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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#549 of 1027 Re: 2010 Camry is a great car [thegraduate]
Nov 20, 2009 (10:41 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 (11:16 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.
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 (11:57 am)
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?
#552 of 1027 Re: 2010 Camry is a great car [bxsmith82]
Nov 20, 2009 (1:01 pm)
Anything that is 0W-20 is fine, but it will be synthetic. I use Mobil 1, $6.27 per quart at Wal-Mart. They don't make it in the large gallon jugs yet, just quarts.
#553 of 1027 Aftermarket rubber floor mats
Nov 20, 2009 (2:07 pm)
When I made the deal for my 2010 Camry I had the dealer throw in a set of rubber mats and the rubber trunk liner as well. I didn't notice the other day when picking up the vehicle, but now I see that the rubber mats that were put in the car are not the custom fit design that is Camry specific. The Toyota logo is on them but the name of the dealership is also embossed as well. The dealer must have a third party company who manufactures these mats for them. They do not have small holes near the bottom so as to allow them to be hooked in place. He placed them on top of the fabric mats that were already in the car. They cover the majority of the floor and look nice but I am worried about them moving around and having the gas pedal becoming stuck and thus creating an accident like what has recently happened to an unfortunate family in the U.S. Perhaps my salesman is not aware of the horrific tragedy that has occured. I was under the impression that I was going to recieve a set of rubber mats specific for the 2010 Toyota Camry. Am I worrying about this too much and over analyzing the situation or should I go back to the dealer and complain?
#554 of 1027 Re: Aftermarket rubber floor mats [bennyboy25]
Nov 20, 2009 (2:30 pm)
All Toyota winter rubber mats that are designed for a specific vehicle have been recalled by Toyota and Toyota dealers are not allowed to sell them. This is probably why you received the ones you did so this way if something happens, Toyota is not responsible. I was told that once the mats do get re-released or if you use other winter mats, take out the carpet mats first and lock them in place with the provided hole.
#555 of 1027 Re: Aftermarket rubber floor mats [bennyboy25]
Nov 20, 2009 (6:56 pm)
I'd go back and get a refund. You don't want mats that can slide around, at least for the driver. As koho955 mentioned, a redesigned rubber mat plus a change in the gas pedal will be performed under a recall, so you should just use the carpet mats for now, but make sure the latter are properly secured!
#556 of 1027 Re: 2010 Camry is a great car [thegraduate]
Nov 20, 2009 (7:18 pm)
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.
That was exactly my take as well when I test drove both of them. The LE-V6 rode smoother and took bumps a lot better. The SE-V6 was stiffer, and you could "feel" the road more. I drove a Dakota truck before this, and the SE-V6 felt more like that ride. If I could have gotten a "happy medium", I would have gone with that, but since I didn't find something in the middle, I went with the LE-V6.
#557 of 1027 Re: Aftermarket rubber floor mats [bennyboy25]
Nov 20, 2009 (7:29 pm)
Wow, that is absolutely amazing.
With all the Toyota Floormat stuff in the news these days, I cannot believe the dealer would give you those mats without the holes, let ALONE the fact that he put the 2nd set of mats on top of the first...
That is just unbelievable!
Maybe you could excuse the average joe not knowing about it, but when a Toyota dealer, whose cars are literally right now, in recall for floormats such as yours, and doesn't either know about the stacking issue, or simply doesn't care, thats just plain frightening.
I don't know if I would go back to the dealer first, or whether I would instead call Toyota right now and tell them about the complete incompetence of your dealer.
Either way, you have a real serious issue here, regardless of what people might think of the recall itself...
Your dealer violated a direct order for the recall when they gave you those hookless mats and put them on top of the existing mats.
I am still flabbergasted at that!
#558 of 1027 Toyota Camry is cheap
Nov 20, 2009 (9:28 pm)
I rented a Toyota Camry in this summer vacation right after renting a Pontiac G6. Boy, the Camry was much worse. In addition to the boring and cheap looking inside out (the gray seat cloth was the cheapest interior of any cars I've seen), the car wobbled like a boat, had very insecure handling, significant wind noise, and intrusive suspension. The radio console was overly big and empty and served no purpose.
BTW, go check the user comments in the Yahoo Auto to see how many transmission problems this car has.