To the commenter on the 17th of March, 2010.
Read the countries of origin, for the review written. Australia and New Zealand haven't had the unintended acceleration with any of their Australian made models, the Camry being one of them.
We haven't had anything like the problems you Americans have had with your Kentucky built Camrys, in fact, Australian made Camrys have been exported to quite a number of countries, over a period of close to fifteen years now, the Middle East being one of those export regions.
So, in future, may I suggest you take a good, hard look at the bigger picture?
On about a third of Camrys here in the US, if you look underneath, you see the exhaust pipe has rotated down so now the ground clearance is about 4 inches. This is low enough that the exhaust scrapes against speed bumps, so the drivers slow down to crawl. It makes it very annoying to be stuck behind a Camry is a neighborhood with speed bumps. It is because the Camry (also Lexus) does not have a hanger that keeps that from happening (like almost all other cars have.) The tight fit at the ends of exhaust pipe are supposed to stop that from happening, but often they don't stay tight.
Is this problem unique to US built Camrys? (I haven't been to other countries that have lots of Camrys, so I don't know.)
I agree with everything that was said here. Toyota's are built cheap, IN AMERICA.
Only American-built models had unintended acceleration.
Japanese car makers have never issued VOLUNTARY recalls, as all domestic car companies do. That is the main reason domestics have had more recalls. They CARE about their buyer's safety. Ford in 2007-08 recalled cars that were EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD for minor safety concerns. Can you even CONCEIVE of a Japanese company VOLUNTARILY recalling a car after the (pitifully SHORT) the warranty expires?? The law is now FORCING Toyota (AND Honda AND Nissan) to fix their many life-threatening defects. Yesterday I read that now Toyota is being FORCED to recall vehicles going back to the 90's. Before this is over, look for ALL Japanese makers to be FORCED to recall virtually every car they've built over the past two decades. The truth about Japanese "quality" is FINALLY coming out, although ONLY as a result of legal action and many unnecessary deaths. Our two Japanese cars (BOTH of which, incidentally, WERE built in Japan) were unreliable death traps. We now drive safe and reliable domestic vehicles.
Toyota cars and trucks can outlast and outperform most American cars. I used to be a Ford fan, but when I got my 98 Camry, I immediately saw the difference. They handle better and they are built to higher standards. Toyota has also brought manufacturing facilities to the US, whereas Ford, Chrysler and General Motors are sending their capabilities to Mexico and Canada etc.
I now own all Toyota vehicles; a 2010 Tundra, a 2011 Highlander, and a 2007 Sequoia.
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