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Old 07-04-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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Default Challenger vs. Mustang vs. Camaro

I'm wondering how people feel about the new muscle cars that have come out. I have a challenger r/t, amazing car, great smooth shifting 6 speed, lots of power, rides like a cadillac :O)

I was going to get the camaro since I've always had camaros and trans ams but when I sat inside it, I felt like the walls were closing in and when i drove it, that the car really didn't move even though it had 426 hp.

I had a mustang in the past, but since too many near death experiences in mustangs, I just won't go near them anymore (a light car + lots of mods + someone who takes too many chances= not always a good outcome :O)

Your opinions? Owners, test drives?
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:14 AM
 
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It's been asked before...

2010 Chevy Camaro SS vs. 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T vs. 2010 Ford Mustang GT
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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I was wondering after the fact how people feel about the cars now since many people have had them for a year, compared to initial impressions. Thanks for the link though.
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Say-Town! Texas
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yup, for me the challenger is too disconnected from its driving roots, you don't feel the road, and its interior can be mistaken for a dodge minivan.

the new mustang started out as a lot of sheet metal, but after the camaro came out the mustang came closer to its original roots by offering more power and less BS.

the camaro is the one closest to the 60's and 70's, and it may be tight in there but you're not buying this car for its load carrying capabilities.

over all even though the mustang is outselling the camaro, i think the camaro is still the number one pony car.

yes the challenger has more HP, but its also above the price range of the standard pony car. its target market looks to be the older generation thats reminiscing, not the fresh out of college guy looking to have a sports car, as the mustang and camaro are more geared towards.

thats my $0.02
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Old 07-04-2010, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Every time I see a Camaro or Mustang on the street (about 10 times a day) I become even happier I own a Challenger.
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Old 07-04-2010, 01:39 PM
 
Location: San Bruno, CA
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I'd go with a 2011 Mustang GT and never look back.
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Old 07-04-2010, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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rides like a cadillac

That's a not a good thing in something that's supposed to be a sports car.
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Old 07-04-2010, 05:20 PM
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That's a not a good thing in something that's supposed to be a sports car.
I don't even think there was any "sports car" intention to begin with.
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Old 07-04-2010, 05:45 PM
 
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That's a not a good thing in something that's supposed to be a sports car.
Muscle cars (Mopars) are BIG. It rides like a muscle car, not a sports car like a vette. So it's fast as anything but the fast cornering leaves a little to be desired but I never expected it to do that. :O)
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Old 07-04-2010, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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YouTube - First Test: 2011 Ford Mustang GT
mustanb brings it and puts down some serious numbers and it dynos at 435 crank HP and being 300lbs lighter than a camaro and 500lbs lighter than a challenger it rules the roost.
common this thing is only 2/10th of a second behind the supercharged 5.4 liter shelby GT500 and it can be had for $32K.

you could screw around with C6 corvettes on the straights with it.

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