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You are in the Toyota Camry
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Camry, Oil, Sedan
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Aug 27, 2001 (10:38 am)
feels NOTHING like a Camry or 9 seconds. Besides 0-60 isn't realistic for ANY car. Try 30-60, 60-90 or 40-60. Also handling is more important. Anytime you want to compare........ Besides, these cars are in different segments and appeal to different buyers.
I know I kinda invaded here, but I've always thought the Camry was overpriced. I will stick to the foreign competitors in that a loaded Accord is nowhere near the price of the same Toyota. And for the money (if I were to buy a FWD appliance), I'd get the TL-S, CL-S, 300M, V8 Aurora, or even the IS300. A friend bought a loaded Camry around 1994 (the "rounded" body style) and paid close to $29k back then. That's when a loaded Accord or Taurus/Sable went for about $20k.
#1764 of 8465 if you want to compare
Aug 27, 2001 (11:09 am)
passing times, and handling info, for example, between the Lincoln LS V6 and (since no new data are yet available) the 97-01 gen Camry V6, just take out the February 2000 issue of Car and Driver for the stats on the Lincoln, and for the Camry V6, Car and Driver has stats available in the June or July (can't remember offhand, my apologies) 1999 issue.
I will agree with you that 29K for a Camry in 1994 is absurd, and I imagine that the dealership that completely rooked your friend is very looking forward toward once again taking advantage of his/her financial ignorance. Think they could charge, say 36K$ and get away with it? Hmmn.
Aug 27, 2001 (11:41 am)
...couldn't help notice that the 2002 Camry's trunk lid and tail lights share some similarities with the current Hyundai Eccent...
#1767 of 8465 Camry 30K Service
Aug 27, 2001 (11:42 am)
My Camry LeV6 is due for 30K service. Until now, I have followed the Maintainence book & only changed oil & filter. The Book states the 30K service should have the oil filter changed apart from the standard, OIL / Filter, Rotate tires.
The Dealer ofcourse has a long list of points, including coolant, transamission etc etc. I live in Detroit & the dealer feels there's more wear & tear in the bad weather. Approx cost is $275.
Should I go by the dealer or by the book.
Thanks in advance.
#1768 of 8465 Autoweek Review
Aug 27, 2001 (12:48 pm)
Aug 27, 2001 (3:04 pm)
30 k for a camry was reasonable.....
hardly. maybe 25-26k for aloaded one. Yeah the car's good, but not that good.
Atleast if they are gonna want 30-32k for one, rename the darn car. Camry sounds CHEAP. Give it a new name with a little sizzle.
Camry....something you might name a small dog that gets run over or beaten up by neighbor dogs a lot.
Hell, Honda sells a 30k plus Accord but at least they have the decency to call it an Acura TL.
Aug 27, 2001 (3:06 pm)
Don't ever make a comparison of a Toyota to a Hyundai. YUCK! Toyota wins in every area except price.
If 3rd generation Camrys were going for similar prices as today....then today's Camry is a great deal.
#1771 of 8465 Autoweekly
Aug 27, 2001 (3:34 pm)
Has the camry and ill like the nissan please.
#1772 of 8465 drive it. Just try it the old fashioned way.
Aug 27, 2001 (3:47 pm)
I had a lot of Camry interest this weekend... specifically SE and V6. The V6 I demo'ed caught me by surprise. I had too thought it was a costly car to sell (they are pricy) but after having prospective buyers for one and going thru the entire car with them, including the 109-page Nav system manual, I am convinced that the SE V6 is worth every penny. The leather is soft and supple, love that rear sunshade, and the NAV system, with the 3-way tilt and tons of uses (calendar too!) and the smoothness of the drive and ride, the total quality inside and out, well, I could just go one here but I would encourage anyone 'net-sitting to do themselves a favor. Find an SE with the equipment codes HD GT GU CF and an MSRP of $30,544. Ask some salesperson at some dealership to take a little time with you and really look/feel this car in ride, drive, and performance. Handling is superb. The black pearl emblems and the brushed metal accents inside and the rear spoiler and such add the "classic" look as well. But, it's the quality and the handling and RIDE that convinced me.