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    Thread: Inheriting a 99 biege Camry.

    1. Member 1985Jetta's Avatar
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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
      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
      pics of grandma
      Interesting. You're sensing possible GILF? I'm in
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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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      10-08-2012 08:48 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
      pics of grandma

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      10-08-2012 09:03 PM #36
      Painfully boring car + want to personalize - disposable income - performance potential = hand painted psychedelic paint job!


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      10-08-2012 09:10 PM #37
      You are in school still BUT joined Vortex/TCL in 2001.

      What are you in some kind of 16yr med program or some kind of extended law school??
      "Your pants too tight,your wheels too bright"

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      10-08-2012 09:12 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by big k View Post
      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.
      Sounds like she just wants you have have a safe reliable car that is not a gas guzzler.
      In that case- clean it up and even try and fix the dented bumper best you can (without spending more than 20 bucks).
      It is a very nice gift, so you should treat it with some respect...
      And after a few years- you can sell it for some cash since it is Camry.
      Or even keep it as a daily beater after college.
      Last edited by BRealistic; 10-08-2012 at 09:14 PM.
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      10-09-2012 03:07 AM #39
      The diffs in those autos will go if not maintained. Other than that that thing will go forever.
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      10-09-2012 03:19 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by VigorousZX View Post
      I threw this re-body idea together for a cheap reliable car to mod.


      There's more trouble in making it then meets the eye
      http://i.imgur.com/BPjdP.jpg

      but it will make the design like new and you'd pickup new skills in the process.

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      10-09-2012 09:22 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by VigorousZX View Post
      yet another sh!tty render
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      10-09-2012 09:24 AM #42
      Has VigorousZX successfully trolled TCL? I think so...
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      10-09-2012 10:16 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by MAGICGTI View Post
      Has VigorousZX successfully trolled TCL? I think so...
      I don't care if he did. This thread just went from zero to awesome.

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      10-09-2012 10:53 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by TM87 View Post
      You are in school still BUT joined Vortex/TCL in 2001.

      What are you in some kind of 16yr med program or some kind of extended law school??
      I was wondering the same thing...
      Too much partying?
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      10-09-2012 11:34 AM #46
      I had a 98....outside of gas/oil/tire replacement, I bought a head unit that can stream music off my phone, thats about it. Put gas in it and go. It'll get 30MPG highway all day, every day, at anywhere between 60-85mph. And it'll run til the end of time....

      Get something else fun to drive for fun. But for DD, Camry is pretty much perfect...

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      10-09-2012 12:11 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by MK5golf View Post
      I was wondering the same thing...
      Too much partying?
      Partied for a year the got my ish together. Got certified as a dental lab technician. Worked in a big dental lab in Portland OR for a while and realized I couldn't stand it. I had the opportunity to back to school this is my 3rd year I'm finishing pre=requisites to apply for several health occupations programs. Dental, PA, PT, they all require the same pre-requisites. I'm 29 still look 23 and have no idea what a 29yo is "supposed to act like" judge if it makes you feel good.

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      10-09-2012 12:13 PM #48
      VigorousZX coming out of nowhere and the subsequent replies have me dying at work.

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      10-09-2012 12:16 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by VigorousZX View Post
      I threw this re-body idea together for a cheap reliable car to mod.


      There's more trouble in making it then meets the eye
      http://i.imgur.com/BPjdP.jpg

      but it will make the design like new and you'd pickup new skills in the process.
      your "renders"...um...they look like feces.
      just stop.
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      10-09-2012 03:59 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by big k View Post
      Partied for a year the got my ish together. Got certified as a dental lab technician. Worked in a big dental lab in Portland OR for a while and realized I couldn't stand it. I had the opportunity to back to school this is my 3rd year I'm finishing pre=requisites to apply for several health occupations programs. Dental, PA, PT, they all require the same pre-requisites. I'm 29 still look 23 and have no idea what a 29yo is "supposed to act like" judge if it makes you feel good.
      Well good for you, im back in school now too, tired of meaningless employment. Even working at a bank sucks unless your "up there" and nowadays its hard unless you have a finance degree or something.

      Enjoy the boringly reliable camry, get the real car when schools done
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