You just prove the point. You are trying to compare a time before the internet . There was no international platform for anyone to "flash" their interests on. Nowhere! Didnt exist!!!!It's true, the car scene was tiny and boring in the late 90's to mid 00's. It was nowhere as big as it is now.
What do young social media influencers spend their money on? What are they always flashing on their social media for likes???
Oh that's right, CARS.
We didnt buy foxbodys because of their look. We bought them because they were cheap and performed well for their day . it spawned a new era of performance cars. The aftermarket exploded primarily because of the foxbody. The LS came after it.
260hp 2v and 305hp4v were not low powered for their time.... Technology has come along way.
All you learned is you can buy horsepower or Google it. We had to read,wrench,pick the brains of the old timers and were lucky enough to have guys that were really innovate . We found horsepower and we created power.
You are the stereotypical Millennial or Z. Study history and then ask yourself (not google) how did they do it?