The only real problems I have with my car is: I don't get to drive it often enough, and someday I'm going to get a very expensive ticket.
You can look at my sig line and see what I drive. The 19s on My Perf Pac car ride nice enough. It's no Lincoln.
I can get 30 mpg if I try.
If I had to drive a slush box, I wouldn't have bought it. The tranny in my car has been wonderful. I don't drive the car when it's real cold, but all manual transmissions are designed to work at operating temperature, so expect some slugglishness when cold. That's just the nature of the beast.
If you order a new Mustang, be sure and get the 3.31 rear, and take the money you've saved on swapping rear end gears, and put it towards an alum drive shaft. I think the 3.31 is just about ideal for what I do, but I can understand how others think the 3.55 or 3.73 is the way to go.
I had a `73. Never owned a Mustang II or a Fox body. IMHO, the Fox body was even uglier than the II, however, it was a step in the right direction, and I have respect for the Foxes. I remember reading in the magazines at the time about how horse power was back, alive and well. Well, for the time period at least.
In every respect, the new V6s are superior.
`13 DIB, MCA, Perf Pac, Comf Pac, Back Up Camera, MT82, AE Driveshaft, Bama Tune: 93R, BBK Shortys. Borla Touring Mufflers, Air Raid CAI, AM Shift Knob, WeatherTec mats, Stripes and Tint. "Winter 18" GT Wheels and Tires, powder coated black" Redline Hood Struts, Steeda LCAs. Paid Cash.