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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Group,
Why is it so darn hard to get a Camry Solara. The basic package is with
a manual transmission, but you can't get one anywhere. Why does Toyota
advertise manual transmissions for Solara's but you can't get one. I'm
almost convinced that Toyota puts the manual in its advertisements to say to
GM and Honda etc that they have the low price leader.

Frustrated
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
"ajocius" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Group,
> Why is it so darn hard to get a Camry Solara. The basic package is
> with a manual transmission, but you can't get one anywhere. Why does
> Toyota advertise manual transmissions for Solara's but you can't get one.
> I'm almost convinced that Toyota puts the manual in its advertisements to
> say to GM and Honda etc that they have the low price leader.
>
> Frustrated

The regional Toyota distributors are the ones who decide which options to
order from the factory. These decisions are made months in advance. If the
distributor orders one, and you dealer requests one from the distributor,
then you can get one.

If the distributor in your region does not supply Solaras with manual
transmissions to dealers, then inquire with dealers in other states that use
a different distributor (they are geographically based).
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
15 years ago, it would be a problem, but not today. You have a phone and a
computer, right? I'm in SoCal and wanted a Tacoma 4wd in June 04. Nothing
in the area. One deal in san Francisco died when the dealer increased the
price $1000 at delivery, so I found one in Salem, Oregon. It's early in the
model year, unlike June 04, so start dialing.


"ajocius" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s72...
> Group,
> Why is it so darn hard to get a Camry Solara. The basic package is
> with a manual transmission, but you can't get one anywhere. Why does
> Toyota advertise manual transmissions for Solara's but you can't get one.
> I'm almost convinced that Toyota puts the manual in its advertisements to
> say to GM and Honda etc that they have the low price leader.
>
> Frustrated
>
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Well I ordered the Solara in May and for the time being cancelled the order
in late November. Went the entire summer without a single hit. The dealer
said that there was one in Boston that met my criteria. But shipping was a
problem. The dealer has to pickup the shipping costs. After the winter,
its another try for the Solara and an Accord EX. They both drive about the
same.

Tony


"Mark A" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "ajocius" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]_s72...
>> Group,
>> Why is it so darn hard to get a Camry Solara. The basic package is
>> with a manual transmission, but you can't get one anywhere. Why does
>> Toyota advertise manual transmissions for Solara's but you can't get one.
>> I'm almost convinced that Toyota puts the manual in its advertisements to
>> say to GM and Honda etc that they have the low price leader.
>>
>> Frustrated

> The regional Toyota distributors are the ones who decide which options to
> order from the factory. These decisions are made months in advance. If the
> distributor orders one, and you dealer requests one from the distributor,
> then you can get one.
>
> If the distributor in your region does not supply Solaras with manual
> transmissions to dealers, then inquire with dealers in other states that
> use a different distributor (they are geographically based).
>
 
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