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You are in the Toyota Camry
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Toyota Camry, Oil, Sedan
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Aug 19, 2002 (3:09 pm)
The 2003 Accord and 2003 Camry are both on my mom's list ( the Altima is a little too "crude",the Avalon is for "old" people , she is 64 , US cars have too many problems, the Mazda 6 - ? )
You should go with the Camry, but make sure you get a Japanese made model. The Kentucky made Camrys will probably suffer integrity problems that a Japanese equivalent Camry would likely never have. My Japanese made 1991 Camry LE (which I bought off my mother so she could buy her next car, a Toyota Avalon) is still solid after nearly 11 years on the road, no rattles and no squeaks. My mother's 1999 Avalon XLS (Platinum Edition) made in Kentucky, while it's a good car overall, it has numerous interior squeaks and rattles. It's because of this why my mother is trading it in on a new Lexus ES 300 in a few months.
You will however still get a bunch of miles out of a Camry, no matter where it was assembled.
#4280 of 8465 I miss my old mechanical odometer
Aug 20, 2002 (11:37 am)
I have a 99 LE with 99,250 miles. It has been a very nice and dependable car. I am looking foreward to the 100,000 mark but it is just not the same with the darn new digital computerized odometer. The feeling of the 99999 'rolling' over has been lost. Now it all happens in a fraction of a second. Just a minor observation.
As far as selling it, I think I might be better off 'giving it' to my son who turns 17 in 9 months when it will have about 120,000 on it. I imagine the dealers will not give me what it is worth.
Aug 21, 2002 (10:00 pm)
Hey Ralph-Malpha, my opinion of the '02 Camry stands no matter what you say. The seat is not contoured to give maximum comfort (or minimum for that matter) which you should get for a car this price, the dashboard looks like a rectangular box glued to the back of the hood (extremely bland and ugly - perhaps this is why you like it so much), and the 4 cy is LAME. The dash blows so much it reminds me of an old Chevy Citation. I don't need your advice...after driving it, I couldn't get away from it quick enough. I then drove a '99 GLE V6 which blew away the '02. Better inside styling by far, comfortable seats and it was quick and cornered well in spite of the 3" tires or whatever your crap comment regarding the tires was. By the way I have an Acura 3.5 RL so I think I can judge styling, comfort and performance in an automobile. Say hello to Richie Cunningham and the Fonz for me.
Aug 22, 2002 (6:20 am)
Getting a little personal in the above post!
Re lame 4-cylinder: I test drove the 4-cyl 5 speed and found it to be just a hair slower (feeling anyway - did not have a stopwatch) than my brothers '98 Maxima v-6 5-speed - and it was about as smooth and quiet. It is certainly faster and smoother than my 5-speed Integra (of course handling is another matter).
The automatic may be a different story, but I doubt by too much.
#4283 of 8465 the 4-cylinder
Aug 22, 2002 (8:10 am)
This is the first time I've read about someone saying that the new Toyota 4-cylinder is "lame". It's a modern engine using very sophisticated technology (VVT-i has even been seen as a greater, more usable technology in everyday life than the Honda VTEC), while gaining in power from its predecessor while reducing emissions. I wouldn't say this is lame.
The 2003 Accord will use a 4-cylinder as its base engine that's comparable to Toyota's in term of power. The new Accord is hardly lame either.
Aug 22, 2002 (8:48 am)
I think that dude was driving a Corsica...not a Camry!
Aug 22, 2002 (2:00 pm)
Umm, folks. Let's remember a couple of things.
Debate opinions, debate facts, debate ideas, debate wishes, whatever. But please remember that the concept of civility and respect in our conversations is really the cornerstone of the Town Hall. If you disagree with someone else's opinion, express that disagreement without attacking the person (or the person's name, or associations or anything of the sort).
And we all need to keep in mind that styling is purely subjective. What I like you might hate and what I hate you might like. That does not make either of us wrong or right. It just makes us different.
And THAT is a good thing.
Aug 22, 2002 (4:21 pm)
I've posted here and on other Edmund's chat boards a few times. I need some expert or other wise sound advice. I have a 5 year lease on a 2000 Camry CE. I'm exactly 2 years into the lease. No problems to speak of with the car, just very minor sqeaks. I would like very much to get out of my lease because of financial reasons. I've read Edmund's advice on terminating leases and understand most of it. I'm lopsided on my car because I was too stupid to see what the Toyota dealer was doing when they added in my other vehicle with my current one. The car is in mint condition with 9,700 miles. It also has the power group package. I know what Edmund's TMV gives as a trade in so I would lose my butt if trading it in. I've tried the other alternative, that is selling it out right and finding someone to assume my lease - no luck on either. Sorry for the long winded background. What I would like an opinion on is this: Would it be better to try and keep paying the lease payment (310.63/month)for 3 more years and negotiate a purchase of the car? or... With all the great car deals, try getting the best trade in on something like a new Hyundai Accent that has a 5 year bumper-to-bumper warranty and with the low interest rates, get a cheaper payment for 5 years? Please give me your opinions out there! Thanks.
#4287 of 8465 autonuts' 5 year (ILLEGAL) lease solution
Aug 22, 2002 (5:57 pm)
Please don't take this the wrong way but.....
Do you remember the movie "Twister" with Helen Hunt? Well,what I'm about to say is illegal and is only an attempt at humor but if you have no morals you can wait until tornado season and put your car in the path of an oncoming twister (like they did with "DORTHY" and let the GAP protection make up the difference between the value of your car and the balance.
.... Do you remeber the movie "TITANIC"?...that would probably work too.
GAP Protection = insurance policy that pays the difference between the actual cash value and the balance owed. It is common on leased vehicle because the leasing company has interest in the vehicle as well as the leasee and this policy helps protect the lease company.
As far as helping you:
how much is the monthly lease payment?
what is the buyout or payoff?
what is the residual value?
Let us know and I'm sure you will get some good advice. I'm off tomorrow but others will take care of you.
Aug 22, 2002 (7:45 pm)
THANK YOU FOR THE HONEST AND TRUTHFULL REPLY. THE MONTHLY PAYMENT IS $310.63, I OWE $16,900 AND RESIDUAL IS $8,555. THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLIES.