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Toyota Camry, Hybrid Cars
#616 of 3214 Re: TCH Availability [w9cw]
Apr 03, 2006 (1:46 pm)
Great advice! I am thinking of buying an IBM PS2 and a 1980 Honda Civic GL 1500.
Oh No! Passion doesn't ever overcome practicality. Ever wonder how a year old car that was absolutely the bet last year, is old technology andm ust be repalced wevery year when the new model comes out ??. Just wait until the 2008 Camry Hubrid comes out with so many new, must have features?
The best time to buy is in October, go to the Toyota lot on October 31 on a rany day and pick the last 2007 Camry Hybrid they have on the lot nd you will finally get a great deal!
#617 of 3214 Re: Aerio [drfill]
Apr 03, 2006 (2:02 pm)
I'd give them the benefit of the doubt
If the average driver gets combined 38 MPG with the TCH I would consider that good. Not great or equal to the same car with a diesel engine.
#618 of 3214 Find me a diesel, or any car Camrys size,
Apr 03, 2006 (2:33 pm)
That clears 60 in 7.3-7.9, and gets 35+ MPG?
I'm all for Diesels coming back, but they have to be as good as Toyota Synergy Drive, with NVH suppression, and emissions, and right now, that's a tough road to hoe!
The E320 Diesel can think about it, but it struggles to get out of the high 20's, which is still pretty good! PLUS it can't pass emissions in all 50 states.
Even Honda is sucking wind, by comparison!
#619 of 3214 Re: Aerio [gagrice]
Apr 03, 2006 (2:52 pm)
But let us hold onto that 38 mpg diesel until it is actually offered here.
#620 of 3214 Re: Find me a diesel, or any car Camrys size, [drfill]
Apr 03, 2006 (3:59 pm)
I'm betting that Toyota, Honda, DCX & VW have them in the wings waiting for ULSD. My Passat Wagon has a lot more room than the Camry and I can get easy 40 MPG if I stay under 70-75 MPH. There is no way the Camry will handle as well as the Passat. I have driven both. The early reports are the 2007 is sloppier handling than the previous years. Lots of folks are getting EPA 37 MPG with their E320 CDI on the highway. Let's face it, who would buy an E320 CDI for trips to the mall? The Mercedes was designed for the open road. The Camry is a nice car to rent I would do it again.
#621 of 3214 Re: TCH Availability [midnightcowboy]
Apr 03, 2006 (4:33 pm)
Actually, the best time to buy a new car is the end of December, especially December 24. You can almost name your price, at least that's been my experience - both as a buyer and as a new car salesperson.
Apr 03, 2006 (4:43 pm)
You skillfully dance around the lack of grunt in your Passat. I think it was timed by Edmunds at around 10 seconds? Handling in a family sedan gets you Mazda6 sales numbers.
I don't see any new Passats with diesel power either. Not exactly an endorsement from the maker, is it?
Good try, doh.
Apr 03, 2006 (5:55 pm)
Can someone PLEASE get me invoice pricing on the Hybrid?
#624 of 3214 Re: Find me a diesel, or any car Camrys size, [gagrice]
Apr 03, 2006 (6:10 pm)
All reports I've read say how the '07 Camry is in a different handling league vs. prior years. Sloppier? No way. Much better? YES. And R&T tested the TCH specifically and it got 0.81g 60MPH in the slolam with 7.3 sec. 0 - 60. And that was with the 16" rims w/all-season tires! LOL
Overall they were surprised how well the TCH did...Add on top of that that the hypermiler can likely get over 40 MPG with it, and the electric-only drive, and, and....you get the idea....
#625 of 3214 Re: Invoice Pricing [spectrablue]
Apr 03, 2006 (6:32 pm)
Although it is not relevant for anything, manufacturers invoice should be $23,630 w/transportation. Dealers invoice s/b $450-550 more.
Expect to pay MSRP or more for a few months.