Blue Oval’s rental health days
If you’re planning on buying a Ford Ranger or Escape but hanker for something a little more potent, signing up to Ford Australia’s 2nd Car pilot program nets you up to two weeks in a Mustang. The downside is that it isn’t free. Buyers pay a $500 enrolment fee and the loan period then costs Ranger owners $250 per week and Escape owners $375. That’s still significantly cheaper than mainstream rental companies. “With 2nd Car, new Ford buyers can own one vehicle, but drive two,” says program manager Christine Wagner.