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    Quote Originally Posted by CGimpreza View Post
    Tell that to the new Camaro. It seems to have an identity crisis as it actually handles quite well (or so I've heard).
    That's not what I've heard. I heard the Mustang GT takes the Camaro SS and the new Challenger to the bank when it comes to handling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    That's not what I've heard. I heard the Mustang GT takes the Camaro SS and the new Challenger to the bank when it comes to handling.
    2010 Chevy Camaro SS vs. 2010 Ford Mustang GT, 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T - Comparison Tests

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGimpreza View Post
    Tell that to the new Camaro. It seems to have an identity crisis as it actually handles quite well (or so I've heard).
    I heard this too. My dad has a z51 vette and said for a big car the camaro handles good. He hates ford so he will prolly never drive the new stang. Honestly though i dont have a clue which one i would want if i was lookin at new muscle. They all have nice features i guess, and potential to be awesome. Comes down to personally preference IMO.
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    I owned a 94 cobra, 96 Mystic cobra and a 2003 cobra.

    A 94/95 is weak compared to todays cars, 240hp.

    The 96 was fun. it redlined at 6800. High for a V8. 305hp stock, in order to make them run fast, need a high gear in the rear and beat the pi$$ out of it. My 96 had catless X pipe, 4:30 gears COI and drag radials. Car never went faster than 12.9@104.

    Sold it, bought a 03 Cobra when they first were released in 02. That car was a BEAST. with only a magnaflow catback, made 399.4 RWHP on the dyno. With a 2.5 60ft time I went 12.8@115(stock tires/easy launch).

    I no longer mess around at the drag strip. My hobby now is cycling/triathlons. So I have no real time to play around with my car. I hated the fact that the mustangs sat because I needed a 2nd car to drive in bad weather. Which led me to the WRX. As bad ass as the 03+ cobras are, what good was it when I was driving a 95 Ranger 4x4 all the time. I now have a car that can get me through bad weather and still fast/fun to drive!!!
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    I wouldn't exactly call a 1 point difference "taking it to the bank" when it comes to stang vs 'maro, however, the challenger lost BIG in the handling department.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGimpreza View Post
    I wouldn't exactly call a 1 point difference "taking it to the bank" when it comes to stang vs 'maro, however, the challenger lost BIG in the handling department.
    That's just one magazine's opinions... I had heard elsewhere that the mustang out handles the other two by a good amount. Without seeing any track times, etc. I guess we can't really judge between the two
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGimpreza View Post
    I wouldn't exactly call a 1 point difference "taking it to the bank" when it comes to stang vs 'maro, however, the challenger lost BIG in the handling department.
    thats cause Chrysler sucks!!! if i had to pick 1 id get the camaro... but i do have a lot of respect for the new ford line really nice cars...
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    For me it comes down to "is it fun to drive?" I rented a Camaro during a business trip to Cali; neat car in many ways, and seemed to have good road holding...but it just felt heavy to me. My WRX, which is no handling superstar, seems more nimble.
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    I'm actually kind of excited to see the 11 mustang.

    2011 Ford Mustang GT Premium test numbers - Motor Trend

    2011 Ford Mustang GT Handling and Price - Motor Trend

    Ford seems to be stepping up their game pretty well. .

    Now if they could make it lose 300lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motortrend
    Not that the Blue Oval's new six-cylinder musclecar needs more power. Yep, you read right: We called the new 3.7 Mustang a musclecar. Now if you're reeling from the idea of a Mustang V-6 ever being labeled with that word, or if you can't believe how far that meatball just flew from your mouth, chew on this: 0 to 60 in 5.1 seconds and the quarter mile in 13.7 at 102.0 mph. The Hemi-powered 376-horse Dodge Challenger R/T isn't any quicker to 60 and is just a tenth ahead at the quarter. Moreover, the new 3.7 is nearly as quick as last year's V-8-powered GT, which put down 4.9 and 13.5 at 104.2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    For me it comes down to "is it fun to drive?" I rented a Camaro during a business trip to Cali; neat car in many ways, and seemed to have good road holding...but it just felt heavy to me. My WRX, which is no handling superstar, seems more nimble.

    I rented one when I went back for my HS reunion. It was relatively comfortable, but for all the supposed power, it felt heavy and numb and it was definately not very fast. It got a lot of attention though... that bright yellow had kids calling it "Bumblebee" the whole time...
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    That's why you go find a 2002 Trans Am WS6 and mod it like crazy and see how it handles and how much power it'll put down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shibby50 View Post
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    Mustang went 12.49 with ET streets. Then 12.04 at 117 with a off road x-pipe, cat-back and hand-held tune.
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    Wonder what it'll do once forced induction is added. I'd say it's probably the best new car in years. I *might* be persuaded to own a Mustang -- something I never thought I'd say before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John M View Post
    Wonder what it'll do once forced induction is added. I'd say it's probably the best new car in years. I *might* be persuaded to own a Mustang -- something I never thought I'd say before.
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