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2007 Toyota Camry



  • mary99mary99 Posts: 65
    My mother just bought a 2002 Camry XLE 4cyl, which I drove yesterday. It seemed to have plenty of power and the engine seemed quiet. When I drove the 2007 XLE 4cyl, it seemed a bit underpowered and the engine was high and whiny. Did it get a lot heavier? Where could I look up the vehicle weights?
  • fredvhfredvh Posts: 854
    The 2007 XLE I4 is approximately 132 pounds heavier than the 2002(3373 vs. 3241). More specs can be found at
  • camble94camble94 Posts: 15
    Can someone please post some beige leather interior shots? I am curious to see if the "yellow" wood accents look any better.
  • joecarnutjoecarnut Posts: 215
    Thanks for the accessory link ix1is1.
    Have you dealt with them before?
    Good prices they have.
  • larryt22larryt22 Posts: 125
    Does someone have a breakdown on what you can tell from the vin number? I know the first digit tells where it was manufactured, but can you tell the series (CE, LE, SE, XLE) or whether it is an I4 or V6 from the vin? Also, how about the color code?

    A lot of the dealers in my area seem to post the vin number on their websites, but some don't even indicate what model it is. I am looking for information on what you can tell from the vin. Thanks.
  • larryt22larryt22 Posts: 125
    I am answering my own question. Here is what I can tell and would like someone to confirm or explain what digits 4, 6, 7 & 8 tell us.

    Digit 1 - Country Code 4=US & J=Japan
    Digit 2 - Manufacturer T=Toyota
    Digit 3 - ?? Seems to be 1 for US and N for Japan
    Digit 4 - ?? Seems to always be B
    Digit 5 - Possibly engine E=4Cyl & K=V6 ??
    Digit 6-8 - ?? Always seem to be 46K
    Digit 9 - This is a check digit
    Digit 10 - Year 7=2007
    Digit 11 - Plant U=Georgetown and 3=Japan
    Digit 12-17 - Sequence number at plant of manufacture
  • ctalkctalk Posts: 646
    Those are nice pictures.

    The Camry's interior looks great at night. I like the blue interior lighting. Much better then last generation's bland green.
  • samchinchsamchinch Posts: 47
    Hey I am not worried about it. You guys can worry about it. But I will get an I4 Xle with cloth and NAV. You will just have to deal with the leather because that is what is available to you.
  • njeraldnjerald Posts: 688
    Good job.

    You can't tell what Trim or color from the VIN though.
  • larryt22larryt22 Posts: 125
    I know :(
    I was hoping to at least be able to tell the series (CE, LE, SE or XLE). Doesn't look like that is possible unless I have missed something.
  • njeraldnjerald Posts: 688
    Yes, they are lit.

    Saw owners pics at Toyotanation.
  • glanwinglanwin Posts: 28
    I just bought my 2007 Camry LE 4 cyl today. Now I am shopping around for the Toyota Extended Warranty. I got the price $800 over the invoice. However, I got pretty good deal on my trade-in which is $1000 more than the other Toyota dealers gave me on my 99 Sienna.
  • ix1is1ix1is1 Posts: 55
    what color did you get? did you get the aloe green?
  • njeraldnjerald Posts: 688
    I've done some looking.

    Try Toyota of Greenfield, Crown Toyota - Kansas, Dan Porter Motors - ND, and prius chat website.

    I have seen 84 month, 100,000 mile warranties bought at these places for $980-995 in the last 2 years.

    Toyota list is $1450 for that platinum warranty with zero deductible.

    I'm going to buy one after I get my car so let us know what you find out!!!!!!!!!
  • fsowirlesfsowirles Posts: 195
    This page from KBB shows the regional options. Mainly it is the South East region that has the different stuff available. Like rear view camera, for example.

    link title
  • bunjeebunjee Posts: 1
    I am about to lease a Camry 70 XLE with leather package. I would like to know, objectively, if current owners of that models are happy, unhappy, very satisfied, any complaints, any reasons why I should not buy it.
    If not what do you suggest for that price ($26,000)?
  • klunkmanklunkman Harrisburg, PAPosts: 76
    No photos are posted online anywhere of a Bisque 2007 XLE or any other 2007 Camry interior in Bisque.

    I think the pic below is bisque. You can't tell me that's ash(gray). I think the ash and bisque are very close tone-wise.

    Camry Hybrid

    Compare that with this XLE pic, which is ash:

    Camry XLE

    There is definitely a difference.
  • shellrehmshellrehm Posts: 15
    Yes these pictures are Bisque but not for the XLE. The XLE I think only comes with the wood grain. Mine is a LE Bisque and that is the color.
  • glanwinglanwin Posts: 28
    I got silver one. They only have black, white, or silver for LE and they took the magnetic gray for their own fleet car. That magnetic gray looks really good.
  • loved1loved1 Posts: 2
    Anyone willing to share their recent experience & out-the-door price paid for a 2007 CE or LE in the Washington DC metro area? I plan to buy this weekend.
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  • mary99mary99 Posts: 65
    I'm trying to decide if I need the V6 or if the I4 would be enough. I know I want noticeably more power than my current car (97 Civic EX). Is it valid to compare the weight/HP ratio between vehicles? If so the Civic will be more powerful than the Camry I4 (19.8 lbs/horse vs. 21.3), right? So I need the V6?

    97 Civic: 127hp, 2518 lbs.
    07 Camry XLE: 158 hp, 3373 lbs.

    THANKS for any feedback!
  • alpha01alpha01 Posts: 4,747
    That ratio doesnt really tell the whole story. Also, I'm not sure if you're aware, but recently there was a change in how the Society of Automotive Engineers allows manufacturers to calculate horsepower, so the numbers between the 97 Civic (under the old method) and the 07 Camry (under the new method) arent directly comparable.

    Finally, the Civic's small 1.6L 4 cylinder needed to be revved like hell to make any torque, peaking at 115 foot pounds, where as the Camry's 4 produces a good deal at a much lower RPM, and peaks at 161 foot pounds. If you arent sure what I'm talking about, check out this cool link:

    You should drive both the Camry 4 and V6 before you make your decision. I think you'll find the 4 acceptably stronger than your Civic. Naturally, I'll recommend the V6 cause it sure does scoot, and you sacrifice only two MPG- but it just may not be necessary.

  • kdhspyderkdhspyder Posts: 7,160
    Yes that is exactly correct. In SET there are often a lot more individual options that are specific to that area because SET runs the vehicles through it's own distribution system. They have more 'addons' than other regions because that's how they make their money.

    Other regions like SoCal, CAT, Boston get vehicles directly from Toyota with only Toyota options available. Each region can pick and choose what they feel works best in it's region.
  • ix1is1ix1is1 Posts: 55
    The i4 uses less gas by 2 MPG. 2 that's what...just 30 miles per tank difference? If you are going to get the I4 with leather, you're going to have to add about 1000 more. If you are going for leather then you should go for the V6 since it's standard. Don't forget the push start button on the 6. Check out the torque difference between the 4 and 6. For the 2k price difference, I'd say you'll get way more for your money.
  • njeraldnjerald Posts: 688
    Besides the Horsepower rating difference mentioned in an earlier post, there is also a gearbox difference (5 speed)that may help the '07 I4.

    I don't how noticeable it will be either way.

    Noticeably more power will be the V6 for about $2,000 more initially and $10-15 more per month for gas.
  • mary99mary99 Posts: 65
    Thanks, everyone! Excellent points. I had a feeling you couldn't just compare that easily.

    I actually would like to avoid leather but it's looking like I have to choose between cloth or nav, and I think nav might win.

    The Smart Key is an option, not standard, on the V6, right? I would like that, too.

    My husband keeps telling me to get the 6, too. Imagine that. ;)
  • ix1is1ix1is1 Posts: 55
    Yes, the smart key is an "option". Go to any dealer and check out the V6, you'll have a very hard time finding a 6 without the smart key installed already.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    The i4 uses less gas by 2 MPG. 2 that's what...just 30 miles per tank difference

    Even if that applied in reality, that is 300 miles every 10 tanks.
    Unless you drive exclusively on the highway, you will notice a much bigger difference in mileage between V6 and I4. Based on other vehicles with same engine (Avalon and RAV4) the V6 users are much less likely to get close to the EPA rated city mileage than I4 users. 17MPG in city driving is common with the V6 while I4 RAV4 drivers have been getting close to the EPA city ratings.
    The V6 often meets and exceed the highway mileage on long vacation trips, but who drives only on clear highways all the time?
    Obviously, if you actually use the added power the V6 has available, the mileage will plummet further. What is the point of having the V6 if you don't use the power for fast acceleration?
    Don't expect only a 2MPG mileage difference even though the EPA mileage sticker says the highway mileage is only 2 MPG apart.
    The more stop and go city driving you do, the wider the mileage gap between the two engines will get.
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