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Offline 2Vermont

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Re: What year of Toyota Camry is the best?
« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2021, 05:55:39 AM »
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  • I bought the 2021 Toyota Camry LE this evening.  Just got it home a little while ago.  More electronics than the space shuttle, and I probably don't exaggerate by much.  I managed to get it home in the driving rain while becoming accustomed to its features, and it is feature-rich, I'll give it that much.

    This will be my car for at least the next 7 to 8 years.  Totally maxed out my car budget and then some.  Had to put down $3000 to get the payments down to where I wanted them.  I was prepared to put down $2000, but that wasn't enough.  I'll be paying it off in the next year or so anyway.

    So my requests for car advice will now come to a close.  Thanks to everyone for your good advice.
    Congratulations.  Best of luck and may you and yours drive it in good health and without incident. 
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    Re: What year of Toyota Camry is the best?
    « Reply #31 on: June 29, 2021, 11:29:35 AM »
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  • Congratulations.  Best of luck and may you and yours drive it in good health and without incident.
    Thank you so much.

    I am trying to practice the detachment towards it that we should have where material things are involved, but I must confess, for $29K it is one sweet car, and every time I get in it, I am discovering yet another "ooh, ahh, I didn't know it had THIS!" feature.

    My Buick is as dead as cold fried chicken and I needed a new ride in the worst way, a desperation I dared not reveal to the sales people.


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    Re: What year of Toyota Camry is the best?
    « Reply #32 on: June 29, 2021, 11:51:47 AM »
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  • Congrats! Toyota > Honda :-) . Do not forget to have it blessed!

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    Re: What year of Toyota Camry is the best?
    « Reply #33 on: June 29, 2021, 04:12:24 PM »
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  • I bought the 2021 Toyota Camry LE this evening.  .... This will be my car for at least the next 7 to 8 years.  
    My Toyota is 17 years old and I plan on having it for another 10 years. 
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    Re: What year of Toyota Camry is the best?
    « Reply #34 on: June 29, 2021, 04:16:18 PM »
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  • Can anyone recommend a good fingernail clipper?

    There’s just so many to choose from, and I don’t want to make a bad investment.

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    Re: What year of Toyota Camry is the best?
    « Reply #35 on: June 29, 2021, 04:46:44 PM »
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  • Can anyone recommend a good fingernail clipper?

    There’s just so many to choose from, and I don’t want to make a bad investment.

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    One should never make such a decision blindly, so maybe this will be of help to you:

    https://nymag.com/strategist/article/best-nail-clippers.html

    https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/the-best-nail-clippers/

    Right now, the nail clipper I use is some store brand, they call it Beauty360 (oooh!), and it does what it is designed to do, viz. clip nails.

    I had one around here somewhere, name is on the tip of my tongue, I got it at an airport newsstand, it was pretty good.

    This is not the kind of thing I would spend a whole lot of money on. :confused:

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    Re: What year of Toyota Camry is the best?
    « Reply #36 on: June 29, 2021, 04:50:50 PM »
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  • Can anyone recommend a good fingernail clipper?

    There’s just so many to choose from, and I don’t want to make a bad investment.

    ::)
    Only heretics use fingernail clippers. Real Catholics bite their nails. Go back to fisheaters, heretic.
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    Re: What year of Toyota Camry is the best?
    « Reply #37 on: July 06, 2021, 07:36:08 PM »
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  • In case anyone's interested, I'm nine days in on my new Camry, and so far, it does not disappoint.  I've got over 500 miles on it already.  We get out a lot and go places in the immediate area.  Gas mileage is roughly 18 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, and those are just estimates.  My city driving is very stop-and-go, and we run the engine while we stop places to eat, for the air conditioning.  I'd prefer open windows but my son needs the AC, and it is very warm here this time of year.  The interface with the iPhone is quirky.  We got 2 GB of free Wi-Fi and we blazed through that in a couple of days.  I haven't looked into what plans cost yet.  I was able to get Sirius XM through the rest of the year at nominal cost (about $6).

    Word to the wise, when answering customer surveys, focus on the customer service, NOT the car itself.  My father taught me, and I now teach my son, not to put anything in writing that could indicate satisfaction with a product you've bought, a fortiori a big-ticket item such as a new car.  That way, it cannot be used against you, if something goes wrong and you have to seek recourse.  I phrase it very carefully --- "so far as I can tell right now, it seems to be a fine car" --- to establish plausible deniability if, let's say, 6 months out, a crucial part would go bad, and they could come back and say "you told us the car was perfect in every way, and you didn't come in and report any problems". 

    My father has taught me a lot of shrewd strategies so as not to get screwed over in the marketplace, all legal, all ethical, just being careful, not shooting yourself in the foot (or, as my father would say, not putting your foot in s**t).  I never ceased to be astonished at all the young people who have absolutely no business sense whatsoever.


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    Re: What year of Toyota Camry is the best?
    « Reply #38 on: July 07, 2021, 12:37:45 AM »
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  • Word to the wise, when answering customer surveys, focus on the customer service, NOT the car itself.  My father taught me, and I now teach my son, not to put anything in writing that could indicate satisfaction with a product you've bought, a fortiori a big-ticket item such as a new car.  That way, it cannot be used against you, if something goes wrong and you have to seek recourse.  I phrase it very carefully --- "so far as I can tell right now, it seems to be a fine car" --- to establish plausible deniability if, let's say, 6 months out, a crucial part would go bad, and they could come back and say "you told us the car was perfect in every way, and you didn't come in and report any problems". 
    Good to know.
    BTW, 30MPG hwy is a very good results, although from my experience it depends on the speeds. In any car, 55MPH is optimal and going faster, especially >70MPH sends the millage to the sink.

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    Re: What year of Toyota Camry is the best?
    « Reply #39 on: July 07, 2021, 02:34:35 AM »
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  • Good to know.
    BTW, 30MPG hwy is a very good results, although from my experience it depends on the speeds. In any car, 55MPH is optimal and going faster, especially >70MPH sends the millage to the sink.
    They claim up to 28 mpg city, 39 mpg highway, but those are under idealized conditions.  When things get a little more stable in our lives, I hope to get out here on the interstate and drive 40-50 mile stretches without stopping, and cruise control where possible, and see if I can max out the gas mileage.  At any rate, 25-30 mpg is not bad at all.  My father's Cadillac was getting 10-11 mpg, and it was bankrupting me to keep it in gas.  As I figure it, if I get the monthly "Biden bucks" in tax credit for my son (it's not clear whether his mother or I are going to get the checks this 2nd half of 2021, we alternate years taking him on our taxes, and she and her illicit consort are high-income put together, so if she gets it, it might be less than $250/mo), that and the money I'll save on gas will pay for the car.  I'm not reliant upon the China debt coupons (aka FRNs) to make the payment, my point is, if I do get that cash, I won't even realize I have a car payment.  Whatever.

    For what it is, so far, it's an outstanding car.  I do notice that the metal on the body of the car --- trunk and hood lids, roof, doors --- is lighter and thinner than on the 2009 Buick, indeed, if you close the door with the window open, it is so light, that you have to be careful not to close it too hard.  And it does have cloth upholstery, vinyl would be something extra, and I was trying to keep costs down.

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    Re: What year of Toyota Camry is the best?
    « Reply #40 on: July 07, 2021, 07:04:20 PM »
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  • https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/06/drive-all-new-toyota-paranoia-official-car-jan-6-ιnѕυrrєcтισn/

    If I had even one shred of buyer's remorse after buying the new Camry --- I'm still of mixed feelings about cloth upholstery instead of vinyl, and I'm not crazy about how the Bluetooth is set up --- it evaporated into nothingness after I read this article.

    I didn't share with my salesman what I'd heard about the Toyota Camry being the choice of ISIS terrorists.  As deep in conservative gun-and-flag country as I was --- I went to a dealership out in the exurbs --- I didn't think that would be prudent to bring up.


     

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