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Old 07-15-2009, 02:10 PM   #1251

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How often do you push your car to its limits? If that happens a lot, the 2LT would feel like a step down during the months of waiting before you got some forced induction on it.
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:55 PM   #1252
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I think this post needs to be in the VS forum, but I think it would be the same outcome ... GT500 > 2010 Camaro ..

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Old 07-15-2009, 03:06 PM   #1253

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Originally Posted by Janeails22x View Post
Thank you all for your suggestions and objective input. And thank you for not flaming me :-). It is very constructive and appreciated.

Two things I should have mentioned:

1.) I sold the 66 Mustang (which I put a fuel injected 5.0 Cobra, T5 5spd. in) right before the economy tanked in order to purchase a home for my wife and I (newly wed in Oct. 08). So, I don't have that any more. :-(

2.) The Mustang is paid off in full, but I cannot afford to take on a monster car payment again. So, the only way I could get the Camaro is if I traded in the new Mustang.....or wait 5-10 years to get a used one, but by then we may have kids, other expenditures and I may never get one in great shape.

So, with this new info, any further thoughts? My biggest question is "is the RS package worth the money...?" I ask this because I can get an SS without that package, still have the wheels, spoiler, and gage pack. Biggest loss would be the HID halos and "sinister" taillamps, but to me I am not sure they are necessary. Is there really a BIG difference between the taillamps?

I love the Cyber Gray color with silver stripes, but I am having a hard time deciding if I could own this car in anything but Yellow with the Black Stripes (insert obvious Bumblebee reference here).

Another question is...."is the SS worth the dough?" I've heard that the V8 is very quiet but powerful. I've heard that the V6 cannot be beat and is the most impressive piece about the new Camaro. Still dancing between low options V8 vs. "pimped" out V6. Ugh. All this thinking and I have not even driven one yet.
i don’t know why GM decided to make the Colored ditch molding a RS feature and not something that is just normal on the car. i have seen some of the camaros without the colored molding and it doesn’t look good. especially on bright colors. so in my opinion i would get the RS package.
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:14 PM   #1254

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you can get a 1ss that is about the same price as the 2LT. 1ss same as 2ss minus leather and bluetooth. leather can be added down the road
the USB plug is what got me, i love music and that just wasn’t working for me. and the area where the Ambient lighting is suppose to be doesn’t look good
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:35 PM   #1255
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Well its just this simple. If you have garage queened your mustang, you will probably do the same to the Camaro. So you need to decide what you want to use the car for. Driving ? Garage Queen ? Race ?

You need to decide that before getting anything. IMO I would wait before doing anything...The thread on the QC for the manuals, and the numerous ones on the L99 should be enough to wait for GM to get the gremlins out first.

But that's just me.
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:36 PM   #1256
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:11 PM   #1257
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Originally Posted by Ninjak View Post
Well its just this simple. If you have garage queened your mustang, you will probably do the same to the Camaro. So you need to decide what you want to use the car for. Driving ? Garage Queen ? Race ?

You need to decide that before getting anything. IMO I would wait before doing anything...The thread on the QC for the manuals, and the numerous ones on the L99 should be enough to wait for GM to get the gremlins out first.

But that's just me.

This comment is definitely spot on. Yes, the Camaro would be a Garage Queen, sunny day, weekend cruiser for the wife and I, just like the Mustang.

And after reading some other threads here about the manual transmission halts, it definitely puts a damper on the situation.

I also have to agree with the comments regarding stepping down to a V6. Even though the horses are about equal, I would lose the throaty V8 and what torque the Mustang does have.

I have run it past my wife, and she has stated that our test drives will also cement our decisions. Right now, having not driven either trim, she is leaning toward keeping the Mustang and getting me a better daily driver. She may be very wise. She has stated that we will give them a shot, and it absolultely has to blow us away in every category in order to get one. Can't wait to drive them.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:28 PM   #1258

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Hey Jozef would be cool to see you and her going stoplight to stoplight with your cars! You should get a friend to video that!
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:52 PM   #1259
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my brother in law has a 08 gt500 were gunna goto track this weekend, vs my m6ss 1/8 mile , both of us arent the greatest drivers so it should be a good race, numbers might not be as low as they could be though, should be fun..
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:35 PM   #1260
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Sure. Shouldn't be a problem. I just need to break in the car fist. I'm about to roll over 500 miles, and I've only opened her up twice so far.
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:31 PM   #1261
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I'm with the thread starter. I've been lurking around these forums because I'm interested in making the new camaro my next car. I'm not brand partial either. My first sports car (if you can call it one) was a v6 firebird. I loved that car, but due to the age, it was a maintenance nightmare. I always wanted a TA, but didn't make sense because they were discontinued. So I went onto mustangs. Reading this forum has helped me formulate what I want to get in a couple years.
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Old 07-18-2009, 01:35 PM   #1262
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The Motor Trend run was great for the SS and bad for the GT500 and still the Ford won. With the power they have even despite slightly higher curb weight as long as they stay close off the line once traction issues resolve they will drive right by. Stock for stock of course.
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:08 PM   #1263
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08/09 Stock Gt500 has the same problem. Small grip for a lot of torque. The Gt500 driver would truly need to know how to launch. Saying that, a 08/09 should take a Camaro. Stock to stock with equal drivers.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:46 AM   #1265
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Originally Posted by Janeails22x View Post
Hello Everyone!

Well being that this is my first post, I will have to introduce myself properly:

My name is David, and I'm a Mustang-aholic....(who is considering switching sides. )

I have been the proud owner of a 2007 Mustang GT for over 2.75 years. She is a garage queen with only 8,900 miles on her. I ordered her to the EXACT specifications that I wanted. She is as perfect a Mustang as I could have imagined. I have even built an old one in the past (pic attached).

Subsequently, I have been following the Camaro's development (and lurking on your site) for nearly the same amount of time. And I have to tell you, I am really loving this car. I, as maybe one of the few, am not a Ford loyalist, Chevy Bashing, moron. I respect all Muscle Cars and love that the pony wars are back (even though they may not last as long this time). I am considering trading in my passion for something new and out of the box for me, and it seems that the Camaro is hitting all the right chords....except 1.

I can't decide what I want! The fact the V6 has the same amount of horses as my Ford v8??? That's awesome! I could buy a totally loaded 2LT/RS for a little under what I paid for the Mustang and have nearly the same amount of power...... BUT, for a little more money, I can have a monster..... BUT may not be able to afford the fully decked out deal in the 2SS trim.

I am struggling with the idea of settling. I do not want to trade what is perfect for something that is close. I want the 2LT appearance with the bigger engine, but I can't have both without shelling out for it.

I guess I am reaching out to your community and asking for some guidance. Maybe some suggestions. I have test drives scheduled in the next week at my dealership to feel both out and decide from there. Have any of you driven both? What is your thoughts?

Thank you all so much for your help. Whew...switching factions has got to be harder than coming out of the closet.

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Hi David,

I recently traded my 07 Mustang GT/CS for a 2010 Camaro 2SS and there is no looking back for me. When I test drove the Camaro thats when I fell in love with it! The ride is so much more smoother than the stang, the handling in one word TIGHT! I felt the power when I gunned it so much more than the Stang. I really didn't have intentions on getting rid of my Mustang but like I said after my 20 min test drive that was it for me!
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:42 AM   #1266
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Both are nice cars. See if you could add the Camaro and keep the stangs. I recently drove a new Mustang GT and was impressed. I had a 1984 Z-28 Camaro and a 1989 5.0 Mustang before. I liked them both. Handling and style always went to the Camaro, though. I can't wait to get a new Camaro...probably 2012 when my current car will be paid off and my wife will take it over.
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:02 PM   #1267
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:51 PM   #1268
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I can't decide whether I want to S/C my Mustang, or wait for the 2011 with the new 5.0.

Either way, sad to hear you had to let it go.
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:11 PM   #1270

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Ford Mustang officially NASCAR-bound in the Nationwide Series

The rumors are true.

The Ford Mustang is is headed to NASCAR, where stickers bearing the Mustang name and front end details will be affixed to stock cars that otherwise bear no resemblance whatsoever to the 2010 Mustang.

The NASCAR Nationwide Series "Mustang" will be part of a "limited roll-out" during the 2010 season, which leads us to believe the car will see a full introduction the following year.

The idea here is that using the Mustang nameplate in the Nationwide Series will help further differentiate it from the top-tier Sprint Cup.

While that may well be the case, after seeing the rendering supplied by Ford above, we have to admit we winced a little.
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:13 PM   #1271

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hmm...possible camaro in the future???
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:16 PM   #1272
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:20 PM   #1273
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Thats a Mustang???
Thats an ugly photoshop of an even uglier sticker on an uglier yet car.
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Maybe that Mustang will finally be able to keep up with the Camaro.....

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Old 07-28-2009, 05:31 PM   #1275
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Looks like they took a stock model Monte Carlo and put the vinyl stickers on the front..

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