thisguy

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  • Would you be interested in attending club meetings?
    Yes
  • Gender*
    Male
  • Toyota Model
    Camry SL
  • Toyota Year
    2018
  • Location
    Victoria
  • Annual Mileage
    15,000 to 20,000

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    Peter

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  1. I spoke to my dealer and they said any of these iPhones will work fine with my car.
  2. I'm about to upgrade my iPhone 7 and I haven't decided between the iPhone 8 and the iPhone XR (or maybe the iPhone XS). I just want to make sure whichever one I get will work OK with my wireless charging and connect OK with the entertainment and everything else. Thanks.
  3. thisguy

    How do you handle tailgaters?

    It's not always possible to increase speed or change lanes.
  4. I've got a small chip on the edge of each of my front doors. No signs of rust. I bought a small bottle of touch up paint from the Toyota dealer. I was told to just clean the spots with a wet cloth and then to dry them before applying the paint. Are their good videos on how best to apply the paint? I have a small bottle. I don't know if it has a brush applicator in the bottle. It says it takes 24 hours to dry. Does that mean I can't drive my car for that long? I've attached a photo of the paint bottle Thanks.
  5. I have driven automatics before I bought my Camry. But that was years ago and until this car I've only owned manuals. I'm showing my ignorance about automatics here. How smooth or otherwise would automatics in other current models of cars be compared to the six speed automatic Camry? I have a 4 cylinder 2.5 litre 2018 Camry. I'm still getting used to what seems like a gear change where it revs up somewhat at around the 70 kmh mark. I won't mind if somebody tells me the automatic transmissions in the Mazdas or Hondas are smoother (i.e. the non-CVTs) as I wouldn't have bought either of those cars for other reasons anyway. I mean, I feel suspicious of Mazda's iStop (I don't want the car to decide for itself to stop the engine) and Honda was just too expensive for my budget, plus Toyota has the reliability I need. Thanks.
  6. My friend is looking at a Hyundai i30 non manual and I notice the cheapest non manual i30 has a DCT. I’ve never driven a car with DCT. Are they just as reliable as an automatic if you keep the car serviced regularly? Could they be more expensive to maintain in the long run? Thanks EDIT: My friend has changed his mind. He’s now interested in a car with a CVT.
  7. Both my friend and I are in our mid 50s, so “long term” is a definite possibility. I’ll put that to him and see what he thinks. Thanks.
  8. Thanks Hiro. I got confused about the size comparison. I might just get my friend a brochure on the Yaris but ultimately I’ll have to let it go and respect his decision.
  9. My friend is about 1.8 meters tall. Would the current model Yaris be about the same size as an i30, or would it be smaller? He’s currently got a Hyundai Getz, so he’s used to small cars. I could suggest he compare the two but it’s really up to him. He wants to buy an automatic. I don’t know how that would affect each choice of car.
  10. I understand the Camrys in the US have some 360 degree view in the multimedia screen, presumably from combination of sensors, which helps with parking. I can see how that would be very useful.
  11. I figured it out. I went into Setup, Navigation, Favourites. Then I’ll saw the options to edit and delete.
  12. I checked the manual and it says to click on "Edit". But I can't find the word "Edit" when I'm in the Favourites list. Thanks.
  13. I've been using Caltex 95 RON for my Camry. The myToyota app gives me a small discount at Caltex. But I'm not sure I'm getting the best fuel economy. But, from memory, a mechanic I once spoke too said BP Ultimate was found to be the best followed by Shell. I think he mentioned a third brand, but I forget what it was. Thanks.
  14. Yes, interesting that KIA has a 7 year warranty but I don’t think I’d feel comfortable buying a KIA. I’m sure there are plenty of happy KIA drivers but it’s just not for me. I used to like the look of the Volkswagen Jetta. But that was before I read the bad news stories about Volkswagen. I think I made a safe bet by returning to Toyota.
  15. To be fair, the Hyundai dealer did fix the problems I had under warranty. Some people even said that was a sign I should’ve stuck with Hyundai. If we accept the universe is infinite in size then I’m sure out there, on another Earth, there is another version of me driving his new Hyundai Sonata. One problem, which did get fixed under warranty, was my problem with the steering wheel. The rubber, or whatever it was, slowly started to come apart in the grip of my right hand. Hyundai replaced the the steering wheel under warranty. But even the new steering wheel started to “dissolve”. I stopped the problem by putting a steering wheel cover on it, only a very small amount disappeared this time. This was a problem I’ve had in no other car I’ve owned. It sticks in my memory as the oddest car problem I’ve ever had. The manual gearbox also had problems. Again, that was fixed under warranty. Just meant I was off the road for weeks, from memory. I guess that other version of me, on the other Earth, owned a Hyundai Accent that gave him no problems.