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2007 Toyota Camry

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  • Do you think that the 06 camry will come with a awd? together with stability and traction control ? this would be awesome for me,as the older you get the more safety conscious you become.if this is so will postpone trading 98 v6 on an 05 and wait another year,whats the latest news??
  • lexi4lifelexi4life Posts: 181
    The next Camry will probably appear in summer 2006 as a 2007 model. So this year will be the last year of the Camry (2006 model) before it gets totally redesigned. I don't think it's gonna get AWD, since Toyota has dropped this option a long time ago, in 1992. They probably had difficulties selling those AWD models and didn't made enough money with them so simply dropped them. But stability control and traction control could be available for sure. If I were you, I'd wait until the new 2007 Camry appears, if you want THE latest model. Anyway if you're satisfied with your current Camry I don't think it will be difficult for you to wait 1 1/2 year to get a 2007; I don't see why you'd have to buy a 2005 now if your current car is still good for you.
  • thank you for that info.the only reason i would trade up to a 2005 would be to get the stability and traction control.had thought about the subaru legacy for the awd. thinking of the snow and icy roads of british columbia. the 05 models with sc and tc are scarce.dealer has only rec 2 cars and one was a special order.by the time they get them in, winter will be over and i can wait another year.has anyone experience with sc and tc in the winter??
  • alpha01alpha01 Posts: 4,747
    In which region of the country do you live? I'd say that all Camry XLE V6s and most Camry SE V6s in the Greater NY area have the VSC option.

     

    ~alpha
  • otis12otis12 Posts: 160
    Is it true that all Camrys will get the 3.3 V6 for MY'06?
  • In canada toyota offers two options for the V6 xle.package B has the sc tc leather seats ,moonroof.the other option does not come with sc and tc. why they are different?? the camry v6's here come from japan.still awaiting to hear how the sc package works in the winter.Anyone??
  • Look to see if the Avalon ges AWD in it's mid-gen facelift. 280 HP, plus competition from the Ford 500 may force them to add it by '08. Then a good year of sales there could bring it late in the next Camry generation.

     

       My question is, with the Hybrid option coming this fall, will that carry over to the 2007 from the launch, or will it go on hiatus and be reintroduced later. Will the hybrid stay with Camry continously, given changes in the engine bays between new cars, different engines being available.

     

       Can Toyota get a 175-180 HP 4cyl with 25cty-32hwyMPG? I think economy is more of a priority with Camry than HP. Toyota would gladly trade 10HP for 2MPG.

     

       I even think a 245HP 6cyl might be too high for Camry. Many Toyota execs over the years have accurately stated HP is a pretty low priority with their Camry customers.

     

       Accord powered up and LOST market share AND sales.

     

       I'd expect Toyota to concentrate more on efficient transmissions, maybe a CVT.

     

        

       DrFill
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    I think Camry customers are more concerned with efficiency than high horsepower numbers.
  • lexi4lifelexi4life Posts: 181
    Well since the old Avalon production stopped I don't think they're gonna keep the 3.0 in the Camry so that's probably true; when the previous Avalon was still in production, they didn't want to build the 3.0 just for the needs of the Avalon so they kept it in the Camry too, it probably lowered the costs but then it's the opposite situation: they probably won't want to build the 3.0 just for the Camry so it's just gonna disappear. But the 3.3 is also an old engine, a modified and upgraded version of the 3.0, that is put into Toyota vehicles until the 2 new V6 come (3.0, 245+ hp and 3.5, 280+ hp)
  • peterpanpeterpan Posts: 120
    You should go to a Toyota dealer on a rainy/snowy day, and ask to test drive a Camry with VSC.

     

    Go to an empty parking lot and do tighter and tighter figure-8 left and right turns at 20-30 MPH, with the VSC feature turned OFF then ON, for comparison. VSC should be very handy on slippery, tight curves and hilly roads.

     

    I test drove a RWD Lexus IS300 on wet pavement which skidded all over, but was unable to make the FWD ES330, which has the same engine/xmission/suspension as the Camry V6, to skid at all due to the understeering inherent in the FWD. In fact the FWD ES330 really did not like to turn!!! On slippery road it may slip in rather than skid out.

     

    I was also unable to make a RWD Lexus GS300 to skid in tight turns at high speed at all in many attempts. The VSC never had to cut in. The car held onto the road like glue with Bridgestone Potanza RE92 all-season tires.
  • boomsamaboomsama Posts: 362
    The next Camry is expected to be 4cylinder only. Well that's what they said about Australia anyway.
  • There is no chance that it will be 4-cyl only in the USA.
  • boomsamaboomsama Posts: 362
    In Australia (apparently) the only Toyota V6 Sedan will be the Avalon. Whilst the camry will only have the Camry. I guess it sort of stops overlappaing and them stealing sales from each other.
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    Well, have to agree with carman123, there's no way the next Camry won't have a V6 in the US. The Avalon competes in an entirely different market.
  • Well it is entirely possible to see the 3.5L in the IS and GS. The 4.0L (1GR) 4Runner/Tacoma V6 is in the same engine family as the 3.5L (2GR), 3.0L (3GR:IS/GS), and 2.5L (4GR) that you'll be seeing.

     

    I doubt they'll use the 3.5L 2GR-FE in the next gen Camry. Instead, you'll probably see a Hybrid Synergy Drive V6 model similar to what will be in the RX400h/Highland Hybrid. 3.3L 3MZ-FE + HSD = 270hp and 600-700 miles to the tank. More than enough.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    There is no chance whatsoever that the US will not get a V6 Camry.
  • Will the Hybrid wait for the next generation model?

    Will Toyota give Honda the Hybrid midsize market for almost 2 years to itself?

    I doubt it. I say it will show up for '06.

    Keep in mind, one91, that the RX's power comes from three engines, including a rear motor for 4WD.

    Camry won't get that set up. All engines will be up front.

    DrFill
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    Toyota would wait. They have the Prius after all, which is classified as a Midsize car by the EPA.
  • boomsamaboomsama Posts: 362
    Toyota Australia is replacing the V6 with a turbocharged version of the 2.4L 4 cylinder with 241hp.
  • kigga251kigga251 Posts: 1
    Yo whats good everyone... I am a proud owner of a 1997 v6 camry. lots of mods body kit intake exhaust lowering kit bla bla bla bla.. Has 190,000 miles and runs perfect.. gotta love toyota. ANY WAY the question is would a automatic camry supercharger work properly on an es300? with the non vvti engine
  • carguy58carguy58 Posts: 2,303
    Toyota stated last year from now on they will style their vehicles to go after younger buyers. So its a wait and see deal to see how Toyota styles this next generation Camry. Toyota said when they released the current Camry they had high hopes on getting younger buyers but I don't think they have fared that well. I think Toyota has a new guy in charge of the styling department and he has said he wants to put more emotion into how Toyota styles the the next coming Corolla's and Camry's. Looks like they are off to go a good start though..I saw a car commercial tonight and I was like what is that car? It was the brand new 06 Lexus GS. It was unbelievable to me it was a Lexus.
  • nikknikk Posts: 2
    if sumone was to buy a 05 camry with the i4 engine.. can u swap the engine to the v6 later?..
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,436
    Yes, but it would be cheaper to sell the car and get a new one.
  • boomsamaboomsama Posts: 362
    Toyota have released a supercharged V6 Camry at the Melbourne Motor Show. Apparently it won't make the current production line, but the supercharged V6s could be very likely in the next Camry iteration.

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  • motownusamotownusa Posts: 836
    I think the SC V6 is just a concept only, just trying to gouge the public's interest. A more likely scenario for the North American version is that the 3.0 V6 is replaced by the 3.3L across the board. I am sure the 3.3 L engine could be modified to produce at least another 20 or so horsepower
  • nikknikk Posts: 2
    lol that duznt help much.. actually the thing is i got the scion tc.. and since the tc has the same i4 engine as the 05 camry.. i was wonderin if i'd have enuff room to put in the camry v6... if its possible.. and then add the supercharger.. duz ne one kno if i can swap the tc engin wit the camry v6?
  • alpha01alpha01 Posts: 4,747
    may not be the best thread to answer your question. Why not ask people in the Scion tC thread, since they are more likely to know how much space you have to play with under that hood.
    And why not just add the supercharger to the I4 in there now? By the time you do all that work to transplant the V6, transmission, etc, you would have been able to get a 330i coupe.

    ~alpha
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,436
    At what point is more power not needed? If 20-30 hp keeps getting added every few years - we will be up at 400 hp before too long.

    Why not keep the same hp and decrease the engine size slowly so the thing is more nimble and efficient?
  • mikeo715mikeo715 Posts: 1
    When will Toyota have the next style change for the Camry?
  • motownusamotownusa Posts: 836
    At what point is more power not needed? If 20-30 hp keeps getting added every few years - we will be up at 400 hp before too long

    I don't think so. If oil prices keep going up as they are right now, the opposite could happen. Just like it happened back in the early 70's.
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