I recently sold my 05 GT and got myself a 2017 Ecoboost (I know, blasphemy), and after a month in that body...I'm having doubts about getting a 2014 GT. Between the 197 and 550, the 550s have better suspension, stock ride height, trans, interior, handling, saound system, engine, aerodynamics, and I'd say a better side profile. BUT, it feels like it has less of a character, it feels less of a mustang and less American. It feels like a less refined BMW the 2014 has the sexiest front and back in any mustang imo, and I love the crude feeling of the car. It's rough around all the edges and just has more character than any 550 I've been in or seen. Sadly, I'd have to at least upgrade the suspension, handling, trans, ride height, and engine to be comparable to a 550. A stock 2nd gen 5.0 can handle 600 stock, on a 1st gen I need to open up the front to upgrade the oil pump and parts of the chain system- that's at least 2k. I did the math between both years and getting a 15 GT would save money in the long run and would be a better car overall. I guess my question is: Is having a car you enjoy (and more street cred) worth the extra thousands and not having a factually better car? That question probably seems stupid to non-car ppl tbh, but you guys get it.