Ok, I'm actually thinking about an '06 V6 as well (just wanted to throw that in there before I get started). I'm looking to trade my Mazda6 for a Mustang. I just want to get back into one. I've considered the GTO, but it's just not as good looking to me even though I think it is better-built. Plus it has a 6 speed manual. In terms of money, the '04 GT with <20k miles isn't that hard to find. I can find those in my area around $20k. I can also find a couple '05 GTs for $24,500. They have around 15k-20k on them. I know that's not a bad deal for the '05, but I want to keep my payments as low as possible. I'm already going to be stretching it out over 6 years. Besides the body and HP, is there much else that I would be completely missing out on if I didn't go with an '05? Ultimately I'd love to find a Mach1 or Cobra, but they are as high as a slightly used '05 GT so I'd be in the same boat. With a couple mods I can put the '04 GT at 300 flywheel HP if I want. The main thing is I'm looking for a sporty car to drive with a manual. I had an '03 GT auto, and I liked it a lot. Then I made the mistake of thinking "gas mileage is better" and traded it for a Mazda6. The Mazda has everything I like, but the power. I'd rather have the power and fun back in my drive. The Mazda will sure hug the road, but it won't take off worth anything. It's the i4 btw. So there you have it. My choices based on what I want to pay a month are the '04 GT and the '06 V6. My choices if I can stretch it include an '05 used GT. What is everyone's opinions on what would be best and why? Thanks!