Hello, I am hoping someone here can help me. I am pricing out new 5.0s in looking for a replacement for my aging 2000 GT. I started looking at the base 300A models but the premium interior is very nice. I am pretty old-school tech-wise, so other than the colored ambient lighting (which fascinates my kids), all the gadgets aren't a big draw for me. The only things from the premium package I really want are the better stereo and the leather seats-my current GT has both. Given my wants, it's hard for me to swallow spending an additional $4,100 MSRP. For that kind of money I could have Ford slap some 3.55s or 3.73s in the rear, upgrade to a proper (louder) exhaust system, and have plenty of cash left over for other stuff. I spend at least an hour a day in my car, commuting and going to client meetings. It's my 4-wheeled "man-cave." I see that some have upgraded the base stereo with good results, so I can easily go with the base stereo and go that route. Aftermarket leather upholstery might be trickier with the built-in side-impact air bags, but I saw a cloth interior and it seemed nice enough. Anyone out there who made the choice one way or the other and can tell me your thoughts? Is there anything I am overlooking? Thanks much.