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PranK

TRD Camry and Avalon: are they getting the TRD badge too easily?

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https://www.caradvice.com.au/704965/toyota-camry-avalon-trd/

 

I think they look ok. Not brilliant but ok. I was expecting to read an article about body kits and rims being the only upgrades but it seems they might actually be ok. Better suspension, better brakes and 19s. No extra power though but I think 224kw is pretty good.

 

But. They are still FWD. And they are still just bolt ons.

 

Should they be badged TRD? Maybe Toyota needs to bring back the Sportivo badges?

 

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They look like they got more good bits then the trd hilux that we got 

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In a market where Toyota sell primarily taxis to taxi drivers/owners and 50+ year old Asians (so long as the car is silver)......does it really matter?

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3 hours ago, PranK said:

 

https://www.caradvice.com.au/704965/toyota-camry-avalon-trd/

 

I think they look ok. Not brilliant but ok. I was expecting to read an article about body kits and rims being the only upgrades but it seems they might actually be ok. Better suspension, better brakes and 19s. No extra power though but I think 224kw is pretty good.

 

But. They are still FWD. And they are still just bolt ons.

 

Should they be badged TRD? Maybe Toyota needs to bring back the Sportivo badges? emoji1.png

 

 

Heck, boy racers/ricers will buy TRD badges to put on their hand-me-down Camrys and Corollas anyways so what difference does it make? LOL

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9 hours ago, GTSBoy said:

In a market where Toyota sell primarily taxis to taxi drivers/owners and 50+ year old Asians (so long as the car is silver)......does it really matter?

You forgot the Indians. They're getting richer now and can afford the higher trim levels.

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37 minutes ago, niZmO_Man said:

You forgot the Indians. They're getting richer now and can afford the higher trim levels.

Indians are Asians too unless you’re referring to the American variety. 

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11 hours ago, r32-25t said:

They look like they got more good bits then the trd hilux that we got 

What a sham that was! 

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56 minutes ago, Robocop2310 said:

Indians are Asians too unless you’re referring to the American variety. 

We're in Australia mate.

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1 minute ago, niZmO_Man said:

We're in Australia mate.

Australian Indians then :rofl2:

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Haha yeah, for those of you playing outside of Australia, people with Indian subcontinent heritage isn't grouped with Asians like in the UK but have their own grouping (curry/curries or just Indians haha).

 

Back on topic, Nismo, M, AMG are trim levels now so I don't see why TRD can't be one either. Shame the predator face design jumped from Lexus to Camrys.

But yeah, upgraded suspension, lighter wheels, bigger brakes. Those are decent upgrades. Camry comes with 300hp engine now, what a time to be alive.

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Lets make sure our talk of other races remains respectful.

300HP is more than an R32/3/4 GTR. 

 

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I read good things about the original TRD Avalons, and I thought they looked pretty good too. These ones... i'm not a fan. This type of tuning seems to be the new entry level norm. I'm thinking C43 AMG etc. 

Also I think we are entering another phase of overdone styling. The amount of plastic manufacturers are putting on their cars is starting to bug me. I think 18 year old me would have liked these, 30 year old me says no.

And I'm still angry they slapped an RZ badge on a Camry. 😡

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10 minutes ago, Dose Pipe Sutututu said:

Race Spec Camrys (Camries?), of course they need the TRD badge !

 

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The scrape matches the vent! Good attention to detail. 

1 minute ago, Steve85 said:

I read good things about the original TRD Avalons, and I thought they looked pretty good too. These ones... i'm not a fan. This type of tuning seems to be the new entry level norm. I'm thinking C43 AMG etc. 

Also I think we are entering another phase of overdone styling. The amount of plastic manufacturers are putting on their cars is starting to bug me. I think 18 year old me would have liked these, 30 year old me says no.

And I'm still angry they slapped an RZ badge on a Camry. 😡

Yeah, I hear this. Bodywork on lots of new cars just looks heavy and cumbersome.

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1 hour ago, niZmO_Man said:

We're in Australia mate.

Ha Ha...so next are we going to suggest the Filipinos are also non Asian?

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I'm not going down that path haha.

 

Yeah the RZ badge, was an interesting one... maybe the new Supra will have an RZ trim too?

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23 minutes ago, niZmO_Man said:

I'm not going down that path haha.

 

Yeah the RZ badge, was an interesting one... maybe the new Supra will have an RZ trim too?

I heard the new Supra is going to be called a TRD Camry! No...but seriously, TRD badges on eBay are outselling the fake cheap GTR ones. Lol

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55 minutes ago, niZmO_Man said:

I'm not going down that path haha.

 

Yeah the RZ badge, was an interesting one... maybe the new Supra will have an RZ trim too?

The new Supra has an m sport trim.

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5 minutes ago, PranK said:

The new Supra has an m sport trim.

BMW collab?

 

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BMW collab?
 
More like BMW with Toyota (or TRD) badges.

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