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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#10 of 49 Re: What Are You Looking Forward to Seeing on The 8th Gen [samnoe]
Apr 11, 2010 (5:45 pm)
Now that is the kind of pros and cons review for the next Gen Camry I'm talking about; Great job man!
Can't argue with you on any of the points you made. I think Toyota would be smart to upgrade or add these features to be competitive with the Fusion and Sonata!
#11 of 49 Re: What Are You Looking Forward to Seeing on The 8th Gen [smarty666]
Apr 16, 2010 (2:43 pm)
Great question and replies! As a 1st Generation owner who moved from the Corona Mark II when it morphed into the first Camry, and having owned at least 5 models since then, I agree that the reliability has kept me in the Camry family many years! I agree with almost everything preceding this post, so these may be frivolous suggestions, except for wanting a better warranty than the 3 years, 36000 we now have!
How about the compass on the rear view mirror becoming standard? And while my favorite color of all time was the Medium Red Pearl (nothing newer beats that red!), I would love to see more of the really gorgeous Spruce Mica (NOT the metallic) being available! The automatic door locks should be continued, and a greater choice of lower price radios with multiple DVD availability. Many of us older folk are not into all the new technical TEXTS, Mp 3, etc, but we love to hear our music while driving!
While years ago, I gymkhana'd and raced, I haven't considered another model since I bought my first Camry. Now I want comfort and reliability with the old Toyota quality!
#12 of 49 Has any camry owner experienced the runaway accelerator problem?
Apr 25, 2010 (12:14 pm)
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 (4:37 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 (9:16 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 (3:42 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 (5:23 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 (7:56 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 (11:37 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 (7:15 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. -----