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Old 12-14-2012, 07:29 PM   #1
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I went from Mustang to Camaro. No regrets so far!

Hey guys, I joined the forum recently since I got the Camaro. I've read through many of the threads that ended up helping me make my decision, and many of the members here are knowledgeable and helpful. Not to mention these are some of the funniest comments I have seen in awhile , I definitely like this forum better than the Mustang forum I was on before.

Onto the story...

I got a V6 Automatic 2012 Kona Blue Ford Mustang a year ago as a present for Graduation last year. I'm pretty laid back and Kona Blue was the perfect color for me. It was exactly what I wanted, it had all the neat add-on's that Ford offers and everything. Club of America package, baseball stitching, leather seating, navigation, bluetooth, glass roof, all the goods. I'd like to have a V8 but it's costly for gas and I don't think I need that much power right now since this car was my DD.

When Hurricane Sandy hit, my family and I had no expectation of the hurricane being as bad as it was. It flooded our cars, which meant the Mustang was no more. It was a huge bummer for me because I babied that car for a year and took care of it really well. Luckily, the insurance covered the car so I could afford to get another one. Enter the Camaro...

The time came to decide what car I wanted to get, and the same two names that came up last year came up again this year; Mustang/Camaro. While I had the Mustang, I still over a Camaro every time I saw one . I guess it was a sign I wanted to switch over, even though my pro's and con's list of both cars showed that the Mustang was the better car for me. I gave in, and got a Camaro of similar level to my Mustang. 2LT, navigation, baseball stitching steering wheel, Inferno Orange leather Interior, sunroof, etc.

I've had the Camaro for a week now and I'm already much happier than I was with the Mustang. That doesn't change the fact that I still love my Mustang (yes, it is possible to like both of them ). Glad I made this choice and i'm looking forward to owning this one for more than a year!

I'd love to add more, like what I prefer in the Camaro over the Mustang, etc., but I think I've said enough for one post haha! Thanks for all the helpful information members have provided on here.

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Old 12-14-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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Nice! Welcome to Camaro5! So how do like the way the car drives compared to the mustang? Oh and, this forum is very dangerous... It has a way of stealing your money.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:34 PM   #3
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That doesn't change the fact that I still love my Mustang (yes, it is possible to like both of them )
It is possible to like more than one car

Sorry for your situation and I hope your rebuilding goes well. On the bright side you got an awesome car out of the deal. Welcome to the club!
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:38 PM   #4
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Nice! Welcome to Camaro5! So how do like the way the car drives compared to the mustang? Oh and, this forum is very dangerous... It has a way of stealing your money.
I liked the way the Mustang handled a bit more than the Camaro, but the Camaro can hold it's own really well, and I haven't even had the car for more than a week!

Oh trust me, I can tell it's a money guzzler here haha. I had no interest in modding my Mustang, but the threads here already have me excited with the amount of great mods that are available for the Camaro. I just hope this doesn't become anything more than a small hobby haha.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:38 PM   #5
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Can't go wrong with either. Sorry to hear about the wrath of Sandy. Lucky you made it out okay even if the Mustang didn't.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:46 PM   #6
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:52 PM   #7
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Thanks guys! Though my house was hit badly by the hurricane, there are areas near me that have it twice as worse...i'm just grateful everyone I know is safe. The Camaro brings light to the situation though, it's fun driving this car every day.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:03 PM   #8
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I liked the way the Mustang handled a bit more than the Camaro, but the Camaro can hold it's own really well, and I haven't even had the car for more than a week!

Oh trust me, I can tell it's a money guzzler here haha. I had no interest in modding my Mustang, but the threads here already have me excited with the amount of great mods that are available for the Camaro. I just hope this doesn't become anything more than a small hobby haha.
Yea I heard the mustangs were a blast to drive. Yea, I got the mod bug with my camaro.... Still not done....
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:03 PM   #9
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Hate to hear what you had to go through to get you a Camaro. But at least you and your family are ok. Things can be replaced, people can't.
I do like that blue your mustang had, but the inferno orange looks great too, especially in the sunlight.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:13 PM   #10
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Welcome to c5 man! Glad you made the right choice! And sorry to hear about sandy
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:41 PM   #11
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:57 PM   #12
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:00 PM   #13
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:16 PM   #14
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What a story, You know its the looks of these cars , They just look so darn cool, That is why i bought one also was from the looks they have to be one of the sharpest looking muscle car for the middle class ever. This is a awesome forum , I did not even know something like this even existed till i fell into it one day, The knowledge of some on here is unbelieveable , and the help they give others , I have read thread after thread of a guy working on his car having a problem and someone on here helps him get the job done, I seen people offer parts of their car to others who had bad luck and needed help. Congrats on being a Camaro owner now, You truly have got to the top of the hill looking down at the Mustang, haha Just kidding .
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:17 PM   #15
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Sorry to hear Sandy kicked your ass. I can only assume that you live on the south shore with all the flooding that went on down there. I'm on the north shore and lost 9 trees in front of my house. Luckily not one hit my month old Camaro as I do not have a garage!!

All in all you made a great decision with a 2LT and I wish yah luck with her.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:30 PM   #16
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Thanks everyone! I had about 3-4 inches of water in my house, it was ridiculous. I don't think anything has scared me like that before. But things are back to normal for the most part, hopefully this isn't a trend that will continue to happen.

Nice to see some Mustang love here too! It's cool that there's a rivalry between both cars and everything but it's great to see that there are also some people that can appreciate both of them. Usually it's one or the other for most people...
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:42 PM   #17
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:10 PM   #18
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Hey guys, I joined the forum recently since I got the Camaro. I've read through many of the threads that ended up helping me make my decision, and many of the members here are knowledgeable and helpful. Not to mention these are some of the funniest comments I have seen in awhile , I definitely like this forum better than the Mustang forum I was on before.

Onto the story...

I got a V6 Automatic 2012 Kona Blue Ford Mustang a year ago as a present for Graduation last year. I'm pretty laid back and Kona Blue was the perfect color for me. It was exactly what I wanted, it had all the neat add-on's that Ford offers and everything. Club of America package, baseball stitching, leather seating, navigation, bluetooth, glass roof, all the goods. I'd like to have a V8 but it's costly for gas and I don't think I need that much power right now since this car was my DD.

When Hurricane Sandy hit, my family and I had no expectation of the hurricane being as bad as it was. It flooded our cars, which meant the Mustang was no more. It was a huge bummer for me because I babied that car for a year and took care of it really well. Luckily, the insurance covered the car so I could afford to get another one. Enter the Camaro...

The time came to decide what car I wanted to get, and the same two names that came up last year came up again this year; Mustang/Camaro. While I had the Mustang, I still over a Camaro every time I saw one . I guess it was a sign I wanted to switch over, even though my pro's and con's list of both cars showed that the Mustang was the better car for me. I gave in, and got a Camaro of similar level to my Mustang. 2LT, navigation, baseball stitching steering wheel, Inferno Orange leather Interior, sunroof, etc.

I've had the Camaro for a week now and I'm already much happier than I was with the Mustang. That doesn't change the fact that I still love my Mustang (yes, it is possible to like both of them ). Glad I made this choice and i'm looking forward to owning this one for more than a year!

I'd love to add more, like what I prefer in the Camaro over the Mustang, etc., but I think I've said enough for one post haha! Thanks for all the helpful information members have provided on here.
We are happy to have you as part of the Camaro family now! Congratulations!

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Old 12-19-2012, 05:59 PM   #19
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Welcome to the family!

Very sharp car. I looked at trading up to a '13 IOM RS last weekend myself, but ultimately I think I'm holding out for an older model SS

And just my personal opinion, I think your IOM is much sharper than the Mustang
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:25 PM   #20
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I also switched from a mustang to a camaro. Never been happier about a decision. I just didn't belong in the mustang. Nice car, just wasn't for me.
Have yet to mod my camaro. Been trying to hold off but it just keeps itching.
Good luck and enjoy whatever mods you decide to do, but most of all enjoy the car to the fullest
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:25 PM   #21
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Welcome - sweet ride!!! Enjoy it and drive safely!!!

I am on the same opinion - I respect the mustang (even though I have not owned one) but I am really happy with the Camaro! I have driven my friend's mustang 302 boss and I found it to be good but I still like mine more
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:11 PM   #22
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Sorry to hear about the Mustang but glad to have you here. Congrats! Enjoy the ride!
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:18 PM   #23
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Was there ever any doubt? Enjoy!
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:19 PM   #24
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:23 PM   #25
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That was a nice looking Mustang - IMO that's the best color. As others have stated I'm sorry about the path it took to get your Camaro but welcome to C5!
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