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post #31 of 53 Old 04-20-2013, 07:56 PM
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Recently made a trip Phx to Vegas and I effortlessly hit 130 miles per hour before I had to shut it down due to catching cars in front of me. I don't know what the statistics say about low end torque but the revs seemed pretty good to me. I agree with Elias 9193 with the hybrid for city.It will be a great car for you regardless the one you chose.
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I got an I4 because of great value of base LE model. And compared to Corolla, it's really a beast

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I4 runs really smooth

I commented earlier in this thread about getting an I4 XLE, but one thing I did not mention was how incredibly SMOOTH this engine runs particularly at idle.
I remember 4 cylinder FWD cars back in the 80s and even a 99 Ford escort automatic my son owned that would shake your hand off the wheel unless you put the tranny in neutral (multiple shops could find nothing wrong, that is just the way it was). Perhaps this has been a characteristic of Toyota 4s for years which I don't know since this is my first ... my daughter owned a Corolla/Prizm 13 years ago but it was too small for me to drive much. I can sit at a light in this Camry and not hear or feel the engine even running.

The 4 also has decent get up and go, no stumbles, only a little whinny at full throttle floored during atypical freeway 40-70 types of accelerations. It also warms up reasonably fast during our never ending midwestern winter this year; not as fast to warm heater air as our Jeep GC but much faster than my wife's former Chrysler 300 V6.
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I have a 2010 Camry SE w/144k miles and I get about 26-27 mpg on the hwy with my heavy foot, road rage and the morning rush traffic lol. But I drive 110 miles each way to work and if I am careful I can get in the upper 30s. The 4 cylinder is more than enough most of the time, yes, there are some times when I wish I got a v6, especially with the air conditioning on, but other than that, it is fine. I had to get used to it since I came from a 2009 Charger SRT8 with the huge 6.1. But after 8 months and 32k miles in it, the gas mileage sucked and I realized that it was costing WAYYYY too much to keep it, so I used my dads Toyota employee discount and got a loaded Camry SE 4 cylinder. The 4 cylinder would probably be the best bet.
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I have 2008 xle V6 with 110k miles. Love the power and mpg. Consistently 28mpg on monitor when I fill up empty tanks. Mixed highway and around town.

I drove i4 and v6 SE. I4 is just not powerful, feels inadequate. V6 SE was rough, very bumpy.

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I have a 2010 Camry SE w/144k miles and I get about 26-27 mpg on the hwy with my heavy foot, road rage and the morning rush traffic lol. But I drive 110 miles each way to work and if I am careful I can get in the upper 30s. The 4 cylinder is more than enough most of the time, yes, there are some times when I wish I got a v6, especially with the air conditioning on, but other than that, it is fine. I had to get used to it since I came from a 2009 Charger SRT8 with the huge 6.1. But after 8 months and 32k miles in it, the gas mileage sucked and I realized that it was costing WAYYYY too much to keep it, so I used my dads Toyota employee discount and got a loaded Camry SE 4 cylinder. The 4 cylinder would probably be the best bet.
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110 miles each way?!?
back when I was younger and had 2 jobs, my round trip was 105 miles.
110 miles each way is just insane.

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wait for new corolla? why you want camry? looks? room? power?

exactly.you have to think about it. i have a camry I4 -2013 , 2k miles , 2 months.

i ENVY all people that post reply here in this thread because no one mention any problems. my camry driving me crazy. I love my camry just when I'm over 60 miles, do not feel.

problems ;
-roof noises (popping sunroof)
-transmission jerks between 20-25 miles
-cheaper interior parts (in my opinion)

but what has happened to me is not necessarily going to happen to u . i'm thinking of trading like u .sadly not for a camry .driving me crazy also the depreciation for trading.

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Lot's of great info in this old thread - enjoyed reading it!
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I don't think anyone touched on this but if you weigh only 150lbs like me, and mostly travel by yourself, the 4 cylinder is amazing. Effortless acceleration.
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I don't think anyone touched on this but if you weigh only 150lbs like me, and mostly travel by yourself, the 4 cylinder is amazing. Effortless acceleration.
Try a V-6.
The I-4 has adequate power and acceleration and very good on fuel, the V-6 has more power, 25% quicker and 25% less fuel efficient. Unfortunately we can't have both.

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When 2015 Camry re-design came out, I was driving and still currently driving my 2010 Corolla ... I went for the V6 and never regret it.


I have had Camry as rentals or relatives who has/had Camry 4 Cylinders .... I find it a bit under powered compared to the V6. The 4 cylinder is noise when flooring it, etc.

V6 is good if travel more on Highway than city. If traveling mainly in city, the 4 Cylinder is sufficent
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The v6 is a bit more nose heavy, at least from the ones I've driven.
The V6 engine/transmission weighs a good bit more than the I4. "Plowing" at the limit of traction is worse on the V6.
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If you can afford the extra $8,000 (actually, more like $6,500 because you'll feel forced to buy the VSP warranty), can deal with the ~4 MPG decrease in overall fuel economy and are good with all the extra features that come with an XLE or XSE, go with the V6. The problems with the CAFE standard, potential TC shudder issues and the I4s aren't worth the hassle/risk. And don't think the other car makers are having an easy time... certain Honda CR-V and Ford Focus seem to have the TC shudder issues as well.

I bought a new 2017 Camry SE with the I4 hoping they totally fixed the issues after 9 years of various models (Tundra, RAV4 and Camry) having TC shudder/transmission problems. My SE bogs down big time when I'm driving ~40 mph on a flat road because it up-shifts into 5th gear and the rpms drop down to ~1,350-1,400 rpms. My actual MPG with the I4 is ~26.2 mpg with a light foot with 50% suburbs (average ~22 mph) and 50% highway (at ~72 mph).

With my SE, I don't feel the TC shudder issue yet (I have experienced it test driving 2 used RAV4s, a 2013 and a 2016), but I can hear/feel the low frequency rumble in my 2017 Camry SE due to the stress put on the TC/transmission/engine and I feel forced to drive the SE like a manual stick shift using sequential shifting because I know it's hard on the entire drive train for it to be bogging down the way it does. In S3, flex lockup is disengaged and in S4 the engine is turning ~1,700 rpms at ~40-42 mph and there's no low frequency rumble coming from the drive-train.

Driving in S5 on secondary roads will decrease my MPG, but makes the feel/sound of the SE more "normal" and I know it's not as hard on the drive-train.

I also noticed my SE (with 4 miles on it when I test drove it for the 1st time) came with ~38-39 PSI in all 4 tires...another technique to meet CAFE standards.

After cutting the tire pressure to 35-36 psi, my Camry SE rides less stiff.

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I don't think anyone touched on this but if you weigh only 150lbs like me, and mostly travel by yourself, the 4 cylinder is amazing. Effortless acceleration.
I totally agree with you on this, these 2.5L are just great, i am coming from 2001 corolla on 1.8L its a huge difference for me, my 2014 camry feels amazing with its pick up power, provided that i never have test drove a v6 but my inline 4 cylinder camry is all i neeed lol
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