Sheesh man, I didn't mean to pinch a nerve and cause that big of a reply. But I've been there where I had buyer's remorse and spent months talking up my decision online to try and justify it to myself. I really didn't mean to upset you. Also, I agree that the fact I had to shop around is ridiculous. But no car is perfect and all things considered, Camry beat all other choices I tried. I spent 3 entire months car shopping, driving everything in midsize segment, both new and used. I did my homework and found one without wind noise. If you rush through a buying process that you have to live with for next 10 years, you will undoubtedly make a mistake.There are many people on this thread that were not afforded the ability to find a noise less Camry. They are now stuck with Camrys that are noisy and very irritating to drive. Just the fact that you had to shop around and test drive them until you found an EERILY quiet one makes me want to laugh. Nothing screams quality and caring about customers than them having to selectively find a car that is..GASP..quiet.The fact you talk about your RAV4 not having wind noise means you have wind noise and need to justify the trade to yourself. Self-validation. I got quirks with my Camry but at least it's vault quiet. I knew about this complaint so when I started shopping, I drove them until I found one that was earrie quiet. One SE was beyond bad, horrific. My Camry has a 07/31/2018 build date and it's super quiet.
The Camry I had? It was silent and I had zero complaint about wind noise for 35,000 miles. Then I was in an accident. Upon receiving the repaired vehicle back, I noticed the horrid noise within 30 seconds of driving from the repair shop. It was about the amount of time that it took to get up to 30-35 mph. That is the speed, which you probably know, that the noise starts to happen at. I then proceeded to deal with the collision center and THREE dealerships as they told me that they heard nothing and that it was normal. Sorry, F that I do not have the time.
Now, on to your silly message board psychological evaluation of why I posted here. It is very gusty and windy right now where I am. While I was driving, I heard whistling wind noises and had flashbacks to the misery I dealt with for thousands of miles in the Camry. You know the Camry I am talking about, right? I then remembered this thread, and how I had prematurely judged the noises on the 2018 Rav4 I have now. I then thought it worth mentioning that there is actually very little noise that is irritating, it is normal. I have zero need to validate or justify my trade in to myself, and especially not to some anonymous person online. I am extremely happy with the Rav4, much more so than I was with the Camry-and that is before the noise issue. Trading it in is not some big financial disaster for me. While I took a hit in terms of value, I am lucky enough where money is not really a major issue for me. Others in this thread are not so lucky, and I feel badly for them having to be stuck with noise.
I am glad that you are happy with your silent Camry. I was happy with mine, until the work done to it made it miserable to drive. Hopefully you are never faced with repairing damage to your Camry. You may find that it is highly irritating to drive afterwards. I would be crossing my fingers were I you <img src="http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/images/ToyotaNation_2014/smilies/tango_face_wink.png" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />