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Toyota Venza, SUV
#990 of 1243 Re: Toyota Venza's i4 's any info would be nice [bobgwtw]
Apr 02, 2009 (10:01 am)
I tried the I-4 in the highlander 2009 last a few weeks ago. I drive the Venza 6 then the highlander for a crude comparision. I found the engine (2.7) very willing. I sort of wish they were all 2.7's since the 3.5 is not leaps and bounds better. IMO the V-6 does have commendable fuel economy on the highway. It also accelerates much quieter than the I-4. I cannot speak to the more reasonable tires on the I-4. The 20's are one size too big IMO as well. Happy with the V-6 but this I-4 is worth a look for anyone. If live in MTS or very hilly the V-6 does have some advantages, flatlanders no problem.
#991 of 1243 Re: $275 per tire [normvenza09]
by steve_ HOST
Apr 02, 2009 (8:44 pm)
but if you can afford a Venza then you won't have a problem with the tire price.
Maybe, but some of us sometimes try to buy higher end stuff so we can avoid expensive maintenance and repair in future years.
And sometimes paying a premium up front seems to tell the manufacturer that they can charge a premium for parts and labor down the road (why should that follow?).
And sometimes it seems that manufacturers think it's not a big deal to spec oddball sizes of wear and tear parts, limiting your choices in the future.
At least they aren't runflat tires eh?
#992 of 1243 Got pics?
by steve_ HOST
Apr 02, 2009 (8:48 pm)
The only Venza pics I see around here are from an auto show that Hudsonthedog attended.
The Edmunds/Inside Line site photos are good and all, but it's really nice to see some owner pics of their cars in real life settings. So please set up your CarSpace page and post some pics. Thanks!
#993 of 1243 USA TODAY review in 11/2008
Apr 03, 2009 (1:59 pm)
It did not really bother me about Healey's complains on the first part of the article but the second part was a very good read for Venza owners.
One thing I need to ask from other owners, is this true?
"power closer that ensured doors shut without slamming" - I know for the rear hatch but other doors?
#994 of 1243 Re: Got pics? [steve_]
Apr 04, 2009 (5:09 pm)
OK, I added a few pictures of my Venza. It's a Magnetic Grey/Ivory V6 AWD with Premium Package #1/JBL. You can also see the dealer-installed color-keyed fender and door-edge guards. If you search for "Venza" on CarSpace, it should come up.
#996 of 1243 Re: Got pics? [steve_]
Apr 05, 2009 (9:05 am)
Thanks for sharing the photos, keep them coming.I will add some once I learn how to. Kind off slow when it comes to computer things like that.I used a fish eye lense on the inside and its cool to see the entire inside with that lense.Where are you located. Im in Alabama
#997 of 1243 Re: Got pics? [deepsouth]
Apr 05, 2009 (12:41 pm)
Where are you located.
I'm in Hawaii -- those photos were taken near the airport on Oahu. I should take some photos with a more "tropical" background.
#998 of 1243 Re: Got pics? [qs933]
Apr 05, 2009 (2:27 pm)
Yes some photos with the beach in the background would be great.What type work do you do? Im taking Venza on a 800 mile trip this week and will see what type MPG I get.
Have you waxed yours yet? I haven't had time and will do it when I get back.
#999 of 1243 Re: Got pics? [deepsouth]
Apr 06, 2009 (6:07 am)
I have a 6 cylinder FWD. I got 27 mpg on a trip last week from south Louisiana to central Arkansas and back.
I haven't waxed mine yet (had it about six weeks). I keep hearing conflicting opinions; you need to let the paint/clearcoat fully cure for six months: no, that isn't true they're good to go from the factory, etc., etc.
Yet another quasi-knowledgeable friend says yes, the paint isn't fully cured fresh from the factory, but the Zaino products don't "seal" like regular wax does and will allow the paint to finish curing, etc.
IOW, I'm totally confused on this issue.
My Venza was less than two weeks out of the factory when I took delivery, for what that's worth...