Originally posted by cookeetree F*ck me! If these are your mid-size cars, what are your big ones??!!
In those days those were mid-sized cars here. LTD's, Bonnevilles, Caprices, etc. were full-size cars. Nowdays I get a rental and their idea of a full-size car is a Toyota Camry. Wasn't many years ago in the US it would have been considered a compact.
I think what drove the mustang is the bang for the buck. Its a pretty descent sportscar thats is dirt cheap.
Camaros are slower (And I believe more expansive) while the vette is slightly faster but much more expansive.
Both come in ute and station wagon versions also. Standard they're both 6 cyl (Ford is Inline, Holden is V), but sports models have V8's. There are also luxury cars built by these companies that are based on the longer, station wagon wheelbase.
In Australia, you're either a Ford or Holden person, even if you don't drive one. There's no middle ground.