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Old 04-24-2009, 12:10 PM   #1
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Need Advice....09 v6 mustang or 10 v6 camaro

I'm in a quandry.

Do I wait and order an auto V6 camaro (probably would get a 2LT RS) which wont come in until Novemberish and which will cost me 31k, or do I get a 2009 auto Mustang V6 that is on sale for 16k this weekend at a local dealer? I'm not a racer-type....i'm used to an Infiniti I35 that i've been driving....nothing wrong with it per say, but waranty is expired, so any problems will be costly.

I know this is a camaro forum and many are anti-mustang, and I also realize that the v6 camaro is more like a Mustang GT performance-wise.

What do I do.
Keep in mind --- the 15k price difference can buy a lot of happy.....
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:20 PM   #2
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the best thing i would do is wait until you test drive both cars and see which one best fit's you. don't worry about the price get what best for you and what you like.








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Old 04-24-2009, 12:25 PM   #3
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I'm in a quandry.

Do I wait and order an auto V6 camaro (probably would get a 2LT RS) which wont come in until Novemberish and which will cost me 31k, or do I get a 2009 auto Mustang V6 that is on sale for 16k this weekend at a local dealer? I'm not a racer-type....i'm used to an Infiniti I35 that i've been driving....nothing wrong with it per say, but waranty is expired, so any problems will be costly.

I know this is a camaro forum and many are anti-mustang, and I also realize that the v6 camaro is more like a Mustang GT performance-wise.

What do I do.
Keep in mind --- the 15k price difference can buy a lot of happy.....
Well, you can't beat that low of a price and the Mustang is a nice car. I've had a V6 1998 Mustang last me 11 years now with no major problems. If money is not a concern and you can wait until the Camaro comes out so you can test drive it, I definitely would do that first and see which one you like better.
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:31 PM   #4
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Test drive, compare what features they have, and then decide what you want to do.

Keep an open mind too, at 31K you could also get a 1SS.
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:40 PM   #5
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Let's see here...304hp or 220hp? best looking car on the road or a "nice car"?

I just got back from playing with three Camaro's, and trust me, the car is a homerun!
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:35 PM   #6
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Test drive, compare what features they have, and then decide what you want to do.

Keep an open mind too, at 31K you could also get a 1SS.
I would definintely get a 1SS.
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:59 PM   #7
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:06 PM   #8
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Test drive, compare what features they have, and then decide what you want to do.

Keep an open mind too, at 31K you could also get a 1SS.
True, but interior appointments and a full-suite of features may appeal to him more than higher performance.


I'd reccomend you go for the Camaro -- all you need is a little patience. The Camaro will be more like your Infiniti than the Mustang, I would think. And I can't imagine the Mustang is anywhere near as well-equipped, either.
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:08 PM   #9
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YOU COME TO FORD YOU WILL GET FORD YOU GO TO CAMARO YOU ARE GOING TO GET CAMARO, HAVING BOTH I WILL SAY CAMARO, I HAVE A 07 FORD MUSTANG PONY PACKAGE, THE BRAKES SUCK, I WOULD UPGRADE BRAKES AND THEN IT IS OK, but i can't wait for my 2010 2SS/RS Yellow with black stripes 6spd, hurry GM ordered Nov 08
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:37 PM   #10
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Yikes,31K for a V6?? How about not get either and get a used Vette or Boxster or Terminator Cobra. The GT500's are dropping to around 33K used,just wait another year and a '07 will be 31K.........whoa,31K for a V6...........leather seats are nice,but that ain't that nice....just get a SS,it comes standard with everything you need......31K for a V6......holy crap.......you can get a nice 911 for 31K..........geez louise......
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:50 PM   #11
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You are on a Camaro forum....

what do you think we all will say....
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:52 PM   #12
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Yikes,31K for a V6?? How about not get either and get a used Vette or Boxster or Terminator Cobra. The GT500's are dropping to around 33K used,just wait another year and a '07 will be 31K.........whoa,31K for a V6...........leather seats are nice,but that ain't that nice....just get a SS,it comes standard with everything you need......31K for a V6......holy crap.......you can get a nice 911 for 31K..........geez louise......


im getting a V6 cosing 30K
and im fine with that.
the only SS id get is 37K...outta my range atm.
i like luxury and the looks from the camaro,
when thats added to the performance and mpg of the V6, it fits me perfectly.

and a 16K mustang would likely be base as base gets, i would and am waiting for a better equiped, looking, and performing camaro.

and the oth people saying get a 1SS, the person asking fr advice said they werent the racing type...and is stepping outt of an infiniti, so im be theyd rather slide into the heated leather of a 2Lt than the cloth 1SS
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:54 PM   #13
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I'm not the racing type,but 426HP trumps heated seats everytime....hell,put a milk crate to sit on in there as long as it sounds like sex and goes like hell.
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:19 PM   #14
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Even though the Camaro will be almost twice as much, its almost twice the car ... you get what you pay for.
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:54 PM   #15
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I wouldn't get either.
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:16 PM   #16
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just the fact tht ur debating between a 16xxx car and a 31xxx car makes the choice simple. get the camaro. u wont regret it. although, u mite want to look into an ss, or something with more punch(even though the new v6 camaro is almost equal to the gt.) ultimately, u will get wat u pay for. and yes, im extremely prejudiced, (i hate ford/mustangs) but even if it was like a diff. car of same value at tht price, id still get the camaro.
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without a doubt, get the camaro. a mustang v6 is slowww
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:01 PM   #18
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If you like the look and feel of the Camaro and have some patience to wait a little while buy the camaro. If if have no patience and price is a concern, buy the mustang! In the long run ot will be what you like and nothing anyone says will change that!
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:23 PM   #19
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don't worry about the price get what best for you and what you like.
"don't worry about price"
Price is a big issue, ESPECIALLY when talking about the difference being near double. People make a HUGE issue about the price of an SS vs. GT500 (please do NOT bring this debate up, it is discussed enough already. I'm just using it as an example) and that difference is miniscule in comparison.

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Old 04-24-2009, 07:27 PM   #20
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:14 PM   #21
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The Camaro V6 is twice the car of the Mustang V6. Even a Mustang guy would tell you that. However, I have seen the 2009 Mustang GT being discounted below $25K, so if the V6 Camaro is truly $30K as you say (hard to believe, but...), and you're considering a Mustang, you ought to look at an '09 GT since that is also in your price range. The Mustang GT would also be quite an upgrade in performance over your I35 (I know this because I easily blew past a G35 at an HPDE event at Lime Rock race track in Nov 2007).

That said, the Camaro is going to look a lot cooler than any Mustang right now. I wouldn't pay $30K for a V6, but I would definitely pay $35K for the SS.
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I wouldn't get either.
I'll never purchase a V6 muscle car.
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Old 04-25-2009, 01:30 AM   #23
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xfilerguy,

I was in the same boat as you. Looked at the Mustang V6. The price is very attractive. Unfortunately, it's really not much of a car. The 210 HP engine is cast iron and inefficient as can be. It gets something like 25MPG and is underpowered for the car. That's not just my opinion, the car mags all say as much about it.

Looking around I found the Camaro. The 2LT V6 is the perfect combination of price and features for me. That said, why not take a look at the 1LT. That would only be around 25K. You still get the look, performance and better MPG but for 9K more, not 15K more. Makes it a little more reasonable.

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Old 04-25-2009, 07:45 AM   #24
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i think everyone on here would be saying something different if they were in your shoes...if your not a die hard camaro/chevy fan (which it doesnt seem you are because you are considering the stang, that isnt meant to offend you or anyone else) then the mustang is a no brainer, imagine how nice you could make that stang with the extra 15k . That being said, i would go with the camaro because i am a die hard camaro fan, but if your not then go with the pony.
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:28 AM   #25
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Argh....the mustang went down another $500. Now it's $15,490. Decisions decisions.....
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