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Toyota Camry, Sedan
Sep 18, 2004 (12:22 am)
Toyota won;t make a sporty looking Camry. They just won't do it. Toyota has to sell 400,000 Camry's a year while Mazda sells 70,000 6's and Nissan sells 150,000 Altima's a year. Toyota is mass market. I would like to see Toyota go back to the 1987-1991 and 1992-1996 bodystyles in some form or another. The 1997-2001 and 2002+ Camry;s like look the they lost their Japanese styling roots. The 97 camry still had some Japanese touches its style but not as much as the 87 and 92 models had. The 02 model really has no Japanese styling touches. Yeah Camry might be boring but the 92-96 model still looks better than most cars from that time period right about now.
#12 of 5338 Underpowered Camry
Sep 18, 2004 (10:47 am)
Why would people need several hundred horses car to be able to drive in bumper to bumper trafic...i'snt that how it is today.
I am perfectly happy driving a 4 cyl Highlander
#13 of 5338 Camry is very distinct
Sep 30, 2004 (10:03 am)
No other manufacturer is able to consistently expose so much tailpipe as Toyota. They've been doing it on all three of the last generations of Camry, and it seems to be getting lower and lower with each iteration. I guess this must be a much in demand styling feature!
Seriously I can't understand why they haven't been able to tuck it up somewhere. With Toyota's supposed attention to detail, it seems this would be a trivial problem to solve, but it seems to get no attention, or it would have been fixed at least 5-6 years ago.
#14 of 5338 Re: Camry is very distinct [badgerfan]
Sep 30, 2004 (1:07 pm)
Someone posted on this earlier. S/he had asked his/her service manager about it, and the guy said that it's just easier and cheaper for Toyota to do it that way, and not thread the exhaust pipe over the rear axle.
Too bad, because I agree that it looks stupid.
#15 of 5338 ... except
Sep 30, 2004 (6:33 pm)
Most people dont notice/care. It has never been an issue on our 2002 Camry.
#16 of 5338 Re: ... except [alpha01]
Oct 01, 2004 (8:51 am)
Well, even my wife, who is not an automobile enthusiast at all, noticed it when we were following a Camry last year. Some of them seem to hang much lower than others and this one was a particular low hanger, probably due some assembly or manufacturing variations, but she asked me "What was with the exhaust pipe on that car?" (with no prompting from me).
Oct 01, 2004 (10:24 am)
That exhaust position allows more space inside the car, too. That's how Toyota gets a full size spare and a 17 cu. ft. trunk, while the Accord has a doughnut and only 14 cu. ft.
#18 of 5338 Re: [toycash]
Oct 01, 2004 (11:35 am)
Really? Because with all that space between the pipe and the underbody you could expand the trunk another 7 or 8 cu. ft. if you wanted. And it wouldn't be that hard to fit the pipe under the axle even with the 17 cu ft trunk.
#19 of 5338 Camry wagon ?
Oct 02, 2004 (11:10 am)
I wonder if Toy will ever bring back the Camry wagon? We have a 2002 sedan and have been looking at wagons for a 2nd car. With Camry's legendary reliability, comfort and just plain good looks, I'd seriously consider waiting if Toyota did decide to make a wagon.
#20 of 5338 Re: Camry wagon ?[daniels2]
Oct 02, 2004 (2:09 pm)
I think its unlikely that Toyota will bring back the Camry wagon with the next generation. Most people today usually upgrade from sedan to SUV/Minivan for extra space, not enough interest in wagons for Toyota to even consider it. Then again, the matrix is like a wagon.