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Old 05-09-2013, 07:21 AM
Status: "Finally in Durham!" (set 23 days ago)
 
Location: Durham, NC
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What up Automotive forum?

First, thanks for your input my making my purchasing decision of a 2008 Accord last year.

Now, a little update. I've pretty much decided to take a break from car ownership and decided to sell the Accord to save a little money since most of my personal hotspots can be accessed by public transportation and I also have Zipcar that is close to me.

Now I'm trying to get into grad school and assuming I'm in a position after I get finished to buy another car (and possibly living where I need a car) I'm in love with the Chevy Camaro from 2010 and up. I drove one for a week last summer and LOVED it. However it costs more than I want to pay right now. I also searched for Ford Mustangs and they are a lot cheaper. Is that for the reason?

So since we are a little far off from decision time, would you pay the extra money for the Camaro or would you be satisified with a Mustang if it meant more money in your pocket?
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Depends... are you looking for a performance model or a base model?
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:27 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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I would go for the Mustang, the interior of the Camaro makes me want to puke
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:28 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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One thing to take into consideration is that the 2011 Mustang is a significantly updated car compared to older models. Between a 2011 and 2008, the 2011 has significantly updated styling, a better interior and an extra 100 ponies with the V8 engine. I’d avoid the 2010’s as they have the newly updated styling but the old drive train.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:30 AM
Status: "Finally in Durham!" (set 23 days ago)
 
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Depends... are you looking for a performance model or a base model?
I'd be looking for more a base model. My preference would be for a V6 engine. Living in the DC area I'd never have the opportunity to use all the horses of a V8.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:37 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I'd be looking for more a base model. My preference would be for a V6 engine. Living in the DC area I'd never have the opportunity to use all the horses of a V8.
Same deal with the V6. The 2011's have a 300 horse V6 which is pretty stout while the 2008's have a horrible horrible six.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:43 AM
 
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I'd be looking for more a base model. My preference would be for a V6 engine. Living in the DC area I'd never have the opportunity to use all the horses of a V8.
If I had to choose between a V6 Mustang or Camaro I would go with a newer Mustang.

A mustang will be easier to live with 6 (300 HP even with the 6!)and have a better resale value. Just don't rice it out.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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You see my screenname and know I have owned 5 camaros...


I would really look at the mustang. That being said. I would go for the 5.0 if comparung against the camaro.



Now the older mustangs with 300ish hp. I would love one as a daily driver. I assume you can pic one up in good shhape and ok miles for low teens by now.

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Old 05-10-2013, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Cole neighborhood, Denver, CO
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Unfortunately there were no Camaros between 2003 and 2010. However, there was the Pontiac GTO. You can get these for a lot less money than 2010 Camaros, with very similar performance. It's no Camaro, but at least GM made something to fill the pony car gap for these years.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:16 AM
 
Location: NY
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Based on my behind the wheel experience, I think the Mustang is a more fun and satisfying drive. That is, of course, just a personal preference. The Camaro to me feels much bigger and heavier, and has a lot more blind spots and worse sidelines due to short windows (dictated by the styling). I love the looks.

I do not think you can really go wrong with either.
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