28th Dec 2006, 10:01
To the previous comment.
Considering that all the manufacturers performance specs and the "real-life" road tests done by Car and Driver magazine say the Mustang is faster and handles better than your GXP, the guy in the Mustang must have been a 16 year old who didn't know how to drive yet.
GXP "real-life" road test: 0-60 in 5.9 sec, 1/4 mile in 14.40 sec.
Mustang GT "real-life" road test: 0-60 in 5.20 sec, 1/4 mile in 13.80 sec.
I don't see a comparison there, considering the same model years have a $5000 sticker price difference, in favor of the mustang.
12th Jan 2007, 23:36
Well, it's pretty sad that a new GT can only do 0-60 in 5.2. In 2002, a Camaro SS could do that no problem. The SS could do it in 5.3, and has a top speed of 162, while a stang only can get 143... And ford had 3 years to build a better car!! The Grand Prix GXP really isn't a competitor to a Mustang, but it does have similar performance figures and room for a family. As for a GTO, it can outperform a Mustang with ease. The Mustangs do look cooler, but that doesn't matter on a drag strip...
13th Jan 2007, 11:26
To the comment above. There were V-6 camaros, the Z-28, and the supersport. The Mustang gt is comparable to the Z-28 not the SS.
13th Jan 2007, 12:28
Mustangs look great and the only wish I would have is to buy one the same physical size from the 60's. I think a lot more would sell and I would be in line. I do not feel the new GTO should have been put on an unindentifiable body style. They may be more aerodynamic, but I cannot stand the look of them.
5th Aug 2008, 17:57
Personally, I have always been a Ford guy, but to be honest, I think the new Dodge Challenger is buy far better than the Mustang and any Camaro ever built. But that's just my opinion. I recently had the opportunity to check out the Challenger at a local Dodge dealership. I did not get to drive it, but as I understand, it is equipped with a 6.1 Hemi engine, which I feel safe to assume it moves pretty well. The build quality of this car is superior to any Mustang I've driven, and I assume the Camaro as well. I think Dodge may have finally beat both of them out. Although I hear the next model year, the Challenger will be mass produced and available with a 6 cylinder as well, so we'll just have to see...
7th Aug 2008, 00:25
Although I own a 2007 Mustang, I have to admit that Chrysler has done an awesome job with the new Challenger. The build quality of Chrysler products has long been grossly UNDER rated. My last Dodge car was sold with nearly a quarter of a million miles, still ran flawlessly and used no oil, and had had less than $800 in repairs in its entire life. My Dakota truck was also flawless and never required a single repair in the 5 years I owned it.
It's always seemed strange that even though the Camaro was always a faster and better handling car, the Mustang always sold rings around it. In 2001 I drove a V-6 Camaro that was faster than my 5.0 Mustang (actually, my new V-6 Mustang is also faster than my old 5.0). I'm happy to see the new Challenger and Camaro, but I don't really expect they will be any threat to Mustang. Mustang owners are like Toyota owners. Their cars can be obviously less reliable, worse handling and inferior, but we'll defend them to the death and keep buying them!!