Thanks for this thread - seriously considering trading my mustang in and picking up an ST - i miss having a zippy little car..
seriously considering means - I just need to get my butt down to my dealer, drive it, and insure I can deal with some light torque steer (been years since FF).
Any drawbacks to getting a 'base' car - I know all the electronic gadgets and whatnot will not be there on a base.. Does not look like anything performance-wise is changed from the base and a loaded car (lighter perhaps??) Cloth seats are ok with me I got kids, screwed up leather is a PITA.. Sunroof being the only vanity I really want.. Along with X-Plan from my job I'm seeing a 24k # - best to look for a base and get what I want and maybe get it less than that, or build from scratch? (Thinking performance blue or black).