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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#268 of 307 Re: crash test results [mbt1]
Aug 02, 2004 (8:23 am)
The Accord trouces the Camry in frontal and side crash results?
I don't know. I checked out www.iihs.org's site and both cars are best picks.
#269 of 307 re: Crash test results
Aug 02, 2004 (8:45 am)
The difference in side crash results is whether side and side curtain airbags are used (GY package).
Both the Accord and Camry have poor side ratings without side and side curtain airbags but both have good (highest rating) with the side and side curtain airbags.
Because of the incentives we were getting a 2004 SE at invoice (minus the $1250) but backed out after reading the side crash ratings. The dealer only had XLE's with the side and side curtain bags.
We ended up ordering a 2005 SE with the GY package at Invoice.
The dealer is Autofair in Manchester NH.
They had the best deals when I was getting a 2002 Highlander.
Aug 02, 2004 (5:06 pm)
Trying to decide between an XLE 4 or XLE-V6...would love to hear people's views. Just rented a Camry 4, and while it did get to where you needed to be, I felt the V6 i test drove was incredibly smooth with power right THERE!
#271 of 307 sounds like you already made your decision
Aug 02, 2004 (5:13 pm)
Get the V6. Id recommend the SE V6, which is more powerful and the best looking Camry, though you might want to pay attention to the tire choice (the 17 inch tires are low profile performance treads that wear quickly. go for the 16s if that type of use isnt in your budget).
Aug 02, 2004 (6:32 pm)
I saw the 2005 Camry today. I really liked the new front to it. I even liked the new tail lights. I thought that it broke up the "big look" of the back. The steering colomn looked new and I think that adding that middle headrest in the back was a great move.
Aug 02, 2004 (7:26 pm)
I noticed on the Toyota website that 15" tires are standard for the LE V6. Can you upgrade to 16" tires ? Are fog lights available for the LE V6 ?
Aug 03, 2004 (5:31 am)
Is the 5-speed auto transmission in the 2005 I4 Camry the same as they are using in the ES330? I have heard of numerous shifting complaints in the ES300 and ES330. Any opinions?
Aug 03, 2004 (7:53 am)
...is that you should drive it for yourself. I can tell you that the Camry V6 shares the transmission from the ES series, though Im not sure if its the same transmission in the 4s. Sorry I couldnt help you out more. I thought the transmission peformed very well, kicking down quickly, during my brief test drive.
Aug 03, 2004 (12:05 pm)
if the V6/5-Speed combo still has a problem, maybe Toyota solved it with new programming since there doesn't seem to be a problem with the I4 ?
#277 of 307 Re: sounds like you already made your decision [alpha01]
Aug 03, 2004 (4:25 pm)
Only problem with the SE is you can't get the auto climate control, and I am not sure if you can get the steering wheel audio controls. If they gave you the chance to put all the bells and whistles on, the SE would definetly be the way to go.
I was not sure about the 4 vs 6 since the car I rented did not have the 5 speed auto in it...