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#73 of 5338 2007 Camry - When will it be Available
Apr 20, 2005 (9:50 am)
Any information yet on when the 2007 Camry will be forthcoming? I am in the market now as I just sold my 1999 Camry. I like the 2005 model and am also considering a new Avalon, however, I would hate to purchase a 2005 Camry just to have the newly restyled version come out in only 7 months.
Also, any word or pictures on what the 2007 Camry will look like and what features it might have available? Hopefully, it will be larger, still provide a great smooth 4 cylinder with even better gas mileage, and have more safety features likes VSC and knee air bags available on the 4 cylinder model in all parts of the country. I know, given toyota's marketing strategy, all the things we want will never be available in one area.
Also, why doesn't Toyota drop those terribly cheap Bridgestone Potenza tires and put something on that has a much higher mileage rating? Makes no sense to build one of the best more reliable vehicles in the world and then put cheaper tires on it when other options that are reasonably prices are available.
#74 of 5338 Re: 2007 roll-out date [treynard]
Apr 20, 2005 (9:53 am)
Any body know any more about the rollout date of the 2007 Camry or any early pictures. What dealer told you about the early date for the 2007 Camry as I would like to talk with them.
#75 of 5338 Re: 2007 Camry - When will it be Available [tuffy]
Apr 20, 2005 (10:24 am)
Putting a set of cheaper tires is just a way for them to cut cost. As we can tell, the price between a good set of tires can cost few hundreds dollar more.
Just like the 97-01 Camry, ABS was a standard feature across all LE. But I think since 02, it's either a option or part of a package in order to get ABS. The idea of selecting package is the way they make up the profile. Seriously, how many people will really buy a barebone LE out of the dealership.
Toyota has a 10 yr cost reduction plan since 6-7 years ago (I read it from a newspaper while they were talking about troubles GM is having).
#76 of 5338 Re: 2007 Camry - When will it be Available [loucapri]
Apr 20, 2005 (12:29 pm)
Actually, ABS was standard on Camry LE from 97-99. It became an option for 2000 and 2001, and remained that way on the LE until this model year, 2005, where ABS is again standard on ALL Camrys, including the 'Standard' model.
#77 of 5338 2006/07 Camry Hybrid
Apr 20, 2005 (11:29 pm)
Visited my Toyota dealer and he said that they were expecting 20% of the Camry production to be hybrid models. Has anyone else heard the same? Was also told that they were expecting them in January. The dealer had also started a waiting list.
#78 of 5338 Re: 2006/07 Camry Hybrid [jomabu1]
Apr 21, 2005 (6:59 am)
That date, January, has been thrown around fairly often lately in regards to the Camry redesign. Personally, that strikes me as very early, as the current model was introduced in August of 2001 as a 2002 model. However, this is not unprecedented- Toyota ran a short cycle with the previous generation Corolla (they issued 5 model years, from 98-02, but the 02 model year was short and the 2003 Corolla debuted in February of 2002).
I'd be VERY surprised if Toyota a) not only had a redesign in Jan 06 but b) had a hybrid model at the time, with capacity to meet 20% of sales.
(20% of sales at the current yearly volume hovering around 385K units would be 77,000 units).
#79 of 5338 Re: 2006/07 Camry Hybrid [alpha01]
Apr 21, 2005 (10:46 pm)
I thought 20% of sales was over the top as an estimate. I do think 77,000 units is doable just not in the first year. Wasn't Prius production increased by 50% recently? Speaking of Prius he (the salesman) said that they would be selling for invoice later this year and that production will catch with demand.
Wasn't the 01 remodel just a refresh? Also a new 06 model would come the 4 year mark which is about on schedule.
#80 of 5338 2000 model Camry was a refresh
Apr 22, 2005 (9:34 am)
2002 was the redesign, and the refresh happened for the 2005 model. I still don't see where people are getting the idea that the 2007 model Camry is going to show up early in 2006; I've seen nothing in the automotive press.
And like the 1997 Camry, I would expect the 2007 will basically be a new body on the same platform, probably with a version of the new V6 that's now in the Avalon. The 1992 and 2002 models were the ones that got the major reworks.
Apr 22, 2005 (3:16 pm)
Are they going to make it look a little less boring? I bought a new car recently and considered a Camry before heading to the auto show where I sat in a Camry LE, 4 Cylinder, almost stripped. Totally boring! I finally realized that people bought the Lexus ES330 not primarily for the badge but because it looks slightly less boring and more stylish than the Camry.
I ended up with a brand new version (never titled) of the last generation Maxima. (Infiniti I35)