The very reason I decided to join the community as well, I cannot say the same for the Mustang forums I use to visit. If you had the V6 base model, you wouldn't be treated too well by the GT and above crowd.It is a 1.8 Auto. Thanks for the warm welcome guys! Its cool to see a car forum where people aren't hating on each other's rides all the time. Way better than the forum I used to be on when I owned civic!