Hey guys, I'm new here and have read some threads in here. I don't understand why you guys think the 94-98 Mustangs are the "bastard Stangs". Yes, I kknow, the 94-95's are heavier than the Fox 5.0's and because of that, alittle slower. But, they also have better braking, suspension, and basically a better built car. I also know that the 96-98's are slower because of the heads compared to the 99-04's. I'm a 87-93 guy, but I've never thought of the 94-98's as "bastard Stangs". I have thought of the 74-78 Stangs that way because they are basically a Pinto. I love the Foxs but I think my next Mustang will be a 94-95 because of the newer style, braking, suspension, and since I have a kid now and I have been in a bad accident, I know the 94 and up Stangs are safer than the 87-93's. Plus, with the 94-95 you still get a 5.0 (tons of aftermarket)!! I guess I kind of understand what you guys mean about not getting the respect. I'm 33, and 10-15 years ago, the Fox 5.0's were the king, then the 94's came out and everyone wanted the "new and sleek" looking Stang. Even today, kids I know that are in high school now or college, I'll mention the 87-93's and they act like they are an old shoe box looking car, even the GT. I know the 87-93's are not as sleek looking as the 94 and up cars but there is just something about that bodystyle. I like it because it's not to busy with groundeffects (except the GT), just a clean look to it, kind of like the (DARE I SAY IT) 80's Chevy Malibu. Anyway, I think the 94-98 Stangs are just as good as any other Stangs. And sorry for the book I just wrote. I tried to add myself on the map and had no luck. I clicked on it and the same screen poped up. Thank You.