Exciting New Camry

Sneak Peak: 2018 Toyota Camry

Sneak Peak: 2018 Toyota Camry

Just before the end of the year, Toyota teased everyone with a snapshot of the next-generation Camry and while the Internet broke out in excitement, I was distracted trying to understand the point of the Mannequin Challenge…  Seriously, why did this thing catch on?! I digress, according to Digital Trends, the next-generation Camry is a sleek & sporty departure from Camry’s-past:

While the teaser only shows a sliver of the car,

we can see cues like thin LED taillights, a trunk-mounted spoiler, strong and swooping character lines, fake rear air vents, and large wheels

Styling aside, the new Camry will ride on the same modular platform that underpins the Prius – which is great news, considering that chassis is one of the best parts of the Prius – and will use both 2.5-liter four-cylinder and turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines. There are also rumors of a 3.5-liter, V6-powered TRD Camry to rival Ford’s Fusion Sport. The Camry line-p will be rounded out by a hybrid version due in 2018.

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You Ask, I Answer: First Time Car Buyer

You Ask

One of my favorite parts about writing this blog is the daily interaction I am able to have with readers like you.  Recently, I’ve received a lot of e-mails with questions–some of you want to know where I bought the sweater I’m wearing in a certain video while others have questions about Service Department specials…  A few days ago, I received an e-mail from someone and I want to share a portion of it, along with my answer, for you.  **If you have questions, feel free to e-mail me at christina.oaklawntoyota@gmail.com.  I LOVE hearing from you!**

Excerpt from Mrs. H.:

…my daughter is about to turn 18.  She’s a senior in high school and she’s working two jobs and maintaining her 3.7 GPA.  (Had to brag because I’m proud.) I want to help her find a safe, reliable, and good-looking car.  I’m going to pay for half of it.  Where do I start?  Do you have any tips for me?  What should we pay?  I’m trying to figure this out and I’m overwhelmed.  Do you have any advice for me?

Continue reading for my response to Mrs. H.!

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Cars.com 2015 American-Made Index

Toyota takes the top slots!

From Cars.com:

Cars with at least 75 percent domestic content are becoming an endangered species, and for the first time in the American-Made Index’s nine-year history, the list has fewer than 10 cars.  Cars.com’s American-Made Index recognizes cars that are built here, have a high percentage of domestic parts and are bought in large numbers by American consumers.

American Made

 

For the full list of American-made cars, click here.

Warning: This is NOT Real

Picture of 1993 Toyota Camry LE

Picture of 1993 Toyota Camry LE

For those of you not familiar with the website The Onion— it’s a fake news media online publication that generates silly/funny (sometimes crass) “news” stories.  I recently came across this one and had to share it with you all.  For the record, we think if your 1993 Toyota Camry is still running, there’s no need to get rid of it.

Just to reiterate, this is news satire and this story is NOT true.

From The Onion: “Saying it was simply time for drivers to move on, Toyota Motor Corp. issued a recall of its entire 1993 Camry model line Wednesday due to the fact that its owners really should have bought something new by now…”  To continue reading Toyota Recalls 1993 Camry Due To Fact That Owners Really Should Have Bought Something New By Now, click here!

Business Insider Reviews the Camry (MUST READ!)

Business Insider reviewed the 2015 Toyota Camry and according to them, it’s “perfect”! Seriously, I’m not lying, journalist MATTHEW DEBORD, writes:

As sedans go, the Camry is perfect. Not nearly perfect — but perfect.

When faced with tough weather conditions (like we’ve been experiencing the past few days!), the Camry “The Camry and its surefooted front-wheel-drive plowed through snowbanks, extracted itself from frigid slush puddles, fired up without hesitation in subfreezing temperatures, and at one point sloughed off a bumper-to-bumper carapace of ice by bringing to bear the full force of its engine, defrosters, and heaters.”

For the entire article, click on the link: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-2015-toyota-camry-is-a-family-sedan-that-can-handle-the-worst-a-new-york-winter-can-throw-at-it-2015-2#ixzz3Qnz06GqW

To learn more about the 2015 Toyota Camry and browse SPECIAL INTERNET pricing, click here!

2015 Toyota Camry XSE

2015 Toyota Camry XSE