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#671 of 1079 What tires on new Camry SE-V6?
Dec 31, 2008 (7:18 am)
I need tires for my 2005 SE-V6. The Bridgestone EL400s have a few miles left after 30K miles but it's winter and there's snow (33" already this year) so I can use the full tread of a new tire.
Based on Tirerack ratings, I am considering Michelin Primacy (pricey), Bridgestone Potenza G019, Goodyear ComforTred, and Yoko Avid V4S. Need to check out Consumer Reports also.
I want low highway noise and no decrease in gas mileage. Knowing that the OEMs go for low rolling resistance to maximize gas mileage, wondering what Toyota is putting on Camrys these days. Especially interested in the SE.
#672 of 1079 Re: What tires on new Camry SE-V6? [lmacmil]
Dec 31, 2008 (9:41 am)
I replaced the Bridgestone OEM with Goodyear Comfort treads which I've had on a previous vehicle. They are smooth and good in snow and rain. However I lost a mpg or so as tradeoff for the great ride and traction - you can't have it all. I also have several cars with Michelin Harmony which I believe cost less than the newer Primacy. The harmony tires are very similar to the comfort treads. Both of these tires have delivered better tread life than my Bridgestone OEM.
#673 of 1079 Re: What tires on new Camry SE-V6? [lmacmil]
Jan 01, 2009 (8:57 am)
My '01 AWD RX300 has just spent almost ten days riding with tire chains on all four. 2 feet of snow accumulated at home, just now melting away. Underneath those chains is 4 Bridgestone Turanza summer only QUIET and comfortably riding tires.
I'd rather "suffer" the rare and short lived tire chain installation/noise/removal than suffer the NOISE and discomfort of winter specialty tires CONSTANTLY.
#674 of 1079 Re: Fun Fob Fact [jagger]
Jan 01, 2009 (1:18 pm)
I'm inclined to agree with mcdawgg on the fob factor. I can't imagine a single pole, single throw toggle switch under the dash to accomplish this sort of set up.
I had my dealer "de-program" my main key so that the horn would NOT blast every time I lock my '07. The keys come defaulted to blow the horn, and unfortunately I think this is a feature that far too many newbies (to keyless entry) love to hear, when in fact, to save the rest of us from way too much noise pollution, they could just as easily listen for the door locks "clunking" when they hit the button.
Thanks to German ingenuity, (and, of course the $50K price tag) when my BMW key fob locks/unlocks the doors, there is a totally separate (from the horn) LITTLE beeper that goes off.......and sounds much more civilized that a horn blast.
#675 of 1079 Re: Fun Fob Fact [notmybmw]
Jan 01, 2009 (4:17 pm)
Funny, My Camry has a Beeper too and does not sound the horn.
#676 of 1079 Beeper, not horn, on your 08 keyless locks
Jan 01, 2009 (8:51 pm)
Hmmmmmmm. I wonder if they updated that on the 08 models. Could have sworn it was my horn, not a beeper, and that's why I had it shut down. It was damned loud, whatever it was.....and totally unnecessary. The clunk of the mechanism can be easily heard from 20 feet away, which is all the indication you need that the locks are down.
#677 of 1079 Re: Fun Fob Fact [adamw812]
Jan 02, 2009 (8:25 am)
My Porsche sounds the horn if all is secure but a beeper if anything is a problem, glove box slightly ajar, sunroof, etc.
#678 of 1079 Re: Fun Fob Fact [notmybmw]
Jan 02, 2009 (9:02 am)
GM sets theirs to toot the horn only if you press it twice. First time locks them and second time is for the newbe. Most of their cars can be programed a few different ways.
#679 of 1079 2009 Toyota Camry- Paint Defects
Jan 02, 2009 (9:51 am)
I purchased a new 2009 Toyota Camry from the dearlership in July 2008. I test drove a camry before buying it and it was nice, no big complaints. I called the dealership to inform my rep that I had decided to purchase the car, to go ahead and have it cleaned up ready to go for me when I got there, I did not want to be there 4 hours signing and waiting for them. Long story short, after 2 weeks of driving the car and came time for the first detail (from me) I noticed several spots on the car of where the paint had "dirt" underneath the paint or in the paint. Took car to a local body shop, they told me I needed to have toyota dealership to correct the problem and also have them look into the paint quality. There was no wax on the car and there were already spots in the paint where the clear coat was not applied correctly and it was a bad paint job. Took car in, waxed the car and it looked good. But they ignored my concerns with the dirt under the paint. The longer i have the car, the more spots i notice. It seems to be on all 4 doors under the window seal and inside the door frame. I have spoken to the service manager and still no luck. All they keep saying is we need to repaint the car, repaint the car.. I do not want my 2009 car repainted. I want the car replaced. What should I do? Thanks!
#680 of 1079 GM sets theirs to toot the horn....etc
Jan 02, 2009 (11:13 am)
Yeah, as I recall with my Pontiac Montana van, I could literally program the key myself (using the single page instructions I received when buying a replacement key off eBay).
It could be programmed for 1. horn, no lights, 2. lights, no horn, 3. lights AND horn....or 4. neither horn NOR lights.
The system was great....and I assume Toyota would have "stolen" similar technology (you know, along with the nuclear sub propeller designs!!....LOL)