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Old 10-25-2008, 06:26 PM   #1
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Shouldn't we be comparing this to the new Mustangs?

In almost every thread I keep seeing people comparing the new Camaro's to the 08-09 Mustangs. Is that really a fair comparison? That's not the real competition. It's like we all forget that Ford is coming out with a new model.

The '10 Mustangs should be the focus for comparisions, not the now outdated '08-'09 models.
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:32 PM   #2
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at the time of release it will still be the '09 mustang. Ford will be playing catchup w/ their '10 Mustangs
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:09 PM   #3
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I don't think there will be anything to compare. GM has a homerun with Camaro. The new Mustangs will still be left in the dust
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:17 PM   #4
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for the most part the new mustang is only a refresh
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:38 PM   #5
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At this point in time, we can't compare the new Camaro to the 2010 Mustang, because no one really knows any solid facts about the 2010 Mustang yet. The only thing anyone knows is what the body looks like (kinda). Anything other than that is still a mystery, or a guess. So we compare the 'Maro to the current 'Stang. Less speculation, more... uh... non-spectulation
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:41 PM   #6
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at the time of release it will still be the '09 mustang. Ford will be playing catchup w/ their '10 Mustangs
The '10 Mustang will be on sale before the Camaro reaches dealerships. Production starts in January.
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:50 PM   #7
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So we compare the 'Maro to the current 'Stang. Less speculation, more... uh... non-spectulation
Right, but it's not really relevant to compare a new model to an old model. Bragging about how the V6 Camaro can beat the V6 Mustang doesn't mean anything if the new V6 Mustang can compete.

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I don't think there will be anything to compare. GM has a homerun with Camaro. The new Mustangs will still be left in the dust.
I too believe the new Camaro's will still be better as I've ordered one. However, comparisons of how the Camaro stacks up with Mustangs should wait till their current model comes out.
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:57 PM   #8
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The '10 Mustang will be on sale before the Camaro reaches dealerships. Production starts in January.
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:59 PM   #9
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I don't see why not. There's no new Mustang out...no SOLID info, I mean...to compare it to. fwiw, I don't think the 2010 Mustang stands a chance, either......
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Old 10-25-2008, 08:42 PM   #10
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The Shelby GT500 is still top dog with their supercharged 500hp. The Z28 should have at least 500hp, weigh less and have IRS. That is what I am waiting for.
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Old 10-25-2008, 08:47 PM   #11
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highly doubt the z/28 will weigh less then the ss, but it will have power, better tires, and better aero bits to make up for it.
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Old 10-25-2008, 08:59 PM   #12
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Im going to the LA Auto show in Nov and ill see it then. To be hones, I hope Scott is there. It would be good to talk to the Camaro Man himself.
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:19 PM   #13
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It's all speculation for now but it looks like the v6 Camaro and Camaro SS will still handle the v6 Mustang and Mustang GT respectively. According to Motor Trend, the new v6 will have the same power plant and the GT will basically get the Bullit's engine giving it 325-350hp.
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:40 PM   #14
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I don't see why not. There's no new Mustang out...no SOLID info, I mean...to compare it to. fwiw, I don't think the 2010 Mustang stands a chance, either......
There's no reason to believe that the 2010 Mustang will beat the Camaro in any category except weight. Even then, I'll give Ford 200lbs which isn't enough to make up the inevitable horsepower deficit.
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Old 10-25-2008, 10:24 PM   #15
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Looks like spring 2009 it is... didn't know that - with the financial trouble they're in (as well), you wouldn't think that would be a good financial move. But in the spirit of the new pony wars, bring it!

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Old 10-25-2008, 11:53 PM   #16
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In almost every thread I keep seeing people comparing the new Camaro's to the 08-09 Mustangs. Is that really a fair comparison? That's not the real competition. It's like we all forget that Ford is coming out with a new model.

The '10 Mustangs should be the focus for comparisions, not the now outdated '08-'09 models.
I say compare any Camaro to Kitt, from Knight Ranger - see how far you get.
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I say compare any Camaro to Kitt, from Knight Ranger - see how far you get.
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Old 10-26-2008, 12:11 AM   #18
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I say compare any Camaro to Kitt, from Knight Ranger - see how far you get.
Yeah you fail at intellectual debate. Besides if we play that game Bumblebee would wipe the floor with the new and weaker kitt.
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Old 10-26-2008, 12:11 AM   #19
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When there's real info on them, for all we know the new GT could have 150 horses! Ok that's a bit too silly but I've seen nothing but car mags guessing how Ford will upgrade the GT so it doesn't that it can have more horses than the V6 Camaro. They are fairly logical guesses, likely some even have legit sources inside Ford feeding them numbers but comparisons are quite pointless until Ford solid numbers are public. If they were anything to brag about Ford likely would've released the numbers to steal some of Chevy's thunder though.
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:12 AM   #20
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Yeah you fail at intellectual debate. Besides if we play that game Bumblebee would wipe the floor with the new and weaker kitt.

I hope you didn't take me serious, because if so, you lose...
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:37 AM   #21
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:56 AM   #22
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Yeah, that interior, imo doesn't even hold a candle to the Camaro's.
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:10 AM   #23
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Looks like spring 2009 it is... didn't know that - with the financial trouble they're in (as well), you wouldn't think that would be a good financial move. But in the spirit of the new pony wars, bring it!

Some sneak peak pics from ford's site

nothing new on the front end I see.
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Mostly plastic dash, you can tell even in the soft lighting.
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Hmmm, more plastic on the center console, at least it looks a little cleaner with the cup holders hidden away.

It looks like Ford is sticking with it's budget dragster concept, and why not, it's worked well for the Mustang in the past and will probably continue to work until the pony car is finally crushed under the weight of legislation and gas prices. While it looks tacky, it'll be cheep which is all many buyers care about. For the actual racers (well mainly drag if there's still no irs), why pay for styling when half of it is going to get ripped out to make it go faster, and the cheaper it is, the more mods you can afford to throw into it. For posers, it's popular and cheep, do they really care about anything else?

I, and most of the people on this board are willing to pay for quality so it's going to get a universal around here is all.
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I hope you didn't take me serious, because if so, you lose...
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