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Hi, I'm starting to think about a future purchase of a used 2012+ Camry xle. I've become concerned that tape players may not exist. Hopefully CD's remain for a while. I currently ride 2003 Camry XLE 2.4L, automatic. Excellent condition. I've been using audiotapes for long time and the 2003 has both tape and CD player.

Are tape players still offered in the 2012 and above Camrys, especially XLE model? Or please let me know which years and models provide the tape player.
I imagine a tape player could be added on my own. But wondering about my question first.

Thanks so much!
Massachusetts
 

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I want to say that I'm certain it isn't an option. I was shocked to see a 07 with one stock some time back...best as I can remember.
 

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I want to say that I'm certain it isn't an option. I was shocked to see a 07 with one stock some time back...best as I can remember.
You sure? Toyota doesn't spec a tape player at all for the 07. I know the 07 Avalon had a tape player still, but not the Camry.

I imagine CD's will be around for a few more years until they start killing them off like they did in laptops.
 

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The Gen 5 2002-2006 was the last Camry that had a tape/CD combo. The 2007+ have only CD with MP3 capability. I'm not really a high tech person, but I haven't used tapes since 2002-2003 and haven't used CD's in the past 8+ years. I've used MP3 till 2011, but since I bough my 12' Camry I'm using USB and external HDD only. You don't need a tape or even CD in your next car, just put all your favorite songs on USB or HDD drive, it's more convinient, quicker, easier to search and the quality is so much better.
 

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Gen 5 were the last camrys to have the Tape deck with CD player. I think they stopped offered starting with the Gen 5.5 (2005-2006)

I owned a Gen 5.5 and it didn't come with a tape deck. My dad's Gen 5 (2003-2004) did though. My friend has a Gen 6.
 

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You sure? Toyota doesn't spec a tape player at all for the 07. I know the 07 Avalon had a tape player still, but not the Camry.

I imagine CD's will be around for a few more years until they start killing them off like they did in laptops.
Yep^
Our 2016 Ram 1500 doesn't have a CD player. It's an option for like $265 or something and they put it in the center console. Didn't go with it because don't use CDs.
 

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2006 makes sense as I have not seen an OEM tape deck newer than 2006 in a long time, at least in other Toyota and Chrysler applications. I remember a friend's family being told it wasn't even available when they bought their 2008 Rav 4.

I have a tape deck/CD/CD Changer/Aux Chrysler combination OEM radio in my 2006 Jeep Wrangler (backup dd/toy) and have a small tape case with about 10 tapes for it. The tapes I have are all generally rare old recordings and albums that you are not going to find online and/or in a store. I kinda like the novelty for it too as it matches the old-school ruggedness feel of the Jeep. I tend to alternate between them, some CD's, and the small MP3 player that connects to the aux input for the radio.

However, I would be annoyed trying to listen to tapes in the camry as even poor quality MP3's stand out like a sore thumb. In the camry I almost soley listen to MP3's through a USB drive I have or Bluetooth via and rarely ever even use the radio, only for traffic reports. I would have to agree that converting the tapes to MP3s or finding better quality versions in MP3 makes more sense.
 
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