Re: I just don't get it. Why did the Mustang outsell and out live the camaro? (mutcth)
how many camaro commercials did ya see? i hardly ever saw them. They did advertise the trans am, and the commercial was kind of cool, the one at the stoplight....
The cars AREN'T CRAP. The new SS camaro, does EVERYTHING well, including brake. The new SS's stop shorter then MOST sports cars, even some of the high end cars. Not to mention, for under 30K, you could have a car in the low 13's stock. I witnessed, an ABSOLUTE BONE STOCK, 2001 T/A, AUTO, run a 12.87. Thats incredible. 12's! STOCK! AUTO!
I still have my camaro, and love it. I don't think i'd sell it. Maybe if it were stock, but definately not now.
The camaro is a big car. It's not like driving, well, anything else for the most part. I loved my car all the time, it brought me great times. They even get good mileage if you leave them stock (something that is next to IMPOSSIBLE to do), hell, the LS1 gets over 30 mpg on the highway, something even a good V6 has trouble doing *ahem, VR6*.
People knocked the camaro/firebird, because they were euro/handling snobs, like we see all over this very post. If they actually took the time to drive the car, i don't see how they wouldn't like the good aspects of the cars. Yes, the rattle, squeak, and have some problems. Wouldn't that describe VW too?
Hell, my 2000 gti glx, built in germany by hans and frans, had almost as many rattles at 13K miles, then my 53K 95 camaro has. And the vw didn't have NEARLY the power to deal with as the camaro did.
i dunno why the mustang outsold the camaro, i always liked both cars, but when it came time to buying one, brand new, i simply couldn't find a reason why i'd rather have the stang. I wanted performance, and the camaro had it beat in every category. I ran a 13.8 stock, put a few things on it, and had it in the low 13's... It was a great car!