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#12 of 49 Has any camry owner experienced the runaway accelerator problem?
Apr 25, 2010 (11:14 am)
I want to buy a new camry. I have questions for those already own them. 1) has anyone experience the accelerator runaway problem that has been all over the media in recent months? 2) Does the 4 cylinder engine get enough power to safely get you onto a highway? I am use to the avalon which is 6 cylinders but it also uses a lot of gas.
#13 of 49 Re: Has any camry owner experienced the runaway accelerator problem? [elliotu]
Apr 25, 2010 (3:37 pm)
The I 4 is totally adequate. The pedal fix seemed to feel better than the worn original.I have had no problems with the pedal. Mywife's 2007 has had very few problems. The brakes look almost new at 36,000 miles.I have the base Camry and I am amazed at the standard features. I liked it so much I bought a 2009 Highlander Hybrid for myself.
Toyota is getting a bum rap. My son complains of the floor mats in his non Toyota truck and I remember my dad telling me over 40 years ago "always check the floor mat" when you get in.
#14 of 49 Re: What Are You Looking Forward to Seeing on The 8th Gen [samnoe]
Apr 26, 2010 (8:16 am)
Nice suggestions. I always think current Camry is the best in terms of ergonomic but you made some nice suggestions and what to avoid.
One thing I'd add is make USB standard.
#15 of 49 Re: What Are You Looking Forward to Seeing on The 8th Gen 
Apr 26, 2010 (2:42 pm)
Some other suggestion and nit-picking:
I hate some recent grilles on many Toyotas. The 2010 Camry redesign is not as nice and classical as the 2007-2009 gen. They changed it just for the sake of change. I also don't like the Venza, and definitely not the new Sienna, which looks to me like it is "embarrassing".. (except for the SE version). The 2009 Avalon is very nice and elegant.
I would also like yellow real signal lamps. They keep on changing between red & yellow, also just for the sake of change. I do love the nice redesigned rear LED tail lamps on the Camry, though.
I would like bigger mirrors on the sun visor. And have a "secondary" visor, which once upon a time was a common feature among many vehicles but recently disappeared.
Heated mirrors on all trims. Like Sonata and some others. Would also love auto-dimming exterior mirrors option. I would also like bigger outside mirrors.
Some more interesting beep notifications for seat belt, lights on, key in ignition (with driver door open), etc. The Ford Fusion added some nice sounds, and so does Honda. Honda has different sounds for different notifications.
Wiper de-icer, used on the Sienna, is an excellent idea. I would love to see that on all Toyota models.
Audio system featuring mp3 players with Hard-Drive integration, like so many Chrysler & GM models. (Also the NAVIGATION system should be HD based, not DVD based).
Interior fuel door / Trunk releases more easily accessible.
I will add more soon. In the mean time, add yours as well.
#16 of 49 Re: What Are You Looking Forward to Seeing on The 8th Gen 
Apr 26, 2010 (4:23 pm)
The Camry is a nice car. I think the '10-11 drive train was an improvement. However, if you're a six-footer, there are two serious ergonomic weaknesses. The roof is too low. If you get a sunroof, you've got to recline the seatback too much to fit. The seat bottoms are also a bit short on thigh support which shows up if you're doing a long drive.
#17 of 49 Re: What Are You Looking Forward to Seeing on The 8th Gen [samnoe]
Apr 29, 2010 (6:56 am)
What you don't like about 10/11 Camry? I think they did a good job on the bumper. And even though it is 5 years old, I think it is still one of best looking family sedan along with the new Sonata and Mazda6.
#18 of 49 Re: What Are You Looking Forward to Seeing on The 8th Gen 
May 03, 2010 (10:37 am)
It's just the new grille that I can't take. I like more classic style, like to '07-'09 grille. Otherwise, bumpers are nicely done. The SE is still nice.
#19 of 49 Re: What Are You Looking Forward to Seeing on The 8th Gen [samnoe]
May 10, 2010 (6:15 am)
The 2010 Camry actually has this already. When you enable CRUISE, speedometer with an arrow icon will appear. When you actually set the speed, there is a SET word display next to the speedometer. The icon may not be as easy to understand as the word "CRUISE" but it does make the dashboard look a lot nicer and less clutter with all the "words".
---- Also, Honda have 2 cruise notifications, when you enable CRUISE, the word CRUISE appears in all vehicles, even if still not engaged. When you engage (i.e. press SET), another notification appears that it is SET (on Honda vehicles) which is very informative. -----
#20 of 49 handling in snow for late Camry models
Sep 21, 2010 (6:44 am)
I have 2000 Camry and it's been pretty bad in snow in spite of using the best "winter" tires I could buy; - it would fishtail, skid, etc...Does anybody happen to know if the late Camry models (2010-2011) are just as bad or have they been improved?
#21 of 49 Re: handling in snow for late Camry models [connecticut2]
Sep 21, 2010 (9:00 am)
They have been improved, DRAMATICALLY improved.
But not so that the average driver will appreciate it.
As a FWD and/or F/awd SAFETY measure TC, Traction Control, will now INSTANTLY activate, severely dethrottling the engine while braking the slipping/skidding 9DRIVEN) wheel(s). You will not be able to move forward absent being VERY gingerly, feathering, the gas pedal ever so lightly.
Some new vehicles using this more aggressive TC have an "off" button so you can more easily get up and going on the slippery stuff, on an incline, or rock back and forth to get "unstuck".
All newer FWD and/or F/awd vehicles will now have this new SAFETY feature. For even greater safety and a much more beneign TC system look to a RWD or R/awd vehicle if you often drive on an adverse, slippery, roadbed in the wintertime.