Last post on Mar 01, 2013 at 1:20 PM
You are in the Toyota Venza
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Toyota Venza, SUV
#18 of 27 Re: Still buy 2012 or wait for 2013 model? [mmccloskey]
Mar 15, 2012 (1:09 pm)
The Venza would, hopefully, still use the new I4. Atkinsonized, of course, and maybe even upgraded to DFI and thereby 15:1 base/native compression ratio.
Plus Toyota will soon need an HSD competitor to the upcoming Ford C-max hybrid.
#19 of 27 Re: Still buy 2012 or wait for 2013 model? [wwest]
Mar 16, 2012 (2:29 am)
Just got the information that based on the "2013 Toyota's tentative model launch calender" the new model will be available at the dealers "SOMETIME AROUND THE END OF JUNE".
In this context I might wait to see the differences. Still hope to get a good deal on the "new" model too..
#20 of 27 Re: Still buy 2012 or wait for 2013 model? [mmccloskey]
Apr 17, 2012 (8:42 am)
...."and puddle lamps w/turn signal indicators in the mirrors..."
what is a puddle lamp?
#21 of 27 Re: Still buy 2012 or wait for 2013 model? [roho1]
Apr 17, 2012 (4:13 pm)
Quite simply, a 'puddle lamp' is a light on the bottom of the mirror housing that directs a 'puddle' of light down onto the ground area below the mirror to help illuminate your way to the vehicle should it be extremely dark outside. The Venza has an illuminated entry system that activates the interior lights upon approach when you press the unlock button on the remote or grab the door handle if you have the Smartkey system.
Hope the above sheds some light on the puddle lamp question.
M. J. McCloskey
#22 of 27 Re: Still buy 2012 or wait for 2013 model? [mmccloskey]
Apr 18, 2012 (3:04 am)
Thanks for the explanation. Is this an industry term or one you made up? I have never heard it used before. Certainly a nice feature to have, I would guess used mostly in luxury vehicles.
#23 of 27 Re: Still buy 2012 or wait for 2013 model? [roho1]
Apr 18, 2012 (4:17 am)
I believe it's an industry term. My 2002 Ford Taurus had puddle lamps.
#24 of 27 Re: Still buy 2012 or wait for 2013 model? [roho1]
Apr 18, 2012 (7:17 am)
The 'puddle lamp/light' nomenclature is an industry term. The info I quoted regarding the 2013 Venza features was from the toyota pressroom website. I don't make things like that up and certainly wouldn't pass on erroneous information. That feature is not considered a luxury but is common on many mid-line vehicles. I had a 2005 Ford Freestyle Limited that had puddle lamps that illuminated when I pressed the unlock button on the remote.
Of course you could always look up puddle lamp/light on the internet to get a more official explanation.
M. J. McCloskey
#25 of 27 Re: Still buy 2012 or wait for 2013 model? [mmccloskey]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 18, 2012 (8:25 am)
I thought it was interesting that it was built into the mirror. The few I've seen were build into the doors.
All this time I thought they were called that to illuminate puddles by the doors.
#26 of 27 Puzzling...
Apr 18, 2012 (9:17 am)
Why are not the puddle/turn/marker lights ALL integrated into the BOTTOM of the side rear view mirrors such that turn signal can be seen from the front and/or back..?
#27 of 27 re 2012 Venza V6
Mar 01, 2013 (1:20 pm)
The recommended oil is synethic for the 2012 Toyota Venza v6. Will using non synthetic oil void the warranty?