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Old 11-15-2008, 05:59 PM   #1
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Test drove a top of the line Mustang and......

Well heres my limited comparison, well.. having never driven a 2010 Camaro yet but here goes.

Sound system.
Mustang:
Ford Sync is cool but really complicated
The uprated shaker system sounds good.
Problem is the Sync has iPod connectivity bluetooth and sounds like crap
the great sounding system has neither capabilities. the sync did have a clever say the name of what you want to play and it will play it for you, kind neat.

Camaro: 11 speaker system with iPod and expanded connectivity, bluetooth and such

Drivetrain: obvious but the butt dyno was registering similarly to an SS Cobalt and guess what? 0-60 times are similar, but the sound WOW!! sounds great

Exterior: Camaro wins *objective of course*

Interior: Ok the mustang has a glass roof and that was really cool! I mean really really cool!!! Gauges cool! Thats where cool ends. The damn Honda neon light gag was awful. There are lights in the footwells and around the cupholder, and even worst it seems as if every supplier for interior components picked a different surface treatment. geez! Ther was a smooth matt finish right up aging a heavily textured one???!!!

Wheels: very cool

Quality: With your eyes closed Extremely good! no slop in the steering very responsive engine and ot a hint of sqeaky rattly noise, way to go there.

Drivability: really nice clutch action, much better than my LS1 Camaro from 2001 nice short throws on the shifter, nice reaponse, no complaints, well maybe a little more giddyup

I think the Camaro will be on par especially in the handling department IRS


Overall I walked away happy with the Mustang, and thinking that this truely is a competitor to the Camaro. The Camaro is probably going to outclass the Mustang in every catagory though I think. At over $35,000 come on people lets be serious. Now somebody drive the Dodge!
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:30 PM   #2
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If this wasn't the 2010 Mustang then I'm confused why this review is here.
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:31 PM   #3
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I drive dodge challengers everyday. They are nice cars, but you feel how large they are. the six is very off base, feel's sluggish. The 8 is fun, especially with a stick. The interior is decent, classic new age dodge styling you have seen in all their new vehicles. The bluetooth is choppy in the Uconnect, but the supplied 30 gig HD is awesome. They have a USB on the navi. Wheel/Tire combo's are similiar to what is going to be offered on the Camaro. The clutch is weak though, very week. Customer of mine got the 8 and toasted the clutch with some spirited driving within 3k. He is not a bad driver, it is just a crappy clutch. I love the pistol grip in the challenger though. Overall it is a very nice car, but it is just a 2 door charger.
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:40 PM   #4
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I test drove a 6 spd Challenger SRT8 and thought it was a very nice car. I'm a Camaro guy at heart (have a true '69 Z), but that Challenger is tempting. I like how retro it looks and there's just something about it that's appealing. I just don't like the $45K sticker price. If they lowered it to what the SS Camaro will sell for, they might have me.

The mustangs just don't do it for me...
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:43 PM   #5
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sounds like a mustang ad to me. . .but glad you found something you liked about it. and what was the top of the line mustang? base GT? so that should be the base SS. 26k-30k. . .yea costs more and beats the stang. . .either way the camaro comes out on top. price and performance.
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:46 PM   #6
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Was this a GT500? I'm confused .. that is the top of the line mustang ..

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Old 11-15-2008, 09:24 PM   #7
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He must mean GT since he's saying 0-60 similar to Cobalt SS and is complaining about a 35,000 price tag
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:33 PM   #8
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He must mean GT since he's saying 0-60 similar to Cobalt SS and is complaining about a 35,000 price tag
+1. MotorTrend put the GT500 almost on par with a base corvette a year or so ago. I drove an 08 GT in march. i actually liked the way it handled & rode. the get-up-&-go was alright, but not that impressive considering i just got done driving a 4th gen T/A. the interior felt cheap & crappy. the exhaust still had that distinct bigger-pipes-than-the-engine-can-fill sound to it. still waiting to drive the challenger
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Old 11-16-2008, 11:16 AM   #9
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Come on guys I said 35k so no not a GT500! I'd have a GT500 if it were that price. But still 35k will get you well into a 2SS. Miles better. I do love that glass roof though
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Old 11-16-2008, 11:43 AM   #10
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Come on guys I said 35k so no not a GT500! I'd have a GT500 if it were that price. But still 35k will get you well into a 2SS. Miles better. I do love that glass roof though
No offense, but you said top of the line and a GT is not the top of the line.

I've seen GT500s go for 37k around where I live, so 35k may not be completely out of the question. In this economy, sporty cars don't sell very well; this is especially true when we'll see $4 gas again the moment the economy recovers.

Of course a 2010 design will be miles better than a 2005 design. Wait for the 2010. Or 2011 if you want to do it right since that's when the new powertrains launch.
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Old 11-16-2008, 11:45 AM   #11
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Was this a GT500? I'm confused .. that is the top of the line mustang ..

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Not so, the GT500KR is the top of the line Mustang and if ya wanna pay well over $80K, be my guest. I think the Mustangs are nice cars for what you get, but the Camaro will dominate it in every way once it hits the street. He must of been talkin' about the Mustang GT in the review cause I've test driven the new Cobra and that thing is quick, but to "plasticy" for me and the $45k + price tag is a joke. Just my 2c. ")
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:44 PM   #12
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by top of the line i think he was saying regular mustang with all the options added to it like a GT but in order to get the upgraded shaker system in a new GT you would have to pay at least 28K because it only comes in the premium version
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Not so, the GT500KR is the top of the line Mustang and if ya wanna pay well over $80K, be my guest. I think the Mustangs are nice cars for what you get, but the Camaro will dominate it in every way once it hits the street. He must of been talkin' about the Mustang GT in the review cause I've test driven the new Cobra and that thing is quick, but to "plasticy" for me and the $45k + price tag is a joke. Just my 2c. ")
Agreed -- for that kind of money you get similar 0-60 speed and a far better interior with other cars. You REALLY have to want a Mustang to spend that kind of money on the car.
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Old 11-16-2008, 03:17 PM   #14
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Not so, the GT500KR is the top of the line Mustang and if ya wanna pay well over $80K, be my guest. I think the Mustangs are nice cars for what you get, but the Camaro will dominate it in every way once it hits the street. He must of been talkin' about the Mustang GT in the review cause I've test driven the new Cobra and that thing is quick, but to "plasticy" for me and the $45k + price tag is a joke. Just my 2c. ")
Well, the GT500KR is like a fully loaded Z06.. The only comparison between a Camaro and a Mustang stock vs stock should be with the current mustang GT or if you want to compare V6's then compare those..
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Agreed -- for that kind of money you get similar 0-60 speed and a far better interior with other cars. You REALLY have to want a Mustang to spend that kind of money on the car.
LOL, that's what it's come down to these days? Interior composition?

I miss the old days when the GM/Ford/Mopar fanboys would throw out things like 1/4 mile performance, hp per cubic inch, overall styling, etc.

I'd hazard to guess there will be as much or more plastic in the new Camaro as there is in the Mustang. Just my two cents.

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Not so, the GT500KR is the top of the line Mustang and if ya wanna pay well over $80K, be my guest.
Pay?? Don't you mean waste? I'd have a Z06, GTR, or heck a Camaro coupe and vert for that price.


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Ford is really kicking up the quality of their interior materials in 2010 and again in 2011 according to my sources. So it might feel alot better. I test drove a mustang v6 and was not impressed at all. The interior did feel retro though and I liked that, but it did feel cheap, we'll see how the new one comes out to be.

I also test drove the v8 challenger, and it was... Boring. Exterior styling was great, the back seats were awesome and the car had LOADS of room, but the interior was really boring. Same with the drive. (The first gear is REALLY short in the automatic, WAY shorter than I had expected, did not like that)
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LOL, that's what it's come down to these days? Interior composition?

I miss the old days when the GM/Ford/Mopar fanboys would throw out things like 1/4 mile performance, hp per cubic inch, overall styling, etc.

I'd hazard to guess there will be as much or more plastic in the new Camaro as there is in the Mustang. Just my two cents.
sorry, but most people ain't buying these as track cars. i, for one, plan on racing it occasionally, but i'm also gonna drive it regularly and want it to be comfortable & aesthetically pleasing. the mustang interior was not something i really enjoyed being in. but it's about personal preference. just my .02
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I test drove a Mustang GT. Interior = worst ever in the materials........horrible. Steering wheel to close to the dash. Clutch/Shifting = lightyears ahead of my fbody. Car was quick but you could tell it didn't have the balls of the LS1. Ride was good........
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