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Camry Freak
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Like the title says, it's time to say goodbye to my 1998 Camry. I really love the car, but I just graduated college and found a job, so it's time to trade in.

New car will be a 2007 Camry Hybrid
Blue Ribbon Metallic with ash interior.
Sunroof & Heated Mirrors
Bodyside moldings

My reason for chosing the hybrid over the regular camry is that my new job requires me to sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic every morning... and it's about a 30 mile commute.

What really sold me was how it handled in snow. I test drove a hybrid model in really slippery conditions, and purposely tried to get it to spin-out while turning a corner- and it wouldn't. The VSC really planted the car right where it needed to go. I tried several times to get it to spin out- with no luck.

I placed my order 3 days ago- and luckily they just built one on the 30th in Japan that is exactly what I want, and it's headed my way. It should be here sometime next week, hopefully.
 

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Still confused...
95 camry coupe v6
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out with the old and in with the new.

glad to see you're staying in the camry coomunity :thumbup:
 

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Camry Freak
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Discussion Starter · #6 · (Edited)
111,000 miles on the 1998. I really love it, and it's been extremely reliable... it's just that it's starting to get to the age where things start to go- (mainly the stuff that's supposed to wear out) and it gets pricey to fix. (Suspension, exhaust, belts and hoses, and so on) I have a hard time putting all of that money into a car that's only worth about $3000ish. I suppose you could make the arguement that it's cheaper to spend $2000 to maintain my current car than to spend all of the money on the new car- but hey- I was looking for an excuse to buy a new car anyway...

http://www.toyotanation.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/4220/cat/522
 

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Camry Freak
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Trading it in. I don't want to be a used car salesman. Plus, I'd feel awful if I sold it to someone privately, and then it would break down one week later. At least the dealership will look it over and make sure that it's running right (at least in theory).
 
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