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The chart below was posted by the Detroit Free Press last week (https://www.freep.com/story/money/ca...rs/3495485002/).

Impressive numbers for a model that has only had tweeks to styling since being introduced in 2008.

However, the Mustang and Camaro are Sports Cars, and Ford and Chevy market them as such. I don't know why writers keep trying to compare them.

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What the heck is a sporty Car?

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They are always listed in the same category, whether it's Muscle Cars, Sports Cars, or JD Power lists them as Midsize Sporty Car/Coupe. So while we agree that the Challenger is the only Muscle Car, and the others are Sports cars, apparently no one else does

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Because they each have 2 doors with back seats, RWD (usually), optional big horsepower V8s (All seem to go head to head in their outputs), manual or automatic transmission choices, somewhat similar pony car proportions (Long hood short deck), a lot of buyers cross-shop the 3, and they have a long history of competing against each other, going back to Trans Am and showroom stock car racing in the 70s. If the Challenger isn't a competitor to the Ford and Chevy offerings, I don't see what else in the lineup could be. The Charger is more of a class of it's own if anything.

Unfortunately I don't think the performance/muscle/pony coupe whatever you want to call it segment is big enough that we can divide it into sub-sections, or ignore the similarities.


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However, the Mustang and Camaro are Sports Cars, and Ford and Chevy market them as such. I don't know why writers keep trying to compare them.
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Despite the differences in size, I think a significant percentage of the people who shop for one of the “pony cars” gives consideration to the other two.

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