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Ford Mustang vs. Chevrolet Camaro Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Ford Mustang or Chevrolet Camaro reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro have been recently.

Ford Mustang Reliability vs. Chevrolet Camaro Reliability: Ford Mustang Reliability vs. Chevrolet Camaro Reliability:
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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Chevrolet Camaro   15 Camaros, 3.9 months of data per Camaro, average 10200 miles

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2014 Ford Mustang 43 Mustangs, 8.7 months of data per Mustang, average 10200 miles10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Chevrolet Camaro   24 Camaros, 9.1 months of data per Camaro, average 13800 miles

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2013 Ford Mustang 46 Mustangs, 9.7 months of data per Mustang, average 17700 miles38
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Chevrolet Camaro   24 Camaros, 8.7 months of data per Camaro, average 22400 miles

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2012 Ford Mustang 51 Mustangs, 9.6 months of data per Mustang, average 26200 miles

Somewhat common problems with clunks from front control arms and rear stabilizer bar links.
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30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Chevrolet Camaro 25 Camaros, 9.6 months of data per Camaro, average 38800 miles30
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Ford Mustang automatic   20 Mustang automatics, 9.0 months of data per Mustang automatic, average 40100 miles

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2011 Ford Mustang manual 41 Mustang manuals, 9.4 months of data per Mustang manual, average 42500 miles25
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Chevrolet Camaro 46 Camaros, 9.7 months of data per Camaro, average 32300 miles13
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Ford Mustang 37 Mustangs, 9.2 months of data per Mustang, average 43200 miles

Refreshed for this model year.
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20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Ford Mustang 29 Mustangs, 11.0 months of data per Mustang, average 47700 miles15
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Ford Mustang 36 Mustangs, 10.4 months of data per Mustang, average 62500 miles42
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Ford Mustang 28 Mustangs, 10.9 months of data per Mustang, average 72600 miles28
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Ford Mustang 25 Mustangs, 9.4 months of data per Mustang, average 82500 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
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0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Ford Mustang   12 Mustangs, 9.0 months of data per Mustang, average 55700 miles

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2001 Ford Mustang   10 Mustangs, 7.7 months of data per Mustang, average 112600 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Ford Mustang

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 2dr Coupe 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed manual RWD
Much improved interior materials that should last as well as decent to good reliability from last iteration of the Mustang.
2007 2dr Coupe 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
As a long time Mustang enthusiast, to be able to drive my dream car everyday is awesome. It is more practical than you might think. I have fun everytime I drive it. I must say though, the maintenance and repairs are a bit of anuisance. Keeping up on maintenance items is important. Buy OEM and factory replacements. Replacing tie rod ends and brake pads and batteries when they are needed is key. I have had various issues with these items over the eight years of ownership. One persistent problem is the shake in the steering wheel under hard braking. Resurfacing the rotors helped a bit. But, it never went away completely. The shop told me that the rotos in the rear were still warped.
2007 2dr Convertible 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed manual RWD
This is my third Mustang. My first two held up very well and I expect no less from this one. I did research reliability before my purchase and found nothing to deter me from my purchase.
2007 2dr Coupe supercharged 500hp 5.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
Forged-internal engine can withstand any mod you throw at it. Reliability has improved significantly over previous-generation Mustangs.
2006 2dr Convertible 300-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed manual RWD
Other than one small electrical issue the car has been flawless.
2006 2dr Convertible 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
One hiccup when first purchased, since then not a lick of trouble. The chassis is solid.
2006 2dr Convertible 300-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed manual RWD
easy and cheap maintenance
2005 2dr Coupe 300-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed manual RWD
A relatively simple car with good performance, yet is cheap to own.
2005 2dr Coupe 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Front engine, rear wheel drive. Proven and true.
2003 2dr Convertible 190-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
Consumer Reports rated the Mustang V6 as average or above average for reliability.
Ford Mustang Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 2dr Coupe 300-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed manual RWD
I have little faith in Ford reliability over the long haul (compared to that of my Toyotas).
2006 2dr Coupe 300-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
At 20,000 miles the AC unit had gone out twice, the fuel system had to be replaced (not just one part, I mean ALL of the fuel system), and the final straw was when the car had an electrical problem no one knew how to fix.
2005 2dr Coupe 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Problems with the CD player, fuel tank, fuel pump, rattling interior/suspension and overall very cheap feeling interior.
2003 2dr Coupe supercharged 390hp 4.6L V8
6-speed manual RWD
usually by 60k miles they squeak or rattle. a usual place for this is the windows, they squeak a lot. also some people with modifications have had belts snap.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Camaro Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 2dr Coupe 400-horsepower 6.2L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
GM Powertrains have proven themselves to be reliable. This Camaro is built really well, and should be a very reliable car.
2010 2dr Coupe 400-horsepower 6.2L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
best warranty offered for a modern muscle car 5 year/100,000 mile warranty and a 60-day money back guarantee