I think this thread is pretty ironic. About 4 years ago (roughtly not sure how long ago) I read an article in Autoweek. It stated that Ford
decided to bench mark the BMW
. They were saying that in the future the Mustang
would compete against the BMW
Personally I had been conflicted for the last year and almost bought a 540I six speed, but thought better of it.
A friend of mine, who just bought a Ford GT
, came into my office and we were talking cars
. I told him I was looking at a 540I
, and his reply was...... "Well that certainly is a grown up car" I laughed and thought, he is right, too grown up and stuffy..... Now I am not dogging anyone that owns a BMW, because they are AWESOME cars, but for me, I want something thats a little more brash.
My biggest concern is handleing as I spend my time on the roadcourses of Mid Ohio, Gingerman, and Putnam whenever possible. I bought this car to replace my Miata and the BMW came to mind first. After reading about the mustang
one, I knew this was a very capable platform. I went ahead and ordered some really light 18inch wheels
and the FRPP kit and I think it will do the trick. Plus there is nothing. I mean nothing cooler than hanging the tail out in a power drift, tires
For me, the Mustang was the best choice, especially for the price. X plan pricing 25,800, new wheels tires, 2000, FRPP kit 1049 (Modular depot), total 28049.... What a bargain, especially compared to a new BMW
Just my 2 cents