The Camaro has beaten the Mustang in yearly sales since 2009. Yes, the Camaro was out of production for 8 or 9 years, but how many years will it take Mustang to get the crown back.....2, 4, 6, or 8 years. How many years will YOU give Mustang to get the sales crown back. That's like President Obama still blaming Bush for his current low favorability poll number. Good grief Ford, if you want to beat Camaro, manufacture a Mustang that lures buyers to let go of their hard earned money......oh, like 1964 1/2.
The one potential issue with comparing sales numbers for individual models is that brand loyalty is something that can play a significant role. There are plenty of people who wouldn't buy anything other than a GM, others who would only buy Fords, etc.
If I recall correctly, GM is the top American automaker in the US in terms of sales, which could somewhat explain why the Camaro does better than the Mustang. On the flip side, Ford has been number one in sales here in Canada the past four years (and was leading heading into December this year with GM nowhere near the top), and the Mustang has been by far the best seller of the three (Camaro, Challenger, Mustang) over the past few years. Oddly enough, the Mustang is the only of the three not built here and even that hasn't hurt its sales.
2016 will be the first year in a long time where the Mustang and Camaro will both be newer platforms at the same time, so it will be very interesting to see how that impacts sales figures.
Current: 2014 V6 Mustang Premium, Automatic Transmission, Oxford White, Safety & Security Package.
Previous: 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS, bone-stock except for automatic transmission.