Did you ever have anyone look into the rattle?
That's a whole 'nother topic.
In short, my 2003 Camry LE had a myriad of problems with rattles and squeaks. The dealer and I ended up in arbitration over that car, and the dealer finally gave me a "loaner" and they spent eight days disassembling the vehicle's interior trying to track down all the rattles and squeaks and noises.
They found pieces missing (body clips) and cables that had never been tied down and missing insulation and some other fishy stuff. They jokingly called it a "Monday" car.
I didn't think it was very funny. That car represented a MASSIVE
financial investment to me.
When I got the car back, it was a lot quieter, but it still had more than its fair share of noises.
There was a persistent noise in the dash, and they said that they'd never be able to track that one down without creating MORE rattles. I believed them.
The 2012 seems much more put together. And this time, I bought the XLE, and thus far (2000 miles later), I'm real impressed with how quiet it rides.