By Joe on
2007 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Grown man loyal Toyota fan sitting here crying. Just came back from the dealer after trading in my lemon.Trans burned out-yes a Toyota Camry with a burnt trans at 110,000 and I babied the car for the 3 years it lived.Quote was $4500 new $2000 used trans.This was after $1300 blown #1 manifold 3 months earlier and the blown oil line $400 mentioned here before. Car was a gem up to 75,000 then my check book opened. Trans slippage between 1st and 2nd gear occurred since new and 1 day trans just blew. My letter to Toyota will sit on the pile they already have. Too big too fast is causing Toyota to become Chrysler. FYI-dealer bought the car-$7000. I bought it new for $28,000 3 yrs and 110,000 mi ago
Style. Utility of doing many things with 1 type of car. V6 power. Great mileage. AC/heated comfortable seats. Very comfortable/roomy for 4 adults. Assumed reliability. Closing of the competition gap good for us buyers.
Radio horrible. No fold down seats. Trans horrible.Oil line/manifold breaks and recalls galore. Lousy paint. Fix our broken hearts. Go back to doing what got you to #1 and keep doing it w/o letting greed, growth ,and assumptions of your customers.Your grand father Mr Toyoda would not be proud of your work