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You are in the Sedans
What is this discussion about?
Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda MAZDA6, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Optima, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#16387 of 20239 Re: Midsizers at the auto show [luckyseven]
Mar 17, 2011 (2:49 pm)
You said back in 2008, you didn't have much choice. So... what other cars did you look at and drive back then? IMO there were a number of good choices, including:
* Fusion and Milan: already established by then as high-quality, reliable cars.
* Sonata - refreshed in early 2008 with what might have been the nicest interior in the class at that time, with proven reliability.
* Accord - all-new for 2008 MY, and far superior to the Camry IMO.
* Altima - reliable, nice styling, good handling, economical in I4 form.
* Malibu - great stying, interior quality a notch above Camry.
* Mazda6 - In its last year of that generation, meaning GREAT deals available e.g. well-equipped 6i Sport for under $17k. A little smaller than the Camry, but great handling and high quality.
* Optima - Great value, better interior (e.g. per C/D comparo) than Camry.
So lots of good choices. Except none say "Toyota" on the trunk lid.
#16388 of 20239 Re: why such an aversion to interior plastics? [luckyseven]
Mar 17, 2011 (8:55 pm)
For people who wants to spice up their rides there is plenty of cheap fake wood kits and other interior enhancements on eBay.
I guess you missed my point if you think that adding a cheap wood kit is what I'm talking about when I talk about quality. Leather has nothing to do with it either. There are different looks and different grades of cloth interiors. Some may look similar but one can feel the cheap ones. Thats what I'm talking about. Camry is a great car but they cheaped out on the interior and it shows. They just need to fix it.
Mar 18, 2011 (9:16 pm)
First time I've seen this pic of a possible future Toyota Camry. If they made one that looked like this I'd even consider a pathetic Camry. Nice design here.
#16390 of 20239 Re: Wow.. [iluvmysephia1]
Mar 19, 2011 (6:23 am)
#16391 of 20239 Re: Wow.. [iluvmysephia1]
Mar 19, 2011 (6:36 am)
Has an Olds Aurora look to it, albeit a bit more chiseled on the sides.
#16392 of 20239 Re: Wow.. [iluvmysephia1]
Mar 19, 2011 (6:52 am)
IMO nothing new or particularly exciting about this design. The scalloped doors are ugly, and I agree about the Aurora-esque look up front (been there, done that).
Toyota should stick to Vanilla design if they want to keep their sales, because after it'll get dumbed down for production, IMO it'll still be too polarizing for this class, and sales will suffer because of it.
#16393 of 20239 Re: Wow.. [iluvmysephia1]
Mar 19, 2011 (7:26 am)
Now it looks like they borrowed from the Sonata!
#16394 of 20239 Re: Wow.. [iluvmysephia1]
Mar 19, 2011 (10:36 am)
It's an improvement over the current Camry. But the exterior of the Camry isn't terrible, IMO. It's the interior that needs the most work. One thing I like about the rendering is the rear roofline isn't swept back ala Sonata, thus rear head room should be good. I think this design would look better with less agressive wheel openings and toned-down wheels. But that will likely happen--concept cars always have more bling than the real thing.
Mar 19, 2011 (12:27 pm)
Sonata already looks dated, wait for another year or two. Designs like that don't please eyes for long time.
Mar 19, 2011 (12:41 pm)
it's a nice design.