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#4994 of 8465 91 CAMRY SUGGESTIONS
Jan 04, 2003 (10:28 am)
Happy New Year All. Well, my car was in a wreck so I had to go ahead a buy a cheap lil car. I settled on a 1991 Toyota Camry Std Base edition. It has 111,000 miles on it and I paid 1250 for the car from a used car dealership. All I know is that it needs some rotors. Any suggestions about maintenance on the car because I'm a little scared about driving this car only because its used and I do not know whats going to happen.
#4995 of 8465 silvercrown - your post 4884
Jan 04, 2003 (11:03 am)
My wife drives a 2000 Camry XLE, which she loves, but wishes she had heated seats. When it came time for me to replace my car in November, she MADE me(wives do that) consider an SUV rather than a second Camry. With kids in college, we need to haul "stuff".
I had been researching vehicles since summer and really liked the Highlander. Although I think you can't beat a Camry, I bought the Highlander and am really pleased with it. The HL is all that I expected and it's nice to have a utility vehicle for flexibilty and bad weather. I would readily recommend that you give it strong consideration. Hope this helps.
#4996 of 8465 Confusion on 2003 Camry sticker
Jan 04, 2003 (12:39 pm)
I pointed out last month a discrepancy on the sticker where 6 disc stereos were supposed to be standard but were not on the car. Now I notice that the cute little carpet bag trick is showing a charge for the _____ grocery bag while the catalog and lots of web sites show it as standard equipment. What gives here?????
Jan 04, 2003 (1:28 pm)
Which camry are you talking about and what are you saying about a grocery bag?
Jan 04, 2003 (1:40 pm)
For some reason, and I don't think this was smart, Toyota deleted the 6 disc stereo from some XLE cars. They included a credit on the window sticker on those cars. I think it is ridiculous but that's what it is.
#4999 of 8465 GAP insurance being so cheap
Jan 04, 2003 (3:33 pm)
The price is regulated by the insurance commision in some states. Here in Alabama, it can't be sold for more then $255.
#5000 of 8465 The cheap little grocery bag holder in the trunk
Jan 05, 2003 (6:13 pm)
They seem to be trying to charge for it twice on the XLE. I appreciate the fact that they can change if choose to do so but still.....
Jan 05, 2003 (7:17 pm)
Thank you for your post. I was a bit surprised because no one else had responded to either part of it. I am glad to see that this board has been restored to its former friendliness. I got kinda worried for a moment.
Congrats on your new Highlander. As far as SUVs go, crossover or not, the HL is really nice. Maybe I like it because it is based on the Camry. Every winter I think about getting an SUV with AWD, it seems like it would be safer and more confidence inspiring in bad weather. Plus the utility would be nice as well.
Since we are in the Camry forum, I'll shift back to an on-topic post. Like your wife, there are a lot of things on my Camry that I like, but I do wish I had gotten some more luxury features. I plan to remedy that with my next vehicle.
Please keep me posted on how you like your HL. I read the HL forum also, so I can read your comments and respond there on the HL subject.
** 2000 LE V6 with approx. 35,000 miles and still going strong **
Jan 06, 2003 (7:56 am)
Cliffy, point well taken. My opinion is based on driving an average of 35,000 miles/year in New Jersey for the last 30 years without an incident of theft. I do visit NYC and PHILLY. Perhaps I have just been lucky,but it seems that many people spend $700 on what is basically an insurance policy against theft. Why then do we also pay for this through our auto insurance. Needless to say auto insurance in N.J. is very high. Now if you live in NYC or Newark then it may be worthwhile as the theft rates there are high. However,many people like myself live in the suburbs where the theft rates are very low and lojack does not prorate their prices based on where you live or work which they should. It would be interesting to find the actual percentage of vehicles stolen on cars equipped with lojack. Not every product works this way, lojack is kind of unique. I believe that the biggest winners of this product are the local police departments, the lojack company, and the insurance companies. Window etching is another item where the value is well below what you pay for it. I am not saying that lojack doesn't work, it does,but the price IMO is too high.
Jan 06, 2003 (11:04 am)
I completely agree on the etching thing. That really is a waste. At least with Lojack, you are getting a service. I'll not belabor the Lojack thing because this isn't the correct forum for it but I do want to point out something. Driving as many miles as you do, you are VERY exposed to financial loss in the event of theft if you still owe a balance on your loan. Your insurance company will only pay replacement value for a stolen car and replacement value on a high mileage car is fairly low. If you still owe a balance, the amount you get from insurance will probably leave you owing more money. With LoJack, you have a much higher chance of a recovery and therefore not having to pay off a loan. GAP insurance will accomplish the same thing but in a different way.
I'm off my soap box now.