As mentioned in my last post, I was going to look into the New
Civic Type R vs the Camaro and Mustang.
This came about because the quoted range for the Civic R is
2.48 to 2.8M and a search in the local car marketplace showed a 2015 Camaro with
5T kms on the odometer for 2.695M and a 2013 Mustang with 10T kms on the
odometer for 2.45M.
So clearly, if I were a prospective car buyer and I had 2.8M
burning in my pocket, I would take a look around to see what else I could get
for that sort of money. Actually there are several other interesting cars like
a BMW 630i Convertible or a Porsche 996 but to keep things organized, lets
focus on American muscle first.
I grew up in an era where American cars were king and the
European cars were just becoming popular. At this time, Camaro and Mustang were
a whole lot of GO but not much when the road starts winding.
All that has changed today.
In fact, the Camaro is giving the Nissan Skyline R35 a run
for its money on the TRACK! I myself was shocke…
I am currently in the process of picking a 7 seater automobile for road trips. From the getgo, my heart was set on two cars, the Volvo XC90 and the Chevrolet Suburban.
So while I have been going back and forth on the model and engine for the XC90 mainly because there were more options, for the Chevy it was simply a question of what year I could afford. Of course I would have wanted the next to the current model but my the prospect of buying two for the price of one appealed to me.
The bottom line though was that as far as I was concerned, the safety of both cars was a given. The XC90 by reputation and the Chevy by sheer size.
It was quite a shock when I found out today that I was dead wrong about the Chevy. It seems that in a report by the well respected IIHS or Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Chevy was a deadlier car to be in compared to a Mini Cooper!
I know right? Who would have thought that such a behemoth could be a a softie in collisions. But how can one argue with…