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      08-23-2019 01:52 AM #1
      $32k and a v6. Mildly interesting?

      https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a2...y-trd-pricing/

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      08-23-2019 02:19 AM #2
      Intriguing...I do fondly recall the 4th gen Camry/1st gen Solara that had the TRD body kit option and had the factory supercharger AND 5-speed option. They looked really cool and drove well.




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      08-23-2019 02:38 AM #3
      There is a guy who goes to the dog park near me with a new Camry, all hooked up with a functional looking setup. He has coilovers, wider wheels, clear tail lights, and the black roof. Looks pretty sharp, not as good as the new Accords when they are modified though.

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      08-23-2019 07:10 AM #4
      No AWD, no sale. They should make all the V6s AWD IMO. That would turn them into legit sport sedans.

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      08-23-2019 07:16 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by kickapoo View Post
      Intriguing...I do fondly recall the 4th gen Camry/1st gen Solara that had the TRD body kit option and had the factory supercharger AND 5-speed option. They looked really cool and drove well.



      My goodness I remember wanting one of those in Camry trim so badly as a kid. My father drove a Camry at the time which ultimately became mine but I was awfully fond of them (I didn't know much better to be honest). My friend's father owned a 99 with the rare V6/5 speed setup. That thing was a blast to drive.

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      08-23-2019 07:16 AM #6
      I recently got an Uber in a new Camry and I have to say I was quite impressed. The TRD package is mildly intriguing.

      EDIT - looks like the TRD also comes without nannies. Another plus in my book.
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      08-23-2019 07:36 AM #7
      Sounds like an interesting package and will probably be available for a good discount at some point. Now if it only came with a manual...?!

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    9. 08-23-2019 08:11 AM #8
      Call me crazy but I really like this.

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      08-23-2019 08:25 AM #9
      Agree it would be sweet to have AWD, but Camry is a beast in the snow with proper tires and drives pretty great anyway.

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      08-23-2019 08:30 AM #10
      I've rented a few Camrys and have been really impressed with Toyotas as of late, so yeah, I'd be all over a Camry TRD as it's one of the last vestiges of the FWD family sport sedan that the Taurus SHO created back in 1989.

      I will tell you what I was super impressed with: The latest Corolla. I rented an SE model 2 weeks ago and I genuinely enjoyed driving it. It would be on my short list if I was looking for a sporty, fun commuter.
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      08-23-2019 08:39 AM #11
      Enh, just seems like a badge job. When the Camry is RWD, we can talk about a real TRD package.

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      08-23-2019 08:58 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by mrothwell View Post
      Enh, just seems like a badge job. When the Camry is RWD, we can talk about a real TRD package.
      Some of us in northern climates view FWD as a benefit.
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      08-23-2019 09:04 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by CTK View Post
      No AWD, no sale. They should make all the V6s AWD IMO. That would turn them into legit sport sedans.
      So are we over the RWD/manual standard now?

    15. 08-23-2019 09:10 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by bombardi View Post
      So are we over the RWD/manual standard now?
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      08-23-2019 09:10 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by adam1991 View Post
      Ah, the N word.

      As if you can drive a road car in traffic better.
      I've put on half a million miles in the last decade without nannies or incident. I'd say that speaks for itself especially considering where I drive i.e. New England.

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      08-23-2019 09:11 AM #16
      Seems like a good transmission away from being an interesting option. If it's the same transmission as what in all the other Camry's, no thanks. Of course, I'd like a manual, but I know that's not happening. But at least some type of sporty auotmatic---or recalibration of the current unit might be ok. As much as I love a NA V6, in this price range, I'd still probably opt for a GTI or perhaps a CTR. If I want something that's actually sporty that's what I'd get.

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      08-23-2019 09:20 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by bombardi View Post
      So are we over the RWD/manual standard now?
      Nah, RWD/Manual still better. FWD much easier to get unstuck in snow, though.
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      08-23-2019 09:20 AM #18
      I totally WOOD. I test drove a 6-Cyl. Camry XSE last year, and thought it was excellent. A budget Lexus ES350 in a lot of ways, and Carmry looks better than its sister Lexus imho.

      Interior is the class-best in terms of design, fit and finish. Dat red leather.



      Dat TRD rear wing tho.



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      08-23-2019 09:36 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by kickapoo View Post
      Intriguing...I do fondly recall the 4th gen Camry/1st gen Solara that had the TRD body kit option and had the factory supercharger AND 5-speed option. They looked really cool and drove well.



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      08-23-2019 09:38 AM #20
      OP, I received the same ad on my FB page yesterday as well. If i needed a boring 4dr family car, I would def look at the camry, they're great looking IMO. Our friends just picked up the '19 Camry hybrid. We'll be taking a long drive in it up to NYC next month. I'm interested to see how it compares to their old '06 camry hybrid.


      Quote Originally Posted by HI SPEED View Post
      .... Looks pretty sharp, not as good as the new Accords when they are modified though.
      explanation & pictures please.
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      08-23-2019 09:58 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Maximum_Download View Post
      Some of us in northern climates view FWD as a benefit.
      Enh, I have a hard time believing that this would be THAT much better than something like a GS350 in the snow given equivalent tires. Both cars are going to be limited by ground clearance in anything over ~4-5 inches of snow.

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      08-23-2019 10:28 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by mrothwell View Post
      Enh, I have a hard time believing that this would be THAT much better than something like a GS350 in the snow given equivalent tires. Both cars are going to be limited by ground clearance in anything over ~4-5 inches of snow.
      Given equivalent tires like all seasons? Maybe snow tires yes.

      I lived in Chicago years ago when there were huge snow storms and my ES300 with all-season tires was a tank in the snow.

      Almost unstoppable in up to 6 - 8 inches. I don't think a RWD GS350 would be the same.

    24. 08-23-2019 10:30 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by 6cylVWguy View Post
      Seems like a good transmission away from being an interesting option. If it's the same transmission as what in all the other Camry's, no thanks. Of course, I'd like a manual, but I know that's not happening. But at least some type of sporty auotmatic---or recalibration of the current unit might be ok. As much as I love a NA V6, in this price range, I'd still probably opt for a GTI or perhaps a CTR. If I want something that's actually sporty that's what I'd get.


      I am sure people cross shop a CTR with a Camry all the time.

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      08-23-2019 10:52 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by bombardi View Post
      So are we over the RWD/manual standard now?
      I am just a realist man. And if we are being totally honest, a Camry V6 w/ torque vectored AWD, faster steering and snappier transmission programming would probably be MORE fun to drive than the average 2.0T sport sedan...for less money. Better engine note, better power delivery (no peg legging). And of course Camry reliability and room. A hair too big for me but not a terrible concept overall IMO

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      08-23-2019 10:54 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by col.mustard View Post
      OP, I received the same ad on my FB page yesterday as well. If i needed a boring 4dr family car, I would def look at the camry, they're great looking IMO. Our friends just picked up the '19 Camry hybrid. We'll be taking a long drive in it up to NYC next month. I'm interested to see how it compares to their old '06 camry hybrid.




      explanation & pictures please.
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