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Wait....... there are cars for sale other than the Mustang??

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I also shopped the 370Z. Roadster version with the electronics package I wanted would have cost me an extra $10k, and I would probably have to choose from existing stock.

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Challenger, then Camaro

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Spent 6 years in an Eclipse Turbo with nothing but Mustangs before and after ... if I had to go a different way than Mustang, it'd be AWD and Turbo, but have no idea what.... (EcoBoost Flex? Taurus SHO? ... or an import...)

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I was suprised to see som many people who thought along the same lines I was. I was very serious about the 370 Nismo, then I heard the 2011 stang was coming out and decided to rethink my decision.

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Either the 370z or a cheap used Ford Ranger. I might still get the Ranger next year to keep some miles of the Mustang.

There's know way I would have stepped into a GM dealership though. I've already been forced to give them my money (by my government).
Funny, a cheap used ranger is our other car and what I use to keep the miles off the mustang. Grocery getting and other local errands.

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Without a doubt, the challenger. The only reason that I haven't bought a challenger, is I am waiting for a convertible.
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Originally Posted by PileofAces View Post
I was suprised to see som many people who thought along the same lines I was. I was very serious about the 370 Nismo, then I heard the 2011 stang was coming out and decided to rethink my decision.
For sure. Looks like Nissan lost some sales to Ford. It's also interesting that so many people's second choices are all over the spectrum - BMW, Audis, etc. Mustangs are competing in the marketplace with far more than just other pony cars.

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I was dead set on a Camaro and if the 2011 Mustang was a rehash of the 2010, I'd be driving a Camaro today. I liked the Camaro, but decided to wait on the 2011 Mustang just to see. Mustang beat it from the start during the test drive. Other cars I considered were the Genesis and Rx-8. I was leaning more to the pony car, and the Challenger was out from the beginning - they look nice on the outside but that's about all they have going for them. If you had asked me everyday since I was old enough to know about cars I would have said I'd never buy a Mustang, especially if a Camaro still existed. Now I'm older and wiser and have a Mustang. MY dad is in the same boat now and he really wants a Camaro but he knows after driving my Mustang that the Mustang is better.
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I love me my Audi's. But the performance and and value the mustang offered got me to take a look.

Took a test drive and fell in love, can't believe this car is made by an American company. The interior looks amazing, exterior even more so.

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Easy. Camaro SS.
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Another vote for the 370Z if we are talking only new and close in price per option level. To me,the Stang and the 370Z represent the best bang for the buck in their neighborhood.
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I currently own a Ford F-150 and I was going to buy a new F-150 but then I thought to myself, "Self, if you buy a Mustang you can keep the truck too. If you buy another truck it will be time to get rid of the old truck." So the Mustang won out. But if I had not ordered the Mustang I would have ordered a new F-150.

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Originally Posted by Gunderp1967 View Post
Wait....... there are cars for sale other than the Mustang??

2011 Black V6 white stripe convertible, manny tranny
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I would go for challenger or Edge or wait for up coming Grand C-Max. Or a Mazda 5 maybe.

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