Originally Posted by cbnfs
...I forgot a few things!
Read 'bout guys here wanting some family car, and i don't really agree with 'em (except if it doesn't add more pounds and inches to the car and doesn't kill the balance). I'm more for a mid-front engine fastback rear wheel drive sized like an E46 coupé (or less if possible?) and sure weight less, no need for a big boot.
In my opinion, the actual car is too big (like a 5 series from BMW) with not enough power from 4.0l V6 and 4.6l V8 but if there was a choice to be made, shrink down and lighten the car first, we'll see with the power later.
And for the design, something like what Giugiaro did would be great (but again in a bit smaller size).
I agree, when has the mustang ever been a family car?
It's a poor mans sports car thats what it should remain as.
It need more displacment and HP, the 2010 Camaro will have a base V8 with 400hp. and weight the same as the Mustang, the new Zeta Frame is lighter weight and stronger, the aussies did a great job with that design. that being said, the Camaro will be the same price as the Mustang because of the shared Zeta platform reducing costs. Don't think so? look at the Pontiac G8 GT, a Lux 4 door sedan starting out at 29K and fully loaded for 32K using the L76 DOD 6.0L V8 361hp engine. the Camaro will have a Tuned L76 with 400hp and still get 28mpg highway. it will have a 6 speed Auto and Manual trans avalable, 4 link IRS for better handling, Ect.. how can the current Mustang compete with this? answer.. it can't unless Ford gives the 2010 mustang
More power, fresh look and better handling for a good price, it will loose once again to the Camaro. I for one will defect unless ford wakes up.