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2009 Toyota Camry



  • smarty666smarty666 Posts: 1,503
    guys, don't get too bog down about the toyota resale value things, they have only dropped a little bit and ALG already took Toyota's current troubles into consideration for this years resale value awards; they might not be class leading anymore but they are still not too bad, here is the results!
  • exlerexler Posts: 129
    What are the chances that Toyota will increase the warranty on the ENTIRE vehicle on all the recalled vehicles and all NEW vehicles to 5-100,000. This may not cover all the affected units but a step in the right direction? It would be a great marketing tool.
  • smarty666smarty666 Posts: 1,503
    I think that would be a good move for Toyota, it has worked great for Hyundai over the years - they still have the best warranty in the business

    plus, now Nissan extended the powertrain coverage to 10yrs/120k miles on CVT equipped vehicles so it would be a smart move for Toyota, since it is Nissan, Hyundai, and Ford who are going to benefit the most from Toyota's current troubles!
  • exlerexler Posts: 129
    I just checked KBB on a 08 Camry vs. same year Nissan Altima--not much difference on trade in, retail, etc.--anybody else done comparisons vs. other makes--model to model?
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    That would be a REALLY bad move on Toyota/ect's part IMMHO.

    An extended warranty is not much good if it is seen as an alternative to being dead.
  • notmybmwnotmybmw Posts: 101
    Hi, James.

    I was, of course, referring to a full Synthetic oil change....which I don't think your dealer would do for $39.95. (and Walmart also includes a 20 point inspection including all fluid top-ups, by the way.)

    Plus, don't forget, I'm quoting in wimpy old Canadian dollars......from wimpy old Canada; we pay about 30% more for everything here. (Gotta pay for Universal Healthcare somehow.......right!?)

    Got the hockey game all ready to go? Go CANADA!!!
  • exlerexler Posts: 129
    Do you feel anything at all needs to be done by Toyota to counteract any image problem that is currently all over the media?
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    edited March 2010
    Yes, first and foremost, find the UA cause and announce it, and the fix, publically.

    On several fronts Toyota seems to be making an effort to assure the public that the electronics, absolutely, is not the cause. That statement is totally inappropriate absent knowing, and announcing, the actual cause. Once the cause is know then, only then, should you be giving this level of assurance.

    Is Toyota protecting NipponDenso from exposure...??


    NipponDenso is a "sister" Japanese company..??

    If NipponDenso is found to be at fault what happens with all the other asian marques, and even US marques that use Denso US, that use the very same base hardware design and firmware code...??

    A "wide net" that would be..!
  • Toyota should just reconnect/rewire the kill switch to the fuel pump with a new button on the steering wheel or dashboard and stop fooling around with all these band-aid fixes......
  • zhengmzhengm Posts: 4
    I have a much similar experience with my 4cy camry. Especially when I come off the highway at about 40mph, it doesn't slow down as if there is no engine brake. I was worried that the acceleration pedal has problem. Maybe the "point of tipping" is too high. I mean it should be below 30mph.
  • jazzycarjazzycar Posts: 3
    I don't know what VSC is. Well I got everything sorted out finally. I traded in that lemon Camry. I bought a Hyundai. Hopefully they will stick to their warranty.
  • motorcity6motorcity6 Posts: 427
    Good luck with your decision..My impression of Hyundai is well-below Toyota and 100k warranty sells cars..however it may not keep them running to one's satisifaction..resale of Toys are good and remain high..
  • Kirstie@EdmundsKirstie@Edmunds Posts: 10,676
    You have every right to your opinion, of course, but you should check out our consumer reviews of the 2011 Sonata. Many more reviews of the Sonata, with an overall 9.5 out of 10, thank for the 2010 & 2011 Camry combined, both of which are rated lower by consumers. It's more than the warranty at this point, though if resale is a concern, the Toyota still does better.

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  • santocssantocs Posts: 54
    Hi, I have lot of questions.

    1. Is anybody experiencing bad odour from their 2009 Camry when the A/C is switched on? I washed my car and i feel water or something has entered the front grills of my car and since then bad odour is coming up its been almost 9 months and its still not going and its bad when its rainy and less when the weather is hot.

    2. I had my servicing done 3 months back and after they rotated the tires my car is drifting towards the right little.. i had to go on a vacation and could not take it back to the dealer on time and now he is asking me $60 + tax for tire alignment... Is it very necessary?

    3. I am not at all happy with the Toyota Dealer i am going to for my vehicle servicing... Is it ok to get the oil changes done in Wal-Mart or Firestone etc? What are the advantages of taking it to a dealer itself?
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    edited July 2010
    "1. Is anybody.."

    Most everybody at one time or another in certain climate zones and with these more modern high(er) efficiency A/C systems will have experienced the "dirty gym socks" odor.

    Approximately 10,000 square inches of tightly packaged evaporator cooling vane surface area and a pretty well sealed, restricted air flow-through cabin environment.

    The simplest solution is to leave windows cracked just a bit during the night to let the accumulated moisture dry out. Also solves, mostly, the issue of sudden unexpected windshield fogging.

    See for a possible answer.
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 17,707
    For the musty smell from wet evaporators, may I offer a couple more things I've done to what Wwest has offered.

    If you are able to leave your car parked in the sun with the windows down at last an inch for air flow, I find that heats up the whole car and dries the offending moisture in the heater box. The windows allow the breeze to pull air through the heater and help dry it. If the day is really breezy, I will leave windows on one side open and close the others to help draw air through the heater box.

    I also turn off the AC before I get home and turn the blower on HIGH for the last quarter mile or so. I sometimes let the blower run before leaving the car. Again, I feel that helps pull moisture off the fins inside the heater and drain out.

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  • santocssantocs Posts: 54
    also can anyone tell me how often i need to align and rotate the tires? I have not done it till now and i have around 22500 miles on my 2009 Camry and i am taking it for servicing today afternoon.

    My car is drifting slightly to the right after the tires were rotated last time at the dealership..
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    Maybe it's time to get out the owners manual and READ IT!
  • santocssantocs Posts: 54
    Dmathews3 - If you have already read the manual.. why don't you tell the info to the forum??
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    I don't mind helping people who help themselves but if you're going to drive/own a car than you can at least have enough common sense to know what kind and when to do maintainance on it. I stand by my orginal post. :shades:
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