16th Apr 2009, 13:42

"It's ideas like that that nearly put the Mustang, Camaro, and Firebird to an early grave in the 1980's."

How?? None of these cars were ever offered without a V-8.

18th Apr 2009, 00:32

Gee, that's interesting, considering that the 1973 Mustang, which weighed 100+ pounds MORE than the 2005-2009 models was offered with a 99 horsepower I-6. That engine provided more than adequate power for passing and merging and many of these engines went over 200,000 miles without being "shot". A 175 horsepower engine in a 3100 car is plenty powerful enough for any driving situation. And how does an engine "make up for the power of a V-8"??