I agree, that's why I bought a 17. It was also overpriced in my opinion and our Canadian dollar tacked on around 25% more than US pricing. I knew an 18 would be out of my price range with options I wanted. I'm pretty sure most mustangs sold are base models here and even their pricing is getting out of range for the average salary.The only negative thing about the refresh is the price. People bought Mustang GTs because they were cheap. That's no longer the case.
SUV's are where it's at now for sales competition so I imagine that's where Ford and competitors will concentrate their efforts.