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#3073 of 3214 all weather mats
Jan 22, 2008 (1:18 pm)
I bought a new 2008 Camry Hybrid, a couple of weeks ago.
I have been looking for the All-weather mats for the Camry, since. It appears that these were recalled by Toyota the last quarter in 2007. Any idea as to when it would be available.
Also, I was wondering how you other new Camry owners are managing without these mats, especially if you live in snow/slush prone part of the US.
#3074 of 3214 Re: all weather mats [ewgiso]
Jan 22, 2008 (1:54 pm)
I bought the all weather mats at Costco for $20. They fit the Camry just fine. This is the 4th car I've bought these mats for .. they do the job perfectly.
#3075 of 3214 Re: all weather mats [ewgiso]
Jan 22, 2008 (6:14 pm)
I bought some recently from Weather Tech. Special fit for Camrys.
#3076 of 3214 Re: all weather mats [ewgiso]
Jan 22, 2008 (6:45 pm)
I got my mats early and am not sending them back for the new ones. I've never had a problem with these types of mats and just because a few people have figured out how to screw them up and have wrecks by not using them properly should not be a reason for a recall. I'm guessing the new ones will be idiot proof but probably not as large (nor offer as much protection)
#3077 of 3214 Re: all weather mats [bobbysoprano]
Jan 23, 2008 (1:53 pm)
Ditto -- the set of four from Costco look good enough and give pretty good coverage. Though my detailer will have to do a little bit more work on the spring cleanup compared to the easy job he had in the fall....
#3078 of 3214 Camry Hybrid Heater
Jan 24, 2008 (10:36 am)
I'm new to this Forum, so hi, y'all. I'm contemplating purchasing a TCH and would like to know people's experiences with some things. First is the heater. I have a relatively short commute--about 10 to 12 minutes in suburban traffic, which means I get up to maybe 40 mph for short stretches. Driving like this, how much time should I give the heater to warm up?
#3079 of 3214 Re: Camry Hybrid Heater [bikercpa]
Jan 24, 2008 (10:49 am)
Depends on where you live and if the car is garaged, etc. I live in Minneapolis (-16 this morning). Dash said it was 7 in my garage and I was getting heat in 5-8min...fully warm in 10-12. Neat thing is that the car holds off on the blower in the Auto mode until there actually is heat available and doesn't blow the cold up your pants leg. But there is a symbol that shows some air is being directed at the windshield so as to prevent it getting fogged over. Only bummer in this weather is that mileage (summer mid 30's) is now in low 20's...but I figure everyone's is down with cold like this!
#3080 of 3214 Re: Camry Hybrid Heater [bikercpa]
Jan 24, 2008 (1:39 pm)
The real downside with the TCH and short commutes isn't the heater but the poor gas mileage. This isn't the car to buy for short trips. I'll take this back if you also use it for long driving vacations. My 3 mile commute is barely 20MPG when the temps are in the 30's, but I still get over 40MPG on the road. (I normally commute in another vehicle which doesn't get hit as hard).
#3081 of 3214 Re: Camry Hybrid Heater [bikercpa]
Jan 24, 2008 (5:39 pm)
I have a TCH and live in Ottawa Canada. Today was somewhere around 0 F.The gas engine will start up to heat the catalytic converter and also heat the car as necessary. It works very well and is just as fast as any other car. Today I was stopped at a light and as I stopped, the engine stopped as usual. Moments later the engine started for heat to the passenger compartment. It is VERY well thought out. Rather amazing actually. I love it!
Feb 09, 2008 (6:49 am)
Toyota's web site doesn't even list traction control & stability control as an option on the 09 TCH. Am I missing something here?