4 Cylinder versus v6 2005, 2006, 2007

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Old 12 Dec 2006, 05:50 pm   #1 (permalink)
wadner
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Default 4 Cylinder versus v6 2005, 2006, 2007

I am thinking of trading my car in for a Camry as I will need a four
door soon enough. Should I even bother considering the 4 cylinder?
Does it have any power at all?

I am not sure if I will be buying a new one or a slightly used one.
Any differences between the years?

I've owned an original Rav4 and a Highlander in the past. I love my
Mustang but alas it must be traded for a family car.

Thanks for your thoughts.

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Old 12 Dec 2006, 06:14 pm   #2 (permalink)
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wadner wrote:
> I am thinking of trading my car in for a Camry as I will need a four
> door soon enough. Should I even bother considering the 4 cylinder?
> Does it have any power at all?


if you have to ask that question, then the answer for you is probably
not

but if you lived with a rav and highlander, it won't be any worse then
those

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Old 12 Dec 2006, 07:10 pm   #3 (permalink)
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It wont be as powerful as a mustang but you would be surprised as what
the 4 can do. Give it a spin on a testdrive. I owned an original RAV4
too and those things do climb very fast given fultime AWD, I didn't
quite had that feeling when I went up the Palm Spring Tramway (2000 ft)

On Dec 12, 4:14 pm, bungalow_st...@yahoo.com wrote:
> wadner wrote:
> > I am thinking of trading my car in for a Camry as I will need a four
> > door soon enough. Should I even bother considering the 4 cylinder?
> > Does it have any power at all?if you have to ask that question, then the answer for you is probably

> not
>
> but if you lived with a rav and highlander, it won't be any worse then
> those


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Old 12 Dec 2006, 09:49 pm   #4 (permalink)
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It depends on your use If you are going to have it loaded all the time, do
a lot of mountain driving I would go with the 6 cyl. For general use the
4 cyl is fine will run for long,long time
with reg maintance. Will happly do 80 mph all day if that is what you
desire. 2002 they did away with the timing belt on the 4 cyl- went to a
chain. 6 cyl still has belt

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Old 12 Dec 2006, 10:43 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"wadner" <wadner@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I am thinking of trading my car in for a Camry as I will need a four
> door soon enough. Should I even bother considering the 4 cylinder?
> Does it have any power at all?
>
> I am not sure if I will be buying a new one or a slightly used one.
> Any differences between the years?
>
> I've owned an original Rav4 and a Highlander in the past. I love my
> Mustang but alas it must be traded for a family car.
>
> Thanks for your thoughts.


Power to weight is the indicator- 1.3T with 130hp,..not that bad, but if
you're pulling into a fast lane from behind a semi doing 40mph up a hill,
you're going to have to rap her out a bit,..they dont mind,..good engines
the 2.2L

Jason


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Old 12 Dec 2006, 10:45 pm   #6 (permalink)
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"wadner" <wadner@hotmail.com> didst type:

> I am thinking of trading my car in for a Camry as I will need a four
> door soon enough. Should I even bother considering the 4 cylinder?
> Does it have any power at all?
>
> I am not sure if I will be buying a new one or a slightly used one.
> Any differences between the years?
>
> I've owned an original Rav4 and a Highlander in the past. I love my
> Mustang but alas it must be traded for a family car.


We have a 2005 4 cylinder. The combination of VVT (Variable Valve Timing)
and the 5-speed close ration tranny gives it rather impressive performance
for a 4-banger. With the cruise-control dialed in @ 80 mph, we get 34-36
mpg and it gets 22-24 mpg city if you drive it easy. Gotta love that gas
mileage and we don't miss the 6 at all ... and those fours will run forever.

Blah
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Old 13 Dec 2006, 03:45 pm   #7 (permalink)
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On Tue, 12 Dec 2006 21:45:47 -0700, "blah" <blah@blah.blah>
wrote:

>"wadner" <wadner@hotmail.com> didst type:
>
>> I am thinking of trading my car in for a Camry as I will need a four
>> door soon enough. Should I even bother considering the 4 cylinder?
>> Does it have any power at all?
>>
>> I am not sure if I will be buying a new one or a slightly used one.
>> Any differences between the years?
>>
>> I've owned an original Rav4 and a Highlander in the past. I love my
>> Mustang but alas it must be traded for a family car.

>
>We have a 2005 4 cylinder. The combination of VVT (Variable Valve Timing)
>and the 5-speed close ration tranny gives it rather impressive performance
>for a 4-banger. With the cruise-control dialed in @ 80 mph, we get 34-36
>mpg and it gets 22-24 mpg city if you drive it easy. Gotta love that gas
>mileage and we don't miss the 6 at all ... and those fours will run forever.
>
>Blah



I have a 2002 4 cyl, lots of power, same engine with a few
refinements in 05,06 and 07. But if you need the power then
the 2007 3.5 litre V6 gets you 268 HP, bet you could blow
off a lot of Mustangs with that. Incidentally despite what
you may have read, the new V6 uses a timing chain with VVT-i
on intake and exhaust cams.


Slim
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Old 13 Dec 2006, 11:19 pm   #8 (permalink)
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"blah" <blah@blah.blah> wrote in message
news:3MKdnXfo9o7hGOLYnZ2dnUVZ_sOknZ2d@comcast.com. ..
> "wadner" <wadner@hotmail.com> didst type:
>
>> I am thinking of trading my car in for a Camry as I will need a four
>> door soon enough. Should I even bother considering the 4 cylinder?
>> Does it have any power at all?
>>
>> I am not sure if I will be buying a new one or a slightly used one.
>> Any differences between the years?
>>
>> I've owned an original Rav4 and a Highlander in the past. I love my
>> Mustang but alas it must be traded for a family car.

>
> We have a 2005 4 cylinder. The combination of VVT (Variable Valve Timing)
> and the 5-speed close ration tranny gives it rather impressive performance
> for a 4-banger. With the cruise-control dialed in @ 80 mph, we get 34-36
> mpg and it gets 22-24 mpg city if you drive it easy. Gotta love that gas
> mileage and we don't miss the 6 at all ... and those fours will run
> forever.
>
> Blah
> --
>
>

Not only that but 4's have lower labor rates for repairs- easer to fit the
hands around it. We have a 2004, I purposely insisted on a 4 cyl, due to
past performance of the Toyota line.\


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Old 14 Dec 2006, 05:35 am   #9 (permalink)
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The 4 is fine unless you travel alot with a full car and the Ac on in
hill country.

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Old 14 Dec 2006, 02:33 pm   #10 (permalink)
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"m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> The 4 is fine unless you travel alot with a full car and the Ac on in
> hill country.


Yes, I agree. I had 3 on board with luggage and some heavy items in the
boot. On the freeways, no problem, but once we were driving thru the "Great
dividing range" which runs down the coast about 10-15 miles inland in our
state, the Camry on some hills was asking for a bit of gear-stick work. Even
then it revved OK and got the job done with lirrle bother.

The only time I had to nail the throttle, was after being jammed in behind a
slow moving semi-trailer on a 1 in 4 gradient long hill, by an ignorant
higher-power vehicle's driver,..assholes, you'd think they were speeding
after prize-money.

Jason


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