Last post on May 08, 2013 at 3:52 AM
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Toyota Camry Hybrid, Performance Mods, Sedan
#241 of 250 Re: Option packages in CA vs elsewhere - NAV vs. leather seats [plknj]
Dec 27, 2007 (9:05 am)
The nav is far from worthless..........
#242 of 250 Re: Option packages in CA vs elsewhere - NAV vs. leather seats [plknj]
Dec 28, 2007 (3:42 pm)
Though the nav is worthless.... everything else that came with the nav system was well worth the money.
Please use, IMO, next time you say stuff like this.
I have Nav in all of my 3 cars and I am quite pleased with their use and utility. For some of us geography-challenged, it does come handy. And I prefer factory Nav over the AM ones... just me tho'. With factory Nav, you get not just directions and POIs but additional functions (bundle) including BT, Audio, Service info, TPMS, etc... etc... Plus you lose many of the steering wheel controls without the Nav unit installed... The info you get from the Nav unit and the many functions it displays give the driver a lotta materials many times better information than those with non-Nav units.
#243 of 250 Re: Option packages in CA vs elsewhere - NAV vs. leather seats [oac]
Dec 29, 2007 (4:21 am)
My beef is not what the Nav does. It is with the difficulty in operating it and with the voice activation. Example: With any Nav system I have ever used you plug in the destination address, click enter and you are on your way. Not this one. You have to go to the destination screen, plug in your address, then you have to go to another screen to map the route. Why? Plus you are supposed to be able to use voice activation to do all this. Have you ever tried to use it, it's worthless. To make a simple voice activated phone call, with other systems you just say "dial number" then the number and it calls. To make a voice activated phone call on this system you have to go through up to 5 steps to make a call. Why? Yes the other features are great, but when you pay $2,000 dollars extra for this system both the Nav and the Voice Activation should work easily and seamlessly.
#244 of 250 Re: Option packages in CA vs elsewhere - NAV vs. leather seats [computercut]
Dec 29, 2007 (6:53 am)
"In My Opinion"... I agree with this and all else that has been said (by many others)about how difficult it is to use the nav system...
#245 of 250 Re: Option packages in CA vs elsewhere - NAV vs. leather seats [lzc]
May 07, 2008 (10:08 am)
we just bought a TCH 09 in the DFW TX area--in this area if you go to toyota dealer's web site and look under in-stock--you can see the cars the dealer has at his lot and the ones in the "pool"
you can also see that some dealerships like to order cars with the same set of options and some dealers never do have those--very strange since I am sure whatever they get comes through the Gulf States wholesale operations...
there are many options available here -- and some can be dealer installed afterwards like the moonroof or leather seats
my question is about the two leather seats options
one says there is lumbar and liquecell--it retails for 1429
but there is another leather trim with power driver and passenger seats
and that is for 1300
both allow the C/C with heated seats---
does anyone know the difference?
#246 of 250 heated outside mirrors
May 07, 2008 (12:23 pm)
new owner--don't have my car or the info books--the XM radio is being installed and a clear bra and window tint
are the heated side mirrors turned on ALL the time--do they come on when the defroster setting is used---
I don't remember a switch by the remote switch that moves them---
maybe it was there--just don't remember it--have not needed to heat them up in short time we owned the car
#247 of 250 Side mirrors
May 11, 2008 (6:19 am)
According to my 09 manual, the heating in the side mirrors come on when the rear window defroster is used. The mirrors do NOT bend . They are solidly mounted.
IMO this is a real shortcoming.
#248 of 250 Upgrading the GPS Software
Sep 20, 2008 (10:10 am)
Before I got my TCH I used a Garmin Nuvi GPS system. Compared to the Nuvi, the TCH system was more complicated to use, but I got used to it. However, one difference I would like to change involves announcing the streets. The Nuvi announces a street coming up where you have to turn - like "Turn Left on on Apple Street" whereas the TCH never gives the name of the street.
Is Toyota every going to offer upgrades of the GPS software?
May 08, 2013 (3:28 am)
Owned Camrys since 92. This will be the last. Body metal so thin AKA mileage, parking near destination results in dings. Who wants to park in farthest spot? Dash gets so hot I have bumped it with finger and nail cut actual divot. Driver sun-visor fell apart (recalled). CD player would not give homemade CD's back without countless trips to the eject button. Dealer : "We recommend 'store bought' CD's". Within a month same thing occurred with "store bought". Dealer : "We've had this problem". Solution : replace with identical unit! Went aftermarket. Intermittent bright/dim of dash light, blows head-lights/tail-lights/tag-lights frequently. More than 1 encounter with law due to this (including $166 ticket in Daytona). Paint peeling from nose. Driver window control pod peeling paint. We enjoy the reliability, ride, mileage and power. Buy the side molding protectors before it's too late.
#250 of 250 2008 Hybrid Camry
May 08, 2013 (3:52 am)
I just saw the first response to this post in 5 years and felt the need to give my review. I've owned the '08 Camry for 5 and 1/2 years. It's been extremely reliable and all the bells and whistles have worked flawlessly for me (knock on wood). I have 85k miles and all this car does is go. My only beef is I live on a bumpy rural dirt road and there is a rattle that annoys me but if that's all I can come up with after nearly 6 years who can really complain? Except for oil and tires this care has spent no time in the shop. I've yet to even change a light bulb! This car was well worth the $.