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Old 06-16-2011, 05:22 PM   #15
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DETROIT (Bloomberg) --
"As the Camaro starts to age and the Mustang is redesigned, that will heat up the battle," Schuster said. "We see the Mustang regaining its No. 1 position when it's redesigned, but it will be close."
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:24 PM   #16
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Sounds like the Bloomberg article was written by a Ford fanboy.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:24 PM   #17
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Maybe GM could help Ford out by building Camaro's side by side with the Mustangs to keep the plant open.
Honestly, I'd love to see Ford and GM build along side each other like that. Camaros off one side and Mustangs off the other..

Yes, we're enemies on the track -- but, without each other we're both doomed to boredom and stagnation..

Hell, even Wile E. Coyote realized that he needed the Road Runner.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:28 PM   #18
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The current body style of the Mustang has been played out. Its time for them to refresh the look and feel of it. The styling of the Camaro more then off sets the areas that the Mustang is slightly better.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:33 PM   #19
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The Mustang is a great car, with a rich and legendary history and in its current configuration is a very worthy competitor for the Camaro V6 or SS. I can't imagine it ever stopping production, but either way it deserves to live on. Things like this are cyclical - Ford WILL regain the upper hand in time, then lose it again, and so on.

At the risk of making us Camaro guys be the Joker, I'm reminded of his line to Batman from The Dark Knight: "Kill you? I don't want to kill you! What would I do without you?"
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:33 PM   #20
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This Camaro is obviously taken the nation by a storm. Coupled with the Transformers marketing, it is the premier sports car in America at the moment. In actuality, I think the Camaro's 8 year layoff actually helped because its return brought such an uproar of enthusiasts anticipating its return that it launched with a bang. The Mustang has always been around, yes it has been updated, but the Camaro of 2010 revolutionized the sports car.

Everybody sees Mustangs out there, but I still have people staring at my car, and even taking pictures of it. Nobody does that with a Mustang. Why? Because they see the Camaro as "that car in that cool Transformers movie." And that's a good thing. It's got such an aura that whenever I tell people I have a Camaro, they automatically have a connection with it. The Mustang is ingrained into our culture so it will always be there, but the Camaro has taken a leap in its status as not just Chevy's pony car, but America's pony car.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:34 PM   #21
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I also think the link to Transformers is a bit over stated. For me it was just a show case for one sweet looking car. It is a great advertising tool but only because people love the design of the vehicle so much.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:36 PM   #22
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I also think the link to Transformers is a bit over stated. For me it was just a show case for one sweet looking car. It is a great advertising tool but only because people love the design of the vehicle so much.

My point is that people saw that car in the movie, so for some not really into cars or the car scene, it was a movie prop right in front of their faces. How I know, because that's what most people tell me on the streets. "Hey that's the Camaro from the movie isn't it??"
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:37 PM   #23
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the camaro is the hottest car in the market right now. With the transformer's movie makes it even hotter
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:42 PM   #24
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The Mustang is not going anywhere guys. If anything you'll see a new Lincoln Mark after the 2014 redesign to fill the high end market and some of that plants volume.

As for the axle talk just drop it already. It's been proven time after time stock for stock the Mustang handles better than the mediocre setup in the Camaro. I hope the Camaro and Challenger stick around to keep Ford honest and I would hope you all feel the same so GM keeps pushing the Camaro further.

If it wasn't for the success of the 05+ Mustang you all wouldn't even be driving a Camaro.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:44 PM   #25
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My point is that people saw that car in the movie, so for some not really into cars or the car scene, it was a movie prop right in front of their faces. How I know, because that's what most people tell me on the streets. "Hey that's the Camaro from the movie isn't it??"
Im with you, I was actually tying my comment as you were typing yours and was referring to part of the article.
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I hope the Camaro and Challenger stick around to keep Ford honest and I would hope you all feel the same so GM keeps pushing the Camaro further.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:48 PM   #27
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I agree, the mustang aint going anywhere. the article didn't say that mustang was going away, just that the plant needs more volume to stay open...
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:57 PM   #28
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Even if they close the Flatrock plant they will probably just move production to another plant that is underutilized. maybe adding another shift, or they could move production of another vehicle to the Flatrock plant to keep it open, either way the Mustang is not going anywhere, it is Ford's image car, they need it in their lineup.
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