there is another way ... and that is wait until the new model is released and shipping. dealers will almost pay you to take old stock off their lots. When I bought my 15 Escape I was seriously looking at a 16. but they had 2015s in pretty close to the configuration I wanted for 15k off .. Made the decision pretty easy. I think I could still sell it for about what I paid maybe. my father spent his entire life buying used cars because he didn't want to pay that "off the lot" penalty. I was the same way for a long time. Pops never did understand why my generation wanted new shit. I am seriously looking at the 2019 Ranger because I need a truck and I don't need an F150. But I have decided I don't want to wait for it to show up on the used market and since I will likely drive it till it drops I am gonna eat the cost ..