2004 2.0 litre Camry question

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Old 19 Nov 2006, 07:09 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2004 2.0 litre Camry question

Can anyone advise me please? I live in Asia. At present I'm driving a
1995 Camry 4 cylinder 2.2 litre, Australian built. It is a very good
car, it now has 195k on the clock. I'm thinking of upgrading to a 2004
Camry with a 2.0 litre engine Does anyone have any experience with this
engine? am I likely to find it underpowered?

Sandy

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Old 19 Nov 2006, 04:52 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Are you sure it's a 2.0 litre? My US 4 cyl 06 Camry is a 2.4 litre. The 2.4
has plenty of pep for me. A 2.0 might be under powered.

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> Can anyone advise me please? I live in Asia. At present I'm driving a
> 1995 Camry 4 cylinder 2.2 litre, Australian built. It is a very good
> car, it now has 195k on the clock. I'm thinking of upgrading to a 2004
> Camry with a 2.0 litre engine Does anyone have any experience with this
> engine? am I likely to find it underpowered?
>
> Sandy
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Old 23 Nov 2006, 09:05 am   #3 (permalink)
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sandycruden@gmail.com wrote:
> Can anyone advise me please? I live in Asia. At present I'm driving a
> 1995 Camry 4 cylinder 2.2 litre, Australian built. It is a very good
> car, it now has 195k on the clock. I'm thinking of upgrading to a 2004
> Camry with a 2.0 litre engine Does anyone have any experience with this
> engine? am I likely to find it underpowered?
>
> Sandy
>

It depends where you are living but the 2 litre will be somewhat
inadequate. It was fine in the first generation of Camry but they keep
adding weight. If you are on unimprovd roads and don't need
acceleration, it might work. I am aware it is standrd in many SE Asian
nations.
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Old 23 Nov 2006, 08:21 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Roadrunner NG เขียน:
> Are you sure it's a 2.0 litre? My US 4 cyl 06 Camry is a 2.4 litre. The 2..4
> has plenty of pep for me. A 2.0 might be under powered.
>

Yes Roadrunner, they sell a 2 litre Camry here in Bangkok.

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Old 23 Nov 2006, 08:24 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Gary เขียน:
> sandycruden@gmail.com wrote:
> > Can anyone advise me please? I live in Asia. At present I'm driving a
> > 1995 Camry 4 cylinder 2.2 litre, Australian built. It is a very good
> > car, it now has 195k on the clock. I'm thinking of upgrading to a 2004
> > Camry with a 2.0 litre engine Does anyone have any experience with this
> > engine? am I likely to find it underpowered?
> >
> > Sandy
> >

> It depends where you are living but the 2 litre will be somewhat
> inadequate. It was fine in the first generation of Camry but they keep
> adding weight. If you are on unimprovd roads and don't need
> acceleration, it might work. I am aware it is standrd in many SE Asian
> nations.


Thanks Gary,

I live in Thailand and the roads are mostly good to very good

A test drive in the city proved inconclusive. It felt ok but the fact
that the engine is smaller in capacity than my existing Camry has me
wondering.

Sandy
Bangkok

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Old 24 Nov 2006, 01:30 pm   #6 (permalink)
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sandycruden@gmail.com wrote:
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> A test drive in the city proved inconclusive. It felt ok but the fact
> that the engine is smaller in capacity than my existing Camry has me
> wondering.
>
> Sandy
> Bangkok

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Have you considered restoring the 1995 Camry? That is one of the best
years they made. Many people have said their 1995 or 1996 Camry was the
best car they ever owned, but I haven't seen as many of those comments
about the 2004. Some but not all, seem very pleased with the 2007
though.
For the price of a new car, you could have upholstery and seat cushions
replaced, suspension components replaced with new and so forth. With
proper care the engines and transmissions in those cars can last a
long, long time.
The newer Camry, should have variable valve timing which your model
does not so I would guess even with the smaller engine, power delivery
should be about the same. You should be able to find specifications
online that list horsepower and torque numbers for the newer engine.

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Old 25 Nov 2006, 07:27 am   #7 (permalink)
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Daniel เขียน:
> sandycruden@gmail.com wrote:
> >
> > A test drive in the city proved inconclusive. It felt ok but the fact
> > that the engine is smaller in capacity than my existing Camry has me
> > wondering.
> >
> > Sandy
> > Bangkok

> =============================
> Have you considered restoring the 1995 Camry? That is one of the best
> years they made. Many people have said their 1995 or 1996 Camry was the
> best car they ever owned, but I haven't seen as many of those comments
> about the 2004. Some but not all, seem very pleased with the 2007
> though.
> For the price of a new car, you could have upholstery and seat cushions
> replaced, suspension components replaced with new and so forth. With
> proper care the engines and transmissions in those cars can last a
> long, long time.
> The newer Camry, should have variable valve timing which your model
> does not so I would guess even with the smaller engine, power delivery
> should be about the same. You should be able to find specifications
> online that list horsepower and torque numbers for the newer engine.

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Hi Daniel I have seen your posts here often and I admire your
willingness to share your knowledge on the subject of Camry's

Yes I have seriously thought about a major overhaul. The 1995 Camry is
indeed a great motor car and of course here in Bangkok labour costs
even at authorised Toyota service departments are a fraction of what we
pay in Australia or the States, although genuine parts are pricey.

I would have to overhaul the brakes, suspension ,new shocks, bushes etc
etc and a new paint job is needed as well The engine and transmission
are as good as new apart from quite a bad shudder when idling at
traffic lights etc when the A/C compressor cuts in.

I could overhaul the car for far less than the cost of replacing it, as
the cost of new cars here is astronomical and this makes used cars are
also expensive particularly Toyotas. It makes a lot of sense to do as
you say as I am very fond of the car. I'll make up my mind in the next
few days.

Regards
Sandy

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