the competition is good for the brands. The new mustang is a fine machine, with a rich (but gaudy) interior and fine road manners. It lacks a bit of polish, but that is on purpose to suit the customer's desire for a raw experience. In this day and age, it is impossible to laugh off a mustang, like one could back in 1989!!
I just hope that BMW goes the way of lighter cars, and not the AMG way.
Also, just think of how much pressure porsche is under with their cars. A 911 can't stay in front of some rental cars. A decent altima V6 is faster than a boxster in a straight line. Sure, there is more to the cars than that, but a sports car should be effortlessly fast.....