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#179 of 1027 2010 Camry's subpar build quality
Jun 09, 2009 (8:56 pm)
I own a 1993 Camry, it has 240000 miles and still running good. That is why I trust toyota's quality and decided to get an new Toyota Camry instead of getting a new Honda Accord.
On last Memorial weekend, I bought a 2010 Camry standard 4 cylinders CE from a dealer in Los Angeles area. Just got it couple days, I found that the seat is rocking when in stop and go traffic. I brought it back to the service dept of that dealer and they found that there is welding issue on the seat track. They said that they tried re-welded it, but still having issue. My car is still in the shop and has been there over a week now and it get me so frustrated. I am thinking of calling Toyota USA's customer service to help me resolving this issue.
I would like to know if anyone out there has experience Toyota's quality issue like me.
I am kind of regrat that I did not get a Accord instead.
#180 of 1027 Re: 2010 Camry's subpar build quality [yfyu]
Jun 10, 2009 (10:01 am)
Ehh, you had bad luck. Honda has a few bad ones too. You should have a free rental car while they are repairing it. After being in manufacturing (not auto) for a long time, I know that as good as the Toyota quality system is, humans can still make mistakes and not get caught. I have never read about anyone else having a problem like this.
So you have a 2010 2.5 manual tranny - how do you like it otherwise? I have a 2007 2.4 manual.
#181 of 1027 Re: 2010 Camry's subpar build quality [yfyu]
Jun 10, 2009 (12:08 pm)
I drove it just for couple day before I took it back to the dealer for the driver seat problem. For driving, I like the car. Ride is smooth and has good power. Acceleration is not quick but responsive. (All are sujective). Infact, It is a 2.5L auto basic model. I apologize for confusing you by saying it is a standard (manual shifting).
I am still waiting for their call back about the driver seat fix. I am not sure if I should call Toyota on pushing for replacing a new seat for me.
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Jun 10, 2009 (1:55 pm)
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#183 of 1027 Engine 2010 Model
Jun 15, 2009 (9:42 pm)
I'm looking at both the 2009 and 2010 models of the Camry. The main difference I see between the two years is the engine was changed. Does anybody know how much better this engine is over the 2009? I may get the 2009 if the price is much lower than the 2010 unless the engine is a lot better.
#184 of 1027 Re: Engine 2010 Model [chris789]
Jun 16, 2009 (3:28 am)
You don't indicate which trim level you are looking at, but from a standard LE perspective....................
in addition to the engine, the transmission is changed, and VSC is now standard.
#185 of 1027 Re: Engine 2010 Model [kiawah]
Jun 16, 2009 (8:18 pm)
Very minor updates to front and rear styling (mainly LED tail-lamps instead of bulbs, etc...)
#186 of 1027 2010 Camry Financing
Jun 22, 2009 (8:57 am)
Looks like Toyota is offering 2.9% financing for 2010 Camrys in the North East.
Any idea if/when this will extend to the South East?
#187 of 1027 Re: 2010 Camry's subpar build quality [yfyu]
Jun 22, 2009 (3:11 pm)
Just try to update my post.
The dealer replaced the driver seat frame. It works very well and the seat has no more clicking when driving.
So far, the car is smooth and its power is adequate to me even my whole family in it (4 people). I think the 6 speed transmission did help to smooth out the engine a bit.
I never drove a 2009 model before therefore I can't tell which model year is better.
Interior is not that great, pretty much everything are plastics. I feel a rough edge on the door handle plastics. The air vent is pretty noisy when the fan is on high setting.
Overall, I am satisfy with the purchase.
I paid invoice and got the special financing from Toyota.
I hope my review will help you.
#188 of 1027 body side molding
Jun 22, 2009 (9:27 pm)
Does body side molding prevent car doors from getting dented in parking lots? Toyota wants $209 to put it on the camry and wanted to know if this was worth while.