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Apr 15, 2008 (7:40 am)
I just bought my second TCH. I traded in the one I purchased in late 2006 for a new 2008. I got in on the $1,000 rebate from Toyota. It ends 4/30/08. I made the trade at a really good price. I am a confirmed Camry fan. I bought my first one in 1987. The trade in was white (OK). The '08 is silver with a spoiler (much cooler, I think). Anyway, heres another vote for Camry and the hybrid version.
#427 of 670 Re: Just picked up my new '08 [plknj]
Apr 15, 2008 (8:12 am)
Thanks for the info "plknj"....
Do I need to leave my foot on the break pedal while I'm pushing the power button to turn off the car ?
Apr 15, 2008 (11:50 am)
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Apr 15, 2008 (2:40 pm)
I just got my 08 TCH loaded for 25250. Danx everyone for their help!
Apr 16, 2008 (11:39 am)
Picked up my 2009 TCH a week ago Saturday and have been loving it ever since. I went for the "stripped" model. No sunroof (need the headroom and didn't really care for it last time I had it in a car), no leather (don't really want to spend the money for it), and no NAV (couldn't care less about it). Even without those, it still has more features than any vehicle I've ever driven. Love the Bluetooth, and very pleased with the mileage so far of 36-39mpg (depending on whether it's me or my wife driving).
Quick note to all on the body-side moldings. My dealer pushed them at me for $350 (along with the $499 paint protection, 3M coating over the leading edges, extend warranty, pre-paid maintenance, tire coverage, GAP insurance, credit life, and credit disability). Save your money. I used to be a car salesman, and I can tell you pretty confidently that NOTHING that the dealer offers you at closing is a good deal.
If you do a quick check on the internet, you can find the BSM's for about $100, and installation is pretty simple and should take about half an hour.
#431 of 670 Re: New 09 TCH [tbone0526]
Apr 16, 2008 (12:50 pm)
Best of luck w/ your new Camry. I got to tell you, since having NAV, I LOVE not having to pull maps out.
#432 of 670 Re: Just picked up my new '08 [gatorman89]
Apr 16, 2008 (12:55 pm)
Hi... not when turning the car off... only to turn it on.
Apr 16, 2008 (1:30 pm)
Hi...this is my first Forum of any kind. Just thought I'd toss in some +'s for our Camry Hybrid. We have about 20K miles now and really love the car...very quiet! and handles nicely. At first it seemed we had to consult the manual for some simple tasks, eg., turning it on/off correctly, successfully locking it the first couple of times, etc. It was as if it was smarter than we were until we read the manual. I guess we think a device should be so well constructed that a thick manual shouldn't be that necessary. We miss the trunk space taken up by the battery.
As for FE, we have just returned from a 4K driving trip with combined average of about 40-42 (45 at one time) mpg. I have to say that my average is better than my wife's only because I think I 'coast and glide' a lot more and use softer acceleration. Also I tend to believe that it's better not to use the speed control when climbing steep hills...on a freeway for example...any comments? My wife says that I have to stop noticing the wind direction when we set out...am I over the edge? One thing we both appreciate is city driving, usually 40mph or less, when the gas engine is off much of the time.
Hope this helps
Overall, the Camry was a perfect fit for the two of us. I'm already wondering how the '09 will be different?
#434 of 670 Re: Just picked up my new '08 [plknj]
Apr 17, 2008 (3:01 am)
Thanks again "plknj"... I tried it as you suggested and it works....
Am glad that I bought it last week.. specially with the gas prices zooming up the way they've been... I'm averaging 38.5 now and enjoying every minute of it..
#435 of 670 Re: Just picked up my new '08 [gatorman89]
Apr 17, 2008 (3:53 pm)
Love the car too... I think it's the best hybrid out there. Do you have the Nav and if you do... does it work? The one on my '07 is useless... have my Garmin. Would love it if Toyota would issue an update.
Don't mind driving a little slower and getting over 38 mpg's... gas just went up .16 a gallon in 5 days!!! Enjoy, it's a great car.