After returning increased sales over the last couple of months, Ford
Mustang sales have again slumped in May 2011. In March we were happy
to report that Ford was experiencing higher than expected Mustang
sales to the tune of a 46.8% rebound. Again in April Mustang sales
shot up 59 percent compared to the same month of the previous year.
Sadly in May the news isn't so bright and sunny with sales slumping
more than 35% from May 2010. Last May Ford sold exactly 10,225
Mustangs while a mere 6,607 drove off the lots this May. As for
overall sales this year 30,206 Mustangs were sold compared to 31,061
in 2010, a decrease of 2.8%.
As has been the story over the last year the Mustang's closest
competitor, the Chevrolet Camaro, is still selling strong with 9,451
units sold, a 5.8% increase over the 8,931 Camaros sold last May. The
Camaro is also finding better total sales this year with 40,275 units
sold over the 38,838 sales of last year. The bottom line is that Chevy
has sold 10,069 more Camaros than Ford sold Mustangs so far this
I looked over the Camaro (and Challenger) and crossed both off my
list. The Challenger because of the shaky look of Chrysler (and their
'Build Your Own' website never worked...seriously, if that ain't
working what else isn't??). I crossed off the Camaro because of a
laughably small trunk (the back seats don't even fold down I don't
think) and no navigation option. How do you build a car in that price
range in the 21st century and NOT offer navigation as an option? Plus
there were the little things like the fore mentioned poor visiblity
and placing vital instruments at the bottom of the center console (I
get the whole retro thing but that was stupid).
In the end I got the Mustang GT Premium, not because it was all that
was left, not because it was American, but because it was the best,
Patrick, I agree with you on the built-in navigation system. Annual
GPS updates are the norm, and how do you get these updates with a
built-in system? Does the vehicle have an internet connection? And
then there's the issue of dash-mounted stuff distracting the driver
like back up cameras and other stuff. We'll stick with our Garmin.
Dick in MN
Forgive me... I just find it odd, perhaps because I'm OLD now, that anyone
would pick out a performance automobile based on whether it has GPS and what
What happened to the good old days, when driving was what mattered, and
stopping to ask for directions was always an argument?
Back seats fold down in the Camaro. The trunk is a fairly good size,
it's just a small opening. So yes, it can be tricky getting things in
and out but there is quite a bit of room in there, especially if you
fold down the seats... You should see the looks I get when I pulled my
bicycle out of the trunk!!! LOL!
Somehow the original thread became discombobulated. I didn't say
anything about the "good old days", I just advocated using a Garmin GPS
instead of a built in navigation system. No harm, no foul.
If you've ever driven a newer 4.6 GT, the extra kick the new 5.0
provides will be startling.
The new Vettes are amazing! Drive one and you quickly realize the
Mustang, Camaro and Challenger, while great performance cars, they are
NOT sports cars. The Vette is in a whole 'nother league.