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Toyota Camry, Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#765 of 804 Who Cares.........
Jan 31, 2010 (8:29 pm)
Who cares if Toyota has a gas pedal recall. A few hundred or a few thousand Toyotas being affected by the gas pedal problem out of 9.5 million vehicles is not bad. I don't see anything wrong with that. I am not worried about Toyota. The Camry will continue to do well and will continue to outsell the competition.
#766 of 804 Uhhmmm.....
by KarenS HOST
Jan 31, 2010 (8:37 pm)
....if you're done comparing Malibu, Camry, and Honda, I guess there's no reason to keep this one open. OR, you can go over to Auto News and continue.
#767 of 804 Re: Uhhmmm..... [KarenS]
Feb 01, 2010 (10:58 am)
Just reading a few of the more recent comments. Didn't see much discussion on advertised MPG as a component of judging the car. If you are considering Malibu, I advise an extended test drive (weekend) to really test the new highly rated mileage that is JUST better than Toyota. I just purchased a 2010 Malibu LTZ with the 2.4L that is rated 22city/33hwy. I chose the engine for the touted mileage. I have about 2500 miles on it, and it is only averaging 22.6 MPG. I have driven the same routes for the last 9 years, and all of my vehicles generate mileage ratings ABOVE the average of the two figures. My last car, a high HP V6 Maxima, averaged 24.1 MPG even though it was only rated 20/28. All I am saying is test out those figures before buying. Something certainly seems amiss with the actual mileage vs the advertised mileage.
#768 of 804 Re: Uhhmmm..... [investigative]
Feb 01, 2010 (8:41 pm)
I'm not saying your Malibu shouldn't be getting better mileage (it should and I would bring it in to have it checked) but may I ask where you live. Cold weather can make a huge difference.
If you averaged 24 in your V6 Maxima, that's pretty amazing.
#770 of 804 Re: 08 malibu catalytic converter issues [vanman1]
Jun 08, 2010 (5:23 am)
I've bought many cars in my days and most were General Motors. Although they made crappy cars not too many years back, I've had good luck with them. In 2004 I bought a Toyota to find out what the hype was all about. Well, that Toyota Camry I bought was one of the worst car I ever owned. That car was always hard starting, with a noisy transmission, bad wheel bearings, a horn smaller than a motorcycle with the sound to go with it. To me the car was a piece of crap.
The God like status Toyota has enjoyed is a joke. That status came about by Consumer Reports who is now having a problem holding on to that status because the cat is out of the bag.
I will never buy another Toyota!!
#771 of 804 Re: 08 malibu catalytic converter issues [jray4]
Jun 09, 2010 (7:59 am)
Yeah, that is why the entire Ford line-up is on the CR recommended list for the last few years, because they have such a bias against the American companies and love Toyota and the foreign ones better give me a break
Once Ford made quality products, which they finally have in the last few years, there status and recommendation by CR rose accordingly, as it should; GM on the other hand is years behind Ford with some models recommended while others are still on the crap heap!
Your the first person I've heard have so much trouble with a Camry product; I have numerous family and friends who have had multiple Toyota products with absolutely little to no problems, except once they got up to the 9 or 10 year mark when things started to go and had to be replaced!
#772 of 804 Re: 08 malibu catalytic converter issues [smarty666]
Jun 09, 2010 (10:17 am)
He isn't the first person who has had problems with Toyota. I suggest you take your mouse and click on the Toyota Camry sites here and you will find there are one or two others with problems. OK, maybe hundreds.
#773 of 804 Re: 08 malibu catalytic converter issues [dmathews3]
Jun 09, 2010 (5:05 pm)
If you read carefully what I wrote, I did not say he was the first person I ever heard have a problem with a Toyota product, but had a running list of so many multiple ones over a short period of time.
#774 of 804 Re: 08 malibu catalytic converter issues [smarty666]
Jun 09, 2010 (7:18 pm)
>If you read carefully what I wrote, I did not say he was the first person I ever heard have a problem with a Toyota product,
That's not true. Actually you did say he was the first person you've heard have so much trouble with a Camry product.
"Your (sic) the first person I've heard have so much trouble with a Camry product:"