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#4945 of 5646 Deciding on 2005/2006; Private Owner/Certified/Pre-Owned
Dec 05, 2009 (8:23 pm)
I am looking at 2005 and 2006 Camry's 4 cyl. with approx 50,000 or less miles. I've located at Toyota dealers both certified and not certified. Also found 1 or 2 at other dealers, small Indep. lots and private parties. I question preferable way to purchase to lessen my overall risk with purchase.
Am I better off with best deal from Toyota dealer with pre-owned certified so I have powertrain warranty 7k/100k and 3 month/3k comprehensive warranty? or? (Does this also limit all servicing during ownership to a Toyota dealer?
Is it advisable to have a mechanic check out any vehicle whether it is at Toyota or not. Thank you.
#4946 of 5646 Re: Deciding on 2005/2006; Private Owner/Certified/Pre-Owned [susan_spencer]
Dec 06, 2009 (12:46 am)
Please check tsb's as well as comments on the net about these cars. I have the 2005 and it is very inferior to the 97 that I had to sell. It rides like a buckboard. Don't buy any unless certified by reputable dealer. Don't take any chances. Good luck.
#4947 of 5646 Oil leak - 2007 v6 camry- who fixes?
Dec 06, 2009 (12:49 am)
a friend of mine showed me a letter from Toyota saying that they would repair the faulty rubber gas line for free. I have a 2007 and I had to fight like h--l with the dealer and the toyota organization to get it repaired. Good luck with these crates.
#4948 of 5646 Re: Deciding on 2005/2006; Private Owner/Certified/Pre-Owned [susan_spencer]
Dec 06, 2009 (4:50 pm)
Although a few have problem, just like any make, the 2005 and 2006 will be great cars, as long as they have been maintained properly. I would have any used car checked out by a mechanic. I have never bought used, so I will let someone else answer your question about buying from a dealer.
#4949 of 5646 Re: Deciding on 2005/2006; Private Owner/Certified/Pre-Owned [susan_spencer]
Dec 06, 2009 (7:06 pm)
I have both a 2004 and 2005 Camry (and used to have a '97). I'm very pleased with both of my current cars and feel they are a step up from the '97.
Regardless of where you buy a used car, it's better to have it checked out by an independent mechanic that you trust. Even if you buy the certified used car, you can have routine maintenance performed by any qualified mechanic. Just keep all of your receipts.
#4950 of 5646 2007 SE v4 Engine Noise
Dec 27, 2009 (7:48 pm)
Hi! I have a 07 Camry SE v4 and this post has been a long time coming. I bought the car brand new and have always noticed a noise when driving that sounds like the engine whining. Most of the SE owners I have come across have a v6, so I don't know if this is an issue only with the v4. I have shown it to the dealer and he has not found anything wrong with it.
Have other 07 SE v4 owners experienced the same issue ? Thanks
#4951 of 5646 Re: 2007 SE v4 Engine Noise [rajatarora]
Dec 27, 2009 (8:15 pm)
You've double posted, already answered this on your other post.
#4952 of 5646 strange dust-like particles coming out of air vents
Dec 27, 2009 (8:43 pm)
I bought my '07 Camry used back in July. Ever since I've had it there's been a problem with these small white particles coming out of the air vents. They sometimes get in my eyes so I need to figure out where they are coming from. They look almost like very refined particles of table salt . I asked a tech at the dealership and they thought it was coming from the outside air intake, and that it would clear itself out if I just ran the air for a while. But it hasn't. Anyone have an idea what it could be?
#4953 of 5646 Re: 2007 SE v4 Engine Noise [rajatarora]
Dec 29, 2009 (10:23 am)
Yeah, kiawah DID already answer your question about the whining. To add to his response, I think you'll find the whine is a fairly common "under the hood" sound from virtually all 2007 Camry four cylinders (it's an "inline" four, btw, not a v4).
The serpentine belt is fairly large (wide AND long) and is probably what accounts for most, if not all, of the noise. I wouldn't worry about it...mine's been doing it for three years....with no consequences.
Happy New Year!
#4954 of 5646 Amplifier/Stereo shorted out due to trunk lid torsion bar
Dec 29, 2009 (2:54 pm)
There is apparently a TSB that indicates if you have a stereo problem, the trunk lid torsion bar might have gotten loose and dealer should use zip tie to make sure bar is secure. 0n my 2007 Camry, the rod got loose and shorted out the entire stereo and amplifier system - estimated cost to for toyota to fix over $1,000 as my car is out of warranty due to high mileage. dealer and toyota are no help. i think it is safety issue too b/c the stereo system completely shorted out and smelled like it was burning. those with 07 camry may want to make sure the torsion bar is secure with duck tape or zip tie before it happens to you. we did not use the trunk to transport anything big or unusual -- just groceries etc.