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Toyota Camry Hybrid, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#723 of 1006 Re: Gas Mileage drop after Oil Change 2X [wvgasguy]
Apr 23, 2008 (7:51 pm)
I am new to this forum.
I own two Prius's 2002 and 2005 total miles both cars 189000
I have read some concerns about a drop in mpg after oil changes.
This also happens in the Prius and is most often caused by a over
filling of oil in the crank case.
This is easy to check, just look at your dip stick . I bet that some
of you will find it over filled, I had this happen to me at a Toyota
dealership. I now change my own oil and stop adding when the
dip stick is about 1/8 " below this full mark.
I did make my dealer remove the excess oil after I had warned them
about doing the over fills.
Also check your tire pressure, Toyota like to make them 32 psi.
I run my tires at 40 psi
Hope this helps some of you.
#724 of 1006 Re: Thinking about a Toyota Camry Hybrid...can't quite commit [wvgasguy]
May 03, 2008 (10:32 pm)
yes--the hybrid is not as quiet due to road noise as I would like and it does have somewhat of a harsh ride--it is really not all that different from the PT Cruiser I traded in--but we tried Honda XLE V6 and the new Malibu LZT plus the Camry 4--a friend as a new V6 top of the line Camry--the Malibu was the quietest to us
and we both drove and rode in back---
we wanted something that had bigger backseat and good gas mileage--
and I feel like I am compesating for my husband's new Tahoe...
#725 of 1006 Re: Thinking about a Toyota Camry Hybrid...can't quite commit [wvgasguy]
May 04, 2008 (5:49 am)
I have had my 2007 TCH for over 1 1/2 years now, I have 28000 miles, and agree with wvgasguy, I also overall get 38 mgp, as high as 42 when not running heat or air conditioning (spring or fall). Also would add a relative negative is the smaller trunk, but, I think it is worth it, to ride around town in all electric mode, especially in school zones....
#726 of 1006 Re: Thinking about a Toyota Camry Hybrid...can't quite commit [grg]
May 04, 2008 (7:52 pm)
>>>I think it is worth it, to ride around town in all electric mode, especially in school zones....
I know the feeling. Sneaking up silently in school zones and scaring little kids sure is fun!
#727 of 1006 Re: Thinking about a Toyota Camry Hybrid...can't quite commit [lzc]
May 05, 2008 (5:52 pm)
I know I shouldn't laugh, but I can't help it.
#728 of 1006 Lower MPG Using Mandatory Ethanol Blend
May 07, 2008 (9:20 am)
I live in So. Florida. A few months ago the state mandated mixing ethanol with the gas here. My mileage has dropped 10%! I know this is due to the ethanol because while in NC (a non-ethanol state) the mileage went right back up to where it had been. I am incensed! Why has there been no news coverage? If this scenario is true with most cars (and I suspect it's true) we are paying extra to put this junk in our cars, and paying the same or more for this gas! Have any of you experienced this?
#729 of 1006 Re: Lower MPG Using Mandatory Ethanol Blend [quixotic1]
May 07, 2008 (11:28 am)
I'm surprised the media didn't cover the issue in your area. It has been in other parts of the country. Ethanol has less energy per unit volume than gasoline. But a 10% ethanol blend shouldn't cause a 10% drop in mileage, more like 2-3%.
#730 of 1006 Re: Lower MPG Using Mandatory Ethanol Blend [quixotic1]
May 07, 2008 (5:56 pm)
This is supposed to be another one of those things we Hybrid owners can feel smug about
Using 10% ethanol uses even less foreign oil. Of course it's helped raised the price of food so that people starving in the world can't get food while we feed corn to our cars.
#731 of 1006 Re: Lower MPG Using Mandatory Ethanol Blend [wvgasguy]
May 10, 2008 (8:32 am)
and using ethanol just give worse MPG #s--so you buy more faster than you do with regular gas--
it does not save any money in the long run
#732 of 1006 Re: Long term hybid owners [wvrsmith]
May 12, 2008 (4:08 pm)
you guys in here need to come check out the normal cmary real world Mpg. at a steady 65 mph... cruise control, i never get under 37 mpg and have gotten 40.58 on my highest tank. Never have i got under 30 mpg. id have to go over 85 mph and a headwind to go under 30mpg. we have lists and records galore reguarding our driving and MPG. come visit the forum and see.
p.s. You really do need to learn to drive one. my last car was a civic hybrid. thats how i learned to drive my gas camry and get great mpg. My neighbor across the street has an 07 camry hybrid. He gets around 36-37 non stop. He hasnt got as good of mpg as i have with my normal 03 4cyl. Its HOW YOU DRIVE.
Id be happy to explain how i drive mine if you e-mail or im me.