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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#2919 of 5338 Re: Car mags have been slamming Toyota/Lexus [kdhspyder]
Apr 21, 2006 (12:03 pm)
Please don't take things the wrong way. I love the Camry. I've owned a brand new Camry back in 1997 and sold it 2 years later because it was anemic. My Camry was a nice car, but I wanted something with more power and something that looked nicer. And yes, I sold it and purchased a Mustang. I now own 2 Mustangs and I love the Mustangs more than I did my Camry. They are nicer looking and faster than any Camry that's on the road today. And I haven't had any "quality" or mechanical problems with them. But anyways, enough about my Mustangs. The real reason why I am looking at the Camry is because my wife is thinking of purchasing another Camry and we both love the new 07 styling much better than the old ugly 01-06 body style. She loves the 07 Camry styling and the interior and the gasoline mileage that the 4 cylinder, 5 speed manual gets.
When we went to the Toyota dealer, we were looking at the few that they had on the lot and one of them had rust inside the door jams. At the beginning, we thought that it was rail dust, but it wasn't rail dust. It was surface rust that was embedded deep into the sheet metal of the inside door jam. Upon further inspection, we realized that the paint had chipped off and that there was bubbling on the metal. There was a 2" to 3" inch spot of surface rust inside the door jam. We made the dealer aware of this and he took the car to the body shop where it will be fixed.
I am not sure what caused the rust to appear on a brand new car like this. I am wondering whether or not the sheet metal was prepped correctly at the factory before the car was painted? I cannot think of any other reason why rust would appear like this on a Toyota Camry that's built in Kentucky.
#2920 of 5338 Re: Car mags have been slamming Toyota/Lexus [gtgtcobra]
Apr 21, 2006 (12:23 pm)
If anyone is observing these door jam rust, could you please take some pictures (even with just a camera phone) and share it with us. I'd like to see exactly where the rust is forming. Thanks.
#2923 of 5338 Re: Looking to buy a 2007 Camry [kcmover]
Apr 21, 2006 (3:02 pm)
hey man if your sister wants to buy a new car tell her to buy a Hyundai sonata actually they pretty look like the same like tha tail lights on camry looks like the lights on sonata and if she buys a sonata she'll be saving alot my neighner just bought a Hyundai sonata omg man I never seen a Hyundai like this b4. My neighber has a black lx sonata with 17 inch rims and 235 hp and all the standart features you want or if your sister want to go something like the avalon she should check out the Hyundai azera that car is amazing too it has a bigger interior room than mercedes s-class and bmw 7 series so when u driving u fell like u driving in a benz im tellin you man b4 you buy a camry check the sonata or the Azera
#2924 of 5338 Re: Let's cut the nonsense [alpha01]
Apr 21, 2006 (3:09 pm)
"Her only injury was significant flash burns on her arms and face from the driver's air bag deployment. Without an airbag, she would have had no injuries.
Actually you cant say for sure what WOULDNT HAVE happened...."
I was hit by an oncoming driver at about 25 mph combined vehicle speed nearly four years ago. I was braking hard at the moment of impact, so the oncoming car, not braking at all, rode up and over my car's front bumper; plastic grills and aluminum radiators offer very little in the way of collision protection when confronted with the battering ram effect of a mammoth, steel-backed bumper driven by 3000+ lbs of mass at an estimated 20 mph. My '96 Accord's airbags deployed. My glasses were knocked to the floorboard, but not damaged, and I sustained a diagonal bruise across my torso from the shoulder harness. No flash burns - nor am I convinced such is even possible with the chemical accelerants used to deploy the fabric reinforced airbags. (I suspect in the account above the "flash burn" the original poster complained about was more likely friction chaffing caused by the rapidly expanding airbag against the female occupant's bare skin. I also question whether she was buckled into her shoulder harness.) My Accord didn't fare quite so well. The impact of the larger car buckled my Honda's front subframe which drove the engine-transmission assembly back into the firewall, in turn buckling the dash and console. Dazed and a bit wobbly, I still extracated myself from the car unassisted - bruised, as noted, but otherwise unscathed. What would've been the result without the airbags? Dunno, but I'm sure glad I didn't have to find out.
#2925 of 5338 Re: 2007 Camry XLE V6 mileage [njerald]
Apr 21, 2006 (6:05 pm)
#2926 of 5338 Re: Let's cut the nonsense [ray_h1]
Apr 21, 2006 (6:25 pm)
As this was my daughter - and, I'm the OP - yes, she was wearing her 3-point shoulder harness (always does), and she too had some belt bruising. She was driving a 1996 Olds 88 Royale, and failed to brake for a stopped car (a new young driver mistake). The Olds submarined the car due to brake dive, and suffered similar crash results to your Accord. Beleive it or not, the Olds was totaled.
The injuries to the skin of her arms and face were not abrasions or chaffing from the bag, but actual flash burns caused by the air bag's explosive deployment. This was confirmed by the ER staff at the hospital, and I have written proof of their findings.
I'm a believer in air bags, but for those who've experienced a deployment, it sometimes can be unpleasant. One caveat on the driver's steering wheel airbag: driver's have had fingers severed from an airbag deployment. This is not from the airbag itself, of course, but from the hard plastic covering of the steering wheel cover underneath the padded section. The explosive force of the deployment tends to fragment the plastic and if your fingers just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time . . .
I was involved in a low speed (30MPH) head-on accident in 1972 while driving a Volvo 144S 4-door sedan. Volvo was a pioneer in 3-point harnesses, and I was wearing it at the time. BTW . . . I've worn a 3-point harness every time I've driven (without exception!) since 1968. In the 1972 accident, I was uninjured, except for belt bruising, opened the driver's door, and climbed out, happy that I was driving the car I was. Unfortunately, the unbelted driver of the other vehicle wasn't so lucky.
#2927 of 5338 Re: Car mags have been slamming Toyota/Lexus [kdhspyder]
Apr 21, 2006 (6:26 pm)
Khds, I think Mr. GT does joust! Comparing a Mustang to a Camry would be akin to us comparing an FJ cruiser to a Volkswagen Beetle. That Cruiser can sure go through hills and boulders but that darn Beetle gets stuck in the mud. Me thinks gt may be from a competing brand and is trying to rain on our parade!
#2928 of 5338 Re: Looking to buy a 2007 Camry [enka]
Apr 21, 2006 (6:52 pm)
First time poster from the Hyundai boards.. I think I recognize this person's lack of punctuations. Good try tho.