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Old 03-16-2009, 09:59 PM   #101
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There must be some other reasons it weighs so much, too, because the Mustang is 5 stars across the board for the convertible version, and 5 stars for all categories except side rear passenger (4-star) on the coupe. I think it's a bit lighter than the Camaro.

I couldn't actually find the Camaro rated on NHTSA's website... I don't doubt it, but where did you find that?
The camaro was designed with upcoming saftey standards in mind, the mustang meets current standards.
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:20 PM   #102
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There must be some other reasons it weighs so much, too, because the Mustang is 5 stars across the board for the convertible version, and 5 stars for all categories except side rear passenger (4-star) on the coupe. I think it's a bit lighter than the Camaro.

I couldn't actually find the Camaro rated on NHTSA's website... I don't doubt it, but where did you find that?
came from fbodfather... i forget where (it's been a while)

the mustang also has a solid rear axle, smaller brake components, a smaller weaker transmission, among other things
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came from fbodfather... i forget where (it's been a while)

the mustang also has a solid rear axle, smaller brake components, a smaller weaker transmission, among other things
How about the Ford V8 that is the same as the Camaro V6?
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:49 PM   #104
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yep just like the challenger 5 stars!

we are pig cousins forever!
Quiet Mr Big Pig. I supposed that forces me to admit that the Camaro is a little pig
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:53 PM   #105
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The camaro was designed with upcoming saftey standards in mind, the mustang meets current standards.


Once the Mustang has all the new safety features it should be less then 100 pound difference between the 2 cars.
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:26 PM   #106
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anyone have a source for the rating?
i wanna know all the technical stuff.
i like to know just how amazing GM is.
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:34 PM   #107
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Once the Mustang has all the new safety features it should be less then 100 pound difference between the 2 cars.
what other safety featuers?
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Mustang has a 3 axis stablity system vs 2 axis (RSC vs Stabili). Still Stablitrak is very nice system.
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:28 PM   #109
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The camaro was designed with upcoming saftey standards in mind, the mustang meets current standards.
Just to be fair and honest here in answer to the question about crash test ratings....The Camaro has NOT been given crash test data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

It MEETS all all saftey standards mandated by the Federal and state governments.

GM does it own safety crash tests and expects the Camaro to receive the highest ratings from these two agencies.

Its weight may be a consideration in some regard in certain types of crashes.

But again, there are NO crash test ratings released yet by either of the above agencies.
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:57 PM   #110
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The features that are mandated by 2012. All cars are to have stability control, side curtain air bags, reinforced side beams and reinforced roof structure. The ones the Mustang are missing are the reinforcments, and the side curtains.
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:14 AM   #111
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:03 AM   #112
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How about the Ford V8 that is the same as the Camaro V6?
Yay, more ignorant comments.
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Hum we have a one star bandit. Don't hate on the Original Poster just cause someone threw a tiny flame at the crown vic engine.
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:33 AM   #114
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Yay, more ignorant comments.
Did you expect anything else? This is a Camaro website, afterall.

Of course, I came across this bucket o' fail the other day, so... yeah.
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Well those numbers will come out next month for sure. The banks and insurance companies are gonna need that data.
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:33 PM   #116
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Did you expect anything else? This is a Camaro website, afterall.

Of course, I came across this bucket o' fail the other day, so... yeah.
Wow i lol'd at some of the comments. Especially the comment about the SS being scratched comment made by one person.

But im sure the camaro will be a winner in the saftey department.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:59 PM   #117
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Did you expect anything else? This is a Camaro website, afterall.

Of course, I came across this bucket o' fail the other day, so... yeah.
This just shows the complete ignorance and simply, the stupidity of alot of people no matter what they drive. There are idiots on both sides. I've seen Mustang guys say things like "Oh no the Camaro V6 is gonna kill our GTs!!!" and some Camaro supporters legitimately believe that this is true also. Looking through most of the posts on that AFM thread, I'd be willing to bet most of them don't understand the concept of power-to-weight ratio.

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Old 05-30-2009, 05:46 PM   #118
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Camaro crash test results?

Anybody know the Crash Test results yet? This could be a major factor in getting a Camaro for my wife
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Still waiting but. It's already saved one persons life IMO*. From that black SS that got totaled from the rear. You could see how awesome the safety is.

If that was my old vette it could of been fatal. Not to sound bad but on the vette world it's par for the course to loose friends now and then. Where this car your gonna hear more of it saving people.
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Old 05-30-2009, 06:06 PM   #120
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they should be out. i havent looked, but i was under the impression that you had to have 3-4 cars crash tested before you could start selling them.
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Old 05-30-2009, 06:13 PM   #121
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Just has to be NTSB approved. The stars are just more of a bonus.

It's gonna be 5 star all around that's what they where shooting for.

The only thing I would like to see is adding a roll gyro to stabilitrak to match
Fords roll control in future Year models.
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Old 05-30-2009, 06:20 PM   #122
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Just has to be NTSB approved. The stars are just more of a bonus.

It's gonna be 5 star all around that's what they where shooting for.

The only thing I would like to see is adding a roll gyro to stabilitrak to match
Fords roll control in future Year models.
I think you mean NHTSA. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

NTSB investigates major Transportation Accidents. - (i.e. Ships, Airplanes, Railroad, Trucking accidents)

NTSB is the National Transportation Safety Board
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I think you mean NHTSA. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

NTSB investigates major Transportation Accidents. - (i.e. Ships, Airplanes, Railroad, Trucking accidents)

NTSB is the National Transportation Safety Board
Yea correct my bad.
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Don't let your wife drive it and then no worries!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-30-2009, 06:26 PM   #125
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Still waiting but. It's already saved one persons life IMO*. From that black SS that got totaled from the rear. You could see how awesome the safety is.
I'd have to see how fast the car was traveling that hit it, before I could judge the awesomeness. Anyone have that info?
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