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Posted: 7/18/2010 10:30:27 AM EDT
A friend of mine and I were joking about my desire to buy a new '11 or '12 Mustang and he told me that I was not the stereotypical person who would own one.

I asked him what he meant and he smiled and told me that most owners are Rednecks and such and that the cars typically end their lives trashed and living trailer parks with paint fading and peeling.

Now, is this an image thing or is it serious?

I have always thought of the Mustang, Camaro, and even the Dodge offerings as the working man's fun car.

Have I been wrong about this? Or are there just a lot of car snobs out there?
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 10:32:47 AM EDT


The stereotype I have most heard for mustang is girl car.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 10:32:50 AM EDT
Not as bad as those who drive Porsche boxsters or 3 series MBs or BMWs but yes.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 10:43:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By popnfresh:


The stereotype I have most heard for mustang is girl car.


Considering its original intention as a "secretary's car" that should not be a surprise.

Still is a chick car. Only two people I know who drive mustangs are baristas.

Older Camaros, rednecks. Newer ones, mid life crisis.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 10:44:15 AM EDT
The stereotype is that Camaro owners all have mullets.  I own a 99 Z28 and I do not.  However, owning that car does mean I could probably be crowned king of any trailer park I drove into.  As for Mustangs, my personal stereotype is that they're cars that make people who don't know wha a truly fast car is think that they have a fast car.  Every idiot with a Mustang GT and some Flowmasters thinks it's the fastest car in the world.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 10:45:38 AM EDT
Yes . To me it is someone that always wanted one in high school but could not afford one .
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 10:46:20 AM EDT
I've never heard a mustang owner pull away from a stop without standing in the gas. Ever.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 10:47:18 AM EDT
Older ones yes

new ones no
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 10:48:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/18/2010 10:55:04 AM EDT by purevl2]
Originally Posted By popnfresh:


The stereotype I have most heard for mustang is girl car.


You're right.
Here's my 627 rwhp / 546 rwtq Kenne Bell 2.2 Girls car...






Link Posted: 7/18/2010 10:48:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 10:50:39 AM EDT





Wicked ghey.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 10:51:57 AM EDT
I have a 96 mustang with a 3.8L. It's just a regular everyday for me.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 10:52:02 AM EDT
I'd agree with that on the 1980-2000 Mustang and the 80's to 90's Camero.  



Not so much with the new ones.  Yet.  Right now they seem to fall into two groups, guys who wanted a fast car but couldn't afford a supercar, and fat older women.
Flame suit on.  
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 10:52:21 AM EDT
Every new Camaro I have seen on the road was being driven by a woman.
Most of the newer Mustangs are women drivers too.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 10:52:46 AM EDT
Buy what you like. To hell with the others.

I just bought a 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 yesterday. I've never owned a Mustang before, and the last domestic car I owned (not counting trucks) I bought 20 years ago. Since then all may cars have been Porsches (5, still have 2 of them) and one BMW. Traded the BMW on the Mustang.

I had it at a marina this morning to take a couple pics. A jogger stopped and we had a short chat. His last car was a BMW 335 and he's interested in the new Mustang as well. I think Ford may have finally got the car to a point where it's attractive to car guys, not just the Mustang faithful.

Link Posted: 7/18/2010 10:53:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Rable44:
Yes . To me it is someone that always wanted one in high school but could not afford one .


Had a '67...could afford it.

Looking at a new one now.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 10:53:54 AM EDT


Do you understand the word stereotype?
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 10:54:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/18/2010 10:55:16 AM EDT by Vicinity]
First gen Camaro owners are millionaires, cause buying repro parts is fucking expensive.

Camaro Goes

1967-1969 = Older Men into Crusing or racing

1970-82 = Slight redneck/slight previous
1983-92 = White trash treasure
1993-02 = Younger Kids beating the shit out of

Mustangs...

Older mustangs = Collecters
Newer = Young wimmenz
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 10:56:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 10:57:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/18/2010 10:57:47 AM EDT by purevl2]
Originally Posted By popnfresh:


Do you understand the word stereotype?

I understand stereotype.  

I believe I was trying to disprove the stereotype.

Is is ok if I post this....


Are you happy now?
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 10:57:17 AM EDT
Older mustangs and camaros are just plain cool.  Newer Mustangs (mid 90s and above) always seem to have a 20 year old fat girl driving.

Camaro = mullet.

That said, I don't have a mullet and had to have a Camaro.  Always been a Ford guy, and always owned pickups.  Oh well, at least I kept the truck too.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 10:57:18 AM EDT
I actually like the newer ones but in my circle of car people all mustang owners are the revv your loud exhaust ALL the time and pretend your car is fast even if its not  stereotype and generally we're right.  If you want one buy who cares what everyone else thinks.

Around town the mustang owners i have seen are young and old girls with the slow stock cars, young guys with too loud exhaust and rarely fast, old guy who spent a shitload on the shelby package, whipple s/c and drives like a grandma.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 10:58:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Rable44:
Yes . To me it is someone that always wanted one in high school but could not afford one .


I really do still want a '72ish  super duty firebird... I should have bought one while they were easy to find. I certainly never should have sold my '69 Grand Prix!

I really haven't had any interest in the newer models though.

Yes, there's always been a stereotype associated with camaros/firebirds, adolescent boys with mullets and so on, the older the driver the funnier it is.

Mustangs are girls cars, Mopars are pretty safe though, when I was into the musclecar scene it was the really serious gearheads who drove chargers and challengers and such.

Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:00:46 AM EDT
No
But keep that late model chrome free plastic on 22" rims out of the classic car cruises and shows is all.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:01:52 AM EDT


No joke, I'm scrolling through this thread and my wife sees your pics and says "oooh, I like that car!"

Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:01:59 AM EDT
"Took the restrictor plate off to give the Red Dragon a little more juice"

Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:02:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/18/2010 11:03:58 AM EDT by www-glock19-com]





Originally Posted By patchouli:

Wicked ghey.



+1 very nice car but the chrome lettering and lic plate are ghey


and fell right in with the stereotype the OP was asking about



this coming from a guy that has owned 15 mustangs over the years





 
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:06:54 AM EDT




guys like this, he says it really gets the girls wet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csLgaK20SSY&feature=related
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:09:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By popnfresh:


The stereotype I have most heard for mustang is girl car.


Yep.

Mustang is a chick car.

Camero is a redneck car.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:09:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By K2QB3:


No joke, I'm scrolling through this thread and my wife sees your pics and says "oooh, I like that car!"



pwn3d
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:10:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:11:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ZW17:
Camaro = Italian, gold chains and all


With extra points if its a IROC
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:12:41 AM EDT



Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:



Originally Posted By popnfresh:





The stereotype I have most heard for mustang is girl car.




Considering its original intention as a "secretary's car" that should not be a surprise.



Still is a chick car. Only two people I know who drive mustangs are baristas.



Older Camaros, rednecks. Newer ones, mid life crisis.


This

 
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:13:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:14:58 AM EDT
Yes.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:15:50 AM EDT
I would never own any Camaro, they are all ugly as hell; I would drive a WS6 though. All mustangs sucks complete ass, aside from the 03-04 cobras. I would drive a terminator.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:18:30 AM EDT
Ghetto Ferrari's  
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:19:12 AM EDT


Most common stereotypes I've heard -



Mustang = girl's car



Camaro owner = douchebag




Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:20:58 AM EDT
Anytime you feel like making that one this girls car just let me know!Zoom!Zoom!

Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:21:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By xdoctor:
I'd agree with that on the 1980-2000 Mustang and the 80's to 90's Camero.  

Not so much with the new ones.  Yet.  Right now they seem to fall into two groups, guys who wanted a fast car but couldn't afford a supercar, and fat older women.











Flame suit on.  


That is an interesting one. I wil lshare why I am going to be buying one, and not something else.

I have two young kids. 2 and 3 years old. I want them to be around real AMERICAN Muscle. I was around old iron as a kid, and it was always well taken care of, nice stuff.

I want a fun car that I can drive and enjoy without worrying about too much. Rear wheel drive with a V8 for me.

And I do not want a car built by GM at this time.

Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:24:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Originally Posted By popnfresh:


The stereotype I have most heard for mustang is girl car.


Yep.

Mustang is a chick car.

Camero is a redneck car.

+1.........
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:27:32 AM EDT



Originally Posted By callahan318:


A friend of mine and I were joking about my desire to buy a new '11 or '12 Mustang and he told me that I was not the stereotypical person who would own one.



I asked him what he meant and he smiled and told me that most owners are Rednecks and such and that the cars typically end their lives trashed and living trailer parks with paint fading and peeling.



Now, is this an image thing or is it serious?



I have always thought of the Mustang, Camaro, and even the Dodge offerings as the working man's fun car.



Have I been wrong about this? Or are there just a lot of car snobs out there?


The stereotype is for a rusted out 3rd or 2nd-gen car, not for the new ones...



The biggest modern-car stereotype falls on the ricer (ex-cus-me, 'tuner') crowd....



 
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:27:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 161Infantry:
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Originally Posted By popnfresh:


The stereotype I have most heard for mustang is girl car.


Yep.

Mustang is a chick car.

Camero is a redneck car.

+1.........


This pretty much covers it.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:30:46 AM EDT
How is your mid life crisis going?
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:30:49 AM EDT
Not a chick car.




Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:31:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By popnfresh:


The stereotype I have most heard for mustang is girl car.


Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:34:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/18/2010 11:35:50 AM EDT by www-glock19-com]








Im a life long ford guy that movie is tits


however it is disheartening to learn that they had a bit of a tough time keeping that 390 mustang out running that 440 charger



got to love the youtubes







 
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:42:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By www-glock19-com:


Im a life long ford guy that movie is tits
however it is disheartening to learn that they had a bit of a tough time keeping that 390 mustang out running that 440 charger

got to love the youtubes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYEA3MTtHy4
 


Hard to outrun a charger with a seven speed transmission and more than five hubcaps
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:44:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Dave_A:

The stereotype is for a rusted out 3rd or 2nd-gen car, not for the new ones...

 




Whatever lets you sleep at night...
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:45:15 AM EDT
They scream "I am an Arab!"
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:45:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
How is your mid life crisis going?


I do not have one. I am 26.

Midlife crisis car will be a restored classic of some sort.

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