Agree with VA... IMO they've been building some artificial fluff into the pricetag of the stang so that their doesn't need to be a drastic price difference between the current model and the new one.
I actually have somewhat of a theory on this, (and this is just me pulling ideas out of my butt) I think Ford may have seen that the additional price tag didn't hurt their sales much, if at all. Seeing as that was the case, they were able to cut in to the profit a bit on each machine and offer improved components. Again, just me throwing ideas out, but it would be interesting to see the profit margins on each Stang for the past several model years.
Power in Numbers: None of us are as dumb as all of us