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#5252 of 5338 2007 V6 Camry Up-Date
Aug 22, 2009 (5:48 am)
Good Morning All:
Kindly be advised that I now have 51,000 miles on my V6 XLE Camry. ---- According to Toyota recommendations, I should be changing the engine oil and filter every 5,000 miles. ---- Since this vehicle was new, I have changed the oil and filter at the selling dealer every 2,500 miles. My dealer recommends the B/G - MOA additive to be used in the oil. I have used this additive at every oil and filter change. NOTE: The oil on the dip stick is as clean at 51,000 miles as it was on the day of delivery!
To date, I have replaced the rear brakes and the exterior engine oil line (under the extended warranty).----- Last week I repaced the original tires, and had a four wheel alignment performed on the vehicle at the selling dealer. The vehicle will be three years oil in January.
I have had none of the transmission issues that have been posted on this site. ------ I DO NOT BELIEVE IN EXTENDED OIL AND FILTER CHANGES! ---- Oil is cheap! ----- Engines are expensive! ----- (If the engine in my Camry was to destroy itself, I have all my service records in one place, (at the dealer), and I have had twice as many oil and filter changes as recommended by the manufacturer! ---- I would love to see Toyota deny my warranty claim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am starting to look for a replacement vehicle. This Camry will be traded when it reaches 95,000 miles. (I have a Toyota 6 year / 100,000 mile extended warranty on this vehicle.) ----- I like the XLE Camry and the selling dealer, so as such, this vehicle is on my "short list"! ----- I would also look at a Chevrolet Impala, Honda Accord or a Ford product (if I can find a dealer in my area that I like??????????????) I do not like "high pressure / highway / wise guy" operations! I DO NOT work well with those stores! The Honda Accord is a great vehicle, but the seats are not as comfortable as the Camry. (Prior to purchasing the Camry, I owned a 2003 Honda Accord 4 cylinder automatic that killed my back!) --- Recently I sat in a 2009 Accord and the seats have improved, but they are still not as comfortable as the Camry. I will look at the 2010 Accord.
Best regards to all!
#5253 of 5338 Re: 2007 V6 Camry Up-Date [djm2]
Aug 22, 2009 (5:58 am)
>I like the XLE Camry and the selling dealer, so as such, this vehicle is on my "short list"! ----- I would also look at a Chevrolet Impala, Honda Accord or a Ford product (if I can find a dealer in my area that I like??????????????)
Success and a good dealer are always a good place to start when looking for a new car, so the Camry looks like a suitable replacement for your use. You might also want to look at the models of the new laCrosse by Buick for 2010. It has gotten good reviews from many often critical of GM offerings, including Edmunds. Be sure in any car to drive exactly the model you're interested in; suspension and seats seem to vary model to model. I found what you did about Accord seats in the past. Civic seats that I sat in were better than Accord's and Camry's were much better at fitting my shape and needs.
#5254 of 5338 Re: 2007 V6 Camry Up-Date [djm2]
Aug 22, 2009 (8:45 am)
A lot of people have complained about the seats in the 09 Camry hurting their backs where their old Camry didn't, so investigate wisely.
#5255 of 5338 Re: Defective Toyota Automobile 1993 To 2007 [imidazol97]
Aug 22, 2009 (2:36 pm)
I don't even know why you're even responding to this "helpman" character. He can't even spell correctly, and his sad sack story is allegedly based on what one man "SAID" (his capitalization). $12,000 to replace an engine on a mere Toyota? On what planet? He's just a spammer, and I'm notifying the hosts.
I stand by what I said about Blake also -- I think she's claimed every car she has ever owned to be a lemon, and she's owned different makes. Talk about a gadfly!
#5256 of 5338 Re: 2007 V6 Camry Up-Date [djm2]
Aug 22, 2009 (2:46 pm)
"Since this vehicle was new, I have changed the oil and filter at the selling dealer every 2,500 miles. My dealer recommends the B/G - MOA additive to be used in the oil."
Since Toyota doesn't recommend any additives for the oil (and modern oil doesn't need any additives, that's just something for the dealer to make money on), it would be interesting to know how that might affect your warranty. Fyi, the oil on my dipstick looks clean after 5000 miles. I think you are just wasting your money with 2500 mile oil change intervals especially since you bought the extended warranty.
#5257 of 5338 Re: 2007 V6 Camry Up-Date [lmacmil]
Aug 22, 2009 (6:57 pm)
My sentiments exactly. I'm sure the service team of the dealership has dollar signs in their eyes when this particular Camry shows up!
#5258 of 5338 Re: 2007 V6 Camry Up-Date [lmacmil]
Aug 27, 2009 (3:45 am)
Good Morning (Imacmil):
I just returned from an 800+ mile sales trip. The Camry was outstanding on the highway. I averaged 30+mpg on 87 octane fuel.
A NOTE ABOUT THE BG ADDITIVE:
My selling dealer recommends this oil additive because it prevents thicking of the engine oil under "high temperature driving conditions!" (This sound like "sludge prevention" to me!!!!!!!!!!!) ---- Most of my driving is highway driving at high speeds, except when I get into cities, where as we all know it is bumper to bumper! ---- During this last trip in New York State, I was cruising at 70 mph, and I did this for seven hours one way! The only time I stopped was for fuel & food. I had a chance to hit the casino on route 17E. Yes, the food was great!
I think we are going to see "sludge issues" hitting the Toyota engines event though the oil change intervals have been lowered to 5,000 miles. Only time will tell!
#5259 of 5338 Re: 2007 V6 Camry Up-Date [djm2]
Aug 27, 2009 (4:45 am)
BG additive = extra profit for the dealer. The owner's manual says no additives are needed. Who knows more about your car than the people who built it?
Running your car at highway speeds for extended periods is easier on your engine than other modes. I know I can't convince you, but IMO 2500-mile oil changes are overkill in your case.
#5260 of 5338 Re: 2007 V6 Camry Up-Date [210delray]
Aug 27, 2009 (4:53 pm)
Yes, I know, ----- but it makes me feel good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Best regards! ----------------- Dwayne
#5261 of 5338 Toyota installs new short engine block
May 28, 2010 (6:58 pm)
Toyota installed a new short engine block under their warranty.
The 2007 Camry used 1.25 quarts of oil, in 1400 miles of driving. The factory engine only had 40,000 miles on it. The car was tested for oil consumption. The Toyota field rep said the factory engine was .004 out of round.(cylinder). So, Toyota made good. All is well.