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#542 of 1027 Re: They say the Camry is quiet as a tomb???? [invest]
Nov 11, 2009 (1:05 pm)
agree totally with you, I have a 2008 Base TL right now and while I love the car it definitely was not as quiet as the Camry or ES350 I test drove earlier this year; I've never read any reviews on edmunds, car and driver, motortrend, automobile mag, JD Power, US News and World Report, or consumer reports stating the camry is a loud, unrefined, noisy car; in fact most professional reviewers have made it a point to state how class leading the camry is in regards to engine refinement, isolation and quietness while in the cabin and I have to concur with their opinion after driving one; I do agree the interior quality/fit and finish of the camry is not up on par with the Acura but you would expect that since toyota is not a luxury division
also, a 4cyl or hybrid powertrain is always going to be louder than a V6 no matter what kind of car you have; the hybrid engines are especially loud and whinny sounding when in use and I'm not sure if that is what some of the other people were referring to
#543 of 1027 2010 Camry is a great car
Nov 20, 2009 (12:18 am)
Just picked up my new 2010 Toyota Camry today and I have to say that I really love it. It is somewhat of a "family" sedan, but I really love the exterior design. I ordered it in the Magnetic Gray and it looks very sharp. I bought the 4 cylinder model with the "Touring" package. It comes with the bluetooth, power sunroof, alloy wheels, power seat, digital compass rear view mirror, sirius satellite radio, vaccum fluorescent display... I haven't read all the posts here as there are quite alot but some people were wondering about the VFD and the brightness at night. I drove it this evening and found it to be just fine. It's not too bright and I have not tried to adjust it yet. It's fine the way it is. Also, the engine is not loud at all. It has more power than last year plus comes with a six speed automatic. The extremely high quality of the 2010 Camry on the exterior and interior is VERY apparant and there is nothing to complain about at all. What more can you ask for? I am really glad to have made the decision to purchase this car and I am looking forward to many trouble free years of ownership. If anyone has any questions about the vehicle or the options which come with my package then let me know. I'll be happy to tell you guys about it in greater detail. In my opinion, Toyota makes the BEST vehicles of any manufacturer. I have owned many different brands in the past and nothing comes close.
#544 of 1027 Re: They say the Camry is quiet as a tomb???? [wwest]
Nov 20, 2009 (6:53 am)
I was referring to the engine under the hood, not the ride noise, which was OK. The ride was the only thing I could compliment it on.
#545 of 1027 Re: 2010 Camry is a great car [bennyboy25]
Nov 20, 2009 (7:05 am)
I ordered it in the Magnetic Gray and it looks very sharp. I bought the 4 cylinder model with the "Touring" package.
What's the touring package? Is it anything like the Avalon Touring that sharpens handling and firms up the very soft ride?
#546 of 1027 Re: They say the Camry is quiet as a tomb???? [acdii]
Nov 20, 2009 (7:12 am)
Funny that your complaint is about the engine noise; the V6 engine noise didn't bother me nearly as much as the road noise you hear.....It's almost like you have the windows open. I took a long test drive and was shocked at the traffic noise I could hear through the glass (the whole car) when sitting at a light while the cars whizzed by. I followed up the Camry V6 XLE test drive with the base version Highlander and was shocked at the difference in road noise I could hear on the same roads. I wish I could afford the lease payments on a Highlander.
I am going to test drive the Ford Fusion today but since I live in Chicago I get nervous when I see sport tires on any car or truck.
#547 of 1027 Re: 2010 Camry is a great car [thegraduate]
Nov 20, 2009 (8:19 am)
I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I think that we have different packages here than in the U.S. I do not believe that the Touring package changes the handling at all or firms up the ride. I am pretty sure that it is just the name they gave it when they decided to load up the Camry with such great features over and above the base model. If I wanted a sportier feel then I would have gone for the Camry SE. That package adds a sport-tuned suspension featuring stiffer springs, solid rear stabilizer bar, and a V-brace connecting the rear suspension tower with the floor cross member for greater rigidity and better handling. It also comes with performance-tuned power steering. I am not into the whole "sport" thing. I really appreciate the Camry for what it is. It is very quiet under the hood and road noise is not an issue at all. I feel that the SE wouldn't be as quiet and soft since it is geared more towards sport.
#548 of 1027 Re: 2010 Camry is a great car [bennyboy25]
Nov 20, 2009 (11:23 am)
I feel that the SE wouldn't be as quiet and soft since it is geared more towards sport.
I forgot completely about the SE being = to "Touring" in Avalon speak. D'uh, grad!!
Quiet, yes. Soft? No. I've driven two current-gen Camry models; an LE-V6 and an SE-V6. The SE was definitely stiffer in the ride department, but I didn't notice either of them being particularly noisy. I drive an Accord though, which tend to be noisier than Toyotas in general.
#549 of 1027 Re: 2010 Camry is a great car [thegraduate]
Nov 20, 2009 (11:41 am)
I was not meaning that the SE would be noisy in terms of the engine as it is only has a few more horses under the hood. I was referring to the drive. With Sport versions of vehicles the road noise is always more apparant and you can hear and feel all the little bumps and imperfections in the road. It is on purpose of course but it's not for me. I agree with you that the Accord is noisier than the Toyota. In the past I have owned a 1994 Accord 4 cly. and a 1998 Accord 4 cly. and I found that the engines were very loud and not to my liking. I never tested the current Accord before making my decision to go with the Camry. I like the exterior design of both the 2010 Camry and Accord though. They both look great although it appears that the Camry is just a little bit bigger. I have not compared figures but this is just what it seems like to my eye.
#550 of 1027 Re: 2010 Camry is a great car [bennyboy25]
Nov 20, 2009 (12:16 pm)
I was not meaning that the SE would be noisy in terms of the engine as it is only has a few more horses under the hood. I was referring to the drive. With Sport versions of vehicles the road noise is always more apparant and you can hear and feel all the little bumps and imperfections in the road.
The sound-deadening shouldn't be different in the two trim levels, I wouldn't think - only the tires, will which make a relatively small difference. The Accord is actually bigger than the Camry, making it a little too large to be something I'd want to replace my '06 Accord with, if I'm choosing a sedan. I'm more concerned with front-seat room, something few cars give me enough of; I'm 6'5" with a 35" inseam though, so not your norm!
#551 of 1027 Re: 2010 Camry is a great car [bennyboy25]
Nov 20, 2009 (12:57 pm)
Can you tell me what kind of Oil for Camry SE 2010? I know it is 0W-20, but does it need to be Regula, Blend Synthesis, or Synthesis Oil?