Originally Posted by Bunkei
Most young(ish) people won't understand the history of both the Mustang & Shelby brand. The Camaros, Challengers, Chargers, Mustangs, etc .. they were the cars that our parents wanted when they were teenagers. I don't blame GM/Ford/Chrysler trying to bring back the retro. The target audience wouldn't care much about the interior detailing or whether or it uses an independent suspension or a live axle. It would be a bit hypocritical to criticize them for making cars for a niche audience just because we're not part of that niche.
Whatever you say about the bad interior/live axle or whatever, nobody can argue that the Mustang/Vette and I predict, the Camaro will sell like hotcakes. From a business point-of-view, that's all that matters.
And even though we tend to be Euro car enthusiasts here, we have to consider that there are still a lot of Americans who refuse to buy a Euro car.
In addition, cars like these are somewhat popular in Europe, the UAE and KSA, and Latin America due in part to their mythology made popular by American media (e.g., Hollywood films.) There's still a certain aura or novelty attached to them.