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Edmunds Comparison - Camaro SS vs. Mustang GT vs. Challenger R/T
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1. Chevrolet Camaro SS
2. Ford Mustang GT
3. Dodge Challenger R/T
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Perhaps it is a strange time for the arrival of retro-infused pony cars. We're not complaining. Gift horses aren't something we look in the mouth. What we didn't expect with these ponies was their variety. If you want something that plucks your heartstrings like no other car, the Challenger is it. Racers will probably gravitate toward the spry and established Mustang.
But there can only be one winner, and the Camaro SS is clearly that. No longer does it have to apologize for its performance with a bang-for-the-buck cop-out — though it handily snatches that crown, too. It packs a talented chassis, performance and, yes, attitude at a price within the reach of working-class stiffs.
There's little more to be said than the Camaro is back. In a big way. And SS once again truly means Super Sport.

 

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Re: Edmunds Comparison - Camaro SS vs. Mustang GT vs. Challenger R/T (DrewSXR)

That is exactly how I expected that comparo to turn out, and IMO Edmunds was spot on with the rankings (sans the backhanded comments thrown at the 'Stang that really weren't deserving).
The hell with dash stroking, the Camaro's interior is flat out ugly and some of the styling is over the top. Other than that, even without some of the feature content I would snatch one up.....but since there will be a D35 and 5.0 available in about a year. Forget about it...


Modified by bleedblue at 10:38 PM 3-22-2009
 

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Re: Edmunds Comparison - Camaro SS vs. Mustang GT vs. Challenger R/T (DrewSXR)

Since when was $35k some chump pocket change for the average working guy? My oh my V8 Pony Cars just got really expensive with a quickness.
 

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]What are "a D35 and 5.0"?

Direct Injection 3.5 liter V6 and 5.0 V8 due out from Ford in a variety of models. The 5.0 is rumored to be making power/torque figures in the 400/400 department.
 

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Re: FV-QR (SkilledDriver)

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Direct Injection 3.5 liter V6 and 5.0 V8 due out from Ford in a variety of models. The 5.0 is rumored to be making power/torque figures in the 400/400 department.

Actually whether or not the V6 will have direct injection remains to be seen.
At anyrate the 'D' in D35 (or any Ford/Lin/Mercury V-6) stands for Duratec.
 

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Re: Edmunds Comparison - Camaro SS vs. Mustang GT vs. Challenger R/T (Mazda 3s)

"Camaro feels BIG"
"Mustang feels more precise"

Mustang for me!
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My oh my V8 Pony Cars just got really expensive with a quickness.

This!
V8 Muscle's selling point was that you got loads of power for less $$$ than those crazy Japanese and Euro rockets.
That doesn't seem to be the case anymore.
 

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Re: FV-QR (Beltaine)

When the Stang gets the new V8, I will be fapping so furiously to it. I hate having so much lust for the Camaro right now. It looks great and that motor cannot be denied.
 

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Re: FV-QR (Beltaine)

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This!
V8 Muscle's selling point was that you got loads of power for less $$$ than those crazy Japanese and Euro rockets.
That doesn't seem to be the case anymore.

Well, you still kindasorta do...there aren't too many $35k 400HP+ cars out there right now, especially ones that are RWD and have a six-speed.
 

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Sooooo hot.
 

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Re: FV-QR (Beltaine)

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This!
V8 Muscle's selling point was that you got loads of power for less $$$ than those crazy Japanese and Euro rockets.
That doesn't seem to be the case anymore.

But the point of the Mustang was to purchase a relatively cheap GT and add you own power upgrades. (At least that is how it was back in the day)
 

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Since when was $35k some chump pocket change for the average working guy?

When the average guy was shelling out $45k for a truck a couple years ago.
 

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True, but the 370Z would give anything in this test a healthy run for its money.

So would an Evo and a WRX. Only now, the US horsepower club doesn't have the low sticker price as a selling point.
In previous generations, you'd look at a Mustang, a Camaro, a Vette, a Supra, an RX-7, an M, and a low-end Porsche on the lot. All performance vehicles of some sort. You'd look at the sticker, and if you had any sort of budget, you'd drive away in the Mustang or Camaro with a lot of go fast for a lot less $$$.
 

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It's like they got the base Camaro confused for a loaded 2SS.
$23k for 300hp and RWD is a bargain. Even at $31k for a 425hp 1SS there's no other car that can match that deal.
 
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Looks like GM has done a great job with this car.
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1st Place: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS
Let's make one thing clear. This baby's got motor. The Camaro SS sports what is easily the most powerful mill in this test — a 6.2-liter pushrod LS3 V8 from the Vette. In the Camaro it blurps out 426 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque.
At 13.0 seconds at 110.9 mph, the Camaro SS is far and away the fleetest, smacking down the quarter-mile a half-second quicker than the next-quickest Mustang and nearly a full second quicker than the Challenger.
Get some air in its lungs and it belts out a V8 blat that is unmistakably Detroit. This thing hauls the mail. You expected that. What comes as a surprise is the Camaro's civility. Chevy's decision to abandon the live axle for a fully independent rear suspension will surely piss off the drag racers. Everyone else will appreciate the Camaro's newfound composure.
Yes, this Camaro handles. You can throw it into a corner and not worry about the front end washing away like in the Challenger. There's surprising agility on tap for a 3,857-pound car. As your entry speeds increase, it leaves you wanting for a bit more steering feel, but the poise with which it takes to corners is eye-opening. At 68.6 mph, it pips the Mustang's slalom speed despite having a bit less grip and packing hundreds more pounds. That, friends, is talent.
In 1967, you got four-wheel drum brakes. Today, all V8-powered Camaros come standard with biggie-size four-piston Brembo brakes and summer tires that halt the Camaro from 60 mph in just 109 feet. Bonus: The pedal feels nothing like stepping on a taxidermied raccoon. In fact, the Camaro's is the most solid pedal in this trio.
You grab a Hostess Ding Dong shift knob and peer over across a faux cowl-induction-style hood bulge that would make Whitesnake jealous. Despite the claustrophobic interior, it doesn't feel nearly as ponderous around town as the Challenger thanks to the Chevy's quicker steering and well-matched weighting of the pedals to the helm. Like the big Dodge, though, you have an obnoxious 1st-to-4th skip-shift to deal with when you walk it from a stop.
Say what you will about some of the fussy exterior detailing, this thing has massive presence. The glowering front three-quarter view is its best angle, especially with the halo rings of the RS package's HID headlights ablaze with evil intent.
 
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