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Old 07-23-2007, 01:02 PM   #1
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New Camaro vs Imports vs Mustangs

Hello everyone I've been over the road for the last couple of months so its nice to talk to you guys again.I was just wondering what do you guys hate worse Mustangs and Challengers or the imports you see running around personally Im an american car guy all the way I could never buy an import it just wouldnt feel right let me know what you guys think p.s. I just saw the new transformers movie Bumblebee looked awesome I cant wait till I see the real thing
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:35 PM   #2
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I don't hate any of them, since I have owned/toyed with just abotu every car genre imaginable.

That being said, people who trick out Neons (sans SRT4), Lumina/Cavaliers, Sunfires, Escorts (sans the badass Euro ones), and any domestic V6 could all use a lesson in common sense.

Anythign else is fair game to me. They all have their pros and cons, and it boils down to preference.

BUT, for the sake of discussion, of the three choices you offered, I'd much rather see Mustangs go down...though watching the Challengers get pommeled by the Camaros will be fun.
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Old 07-23-2007, 02:05 PM   #3
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Yeah good point I actually used to own a 06 Mustang gt dont get me wrong it was a nice car but performance wise I think it came up a little short I think the challenger should be a better performance car than the mustang as long as it doesnt weigh as much as a dodge ram as far as the imports go I guess I have always been biased towards american muscle my dad,granddad,uncle are all retired gm employees so I get that gm employee discount WOO-HOO actually the Import guys are usually pretty friendly when they see a pony car Im just not into that whole fast and furious scene but to each his own
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Old 07-23-2007, 02:23 PM   #4
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Hello everyone I've been over the road for the last couple of months so its nice to talk to you guys again.I was just wondering what do you guys hate worse Mustangs and Challengers or the imports you see running around personally Im an american car guy all the way I could never buy an import it just wouldnt feel right let me know what you guys think p.s. I just saw the new transformers movie Bumblebee looked awesome I cant wait till I see the real thing
I dont necessarily hate the cars. I just dont get the emotion or the feeling i do from the Camaro.

Then you have the 1865468462 different editions of the Mustang, that also drives me crazy. They just wont stop, the brand image of the Mustang and Ford is getting so broad, and diluted that i would never own one.

And as far as the Challenger goes, I always live by the saying.

Dodge builds Challengers, Chevy builds winners...
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Old 07-23-2007, 02:24 PM   #5
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Yeah good point I actually used to own a 06 Mustang gt
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Old 07-23-2007, 02:53 PM   #6
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LOL I know I broke the golden rule but I was looking for a sporty car but didnt have the cash for a new vette and never really liked the new charger so it seemed like a good idea at the time so now all I have to do is wait for the new camaro it cant get here soon enough then all we need is a new firebird
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Old 07-23-2007, 03:40 PM   #7
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Old 07-23-2007, 05:22 PM   #8
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Import four bangers and their freakin annoying fart can exhausts, piss me off to no end . I love nothing more then to rip them apart with some good ole american muscle. now if your talking imports such as lambos, ferrari's, bugatti's, koenigsegg's, ect. then those are just some sweet rides!! (none of which most of us could afford). I am GM loyal for sure but I would much rather see the Stangs and Challengers on the road. Its good for pricing and performance competition as well as rivalry and bragging rights.


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Old 07-23-2007, 07:52 PM   #9
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I am GM loyal for sure but I would much rather see the Stangs and Challengers on the road.
You do mean Stangs and Challengers and Camaro's on the road, right? That sounded a little funny if you know what I mean.
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Old 07-23-2007, 08:34 PM   #10
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Old 07-23-2007, 09:48 PM   #11
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By the way,I was referring to the fart pipe imports you dont really see too many exotic imports running around.Long live american muscle.Give me my american v-8 any day.
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:26 PM   #12
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As long as people love some sort of car, then I can't be mad. That said, I really don't like those fwd tuner cars. Not necessarily imports, as I like Supras, RX-7's, Z cars, Bimmers, Skyline GTRs, and Evos. The Mustang is a good car and the Camaro benefits from the competition
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:16 PM   #13
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You do mean Stangs and Challengers and Camaro's on the road, right? That sounded a little funny if you know what I mean.
we are in a Camaro enthusiast forum with people dying to get the new 5th Gen right? I just figured it was a given that i want the Camaro on the road... hell I want to be in one and smoking imports, stangs, and challengers all day sorry for any confusion

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Old 07-25-2007, 07:49 PM   #14
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Import four bangers and their freakin annoying fart can exhausts, piss me off to no end . I love nothing more then to rip them apart with some good ole american muscle. now if your talking imports such as lambos, ferrari's, bugatti's, koenigsegg's, ect. then those are just some sweet rides!! (none of which most of us could afford). I am GM loyal for sure but I would much rather see the Stangs and Challengers on the road. Its good for pricing and performance competition as well as rivalry and bragging rights.


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Well... I guess you hate me then. I like them all.... but sense Iam currently into auto-x and road racing (NOT STREET RACING!!!) I'd take my STi with its fart can.

Iam all about american muscle, been playing with them all my life but its fun jumping ship and learning about imports. Personally the only imports I'll ever own are STi's, Evo's, Supra's, and skyline's but thats me.
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:02 PM   #15
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Personally I cant see driving a import when you can have a Camaro,Mustang or Challenger at least in the near future.But hey everyone has there own personal tastes and who am I to tell what someone should like.
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:20 PM   #16
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I have always loved Camaros and always will. Just like I have always despised Rustangs (hehe) and always will. But a Supra is a pretty kickass car!
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:43 AM   #17
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I love imports. I have a modified Civic Si. But no matter what I do, getting the power I want out of this car is going to take an act of God or the state Lottery. I love my car like there is no tomorrow and I know it's going to be hard to trade it, but I've wanted a Camaro since I was in high school. I've passed up owning one on countless occasions due to insurance when I was younger. Now I'm in the 30's, married and I need more power. I think I'd be better off buying a car that is drop dead sexy out of the box and has the kind of power that I need. I'll always love imports, but I'm really going to love hearing my engine over their grapefruit shooter exhaust

I love the new Camaro. It's exactly what I need. I could never imagine owning a Mustang. I may love imports, but when it comes to domestics, GM owns me.
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:51 AM   #18
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...grapefruit shooter exhaust...
I'd like to think of them as potato guns. =P

No, I don't have a Folger's can. Just stock =/
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Old 07-26-2007, 01:13 AM   #19
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I'd like to think of them as potato guns. =P

No, I don't have a Folger's can. Just stock =/

You're smart. I have the Greddy EVO2 on mine. I can launch grapefruits out of the thing as a last resort weapon. Great sound. Minimal gains. Awful tailpipe. It's embarrassing.
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Old 07-26-2007, 03:00 PM   #20
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As a true car enthusiast, I like them all in a different ways...
I do however hate when people criminilize (if you consider that a word?) their cars by adding $#it that doesn't fit or belong to it. Take it as an "Environmentally and Aesthetically unbias".
I had a Trans Am WS6, Z28, Civic, Metro, Solstice, etc and since then, IMHO the GTO and the Mustang GT didn't feel quite strong enough in terms of competition from the Euro and Japanese rivals so, then I decided to try the imports like the STi. It is a different performance machine but there is nothing better than the grunt or instant acceleration of a V8

Now, my garage awaits the muscle car Camaro to warm up my STi as a track car. Couldn't be better for me, 2 cars for 2 different purposes in my place.
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As a true car enthusiast, I like them all in a different ways...
I do however hate when people criminilize (if you consider that a word?) their cars by adding $#it that doesn't fit or belong to it. Take it as an "Environmentally and Aesthetically unbias".
I had a Trans Am WS6, Z28, Civic, Metro, Solstice, etc and since then, IMHO the GTO and the Mustang GT didn't feel quite strong enough in terms of competition from the Euro and Japanese rivals so, then I decided to try the imports like the STi. It is a different performance machine but there is nothing better than the grunt or instant acceleration of a V8
Now, my garage awaits the muscle car Camaro to warm up my STi as a track car. Couldn't be better for me, 2 cars for 2 different purposes in my place.
You're my newest best bud. Lol. I would love to keep my SI and be able to get the Camaro but it's just financially better for me to have just one. I made my choice and while it hurts a little, I know it's the right one. It was after spending almost $10k in the last year on my Si that I realized what I did. I spent all that $ and now have a great looking car that is quick but not fast. I could spend that much or a little bit more over my SI's MSRP and have double the horse power in a stunning car. I'm gonna miss my SI but they say when you meet the "one" you'll know. Well, I do.
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Old 07-28-2007, 10:13 AM   #22
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I hate most of the import cars. Except the WRX and the EVO. Those are the only ones i respect. Besides that i hate most of them and would def pick a muscle car over them. But ive seen what those two cars can do so thats why i respect them. Since the camaro came out and heard that the challenger will be competition ive started to hate the dodge. I thinks its the recreation of the old one and nothing special. The mustang i like but with all the different variations like the shelby, saleen,... ect that look the same to me im tired of them.
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:11 AM   #23
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I really can't say I hate imports, because if there were no imports, beating a mustang would get old REAL fast. I just greatly despise them. Only two non-GM cars I have my eyes on are the STi and the Eclipse.
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I really can't say I hate imports, because if there were no imports, beating a mustang would get old REAL fast. I just greatly despise them. Only two non-GM cars I have my eyes on are the STi and the Eclipse.
Hey someone has to work really hard at being the underdog. Might as well be us import owners. The Eclipse looks the same coming as it does going. Sorry. But the STI is extreme hotness.
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The new wrx looks so bad. It also performs badly
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