What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

Interesting fact about auto manufacturers:
Their interiors are sometimes provided by different suppliers under similar quality standards and often different plants have different parts. I see this frequently with Toyota, although Hyundai has done it in the past as well. They’re often different enough that the patterns won’t fit on the seats for a car built in the other plant.

Illustration for article titled Economy of Scale

For example, if I’m ordering an interior kit for an 18 Camry, I have to know whether it’s built in Japan or the US. For 07-17 Camry I had to know whether it was built in Kentucky (11th VIN Character U) or Indiana (11th VIN character R). With the Corolla, cars built in Canada (VIN begins with 2) and US (VIN starts with 5) are completely different under the seat skins.

It’s like this with some others, too.


Share This Story

Get our newsletter