look past the headlines to find nice prices on sharp cars.

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Ford Mustang GT
Ford Mustang GT
Sticker price: $27,210
Market price: $22,217
Cost of ownership: starstarstarstar
Miles per gallon: 15 city 23 hwy.

It's a safe bet that few Mustang shoppers are ogling its nice ownership-cost rating, which is driven by its resale value. They're probably more interested in performance, and they won't be disappointed. One caveat: Although the 2009 is a good deal, the 2010 features electronic stability control, which helps prevent wipe-outs. You'll pay up to $6,000 more, but it's worth it if you can do it.

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Market-price data and the five-star cost-of-ownership rating come from Vincentric. The ratings compare fuel cost, depreciation, and other expenses over five years to those of vehicles of similar class and price. A higher rating means lower expected costs.
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