The S197 isn't quite a crappy car that handles like a pickup truck. That said, whether the next gen will be "better" or not, what we DO know is, a base 2015 GT will sticker somewhere north of $30,000. I don't think this will endear the car to it's core fans, nor will it make the car more attractive to new buyers seeking affordable performance.
Considering that the base price of a GT premium went up 7k from $27,000 to $34,000 in just 4 years (2008 vs 2012 prices) I expect an IRS Mustang with a new engine lineup (even if it includes the 5.0 there will be a new engine to go with it) to cost even more. They have to make up for the R&D in making an almost totally new car.
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