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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#2987 of 5338 Re: Hardy har har! Choice??? Nope. [thegraduate]
Apr 24, 2006 (5:31 am)
Just my opinion to all this Domestic/Import cars. I'm a firm believer in buying American cars but I just can't take the abuse anymore. Following is a list of cars I've own:
1)1991 Cavalier(New) - Died around 90,000 miles
2)1995 Eagle Vision(New) - Bad cyclinder around 15,000 miles
3)1991 Grand Prix SE(Used) - Around 85,000 Spark Plug shot out of cyclinder, plus numerous of other problems
4)1997 Ford Explorer(New) - 9,000 miles Transmission line broke and leak all fluid. 20,000 miles Pully on motor for belt broke.
5)1999 Dodge Avenger(New) - This car never made it past 6,000 miles. It sat more at the shop then my driveway
6)2001 Cavalier(Used) - I have to say this car did good up till 165,000 miles the it died
7)2001 Yukon XL Denali(Used) - Still own this truck, but have problems with Trans Fluid Leaking, Motor acting strange at times.
8)1995 Toyota Camry(Used) - Still own this car with 180,000 miles and the only thing I need to do to it was new tires, and honestly I abuse this car by not changing oil for like 20,000 miles each time. The only reason I purchased a new '07 camry was that this '95 camry design was getting old on me.
9)2007 Camry SE(New)- Love it....
#2988 of 5338 Re: Hardy har har! Choice??? Nope. [johnnj]
Apr 24, 2006 (5:43 am)
Why are you trying to kill your '95 Camry? You could sell it for a decent sum of cash if you don't want it anymore, but with Toyota's bad rep for sludge, it seems like I'd be changing the oil at 5,000 miles at least, MAYBE going as long as 7,000.
#2989 of 5338 Some JAPANESE made cars are junk ( Toyota being an exception) [johnnj]
Apr 24, 2006 (5:48 am)
Your 1999 Dodge Avenger was a JAPANESE made Mitsubishi. Don't tell people how well foreign made cars are when one of your worst was made in JAPAN.
Stay with Toyota Camry if you want Japanese made / Japanese brand reliability.
#2991 of 5338 Re: Some JAPANESE made cars are junk ( Toyota being an exception) [hansienna]
Apr 24, 2006 (7:12 am)
Well, actually only the motor was made by Mitsubishi on that avenger that I had. But then again, I don't like Mitsubishi. With that car I had problems with:
I forget the rest...
#2992 of 5338 Re: Some JAPANESE made cars are junk ( Toyota being an exception) [johnnj]
Apr 24, 2006 (8:00 am)
This excerpt from Edmund's data on the 1999 Dodge Avenger has me confused since it states the Avenger is Mitsubishi Galant-based:
Nobody misses the Dodge Daytona. You will recall that the Daytona was a front-wheel drive sport coupe based on the K-Car chassis. After a decade on the market with minimal changes, Chrysler mercifully pulled the plug on the Daytona, replacing it with the Mitsubishi Galant-based Avenger sport coupe in 1995."
Even if it was made in the USA, it was designed by Japanese Mitsubishi.
STAY with Toyota Camry for a reliable, dependable mid-size car.
#2993 of 5338 Folks, please
Apr 24, 2006 (8:13 am)
We really need to get back to the Camry here. Check in Automotive News for an appropriate discussion, or if you don't see one, you can create it.
I'd really appreciate your cooperation. Thanks.
#2994 of 5338 this might have been covered but....
Apr 24, 2006 (8:58 am)
I was looking at an Camry XLS the other day and the sticker said the radio was both XM and Sirius ready, I didn't know anyone made radio's like that yet....I don't recall the brand.
One question, do they offer remote start on the new Camry?
#2995 of 5338 Re: this might have been covered but.... [trucker50]
Apr 24, 2006 (9:05 am)
Yes, and my SE V6 has it. It integrates into the keyless entry FOB. You press the lock button three times, holding it for a few seconds on the third time. This starts the engine. The unlock button turns the engine off.
As for the XM/Sirius thing, many OEM radios these days are "Satellite Radio" ready or prepared. This means you can use the tuner of whichever you choose and have it installed into the car. Some of the makes that are exclusive to one or the other are GM which owns Hughes, and in turn has a vested interest in XM, Honda which I believe is still under a contract with XM (including Acura).
#2996 of 5338 Re: this might have been covered but.... [fsowirles]
Apr 24, 2006 (9:20 am)
thanks for the info....how is your mileage on the v6 so far? According to the sticker it is very close to the 4 cylinder