I’m not so sure I want anything to do with the post Renault Nissan or anything to do with Renault at all. I loved the original with it’s dime store interior and all. I’ll say the new Z is really impressive and I do like it. I’m sorely reminded of my neighbors Renault Alliance in the 80’s. Horrible car.The base Mustang GT is also $4k cheaper than the cheapest (slowest) Z. In fact, the cheapest PP1 GT is only $4k more than the base Z, and is $5k cheaper than the Performance trim Z it compares to. The Mustang is arguably more bang for your buck, but the prices are close enough that choosing between the two is just up to preference.
And in today's market, getting either car close to MSRP is pretty damn difficult.
Cheapest GT PP1