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#1348 of 5336 Re: Philly Auto Show [alpha01]
Feb 13, 2006 (10:41 am)
I agree completely with your assessment as I spent quite a bit of time looking over the 2007 Camry at the Washington Auto show. It appears to be a fabulous car and I look forward to owning a 2008 XLE 4-cylinder. I to am glad Toyota is offering more amenties on the XLE 4 cylinder. I hope the keyless entry and elctronic stabalization are available by 2008 on the 4 cylinder as they are both very desireable options. Even if they are available, they still might not be produced for the mid-atlantic area where I live. When will Toyota finally learn that many customers would like all the features of the XLE 6 cylinder, but with a 4 cylinder engine?
I have had two four cylinder Camry's (1999 and a 2005) and I prefer the additional economy of the 4 cylinder over the 6 cylinder, yet would still like all the feature that are currently offered only with the 6. If I do have to upgrade to a6 cyliner XLE, I am glad Toyota does not recommend premium fuel for their new 6 cylinder as that would definitely be a deal breaker. In this day and time, who wants to pay 20 cents more on the gallon for premium fuel?
I have written Toyota for over 6 years about the horrible swamp green color in the radio and heat/ac controls. I am really glad they have gotten rid of them in favor of amore eye appealing color. I am also glad they did not put that silly door covering over the radio on the new Camry like they did on the Avalon as it really looks cheap and is causing quite a few problems among Avalon owners.
I wish the interior was a little larger in the 2007 Camry and closer to the room of the Avalon, especially in the rear seats. It would also have been nice to have HID headlights as an option on the XLE and SE!
#1349 of 5336 Re: Philly Auto Show [tuffy]
Feb 13, 2006 (11:12 am)
Your 2005 has swamp green HVAC? I was referring more to the swamp green of the instrumentation, that your 99 no doubt has. The '05 dazzles with the highly legible electroluminescent backlighting.
Do you find your 99 has sufficient pick-up? I thought that was a really bad spot in Camry history, the slowest of the 4s made.... the Generation 5 (02-06) accelerates much more strongly- and offers better efficiency to boot.
From what I understand VSC will show up in many more vehicles produced than just the XLE V6, as was common in the Generation 5.
I think the Camry's interior is the right size. Were it any larger, what would the justification for the Avalon be? HID headlamps, though- I agree with you. And I also feel the XLE V6, in addition to both SEs... should wear 17 inch tires, though Im glad the width of the 16s is greater for 2007.
#1350 of 5336 ALPHA and 5spd availablity...CHICAGO Auto show.
Feb 13, 2006 (12:46 pm)
I don't know if you saw the write-up I did a while back on the Camry..but I went to an autoshow and got a mini brochure on the Camry...from that brochure it states that the CE, LE and SE models will have a 5spd. manual as standard equipment. I'm not exactly sure if that's gonna be the case now, but I went to that show about a month or so ago.
Anybody been to Chicago yet?
I'm actually flying to Chicago this weekend and I'll be at the show this Saturday! I'm gonna take a BUNCH of pictures of the Camry, specifically the SE and XLE if they have one available because I have grown tired of my Altima.
I'll also be lookin at the Sentra in depth as well.
If anybody's gonna be in the area, it would be nice to meet up or what not. I'll take a BUNCH of pictures and try to host and post them once I'm back next week.
#1351 of 5336 Re: Philly Auto Show [tuffy]
Feb 13, 2006 (2:58 pm)
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) is definitely an option on the XLE with the 4-cylinder engine. How easy or difficult it will be to find is a guess but you can always special order one.
#1352 of 5336 Re: Philly Auto Show [fredvh]
Feb 13, 2006 (3:45 pm)
It will likely be the first option offered beyond the standard equipment.. then leather, then navi(?) IMO.
#1353 of 5336 Re: Philly Auto Show [tuffy]
Feb 13, 2006 (3:54 pm)
tuffy, Toyota (the manufacturer) knows customers want these features that's why they are available. The distributors are the ones that ultimately order the cars from Toyota for their dealer regions and these are the people you have to complain to. Last year I had a customer that wanted VSC on his 4 cyl XLE and although it shows on the brochures and source books as an "available" option, try getting the distributor to order one for you if they are not bringing the rest of the cars with that option already. I know, it can get frustrating for both customer and salesperson. We just have to do the best with what we got or go to another region that offers that option.
#1355 of 5336 Chicago Auto Show Pictures
Feb 13, 2006 (11:14 pm)
I've got a couple of pictures from Chicago Auto show with the new Camry here.
Hope this helps
#1356 of 5336 Re: Chicago Auto Show Pictures [madalin]
Feb 14, 2006 (3:08 am)
Great pictures. Thanks for taking the time to post these here.
#1357 of 5336 Re: Chicago Auto Show Pictures [madalin]
Feb 14, 2006 (4:30 am)
WOW madalin , you are GOOD! Best/most complete LE pics I've seen so far. Seems like the cloth seats/interior are made of good quality materials like those in 02/03 LEs. I find that the seats materials in 04/05/06 after mid-term refresh were of lesser quality than those of during the first 2 yrs of productions.
I would assume the 07/08 will have the same good quality seats materials than those 09/10/11 (after min-term refresh) if history repeats itself.
Thanks for the GREAT LE pics.