5 great deals on redesigned 2014 cars

  • Ford Motor Co.

    When it comes to cars, do you care more about the latest style or scoring a bargain price? If "bargain hunter" describes your profile, take a look at the deals on 2014 cars that have new, redesigned 2015 versions waiting to replace them.

    For instance, the 2014 Ford Mustang -- with a splashy 2015 redesign already arriving on dealers' lots -- carries up to $3,500 in rebates on V-6 versions.

    If you are shopping for one of these 2014 cars, don't assume that the rebate is the only price break you can get. Remember, dealers need to clear out room for the incoming 2015 redesigns. "Negotiate to get the best deal you can before even talking about the cash rebates," suggests analyst Matt DeLorenzo of Kelley Blue Book.

    Here's a closer look at five 2014 bargain deals.

  • Jerry Edgerton On Twitter»

    View all articles by Jerry Edgerton on CBS MoneyWatch»
    Jerry Edgerton, author of Car Shopping Made Easy, has been covering the car beat since Detroit companies dominated the U.S. market. The former car columnist for Money magazine and Washington correspondent for Business Week, Edgerton specializes in finding the best deals on wheels and offering advice on making your car last.