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#7585 of 14955 Toyota Product Originations [tinatina]
Jul 26, 2005 (12:42 pm)
Here's some data from Toyota re productioin. All available at:
Note that the Lexus RX330 engine and transmission are both made at the Toyota plant in West Virginia. Not everyone is aware of the big role the WVA plant plays for Toyota. See below. I didn't list the Toyota Bodine facilities in St. Louis, but that's where the engine blocks and cylinder heads are made.
Also note that in 2004 54% of Corollas were made at Nummi, 46% in Canada.
Siennas, Sequoias and Tundras are made in Indiana. Tundra moves to San Antonio in 2006.
Production: 2003 2004
Corolla 157,561 167,970
Tacoma 161,566 143,281
Voltz (for export to Japan) 1,733 201
Pontiac Vibe 74,223 69,226
Total Toyota Vehicles 320,860 311,452
Toyota Ontario, Canada
Production Volume: 2003 2004
Corolla 135,428 141,445
Matrix 78,781 81,064
RX330 13,334 65,350
Total Vehicles 227,543 287,859
4 Cyl. Engines 200,317 204,655
Toyota Georgetown, KY
Production: 2003 2004
Camry 359,084 388,107
Avalon 49,610 33,011
Solara 29,732 49,174
Total Vehicles 439,549 470,292
4 Cyl. Engines 322,709 340,753
V6 Engines 139,520 164,767
Total Engines 462,229 505,520
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia, Inc. (TMMWV)
Plant Site: 230 acres; Facility 1.2 million sq. ft.
Current Investment*: $759.9 million ($800+ million by 2006)
Annual Payroll*: $63.3 million
Products: Four-cylinder engines for Corolla, Matrix, and Pontiac Vibe; V6 engines for the Sienna and Lexus RX 330; and automatic transmissions for North American-built Camry, Solara, Lexus RX 330 and Sienna. Automatic transmission gears (beginning 2006).
Operations: Machining and assembly
Annual Production Capacity: 340,000 four-cylinder engines
200,000 V6 engines
360,000 automatic transmissions
* As of December 2004
Production 2003 2004
4cyl 225,402 229,885
V6 171,808 226,346
#7586 of 14955 Re: Fuel Mileage and trip timer [maryj]
Jul 26, 2005 (12:51 pm)
"I'd like to know what my mileage would be on a long trip or, for that matter, several months."
Maryj, I complained about this, too, until it hit me: Do it the old-fashioned way - like when there were no trip computers, no digital readouts, no ding-ding-ding's. Of course, we had time to record gas and mileage because the kid outside was pumping gas for us!
#7587 of 14955 Torque/HP Curve
Jul 26, 2005 (1:27 pm)
I was wondering if anyone had a torque curve for the avalon because I have not been able to find one.
Jul 26, 2005 (2:01 pm)
QUESTION: Has anyone installed a Grota Backup System #78520 on your 2005 Avalon? Consumers Report recommends this unit. Seem to have one advantage in that the sensor is license plate mounted. The question I have is where and how to mount the display/alarm?
#7589 of 14955 Re: If you had it to do over again [ange]
Jul 26, 2005 (2:15 pm)
IMHO if it's a hot day and the AC runs more often than on a cold day you will use more gas on the hot day. The AC compressor cycles on/off depending on evaporator temperature and/or on auto systems depending on cabin temperature. The faster the HVAC fan runs the more gas is used because there is more load on the motor from the alternator. Impossible to measure this easily.. To control car temperature I've found the temperature control on the HVAC usually works and the higher setting will heat with the AC running. Of course if it's broken all bets are off.
#7590 of 14955 Re: XM Installation Experience [rhack]
Jul 26, 2005 (2:54 pm)
That part number for the XM receiver (PT546-07050) is sold on a Toyota Dealer website for $258. Does this have all the necessary parts?
#7591 of 14955 Re: auto wipers [easyrider300m]
Jul 26, 2005 (3:07 pm)
If you leave your wiper in the OFF position as opposed to the AUTO position it should override that turn on. The same thing as when you go to a car wash. The first time I went to a car wash the wipers were on half way through and I was in a panic trying to turn them off.
#7592 of 14955 Re: Avalons and Toyota Georgetown Quality [tinatina]
Jul 26, 2005 (4:00 pm)
Myself, I don't necessarily trust JD Power's opinions.
#7593 of 14955 Re: Fuel Mileage and trip timer [maryj]
Jul 26, 2005 (4:07 pm)
Just try to remember your general math class in high school. You'll need to write down the trip time when you pull in for pit stops.
#7594 of 14955 Re: Grota Reverse Sensor [littlejohn600]
Jul 26, 2005 (5:05 pm)
littlejohn, can you supply any more information on Grota Backup Systerm. Did a GOOGLE search and didn't come up with anything. A website would help if you have it.