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Toyota Camry, Oil, Sedan
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Dec 24, 2003 (2:25 pm)
You know, sometimes one looks and doesn't see. It was right there handy and easy to find.
I also read "A Toyota Camry History" with great interest. I owned a 91 DX nicely equipped which I had purchased new in October 90. People used to come up to me in the street and asked me about the car. Paid $14500 with tax, reg. and lic.
Best car I've ever owned. Seven years with no mechanical breakdowns whatsoever. It was somewhat underpowered while carrying more than 3 people, especially if the A/C was on. Paint scratched easily. Other than that, no problems.
It was completely re designed in 1992.
#6455 of 8465 Look out...........
Dec 24, 2003 (8:39 pm)
Anybody seen the Kia Amanti yet?????? I saw one recently and it looked very nice. Compare features and prices and it looks pretty sweet. I do not know how they will hold up but it seems they are like a toyota circa 1995. Good value for a good price. Comments..........
BTW, Merry Christmas to all.......
#6456 of 8465 Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays...
Dec 24, 2003 (9:37 pm)
The Amanti is a good choice if all you care about is features galore. I'd rather have a similarly priced Accord or Camry V6. The Amanti is bizarre looking to my eyes, and the interior is a CARBON COPY of the current generation Avalon. Not very original. The Amanti will be tested in an upcoming issue of CR, against the Saab 9-5, Acura TL, and Lexus ES330. I expect it to list for 5-9 grand less than those vehicles, but if this company wants to run with the big boys, then its going to have to prove its worth.
Dec 25, 2003 (5:48 am)
We'll have to wait and see how well this new Kia holds up over time. About 2 years should be sufficient time to prove dependability.
I can just see CR's evaluation giving promise to the Amanti but kudos to Avalon. Kia, like Hyundai, do not keep value well. The Amanti may be as good as or better than the Sonata (different cars) but with all the rebates and terrific warranties, they don't compare to Camry/Avalon.
In other words,we all know that Kia will have to labor long and hard to beat Toyota or Honda at their own game. I'm stating the obvious.
Dec 26, 2003 (4:26 pm)
I found Edmunds' test of 10 family sedans interesting, informative and an eye opener. There were surprises about the Sonata not being in the first 5, the Camry attaining only a bronze medal, Altima out of the best 3. The Mazda 6 in second place???? Interesting how low the Chevy scored! But the Passat in 5th place?
Dec 26, 2003 (5:52 pm)
Attaining only a bronze medal? Its in its 3rd model year, and not a drivers oriented machine as are the typical favorites of the automotive press. A very good showing, if you ask me. And for as much as the dumb Edmunds.com editors whine about the price of the Camry SE V6 being second only to the Passat, it was a whopping 4 GRAND less than the Passat, and the Altima 3.5SE would have been MORE EXPENSIVE than the Camry had it been similarly equipped with ABS, Side Curtains/Airbags, and Traction control....
I really dont respect the edmunds.com test teams, and even the writing itself is much less compelling than that, for example, in Car and Driver. Still, as I said before, I'd prefer a strong showing to a weak one anyday.
#6461 of 8465 IS the seat bottom of solara longer and more comfortable?
Dec 27, 2003 (3:16 pm)
I am comparing it to camry. If it is longer, would it fit into the camry? I wish they have the same seat rails since I find the camry's seat to be short and doesn't have enough thigh support. I remember sitting into a solara and elt more comfortable with good thigh support, but I need four doors. Toyota please listen up. Why is it so hard to have a long seat bottom like the prevous generation camry, or the current maxima, galant, mazda6, passat? I hope it's not one of the cost cutting measures.
#6462 of 8465 seat cushion
Dec 27, 2003 (7:03 pm)
Actually the seat cushion is longer than in the 2 previous generation Camrys. They aren't as long as my 1986 but are longer than what was in my 1994. You can't beat the ones they had in Gens 1 and 2. The Solara does appear to have longer seat cushions. Heck even our Matrix has longer ones (so did our RAV). Go figure.
#6463 of 8465 2004 Camry LE - 4 Cyl versus V6
Dec 28, 2003 (1:45 pm)
Has anyone test driven the LE V6 versus the 4 Cylinder? I've heard there's not a big difference and it's not worth the money to upgrade. Any opinions out there?