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Old 10-11-2016, 11:05 AM   #1
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Mustang sales plunge 32% --- factory closed.

I wonder what caused this other than flooding on the east coast and colder weather here in the NW......Sales down 32% --- AND the Camaro outselling the Mustang? What's up with THAT?

You All Stopped Buying Mustangs So Now Ford Is Idling The Factory
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I'm going to say it's Ford Marketing.
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Yep. It's time Ford engineers wake up and get some more performance into the Mustang. Chevy woke up, and the Camaro is now spanking the Mustang; they even have their target on higher, exotic cars.

Lets get moving Ford, time to wakey wakey.
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The mustang is in a weird spot right now.

It has always had appeal as a simple, modular, affordable, but somewhat high performance car. Very few headaches to own. Very many smiles for very many miles.

Now its value is being measured in how much wiz-bang digital/electro/mechanical crap they can stuff into it. I don't trust them, honestly. All of the cost they add to the car to make it have more "technology" is a waste of money that should have been spent making it more reliable and durable.

I don't think we have any idea how these things will hold up long term. (insert lecture from random guy with 2017 GT with 500 miles on it that's still under warranty)
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One month does not make a year and the Mustang has a comfortable lead on the Camaro in 2016 with over 30,000 more Mustangs sold. Let's not go overboard here.

For the first time in 22 months, September 2016 saw the Camaro beat the Mustang in terms of U.S. sales. More to the point, 6,577 Camaros versus 6,429 Mustangs. The Dodge Challenger is still at the bottom, having sold 5,698 units last month. When it comes down to year-to-date U.S. sales, the Mustang edges ahead of the Camaro by a great margin: 87,258 cars vs. 54,535.
Read more: Ford Stops Mustang Production While Chevrolet Camaro Sales Surge - autoevolution
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performance wise the mags seem to favor the Camaro.....I love the looks of them but at 6'3" I'm sure the view out is terrible. The side window height is like a cartoon dwg. I'm amazed it made it into production. Like the Stang it's amazing how nice cars are today although I agree with Panther about the too much technology just for the sake of bells and whistles. Even stuff like the mag shocks are great but not only are the shocks expensive have you tried getting parts for any 10 year old piece of electronics? I would hate to need to buy a new car because the shocks were worn out.
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They build WWWAAAYYY too many vehicles anyways!!
Every year, the dealers are jammed full with hundreds of new vehicles.
Half the production would still be too much!!
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