2011 Ford Mustang GT: Familiar Look
May 04, 2011
As much as I enjoy driving our Mustang, I do see a reason to buy a Camaro or Challenger instead: current-generation Mustangs are everywhere. I guess you could say the Mustang is a victim of its own success - it had a monopoly on the muscle car segment for about seven years.
Considering how good the 2011 Mustang is, it really deserves more attention. Yet our long-termer barely registers with other motorists. I attribute this to the fact that look that the 2005-and-up Mustang styling is very familiar and commonplace. In contrast, our Camaro and Challenger long-term cars received a lot more head-turning. I even catch myself noticing new Camaros and Challengers on the road a lot more than Mustangs.
While "look at me!"isn't much of a reason for me to buy a Camaro, it could be for other people. Or maybe they just like the Camaro's styling better. Either way, I suspect it ties into the Camaro's sales dominance. In the latest sales figures through April of this year, Chevy has sold 10,872 Camaros compared to Ford's 8,180 Mustangs.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor