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Well. here's the scoop from what I believe is a reliable source that just returned from the Toyota port in Jacksonville, Florida.
The new 3.3 liter V6 VVT-i engine will be in the '04 Solara, Camry SE, Highlander, Avalon and mini-vans. The new engine will also be used in the new Lexus ES330 and RX330 as expected. The Camry with V6 engines (except SE model) will continue to receive the 3.0 liter VVT-i until the current inventory is depleted. It is thought the inventory of 3.0 liter VVT-i engines will last through approximately mid-year.
I was also told the '04 Camry V6 would have a 5-speed automatic transmission, electronically controlled with intelligence (ECT-i), like the '03 Lexus ES300 uses.
Oh well, I was really looking forward to getting the new 3.3 liter V6 engine with higher horsepower and torque but I'll have to be satisfied with the 3.0 VVT-i engine unless I want to wait. And I don't want to wait!
Last edited by Kooter; 07-09-2003 at 06:58 PM.