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2009 Toyota Camry



  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    tuffy, I believe the 09 Camry will be the same as the 08 but with VSC standard and maybe some other features. The 08 Accord has standard VSC so Toyota wants to compete with the same equipment. Both vehicles should be within dollars of each other on the MSRP.
    The refresh will be 2010, but I doubt they will give us the Aurion or Lexus look. They seem to save that for Lexus so they can charge more money.
    We'll see next month.
  • tuffytuffy Posts: 63
    Mackabee, where did you get the picture of a possible Carny refresh. This looks very very similar to the current Camry in Vietnam that is so nice looking?
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    There's a few countries that sell two versions of the Camry. This was a question I posed to members some time ago. The winner of the correct answer would have won dinner for two at my cousin Angel's Mexican restaurant in sunny Virginia Beach, Va. No one could tell me.
    Now there's actually three. I'll give you a clue. One of them is a shrimp on the barbie kind of place and the other is where the Lord of the Kings were filmed. The other I'll let you guess.


    This is the Vietnamese Camry. Looks better than ours to me.
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    Diamond white pearl. Another color we don't get in the Camry unless it's an anniversary edition. :(
  • acco20acco20 Posts: 208
    And a beautiful color it is............................
  • sphlsphl Posts: 7
    Anybody know if they are going to redesign the console? I find the cheap blue plastic very very ugly - I love everything else about the car. If they are changing that, I am going to wait till Jan :)
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    No, the console will stay the same. Are you talking about the blue display?
  • The ENTIRE car will stay the same for 2009.
  • not a single thing? not even getting stability control standard?
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    Maybe, maybe not. We will see in about four weeks.
  • My 2008 V6 has a production date of 1-15-08....delivered 1-25-08 (factory ordered 10-2-07).
    If the first 2009 arrives at dealers 1-22-08, sound like the last 2008's (mine) will be coming off the same line as the first 2009's in January. Other than a different window sticker and price, the cars will be the same .
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    Don't count on it.
  • All this talk about a '09 Camry being released in January '08 has me scratching my head :confuse:

    I thought the earliest you could release a "new" model using the forward year is in May of the previous year.

    So where did we get this information anyway and has it been substantiated by Toyota?

    I'm sure at most , the only thing you'll see change in '08 are the tail lights, wheels, some color options and maybe a grill change. nothing substantial is my guess.
  • Mackabee,
    On 2009 model, do you know can the headrests of two front seats be adjustable back and forth? On 2008 LE, they cannot somebody says they're not comfortable as they should be ... TIA :)
  • this is from a Totyota factory rep....

    "The 2009 Camry is virtually an exact carry over from the 2008 MY vehicle. Only very minor (probably unseen) changes in the interior will be made. The Camry will have the same specifications, dimensions and standard equipment.

    The 2010 Camry will be introduced in Mid-March of 2009 with what Toyota calls a mid-year re-freshening."
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    Here's the proof:

    Toyota Announces Prices For Four Vehicles In Model Lineup
    11/30/2007 Torrance, CA

    Toyota announced mid-year price adjustments to manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the 2008 model year Toyota Yaris, Prius, RAV4, and 2009 Camry and Camry Hybrid.

    The 2008 Yaris Liftback and Sedan receive an average price increase of $50, or 0.4 percent. The new base MSRP for the Yaris Liftback ranges from $11,350 for the base grade with five-speed manual transmission to $13,925 for the Yaris Liftback S model with four-speed automatic transmission. The base MSRP for Yaris Sedan ranges from $12,225 for the base grade with five-speed manual transmission to $14,450 for the S model with four-speed automatic transmission.

    The 2008 Prius receives an average price increase of $150, or 0.7 percent. The base MSRP for the Prius ranges from $21,100 for the Standard model to $23,370 for the Touring model.

    RAV4 4x2 models carry a base MSRP that ranges from $21,250 for the base grade four-cylinder to $25,420 for the Limited V6. The base MSRP for the RAV4 4x4 ranges from $22,650 for the base grade with a four-cylinder to $26,820 for the Limited V6. Total RAV4 average MSRP increases $150 or 0.6 percent.

    The new pricing for 2008 Toyota Yaris, Prius and RAV4 will be effective on December 17, 2007.

    Camry, the best-selling passenger car in America, redefines global standards for comfort and performance. The new base MSRP for the 2009 Camry sedan ranges from $18,720 for the base grade with a four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission to $28,270 for the premium XLE grade with a V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission.

    The 2009 Camry sedan combined base MSRP increases by $150, or 0.7 percent. 2009 Camry Hybrid will have a new base MSRP of $25,350. The Camry Hybrid combined base MSRP increases by $150, or 0.6 percent.

    The 2009 Camry arrives in dealerships on January 21, 2008.

  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    More than likely it will be a carry over since it's not due for a refresh until 2010. There will be additional standard equipment to compete with the Accord. That's all I can say for now.
    Mack :shades:
  • There will be additional standard equipment to compete with the Accord.

    I don't really think that's the reason for the early release. I think it's a trick to try to gain sales. It's a tough decision for a consumer not to buy a Camry b/c it's '09 vs a '08 Accord or or '08 Altima. To be fair, I think Honda and Nissan should just put the '09 label instead of '08 in Jan. as well. :mad:

    Also, '09 Corolla will be out in Feb. :surprise:
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    So will the Matrix. Trick for what? Camry is still outselling the Accord. What are you getting mad for?
  • Haha, I don't really care about camry cuz I didn't own ones currently but I just think it's wrong that Toyota introduces the car so early. A '08 Camry will look like a 1 year old car in less than 30 days.
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