About my new 2006 Camry LE (4 cyl)

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Old 28 Nov 2005, 03:34 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I just purchased an '06 Camry LE (4 cyl) automatic and thus far I'm
very happy with it. All the reviews I read seem very accurate (great
interior, nice ride, etc).

I've owned an 8 cyl domestic car for some time and grew accustomed to
that power, but I've been (so far) pleased with the 4 cyl. I cruise at
about 70 or 75 on the highway and it does that no problem, in fact when
I first got it I looked at the speedometer and I was going over 80
without realizing it.

My question is this, how does this car handle on road trips? I've got
a feeling I will be very satisfied with how it handles in the city and
on the freeway. But, I'm curious how this car would handle on a road
tirp from say, Ohio to Tennessee? There are some hills along the way
and I'm really hoping not to be disappointed.

I debated long and hard (months) about getting a 4 or a 6 and decided
on getting a 4 because of the price and gas savings.

The car is going to be used as a family car (wife and toddler w/me).

Basically two things... will I be pleased over the long haul with a 4
cyl? And how does it handle on road trips?

Thanks

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Old 28 Nov 2005, 05:19 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Why didnt you rent or test drive one before your purchase instead of
asking now. If I say no you wont be happy, what will you do ask them for
2 more cilinders, please, or just prozak

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Old 28 Nov 2005, 05:52 pm   #3 (permalink)
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I have 1995 camry LE with 4-cyl, 2.2 liter engine for 7 years now.
Also used as a family car.

I have made a lot of trips and put about 150k miles
on the car since I have it (purchased with 47k miles in 98).

We went from Chicago to Atlanta and Florida several times.
We went to Mount Rushmor, Yellowstone Park,
Denver Colorado and all these sking villages
(in the winter!). We went from Chicago to Great Cannion,
Las Vegas and Los Angeles to the Pacific shore one
summer making over 5000 miles during 2 weeks period...

No problems at all with 4 cylinders, guaranteed.
Very reliable car, economic in the fuel usage and has
enough power to not stay behind any other car on the road.

I am now thinking about replacing my camry with a new
2006 one. Also buy 4-cylinder LE version. Do you mind
if I ask you how much you had to pay for your 2006 ?
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Old 28 Nov 2005, 07:30 pm   #4 (permalink)
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m Ransley wrote:
> Why didnt you rent or test drive one before your purchase instead of
> asking now. If I say no you wont be happy, what will you do ask them for
> 2 more cilinders, please, or just prozak


I was thinking about perhaps asking for 2 more cylinders and a weeks
dosage of Zoloft, I think I'll do that. Thanks for suggesting.

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Old 28 Nov 2005, 07:37 pm   #5 (permalink)
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In article <1133213658.119079.42630@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups. com>,
"buckeyeblogger" <buckeyeblogger@gmail.com> wrote:

> Basically two things... will I be pleased over the long haul with a 4
> cyl? And how does it handle on road trips?


About the only thing I notice on my 4-cyl Camry is the inability to
maintain cruising speed (say 75 mph) going up long, steep hills. But
there is an easy solution for that. Simply push the button that
disengages overdrive, and you will have plenty of power to get up the hill
(RPM = power). The only trick is to remember to re-engage overdrive when
you no longer need the extra power, to avoid burning extra fuel.

Merritt
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Old 28 Nov 2005, 07:38 pm   #6 (permalink)
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I don't mind at all. I paid $20,350 -- probably overpaid a bit, too
but I'm overall happy with my purchase.

My first car was a 1994 Saturn SL1 (very tiny 4-Block.. 1.9 lit). I
didn't know any better then, so it good enough.

I've since owned several domestic V6's and V8's and honestly I think
the Toyota 2.4 is adequate for pretty much anyone over the age of 25 (I
say 25 because when I was 23..I all I wanted was a Detroit muscle car
with a V8.. now I don't really care anymore. It just has to be a good
car that's nicely made and will last --

That's a Toyota Camry

Thanks for the note

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Old 28 Nov 2005, 07:54 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Tad late now - but as long as you don't fill the back with overweight
relatives you'll be fine. It has 1544hp which is decent for a 2.4L 4
cylinder engine. Change the plugs once on the V6 and you'll appreciate the
4 even more.

"buckeyeblogger" <buckeyeblogger@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1133213658.119079.42630@f14g2000cwb.googlegro ups.com...
>I just purchased an '06 Camry LE (4 cyl) automatic and thus far I'm
> very happy with it. All the reviews I read seem very accurate (great
> interior, nice ride, etc).
>
> I've owned an 8 cyl domestic car for some time and grew accustomed to
> that power, but I've been (so far) pleased with the 4 cyl. I cruise at
> about 70 or 75 on the highway and it does that no problem, in fact when
> I first got it I looked at the speedometer and I was going over 80
> without realizing it.
>
> My question is this, how does this car handle on road trips? I've got
> a feeling I will be very satisfied with how it handles in the city and
> on the freeway. But, I'm curious how this car would handle on a road
> tirp from say, Ohio to Tennessee? There are some hills along the way
> and I'm really hoping not to be disappointed.
>
> I debated long and hard (months) about getting a 4 or a 6 and decided
> on getting a 4 because of the price and gas savings.
>
> The car is going to be used as a family car (wife and toddler w/me).
>
> Basically two things... will I be pleased over the long haul with a 4
> cyl? And how does it handle on road trips?
>
> Thanks
>



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Old 28 Nov 2005, 08:43 pm   #8 (permalink)
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"Merritt Mullen" <mmullen8014@mchsi.com> wrote in message news:mmullen8014-0526A0.17370428112005@netnews.asp.att.net...
> About the only thing I notice on my 4-cyl Camry is the inability to
> maintain cruising speed (say 75 mph) going up long, steep hills. But
> there is an easy solution for that. Simply push the button that
> disengages overdrive, and you will have plenty of power to get up the hill
> (RPM = power). The only trick is to remember to re-engage overdrive when
> you no longer need the extra power, to avoid burning extra fuel.


This sounds strange... you might want to check your transmission.

Mine downshifts automatically when it needs more power to maintain
speed uphill when on cruise controll. You should not need to turn
overdrive off to make it downshift.

Maybe you were thinking about the POWER button next to the shifter?
This button switches the tranny computer to use lower gears longer
with higher rpms... Very usefull with highly loaded car or towing.
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Old 28 Nov 2005, 10:30 pm   #9 (permalink)
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In article <dmfq5d.3j8.1@poczta.onet.pl>, "Pszemol" <Pszemol@PolBox.com>
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> "Merritt Mullen" <mmullen8014@mchsi.com> wrote in message
> news:mmullen8014-0526A0.17370428112005@netnews.asp.att.net...
> > About the only thing I notice on my 4-cyl Camry is the inability to
> > maintain cruising speed (say 75 mph) going up long, steep hills. But
> > there is an easy solution for that. Simply push the button that
> > disengages overdrive, and you will have plenty of power to get up the hill
> > (RPM = power). The only trick is to remember to re-engage overdrive when
> > you no longer need the extra power, to avoid burning extra fuel.

>
> This sounds strange... you might want to check your transmission.


Nothing strange or out of order. It is just a matter of controlling the
transmission manually, instead of letting the transmission decide when to
shift down. Why do you think Toyota puts the O/D button on the shifter if
not to use?
>
> Mine downshifts automatically when it needs more power to maintain
> speed uphill when on cruise controll. You should not need to turn
> overdrive off to make it downshift.


Of course not. I could either let the car slow until it downshifts, or
step on the accellerator forcing a downshift. But it is a much smoother
operation simply to force the transmission to not use overdrive until I
want it to.

> Maybe you were thinking about the POWER button next to the shifter?
> This button switches the tranny computer to use lower gears longer
> with higher rpms... Very usefull with highly loaded car or towing.


No. As you say, that button delays the upshift, holding the transmission
in the lower gear until a higher RPM is reached. Good for maximum
acceleration, as on a freeway on-ramp.

Merritt
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Old 28 Nov 2005, 10:32 pm   #10 (permalink)
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In article <0yOif.9387$QW2.569@dukeread08>,
"Wolfgang" <NOwolfgang_dieterSPAM@cox.net> wrote:

> Tad late now - but as long as you don't fill the back with overweight
> relatives you'll be fine. It has 1544hp which is decent for a 2.4L 4
> cylinder engine. Change the plugs once on the V6 and you'll appreciate the
> 4 even more.


Yeah, that 1,544 hp really makes it scoot! <grin>

Merritt
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