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Old 9th February 2009, 11:16   #16
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thanks a lot anubhav
muneem the guy who got around 1.5kms extra was using k&N? maybe i should give it a thought. and are they washable? i know the conical one is washable because during services they change the filters if washable it would cut the service cost even more
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Yes he was using a normal K & N replacement filter which can be washed and reused,it would have been a good idea if you started using it earlier and would do you good in the long run.
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Great looking Camry, Vinaydas. A white body + tints looks killer, the Camry anyways has awesome presence on our roads. This car + colour combination seems to be a favorite with our politicians as well.

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Toyota Has been coming in and out of our family almost since the last 15-20 years.. From the start with a Corolla In Dubai to a Land Cruiser LC200(prev gen not the current) to the recently acquired Lexus.
In India The Toyota Qualis and also the recently acquired Innova.
That's a Toyota family if I ever saw one. Your Dad seems gung-ho on the big "T's" reliability. Think of it this way, I got my C220 around the same time that you got your Camry. The bills have gotten so high that I am considering selling my car, while your Camry is yet a virgin at 40K clicks! BTW, you surely mean the LC100?

WRT your service costs : The Camry eats through imported parts and hence, the service / maintenance costs are higher than the Accord (1,600 bucks a service!!).

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i was going through the threads on the 3m paint care services i read they do claying and stuff..
is this really worth it? will it remove the tar spots and a little cement stain(due to dripping water during construction)
Rudra highly recommends 3M and that's enough for me. A white car deserves only the best treatment that money can buy.
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Hi Vinay,

Nice review. I cannot comment about the tar, but I have some experience with cement stain. It is not exactly cement, but the drying chemical used with cement that causes the stain. I had a large blob on my bonnet, which was looking bad. The service center quoted me 4k for a complete repaint for the bonnet. I decided not to do it. It went away in 6-8 months and I didn't do anything for it, except 'gentle' rubbing with a piece of soft cloth in the initial months and regular washing.

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Another thing help me out here people.
i was going through the threads on the 3m paint care services i read they do claying and stuff..
is this really worth it? will it remove the tar spots and a little cement stain(due to dripping water during construction)

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Excellent Car.

The new Camry, still is a head turner (atleast in India)...

AT is one of the best...I would love to buy it provided they price it around Accord.
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Old 9th February 2009, 15:49   #21
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thanks a lot people and GTO i meant the older version of the Land cruiser a generation older than the current one.. yes it was the LC100 sold around 2004.
Dad's still into LC's now, the other day i told him about the article in TOI about the LC diesel being released in India. He immediately made me search for that paper to check out the article

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A new set of pics after change of tints and a new pair of shoes
they were taken in my house in kerala.
a few photos have our innova also
The pic quality is bad as it has been taken on a phone in the night.
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Friends, I just bought a preowned seventh gen. Camry '06 AT for my family use. Done 34000kms for 12.50 lacs. With full service record etc. Company owned. Am very happy with the initial few days. This is in replacement of the families E250D '96 which has been sold of after clocking 95000kms.

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Friends, I just bought a preowned seventh gen. Camry '06 AT for my family use. Done 34000kms for 12.50 lacs. With full service record etc. Company owned.
Great price for a company-owned car! Effectively, 3 years & 34K kms cost the original owner more than 50% of the cars price. She will serve you well for a long time.

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You sold the E250 I thought she was running perfect, and had a lot left in her. Who's going to use the Camry? Will be interesting to hear their comments on the E250 versus the more modern Camry.
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congo on the buy scooby.
the camry has crossed 46k.
Im going for a 3 day 1500kms round trip starting tomorrow will write a small 47k or 50K Update after that.
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Great price for a company-owned car! Effectively, 3 years & 34K kms cost the original owner more than 50% of the cars price. She will serve you well for a long time.


You sold the E250 I thought she was running perfect, and had a lot left in her. Who's going to use the Camry? Will be interesting to hear their comments on the E250 versus the more modern Camry.
Yes the invoice was 26.55 with tax and insurance. Present insurance is valid till 3/10 and is being transferred. Maintained by Shinrai. It is a big Depreciation on such a lovely car but resale of Camry's is bad. I had an option of a 2006 C220cdi, But Noway was I going for it. All Mercs of 2+ years age are not worth for the maintainance costs involved and I need not tell you that.

The 250d would give small maintainance from time to time. Recently the Hydraulic foundations and the idler shock gave way, and she did develop nagging sounds from the doors and a leakage from the rear windscreen upper corner. From 11kmpl on diesel to 7kmpl on Petrol but My family is very Happy, the car runs maybe 1000kms a month. She was tired of the E250D, being with us for 8 years. Also her Daughters pushed her to change the car. Reality is that the Camry is More spacious, refined, modern and smoother, and 10 years younger.
To Drive, I still prefer the E250D handling to the Camry, but am not to use her.
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Yes She has finally done it.
Crossed over the 50,000 mark.
The Car still runs like it was out of the assembly line with absolute smoothness.
There have been no Problems at all in the 50k ownership experience.
Only problem that i have faced(or rather created) is the quick wear of Brake pads. The obvious reason is my Aggressive driving and Braking nature.
Apart from That I have no reason to complain at all.
I must say i have been spoiled by the Auto transmission. I also took the liberty of treating her by giving her a Detailing job

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P.S Mods please update title to 50,000 KMS
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If only toyota made the Camry locally. It's such a wonderful car and it's a shame that toyota is importing it thereby making it out of reach for potential buyers.

Wonderful car there vinaydas.
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If only toyota made the Camry locally. It's such a wonderful car and it's a shame that toyota is importing it thereby making it out of reach for potential buyers.

Wonderful car there vinaydas.
thanks a lot man.
i totally agree.
if they had gone the CKD way with the Camry like they did with the Fortuner i think it could eliminate The competition.
But look at the bright side its a bit exclusive

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thanks a lot man.
i totally agree.
if they had gone the CKD way with the Camry like they did with the Fortuner i think it could eliminate The competition.
But look at the bright side its a bit exclusive
Unfortunately it's exclusive mainly for the hotel market who buy it under the EPCG scheme.

More yellow board Camry's are seen than white boards.
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