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Old 05-17-2006, 01:21 AM   #1
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Question Biggest foe?? Mustang, Challenger, etc..?

assuming chevy builds a v6 and ls2 version of the camaro, what will be its biggest competition?

If they stick close to this concept the camaro will have all the other cars beat in looks dept. for sure (and thats coming from a mustang owner)
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Old 05-17-2006, 10:07 AM   #2
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The challenger literally had its 5-minutes of fame. That came out first and because it was the only concept car that used old muscle car cues it was a huge hit with everyone. I loved it too, but then chevy quickly struck back with the camaro and after looking at the 2 sidebyside its no question the camaro concept blows it away in styling. The camaro is modern with retro cues to keep its roots in tact, while the challenger looks very much like an older car which I think will look extremly dated in a year or two as all fad styling does. Too me, i'm way over the challenger already. If this camaro never came out, I think dodge would have had a runaway hit. But now I think they have a failure of a car on their hands unfortunatly. We will see tho...
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Old 05-17-2006, 06:29 PM   #3
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Challenger supposed to be a low production car like only 30,000 of them a year or something. Mustang will be more of a real competition
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Old 05-18-2006, 05:25 PM   #4
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I would keep an eye out for the Cobra
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Old 05-18-2006, 09:41 PM   #5
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I would keep an eye out for the Cobra
Hrm think the LS2 Camaro would be priced similar to a Cobra?
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Old 05-19-2006, 04:09 PM   #6
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I would say that the price for the LS2 will be high but for the true Camaro enthusiast , the price really won't matter.
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Old 06-08-2006, 12:49 PM   #7
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edit: HONESTLY I think its biggest foe is going to be current gas prices........

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Old 06-20-2006, 09:09 AM   #8
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Hrm think the LS2 Camaro would be priced similar to a Cobra?
from what i read, the cobra cost close to a base vette, something like 40k...i think

as for gas prices, everyone should stop bitchin, your still gonna buy it, and if your that worried about it, buy a scooter or something. My 94 z isnt that bad on gas, and i live in a fairly good sized town.
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Old 06-29-2006, 05:30 PM   #9
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by the time the new camaro makes production, the mustang will probably have to to through a minor redesign. the charger is going to cost more and less made, so more prestigous
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Old 07-01-2006, 03:32 PM   #10
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who cares about gas if you wanna enjoy the most out of your life and drive that ls2! plus its gonna have active fuel managment for all you commuters who still want a v8!
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Old 07-05-2006, 11:46 PM   #11
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at a certain point if your droping 30-35k on a car odds are you can afford gas
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Old 07-11-2006, 07:07 PM   #12
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:25 AM   #13
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I really dont think there will be that much competition. The rice burners are a different style of vehicle all together. and you can get one of those at the local toy store. the camaro is real mucle and has always been better than the mouse-stang (personal opinion of course) The charger and the challenger are both too weak in design and style to compare. So the Camaro will be King again...
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Old 07-13-2006, 02:00 PM   #14
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:47 PM   #15
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comment - somewhat clever

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Old 07-24-2006, 08:21 PM   #16
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I would have to say that the Mustang would be the greatest threat. I own a 1969 Grande Coupe, and went into ford to check on ordering the Cobra, they told me that I would have to put 20,000 down, as its going for 20,000 over list. I grew up a chevy man, and have owned many a chevelles. Never a Camaro. I laughed at ford, and went back to my Chevy dealer. My sales rep told me that just 2 days prior, they got the news that Chevy is building the Camaro, so I put my money down, and Im the second one on the list, I cant wait.
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Old 07-24-2006, 08:33 PM   #17
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My sales rep told me that just 2 days prior, they got the news that Chevy is building the Camaro, so I put my money down, and Im the second one on the list, I cant wait.
I wonder if the dealers have somehow been told about production plans and been told to keep quiet about it. Though I can't believe that if this was the case this news hasn't leaked onto the internet yet. But I sure hope your sales guy is right!
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Old 07-25-2006, 01:08 AM   #18
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I think that the challenger will be the biggest challenge to the Camaro. Because the whole thing about mopar cars going up and value over the years and somebody will think " man if I buy this car,in 5 years it will be over 100 grand" I also think that if the Camaro don't come out with a cheap 20,000 V6 car to compeat with the lower priced Mustang
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Old 08-20-2006, 06:20 AM   #19
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the factors that make a real foe is this :
1. driver capability (can you drive that thang like you stole it!!
2. power to wieght ratio ( my 05 got has right now 425 hp and 405 trq but wieghs 3700 lbs!!
3. ford has to get buyers for thier crudra (cobra) and right now the bugs are not still out of them, know a guy who bought one and he hates it.(can you say tank ride anyone)
Also the challenger and camaro have two key features that ford does not:
time to learn the other manufactures (probably spelled wrong ) tricks when each comes to the track . 2) time to see what is in store for the future of technolgy to build better performance .

ford really bit the nail and went to fast , now gm and dodge have time to analyze the market and say to ford YOU SUCK!!!!!
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:50 AM   #20
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I think the challenger will be Camaros biggest threat because it is coming w/a 6.1L Hemi. I mean that will be nothing for the SS to handle but the LS2 or i have heard the LS3 might have a challenge on it's hands. But the real bad ass will be the SS.And the Rustangs will just be left behind like always.
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:17 AM   #21
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I think the Camaro's traditional rival, the Mustang, will be it's biggest challanger. There's always been a Crustang for every budget and many high-schoolers have become fans of it because they can buy a basic model dirt-cheap while spending the difference in after-market mods. They develop fond memories of it, then stay true to the brand (That's how my brother was lured to the darkside). For the Camaro to succeed, it will have to be offered in a base model priced to compare with the Ford so that the new generation of drivers can buy it, love it, and learn to revere it.
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Old 10-19-2006, 06:02 AM   #22
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my brother was lured to the DARKSIDE.lol
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Old 10-19-2006, 11:25 AM   #23
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Ya you all are right there but the challenger will still outrun the Rustang and the Camaro will walk all over both of them.
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Old 11-04-2006, 01:52 AM   #24
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Honestly I think the only thing the Camaro has to worry about is people getting tired of waiting for it. True fans will just wait for it but people may get sucked into a GT500 or a Challenger if GM takes too long. Personally, I want a Challenger and a Camaro. I love that it does look like an old Challenger but it has modern appointments. If/when I can afford to buy and rebuild (you know, after I figure it all out) a car I want to get a Charger(yes Charger, not Challenger), but I want to add any modern appointments that I can. I'm 20, I like air conditioning (ice cold, not just cool air), power steering and power brakes. That is what is so appealing about the Challenger, it looks so good but it is being made here and now. The Camaro will sell 100,000 units because I think they honestly have a much more expanded market than the Challenger and the Challenger will cost more (think SRT 36-40k). The Camaro will probably start out with a base model around 20k. I haven't heard anything from DCX about producing a V6 model. Should I continue? :p
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Old 11-27-2006, 12:03 PM   #25
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Mustang is THE foe.
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