'07 Camry:why no side panels?

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Old 21 Aug 2006, 10:56 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default '07 Camry:why no side panels?

My new car has no side panels to protect the doors from bumps. Any guesses
why not?
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Old 22 Aug 2006, 04:46 am   #2 (permalink)
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"s_landa" <s_landa@bellsouth.com> wrote in message
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> My new car has no side panels to protect the doors from bumps. Any
> guesses
> why not?


Cheapo accountants strike again?
Profits before customer satisfaction?
Big-manufacturer mentality?


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Old 23 Aug 2006, 10:27 am   #3 (permalink)
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s_landa wrote:
> My new car has no side panels to protect the doors from bumps. Any guesses
> why not?


Another stupid design decision. I notice that every other new car on
the road has them. I have a 2007 Camry and these are a few other things
that drive me crazy:

1. 2 months old and the cheesy cloth covering my door arm rest is
already visably worn. I reported this to 2 dealers and the Toyota 800
line but they don't care.

2. In twilight or on cloudy days the dashboard lights dim and brighten
every time I go under a tree or underpass. There should be a 1 or 2
minute time delay before it changes. Again I reported this to both a
dealer and Toyota but they don't care.

3. The transmission behavior is awful (V6 6 spd automatic). It often
can't decide what to do. Shifts up and down (hard) at the strangest
times or won't shift when it should, especially when cold. Dealer says
it is normal (???) and I should always warm up the car for 10 minutes
before I drive it (???). Toyota never responded to the case I opened on
the 800 line. If this is normal performance it is the worst designed
transmission I've ever had.

There is more (5 trips to the shop in 2 months, 2 check engine lights)
but I'll spare you.

Sorry to vent but I now hate this car. I should have bought an Accord.

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Old 25 Aug 2006, 02:40 pm   #4 (permalink)
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I just checked my wife's eight day old Camry and the arm rest shows signs of
wear. I will report it to Toyota and the BBB.
"Laker" <dwz3591@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> s_landa wrote:
>> My new car has no side panels to protect the doors from bumps. Any
>> guesses
>> why not?

>
> Another stupid design decision. I notice that every other new car on
> the road has them. I have a 2007 Camry and these are a few other things
> that drive me crazy:
>
> 1. 2 months old and the cheesy cloth covering my door arm rest is
> already visably worn. I reported this to 2 dealers and the Toyota 800
> line but they don't care.
>
> 2. In twilight or on cloudy days the dashboard lights dim and brighten
> every time I go under a tree or underpass. There should be a 1 or 2
> minute time delay before it changes. Again I reported this to both a
> dealer and Toyota but they don't care.
>
> 3. The transmission behavior is awful (V6 6 spd automatic). It often
> can't decide what to do. Shifts up and down (hard) at the strangest
> times or won't shift when it should, especially when cold. Dealer says
> it is normal (???) and I should always warm up the car for 10 minutes
> before I drive it (???). Toyota never responded to the case I opened on
> the 800 line. If this is normal performance it is the worst designed
> transmission I've ever had.
>
> There is more (5 trips to the shop in 2 months, 2 check engine lights)
> but I'll spare you.
>
> Sorry to vent but I now hate this car. I should have bought an Accord.
>



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Old 26 Aug 2006, 08:36 am   #5 (permalink)
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I checked my arm rests on an 07 Camry CE with only 850 miles on it,
it's already starting to have some "permanent" markings (i.e., it's not
due to the knap of the arm rest). I haven't contacted my dealer yet.


Also, I noticed that either the rearview mirror or the rear window is
warped... when I look through the rearview, and move my head from left
to right, I can clearly see serious optical defects giving it a warped
appearance. I don't think it's intentional because it's not
symmetric.

I think i'll just put some duct tape on the arm rest, take off the
mirror, and put a gun rack in the back window... that'll fix'er up
real purdy.



Laker wrote:
> s_landa wrote:
> > My new car has no side panels to protect the doors from bumps. Any guesses
> > why not?

>
> Another stupid design decision. I notice that every other new car on
> the road has them. I have a 2007 Camry and these are a few other things
> that drive me crazy:
>
> 1. 2 months old and the cheesy cloth covering my door arm rest is
> already visably worn. I reported this to 2 dealers and the Toyota 800
> line but they don't care.
>
> 2. In twilight or on cloudy days the dashboard lights dim and brighten
> every time I go under a tree or underpass. There should be a 1 or 2
> minute time delay before it changes. Again I reported this to both a
> dealer and Toyota but they don't care.
>
> 3. The transmission behavior is awful (V6 6 spd automatic). It often
> can't decide what to do. Shifts up and down (hard) at the strangest
> times or won't shift when it should, especially when cold. Dealer says
> it is normal (???) and I should always warm up the car for 10 minutes
> before I drive it (???). Toyota never responded to the case I opened on
> the 800 line. If this is normal performance it is the worst designed
> transmission I've ever had.
>
> There is more (5 trips to the shop in 2 months, 2 check engine lights)
> but I'll spare you.
>
> Sorry to vent but I now hate this car. I should have bought an Accord.


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Old 26 Aug 2006, 05:02 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Call Toyota and have it documented. I noticed the wear with only 220 miles.
"Ben" <jbenjam@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>I checked my arm rests on an 07 Camry CE with only 850 miles on it,
> it's already starting to have some "permanent" markings (i.e., it's not
> due to the knap of the arm rest). I haven't contacted my dealer yet.
>
>
> Also, I noticed that either the rearview mirror or the rear window is
> warped... when I look through the rearview, and move my head from left
> to right, I can clearly see serious optical defects giving it a warped
> appearance. I don't think it's intentional because it's not
> symmetric.
>
> I think i'll just put some duct tape on the arm rest, take off the
> mirror, and put a gun rack in the back window... that'll fix'er up
> real purdy.
>
>
>
> Laker wrote:
>> s_landa wrote:
>> > My new car has no side panels to protect the doors from bumps. Any
>> > guesses
>> > why not?

>>
>> Another stupid design decision. I notice that every other new car on
>> the road has them. I have a 2007 Camry and these are a few other things
>> that drive me crazy:
>>
>> 1. 2 months old and the cheesy cloth covering my door arm rest is
>> already visably worn. I reported this to 2 dealers and the Toyota 800
>> line but they don't care.
>>
>> 2. In twilight or on cloudy days the dashboard lights dim and brighten
>> every time I go under a tree or underpass. There should be a 1 or 2
>> minute time delay before it changes. Again I reported this to both a
>> dealer and Toyota but they don't care.
>>
>> 3. The transmission behavior is awful (V6 6 spd automatic). It often
>> can't decide what to do. Shifts up and down (hard) at the strangest
>> times or won't shift when it should, especially when cold. Dealer says
>> it is normal (???) and I should always warm up the car for 10 minutes
>> before I drive it (???). Toyota never responded to the case I opened on
>> the 800 line. If this is normal performance it is the worst designed
>> transmission I've ever had.
>>
>> There is more (5 trips to the shop in 2 months, 2 check engine lights)
>> but I'll spare you.
>>
>> Sorry to vent but I now hate this car. I should have bought an Accord.

>



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