Last post on Feb 19, 2012 at 11:25 AM
You are in the Toyota Camry
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Toyota Camry, Engine, Exhaust, Sedan
#8 of 12 Re: 2012 Camry: Eyesore under the hood [mcdawgg]
Feb 12, 2012 (10:00 am)
In another board, you said on Feb 7 that you "JUST GOT A 2012 Camry", but here, on Feb 11 you say you "looked at some 2012 Camrys at a local Toyota dealer ".
Both statements are true.
Me, I could care less about how it LOOKS under the hood, as long as it is reliable and easy to do maintenance.
No surprises there.
And if they upgraded the interior but made the engine compartment LOOK worse to keep costs the same, then that's a big plus for 99.9% of the people.
No surprises there either...with the reasoning that is. There are two certainties here....1) It's cheaper to leave off a cover, 2) In your face welding, discoloration and rust are not things one expects to be in plain view when looking under the hood of any car. Especially a brand new Camry.
#9 of 12 Re: 2012 Camry: Eyesore under the hood [oparr]
Feb 13, 2012 (5:36 am)
I had a chance to look under the hood of a Camry at the dealers on Saturday. You are right this looks terrible. What was Toyota thinking? I have seen $13,000. Kias that look better. Sure will be a rusty mess in a few months.
#10 of 12 Re: 2012 Camry: Eyesore under the hood [bdyment]
Feb 14, 2012 (8:17 am)
What was Toyota thinking?
Probably overconfidence together with the general owner nonchalance and ambivalence associated with this area of a car. They'll certainly get my thoughts regarding it when they send their usual survey.
#12 of 12 Re: 2012 Camry: Eyesore under the hood [ewkid]
Feb 19, 2012 (11:25 am)
Well, thanks for clearing that up. Case dismissed – Toyota did not cut corners by eliminating a manifold cover. I confirmed this – I checked the gen 6 (2007-2011), and the California emissions cars from that generation did not have a manifold cover either.
In fact, for the new gen7 2012 Camry, Toyota ADDED another cover to make under the hood look pretty. The area between the grille and the radiator is now covered – it was not on any of the gen 6 Camrys.