I'm 1/4 offended...because I'm 1/4 German .Originally Posted by henee2
Actually, I'm not offended- just kidding.
As for the German vs US automotive superiority argument, I'd say they are apples vs oranges, an unfair comparison.
German cars are often about finesse, engineering, handling prowess and build quality (excluding the Trabant ;) ), while the US pony cars like the Mustang are more about brute performance, bang for the buck, and excess (like that's a bad thing).
Certain models of Mustang over the years can go fast and handle well. I remember well driving a drunk buddy home in his modified 5.0L 'Stang, trying to feather the clutch and brakes so as to keep that thing pointed straight in the snow and ice- not easy. Wet and icey pavement weren't the best venue for this car. That would be an example of a Mustang that was more of a "straight line" performer. I think the later model Mustangs are much improved, more error friendly fresh from the showroom (with some great peformance potential).
Attached is the upgraded engine in a guy from work's '05. Mmmmm - Supercharger.