Last post on Jan 27, 2013 at 2:14 PM
You are in the Toyota Camry Hybrid
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Toyota Camry Hybrid, Car Buying, Sedan
#643 of 646 Re: Poor cabin heat [8079dan]
by va hybrid user
Dec 29, 2012 (8:42 pm)
Where do you live?
#644 of 646 Re: Poor cabin heat [va hybrid user]
Jan 02, 2013 (12:01 am)
Oregon. I would drive 500 miles to get my heater working. It has been 40 degrees lately and not much warmer in the car for the first 30 minutes (Eco switch off). When the ECO switch is on, I seem to get better mileage, but almost no heat after warm-up.
#645 of 646 Re: Poor cabin heat [8079dan]
by va hybrid user
Jan 02, 2013 (4:47 pm)
OK. I live in Virginia. This is not right, I'd find another Toyota dealer and make them fix it under warranty.
#646 of 646 Re: Poor cabin heat [va hybrid user]
Jan 27, 2013 (2:14 pm)
I am impressed with my 2012 Camry Hybrid in many ways. It is in general a fantastic car. I only wish the dealers would work with me, as a buyer of 6 new cars, to make the car do what I request at the time of purchase.
Typically, I want all the features of the auto I am trading, plus the new features. I was told the 2012 Camry Hybrid was a totally rebuilt, new model, so I should have tested the demonstrator more carefully. My car has a very poor navigation operating system. It also has a poor heater compared to the 2010 Hybrid Camry I owned.
My concern is with the dealers. I have yet to have a rattle or squeak repaired by a new car dealer. My friends tell me that to get such repairs, you need to take the car to a non-warranty service and pay for it.
When I took the car in for heater service for the third time to the second dealer, they refused to open the hood and claimed the car was new, so it ws not defective, even though it heated much slower and less than any other car. I am aware this is NOT a weak point in this model.
Thanks for the comments. I will wear a good coat in this car and take my 2012 Tacoma for a ride when I need heat. Both vehicles are fast. I think the Camry is fun to drive.