I don't know about you-all, but I'm the "Mustang guy" at work. Famous for my
twin '93s, of course, and no one else there has anything like a Mustang.
(There was a guy with a Mazda RX8, but he didn't last long.)
So, naturally, when a new hire was talking about looking at cars -
specifically Mustangs, a friend asked if I had a few minutes to talk cars
with him. (I always have time to talk about cars.)
Apparently, by the time I met the guy, he was leaning more toward the
Camaro - he liked the look better. I mentioned that it was a little too
Transformers for my taste, and his expression told me that's exactly why he
was leaning in that direction. Eh. Nothing wrong with a Camaro, if you're
not going to buy a Mustang, I say.
Then I find that he's looking at the six, not the eight. AND, more than
likely, a manual transmission is not on his wish list.
At that point, I immediately lost interest.
I'm going to go out on a limb here, and - don't get me wrong - I'd probably
be thrilled to have the new six coupe with only one option (the performance
package), BUT, in my opinion, if this guy is looking at a Camaro six with
automatic, then what difference does it make WHAT car he buys? Might as well
buy a Camry or an Accord or a Kia or Hyundai. When you get away from the V8
models, what's the difference? At that point, the Mustang and Camaro go from
COOL to just cool.
Am I a V8 elitist?
- posted 9 years ago