Toyota Camry Pricing and Specs
If you think you’ve seen a lot of Camrys on the road, here and overseas, you’re not wrong. It was way back in 2005 that the 10 millionth Camry rolled off the production line at Toyota Australia’s Altona plant. There are, literally millions of Camrys on the road somewhere, right now, which just shows you how popular this sedan-style family car has been since it launched locally way back in 1983. Despite the end of local manufacturing in 2017, the nameplate shows no signs of slowing down. Sometimes criticised for being the white-good of cars, and a model beloved of the old and the slow, the Camry succeeds because it simply does everything well, and simply, and it has so clearly proven its reliability, and practicality, over the decades.
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Toyota Camry FAQs
Check out real-world situations relating to the Toyota Camry here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
What car should I buy?
Boy, there’s a big difference between a Toyota CH-R and an Isuzu MU-X, Kathy. Rarely would both those models make it to the same short-list. In any case, the problem you’ll face is that buying any brand-new car involves waving goodbye to a large chunk of its residual value the same day you drive it home for the first time.
Who is advising you to get rid of the Toyota? I’ve seen plenty of V6 Toyotas with more than 300,000km showing and still going strong. And if the mileage does worry you, what about finding a low-kilometre second-hand Aurion and pocketing the many thousands of dollars you’ve saved by not buying a brand-new car? You already know you love the way the Aurion drives (and its reliability is beyond question) it’s big enough for grand-kids and it’ll handle its share of dirt-road action.
If you can’t find an Aurion, a V6 Camry is a good alternative, offering a similar level of interior space, performance and lots of value for money. A later-model example will also have side-curtain air-bags to protect rear-seat passengers. And when the word honesty is used in the context of cars, a Toyota Camry is one of the first mental images to appear.Show more
Toyota Camry 2012: Can I mix fully synthetic and semi synthetic oils?
Let me guess, you did an oil change 12 months ago using semi-synthetic oil and then another one six months ago using fully-synthetic. And now, there’s just enough oil left in either container that, if you combined them, you could do the next oil change without buying more oil. Am I close?
Anyway, the short answer is no, you shouldn’t mix two different types or grades of oil. Remember the old Castrol TV ads; Oils aint oils? Well, it should have been: Oils aint just oils. Oil isn’t just refined crude; a modern automotive engine oil is made up of lots of components, collectively referred to as additives. These additives make oil more effective at both high and low temperatures as well as providing extra protection and sometimes even a cleaning function.
Which is great, but the different additives in different oils sometimes don’t get along too well when they’re mixed. Sometimes they can cancel each other out, at which point you’re suddenly using oil that doesn’t protect as well as it should.
Keep the spare oil from each oil change as a top-up (something you probably won’t need in a relatively new Toyota Camry). And if it’s not needed for that, give the poor old lawn-mower an oil change with the left-overs. How long since the mower or brush-cutter got some love?Show more
Toyota Camry: Can I exchange the space saver for a full size spare?
You’ll have to buy a regular road wheel and tyre of the same size as are on the car.Show more