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#867 of 1027 Re: 2011 Camry already out [210delray]
Feb 19, 2010 (12:53 pm)
well thats certainly true and with Toyota's current situation they are going to have to focus a lot on safety issues with the next gen Camry but those things I mentioned have to happen in order for Toyota to compensate for the negative publicity their current recalls are going to have on their reputation for the immediate future, which I would say is 1-2 years; after that, I think people will forget about these current recalls and things will be back to normal for Toyota!
because of recent events, they are going to lose some sales for the time being, that being the case, it makes it ever so more important that when they go to introduce the next Camry that things are just as competitive in regards to body style, technology, etc in order for them to comeback and possibly be the sales leader again, which I think will def happen once all this media hype and blowout is over, which as you know over on the auto news forum, has gotten the GM and Ford sharks foaming at the mouth, lol!!!
its just that, competition in the mid-size car segment is extremely competitive and after seeing the new 2011 Sonata I was like wow, okay that's different! plus, keep in mind the Altima will be redesigned for 2012 also giving the Camry competition and the Accord and Malibu are on the same schedule so what ever Toyota comes out with, Honda and Chevy will have a year to study it before they introduce the next gen for the Accord and Malibu respectively in 2013!! thats why its even more important for them to get the Camry right!!
#868 of 1027 Re: 2011 Camry already out [smarty666]
Feb 19, 2010 (1:03 pm)
which as you know over on the auto news forum, has gotten the GM and Ford sharks foaming at the mouth, lol!!!
A'int that the truth, esp. for the GM fanboys!
Honda and Chevy will have a year to study it before they introduce the next gen for the Accord and Malibu respectively in 2013!!
A year isn't enough time for either competitor to make more than minor tweaks to these cars, other than changing standard vs. optional equipment.
#869 of 1027 Re: 2011 Camry already out [210delray]
Feb 19, 2010 (1:36 pm)
I've never been that crazy about the Accord or Malibu; especially the Malibu after the horrific problems I had with m 01 and 04, which have kind of tarnished me! I've typically only been interested in the Altima and Camry, mainly because each has been the best out of the rest in regards to seat comfort for my back, which is really important for me because my back is so sensitive after two major spine surgeries!!
I am pretty sure thatToyota will do good with the redesign, the 07 was a pretty big departure from the 02-06 body style so I'm hoping that trend will continue from 11 to 12!!
#870 of 1027 Re: 2011 Camry already out [smarty666]
Feb 19, 2010 (5:20 pm)
Boy Howdy, you hit that one on the head. the Camry has a LOT of catching up to do if it wants to equal out the Fusion. Ford has plans in to totally redesign the Fusion in the next few years too, and with the trend they have been going, the next one will be a knock out. When you put them together now, side by side and compare, the Camry is a plain Jane car now, about what a Corolla was to a Camry. The Fusion has Sync, which is great, rear view camera in the mirror, don't need NAV to have it, BLIS, which I find is really good to have, it detects cars or people on either side if you are trying to back out of a blind spot, such as between two minivans or SUV/s, the styling of the dash is impressive compared to the Camry's HoHum dash. Look at the Fusion Hybrid dash against that on the Camry Hybrid, all the information you want, programmable, and you don't need an $1800 NAV unit to look at it. Ford has out now the JukeBox if you have NAV. When you hear a song you like, you can tag it, next time it plays, it gets recorded to the car's hard drive so you always have it. It is in the Flex, and should soon be in all NAV equipped Fords soon. Toyota really has their work cut out for them on this one to get back into the game.
#871 of 1027 Re: 2011 Camry already out [acdii]
Feb 19, 2010 (6:28 pm)
yeah, the 2012 has to get some of these tech updates that the Altima and Fusion have to stay competitive; the 2012 Camry is going to say a lot for Toyota and I'm anxious to see what they come up with; this next gen Camry can't be a single or double, it needs to be a full home run!!
#872 of 1027 Re: 2011 Camry already out [smarty666]
Feb 20, 2010 (10:06 am)
Given all the bad press the Camry is getting lately, I wonder if the next new model will sport a different name?
#873 of 1027 recall notification
Feb 20, 2010 (11:27 am)
Thought i got my first recall contact/notification today from my dealer today but it was just an ad for $1000.00 off purchasing a new Toyota. Wow!!! I am going to run out and buy another 2010 Camry so i can have two cars waiting to be repaired. Idiots!
#874 of 1027 Re: recall notification [pixshooter]
Feb 20, 2010 (1:07 pm)
thats sales for ya!
#875 of 1027 Re: 2011 Camry already out [berri]
Feb 20, 2010 (4:18 pm)
No way that's going to happen.
#876 of 1027 Expert: Electronic Design Flaw Linked to Runaway Toyotas
Feb 22, 2010 (7:32 pm)
Sheet is going to hit the fan real soon I think. Even if your car has been repaired be careful until we find out about this.
Expert: Electronic Design Flaw Linked to Runaway Toyotas
A flaw in the design of Toyota's electronic acceleration system prevents the car's onboard computer from detecting and stopping certain short circuits that can trigger sudden speed surges, according to a professor of automotive technology, Dave Gilbert of Southern Illinois University's auto technology department. As a result, Gilbert told ABC News, the Toyota computers will not record an error code, nor will they activate the "fail safe" system designed to shut down the power and put the car in the "limp home" mode.
"This is a dangerous condition, it is not fail safe," said Gilbert in an interview to be broadcast Monday on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer.
"If there was this kind of fault, it will never set an error code," said Gilbert. As a result, he said, there will be "no fingerprints, no trail" when Toyota engineers inspect a car after an accident or incident of sudden acceleration.
Must see video!!! http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/toyota-recall-electronic-design-flaw-linked-toyota- -runaway-acceleration-problems/story?id=9909319 <Hope this link works. If not then google the story in bold letters