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Old 04-13-2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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2009 Mustang Priced close to Camaro V6

Now please no flaming here, but I saw this the other day and thought it was interesting.

Ford is now offering $2500 + rebates on the 09 Mustangs.
Now this makes it interesting since an 09 Mustang Premium is now around the cost of an Camaro V6.
Also, making things even more interesting is that dealers are dealing on these Stangs to get them off of their lot to make way for the 2010 Mustang (which is alrdy reported on quite a few lots alrdy).

So if you can find one on the lot you could prob. get one for low 20s which seems like a steal.

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Old 04-13-2009, 02:21 PM   #2
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:27 PM   #3
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If you like the look than go for it. $2500 is nothing to sneeze at, but it ain't pulling me away from my Camaro purchase. It is all a matter of what you want.
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Now please no flaming here, but I saw this the other day and thought it was interesting.

Ford is now offering $2500 + rebates on the 09 Mustangs.
Now this makes it interesting since an 09 Mustang Premium is now around the cost of an Camaro V6.
Also, making things even more interesting is that dealers are dealing on these Stangs to get them off of their lot to make way for the 2010 Mustang (which is alrdy reported on quite a few lots alrdy).

So if you can find one on the lot you could prob. get one for low 20s which seems like a steal.

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GM would if they needed too but the market does not dictate it now. So do you want a Camaro or a deal? If it about the price you have a million options if it's about the car you have 1!
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If you like the mustang go for it. Especially if you want a v8 for that price. It's a steal.
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:31 PM   #6
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Haha sorry guys I wasnt saying I want a Mustang.
I was just stating that they are both pretty close to the same price point right now.

Also, I agree that $2500 is nothing to sneeze at (the 2008s have a $5k rebate).
I am saying that you can get a lot more off than that.
These days people are getting 09 GTs Premiums for $23k (which I think is pretty good for a $30k+ car).

Just thought it would be some interesting info esp. since the Mustang is competition.

Edit: Also I forgot to mention that the 2008 Mustang GT500s also quality for the rebate ($5k I believe it is).
I am not going to lie that that makes them tempting to a lot of people in the market(esp. since you can deal with the dealer on these cars to get them even lower).
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:07 PM   #7
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I could be tempted to go for the Shelby if they could get it to 36-37 grand.
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:10 PM   #8
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That would be nuts shelbys are sweet.
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:24 PM   #9
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I could be tempted to go for the Shelby if they could get it to 36-37 grand.
I have seen them on ebay for $38k (2007 - 2008 brand new).
So not too far off.
I bet you might be able to get it that low.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:10 AM   #10
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The biggest difference in my mind between camaro and mustang is the reas suspensions. One with independent sus and the other with live axle. Well, there are many other things, but I would not buy a mustang over a camaro for that reason only.
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Old 04-25-2009, 03:28 PM   #11
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The biggest difference in my mind between camaro and mustang is the reas suspensions. One with independent sus and the other with live axle. Well, there are many other things, but I would not buy a mustang over a camaro for that reason only.
lol

it really isn't THAT big of a deal. Would you buy a 99 Cobra over a 99 Fbody?
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Old 04-25-2009, 03:32 PM   #12
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lol

it really isn't THAT big of a deal. Would you buy a 99 Cobra over a 99 Fbody?
hmm ... tough call ... I think I would go with the F-bod, never liked the 99 style
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v6 camaro vs v8 mustang

similar price.... similar power levels.... lol
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v6 camaro vs v8 mustang

similar price.... similar power levels.... lol
On the latter, not even close. If all you compare is peak horsepower numbers then, on paper, it looks close. In the real world, the difference in torque is huge, and there is a bigger gap between the Mustang GT and the Camaro V6 in terms of pure acceleration than exists between a Camaro SS and a Mustang GT given the numbers we now have in hand.

V6 Camaro versus V8 Mustang isn't close in terms of power or performance, and frankly nobody looking at this from even a remotely objective point of view would have ever thought otherwise.
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Ford left the rear suspension outta the Mustang. That's why it's cheaper.
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2010 stang..perhaps, but otherwise, who would want a 4 year old design that you can get cheaper from car rentals..no thanks.
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:13 PM   #17
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The mustang doesnt have the looks of the camaro, and the interior, ew.
id take a camaro. the stangs resale value will be terrible because it will be an outdated body style.
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On the latter, not even close. If all you compare is peak horsepower numbers then, on paper, it looks close. In the real world, the difference in torque is huge, and there is a bigger gap between the Mustang GT and the Camaro V6 in terms of pure acceleration than exists between a Camaro SS and a Mustang GT given the numbers we now have in hand.

V6 Camaro versus V8 Mustang isn't close in terms of power or performance, and frankly nobody looking at this from even a remotely objective point of view would have ever thought otherwise.
+1 but I think the extra 200lbs of weight the camaro has is the real reason there is a performance gap between the mustang Gt and the V6 camaro. But in any case the V6 camaro main competitor is the V6 mustang. In todays market the V6 mustang powertrain is a joke IMO. Hope the stick Ford's 3.5 V6 and 6 spd trannies into next years mustang.
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On the latter, not even close. If all you compare is peak horsepower numbers then, on paper, it looks close. In the real world, the difference in torque is huge, and there is a bigger gap between the Mustang GT and the Camaro V6 in terms of pure acceleration than exists between a Camaro SS and a Mustang GT given the numbers we now have in hand.

V6 Camaro versus V8 Mustang isn't close in terms of power or performance, and frankly nobody looking at this from even a remotely objective point of view would have ever thought otherwise.
Not with the '09s. Stock '09 GT runs 5.7/14.3 stock LS/LT runs 6.0/14.4
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'09 GT runs 14.3? With a gale force headwind I suppose.
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'09 GT runs 14.3? With a gale force headwind I suppose.
thats what edmunds and a couple other car mags report.
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think its more around 5.3 0-60, 13.9-14.0 1/4 with decent driver
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Not with the '09s. Stock '09 GT runs 5.7/14.3 stock LS/LT runs 6.0/14.4
Seriously, where do you guys come up with this stuff???....can you type it without chuckling???? Bog standard auto rag Motor trend has seen a 13.7 second 1/4 mile in a 2009 Mustang GT. (Edmunds did it too) The Camaro V6 is a nice enough car for the money, but you wont get anywhere near a 13.7 second 1/4 mile run in stock trim unless you have a JATO rocket strapped to your roof.
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Are we still discussing how a Mustang V8 is a better performer than a Camaro V6? Wow...just wow.
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