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Well, my parents finally sold the Camry that's been sitting in our garage for over four years. Bought new in May 2006 for $26k, using the HELOC. Came home from work today to find out they sold it to someone for $20k cash. I've always been a fan of Camrys, even before the Gen 6 came out, and when the first pics leaked, I fell in love, particularly with the SE V6. It all looked so promising. 268HP, 6-speed auto with sport mode, trunk v-brace, sport suspension, etc.


Then I joined this forum and became a part of this community. Not just the Gen 6 community, but the Toyotanation community as a whole. I learned how to detail through the detailing forum, with PB's help. I started the RKSport lip kit thread and then more people got interested and eventually started a group buy. I grew up on this forum, since 2006. It's 2010 now, and all these years the Camry has set in the garage, never really driven. I don't know why, my parents never let me really drive it for fear of dents and whatnot. Kind of funny how a car like a Camry ended up being a garage queen.

Ever since the car came out, I had a hunch about it, that it would be a success for Toyota. And my hunch was correct. Motor Trend would award it Car of the Year for 2007. Lotus would use it's engine for the Evora. Toyota would sell hundreds of thousands of them in the US. The past four years it sat in the garage, I did a few cosmetic mods. Installed a slim ballast HID kit from DDM, tinted fogs yellow and custom keyhole plugs (both thanks to Netforcer), LED interior and license plate light conversion, and Silverstar turning signals. I really took good care of it, always washed it, made sure there were no swirls, kept it waxed.

I will really miss this car. I need to remember that it is a car that is all over the place, it's not some rare exclusive car that you don't see everyday. Toyota sells hundreds of them everyday. It's a freaking Camry, a daily driver, for some people, a beater, not a garage queen, not a sports car. Although, that 268hp V6 can change minds. I've always been a fan of Mitsubishi Evolutions, I hope in the future I can own one. I can't keep resting my dreams of automobile ownership on a platform designed to carry families. I need to see that there are better cars out there, no matter how long I've been stuck on this one. I watched my friend drift his RX-7 FC3S at a drifting competition last week. I've been in a Corolla AE86 drifting on a windy road one rainy night. I've ridden in a Lancer Evolution IX hitting 140MPH, I've felt boost, I've felt drifting. Now I deduce, I can't do that in a Camry. I can't stay stuck on this car forever. Just want to say thank you for this community for always helping and supporting me, and most importantly, helping and watching me grow up. Until then, farewell...




 

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Wow mane.. 20k is pretty awesome cash for this car. I am about to buy 2007 BMW 335i with 35k miles for $22k and those people bought a camry for this amount. LOL

Was really nice having you.
 

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was it a garage ornament? Wasn;t it your DD ?

also how old are you now? I remember you from a while ago under a different screen name that i cant remember.

Especially when your mom originally tried selling the car ... :clap:

anyways, you will miss the car, but to tell you the truth ... you guys sure did get a good chunk of change back!

So what are you driving now that hte camry is gone?
 

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ohh snap were you .. PhantomGrey I think ? or PhantomLE ? something to do with the paint color phamtom grey and a toyota sienna lmao
 

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haha, I was PhantomGrey. I wish the Camry was my daily, I've been driving a 2008 Corolla CE for like a year now ><
 

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Damn, $20k for a 4-year old car?!? That's a sweet deal for your parents.

Good luck with your/your parents' next car choice.
 

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Good write-up, man. This is literally my first post but I can tell what you've basically been through on here from your write-up and I can tell you truly appreciate (understatement) the Camry. Don't sell yourself short about the Camry, though, because in a few years if and when you have a family, you will probably be back in the market for one. Maybe it'll be the newer version, maybe not, but it probably won't last forever. Trust me, I've had my share of cars, but when life calls, you must answer. Good luck.
 

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Your ex car still look brand new!! :lol:

Do you happen to keep the key hole plugs? :D
 

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GT-R, nope.. my parents didn't bother to take them out >< WTF. LOL. Things I got from it were my Broadway mirror and Air Spencer.. that's it. Should've take out the HID and LED bulbs..

CamrySExxx - I'm 19 now, haha I joined this forum when I was 15.
 

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Ahh so they left all the good stuff in there? :facepalm:
 

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Ahh so they left all the good stuff in there? :facepalm:
maybe that's why it sold for 20k cash! the parents told the buyers that this was a limited edition camry with upgraded lighting peripherals that illuminate your safety LOL
 

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:lol:
 

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Cool flashback.

Let us know what you or parents buy to replace the Camry.

Or drop by and make us drool with your new Evo once you get it!
 

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wow, bought at $26 and sold for $20, that's pretty good.

I bought mine at $36 and was having a hard time selling it at $14.
 

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mine was a garage queen till a few months ago

how many miles on it?
ur parents got a good deal
 

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sad to see the camry go Justin.

the camry was nice. i still miss ours even after a year of trading it. =/
 
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