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Old 10 Dec 2005, 02:51 pm   #1 (permalink)
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A friend and I may be taking a cross-country
trip this summer from Missouri to Arizona and
California, and of course back to Missouri.

This is another point for me to consider when
buying a Camry or Corolla. Is it harder on an
engine of the size used in the Corolla (1.8 liters)
to maintain 65 miles per hour over very long distances
than it would be on a 2.4 liter Camry engine (4 cylinder)?

Would the Corolla's engine be punished or take a
beating traveling 5 or 6 thousand miles over such a
short period of time, mostling at 65 mph?

Thanks.
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Old 10 Dec 2005, 02:59 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Either engine is pretty much loafing at 65, especially with the
overdrive engaged. I wouldn't necessarily take a brand new car on such
a trip to prevent break-in problems, but a car with at least a thousand
miles or so should be fine.

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Old 10 Dec 2005, 03:29 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Isnt the Corola lighter. Dont worry.

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Old 10 Dec 2005, 04:08 pm   #4 (permalink)
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"Built_Well" <bw@bbbb.com> wrote in message
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>A friend and I may be taking a cross-country
> trip this summer from Missouri to Arizona and
> California, and of course back to Missouri.
>
> This is another point for me to consider when
> buying a Camry or Corolla. Is it harder on an
> engine of the size used in the Corolla (1.8 liters)
> to maintain 65 miles per hour over very long distances
> than it would be on a 2.4 liter Camry engine (4 cylinder)?
>
> Would the Corolla's engine be punished or take a
> beating traveling 5 or 6 thousand miles over such a
> short period of time, mostling at 65 mph?
>
> Thanks.


I have 212,000 on my 1.8 93 Corolla and drive it about 90 miles every day.
It does up to 80 with no sweat, but I have the 3 speed overdrive
transmission, too.

Charles of Kankakee


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Old 10 Dec 2005, 07:57 pm   #5 (permalink)
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There is no problem in maintaining 65mph in both.
Smaller engine in corolla is working with a smaller
and lighter car. There is a huge difference in the
comfort of the ride. Especially on long distance trips.
And this is very important.
I am surprised you think so long about the choice
between corolla and camry. For me the choice is simple:
CAMRY.
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Old 10 Dec 2005, 08:35 pm   #6 (permalink)
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In article <pan.2005.12.10.15.41.42.414.3483@bbbb.com>, Built_Well
<bw@bbbb.com> wrote:

> A friend and I may be taking a cross-country
> trip this summer from Missouri to Arizona and
> California, and of course back to Missouri.
>
> This is another point for me to consider when
> buying a Camry or Corolla. Is it harder on an
> engine of the size used in the Corolla (1.8 liters)
> to maintain 65 miles per hour over very long distances
> than it would be on a 2.4 liter Camry engine (4 cylinder)?
>
> Would the Corolla's engine be punished or take a
> beating traveling 5 or 6 thousand miles over such a
> short period of time, mostling at 65 mph?


Do you mean you'll spell each other as drivers and just keep pounding
along day & night? If so, you'll wear out yourselves before you wear
out the Corolla.

Even on the southern route into California you'll be going through
mountainous country, but the cars and their engines are well matched
for normal loads. Will you have normal loads, or do you expect to load
it heavily? If the latter, consider the Camry just because you'll have
more of the load inside.

The A/C will be on most of the time. Perhaps a Corolla owner can
comment on how that affects the available power in the mountains.

Brent
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Old 11 Dec 2005, 12:36 am   #7 (permalink)
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"Built_Well" <bw@bbbb.com> wrote in message
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>A friend and I may be taking a cross-country
> trip this summer from Missouri to Arizona and
> California, and of course back to Missouri.
>
> This is another point for me to consider when
> buying a Camry or Corolla. Is it harder on an
> engine of the size used in the Corolla (1.8 liters)
> to maintain 65 miles per hour over very long distances
> than it would be on a 2.4 liter Camry engine (4 cylinder)?
>


In flat terrain, neither car will have a hard time maintaining 65 MPH, even
over long distances. The engine doesn't get tired like a horse.

In mountainous terrain, the Corolla may be a better performer than the Camry
with a 4 cylinder engine, but a Camry with a 6 cylinder engine would be a
better performer. Again, none of those cars would have a difficult time in
the mountains, especially with only 2 people in the car, it's more of a
matter of how hard the engine works.


> Would the Corolla's engine be punished or take a
> beating traveling 5 or 6 thousand miles over such a
> short period of time, mostling at 65 mph?
>
> Thanks.


You would not be punishing either car's engine under those conditions. I
used to drive 1,000 miles a week and "broke in" 50 or 60 new cars, driving
1,000 highway miles right away, no problems.
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Old 11 Dec 2005, 08:38 am   #8 (permalink)
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I live in mountainous country and from what I see every day I can assure you
a Corolla loaded with people and belongings does not have ANY available
power, when driven in mountainous country with the AC on, period. You will
be holding the throttle to the floor all day trying to maintain the speed
limit and will get poor fuel mileage when driven that way. Buy a V6 Camry,
if indeed they are your only choices.

Better yet since it is only a trip, don't buy EITHER. You can RENT a Ford
Crown Vic with unlimited mileage for less than $20 day. The CV has plenty
of room for more people, more 'stuff,' plenty of power, is a much safer
vehicle, rides much better and will get 25 MPG at 65 MPH. Why do you think
the police and taxi fleets prefer the CV?


mike hunt


"Brent Secombe" <bsecombover@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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> In article <pan.2005.12.10.15.41.42.414.3483@bbbb.com>, Built_Well
> <bw@bbbb.com> wrote:
>
>> A friend and I may be taking a cross-country
>> trip this summer from Missouri to Arizona and
>> California, and of course back to Missouri.
>>
>> This is another point for me to consider when
>> buying a Camry or Corolla. Is it harder on an
>> engine of the size used in the Corolla (1.8 liters)
>> to maintain 65 miles per hour over very long distances
>> than it would be on a 2.4 liter Camry engine (4 cylinder)?
>>
>> Would the Corolla's engine be punished or take a
>> beating traveling 5 or 6 thousand miles over such a
>> short period of time, mostling at 65 mph?

>
> Do you mean you'll spell each other as drivers and just keep pounding
> along day & night? If so, you'll wear out yourselves before you wear
> out the Corolla.
>
> Even on the southern route into California you'll be going through
> mountainous country, but the cars and their engines are well matched
> for normal loads. Will you have normal loads, or do you expect to load
> it heavily? If the latter, consider the Camry just because you'll have
> more of the load inside.
>
> The A/C will be on most of the time. Perhaps a Corolla owner can
> comment on how that affects the available power in the mountains.
>
> Brent



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Old 11 Dec 2005, 10:23 am   #9 (permalink)
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Mike Hunter wrote:
>
> Better yet since it is only a trip, don't buy EITHER.
> You can RENT a Ford Crown Vic...



Well, I need to buy a new car anyway, since my 10-year old
Tercel (with only 30,000 miles on it) is no longer
driveable since I got Wyman'ed in it in September.

Louis Wyman, a man whose disdain for a continuous
seat belt buzzer has led to the deaths of more Americans
than died in World War 2. And many millions of serious
injuries, many permanent and life-long.

Don't get Wyman'ed, brothers and sisters.

Does Canada have any laws regarding manufacturers'
inclusion or exclusion of continuous seat belt buzzers,
and/or interlocks? How about Australia, the U.K.?

Remember: The now-deceased New Hampshire Representative
Louis Wyman who, at the last minute, amended a highway
safety bill to prevent any U.S. goverment agency like
the NHTSA from requiring seat belt buzzers to buzz any
longer than a meager 8 seconds.

Representative Wyman is burning in hell right now, I'm
happy to say. I checked Hell's web site, and it's
confirmed. Wyman's been burning for 3 years now.
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Old 11 Dec 2005, 12:55 pm   #10 (permalink)
Charles @ Kankakee
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"Built_Well" <bw@bbbb.com> wrote in message
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> Mike Hunter wrote:
>>
>> Better yet since it is only a trip, don't buy EITHER.
>> You can RENT a Ford Crown Vic...

>
>
> Well, I need to buy a new car anyway, since my 10-year old
> Tercel (with only 30,000 miles on it) is no longer
> driveable since I got Wyman'ed in it in September.
>
> Louis Wyman, a man whose disdain for a continuous
> seat belt buzzer has led to the deaths of more Americans
> than died in World War 2. And many millions of serious
> injuries, many permanent and life-long.
>
> Don't get Wyman'ed, brothers and sisters.
>
> Does Canada have any laws regarding manufacturers'
> inclusion or exclusion of continuous seat belt buzzers,
> and/or interlocks? How about Australia, the U.K.?
>
> Remember: The now-deceased New Hampshire Representative
> Louis Wyman who, at the last minute, amended a highway
> safety bill to prevent any U.S. goverment agency like
> the NHTSA from requiring seat belt buzzers to buzz any
> longer than a meager 8 seconds.
>
> Representative Wyman is burning in hell right now, I'm
> happy to say. I checked Hell's web site, and it's
> confirmed. Wyman's been burning for 3 years now.


And you are a Nanny-State Democrat. Any responsible adult doesn't even need
8 seconds to remind him to buckle up. Read these two words and
contemplate: Personal Responsibility. Arse. Twas the Congress that passed
that nasty 1974 interlock law too. . . . I survived childhood without
safety seats and bicycle helmets and we didn't need metal detectors at the
doors of the schools I went to. . . .

If Pro is the opposite of Con, is Progress the opposite of Congress?

Charles

Charles of Kankakee


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