hey man i'm still coming to terms with it lol. after 5 mustangs, i feel i was basically pushed to look at other brands. and i know the other brand dealers will be hit or miss also, i'm fully prepared to start buying vehicles that are out of warranty so i can tinker and really have fun. but the 350 was too unique and finicky to do the things i wanted to do. i feel like a whipple on one would be perfect, as i don't have a road course near me...but no freaking way after one motor failing stock that i'd roll the dice on a 17.5k motor. the oil consumption and failed motors on these is a very real thing, if you spend a lot of time on the forums and facebook you will see. there are plenty of people who didn't just hop online to tell their horror story, they are longstanding members or had been in the group awhile. i'm unsure why people want to defend it so much, or make up these fake acceptable failure statistics...my personal favorite is "less than 1% failure rate"...fact is, no one knows. however, if you can do math and have common sense you'll know there's no way it's less than 1% lol. even if you were so unlucky, ford will fix it. but the process takes months if it's oil consumption. one fella with an R catastrophic failure on track had his car back and motor replaced in like 6-7 business days, that's not too bad at all. but in the end you have a car with a "blemish". ford gave me an extended warranty of 7yr/100k miles and i literally had 2 people interested in my car over the course of a month it was for sale. car worked great, had a new lease on life, but the red flag and, ultimately, drop in value was very real.