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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#749 of 1027 Re: I'M WAITING AND KEEPING MY 96' LE [berri]
Jan 14, 2010 (3:24 pm)
When I said you're good, I mean you didn't try to bash me or anyone. However, if you read the discussion, you will see that some people here got really personal if other said bad things about the Camry...about safety issue.
I don't really care if you or someone say bad things about Nissan that's why they don't buy Nissans. Actually, I was thinking about getting the Accord last month when I shopped for the '10 Altima. However, I'm afraid that when I trade in the car 2-3 years from now, Honda mights not be willing to give me a good deal on their used Honda as Nissan.
I used to drive Toyotas, '97 Avalon, 99 Corolla, '02 Camry, and '03 Solara, before I switched over to Nissans in 2003. I find that I can negotiate better deals w/ Nissan than Toyota.
#750 of 1027 Re: I'M WAITING AND KEEPING MY 96' LE [gooddeal2]
Jan 14, 2010 (4:24 pm)
Sorry, I guess I misread your point. I incorrectly thought you were taking things personally. I'm with you, this is America and people should buy whatever they prefer. Everything has its good and bad, I've yet to find perfection in anything and doubt it will ever really exist anyway. I think some posters may work in the business and have affinities thereto. Personally, I believe competition always improves things for everyone in the long term and don't like seeing any failures.
PS - don't know if you like them, but I found Toyota dealers were pretty aggresive on Camry - I saved over a grand compared to a similar Accord. I also own Honda, but don't find the Camry all that sloppy of a handling car as some feel. It does trade a bit of handling finesse for quiet and smooth cruising, but I was quite comfortable driving it on winding hilly roads.
#751 of 1027 Re: I'M WAITING AND KEEPING MY 96' LE [berri]
Jan 14, 2010 (4:45 pm)
Yes, you can find the Camry LE for a little cheaper than the Accord LX. I don't have a problem with the new car price but they don't offer good numbers on my used car as Nissan dealers.
I don't really drive the Altima, so, I don't really care too much about the noise and handling. I drive the G. However, I like the Altima design more than the Accord or the Camry.
Opp, I don't want to talk too much about other cars here b/c this thread is for Camry 2010.
#752 of 1027 Re: I'M WAITING AND KEEPING MY 96' LE [gooddeal2]
Jan 14, 2010 (6:20 pm)
Up until I purchased my 10 Camry back in September, my 95 Altima was my most recent purchase. Bought it new and today has ~100K and runs like a champ. All it's needed over the years are batteries, tires, and a one time distributor cap.
#753 of 1027 10k mile oil change
Jan 20, 2010 (7:56 pm)
I finally hit 5,000 miles today eastbound on 101 to home from work. The "Maint Reqd" light remains on and it's been blinking when nearing 5k. Glad to hear that Toyota changed the OCI to 10k but this is still up in the air as I have not received any correspondence or read any public announcement except from a posting. I don't intend to change the oil soon but will stick to the contentions of fellow owners from this board. I estimate that I will reach 1 year in late August and attain the 10k +/- reading.
I read the manual but didn't see the instruction on turning off the light. Is it the same as in the previous models or the 5th gen? Thanks for any feedback.
#754 of 1027 Re: 10k mile oil change [camry2k5]
Jan 20, 2010 (8:13 pm)
I believe, but am not certain, that you use the same procedure to turn off the light.
#755 of 1027 Re: 10k mile oil change [210delray]
Jan 20, 2010 (9:02 pm)
"I believe, but am not certain, that you use the same procedure to turn off the light."
Please tell me HOW to turn off the light?
#756 of 1027 Re: 10k mile oil change [gtgtcobra]
Jan 20, 2010 (10:28 pm)
See your 2010 Owner's Manual, page 369.
Another good page to look at is page 333, where it tells you the proper use of the floor mats. If the Lexus dealer in CA would have read and followed that, the big accident would not have happened, and other people would not have had problems with pedals getting stuck down. Note that this manual was printed before the accident happened.
Lots of good info in the Owner's Manual!!
#757 of 1027 Re: 10k mile oil change [mcdawgg]
Jan 21, 2010 (6:32 am)
If the floor mats were the actual problem/cause....??
I find it very hard to believe that a State Patrolman could have driven that car that far at those speeds and not released the brake pedal at least once and thereby discovered that the engine RPM decayed as/when he did so. Plus he would have to have been an absolute idiot to have not tried shifting the transaxle into neutral, or even reverse, of in the extreme case into park. "Who" cares if the transaxle self-destructs.
No, the engine/transaxle ECU control firmware found itself a trap door or entered a "deadly embrace".
I have personally experienced the floor mat problem twice over the past ~15 years and in both cases it was my heavy or extreme foot pressure on the brake pedal that was forcing the floor mat, that had slipped up behind it, to depress the gas pedal.
The first time (Mazda Miata test drive) took a little figuring out but the second time (Mazda minivan rental) I recognized the problem immediately.
#758 of 1027 Re: 10k mile oil change [gtgtcobra]
Jan 21, 2010 (6:58 am)
Mcdawgg answered the question nicely. I don't waste time giving detailed instructions here (I have in the past, but no more) when the full procedure is spelled out in the owner's manual.