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    Thread: Inheriting a 99 biege Camry.

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      10-08-2012 03:23 PM #1
      My Grandma is looking for a new car and in the event that she actually picks one I will be the recipient of her Camry.
      It's a 2.2 auto 119,000 miles should last me till I'm out of college at least.

      My question to the car lounge is.

      Leave it 100% stock minus a CD player with AUX/USB?

      OR slowly go the OEM+ route with Lexus wheels or other toyota wheels with better offset, a TRD lip spoiler, skirts and a slight drop?

      I'm leaning towards the rock it stock option because I'm in school and should focus on other things but I just can't not personalize it a little bit.

    2. 10-08-2012 03:24 PM #2
      Leave it 100% stock. Why bother putting expensive sprinkles on your oatmeal? It's still gonna be oatmeal.

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      10-08-2012 03:25 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Benkennedy11 View Post
      Leave it 100% stock. Why bother putting expensive sprinkles on your oatmeal? It's still gonna be oatmeal.
      Exactly.
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      10-08-2012 03:25 PM #4
      Don't waste your money, you could do better things with it while you are in college, or keep it in a maintenance fund... Drive the Camry stock, it will probably last you another decade anyways
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    5. 10-08-2012 03:27 PM #5
      Keep it stock. I'm a college student too and I have a hard time fighting the urge especially bc I just started auto-x, but having money for other things is so much nicer. Plus its a Camry. However, if you live at home and have room for 2 cars, I would use it as an excuse to buy a project.
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      10-08-2012 03:28 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Benkennedy11 View Post
      Leave it 100% stock. Why bother putting expensive sprinkles on your oatmeal? It's still gonna be oatmeal.
      I concur. Save your nickels and dimes for service, and to buy a more enjoyable car later on. Don't fall into the mod trap for a DD.
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      10-08-2012 03:29 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Avicenna View Post
      Don't waste your money, you could do better things with it while you are in college, or keep it in a maintenance fund... Drive the Camry stock, it will probably last you another decade anyways
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    8. 10-08-2012 03:31 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Benkennedy11 View Post
      Leave it 100% stock. Why bother putting expensive sprinkles on your oatmeal? It's still gonna be oatmeal.
      This times a million!


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      10-08-2012 03:33 PM #10
      Truth is spoken in the car lounge. I'm keeping it stock.

      I currently drive an f250 on 37's love and hate it. I put it up for sale a week before I found out about my Gma's plans, so its a welcome surprise.

      Either I'll keep my ridiculous Bro-dozer or sell it to pay off some bills and rock the stock till I'm out of school.

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      10-08-2012 03:34 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by WheresTheClutch View Post
      Dammit thats so appealing!

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      10-08-2012 03:49 PM #13
      pics of grandma
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      10-08-2012 03:54 PM #14
      Bumper dimples and some sort of "Jesus" sticker.

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      10-08-2012 04:05 PM #15
      Just make sure you keep it in good running condition. It will never die and always come in handy as the once in a while beater vehicle.
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      10-08-2012 04:16 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by WheresTheClutch View Post
      Dammit, RPF1's make anything look badass. Love 'em so much.

      But yeah, keep it stock bro.
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      10-08-2012 04:17 PM #17
      I knew a guy in college that drove an automatic Camry that he had modified. He said, "Friends don't let friends drive stock." He also "raced" it on the highway.





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      10-08-2012 04:22 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Geesixty View Post
      Bumper dimples and some sort of "Jesus" sticker.
      this, camry bumps

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      10-08-2012 04:25 PM #20
      x whatever number we're at on leaving it stock.

    20. 10-08-2012 04:30 PM #21
      I had a Camry in college, spent lots of $$$ on a nice stereo, wheels, lowered it, put in leather from an ES300, etc. Finally had it paid off when the odometer hit around 110k. About a week later it was stolen. I know, CSB. Keep it stock, at the end of the day it's still a Camry.
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      10-08-2012 04:34 PM #22
      It's a Camry, leave it stock, spend your money on more important things, like oxycodone and xanax.

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      10-08-2012 04:39 PM #23
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      10-08-2012 04:49 PM #24
      I have a friend who drives a corolla s (i know, its not a camry but lets be real, who cares) and he took the OEM+ route on this dilemma. dont get me wrong, the body kit, lowering springs, and other mods hes done to it do make it look better but he also totally compromised the suspension (it rides like it has square wheels when it goes over anything) MY POINT IS...you can polish a turd all you like, but at the end of the day its still a turd. keep it stock.

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      10-08-2012 04:50 PM #25
      If you wanna be OG, dent in the passenger side rear bumper corner.
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      10-08-2012 04:53 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Kid Hobo View Post
      If you wanna be OG, dent in the passenger side rear bumper corner.
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      10-08-2012 04:53 PM #27
      Its biege Camry. Enough said
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      10-08-2012 04:59 PM #28
      You can still autocross a stock automatic Camry, and you'll have just as much fun as you would in it modified. Leave it stock, put a nice head unit in it - even the stock speakers (6.5's in the front doors and 6x9's in the rear deck) make for solid potential for bass response with decent head unit power to them.

      The 2.2 auto just sucks for anything else. 134hp with a 4spd automatic is adequate, and nothing more. It actually doesn't even make for good gas mileage because the drivetrain is just barely enough for this car, and the engine's just generally trying too hard.

      It will last forever, though, and it's a pretty quiet and comfy cruiser. I got my first speeding ticket in a '99 2.2/auto Camry because it's easy to speed in without realizing it.

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      10-08-2012 05:01 PM #29
      Sell the brodozer. Drive the camry. When your done college, sell the camry PIECE by PIECE. Make presumably quite a bit of $ , probably more than if you sold it whole (otherwise why bother?) Then buy a "nice" car
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      10-08-2012 05:17 PM #30
      Don't go to college and take that money and mod the Camry. Get some hookers and blow too.

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      10-08-2012 05:20 PM #31
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      sprayed it on, waited some time, and proceeded to go at it with a scraper, some pliers, and a lot of f-ing hard work.

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      10-08-2012 05:25 PM #32
      I would leave it stock except for putting on some good tires and maybe upgrading the suspension (if the current suspension is shot).

      You are never going to make it cool, but you can at least massage better handling out of the relatively light sedan.

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      10-08-2012 08:39 PM #33
      Not to worry its already got the mandatory dented bumper.
      She put new struts in about 6 months ago and insists that she have her timing belt and water pump replaced before she gives it to me. I told her not to worry about it and I'll pay for it. Best Gma ever.

      She's 81 and in no way shape or form a GILF, just a rad Grandma.

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      10-08-2012 08:43 PM #34
      Sell both cars and get something that offers a good combo of fun, safety, and low running costs.

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