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2007 Toyota Camry



  • petomlinpetomlin Posts: 103
    Let's face it - a Toyota Camry, wether it's the SE model or not, is NOT a sports car. I didn't expect the jarring I felt.
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    GT, I didn't look at every single one in my area but it looks like they are being built in Georgetown Ky. Maybe later allocations will come from Japan. Why don't you check with your local dealers and see what's coming in your area. Are you in the west coast?
  • larouselarouse Posts: 28
    Yes, all the reviews of the Lucerne have been very positive. I will tell you, we are in sort of a pre dicament, since we have two Hondas which we have owned for years (no complaints). The only drawback with the Hondas is the fact that they are not comfortable for long trips, which we take frequently. Test drove the V6 Accord with the leather seats, and we could not believe how tough those seats are! No way I would buy that. Why can they make more comfortable seats? Will drive the XLE Camry again which definitely is more comfortable and then decide between that and the Buick. Also, the warranty is very good. 4 years or 50000 miles.
  • jose1962_jose1962_ Posts: 22
    my bad the color is blue ribbon metalic..and yes the jbl is the only option that i wanted ,didnt want leather..and thats wat allthe cars are coming to s florida with and other optionsthat i didnt want..i was given a build date and delivery date by dealer
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    Sounds like you are in the dreaded Southeast Toyota distributor region. Let us know when you get the car and if it is in fact the way you requested it.
  • smith1smith1 Posts: 283
    If you liked the Lucerne you owe it to yourself to try an Avalon. Similar in size, ride and comfort, Toyota quality and equal or better performance to the V8 Lucerne with much better fuel economy.
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    petomlin, it may not be a "sports car" per se but the suspension is tightly tuned compared to the other trim levels so a more "jarring" is to be expected.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    Alot of people love very soft rides and consider cars like the Honda Accord etc. as having bone-crushing rides as compared to what they are used to.
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    I agree. I love my Camry(s) but once in a while I long for the ride of my now gone MR2. Fortunately one of my boys has a Honda Prelude SH that he lets me "borrow" once in a while. I love that car when the V-TEC kicks in!
  • njeraldnjerald Posts: 688
    Ain't that the TRUTH!!!!!!
  • popperpopper Posts: 41
    You've got to be kidding about the Accord seats. I find that they're the most comfortable, supportive seats of any 20-30K vehicle.
    I could see how a large person (not saying you're overweight) might think the side bolsters are a little aggressive.
    I really wanted to buy a Toyota but their seats are pathetic. They make their bottom cushions for people about 5' tall...hits me about mid-thigh.
  • poorcruzerpoorcruzer Posts: 141
    Your right, I was stereo typing. Can you blame me though, as for many decades it went like this. Your first car was a Chevy in your 20's, followed by a Pontiac in your 30's, and then when you could afford it your fathers' Oldsmobile in your 40's. Your aspirations turned to Buick in your 50's, and in your mid 60's you retired to a Caddy. Look on the bright side, your retiring early. Me, I am still at Pontiac, (41yrs old) although my Bonneville is getting long in the tooth and I can't replace it with an Olds, so Camry or Avalon will have to do. Hey your only as old as you feel, right? It could be worst, you could be looking at a Hearst.;)
  • petomlinpetomlin Posts: 103
    Well, amongst others, I've had 2 Accords loved one, hated the other(not because of the ride). A Maxima SE - liked it very much. I've had a BMW 325i 5M - LOVED IT! I now have an 01 TL - GREAT Car. I wouldn't consider any of those cars to be soft, would you?
    The BMW was an interesting case - an awesome blend of road gripping, atheleticisim, yet a very compliant ride. I suppose this is why car makers use the 3 series as their handling yard stick, against which their own car must measure.
    Having owned several 'sporty' cars, especially the 325i, I'm not in agreement in the thinking that a 'sporty' ride has to be a shaky, jittery experience every time a bump is hit.
    Then again - I could be wrong. :)
  • msisengmsiseng Posts: 369
    I find the Accord seats to be the most comfortable. I have major back pain, but not in the Accord. It was a major reason for purchase despite the vanilla and outdated exterior. I found the XLE Camry seats to lack back support. Lumbar support felt non-existant. Maybe we all feel things differently and most Honda owners like the seats, but not the road noise.

    You mention no complaints with your Hondas. What do you think will happen with a Buick?
  • poorcruzerpoorcruzer Posts: 141
    What will happen to the Buick? Nothing of course it's a Buick with fantastic dealer support and quality. What I suggest he do is go to the Buicks' forum website first, and ask. ;)
  • gefiltegefilte Posts: 21
    twas not so long ago, if i remember correctly, that bottom of the line models such as the corolla ve and the mitsu galant de were the only models in that line that had no protective side moldings. "sir" the salesperson said, "if you want that protection you will have to move up to the "CE" where it is standard equipment" today i passed a bmw 750 something in a lot with no protection. get the kleenex ready! and all you "clean look" buyers will be crying all the way to maaco :cry:
  • We have a 2007 Camry and it seems to be a very good vehicle. The only negative thing I noticed about it
    is the brake pedal creates too loud a noise when the
    pedal is released quickly. I looked under the dash
    and it looks like a poor design; the brake pedal arm
    has a plastic button insert that meets the plastic
    housing of the brake light switch. I think Toyota needs
    to install a rubber stop to eliminate the unnecessary
    noise. The Toyota may have quiet doors when they are
    closed but it certain does not have a quiet brake pedal
    when it is released quickly. P
  • caciviccacivic Posts: 22
    I know this question has been asked on here very recently. I was unable to find the responses to the message.
    Can this welcome message on the stereo be changed some how?

    Thanks for replies!
  • nifer76nifer76 Posts: 9
    Hi Ralph,

    Congrats on your new car. It's not shallow at all to care what your car looks like, especially on the inside where you will be spending alot of time. I did test drive the Accord this weekend and it was nice. Thanks for your info. The Accord is still on the list. :)
    :D I laughed when I read; "All I can think of was the smug salesman telling me that toyota doesn't have to offer incentives,since the camry sells itself.", because that is exactly the same thing the salesman told us. :D
  • jbolltjbollt Posts: 734
    The Toyota may have quiet doors when they are
    closed but it certain does not have a quiet brake pedal
    when it is released quickly

    This brings to mind the following:
    Some of you may be old enough to remember (as I AM, unfortunately) the Toyotas and DATSUNS (now called Nissan) of the mid-to-late 1960s...Datsun 510 (now that was quite a car in it's day!) Toyota Corolla and Corona (now evolved into the Camry!) Their turn signals made a CA-CHUNK!----click, click---click,click---click, click sound everytime you activated the left or right turn signal, and the brake light switch made a loud CLICK! everytime you stepped on, or released, the brake pedal. These sounds were heard over the much higher ambient noise level of the cars of those days.

    The Japanese suppliers for those parts eventually found a way to quiet those sounds down...I bet they will for your brake pedal now...or maybe your's needs some lube or a replacement switch? have you driven any other 07s to see if they make the same sound?
  • njeraldnjerald Posts: 688
    Mine sounds fine - that is it's quiet.
  • ray_h1ray_h1 Posts: 1,134
    Tell ya' what... You give me your new Camry with its loud brake pedal and $2,000.00, an' I'll let you drive home in blissful brake pedal silence in my '03 Hyundai Sonata. ;)
  • nifer76nifer76 Posts: 9
    Thanks. Don't know why I didn't think of that. :blush: I also hope your right and they will address this next time.
  • caciviccacivic Posts: 22
    Does anybody know the speaker sizes on tne Camry LE. Have you seen the magnets on the rear decks? Very tiny!
  • poorcruzerpoorcruzer Posts: 141
    Ahhhh, those were the days. My first car a 1972 Toyota Corona MarkII, my second car a Datsun 510 2DR with a 2.0L aluminum truck engine 5spd and that beautiful independent rear drivetrain. A cheap and simple BMW 2002ti. The place were I grew up was all curves, that car would out pace any of my friends big powered American iron. It was wonderful to see their expressions once they caught up. The only thing I remembered about the Toyota was that it took an impact with a mountain to slow it down. I crabbed home with one side of the rear axle 4 inches ahead of the other, and made it 10 miles. Also when it ran out of gas, it was done. No amount of sloshing or weaving would get the car started again.

    And so began my love for Japanese cars. Checked out my local Toyo dealer today. Lots of 4cyl SE and LE's, 1 XLE V6 but no LE V6's which I am interested in with out the electronic nannies. Also 1 just 1 FJ Cruizer, which now my wife is interested in. The dealer had 4 trucks two days ago. Toyota is on a roll. I wonder when the Solara will be redesigned also the convertable? :)
  • shoelessshoeless Posts: 1
    does anyone know of a remote starter that will work on a 2007 Camry XLE with push button ignition, as the ignition using a key on the XLE is unavailable in Canada?
  • ix1is1ix1is1 Posts: 55
    Yes, it does, Toyota has that option for MSRP of $595. The option is V4.
  • pickles077pickles077 Posts: 30
    A Toyota technician checked another 2007 Camry and it was just as noisy. The problem is the housing on the brake light switch is plastic and it hits a plastic plate. Both
    are mounted in steel. There is nothing to absorb the noise.

    The brake pedal is quiet only if you let off the brake slowly. P
  • petomlinpetomlin Posts: 103

    Thanks for the thoughts. I can't bring myself to drive the current Accord. It's styling is just too unattractive to me. I'm going to re-drive the Camrys when the dealer gets different stock. I also want to distance my potential purchase from the bad tranny issue, if I can. I like the Camry too much to give up on it based on just one drive.
    I will drive a new TL though. I'm interested to see how these 2 cars compare. :)
  • jp10jp10 Posts: 2
    We've moved on to other cars because of the transmission defect with the 07 Camry. I think the problem is more widespread than the numbers Toyota is quoting based on the number of peopel online who have the problem.

    It also sounds like Toyota has no idea which ones have the problem and which ones don't. Don't want to get into a position of buying a brand new car only to have to have the car torn apart to have the transmission replaced (plus wait 4-6 weeks like some people have to).
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