ZZT86

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    Yes
  • Toyota Model
    86 & Camry V6
  • Toyota Year
    2013
  • Location
    Victoria
  • Annual Mileage
    20,001 to 25,000

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  1. A good mechanic is sometimes worth his weight in gold - almost. Well done.
  2. Great that you persevered with this, odd that Techstream can't see the ABS module. Pretty sure my m8 mechanics scanner can see the whole enchilada on my MCV20R Camry (gen4) including Airbags yada yada. Where is that module located ? Great also that Techstream works on WINX - which version TS ? Cheers 😉
  3. That's dumb, all cars should have safety as standard esp blind spot monitoring. Heads up could also be considered a safety feature really, the ventilated seats with memory are a luxury. I'll tell you what - I recently drove a Kia Cerato & all I can say is that I was pleasantly surprised just how good a car it is. Suspension is extremely well sorted - first class really, brakes were great, engine ability/smoothness & economy were good. Interior was average as it was a base model but hey - it's cheap plus that 7 year warranty. Well worth a look. Toyota is no longer alone, this from a life long Toyota fan & owner.
  4. SX V6 would be the most entertaining & smoothest but also easiest to lose your license on 😕 What extra safety features does the SL have over the SX? Would have thought exactly the same.
  5. @thisguy how do you find it ? Any concerns ? Where could Toyota improve it ? Cheers
  6. @Ppm My daily is a 2001 Camry with the same 1MZ-FE motor/transmission & although I commonly do a fair bit of fwy, it's not uncommon to be in the 9's for economy & in the 7's when 70-80% fwy. I would get the car checked out by someone you can trust, $500 sounds OK if parts included. ps: Denso Iridium are the preferred plugs for Toyotas, especially V6 which are hard to get at 😉
  7. Brand T usually revise their cars every 2 years or so with a brand spanka every 4.
  8. 11.6 -16.6L/100kms is a big variation for same conditions & driving style - was it sudden or gradual? Do you have an "engine" light lit on your dashboard ? Is it running rough or smooth? You could have a faulty component like an oxy sensor.
  9. Best advice for you - drive it. Ask for a loaner for a few hours at least, get a good feel for it as it's very different to a petrol car, especially the powerful V6 with almost instant acceleration. Really depends on your driving style & how you want to drive it. Almost impossible to accelerate anywhere quick these days without fear of losing your license so the Hybrid is great & it's an easy 5L or less/100kms with the new gen car. ps: pitty Toyota don't offer the SX with the Hybrid option, would be my pick.
  10. According to a senior Toyota service guy I know a long time, none. These new cars are more advanced & well sorted. They go in for regular service not requiring any attention out of the ordinary. Brakes are huge & last a long time, CVT is strong, engines are same. I love the V6 but would most likely get a Hybrid if in the market for one. Will be on top of my list early next year if I decide to get a new daily & am considering selling my Hachi (it just sits in the garage accumulating dust) but $$ values worry me. I'm expecting a revised Camry end of year . . . .
  11. ZZT86

    Dissapointed

    Economy is dependant on your right foot, drive it sensibly & you will achieve the claimed factory economy figures.
  12. How did you go with TS plugged in ? Got a code from ECU ?
  13. Only 32 bit WINXP or WIN7? I thought TS was WIN10 compatible now ?
  14. How much did you pay for that cable ? Let me know how that goes, wouldn't mind getting me own now that I have a laptop 😉