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Old 10-03-2008, 09:41 PM   #1
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How many Mustang owners will switch?

As a 2005 Mustang GT owner, and previous owner of 1987 and 1995 GT Mustangs, I can honestly say that I am really, really anxious for the launch of the reborn Camaro. By no means am I married to the Mustang or blindly loyal to any brand for that matter. The Mustang is a seriously fun car that is maybe the best bang-for-the-buck value in low-priced performance cars. And not only that, but I have had mine for 3-1/2 years and 34K miles, and it has not been back to the dealer for a single issue. Not one problem since Day 1.

That said, I would switch to the Camaro instantly if this car is what I think it might be. Before the Mustangs, I owned a 1974 Z28, a 1980 Z28, and a 1984 Z28 (L69 HO engine), and during that time I wouldn't have dreamed of owning a Mustang.

So, my plan was always to keep the Mustang about 4-5 years, and then I was really considering going foreign (and 6 cylinder) but at least staying RWD and looking at the BMW 135i. The problem is, that car does not have nearly the styling pizazz of the Mustang. And really, only the Camaro and Challenger can approach the Mustang when it comes to styling. So for those reasons, I'm leaning toward the new Camaro now over the BMW when it comes to replacing the Mustang.

Just wondering how many other Mustang owners out there are going to switch?
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:00 PM   #2
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i grew up in a 68 mustang and have always loved stangs (mainly the classics tho) i never paid much attention to camaros until i saw the new concept and I've been falling slowly in love w/ it lol.

as for the BMW 135i - i've test driven it and its a niiice ride, but its going for $40k+ after options, the new camaros should be able to outperform it for cheaper (just a few setbacks in ride quality and luxury items i expect)

so i'm actually going from mustangs, from BMWs (selling my 540i) to the new camaro!
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:24 PM   #3
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I've always been a Chevy Guy. However a guy I work with had a gen4 camaro that died a couple years back and he had to replace it with a mustang, as a stop gap till the new Camaro comes back. I don't know if that will really count as switching but he will be going from a Mustang to a Camaro.

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Old 10-03-2008, 10:42 PM   #4
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i grew up in a 68 mustang and have always loved stangs (mainly the classics tho) i never paid much attention to camaros until i saw the new concept and I've been falling slowly in love w/ it lol.

as for the BMW 135i - i've test driven it and its a niiice ride, but its going for $40k+ after options, the new camaros should be able to outperform it for cheaper (just a few setbacks in ride quality and luxury items i expect)

so i'm actually going from mustangs, from BMWs (selling my 540i) to the new camaro!
Cool! I wanted to check out a 330Ci BMW around 2004 after I had owned the 95 Mustang GT for 6 years. But when I finally got to driving one, I was less than enthused. I mean, the 330Ci is a top-quality performance/luxury car, no doubt about it, and it was one of the best cars I had ever driven in my life. But it simply lacks the torque of an American V8. So I got the 2005 Mustang (for $12K less) instead and never looked back.

I would be real interested to see a comparo test with the Camaro on a road course, and see if it actually could outperform the BMW 135/335 on the track. Like you, I believe it would, but it remains to be seen in actuality.
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:43 PM   #5
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I always liked the Mustang and the Camaro, My first car was a 89 Mustang and I was planning on buying a 2005 mustang when I first seen the concept and fell in love with it, sadley the production version was changed so much from the concept and I never bothered. In 2006 I seen the Camaro concept and fell in love again but happily this time they didn't mess around with the camaro concept version to the production version too much that the car still looks amazing though I'm sure the 2010 mustang will look a lot better then the 05, it there is no way they can compare to the amazing looking Camaro.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:12 PM   #6
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My friend has an 05 mustang in black there sick cars he keeps complaing that his 300hp will get owned when i get the ss woot woot haha but ya i have an 07 c350 haha talk about a big switch but hey i think the mustang and camaro are bohe great muscle cars but the camaro 100% all the way =]
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:15 PM   #7
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I have a stang...I think I'll be switching to Camaro!
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:19 AM   #8
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My dad's a Mustang guy and he's really looking forward to when I get this car so he can try it out.
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:32 AM   #9
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I always liked the looks of the early year muscle cars. My first car was a 95 v6 camaro that was a hand me down from my mom. Im currently driving a 06 mustang GT but thinking about going back to camaros. I love how all the companies are going back to more of a nostalgic look. The concept Cuda doesnt look that bad either.
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Old 10-04-2008, 04:57 AM   #10
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Old 10-04-2008, 06:32 AM   #11
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My Mustang was a placeholder until 2009 rolled around, so I don't know if I count.
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:24 AM   #12
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My first new car was a '95 Camaro V6,but my favorite car ever is a Mustang. I'm waiting until i know what the situation is on the upcoming 5.0L and then i'm driving the Camaro,Mustang and Challenger(among other cars like a GTI or WRX) to decide my next ride.
I'm not switching though,i'm keeping my Mustang in addition to whatever i get,i already traded a new edge Stang once and always regretted it,so it's a keeper. The Camaro is what i'm leaning towards,i think this car is a huge leap forward for pony cars. It's like when the C4 Vette went to the C5 and it was such a huge step forward for the car in terms of competing with the rest of the world,i think this new Camaro will be a world class car.
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Old 10-04-2008, 11:24 AM   #13
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I am switching from Mustang. In fact just a few months ago I was about to get an 08 Mustang until I found out when the new Camaro was coming out. Since then, I have been completely captivated by the Camaro and there is no way I would get a Mustang instead.
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Old 10-04-2008, 11:30 AM   #14
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I am switching from my 03 gt stang to the new camaro. I absolutly love my car but it is 6 years old today and im ready for a new one. The new camaros look amazing and i will be getting a 2ss/rs asap!
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Old 10-05-2008, 12:57 PM   #15
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I'm a mustang owner that will switch!! I love mustang but for some reason I do not want to buy the 05+ mustangs... I love the camaro new body and its got lots of power! Something the mustangs of right now just does not have! So I will be owning my first camaro soon!
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Old 10-05-2008, 01:17 PM   #16
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I was a Mustang Lover. Right now I'm only 18 and I had my first experience with a V8 mustang when I was twelve. I had a family friend come by my house and he bought a brand new mustang at that time. He told me if I wanted to take a spin with him and i hapily hopped in the car. When he turned on that car, my whole perception of cars changed. The way exhaust was growling was magnificent and when we got on the main road, he floored the car and I can just remember that Torque. Absolutely amazing. From that point on, I wanted a Mustang and in 2005, i was going to buy one untill i saw the Camaro. So I always liked mustangs so I guess I am a switcher but now I am pure Chevy now.
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Old 10-05-2008, 01:52 PM   #17
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I just hope the Camaro will sound as nice as my stang.
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Old 10-05-2008, 01:57 PM   #18
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wjones14, just wondering, have you seen the 2010 mustang and what do you think of it? I think it looks badass, my bro got a mineral grey v6 in 05 and i personally love it, i've been chirping him up though since my dad told me the new camaro was in the works in 05, my dad worked with GM, but theyre both great cars, no matter how week that v6 seems, it still is great, i know you have the GT, but styling wise, the new mustang looks great as well, if the new GT was beefed up, independent suspension, and hypetetically 420 horsepower, which one would you choose, i would stick with the Camaro because it is just what i loved since i was 4, but i know if i had an 05 GT that it would be a tough choice
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Old 10-05-2008, 02:59 PM   #19
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I bought a Mustang simply because there was no Camaro or Trans Am after 2002 , before I owned a 1995 Trans Am LT1 , loved the car it had so much low end torque it really was a much quicker car than the Mustangs of that era and the stylin was unique , now I am on the side lines waiting for a price of a full load SS RS if it's too high I might buy a loaded 2010 GT Stang if the 5.0 is back ...
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Old 10-05-2008, 03:55 PM   #20
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so with an equal price you would buy a mustang?
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:44 PM   #21
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I have owned three Trans_Ams and two Mustang Cobras. If they build the 550hp Z28 I will buy it.
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:03 PM   #22
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I have owned three Trans_Ams and two Mustang Cobras. If they build the 550hp Z28 I will buy it.
We're all hoping for a Z28, but they will not build a Z28 that is faster than a Z06. It just doesn't make sense. They may build a ZL1 that is faster than a Z06 yet slower than a ZR1, but I wouldn't bank on that happening until GM returns its investment on the Camaro.
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We're all hoping for a Z28, but they will not build a Z28 that is faster than a Z06. It just doesn't make sense. They may build a ZL1 that is faster than a Z06 yet slower than a ZR1, but I wouldn't bank on that happening until GM returns its investment on the Camaro.
I agree, the max they will make a Z28 is 500HP which is still nothing to sneer at.
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Company loyalists will stick to Ford, but people interested in the pure performance of the car will probably get Camaros because it will outperform so much of the market. I'm sure GM will be delighted with the sales.
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:25 PM   #25
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I am completely biased in my thinknig, and I would never buy a Ford, I am a Chevy guy to the end. And as much as I respect Ford and the Mustang and what it has done for the market I will never purchase one. My first car was a'03 350Z, I always planned to get a Camaro, but as you know they stopped making it in 02, a year before I could drive. I never could bring myself to get a Mustang. But, my brother did in '05 with the new one. It was his first car, and he regrets it to this day, he has had nothing but trouble with it since he got it. Luckily, most of the work needed was covered under warranty and what wasn't was fixed as if it was because my Dad's friend owns a Ford dealer and helped us out. But, my brother will be purchasing a new Camaro as soon as it is out and he will be ditching the Stang.

As for me, right now I drive a Corvette, and while the Corvette is an awesome machine, it just isn't practical and to tell you the truth it's suspension is not meant for everyday roads with uneven grounds, potholes, bumps, etc.... it is meant for the track like conditions. And, because the Camaro and Vette have2 different independent suspensions (coil-over springs and leaf springs) the Camaro is more suited to drive on real everyday roads, and will be more enjoyable to drive!

I always wanted to have a Camaro and never had the opputunity to purchase one. So, when it is released I will be purchasing an SS to replace my Vette, because I am getting married next year and what better way to prepare for a family than to give up a Vette for 2 extra seats, and make the Mrs happy. And she loves the Camaro so it's all good!
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