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2010 Toyota Camry

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  • rudaruda Posts: 6
    That is what I am trying to find out !!!
    The dealer could not answer and the 6MT car is not anywhere in Toronto.

    I would prefer the Japanese build, but I sat in the 2010 SE automatic yesterday and it was fabulous!!!. So I will buy it even if it is not build in Japan. The car does not have a serious competition in its category. The dealer also told me, that this is the last year with the manual trany (not sure if he was just bluffing).
  • mcdawggmcdawgg Posts: 1,667
    The dealer also told me, that this is the last year with the manual tranny (not sure if he was just bluffing).

    I have never heard this. Sounds like a dealer that wants to get a sale! I really like my base 2010 with the 6 speed manual. Nice car for the money. I can understand you wanting the SE though. It will be very tough to find. If you are lucky enough to find a dealer that has one, you may have to take a plane or train trip to the dealer's area, and then drive it back, or even try ordering one.

    I used Edmund's search and found the closest dealer, which was 400 miles away. But, it was worth it! Please keep us up to date on your search and purchase.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    The car does not have a serious competition in its category.

    Um... ok.
  • "The car does not have a serious competition in its category."

    That's NOT true. Where you been boy? Are you misinformed? There are MANY vehicles that are competition with the Camry.

    They Camry's competition are:

    1. Mazda 6 Series

    2. Honda Accord

    3.Chevy Malibu

    4. Ford Fusion

    5. Hyundai Sonata

    6. Acura TL

    7. Dodge Avenger

    8. Chrysler Sebring

    9. Nissan Altima

    10. Volkswagen Jetta

    11. Volkswagen CC

    12. Kia Optima

    13. Mitsubishi Galant

    14. Subaru Impreza

    15. Subaru Legacy

    Wake up boy! The Camry has a LOT of competition.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    I think you're replying to the wrong person... boy.
  • I am replying to "ruda".........boy. :)
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    Manual transmission availibility in regular passenger cars have been on the decline for many years now, even more rapid decline for FWD and F/awd due to the potentially greater hazards involved.

    We may begin to see a reversal of the FWD manual tranny downward spiral due to VW's new technique wherein the engine will be automatically up-revved should the driver inadvertently downshift too far. "Too far" thereby resulting in wheelslip, loss of traction, due to engine compression braking and raising the potential for loss of directional control.
  • I don't know if this is the right forum to post this, but does anyone know when the toyota camry will get a all-new design/restyle? I have read 2012 or 2013. Is there any definite information out there on when the camry will be redesigned? Thanks.
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    ? - 1986 Gen 1
    1987 - 1991 Gen 2
    1992 - 1996 Gen 3
    1997 - 2001 Gen 4
    2002 - 2006, (2005 engine/tran enhance) Gen 5
    2007 - ?, (2010 engine/tran enhance) Gen 6

    Standard disclaimer.......past results may not accurately predict future performance.
  • rudaruda Posts: 6
    "The car does not have a serious competition in its category."
    That's NOT true. Where you been boy? Are you misinformed? There are MANY vehicles that are competition with the Camry.

    They Camry's competition are:

    1. Mazda 6 Series -> Not bad (I must admit), about the same price, there is a reason why the sales of Camry is 400,000/year, while Mazda6 about 80,000/y
    2. Honda Accord -> the 2010 only the base LX has MT 5 speed, steel wheels about the same price as SE with all extras. To get on the SE level, you have to spend extra $2,500, then you still do no have the sport suspension (and other things). Consider that Camry does not have timing belt - saves cost on maintenance (has timing chain).
    3.Chevy Malibu -> no MT, I do not like any GM at all
    4. Ford Fusion -> I do not like FORD, but I have to admit that they are on the right track
    5. Hyundai Sonata -> safe money buying, loose money selling, too small, too cheap
    6. Acura TL -> not bad, but starts about $16,000 more than CAMRY, it is dressed-up Accord, manual tranny starts at $50,000 dollars (I can by to SE for the price)
    7. Dodge Avenger -> biggest piece of crap, too small
    8. Chrysler Sebring - brother of Avenger
    9. Nissan Altima -> cheap interior, when equipped with similar package as the SE, the price is about 1,500 more than Camry, no 17" wheels
    10. Volkswagen Jetta -> my second car right now, too small, too expensive to buy, to maintain and to insure, I am getting rid of it
    11. Volkswagen CC - same as above, only 4 seats ( I need 5)
    12. Kia Optima -> Chinese crap (Korean car build with Chinese parts).
    13. Mitsubishi Galant -> ugly, 4speed auto, no manual tranny, sales - fingers of one hand (for a reason)
    14. Subaru Impreza -> not bad, but not in the same class as Camry, WRX STI is just great, too expensive to buy and to insure
    15. Subaru Legacy -> the 2010 model is much better than the previous version, about $2,000 more to buy, expensive to insure

    Here is the prove that there is no serious competition for Camry SE 6MT. Limping behind are Mazda 6, Accord, Fusion, Altima and then NOBODY....
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    Manual transmission availibility in regular passenger cars have been on the decline for many years now, even more rapid decline for FWD and F/awd due to the potentially greater hazards involved.

    Oh please, not that again. Manual trannies are in a steep decline because hardly anyone wants to row their own gears anymore (I am a rare exception). It isn't worth it for the manufacturers to go through the emissions certification procedure to sell a tiny number manual tranny vehicles, except for sports cars, small cars, and bare bones pickups. I'm pleasantly surprised that Toyota still offers one in the 4-cylinder Camry.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Considering your post is full of untrue information and that its best qualities are the biased baseless commentary, I think we can pretty much just move on here...

    This isn't the midsize sedans comparison forum anyway. Feel free to take this "info" there; I'm sure plenty of folks would love to discuss it with you.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    I think you are kidding with the use of "boy", but given that it's hard for humor to be conveyed when we are only dealing with the written word (as opposed to facial expressions, tone of voice, etc), it's best not to leave room for confusion and skip that sort of thing all together. Okay? :)
  • You don't even have to look at the VIN plate to determine if a Camry is made in Japan. Just cruise the lot and look at the front bumper. If it has a square plug on one side of the front of the front bumper (I can't remember if it's left or right), it's made in Japan. This is one of the tie-down points for the voyage across the Pacific on the ship.
  • skilauskilau Posts: 26
    AH!!!

    I was wondering what the heck that square plug was on my Camry!!!
    It looks so weird and out of place on the bumper, and couldn't figure out why it is there!

    Great info, thanks for the post!

    (And yup, my Camry is from Japan, its a 2010 LE V6)
  • I really wish that my 2010 Camry LE 4 cylinder was made in Japan too.
  • smarty666smarty666 Posts: 1,503
    I'm not 100% sure but isn't another way to tell if your Camry is from Japan or not is doesn't the VIN # start with a J if it was made in Japan? I know some other automakers do that like Lexus and Infiniti but I'm not sure about Toyota?
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    Yes, "J" for Japan, see my post #697.
  • rudaruda Posts: 6
    The three characters of the the WMI provide a unique identifier for every manufacturer. The characters one and two indicate the country where the vehicle was built, while characters two and three designate the manufacturer (or division within a larger group).

    North America 1 - 5
    1A-10 United States
    2A-20 Canada
    3A-3W Mexico
    4A-40 United States
    5A-50 United States

    Asia J - R
    JA-J0 Japan
    KL-KR Korea (South)
    LA-L0 China
    MA-ME India

    Europe S - Z
    SA-SM Great Britain
    SN-ST Germany
    SU-SZ Poland
    TA-TH Switzerland
    TJ-TP Czech Republic
    TR-TV Hungary
    TW-T1 Portugal
    U5-U7 Slovakia
    VA-VE Austria
    VF-VR France
    VS-VW Spain
    WA-W0 Germany
    YS-YW Sweden
    ZA-ZR Italy
  • kdhspyderkdhspyder Posts: 7,160
    Actually the 12 mo / 10000 mi OCI has already been announced to the various dealers and service departments. It hasn't yet been put in writing officially from HQ..except surprisingly in the Chicago region.

    But YES, the vehicles that require 0w20 oil will be going to 10000 mi or 12 mo OCI's. I'd expect the official announcement soon after the beginning of the year.

    dookie84 is right.
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