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Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry Solara, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#554 of 1183 Re: Figuring MPG [210delray]
Dec 07, 2007 (8:16 pm)
I was jumping in without reading earlier posts much. It is great mileage. I think the 6 cyl w/6 spd auto must be a wonderful powerplant. I have read a lot of complaints in the Forums for a variety of supposed problems people encounter with this running gear. On paper it looks like a race car motor that is whisper quiet and gets great mileage. One of the vendors at work had a new '07 LE 4 cyl. I road with them to a different job site a few miles away, let them in to do some work. I thought very highly of that car. Went a couple weeks later to buy one. Ended up with an '06 Sienna CE with the 3.3 six cylinder. It was cheaper than a Camry 4 cyl with the option pkg's I would have wanted. I got 0%, and a year-end price on the Sienna. The Camry's were new model-year at that time.
I've had 5 new Toyotas since 2001. 215,000 + miles. Not one $ spent on brake work. Just the normal rear brake adjusment every 15,000 or so on the Rear Drum Brakes.
#556 of 1183 4 cyl vs 3.3 V6
Dec 14, 2007 (11:50 am)
Does anyone have a 4 cyl and V6 Camry from the same generation? Wondering the gas mileage difference, in particular highway, of the 4 vs the 6. Given the variation among different drivers with the same engine, I think the only valid comparison would be from the same driver. I would be particular interested in a comparison to the 3.3 liter V6 in the 2004-2006 SE.
#557 of 1183 excessive 4 Cyl.2007 gas comsp.
Dec 21, 2007 (6:42 pm)
I bought my car 8 months ago and haven't been able to get better than12.8 to 13.8 mpg.Dealer says there is nothing wrong with it ,cause Computer shows no Codes.I think it has a Variable Transmission(they suggested High Octane Gas).Any help will be greatly appreciated !!!!
#558 of 1183 Re: excessive 4 Cyl.2007 gas comsp. [gashugger]
Dec 22, 2007 (6:05 am)
Can you tell us what model you have? (4cyl LE, SE, XLE, or Hybrid). You indicate a 4 cylinder with a Variable Transmisionn, which would indicate that you have a Hybrid model.
It would be helpful to know what kind of typical driving you do (e.g. 50% stop and go city mileage, 50% highway mileage 55-60 mph, etc.). When you drive each day, does the engine get up to normal operating temperature? How would you classify your personal driving style (agressive, typical, conservative).
Who has suggested high octane gasoline, that is not correct for the 4 cylinder engine, you just want regular as specified in the owners manual.
That mileage is low, and would be extremely low if you have a Hybrid as indicated by the Variable Transmission.
#559 of 1183 Re: excessive 4 Cyl.2007 gas comsp. [gashugger]
Dec 22, 2007 (10:51 am)
Your MPG is your route. Give us a typical driving day with starts and stops. Thanks
Dec 23, 2007 (4:47 pm)
Interesting arguments i have been quietly reading. The only way there could be a +1 to -3 ga. error, is if the persone stopped pumping the instant the automatic shut off triggered. If the person tops it off, then there is no error as long as he or she continually tops it off, enough said. I purchased an 03 camry last week, mint condition, only 38,000 miles. I got lucky..... anyway, i did a lil freeway traveling, 74.7 miles to be exact. Re- topped it back off, Oh...btw, i did about 10 miles of that 74.7 in straight city. Filled it up ...exactly 2 ga. on the nose....37 MPG, not bad considering i hear alot of readers complain they get 28 30..etc..Its all how you drive. MY father in law goes from Orange County..to phx to see his son.. 6 mo old Avalon, Always between 33&34mpg, straight freeway...78 mph...
Last week i took a trip form Orange County to Los Angeles....went 65mph ..cruise control all the way, recieved 33.6 in my 3.3 litre v6 SIenna minivan.. If i can do that in a minivan, the rest of you with 4 cyl toyotas have no excuse other than heavy foot...or city driving not to get better mpg..
Each week i travel from o.c. to Phx, I'll keep you posted each week with the 400mile trip with my new 03 4 cyl camry.. and ill even sacrifice...lol, i'll try it at 4 diff speeds, instead of the 80 i currently do ... Will report soon, later Cazz
#561 of 1183 Re: 2007 camry [troylikesbikes]
Dec 23, 2007 (5:56 pm)
2007 4cyl Camry
I know I've tried to tell Toyota there was a problem with my car, but they won't even look at it, because the maintenance light isn't on. I've been asking about it since about June of 06 (I got the car in March of 06). It drives me crazy. When I keep it between 66-74, I've never done better than 28.5MPG on the highway. Driving in town REALLY stinks. I have moved into a tiny town (Under 5 miles to just about anything - more like 2-3) and I get about 16MPG on a good tank of gas (I had one that was about 12MPG - and was seeing red)! I let the car sit for about 30 seconds before driving (as Toyota told me to do), I try to watch my starts and stops and turns. I'm very frustrated by it. That was why I made my first posts to this website, hoping for any help or something from someone else saying they were experiencing the same thing - but all I've heard is rudeness, disbelief, and condemnation - so I only check in ever 4-6 months to see if there is anything new.
If you have any idea what I can get the dealer to look at the car deeper than the dashboard, let me know, because this just can't be right.
Thanks for any constructive ideas - otherwise I don't really want to hear how I must be lying or don't know what I'm doing.
#562 of 1183 Re: 2007 camry [keisl]
Dec 23, 2007 (8:38 pm)
If you have a lot of short drives with a cold engine you can get really low mileage. The 28 at 66-74 seems within the normal range to me. Try to link all your errands so that you are driving with a warm engine more often.
#563 of 1183 Re: 2007 camry [blufz1]
Dec 24, 2007 (9:30 am)
Have you taken the car to a different dealer for another opinion. I agree, possibly something is not exactly right.....good luck.