Goes back to my theory about the middleman, the dealerships. Dealers want a quick sale, and customers want a quick purchase. They phased out manuals as most people don't wanna sit and order them, and the ones that do will wait, or they'll take their one or two on the lot and fight over it.it is weird how angry people get over the EB.
i bought a mustang last year.
What i wanted:
A convertible that can seat 4.
STANDARD STICK shift.
Ability to modify.
What is the point of arguing about the EB vs the v8 if its an automatic trans?
The heart of a pony car is driving a manual and being able to modify. With some changes you can even get the same hp as a v8. And its faster than many predecessors already as others mentioned.
i would choose a manual trans EB over a auto v8 all day. If i could have found a manual v8 i would have bought one. To me personally, if i cant shift through gears, a sports car hp is waisted anyway.
the real sad truth is manual trans are dying.
I presume (And I can be wrong) that if more people truly had the choice and were patient, there'd be a bit more sticks available.
Also, as much as I'd love to get a V8, if I were in your shoes, I'd do it all over again with an EB so long as it's a ragtop mustang with a stick