With the fall of the Camaro/Firebird line, Ford has no competition against the mustang now. So, like when Russia fell the U.S. was left with nothing else to do except waste time and money on humanitarian stuff, which is nice, but we kind of let our guard down and ie. Sept. 11. My fear is that Ford will make the same mistake with the Mustang a lead it down the same path as the Thunderbird. I like the 2005, its looks good and seems to have good performance, but the retro look it a little to modern for me. I liked the new T-bird also but I don't think I would buy one. The other option is to compete with the corvette, but that will put the Mustang in a new price range make it a rich mans toy which the price is slowly creeping up there. A 1993 Cobra cost just over $20K brand, and 03 Cobra is nearly double. I don't want to see the mustang have the same fate as the t-bird and F-body GM.