Camaro Outsells Mustang: Is Your Buying Decision Affected?

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When is comes to muscle cars the Ford Mustang has been the number one seller for the past 24 years, but that has now changed, as GM’s Chevy Camaro has now taken the top spot. We just wonder if this result will now affect your buying decision? There has to be a good reason why the result has changed?

The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro sold 81,299, whereas the 2010 Ford Mustang sold just 73,716, that’s a difference of 7,583. There were signs that General Motors were taking the fight to Ford in a scale much larger than before, this was ever since they redesigned the Camaro back in 2009.

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This fight in the muscle-car market has been good for both Detroit automakers, but not for the Obama administration, as Keith Naughton from Bloomberg points to the fact that they have been wanting to steer American’s away from such cars and persuade them to go for more fuel- efficient vehicles.

According to an article on Daily Morning News sales were down for both the Mustang and the Camaro by 16 and 26 percent respectively. I am no genius, but one would presume that this had something to do with the build-up to the holiday season. However, they might have decided to wait for the Convertible version, which was on being displayed at the 2010 LA Auto Show back in November? Which of the two muscle cars would you now choose, please let us know below?

  • DAVE PRICE

    CHEVY POWER CHEVY LOOK I WOULD LOVE A Z/28 CONVERTIBLE CAMARO ALL THE WAY

  • Sandy

    Power is in marketing. While Ford works on a budget GM out advertises with the taxpayers money thanks to our government. I buy Ford.

  • Bob C.

    I think this will change in 2011.The new 412hp engine should make a big difference in sales.Mustang buyers have been waiting for a competitive boost in horse power for years

    • Mike A.

      Bob C. is right. Mustang buyers were waiting for the 2011 version, resulting in lower 2010 sales.

  • fiddlefire

    Surprise, Surprise……looks like the same people dumb enough to buy GM stock are dumb enough to buy their products

  • Sam

    Waiting for the NEW Z-28

  • R Wurst

    I will continue to buy Fords. GM needed a bailout by our government (our money) for many reasons. Their executives got their humungous bonuses in spite of their poor performance. I want nothing to do with a company like this, as do I not want a government like we have that would bail out the rich and let the poor starve. I strongly prefer the Mustang over the Camaro.

  • Dick

    Goverment money boo hoo buy the car you like don't make excuses

  • Tracy Steilner

    Somebody needs an editor. This very short ariticle is riddled with errors. That fact makes the rest of the article suspect. How accurate is the information when the writing is so incorrect?

  • Craiggers

    I have always driven Ford and can honestly say that I may never change. I love the way they feel, ride, and the quality of the craftsmanship. However, that does not mean that I have anything against GM. I think they did a great job of redesigning the Camaro and it looks like they are on the right track for continued success in all the models they have out (maybe the Cruze will prove better than the Cav and Cobalt). I hope all American motor companies do well; I think it is good for all to have a little competition. I do like the look a little better on the Mustang though. I think while the Camaro looks meaner, the Mustang has sleeker lines and may be "sexier," if you will.

  • Yumpin

    To me the Camaro looks cartoonish. I prefer the look of the mustang which I believe will be a classic in the future whereas the camaro will be laughed at.