The OKC Auto Show was in town this weekend, and I worked there Thurs. and Sun. People young and old, Ford lovers and Chevy lovers (guy with a Corvette tatoo), and everyone in between loves this car. So Sunday night after most of the vehicles were removed from the building, I hung around to try and get a chance to at least hear this beauty. It was blue car with automatic tranny. The guy that hauls these things around said it was O.K. if I fired it up, so my buddy and I hopped in. It sounds nice for factory stuff. We gave it a few revs and cranked the Shaker 1000 which sounds way better than the Mach 1000. So now I'm feelin' pretty good, and I wait a few more minutes for these guys to set up the ramps to get it off the "turntable". I ask this same guy if I can take it to the truck, and he says no problem. I hop in and s-l-o-w-l-y drive it down the ramps and outside. Once outside, I could immediately tell this thing had some cajones before even turning onto the street. Once I pointed it straight I laid into it and let the WONDERFUL 5-sp. auto shift me into euphoria. Make no mistake, this thing is F-A-S-T. It "felt" as fast as a 5-sp. Mach I and was certainly faster than an Auto-equipped Mach. The car felt very solid and smooth. I was only able to take about a quarter mile sprint down and back but left very excited about this new Mustang. I now wrestle with the fact that this auto is so nice I'm not sure if there is any reason to shift my own gears. At least those that don't want to shift have a great alternative now. The A5 keeps this sweet powerplant right in the sweet spot of its powerband and doesn't stop. For those on the fence, get off now, because this car is great! :worship: P.S. This may have been discussed before, but if anyone has pics of the underside of the hood, please post and note the suspicious lack of "ribbing" in a square portion in the center of the hood.