You're exactly the kind of guy I want to see pissed off at my LS1 swapped 98 Cobra at a car show - I blew the motor, and after I got over my initial hesitation and found out what a direct drop swap it was, and I contemplated half the cost, six speed trans upgrade, better technology, easier to work on, more than 400 lbs. lighter off the front wheels keeping my P/S and A/C, and the perfect powerband for a road race car, I pulled the trigger. You're still stuck in the 80s mullet, Ford is better than Chevy or whatever brand you wish blind sheep brand loyalty. When you're an auto tech and you see this stuff on a day to day basis you know that Ford, Dodge, Chevy, Toyota, Honda, whatever, it's all the same shit. They all suck equally, they all break evenly. No company uses better materials or is more reliable by nature, it's the owners. You can take a Ford tech and he'd be rockin' a Chevy dealership in a few weeks. The only brand I'm loyal to is fast. If you could prove to me that swapping in a four cylinder Honda turbo motor would help my car perform better on the road course I'd be all over it too.