Jan 06, 2010
The tally was pretty darned close, considering that Chevrolet Camaro didn't start racking up sales until April, but the tally is now official: Ford Mustang was the more popular pony car last year.
Ford sold 66,623 Mustangs in 2009. Chevrolet sold 61,648 Camaros, according to Autodata. And Dodge Challenger? Not much a challenger at all with 25,852 sold. (And a shame, because it is a blast to drive and really deserves more attention.)
You may recall a post a week back in which Chevrolet was heartily boasting about how Camaro is eating up Mustang's market, so we're sure victory on a full-year basis is feeling oh-so-sweet in Dearborn.
Even though Camaro was new and back on the market, Mustang was no slouch. It got a cool new redesign last year.