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2010 Toyota Camry



  • My 2010 Camry has a heavier feel to it is this real or any I just imagining this. I have owned other Camry's before so I think I know what I am saying.
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    heavier, compared to what?
  • Heavier than previous years Camry's. The weight feels good - substantial and the new 2.5 4 cyl is faster too.
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    well nothing substantial as you may think, at least for last couple years.

    06 (prior model) weight was 3164 lbs, 154 hp
    07 (new model) was 3307, 158 hp
    10 (mid model year) now 3373, 169 hp
  • pearlpearl Posts: 336
    While not substantial in the Camry, it is nevertheless a continuing trend among many manufacturers. Over the past several years, overall length, width and weight have been creeping up on many nameplates. For example, BMW 5 series six cylinder cars used to run about 188 inches long and roughly 3450 lbs. Now they are closer to 192 inches and around 3800 lbs. The new Caddy SRX CUV (e.g. Equinox) is a real porker. The Accord is another one that has grown noticeably in length and weight. Some of this has come about because of safety/emissions requirements, but it is a trend that you would think auto makers would want to control, given the increasingly stringent fuel economy requirements they will face in coming years. It has become a regular topic that writers at Edmunds, C&D, etc, beat them up on all the time.
  • smarty666smarty666 Posts: 1,503
    yeah I've noticed that trend as well with the majority of auto manufactures increasing the size and weight of their vehicles when a new generation comes out; a prime example of this is the 2008 Honda Accord and the 2009 Acura TL; in just one year, the TL increased a half inch in height, over a inch in width, and over 6 inches in length (189.2 to 195.5); the car is so much bigger now it borders on the large sedan category rather than mid-size but some people like large sedans; it is all on personal preference; luckily Toyota kept the size of the Camry pretty consistent from the prior generation (2002-2006); I think except for gaining a tiny weight the camry's exterior dimensions stayed pretty much the same and actually lost about a inch in height while gaining a inch in width; there are a few manufactures, nissan is one that comes to mind, with the 07 altima and 09 maxima, who didn't follow the current trend and actually decreased the size of their models for the new generation compared to the prior generation
  • mcdawggmcdawgg Posts: 1,667
    I don't notice any "heavier" feel between the 07 and 10, but the 10's I4 engine is definitely quicker, smoother, and quieter than the '07.
  • Only owned this for one week. Don't know what happened, but all of a sudden my security LED is blinking, the engine immobilizer kicked in, and my ignition is locked and won't turn. Key fobs work for locking, opening, alarm, and trunk, but that's all. Called Dealer. Only help they had was to unlock the door with the key itself (old fashioned way) not using the fob. The ignition worked, but upon getting to my destination, it did it again. How do I get out of this mode and get my car back to the way it was?
  • skilauskilau Posts: 26
    Take it back into the Dealer. Period.
    Show them what it does. They will fix it.
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    Make sure you do not have a second security "code" key near the ignition cylinder when using "the" key, not even a second key for the same car.
  • lorena1lorena1 Posts: 1
    I'm looking for an XLE w/nav and keyless. I was given a quote for one with that and a few more options for $33k + tax and license. It seems high.

    I thought waiting for after the C4C. How long should I wait?
  • gooddeal2gooddeal2 Posts: 749
    I thought waiting for after the C4C. How long should I wait?

    ...late Nov. or Dec.
  • Thanks... that may be why my spare key fob doesn't work either. Apparently, in showing off the car (locking it with the fob, then opening the trunk), I accidently put it in VALET mode, but the fact that I can't get it back to regular mode is what the dealer is going to fix by re-programming both my keys. Normally, I should be able to lock then unlock with the fob, resetting it back from valet mode. But it's not working. Will let you know if the dealer was able to fix...
  • alzz84alzz84 Posts: 3
    I just bought a 2010 xle fully loaded w/ Navigation, bluetooth, leather with heated seats, rear seat adjuster, dual seat auto adj moonroof, alloy wheels etc etc minus the keyless entry for $27,607. plus processin fee of 389, Tax of 839, 7 yr 75k Platinum Extended service warranty + 3yr 40k free maintance/Premium auto care for 1,916, Gap insurance for 600 and with all other fees. So by the time I walked out of the door, the car cost me about 31.2k. I think it was a good deal. please le tme know if anyone thinks otherwise.. I still have 2 days to cancel the deal..!!
  • acdiiacdii Posts: 753
    If I were you, I would look elsewhere for the warranty, that price is WAY too high!!! Look around, I believe you can get a 100K for under $900 that is a Toyota warranty. Besides, with the reliability of the Toyota, do you really need the warranty?
  • atb2atb2 Posts: 30
    To alzz84: congrats on your new XLE purchase -- enjoy it. I bough my '09 LE in April 2008 and probably paid too much. Gas was headed for $4 a gal and those 4 cyl models were in high demand. More than likely you paid a fair price for what you got.

    Besides, with the reliability of the Toyota, do you really need the warranty?

    I agree. The probability of actually having to use the 100K from what I've read is pretty low. But, if it provides peace of mind then it's worth it.
  • The owner's manual states:

    SAE 0W-20 is the best choice for good fuel economy and good
    starting in cold weather.

    If SAE 0W-20 is not available, SAE 5W-20 oil may be used.
    However, it must be replaced with SAE 0W-20 at the next oil change.

    I will get my first oil change when I reach 5k from the dealer.
    Does the 2010 Camry come from factory with synthetic 0W20?
    Will using 5W20 void the warranty? I would later do the oil change myself.

    I doubt if the dealer will use the synthetic instead of regular.
    This remains to be seen.
  • acdiiacdii Posts: 753
    If you open the hood and look on the oil cap, you will see it states 5W20. Best bet, use Mobil 1 with a Toyota Filter. Running 5W20 will not hurt anything and will not void the warranty. The reason they want you to use 0W20 is more for CAFE and EPA standards than anything else. Think back to the old days when the norm was 10W30 in the winter and 10W40 in the summer, now they use 0 and 5W20 instead. I run 5W20 year round in upper IL where it gets cold in the winter, the car sits outside and never have I had a problem with starting it. Using Mobil one also prevents sludge from forming, and my oil changes are anywhere from 7500 to 15000 miles between changes, with just a filter replacement between changes. The engine is spotless, and the oil analysis comes back with life still left in the oil. Using a good quality oil is key to longevity, and getting more miles out of a quart of oil also helps keep the waste out of the environment.
  • mcdawggmcdawgg Posts: 1,667
    "If you open the hood and look on the oil cap, you will see it states 5W20."

    THIS IS WRONG! It says 0W-20 on the cap of 2010 Camry I4s. You must have a 2009 or earlier with the 2.4L engine. 2010's have a 2.5L.

    I agree that the manufacturers are going to 0W20 for CAFE and EPA purposes, but I would NOT take the risk of running 5W-20. If a problem with the engine occurred, and they see that you used 5W-20, they could very easily deny coverage. Also, they will deny coverage if you do not change your oil at 5,000 mile intervals.

    If you are willing to take the risk, go for it, but the manual says 0W-20 on 5,000 mile changes.
  • I know I opened up the hood when I was @ the dealer and the cap says 0W20.
    I verified again and it is 0W20. So it's synthetic oil for me.

    When I get the 1st oil change from the dealer I will make sure they put synth...
    not dino oil. After that, I will DIY every 5,000 with orig Toy filter.

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