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Old 08-17-2011, 06:32 AM   #1
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Sooooooo, has anyone traded in their Camaro for a Boss?

I know our cars are pretty boss, but has anyone made the leap to a Boss 302? I saw one on the street a couple of days ago and while I don't particularly like the looks of the GT, I think the Boss looks pretty sick. Just wanted to get some responses, I'm not here to call anyone a "traitor".
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:42 AM   #2
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Much like when the Camaro came out, most dealers around here are adding on $8-10k above sticker. That's a huge disincentive. I looked at one, liked the car, but not enough to get me out of Rosie.

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Old 08-17-2011, 06:50 AM   #3
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I hate Ford so much....

I'll admit the Shelby is sexy looking though.
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:07 AM   #4
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ummmm well.........NO!!! ....If owning the latest flash in the pan car or being a Blue oval fan is what is important then I can see why the... "Boss"...(.makes me laugh to even say it ) would be appealing. BUT...it is still just more of the same old same old from our friends at Ford..You can put lipstick and a dress on a pig but it is still a pig (not that I have ever done that and any rumors to the contrary floating around out there are false).. The Camaro is a whole new idea, not just some regugitated makeover of a tired idea.. The Ford faithful will gobble up anything that the MOCO throws at them but not this Chevy guy...
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:48 AM   #5
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I had a joke with a buddy that if they let me trade even-stevens I would be up for it. But I have yet to find a dealership offering that kind of trade in.

NOW I'm not jumping over the line into Ford country, but to be honest, the pure performance offered by the BOSS is pretty impressive, only haterific fanboys would try to dispute that. I love my camaro...but like I said, even stevens trade for that beast...would be a no brainer hehe.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:02 AM   #7
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The new "BOSS", to me is a pretty nicely sorted out performance car. Heck, it is a very capable machine. Overall, better balance and handling than the Shelby GT500, which it outperforms on the race track. (i.e. better lap times around Laguna Seca than the Shelby). Not too shabby for a lot less money.

Add he performance software from Ford to the PCM, and it turns into an all out race car. And all that with a full factory warranty. The killer to me was dealer mark-up.

But in the end, I love my Rosie too much to even go down that road.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:08 AM   #8
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I'll take a boss 302 over an SS anyday, anytime, and any day of the week. Those things dont just look mean but it has one of the best v8 exhaust note I've ever heard from a mustang.

if you like 302 than check out the new 2012 roush. Its even sicker.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:11 AM   #9
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Lol yeah the camaro is a hard thing to even think about parting with. I know that probably within the next year or so it would be prudent for me to get a truck so I'll probably be waving goodbye to my SIM beauty...unless I can talk the wife into trading her honda in for a truck mwahahaha
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:37 AM   #10
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Nah, just keeping my Camaro. I have spent less and can out perform a stock Boss at this time in most cases if not all. Why upgrade to a stock Boss when you can modify a camaro that even looks better and has more ammenities for less and the same or more performmance?
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:37 AM   #11
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From a purely performance/driving standpoint that Boss looks like a blast. It's looks are so so...still a mustang, although I do like the laguna seca package, that DEFINITELY stands out from other stangs.

I still wouldn't trade my SS in, even for an even trade.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:04 AM   #12
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good friend of mine has one, that car is a weapon for sure. Very fast car and he hasn't had the track key programmed yet which will up the HP even more. The only thing I see is that its pretty pricey and it already has all the goodies added so unless you want to throw a blower/nitrious at it, you got what you got
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:48 AM   #13
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To me it seems that the Boss 302 is more of a track car while the SS is much more street-able. I like to compare the "Boss Package" to Porsche's RS package. By putting in more chassis braces, pumping up the power and price, stiffening the suspension and cutting weight the company comes up with a faster car but one that is less useful for daily driving
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:54 AM   #14
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A guy in our Camaro Club traded in his 2010 pacecar for a Boss 302 because he absolutely hated AFM...and didn't want a tune.

It sits pretty in his garage next to his GT500
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A guy in our Camaro Club traded in his 2010 pacecar for a Boss 302 because he absolutely hated AFM...and didn't want a tune.

It sits pretty in his garage next to his GT500
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:05 AM   #16
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If you do, make sure it is not one with the high quality Chinese manual trans...
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:14 AM   #17
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just like any car deals are out there. dealers around here had them for invoice in july $43k with a 48k sticker. "Mullinax Ford". You could always get an SS for 33k and put 10K into it to make it road course ready like the boss.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:26 AM   #18
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The only thing I like about it is that it has cutouts from the factory! now that's awesome.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:03 PM   #19
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Overall, better balance and handling than the old 07-10 Shelby GT500's, which it outperforms on the race track. (i.e. better lap times around Laguna Seca than the Shelby). Not too shabby for a lot less money.
Fixed it

Could you point me in the direction of this race between the 2011-2012 GT500 vs the Boss302 where the Boss won?

The 2011-2012 GT500 PP has yet to be tested at Laguna Secca, the only lap time there was with the old heavy iron block 2010 model with crap tires.

This is the only compo I could find and the GT500 was still the victor.

The Ultimate Mustang Track Test - Inside Line

I would trade my GT500 today for a Laguna Secca edition Boss302. It just has so many cool features over my GT500 PP like dual mode exhaust, launch control, track key with lumpy idle, 180mph speedo, adjustable dampers, adjustable steering input and Recaro's.
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Umm...I love the Boss..but I do not want one. I respect it completely, love what Ford did with it, and cannot wait to see how the General and Dodge respond.
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:06 PM   #21
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The only thing I like about it is that it has cutouts from the factory! now that's awesome.

No doubt, Joe, not to mention the "factory" tune that makes the car more agressive without having to go to an aftermarket tuner and risk the warranty.

However I think Ford may be more lenient with tunes and warranty work. Can any of our Mustang "friends" chime in on that?
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The only thing I'd trade my Camaro in for is another Camaro.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:54 PM   #23
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I never understood ford hate. Mustangs and Camaros, Tahoes and explorers are all made from the same plastic, metal and basic ingredients. I have owned 2 explorers and they were great trucks. Ya, I favor GM and have owned more of them but thats due to the looks of the vehicles. I would drive a boss in a heartbeat. I Wouldn't trade my SS, but would buy a 302 for sure if I had the cash. To say one of these American car companies is vastly superior then the other is idiotic IMO.
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No doubt, Joe, not to mention the "factory" tune that makes the car more agressive without having to go to an aftermarket tuner and risk the warranty.

However I think Ford may be more lenient with tunes and warranty work. Can any of our Mustang "friends" chime in on that?
Not since the rash of shitty aftermarket tunes has created detonation problems causing piston failures. Ford issued a TSB to address:

http://mustangsdaily.com/blog/2011/0...-2011-mustang/

Run a good reputable tune and nothing to worry about.
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