My girlfriends sis got a new mustang a few days ago. Base model, nothing special. 194hp, 3.8 engine. Anyway, she let me drive it today to see what it felt like compared to the taurus(2000 ses 200hp 24v dohc) and I was actually quite suprised at the difference. I know the K&N filter and "dual exhausts" don't make THAT much of a difference but the difference was pretty big. the mustang felt way slower acceleration wise. Kinda stubborn compared to the duratech. Anyway, WHY is there a difference? Is it the fact that once Rear wheel drive and ones front wheel drive? Even with that, the mustang has a 3.8 engine vs a 3.0. I just wanna understand why the taurus can beat the mustang.thanks!