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#590 of 1079 Re: 2009 Toyota Camry [sphl]
Nov 30, 2008 (6:38 pm)
I owned a 1998 Camry and loved that car. Drove it 100% problem free for many years and it still looked and ran great when I sold it. This year I looked into buying the 2009 model and was very disappointed. I'm not knocking Toyota because they have a reputation for making really good cars, but this current version of the Camry is not as good quality as the ones prior to 2007. I test drove an SE V6 and was dismayed at the low grade interior plastics and some of the panels not matching up properly in the spaces---something I NEVER imagined I would ever see in a Toyota vehicle. I liked the car except for these things. From what I've heard, some of these cars are built better than others. I don't know.
But the thing that turned me off from the car was the awful blue plastic centerpiece on the dash and the HUGE toy-like buttons that look and feel like they would easily wear and break off. These things have just got to go because they make the interior of an otherwise beautiful car car look very cheap. I still cannot believe that Toyota actually put this in the Camry. I even asked the dealer if there was an option to upgrade to a different interior layout without the blue plastic stuff. He said there wasn't. Two weeks later I went back to the dealer and test drove the car again because I really wanted to buy another Camry---even got approved for their 0% deal. But I just couldn't get past that blue plastic stuff, and that was the only reason I did not buy the car. I really hope Toyota removes this design from the next update of the car. I know some people might like it but I think it looks terrible.
#591 of 1079 Re: 2009 Toyota Camry [demedja]
Dec 01, 2008 (12:37 am)
Hey everyone, I have a 2009 Toyota Camry SE (4 cylinder). I have had it since August and just put 5000 miles on the car. Overall, it seems like a smooth riding car and I am very happy with it. Before I got this car I knew they were going to refresh this generation camry and I was wondering if anyone knew when that 2010 model is coming out. Although I already have my Camry I am just curious to see the changes to the refreshed model.
#592 of 1079 2009 camry - Defogger
Dec 01, 2008 (1:55 pm)
Does anybody has experienced any vibration when the rear defogger button is pressed on the 2009 camry?
there is a little change in the rpm as well.
#593 of 1079 Re: 2009 camry - Defogger [santocs]
Dec 04, 2008 (1:05 pm)
Out of curiosity (as I haven't had a need to use it before), I turned the rear defogger on this a.m. & did notice a vibration. I could feel it in my seat -- almost like one of those massage cushions. Maybe I'll leave it on all the time & it will help with the seat being uncomfortable as that issue still hasn't been worked out. As to the RPM, I didn't notice any change.
#594 of 1079 Re: 2009 camry - Defogger [msbr743]
Dec 04, 2008 (1:26 pm)
I can't see why it would vibrate the seat -- or cause any vibration at all. In any case, the defogger times out after about 10 minutes, because it draws a lot of electrical power.
Santocs - I really wouldn't worry about it.
Dec 05, 2008 (2:28 pm)
Wow, I haven't noticed any vibration at all in my Japanese-made 2009 Camry, and I use it a lot. All I hear is a click sound at the fuse section to turn on.
#596 of 1079 Re: [waltchan]
Dec 05, 2008 (2:52 pm)
Are we supposed to be impressed with your jap Camry? It sure don't impress me.
#597 of 1079 Re: [dmathews3]
Dec 05, 2008 (5:23 pm)
No impressions are needed. I only share my experience.
#598 of 1079 Re: [waltchan]
Dec 05, 2008 (6:55 pm)
Yea right thats why every post included the jap Camry as in gee I don't have that problem with my Camry that was built in Japan, or something very similar.
#599 of 1079 Re: [dmathews3]
Dec 06, 2008 (9:17 am)
Most Camry's and their drivetrains are built in Kentucky.