I sure don't hate the 05, as a matter of fact, I'm seriously thinking of getting one for my wife! Do I think it'll be a match for my Mach 1? Not really, but it could be close. I bought my Mach 1 because I owned an original 1970 version and I kicked myself in the butt for the better part of 30 years for ever getting rid of that car, and I made a vow that I would buy an 03 Mach 1, personalize it to my tastes, (hence the window louvers, Cobra Jet emblems, and Hurst shifter!), and hold onto it for, well, forever! I'm sure that at some point there will be another model Mustang that will come along and kick my Mach 1's ass, hell, the 03 Cobra pretty much does that right now, but that doesn't mean it will make me dislike the Mach 1. To me the Mach 1 helps me recapture a little piece of my youth, everytime I buckle in and look out across that shaker hood, it's 1970 all over again for me! That's also why I like the 05, it is the quintessential Mustang, you immediately recognize it for what it is without seeing a nameplate! In this day and age of look alike, suppository-shaped, Euro-Jappanese crap, how many other cars can make that claim? Nothing looks like a Mustang, sounds like a Mustang, or runs like a Mustang, and I embrace them all, well except maybe for the Mustang II and the Fox bodies, okay so I am a bigot afterall!