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    2019 Toyota Camry Ascent Petrol
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  1. Yes I just saw this... https://www.caradvice.com.au/932735/2021-toyota-camry-price-rises-new-specs-v6-axing-confirmed/ Toyota also increased the price by a whooping $3300 for the Ascent Petrol that's for an extra 21kw and you'll find 95 Octane or higher is for the Hybrid...Oh what a feeling. P.S. Still doesn't explain why the RAV4 Petrol GLX has a 2.0L 127kw engine and is 320kg + heavier than the Camry, now 152kw...not to mention the huge price difference.
  2. If your car doesn't need 98 Octane, then don't use it as it's burning a hole in your pocket, but it Toyota say 95 or higher...that's what you must use. As for carbon build up, I had a 2001 Corolla and it ran on 91 octane for 18 years with no problems...I did every now and then get on the M4 and drive at 110km for some time as I do now with my Camry...I'm told that's all you need plus regular oil changes.
  3. The 2021 petrol Corolla 2.0L puts out 125kw...the RAV4 GLX 2.0L Petrol 127kw, so not much difference but the RAV4 has to pull an extra 320kg +...but the Petrol Camry 2.5L puts out 131kw and 170kg lighter than the RAV4...so it's something to think about when we think about engine longevity. The V6 Camry which Toyota Australia dropped like a hot potato put out 301kw, oh what a feeling...not anymore because we don't get a choice...very sad.
  4. I wasn't talking about the top of the range $54,188 Edge, I'm talking mid range the average person would look at. Anyway there's a huge price difference between a Corolla 2.0L and a GLX RAV4 2.0L for that extra 320kg.
  5. Of cause there's the price...Corolla SX Petrol sedan 2.0L...$32,473 The RAV4 GLX Petrol 2.0L...$41,520...a difference of $9,047. I'm no expert but it seems to me the $9,047 must be for the extra 320kgs + the RAV4 has to pull. Speaking of 2.0L engines, the new Corolla Cross (a cross between a Corolla and who knows what else) is another SUV we may see here in Australia...has Toyota gone SUV mad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEYcmhWa6pc&ab_channel=RedlineReviewsRedlineReviews
  6. Why does the RAV4 Petrol which is 1660kg in weight have the same size Engine 2.0L as the Corolla that's 1340kg, a difference of 320kg. The Camry Petrol which is 1490kg has a 2.5L Engine and that's 170kg lighter than the RAV4, why doesn't the RAV4 Petrol have a 2.5L Engine ? The RAV4 Petrol has to pull an extra 320kgs without people or luggage with the same size Engine as the Corolla,will this Engine last as long as the Corolla Engine ? The strange thing is...the RAV4 Hybrid has a 2.5L Engine with the same weight...I just don't get it.
  7. Petrol consumption in my Camry Petrol is 11.3L per 100KM using 91 Octane, so last week I filled up with 95 Octane and guess what...fuel consumption and performance were exactly the same, the only difference was the big hole in my wallet. I found out last week that the Camry Ascent Hybrid must use 95 Octane or higher, I'm glad I didn't get a Hybrid.
  8. Yesterday where I live 91 octane was $169.9 P/L...95 $182.9 P/L and 98 $189.9 P/L I can use 91 or higher which was another reason I chose this model as I wont buy a Hybrid for good reasons. Of cause I didn't buy any as I had 1/2 a tank left, so I'll wait till it comes down...when is anybody's guess. Years ago when Petrol was 19c a litre I'd buy $2 worth which would last all week with a 6cyl engine, it's so sad those days are long gone...cheap petrol and 6cyl engines.
  9. You might want to look at this... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf1uTdvNWhI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNGNoIiu-C8
  10. What fuel do you use for your car is very simple...you use the fuel recommended by Toyota, after all they designed and built the engine. My car runs on 91 octane which is recommended by Toyota, I can use 95 or 98 octane but wont make any difference to performance or any thing else expect waste money, the only fuel I wont put in my car is that E10 ethanol crap. If Toyota recommend Premium ULP, that's what you must use, otherwise you risk damage to your engine. Take for example the C-HR 1.2L turbo, tiny engine but Premium ULP must be used and we all know how expensive Premium ULP is
  11. Don't look at Hyundai or now Kia because they catch fire. I think they give you a free fire extinguisher. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-18/kia-car-recall-sportage-stinger-australia-fire-hazard/100146544 https://www.bing.com/news/search?q=Cars+Recalled&qpvt=cars+recalled&FORM=EWRE At $69,000 the VW Arteon is too expensive for me. Oh what a feeling.
  12. I don't know why Toyota Australia are doing this because it's not happening in the USA, they even have an AWD Camry Petrol too. Have a look at ToyotaJeff, who reviews all Toyotas...https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=toyota+jeff People see Hybrid, they only see fuel saving but the amount saved in fuel comes back to bite them in the bum many times over a few years later. If people want to buy Hybrid, good for them but Toyota Australia have taken the choice away and it will come back to bite them in the bum I'm sure. So what do we have now...No V6 Camry...No Petrol Camry
  13. Yet another blow to the Camry, as of 2021 the Camry is now Hybrid only. At the moment the Camry Ascent is the only one where you get a choice of Petrol or Hybrid. The Camry has gone up $3000 to $35,000 for the Petrol and the Hybrid is $38,000. If you look at the bottom of this...https://penrithtoyota.dealer.toyota.com.au/inventory/camry/ascent/sedan/2021/JTNBA3HK403007024 it tells us about Hybrid Technology but it leaves out a few important facts... Toyota Hybrid batteries are backed by a five year/unlimited kilometre warranty and may be extended to 10 years, what ever
  14. Another blow to the 2021 Camry is the price, $3000 more for the Camry Ascent petrol Oh what a feeling...not so much. https://penrithtoyota.dealer.toyota.com.au/new-vehicles/camry/ascent/sedan It's no wonder there's no V6 Camry, no one could afford it.
  15. In the Sydney Metro we don't see snow or ice, so we don't have to worry about engine oil or coolant freezing. If it were as simple as looking on the oil cap, that would be too easy. Unfortunately the only thing it says on my oil cap is "oil" so I had to ring Toyota because the owners manual has five types of oil you can use.

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