I am not quite sure what to think about this. For a while now, i have noticed a change in the way auto manufacturers make their cars, specifically in the design of the exterior door handles. When they first started doing this back in about 1999, I noticed it, but not to the extent that I have now. Now, pretty much all car comapines are changing their door handles from the traditional stlye, as can be seen on the Camry (up til the 2002 model), to the one that is currently featured on the '02-'05 Camry. I wondered if anyone knew if there was a particular reason for this or not. I know it obviosly has the benefit of not cracking in half like the older style. Also, here is my speculation... I know that the ADA laws regulated for public buildings to change their doorknobs to the kind that jut out and look like a hook for disabled people who don't have fingers. Could this be the possible reason why the car handles are changing too? Although I can't really imagine a person with a hook or two driving.