Avatar

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Badges

Any minute now…
Avatar

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Badges

Any minute now…
Do you currently drive a 2019 Ford Ranger and live in Michigan?
A reporter would like to talk to you; please reach out to [email protected] for more details.
Did you get a great deal? Let us know in the Values & Prices Paid section!
Meet your fellow owners in our Owners Clubs

george00

About

Screen Name
george00
Joined
Visits
0
Last Active
Roles
Member
Badges
0
Posts
81

Comments

  • Can anyone compare the driver's seat of the ZX5 with that of the ZTS or other Focus sedan? I have arthritis and am interested in the Focus (and the Echo, RAV, and CR-V) because of the high seating -I need to replace my 2000 5-sp Elantra with an auto…
  • The Citroën 2CV was the one car that my Renault 4 could look down on. The 2CV had only 2 doors, while the R4 had 4 doors and a large hatchback, which made it much more suitable for transporting produce - or anything else. We had a new baby then, and…
  • How would you compare the comfort of the driver's seat in these cars? I have a 2002 LE4 Camry with a power driver's seat which I think was designed by the Marquis de Sade. I've been to 3 auto upholsterers and have tried sheepskin and just about ever…
  • I know this sounds strange - two vehicles which are rarely cross-shopped - but as they cost nearly the same, why not? I have driven the RAV with FWD (RAV2?) and the 4-cyl Camry LE and XLE (all automatics). The RAV and the LE are virtually the same p…
  • One investigation which is not open, at least in Phoenix, is whether Crown Victoria police cruisers are exceptionally dangerous. The Phoenix police department yesterday pulled all its CV cruisers off the streets to have their gas tanks replaced (or …
  • I realize that this is the Focus forum and I've already included links to articles detailing what happened to the Crown Victoria police cruiser which recently exploded in Arizona, burning the officer to death. I am only addressing this topic again b…
  • The Crown Victoria isn't a "fire bomb"? Another one just burnt to a crisp along with the cop inside - the appalling picture of the burnt-out heap is all over the newspapers of Arizona. The Arizona Republic for June 13, 2002 has the details, which yo…
  • I don't agree that the Escort looked outdated, nor do I think that the Focus is somehow more up-to-date. Looks are of course a matter of taste, and to my taste the Escort (I'm speaking of the 4-door sedan) was a better-looking car than the Focus. Mo…
  • This really is the operative question. I too test drove a Focus and liked it enough that I would have bought it if not for all the problems being reported for that model as well as for other Fords. In fact, I really wanted an Escort - I owned one in…
  • Has anybody experience with the Focus leather seats? Are they better than the standard cloth? I have arthritis and am interested in the Focus (and the Echo, RAV, and CR-V) because of the high seating - I need to replace my 2000 5-sp Elantra with an …
  • I appreciate the responses to my posting. Looking back, I see that the owners complaining of snapping sounds have late model ES300s (1997 and 2000) but not 2002. Perhaps, then, Toyota has fixed the problem in the Lexus - and perhaps Camrys of those …
  • I am reading this forum with incredulity. A new Lexus has snapping noises you must get used to? And a transmission that may or may not shift when it should?? I have a 2002 Camry LE4 - that is, the cheapest Camry, costing just over half the price of…
  • Several posters have compared the ES300 with the Camry. I understand they do have components in common. I have a 2002 Camry LE4. I like it very much except for the driver's seat (power). After a couple of hours behind the wheel, my back hurt. So I b…
  • What's that?
  • Seat problem: many people seem not to have any problem with the Camry seat. But if you do have a problem, power does NOT solve it. I have the LE4 with power option and, as I have posted here, I have tried everything to fix the seat without success. …
  • Thank you so much for your suggestion that lowering the driver's seat all the way makes it more comfortable. I never tried that, though I tried just about everything else, because I like a high driving position. Years ago I was a professional pianis…
  • The power seat in my LE4 is 8-way and the driving position is excellent. The problem is in the configuration and hardness of the seat-back. I am grateful for the various comments. Often on this and other internet sites, people come on who respond to…
  • Thanks for the suggestions, which are most welcome: jrct9454 - No, I won't blame the trial lawyers, though they are an easy target. Toyota cannot possibly incur any liability by telling me what if any seat will fit my car, which is all I asked them…
  • I finally got an answer from Toyota about my problems with my seat. I had asked them if they made or could recommend any aftermarket cushions for the driver's seat, which was killing my back, or if a seat from any other car would fit my Camry. I tol…
  • Thanks jrct9454. My thermometer did "come back" this morning. Strange that a car wash did that to it. I wonder what will happen when I drive it in the rain. (I've only owned it since January, and there's been no rain since then, not a drop - the lon…
  • This morning, after going through a commercial car wash, my dashboard thermometer read 72. That would be a very nice temperature, but the actual outside temperature was 102 - 30 degrees higher. The thermometer remained 30 degrees too high for the ne…
  • Well, the last of the 3 auto upholsterers I went to did improve the seat, but it's still far from ideal. In fact, I'm expecting 3 (no kidding) seat cushions from AutoBarn tomorrow and hope one of them will do it for me. But otherwise the car's been…
  • I fully agree that extended warranties are rarely worthwhile. I bought one years ago for a Mercury Marquis. The car was plenty of trouble, all right, but the warranty was a real pain in the neck to use - and in the end, I found that I had just about…
  • I am an owner of a 2002 LE4 who has found the car flawless except for the driver's seat. The problems you describe are shocking. A defective headlight assembly can happen, and once they fix it, it will probably be fixed. But that brakes on a new car…
  • Sam, I'm 5'7" too. Can you tell us the brand of seat cover you got, and where you got it? Alpha, your advice about other cars is spot on. I am in fact terrified that I will trade for another car, and take a terrific loss on the Camry, and then find…
  • I have a 2002 LE4 automatic with 3500 miles on the odometer - I bought it in January. So far, the operation of the car has been flawless - no rattles or squeaks, no shifting surges or noises (in fact, an extremely smooth transmission), the standard …
  • I had the sulfur smell for a while, from time to time. Now, at 3000 miles, it seems to be gone. I would note that we recently went from ethanol to normal gas in my area, so perhaps that's part of the reason for the improvement. For the rest, the ca…
  • I too get the rotten egg smell inside my 2002 Camry LE4, but not often. I don't know how the sulfur measures here in Arizona, but of course it is often very hot and always very dry, which may or may not relate to the smell. With nearly 3000 miles on…
  • My 2002 Camry LE4 drives beautifully. It is stable and quiet, responsive, more than adequate in power (I have no trouble in merging into 75 mph traffic), and makes 28 mpg on regular gas in mixed local and highway driving. I would say the car is idea…
  • You might wish to look at the postings under Driver's Seat Comfort, which I started recently, including my experience (post #1) with a 2002 Camry LE4.
  • Please see my new discussion topic "Driver's seat comfort" for a description of my problems with a 2002 Camry LE4 seat. In brief, after a month or so I found the seat intolerable and had to have it remade by an auto upholsterer. It's much better now…
  • Sorry about that - the title just got posted with nothing attached. Anyway, I have a 2002 Camry LE4 and had an experience just like yours. In fact, it was OK for around 500 miles, then my back started to hurt, and nothing I could do to the power se…
  • "20k car with poor seats!!!" I agree that that's ridiculous. But what's even more ridiculous, is that most cars seem to have uncomfortable seats. After all, while auto technology may be relatively new in the light of history, mankind has been making…
  • Why do people want to change the seat covers on their Camrys? Because Toyota knows how to make a great car but puts a lousy seat into it. I have a 2002 LE4. The seat was OK for the first 500 miles or so, then my shoulders started to hurt - it felt l…
  • I have the 2002 LE4 automatic. I make 27 mpg in mixed highway/local driving. As for the seats, do you want leather for looks, comfort, or both? Have you compared cloth on a 2002 Camry (XLE or LE) with leather? I have the cloth, but am considering af…
  • Thanks for the response. No, I don't have airbags in the seat. The seat has the power option, but that would only cause problems if the entire seat were taken out for recovering - something which does concern me if I want to go with leather. But the…
  • After extensive comparisons, I bought a Camry LE4. It is very quiet, smooth, and stable. I wouldn't enter it in a drag race, but I wouldn't enter myself in a drag race either. I have no trouble merging onto a highway with a 65 mph limit - which beco…
  • Yes, of course price was also an issue. In fact, I found nothing like the Camry LE4 at anywhere near the price. Consumer Reports was high on the Passat, but the cheapest Passat I could find with a power seat was over $33,000! The only real competito…
  • I recently test drove 2 Camry XLE4s - when I got to around 60 mph, they both developed Rs & Ss, one car from the dashboard, the other from the right wheel-well. Needless to say, I did not buy either of them - I also was unimpressed with all the …