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    Thread: The Official Camry Dent Registry

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      02-26-2011 05:55 PM #1
      Camry Dent [kam--ree dent] - noun

      1. large bulbous bumper pushed in, caused by subpar parking/driving/vandalism.

      2. often caused by narcoleptic drivers.

      3. high probability of said damage being on a Toyota, specifically in this order
      -Camry
      -Corolla
      -ES300
      -Prius
      -Sienna
      -Scion (all)
      -IS models
      -Yaris
      -Avalon
      -Venza


      4. may also be seen on any other car beige in color or nature.

      5. strong correlations between unintended acceleration and the "Camry Dent" phenomenon have been vehemently dismissed by The Official Myspace page of James Lentz.

      6. statistics suggest, if equipped with Hybrid Synergy Drive© dents are more prevalent but also more likely to be repaired.
      Last edited by patrikman; 02-26-2011 at 08:34 PM.
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      02-26-2011 05:56 PM #2
      Let's start this with a bang! Here is a twofer with a bonus side of duct tape.

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      02-26-2011 06:00 PM #3
      My Toyota Tacoma has one!

      But it was caused by off-roading while inept, not drowsiness.


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      02-26-2011 06:03 PM #4
      Good thing you had the chainsaw.
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      02-26-2011 06:05 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Good thing you had the chainsaw.
      Yup. I used it to cut out my brain, allowing me to mindlessly ram everything until I got unstuck.

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      02-26-2011 07:14 PM #6
      In cause I've been considering starting a thread like this for some time... Since you've beaten me to it I'll start taking pictures as I encounter them

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      02-26-2011 07:18 PM #7
      Guy I work with drives a clapped out Lexus IS300 with the typical Toyota bumper dent.

      I've told him he could probably pop it out in 30 minutes with some basic tools and a heat gun but he doesn't seem to care. Drives me nuts.

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      02-26-2011 07:19 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by ReflexJettaVR6 View Post
      In cause I've been considering starting a thread like this for some time... Since you've beaten me to it I'll start taking pictures as I encounter them
      bonus points if you use your cordless phone.
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    9. 02-26-2011 07:19 PM #9
      Absolutely incredible natural phenomenon. The Camry bump is present more often than not, and my only explanation is because people who buy Camrys don't care about cars. Not caring about cars means you don't care about driving. If you don't care about driving it means you aren't a good driver because you can't be good at things you don't care about. Therefore if you buy a Camry, you are not a good driver.

      Hence, the bumps.

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      02-26-2011 07:31 PM #10
      Since we're on the subject of beige camry's...this phenomena has a direct correlation to driving without headlights at night because your pretty electroluminscent gauges make you think your headlights are on!

      I swear one day I'm going to play chicken with one of these fools! That'll teach him!

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      02-26-2011 07:35 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      That looks like it can easily be popped out from the other side.

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      02-26-2011 07:38 PM #12
      A classic from the google:



      I'll make a point to snap some of my own pics and put them up here.

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      02-26-2011 07:41 PM #13
      caused a nice sized dent on my outback trying to park over a foot of snow.... and ice, did some minor damage to the under carriage cover, not much, used a hair dryer and a stick to pull it back out.

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      02-26-2011 08:10 PM #14
      Do Scions count? I just saw a new (2011) tC with a Camry dent - wish I had a photo.

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      02-26-2011 08:33 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by jms9 View Post
      Do Scions count? I just saw a new (2011) tC with a Camry dent - wish I had a photo.
      Yes, OP ammended.
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      02-26-2011 11:55 PM #16
      Most camries of a certain gen will have that dent due to a really thin and oddly shaped bumper cover.

    17. 02-26-2011 11:56 PM #17
      My Camry is spotless. You mad?

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      02-27-2011 12:23 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Subwoofers View Post
      My Camry is spotless. You mad?
      please post zip so I can dispatch one of my bumper adjustment technicians.
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    19. 02-27-2011 12:32 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      please post zip so I can dispatch one of my bumper adjustment technicians.









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      02-27-2011 12:45 AM #20
      Give it time.
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      02-27-2011 12:47 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Subwoofers View Post

      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Give it time.




      bastard, i wish we had snow..

    22. 02-27-2011 12:50 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by dieselraver View Post



      bastard, i wish we had snow..
      Really strange weather here in Vancouver right now. This year, I can only count one other snowfall which was less than 6cm which only lasted 24hrs before it melted. It was really warm for the past few weeks and then it decided to drop 2cmof the white stuff on us this afternoon. Temps go back to +8 or so for the new few weeks with the typical Vancouver rain till end of April...


      The car is a 05! Plenty of time!

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      02-27-2011 12:59 AM #23
      People like Subwoofers should be labeled under their user name as "CO" - Camry owner. So we can point and laugh

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      02-27-2011 01:06 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by stascom View Post
      People like Subwoofers should be labeled under their user name as "CO" - Camry owner. So we can point and laugh
      I thought MKIV owners had that distinction.
      Quote Originally Posted by rich! View Post
      i'd lock this thread but i have no clue how...

    25. 02-27-2011 01:22 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by stascom View Post
      People like Subwoofers should be labeled under their user name as "CO" - Camry owner. So we can point and laugh
      I was really confused looking at his pics.. I was WTF is wrong with them...

    26. 02-27-2011 01:24 AM #26
      How big of a premium do you guys think I can't put on it on the used car market? It's prob the only one in North America in this condition.

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      02-27-2011 04:42 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Subwoofers View Post
      How big of a premium do you guys think I can't put on it on the used car market? It's prob the only one in North America in this condition.
      Damn. that means my parents camry is super rare too!
      no camry dents whatsoever....and here's the kicker. That car has been rear ended twice at slow speeds. No damage, no nothing.
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      02-27-2011 05:25 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by azn View Post
      Damn. that means my parents camry is super rare too!
      no camry dents whatsoever....and here's the kicker. That car has been rear ended twice at slow speeds. No damage, no nothing.
      Oh, poor delusional TCLers that don't worship appliances. Little do they know that the triumph of Japanese engineering - Toyota Camry, possess amazingly structured body parts that can sustain tremendous forces without suffering any damage. Practically all Camry dents are caused by US Airforce air-to-land missiles, nuclear explosions, and zombie attacks.

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      02-27-2011 08:51 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Subwoofers View Post
      Really strange weather here in Vancouver right now. This year, I can only count one other snowfall which was less than 6cm which only lasted 24hrs before it melted. It was really warm for the past few weeks and then it decided to drop 2cmof the white stuff on us this afternoon. Temps go back to +8 or so for the new few weeks with the typical Vancouver rain till end of April...


      The car is a 05! Plenty of time!
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      02-27-2011 09:27 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Bonanza View Post
      People who buy Camrys don't care about cars. Not caring about cars means you don't care about driving. If you don't care about driving it means you aren't a good driver because you can't be good at things you don't care about. Therefore if you buy a Camry, you are not a good driver.
      I've long believed that for the most part, Camrys are purchased by those who don't like cars and driving, don't want to learn about cars, and would rather be doing almost anything else besides driving. In other words, they're the opposite of "car guys".

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      02-27-2011 09:48 AM #31
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      Brilliant.
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      Agree: Prius was backed into a few months after we bought it



      Disagree: Still havent fixed it. Meh.

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      02-27-2011 10:46 AM #33
      I seem to think that some Camrys are built with armored bumpers, I rear ended one about 6 years ago in my 88 Z28, and it didnt even cause a dimple in the bumper cover.

      Meanwhile the paint in the front bumper of my car was spider cracked out the wazoo.
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      02-27-2011 10:54 AM #34
      my father, brother, and I own a car transportion business. So i pick up a lot of cars at insurance auctions and deliver them to places that put them in containers and ship them all over the world. A lot of the companies really like toyotas so i see a lot of absolutely demolished ones, i only have a couple pics of toyotas but you get the picture. also, sorry for the ****ty phone pics.



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