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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#199 of 303 Switching cars
May 30, 2011 (9:53 am)
I bought a 2010 Prius new in 12/2009, and although I thought it was cool, it got to be boring to drive, so I traded it for a 2010 Golf, and it was great. I lost $5,000 though, because it was at the height of the recalls, and nobody wanted to touch a Toyota at that point. I paid $24,430 for a Prius III, and got $19,110 for a trade three months later, with 4,000 miles on it, and the brake recall had been done. It was in perfect condition. I just looked yesterday, and that same car, with 30,000 miles on it would be worth $25,000 on trade. Oh, well. I'm not sorry I traded it. Money can rule you, if you let it. To me, it's the day to day experience I have that's imporatant, so, money's just the vehilce to get me there. The VW shifted hard, too, sometimes, and I worried, because, as I said, I had a 2004 Chevy Impala that did that, and the trans went at 100,000 miles, and Chevy would not stand behind it. My friend's, identical car, did exactly the same thing. Cold shoulder from GM. Then, they went bankrupt. Yay! Serves 'em right, I thought. If it's just the driving, I'm fine with this thing the way it is. I have the base Camry with AT, so I only paid $21,000 for it, and I got 0% fininacing for 60 months, so I figured that saved me another $4,400, so, I'm not complaining. But, mainly, it's just that I like the car. There's something peaceful about it for me when I drive it, and I can have fun with it, as well. It's got a huge tank, s I never fill it up, and it's not that bad when I do fill it up. And I just like driving it, there's something about it that just suits me, so I guess I found a good fit for me. Good luck with whatever you decide, but I was glad I traded my Prius, even though there were things I liked about that car, as well. It just wasn't the right car for me.
#200 of 303 Does The 6 Cylinder Have A Problem Too?
Jul 09, 2011 (10:52 am)
Does the 6 cylinder Camry have the same issue with the automatic transmission?
#201 of 303 Re: Does The 6 Cylinder Have A Problem Too? [camon]
Jul 09, 2011 (4:41 pm)
not sure but I think all 6 speed trannys are the same
I will say that once I turned over 5000 miles the situation has improved, not perfect but better. Dont know if they did something to it at the 5K oil change but things hopefully will continue to improve ! Still considering trading in though, looking at the Kia Sportage but not sure, I am now "gun shy" after going thru this with this Camry !
#202 of 303 Re: Does The 6 Cylinder Have A Problem Too? [delbar]
Jul 10, 2011 (6:14 am)
Do you have a 6 cylinder or base 4 cylinder?
I was thinking that with 6 cylinders the transmission would not have to hunt quite as much to find the right gear, because of the extra power. Or this may be just wishful thinking on my part.
#203 of 303 Re: Does The 6 Cylinder Have A Problem Too? [camon]
Jul 10, 2011 (9:26 am)
mine is a 4 cyl. and I have no idea about 4 cyl vs 6cyl. Only thing I know is I miss my 2005 Camary
#204 of 303 Re: Does The 6 Cylinder Have A Problem Too? [camon]
Jul 10, 2011 (9:52 am)
With a 6 cylinder being in the most optimal gear ratio, lowest possible RPM, for the current overall road conditions is even more important insofar as MPG is concerned.
#205 of 303 Re: Oh, well [buttons973]
Jul 15, 2011 (5:51 pm)
I have a 2011 toyota camry LE, and it only has 2,300 miles on it,had it just a month now. I am experiencing a terrible sluggish drive as though i am pulling something behind the car. also it is jumping in and out of the gears with hesitation,As i was at a stop sign yesterday engaging the brakes it jerked forward . when i reached home i put the car in park proceeded to get out and the car moved forward i turned in panic thinking i did not put it in park but i did and it was still in park. i am terrified of this car because my daughter was standing in the area a few minutes before and it could have hit her. this is not in my mind nor the many other consumers who are experiencing this. i took the car to the dealer today and told them what happened and they advised me that they could make me an appointment to take a look but they are all book and it would not be until next week. i told them all i know is i am not taking that car back home with me and they need to keep it and give me a loaner car, and i do not want a camry if i am scared of the new one i purchased why would i feel okay taking one home. I have not purchased a car in years and finally decided to because of my distance of travel to work, and i wanted a dependable car which i thought the camry would be due to having owned a couple of the 90 models with no problems. I have gone from happy to terrified of what might happen what if someone had been in front of the car when it accelerated forward like that . I will go to the media if i have to i do not want that car back at my home. I thought it only happend to me until my sister and i found so many similar stories.
#206 of 303 Re: Oh, well [unhappy51]
Jul 15, 2011 (6:06 pm)
Is it jumping or it is sluggish or both? Let's try to sort it out.
1. Try to put your car on the small incline and set it to N, see if it rolls with ease or not. Check your fuel consumption and tell us what it is (MPG).
2. Is your parking at home on the flat surface or incline? As a general rule don't allow small children to approach your car if engine is running.
#207 of 303 Re: Oh, well [unhappy51]
Jul 15, 2011 (9:19 pm)
"..it jerked forward..."
The brake pedal is angled over toward the gas pedal such that it is very easy to apply the brakes with the right side of your foot well over the gas pedal. Apply the brakes moderately "deep" and your foot depresses the gas pedal at the same time....the car "jerks" forward.
I have had to be very mindful of this "lazy foot" situation, constantly remind myself to move my foot well over onto the brake pedal.
"..car in park...car moved forward.."
The parking gear "pawl" and gearteeth are so course that it is entirely possible to have your foot firmly on the brake, place the shifter into park, and have the car roll slightly (PANIC!!) on an incline when you release the brake to step out of the car.
"..jumping in and out of gears..."
Normal "shiftiness" during cruise in all modern day 6(10) speed transmissions.
Not good but also SOP, normal. 1-2 second downshift delay upon a quick return to acceleration after a brief period of coastdown. Has to do with a tranasaxle design change in favor of FE instigated back about the turn of the century.
#208 of 303 Re: Oh, well [unhappy51]
Jul 19, 2011 (10:38 am)
Well, Good Luck with that. I have A new 2011 Camry with same problem and the Dealer Excuse is that the Transmission in this Model is suppose to learn my Driving Habits. I am outraged about it, because, they have no right to store this information, which is personal Information that could be illegally sold to Insurance Companies and used against the driver. They should have told me about it before I purchased the Vehicle, so that I could make an informed decision. Also, I paid 28,Plus dollars for this Piece crap that is not even well finished. The Interior has a lot of Rough edges in Doors Plastic covers. The Front Instrument Panels don't Meet nicely in the Ends. SHAME on You TOYOTA. This company is no longer what it used to be. I regret Having purchased this poorly, bad Quality unfinished car. The Transmission is sluggish in the city settings, the Brakes are noisy, and the Suspensions make a Noc noise if I happen to go over a speed bump.