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Old 10 Jan 2006, 05:19 pm   #1 (permalink)
Built_Well
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The new 2007 Camry, expected at dealerships in March, sure
does look sytlish.

What do you think of the conventional advice to
avoid a new car model's first year of production and wait
for the second year, when possible problems with the car
may have been ironed out at the plant?
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Old 10 Jan 2006, 05:56 pm   #2 (permalink)
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In article <YMadnbAUYbiD31neRVn-uQ@sysmatrix.net>,
"Built_Well" <bw@bbbb.com> wrote:

> The new 2007 Camry, expected at dealerships in March, sure
> does look sytlish.
>
> What do you think of the conventional advice to
> avoid a new car model's first year of production and wait
> for the second year, when possible problems with the car
> may have been ironed out at the plant?


It seems unwarranted with my '03 Matrix and seems like it might have
been a good idea with my '04 Chevy Colorado.
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Old 10 Jan 2006, 07:25 pm   #3 (permalink)
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On Tue, 10 Jan 2006 18:19:13 -0500, Built_Well wrote:

> The new 2007 Camry, expected at dealerships in March, sure
> does look sytlish.
>
> What do you think of the conventional advice to
> avoid a new car model's first year of production and wait
> for the second year, when possible problems with the car
> may have been ironed out at the plant?


That's what I thought when I bought my '80 Corolla SR-5

The damn thing only went 224,000 miles, and blew a water pump about
halfway.

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A young girl I know told me I drive like an old man

I told her, actually, I drive like Mario Andretti.
It's just that too many other people on the road
drive like Paul Tracy...

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Old 11 Jan 2006, 10:21 am   #4 (permalink)
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"Built_Well" <bw@bbbb.com> wrote in message
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> The new 2007 Camry, expected at dealerships in March, sure
> does look sytlish.
>
> What do you think of the conventional advice to
> avoid a new car model's first year of production and wait
> for the second year, when possible problems with the car
> may have been ironed out at the plant?


You may find the body panels have some minor cosmetic issues that they
didn't have time to get fixed. Like above the fuel tank filling door, around
the door handles, along door edges.

This may not bother you, however. Very few people actually notice these
issues.

Regards,

Robin


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Old 11 Jan 2006, 11:48 am   #5 (permalink)
NickySantoro
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On Tue, 10 Jan 2006 18:19:13 -0500, "Built_Well" <bw@bbbb.com> wrote:

>The new 2007 Camry, expected at dealerships in March, sure
>does look sytlish.
>
> What do you think of the conventional advice to
>avoid a new car model's first year of production and wait
>for the second year, when possible problems with the car
>may have been ironed out at the plant?


It depends upon how much of the change is sheet metal and how much is
running gear. I wouldn't bee concerned if it is not a major change.
Unlike the meatwhistles in Detroit, the Japanese seem to pre-test
designs better. Their corporate culture seems to be looking ahead to
the next decade, not the next quarter.
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Old 11 Jan 2006, 12:29 pm   #6 (permalink)
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consumer reports recommends waiting a year or two after new models go on
sale. gives the co a little time to work the bugs out. when the new 02
camry came out there were a few more problems with them than the 01 and
2000.

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Old 12 Jan 2006, 06:29 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Built_Well wrote:
> The new 2007 Camry, expected at dealerships in March, sure
> does look sytlish.
>
> What do you think of the conventional advice to
> avoid a new car model's first year of production and wait
> for the second year, when possible problems with the car
> may have been ironed out at the plant?


I saw a study on this recently, I believe in Consumer Reports. This
wisdom was generally true for most auto makers, but Toyota was one of
the very few (two?) who had low defects in each year, beginning with
the first year. I think Honda or Nissan was another.

I'd probably just go for it. My 1993 Nissan Altima (first year of the
car) is still running at well over 250K miles. Very few issues and
most only recently.

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