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#16 of 25 Cosmetics vs. substance
Oct 24, 2011 (9:31 am)
If the most important feature for you is the color of the dashboard then you should buy a car based on this. To me it is fine and there are many other bright colors you can select for both interior and exterior.
The MT also went too much on cosmetics and appearance. Totally missed the features and certain key differences comparing the TDI SE trim with XLE hybrid fully loaded. Even with a 2012 Passat TDI SEL Premium, you wont get some of the features the XLE hybrid fully loaded gives you. I did a test drive for both 2012 Camry (not hybrid) XLE and Passat TDI SEL.. overall, the Camry is way better in most substance. Appearace and cosmetics is for some people to decide but its not so bad to prevent me buying the car unless all of it is black in and out (I wont buy such a car indeed).
#17 of 25 Any quote for 2012 Camry LE hybrid close to Ohio?
Nov 12, 2011 (8:48 pm)
While I think to buy 2012 Camry LE hybrid, not sure what price is a good deal.
#18 of 25 2012 Camry Hybrid LE
Nov 19, 2011 (7:53 am)
Got a quote for 25114 before taxes for 2012 Camry Hybrid LE. Any comments/advice/suggestions
#20 of 25 Re: Edmunds missed this fact.. dash board black [max1000]
Jan 03, 2012 (7:02 am)
Manufacturers tend to keep the dashboards a dark color to reduce reflection and to make them easier for consumers to keep them clean. Personally, I prefer dark-color dashboards in my cars.
#21 of 25 Re: Edmunds missed this fact.. dash board black [max1000]
Jan 03, 2012 (7:21 am)
When driving the Honda Accord, do a comparison between it and the Camry on driver seat comfort. The Camry SE has much more comfortable seating than any new Accord. The lumbar support in the Accord driver seat feels like a hard obtrusive board compared to the comfortably cushioned lumbar support for the driver in the Camry. The SE model of the Camry has front seat bolstering not present in other Camry models, the primary reason I picked the SE model over the LE or XLE. I also did not want the added cost and relatively long payback of the hybrid as I only drive about 6,000 miles per year. Hybrid battery life was a primary concern as I drive a lot of short trips, my car often sitting a week between drives. Light-colored dashboards are a real minus where I live in the sunny southeast as they reflect too much sunlight into drivers eyes.
#22 of 25 Re: Edmunds missed this fact.. dash board black [max1000]
Apr 16, 2012 (7:18 pm)
That is interesting. I am disappointed that the remainder of the interior of the Hybrid Camry does not offer black--seats, etc. That was a deal breaker for me. I liked the dash but the beige and grey seats- cloth and leather were not very exciting. Here's hoping the Hybrid comes with black as an interior option in the near future.
I love the design and layout of the car otherwise. It does beat the present Honda Accord and is so much quieter inside.
#23 of 25 Re: Edmunds missed this fact.. dash board black [sparkland]
Apr 17, 2012 (9:23 am)
I found the beige to be especially bizarre and cheap appearing with the leather/suede upgrade .
#24 of 25 Re: Edmunds missed this fact.. dash board black [carnaught]
Apr 17, 2012 (1:27 pm)
I agree on the beige as well, and not a good look with the black dashboard and console (but the Optima & Passat we were considering use the same combo in certain color mixes). I wanted an exterior red but it only came with the beige and both my wife and I did not like that combo. We ended up with the magnetic (medium) grey XLE exterior with a grey leather interior ... that flows well with the black dash. I would have preferred a darker interior however we have a medium grey in our Jeep and it has stood up well, although the Jeep carpet is thicker than the Camry, I would think an XLE would have nicer carpet for the price. Very satisfied with interior room and features in the XLE; I got the Nav/Entune (not JBL) and it works very smooth using my Samsung Android smartphone even tho Toyota says the phone is not compatible. Also happy with 29/35 MPGs compared to the jeep.
#25 of 25 body colored side molding?
Apr 29, 2012 (5:00 pm)
I didn't see this on the Toyota site
anyone get this option at the dealership?