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I hope this helps.
I have a 95 Camry that was hit in the rear quarter a few months from new. Apparently, the collision damaged something electrical. The collision damage was repaired and the car was returned to us. Shortly, thereafter the radio stopped working and was replaced. I guess collisions can sometimes mangle the wiring harness and cause electrical gremlins. After that, the only problem we've had in over 5 years is a failure of one of the power lock switches.
I can't tell you how many leaky roofs I have fixed like this. Every time, the customer looks embarrassed but I tell them they are far from the first to do this. I hope that is the cause of your wind noise. Let me know.
the engine was squeaky at least for the first 3 minutes. after wards it was just as smooth as it should be.
What I did is just turn the fan off until the engine temp raises above zero.
Have you considered the possibility that perhaps Camry owners are the real contributors to the world. If my fellow colleagues waste our time waiting for our cars to be fixed, or argue with you instead of doing medicinal research, you would still be eating grass roots for a cure.
Have fun with the Accord owners.
The Pontiac buyer can be compared to the day trader. Yes, they may stumble into a fortune, but they are so busy hopping from one thing to the next, that they frequently end up broke. The dream of the "new economy" is proving elusive to this kind of investor. Most of these people look back on their many decisions with regret and now realize that they should have stuck with something a bit more conservative.
And as for you wenwue, keep up the good work in what you do. The world needs people like you who drive Camrys and benefit humanity.
My wife's graduating with her Masters in May, so we plan to have kids in the next 2 years. Therefore I'm shopping for a 2002 Camry, since it will be a total designed. I can't wait.
Can one negotiate with car dealer on options(like ABS and security system) and gold warranty ?
Also would like to know if there are any rebate program offered by Toyota right now for new 2001 camry LE ?
Thanks a lot.
In Toyota s Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) for 1998 Toyota Camry XLE Sedan V6-2995cc 3.0L DOHC MFI; ( found this at www.alldata.com ) 59. SU001-00 JAN 00 Front Suspension Support Noise - Change Made , and, 28. SU003-98 AUG 98 Front Suspension Groan Noise.
Cliffy1, the resident Toyota dealer might have more insight.
If any one of you have purchased a Camry LE recently, please let me know the details of the dealer and the price.
what bugs me is that this strut issue was around since AUG 98 and the dealer did nothing about it while my car was still in the 3 years/36k mile warenty. my dealer claimes that when a recall comes in to them, they will fix it without me asking for it. does anyone else have experiance with this situation?
I also had a rattle in the right rear suspension. Apparently the rear strut was "out of position" due to an assembly problem and it was repositioned by Atlanta Toyota.
This is the type of car that can go 200K + easily as long as I continue to baby it, which I will.
My question is value. The car just turned 70,000 miles. My gut tells me I should stick with my original plan - drive it forever. However, is there any logic of moving to a 2001? There is really no reason as far as the condition of the car to trade it in. Maybe if I had only 36,000 miles ? Am I answering my own question ?
If someone has some ideas I would appreciate it.
If you are a "run it into the ground" kind of person, but you are thinking about upgrading anyway, maybe you should wait until this time next year when we have the new model out. It will be significantly different.
Carry EL 4 Cyl. with
The invoice is 19398.00 ... Your special Interned pricing is $19498.00 + tax, license and documentation fees... You will receive a $500.00 rebate after fees..Tax and License and documentation fees are equal to approximately 10%.
2001 Camry LE
The window sticker price on this vehicle is $21,489.00 and the invoice price is $19,177.00. We are authorized to offer you this vehicle for $300.00 below invoice plus tax, license and documentation fees, less a $500.00 manufacturers rebate
Thanx. Happy Holidays:-)
Toyota cars are build cars with high quality. It cost extra, but many people are willing to pay for the extra security. With the economy starting to going south, I think caution is probably a good virtue to have right now.
As for quality, all I can say is that Consumer Reports rates the Alero as "recommended" for reliabilty...but forget just the Alero, I guess I just don't get why you would pay such a high premium for a less substantial (albeit high quality) product?
After driving the Alero (I was impressed, especially because they are cheaper) I looked at the Intrigue, because they are similar in size to the Camry. However they also are not as smooth driving and then the resale value scared the crap out of me. Local Toyota dealer has a 98 on their lot window priced $11,400. Been there for about 4 months now.
The olds is definetely a nice vehicle, but I'll pay a bit more for the refinement. I don't know how the Camry V6 compares to the Intrigue in actual selling price, I'm sure they are heavily discounting the olds. Definetely an excellent choice for someone more concerned with cost.
All toyotas come with a 3/36 bumper-to-bumper and 5/60 powertrain. I've never used the warranty on any of mine, and my 92 had a 120K bumper-to-bumper extended. Worst $700 I've ever spent!
Do dealers get to know about promotions beforehand?
The quality (or lack there of) issue in the Toyota is significant. Toyota's hallmark has been long-term reliability. I believe this is NOT the case now. It may well be a myth perpetuated by Toyota. Owners are likely to have false hope based on this myth.
Did you know that some owners are experiencing sludge in the engine and being denied warranty claims? Did you know that these same owners are paying $5,000-8,000 for new engines? Did you know that some 2000 Sienna owners are having torque converter replacements within the first few hundred miles of driving? Did you know that others have had total transmission failures after after a few thousand miles? Did you know that there are other problems common to this vehicle? Have you had:
1) Persistent drifting/pulling to the left or the right
2) Uneven wear of tires with need for early replacement
3) Premature brake component wear, including rear brake drums
4) Power steering problems, including inner tie rod or total rack and pinion replacement
5) Vibrations, esp. at speeds above 50 MPH
6) Premature transmission problems or failure
7) Torque converter replacement, sometimes just after delivery
8) Sliding door latch problems with sticking and difficulty opening
9) Oil sludge in the engine related to a contaminated system
IF you have experienced these problems, please write to the following agencies and file a report detailing your case. THEN, network with others by visiting sites where owners post experiences.
U.S. Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Office of Defects Investigations
400 7th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20590
Center for Auto Safety
1825 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20009-5708
The Complaint Station--click "T", then "Toyota"
Car Trackers Discussion Forum
Phil Edmonston's Lemon-Aid Car Guides
Also, use the USENET groups:
SU001 and SU003 for 97 and 98 camries.
these 2 issues deal with a defect in the front strut. i found 2 postings here that show other customers found these same problems and luckely they were found while their camry was under warenty.
my car is a 97 with 50k miles (out of warenty). i contacted toyota customer service and they said that if the car was under warenty they would have fixed it, but in my sutuation they can't help (i will need to pay).
can anyone recommend what i should so for my local toyota dealer will repair the defective strut thats been know defective since aug 98.