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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#588 of 1027 Re: Avalon or Camry? [cjutson]
Nov 28, 2009 (10:08 am)
I have driven a 2005 Toyota Avalon before which closely resembles the 2010. I found it to be too big. The Camry is just right. I went with the 2010 4cyl version and I must say it is the best car I have ever owned. Road noise, what road noise? Traffic noise, wtf is that? The car is just the right size and drives beautifully. I love it! Fully loaded with all the bells and whistles - what more could you ask for? Not to put down the Ford Fusion but for real, in my opinion it is butt ugly and so generic looking. A real rental car vibe. I don't think there is any comparison. Stick with Camry and save some money over the Avalon. You will not be dissapointed! I do not like the design of the Avalon either. To me it is not appealing. The Camry on the other hand is perfect.
#589 of 1027 Re: Avalon or Camry? [bennyboy25]
Nov 28, 2009 (2:53 pm)
I may be a little spoiled coming off an Acura MDX that was nice and quiet but what is traffic noise you ask. Pull your 2010 Camry up to a busy intersection and sit and wait to make a left turn for 30 seconds or so. If you can't heart the traffic (road noise) right through the windows like they are open a bit, you need your hearing checked. Or better yet, do that same test in a 2010 Avalon or 2010 Highlander and then go drive your Camry and then tell me how quiet it is. I almost bought the Camry but I couldn't stand the noise factor.
The Ford does have a "rental car look" but it did win MT car of the year and it drives really nice and this is coming from someone who has never owned a Domestic car in 49 years until last week!
#590 of 1027 Re: Avalon or Camry? [koho955]
Nov 28, 2009 (10:54 pm)
Perhaps the Camry you drove had a flaw. I am only 31 and I have excellent hearing. Since I have owned my new Camry I have only driven within the city and have been in situations where there has been large volumes of traffic. I really have not heard anything along the lines of what you describe. My Camry is extremely quiet and isolated from the outside environment. For a short period of time I owned a 2008 Highlander Sport which is the same as the 2010 model and I really loved that also but do not notice a difference in terms of traffic/road noise when comparing it to the Camry. I have driven Acura MDX before and must admit that it is an amazing SUV. So luxurious, great design, powerful, spacious, high quality and above average fit and finish. Why would you ever want to go from it to a Ford? It seems like a huge downgrade. When you think back, what were the reasons that made you want to have the MDX? What are the reasons that made you want to try a Ford? All I can think of is that the economy is not the way it used to be and you wanted to save money. You are smart to lease the Ford and not buy it since the resale is a complete killer.
#591 of 1027 Re: got my new mats [bennyboy25]
Nov 29, 2009 (7:34 am)
Yes, that's right, there is no problem, like I've said 100's of times, if you use the hooks and use only one mat. Of course, the haters want you to believe otherwise. They must pray every 5 minutes that something negative happens with Toyota.
#592 of 1027 Re: Avalon or Camry? [koho955]
Nov 29, 2009 (7:37 am)
The Camry won the MT car of the year for the 2007 model - I said "so what, who cares" back then, and I say the same thing now.
#593 of 1027 Re: Avalon or Camry? [mcdawgg]
Nov 29, 2009 (9:30 am)
True, everyone knows the MT Car of the Year is sold to the highest bidder.
Plus, just consider some of the dogs they chose in the past few decades: Chevy Vega, Chrysler's Aspen and Volare, and Renault Alliance, to name a few!
#594 of 1027 Re: got my new mats [bennyboy25]
Nov 29, 2009 (9:32 am)
I don't understand how U.S. customers will get the fix but here in Canada, Toyota is not doing anything about it.
Maybe Toyota figures Canadians are smarter than us Americans!
#595 of 1027 Re: Avalon or Camry? [210delray]
Nov 29, 2009 (9:46 am)
Chrysler Aspen won?! I had no idea. That is a complete joke. A rebadged Dodge Durango wins MT car of the year. It was discontinued last year I believe. Now I can see why they gave the award to the Ford Focus. It all makes sense now. Ford must have scraped together all the remaining funds they had left without going completely bankrupt and slid that wad over to MT.
#596 of 1027 Re: Toyota Acceleration Problems with Camry [mcdawgg]
Nov 29, 2009 (10:42 am)
I have said this a 1,000 times - just use only one floor mat, and it can be either Toyota All-Weather or carpet mat, or a good aftermarket mat, like WeatherTech that is designed for your vehicle. Also, use the hooks to secure the mat. If you do these two things, you don't have to worry AT ALL
Are you some kind of official Toyota speaker? The official Toyota recall also include 2 additional fixes: replace the pedal with the redesigned pedal; control software change to give brake override power over accelerator. All these fixes may not cure the root cause; rather they are just patch ups to give driver some controls when the problem happens. NHTSA engineers are still investigating the possible root cause of the problem in the electronic engine control system.