Despite its 1rst and 2nd recalls on the new Camaro, customers still want to get all-around the Camaro. So for 2009 July sales, the Camaro outsells the new Mustang, for the second straight month in-a-row, at 7,113 Camaros sold while Ford sold 6,686 Mustangs, and of course, the Challenger falls behind. However, as some auto-analysist say, we should expect some changes in next month's sales!
Here's the deal, the all-new Camaro just got its NHTSA crash test rating; and guess what? The engineers at Chevrolet didn't put the Camaro through their safety routines, and therefore the new Camaro passed 4-stars of frontal-crash rating, while the Mustang and Challenger got the full 5-star mark. Now that is a big deal, since the Camaro is a very powerful car, and the visibilty is somewhat limited. So unless there's a talented driver behind the wheel, expect many people to crash the Camaro around.
So for next month, stay tuned for more reports on the latest Amercian muscle-car news.
Source : [Automotive News - 2009 July sales; SaferCar.gov]