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post #1 of 10 Old 06-06-2010, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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PONY CAR WARS: Mustang on top in May, but Camaro still tops in the first the year!

Mustang may have topped Camaro in May sales, but Camaro is still the strongest in the segment for the year!
In the last 12 months, Camaro has topped Mustang sales by a significant margin.

May 2010:

Camaro Production: 9,987
Camaro Deliveries: 8,931

Mustang Deliveries: 10,225

Challenger Deliveries: 3,828

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Chevrolet Press Release: Chevrolet Media

At One Year, Camaro Leads U.S. Sports Car Segment and Wins New Chevrolet Customers Globally

DETROIT – Consumers made the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro the best-selling sports car in the U.S. for the first full year of sales. From May 2009 to May 2010, Camaro posted 99,872 total sales, outselling its closest competitor by nearly 20,000 vehicles. Camaro continues to bring new customers to Chevrolet dealerships – at home and overseas.

In the U.S., the 2010 Camaro’s first full month of sales was May, 2009. Camaro took the lead in monthly share of segment a month later and led the sales race for 11 of the last 12 months.

“It’s remarkable how quickly consumers connected with the new Camaro, and pushed it to the top of the segment,” says John Fitzpatrick, Camaro marketing manager, “especially considering our key competitors offer both coupe and convertible models.

“When the new Camaro went on sale, it was predominantly bought by Chevrolet owners, or Camaro enthusiasts who already owned a previous-generation. Today, about half of 2010 Camaro buyers are new to Chevrolet, some trading in performance cars such as Mustang or Nissan Z to purchase their Camaro. As Camaro brings new customers to Chevrolet, we believe it is having a residual effect on our other products.”

The Camaro is also attracting customers to Chevrolet dealerships in international markets, where more than 1,000 Camaros have been sold – even before official export production has begun. As in the U.S., the Camaro has had an impact on the Chevrolet brand around the globe, according to Don Johnson, GM international operations vice president of marketing:

“Camaro attracts a crowd everywhere it goes, whether it’s at a Chevrolet dealership, a car show, or driving down the boulevard. As such, Camaro has become a halo for the global Chevrolet brand, offering head-turning design, performance and value that appeals to car enthusiasts everywhere,” Johnson said.

As such, the Camaro has created a world-wide sensation from Abu Dhabi to Tokyo.

Here’s how Dino Dalle Carbonare from Speedhunters.com described driving a Camaro in Tokyo:

“My ride for the week was a metallic red Camaro SS riding on optional 21-inch rims, probably one of the most eye-catching cars I have driven in Japan. Within two minutes I already had businessmen at pedestrian crossings pointing and staring at the big wide front grille, and other motorists rubbernecking as they passed me on the opposite lane.”

Sales outside the U.S. are expected to grow significantly, as Chevrolet increases production to accommodate exports for Chevrolet’s largest markets, including Brazil, China, Russia, and Europe.

South Korea is also expected to contribute to the rise in sales next year. The new Camaro was introduced at the Busan Motor Show in April as an example of the types of products Korean customers can expect when Chevrolet begins selling cars in the country in 2011.

“Camaro has already helped create excitement for the Chevrolet brand,” said Johnson. “Its influence will continue to grow as we introduce Camaro to car enthusiasts around the world.”

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of course camaro does! a mustang doesnt hold a candle!
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"Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer."

Commitment= attending college
Action= graduating
Dream= graduating college with a new Camaro
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I have been a long time Corvette owner. It was this Camaro that lured me in and I traided in the Corvette Z06. The LS3, 2SS RS, and the off the wall looks made it a must have for me! I call it the big boy seat. Its big enough for a large man and rough enough for the smart buyer while being pretty enough for our femail owners like Bella! Keep it up GM!!

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I have an ABM 1LT in Canada. I was told by the dealership that there were only 8 kept in Canada but I have a hard time to believe it. I know there were 3620 total built but am trying to get the break-down in number of models in the ABM & how many TRUELY were kept in Canada if anyone knows. Thanks.
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Or as a mustang owner you'd understand that alot of people are waiting for the 5.0's to comeout. Why spend 25k plus when you wait a couple months you can get another 100 hp for the same price. Who cares long live the big 3
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It's too bad Mustang got us last month. Once the Z28 and the Convertible come out, we will jump way ahead of them
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post #10 of 10 Old 10-20-2010, 12:22 PM
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Ahhh, Camaros...the best way to compare Mustangs and Camaros is like this... Put the stock, stripped down models of both side by side and you walk away thinking that Camaros are so much more impressive.

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