I am going to start off I am cross shopping a few cars right now which include: VW Golf R/GTI, Camaro LT1/SS, and the GT. I really like the growl of the V8, and wanted to own at least a manual v8 car, but nervous about gas mileage (yeah I know). This would be a big purchase and trying to make sure I don't regret either making/not making the purchase. The car I am looking for is a base model with the performance pack with the sync3, but realizing that it would come out to about $50k with all the fees associated with it. I am having a hard time wrapping my head around a base model mustang costing so much. The reason I am looking for that is to get one that I don't have to modify (well I don't plan on modifying right now). Not to mention I hear horror stories about the build quality and that Ford's in general fall apart after about 5 years (namely the interior). Moreover, I hear the resale value on Mustangs tend to be horrendous. Additionally, I would love to buy it and hold on to it until the wheels fall off, but my track record isn't to good in that department. I am trying to see if the performance pack and sync 3 are really worth the premium, or just getting a completely base model car (which has the extremely small screen). With the complete base model car I would probably change certain things down the road. Just trying to get some input on whether the mustang is really worth the BMW price tag with the Performance Pack and 301A package, or is the complete base model. Just trying to get some advice, so that I don't have regret.