It is really a dog with the 3.31s and a manual trans. Still up in the air about it. Not really worried about MPG, my Mach could still pull 25 MPG on long highway rides. I am more interested in how it pulls in auto-x. I have a JK Jeep with 4.88s and MPG is about the same as stock, (terrible!) but it now moves out of its own way with some snap.
I see it as a "real" Mustang GT now that the GTs are over $30k msrp. Hard to pick, a new modded V6 with the tighter chassie or a low mile Mach 1 with its creaky 1979 architechture. Our 06 V6 is still a tighter car after 100,000 miles than my Mach was brand new, LOL!
ps, I'm glad I'm not the only one in here!