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Some of the things being "optional", like the JBL and power seats, was done so they could advertise the price as being less. 99.9% of the cars on the lots will have these features, usually part of a package, because Toyota knows most customers will want them. You'll hardly ever see a "bare bones" model unless specifically ordered. The folding rear seats, were surprisingly, hated by a lot of customers on the XLE because you couldn't fold down the seats with the feature and it was always standard and not optional. Some things might eventually become standard and added back again as the car's newness wears off and they slowly creep the price up each model year.
I will say this, they totally screwed the pooch on the colors. Why did they get rid of Blue Ribbon Metallic and Spruce Mica? They were great colors and Spruce Mica had a short run. Both were dumped with no replacement, but they decided to give us another grey while keeping Magnetic Grey. Da fuck? No more Green or Dark Blue Camrys. Oh joy...
Kristy, are you as a dealer able give feedback to Toyota about things like the color changes? If enough dealers did, I'm sure they would take action.
1991 Toyota Camry 40,000 mi
1994 Toyota Pickup 96,000 mi
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 59,000 mi
2006 BMW 330i Sedan 152,000 mi
2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 110,000 mi
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