08-13-2012, 05:24 PM
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What he's talking about is probably just the regular venza ride.
Drive a Camry LE or XLE and then drive the venza. The strut valving is weird because at low speeds, it acts as though it's Camry-like but then at higher speeds it start bouncing around like a 1988 Suzuki Samurai. I don't know why that is but it is.
I noticed the suspension softened just a bit around the 5,000 mile mark but make no mistake......this is not a Camry and with struts in all 4 corners, a little surprising.
My best guess is that they got annoyed with media reviews accusing them of having too soft a suspension thru the 2000's (ironically the reason I fell in love with the gen4 Camry) and decided to stiffen things up. To a fault, IMO, but I'm only 1 opinion.
P.S. do NOT inflate your tires beyond 32 psi. It only gets worse as you go up.
1998 Camry 2.2L auto. 195,000 "mostly" trouble-free miles. Recently tuned up and still purrs.
1995 Geo Prizm 1.6L. 165,000 "mostly" trouble-free miles. (need to sell soon)
2011 Venza 2.7L. 9,000 miles wondering if there ever was an NVH crew assigned to Venza