Originally Posted by Featherlite 07
because it would be so shocking that a manufacturer bought another car to benchmark?
and btw lucidus has owned at least like 5 mustangs so he's not exactly a ford hater...
Oh I am sorry...I thought there was a difference between "benchmark" and "reverse engineer the car so that they may copy everything it does well and then attempt to improve upon it." My bad for not understanding the English language...
And yes I know who Lucidus is and his past history with two/four wheels.
As to your last paragraph...lets be real here no one buys an American car for the interior or nice "cushy" features that you will find in an Audi/BMW/Mercedes.
If you want the best performing car for $50k you get a Z06, GT500, Boss, ZL1, etc...
If you want the best CAR for $50k that opens up plenty of other options which include many imports such as Audi/BMW/Mercedes...etc...
If I were looking for a practical second car to DD for $50k it most certainly would not be a domestic.
I guess what it comes down to is an individuals limit for sacrificing comfort/features in the name of performance. For me...I will sacrifice everything but others might not be able to live without their fancy features. For me it is all about the ride and handling characteristics and overall experience...nothing comes close.
You would understand if you didn't drive such a "pedestrian" car in such a "pedestrian" color.
Disclaimer: I really didn't have to explain myself here because if you look back to my original post I said specifically, PERFORMANCE, but I am bored at work so I felt the need to clarify some things. We are essentially saying the same thing...just for some reason or another you must have jumped over that little "performance" tidbit in my post.
I agree with you 100%...performance and numbers aren't everything, at least for most people, and for $50k you could find a much nicer car to drive on a daily basis.