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Old 01-23-2010, 11:54 PM   #1
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Why do Mustang owners have so much hate towards Camaro owners?

I have checked out some of the Mustang forums and have also read many of the posts on this forum from Mustang owners. Maybe it's just my opinion but there seems to be a lot of hate and hostility of Mustang owners towards Camaro owners. It just seems much more prevalent from Ford Mustang owners hating Camaro owners -vs- Camaro owners hating Mustang owners.

Personally I have no ill will towards Mustang or Challenger owners, why would I or anyone else feel that way? I think they are all three great looking cars and which one you buy is based on which car you like best.

One Mustang forum I checked out showed a picture of a Camaro in the rear view mirror with the comment "Camaro behind and following a Mustang, right where is should be". Which car you like the look of better is really a personal opinion, but how can the guys on the Mustang forum question the documented performance advantage the Camaro SS has over the Mustang GT?

Why the hostility?


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Old 01-23-2010, 11:55 PM   #2
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Old 01-23-2010, 11:55 PM   #3
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250HP<426HP nuff said?
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Old 01-23-2010, 11:58 PM   #4
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Please don't let this thread turn to name calling, it will get closed.

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Old 01-24-2010, 12:01 AM   #5
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Every group has their fanboys. You can find them on any forum, even this one. Personally, I like many brands and models. I don't get the Hatfield vs. McCoy stuff. Although, I am in Kentucky.

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Old 01-24-2010, 12:06 AM   #8
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Not in the way you used it...



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Old 01-24-2010, 12:10 AM   #9
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I have checked out some of the Mustang forums and have also read many of the posts on this forum from Mustang owners. Maybe it's just my opinion but there seems to be a lot of hate and hostility of Mustang owners towards Camaro owners. It just seems much more prevalent from Ford Mustang owners hating Camaro owners -vs- Camaro owners hating Mustang owners.

Personally I have no ill will towards Mustang or Challenger owners, why would I or anyone else feel that way? I think they are all three great looking cars and which one you buy is based on which car you like best.

One Mustang forum I checked out showed a picture of a Camaro in the rear view mirror with the comment "Camaro behind and following a Mustang, right where is should be". Which car you like the look of better is really a personal opinion, but how can the guys on the Mustang forum question the documented performance advantage the Camaro SS has over the Mustang GT?

Why the hostility?


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Neighbor behind me has a Mustang, and he drools over my Camaro, and his stang is Bad A$$... no hate going on here...Personally, I'm glad we have choices... boring to all be the same... We are trying to find someone with a Chally for a photo shoot of the big three modern muscles... Calling all Chally owners in Central Texas... become Famous, be noticed... pm me for photo op...
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:20 AM   #10
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My wife has a Mustang.I have a Camaro.Does that mean she is
sleeping with the enemy?
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:30 AM   #11
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Why do Mustang owners have so much hate towards Camaro owners?

It's been that way since 1967.

It's the same as Michigan "hating" Ohio State, or The Red Socks "hating" the Yankees, etc. It's just the way it is .........
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:30 AM   #12
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OP get on a motorcycle forum and it's worse....Suzuki vs. Kaw...Jap vs. Harley....Honda sucks all out, etc.

It's just the internet.

Mature people may joke and rib about brand choice, but in the end you analyze people on a case by case basis.

If someone truly hates me because of what brand I own, then I have no time for them.

Those type of people have been really few and far between in my 38 years of life.
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:34 AM   #13
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Why do Mustang owners have so much hate towards Camaro owners?

It's been that way since 1967.

It's the same as Michigan "hating" Ohio State, or The Red Socks "hating" the Yankees, etc. It's just the way it is .........
Couldn't have said it better myself..
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Eg, it's just rivalry, and 99% of the time it's all in good fun
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:39 AM   #15
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I know I take the watch dog role around here. But I truly do like all three cars. I'm a Chevy guy so I lean bowtie. But I can easily see myself in a mustang or Chally.

but they would have to do some serious work to get me in one while I can own a chevy.

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Old 01-24-2010, 12:49 AM   #16
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Some days I log in here and see the word Mustang more than Camaro.

In this section fine. But even in other sections. I'm not the least bit threatened by the donkey. Like I allways said, if I were rich I'd get my brother a Chally, myself a Camaro, and my sister a Mustang. LMAO
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:06 AM   #17
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Sometimes times i think its the way a persons raised almost genetic . Coming from a ALL bowtie family , owning a ford would be a sin!
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:23 AM   #18
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no hate from me on either the camaro or mustang coming from the challenger camp. i wish i could own one of each! camaro would be my second choice though if there was no challenger, for sure.
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:37 AM   #20
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My buddy has an 04 Azure Blue Mach I. It is truly a muscle car and I love it. He loves my Camaro. It's the way it should be. I think at times many of us feel the need to defend our cars against some smack talk, or just flat out misinformation about our cars.
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:43 AM   #21
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Why do Mustang owners have so much hate towards Camaro owners?

It's been that way since 1967.

It's the same as Michigan "hating" Ohio State, or The Red Socks "hating" the Yankees, etc. It's just the way it is .........
That's true, but if you actually get to know the people it's not like this. Well, assuming you become friends. Like I said in an earlier post, I have a buddy with a Mach I and also my neighbor is an Ohio St. fan. I bleed maize and blue, but we are very good friends. Of course, that doesn't mean we don't bust each other's chops.
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:45 AM   #22
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My experience is they don't hate us.. Yesterday a Yellow Mustang came flying up behind us on the Interstate in NC, and then when he got beside us He looked over and waved and smiled.. He then backed off and fell in behind us, after about 5 miles he just got off the highway...
Also had the same experience with a Challenger yesterday.. I think they both respect the Camaro for what it is, V6 or V8.
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250HP<426HP nuff said?
250HP???? Where did you come up with that number? Heck even my old 2002 Mustang had 265HP... current Mustang is 300HP... 2011 will bring 412HP...
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I'd be staring @ a Camaro on my rear view mirror as well(can't beat its looks)..
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I think the better title for your thread would have been, "Why do SOME Mustang owners have so much hate toward Camaro owners."

I will agree with others who basically said, welcome to reality. Most people have specific reasons why they like what they like, others just know that they like something without being able to provide someone else with an explanation. It is also a classic case of nurture versus nature. If you were raised by parents/family who believed that one brand is superior to another, then you are very likely to hold similar values. It's not unlike how people choose their favorite sports team or their religious beliefs.

I think "hate" is a pretty strong word to use. Yes, there has always been a lot of back and forth between fans of both cars (not unlike what occurs with folks and their sports teams) but that is usually just fun-and-games. Unfortunately, some people get too serious about the subject and that is when brand loyalty begins to go awry.

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While I cannot make sense of your post, I believe you are trying to say Mustang owners hate Camaro owners because they are jealous. Did I get that right? If so, that ranks as one of the most asanine things I continually hear. Is there some special club you have to be a part of in order to buy a Camaro? If not, and the person believes the Camaro is something to be jealous of, then why would they not just go out and buy a Camaro?
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