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    Chevy Throws $3k On Camaro's Hood for Mustang Drivers

      ...Is $3,000 enough to make you switch?...

    If you're currently a Ford Mustang owner or lessee, until the end of October there is $3,000 waiting for you on the hood of any 2019 Chevrolet Camaro.  Chevy's Camaro has consistently ranked third in sales behind the Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang ever since the 6th generation model debuted for 2016. Sales fell further in 2019 after a disastrous redesign of the front fascia on SS trim models, down 7.6% year to date.  This despite the greater availability of 4-cylinder models and packages that put the V8 in easier reach. 

    While the Camaro is down 7.6 percent, the Mustang has also fallen 10.1 percent and Challenger is down 11 percent year to date.  The Ford and the Dodge however sold 20,000 units and 10,000 units more respectively. 

    Camaro sales were just 50,963 in 2018, down from a 2011 high of 88,249, and are on pace to be much lower this year.

    Source: GM Authority



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    I assume it means that if you trade in your Mustang they're taking an additional $3,000 off? Is there any year limitation on this? I feel like you could go and buy a POS 80's fox body for a grand or less and trade that in. 

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    13 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

    I assume it means that if you trade in your Mustang they're taking an additional $3,000 off? Is there any year limitation on this? I feel like you could go and buy a POS 80's fox body for a grand or less and trade that in. 

    Small print:

    Must be a current owner or lessee of a Ford Mustang for at least 30 days prior to the new vehicle sale. Not available with lease and some other offers. Take new retail delivery by 10/31/19. See dealer for details.

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    15 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

    I assume it means that if you trade in your Mustang they're taking an additional $3,000 off? Is there any year limitation on this? I feel like you could go and buy a POS 80's fox body for a grand or less and trade that in. 

    Usually there are year limitations. 

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    Somehow I doubt this is going to help Camaro sales with the bunker windows and that ugly face only a mother could love, I honestly doubt they will get many sales.

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    Shouldn’t they offer $3k to anyone?  Rather than just Mustang owners which I assume are less than 1% of the total car buying population.

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    2 hours ago, smk4565 said:

    Shouldn’t they offer $3k to anyone?  Rather than just Mustang owners which I assume are less than 1% of the total car buying population.

    it’s like GM has major blind spots when it comes to marketing the camaro.

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    People are turning away from coupes more and more.  If chevy keeps making the Camaro, they may have to live with 50k annual sales or something like that. I think the Camaros look good, they don't have the attractive super wide stance of the first transformers Camaro, but i think where people balk the most on the current Camaro is the bunker aspect and limited visibility.

    If they don't intend to come out with a new body style that is easier to see out of, about all they can do now is cut prices, or perhaps put in a standard glass top panel or sunroof to at least help with the claustrophobia.  Another thing they could do is make a high def rear camera mirror standard on the car as well, to help with the rear visibility issue.

    Not much they can do with a non existent back seat right now, either.

    I think maybe they should consider repurposing the CTS-V sport 3.6 twin turbo into a special separate option for the Camaro.  I would also drop the 2.0 and replace it as a base motor with the 2.7.  Still keep the 3.6 option but i think the 2.7 as a replacement for the 2.0 may generate some interest in the car again.

    Lastly, if Chevy would simply offer all wheel drive on the Camaro (2.7 and 3.6), that alone would make the car relevant as a daily driver option to someone in the snow states again.  No excuse to not finally offer AWD on the Camaro, to be honest.  That alone would jump start sales.

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    On 10/14/2019 at 8:52 AM, dfelt said:

    Somehow I doubt this is going to help Camaro sales with the bunker windows and that ugly face only a mother could love, I honestly doubt they will get many sales.

    The new Ford GT has much worse bunker/chop top windows and no head room. I'm sure most coupes have bunker windows for you Mr. Giant lol. At least GM fixed the front end for 2020, the 2019 MY is pretty bad especially the black center crash bar then mounting the bow tie on it making it too low. It was an easy fix to just paint the center crash bar the body color and move the bow tie to upper grille. They should take $3k out of the designers pay and $3k per sale out of the upper mgmt. pay that approved the 2019 :chevy: 

    Welcome back from the far North!  How was it eh? 😂

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    2 hours ago, USA-1 said:

    The new Ford GT has much worse bunker/chop top windows and no head room. I'm sure most coupes have bunker windows for you Mr. Giant lol. At least GM fixed the front end for 2020, the 2019 MY is pretty bad especially the black center crash bar then mounting the bow tie on it making it too low. It was an easy fix to just paint the center crash bar the body color and move the bow tie to upper grille. They should take $3k out of the designers pay and $3k per sale out of the upper mgmt. pay that approved the 2019 :chevy: 

    Welcome back from the far North!  How was it eh? 😂

    It was AWESOME, check out my Random post about it here:

    Everyone should take a break and go soak in natural mineral hot springs. :metal:

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    I used to go to mineral hot springs in Colorado.  They were fun.   I spent my weekend in Ann Arbor, Mi.  Hadn’t been back to my old grad school campus and town in 20 years. Lots of new buildings around the U of M campus...beautiful place.   Had a lot of fun. 
     

    I did see some 6th gen Camaros in SE Michigan, but they were outnumbered by Mustangs and Challengers.  

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    11 hours ago, USA-1 said:

    The new Ford GT has much worse bunker/chop top windows and no head room. I'm sure most coupes have bunker windows for you Mr. Giant lol. At least GM fixed the front end for 2020, the 2019 MY is pretty bad especially the black center crash bar then mounting the bow tie on it making it too low. It was an easy fix to just paint the center crash bar the body color and move the bow tie to upper grille. They should take $3k out of the designers pay and $3k per sale out of the upper mgmt. pay that approved the 2019 :chevy: 

    Welcome back from the far North!  How was it eh? 😂

    The GT isn't designed to be used as a daily driver in any way. 

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    5 hours ago, ccap41 said:

    The GT isn't designed to be used as a daily driver in any way. 

    How does that have anything to do with what I stated above? I didn't state both the Camaro and GT don't look pretty sweet having a lower chop top. My point was other manufacturers do it and make it work.   

    13 hours ago, dfelt said:

    It was AWESOME, check out my Random post about it here:

    Everyone should take a break and go soak in natural mineral hot springs. :metal:

    Did it shrink you some so you can fit in a Corvette now? :roflmao:

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    7 minutes ago, USA-1 said:

    Did it shrink you some so you can fit in a Corvette now? :roflmao:

    Nope, first time in 13 months I did not go to the gym and just relaxed, drank wine, ate chocolate, had good food and veg'd. Over all I feel like a million bucks, my joints do not hurt, no stiffness or discomfort since my L1 to L6 are pretty much bone on bone. Strong core, but those mineral hot springs really make the body feel good.

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    33 minutes ago, USA-1 said:

    How does that have anything to do with what I stated above?

    Because all "super cars" are bunker-like. 

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    25 minutes ago, dfelt said:

    Nope, first time in 13 months I did not go to the gym and just relaxed, drank wine, ate chocolate, had good food and veg'd. Over all I feel like a million bucks, my joints do not hurt, no stiffness or discomfort since my L1 to L6 are pretty much bone on bone. Strong core, but those mineral hot springs really make the body feel good.

    Nice!

    Oh you have an extra lumbar vertebrae? No wonder you're so tall! :rofl:

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    1 hour ago, USA-1 said:

    Nice!

    Oh you have an extra lumbar vertebrae? No wonder you're so tall! :rofl:

    Some of us do have long torso on top of long legs and arms. After all we grow as tall as the Evergreens here! 😛 :D 

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    2 hours ago, dfelt said:

    Some of us do have long torso on top of long legs and arms. After all we grow as tall as the Evergreens here! 😛 :D 

    Right?! I grew up in the Willamette Valley in Oregon wine country with all the extremely tall Western Hemlock and Douglas fir tree forests all around :metal::D

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