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Old 06-02-2010, 03:52 PM   #51
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I wish the Camaro sales would slow to a crawl, there's enough on the road already...don't want to end up like the dime a dozen Mustangs I see every 10 seconds.
GM needs to sell as many Camaros as they can. More Camaro sales = More profit/ROI = More incentive to build a Z28 and the 6th gen.
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:14 PM   #52
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Aw hell- even a blind squirrel eventually finds a nut. Nothing to see here- move on... move on...
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:29 PM   #53
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:52 PM   #54
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Not surprised it had to happen sooner or later. To be honest they can keep that title. I dont want to see a millions of these cars on the car to the point its like the mustang where its a pair of jeans. Everyone has one. That has to be the best sales run chev has had vs the mustang with its camaro but i could be wrong. Im still miffed about the challenger. One of the best cars dodge has come out with forever and they dont market it,they way overprice it aka SRT8 end result low sales. The mustang good looking ride minus the new rear end but unless its a GT500 driving by me i dont notice them any more. Just too many of them around. I will give credit where credit is due though. If it wasnt for the popular 2005-2009 mustang the 2010 camaro would not have happen imo.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:32 PM   #55
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Anyone ever consider, A bunch of Camaro buyers waited until the 2011 got released, it's not like Chevy is offering any real deals on the 2010 Camaro even now
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Knew this would happen, new motor for the Mustang, and many fanatics have been waiting, I wonder how long it will be 'til we are back on top!
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:41 PM   #57
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:16 PM   #58
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Ford has been running a lot of Mustangs advertisements on TV. I have never seen a dedicated Camaro ad. Perhaps the power of persuasion worked.
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:30 PM   #59
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I knew when I clicked in this thread, this would be the kind of reaction I would be seeing from a lot of the Camaro faithful. Relax, it's not like there was a dramatic swing away from the Camaro to the Mustang. Camaro sales seemed to be about where they have been the last few months, but I believe what you are seeing on the Mustang side is two different things taking place:

1) As some have said, if you were looking to get a deal on a Mustang with the new bodystyle and really did not care about performance numbers compared to its direct competition, you couldn't find a better time to buy a 2010 Mustang.

2) The 2011 Mustangs, with their new and ultra-hyped powertrains started hitting the dealers in full force in May. While the demand for the 2011 version of Ford's ponycar is probably not as strong as it was for the Gen5 Camaro when I was introduced after a long hiatus, there is still a strong demand for the improved performance in the 2011 Mustang.

These two thing together, I believe, accounts for the big jump in sales. I also predict this will not be one month-and-done thing and expect the Mustang to outsell the Camaro throught the summer, or at least until the Camaro convertible hits the dealer lots.

Sometimes you just have to accept the fact that the Camaro will never replace the Mustang as America's favorite ponycar.
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:36 PM   #60
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I hate to say this, I might get killed on here but a part of me wishes I had gotten the Challenger over the Camaro. I'm starting to see a bit too many Camaro's on the road. You see a Challenger here and there but that "exclusivity" feel you get beats having a car of the masses in my opinion. Long-term I'm gonna bet the Challenger will be worth more.

I still love my Camaro and would take it over a Mustang no question. Mustangs are like I dunno, just not cool. That's nicest way to say they stink like poo.... Well you know what I really want to say but eh....
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:59 PM   #61
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I hate to say this, I might get killed on here but a part of me wishes I had gotten the Challenger over the Camaro. I'm starting to see a bit too many Camaro's on the road. You see a Challenger here and there but that "exclusivity" feel you get beats having a car of the masses in my opinion. Long-term I'm gonna bet the Challenger will be worth more.

I still love my Camaro and would take it over a Mustang no question. Mustangs are like I dunno, just not cool. That's nicest way to say they stink like poo.... Well you know what I really want to say but eh....
They are all mass-produced vehicles, so if you purchase any of them looking for some sort of feeling of exclusivity, you've already failed. Yes, the production numbers on the Challenger are less than the Camaro and Mustang, but they are not rare by any means. Heck, they sold almost 32,000 cars in 2009 alone. That's more Challenger's sold in one year than GT500's built between 2007 and 2010!

As far as long-term value goes, if you are buying a car today for what you think it might be worth in the future, you are buying for the wrong reason. Buy the car that brings the biggest smile to your face when you get behind the wheel and drive it often!
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Buy the car that brings the biggest smile to your face when you get behind the wheel and drive it often!
Now that's what I call good (garage)-logic!

Way to go Ford, GM, and Chrysler! Keep up the good work!!!
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:06 PM   #63
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I hate to say this, I might get killed on here but a part of me wishes I had gotten the Challenger over the Camaro.
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:08 PM   #64
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Now that's what I call good (garage)-logic!

Way to go Ford, GM, and Chrysler! Keep up the good work!!!
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We are truly blessed to be living during this rendition of the HP wars. I for one never thought we would see this again. As a 39 year old I grew up with a bunch of crap made by the big3 and every other manufacturer, these last 10 years have been awesome for car enthusiast...
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:14 PM   #65
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Any one have the breakdown on V6 to V8 comparison?
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:14 PM   #66
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All I know is where I live I see Mustangs EVERYDAY..ALL THE TIME..I see Gen5 Camaro..hardly ever! I like being in a car that not alot of people have..just makes me feel special!
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:17 PM   #67
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Awesome thread and story...The cars are very special...Everytime i
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:19 PM   #68
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I started a thread about production #...Need to know how many
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:20 PM   #69
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All I know is where I live I see Mustangs EVERYDAY..ALL THE TIME..I see Gen5 Camaro..hardly ever! I like being in a car that not alot of people have..just makes me feel special!
Hey, if it makes you feel special to think you drive some sort of exclusive, mass-produced (an oxymoron, by the way) vehicle, more power to ya!
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Ford has been running a lot of Mustangs advertisements on TV. I have never seen a dedicated Camaro ad. Perhaps the power of persuasion worked.
Ya, did you notice their ad indicates how they've "Transformed" - boy didn't they steal that from another something else, hummmm...

Ford is also throwing out 0% financing too - so they're going full force with the sales push...

We'll give them May.. Now that 2011 Camaro pricing is out with $0 increase and only $350 for 2LT and 2SS's - I'll bet those on the fence will so in and order...

Great graphs BTW, thankx for sharing with us.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:07 PM   #71
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a) challenger sales are so low cuz they're so damn expensive, but also chrysler doesn't produce them nearly as much.

b) mustang sales went up so much thanks to the give away deals on 2010s and the release of the 2011 with the new motors and transmissions

c) don't expect sales to beat the mustang again until GM drops an engine and transmission set up that will leave the mustang in the dust, and fix the interior. i love the look of the car, but i hate all the plastic inside it. Motor Trend and all these other mags basically advertise for all three cars, and lately it has been giving the mustang the best reviews, and in some cases knock the camaro pretty hard. Personally i am holding out till the z/28, cuz i know GM will at least take the cake on that level of performance.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:28 PM   #72
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Now we have to wait for the 2011's to come out and Chevy needs some advertising man! The mustang commercial is kindda cool and a lot of my friends see it and think this is cool. But then again For me the camaro is cool so Im kindda happy if no one else buys any more Camaros :-) and They remain super rare. BTW to anyone who thinks the 2011 Mustang looks cool think of it this way. It looks like a 2005 Mustang with a cool body kit.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:12 PM   #73
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Hey, if it makes you feel special to think you drive some sort of exclusive, mass-produced (an oxymoron, by the way) vehicle, more power to ya!

The numbers are up for one reason, The National Statistics show that there is a increase in women drivers this year, not to mention all the graduations, So of course Mustang is going to sell more cars 90% of all mustangs sold are to women in some way BTW We love our Camaro Women
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I actually saw ads last weekend in the paper for 2010 V6 mustangs for $15,000.
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All this just make me think that some [almost] all of the people that still go out and spend there money on cars with horses as a badge they are narrow minded or near sited only!!!x4
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