In the automotive world everyone likes a good race and in the social world everyone likes a good popularity contest—that is, if you can stay out of the line of fire. Today’s fun Friday social experiment is to find out whether you are a Ford Mustang fan or a bowtie loving Camaro fan. Both cars have long histories, with the Mustang edging the Camaro out by being older and produced continuously since its inception. But the question remains, which one is more popular in 2010?

2011 Mustang GT 5.0

2011 Mustang GT 5.0

Before we answer that question, we should recap on a few facts. The all-new for 2010 Chevrolet Camaro was one of the most anticipated auto launches in GM’s recent history. It will probably only be surpassed by the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. As you can imagine, GM isn’t going to mess up a good thing—at least not yet—so the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro is basically unchanged. Ford has a bit of an upper hand here, the redesigned 2011 Ford Mustang has just hit showrooms, which means it has the spotlight. New it is, with revised front and rear treatments, the return of the 5.0 V8 engine and Ford’s forward-thinking technology. Both are priced competitively and perform with in spitting distance of each other. So which one is ahead in the sales race for 2010?

Currently, it is the Camaro with 46,378 units sold from January to June. The Ford Mustang has logged 40,035 units in the same time period. GM shouldn’t feel secure though, Ford’s new 2011 Mustang out sold the Camaro this past June by more than 1,400 units. If that pattern continues, the Mustang might be able to edge out the Camaro by the end of the year. Stay tuned to see who wins at year-end.

Be sure to leave us a comment telling us which car gets your motor revving more, the 2011 Camaro or 2011 Mustang.



[Source: Inside Line]