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AutoBlog: Broken Record: Camaro outsells Mustang for third straight month

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Filed under: Car Buying, Convertible, Coupe, Performance, Chevrolet, Ford

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We'll have our monthly By the Numbers post ready in a jiffy, but one thing that stood out after glancing at the monthly automotive sales figures is that the Chevy Camaro has outsold the Ford Mustang for the third month in a row. While it's still a bit too early to call this an official trend, it's clear that there was a significant backlog of demand for GM's latest muscle car. That much was a given with The General reporting over 10,000 advance orders for the car before it even hit dealer lots.

We're not exactly shocked that the Camaro - with 8,680 total sales vs 6,289 for the Stang - is selling at a healthy clip, but it is a bit surprising to see the Mustang drop over 23 percent over the previous year. After all, Ford's pony car was heavily refreshed for the 2010 model year and has received excellent reviews from the motoring press, ourselves included. Perhaps some Mustang intenders are holding out for the expected 400+ horsepower 5.0-liter, 32-valve DOHC Coyote engine or turbocharged EcoBoost V6? Time will tell...

Broken Record: Camaro outsells Mustang for third straight month originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 01 Sep 2009 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Hopefully they both continue to sell well.

With the sig, one would think that I would be rooting for the stang. Not so. to me the "best mustangs" are all 1970 and earlier.

The 2010 Camaro is the stuff autolust is made from...love the metallic orange.

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See me next year. If the sales are likew this next year then we can get excited. The market has yet to catch up to demand for a car only on the market for 7-8 months.

While the Mustang has been upgraded it is not a new clean sheet and a totally different car like the Camaro is.

I just hope they both continue to do well as they will need each other to survive the tough times ahead.

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I know two people that want Mustangs but are waiting for the 2011 with the new drivetrains. Not sure if this contributes to lower sales but makes sense, at least for " car people "

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