2009 Toyota Camry
A: With an auto tranny, it is best to just keep the tranny set for the D setting, so that the car can shift for itself.
If you’re asking about shifting gears yourself, it’s not good for the auto tranny to be doing that like it’s a manual transmission.
Now, the gears are listed individually, and are there to be used if needed. But you shouldn’t really pretend it’s a manual transmission and drive that way all the time.
Mucho Big Bucks have been spent by Toyota, and all of the car makers, to give the very best performance out of an auto transmission, so that you get the best ratio of performance and economy. The individual gears are there if they are needed under SPECIAL circumstances.
Such as driving thru mountains, when going downhill for a long ways, you want to shift into lower gears, so that you don’t have to use the brakes much, otherwise, you could actually overuse and overheat and over-destroy the brakes. That’s why the 3 and 2 settings of the gears are avalable, especially the 2 setting. 1st gear is used only if you’re going to be towing something for a short distance, or even if you need to try and get car out of snow or sand.
I’m not sure about what rpms you should use to shift, because that pretty much depends upon what the redline is for each individual car. A higher redline means that each gear can go higher rpms.
It’s easier to find out by speed.
1st gear usually should be shifted around 10-15 mph, and usually tops out at 25.
2nd gear usually can be shifted at 25, and sometimes can go as high as freeway speeds, which is why it is the favorite gear to use when coming down from mtns, because the gear can go faster, yet has the torque available to keep car at lower speeds. But if your car is a 5 spd, the range of 2nd gear in your car may be lessened.
3rd gear will be good from 35 up to freeway speeds of 60-70 mph. But it’s obviously best to run freeways at at least 4th gear, which can be shifted into even as low as 40 mph, or 45 mph. 5th gear is best only for constant freeway speeds.
Have you ridden a 10 speed bike? YOu know it’s easiest to start peddling when the gears are low, because the pedals move faster, and in shifting as you pick up speed, so that the pedals are still able to be used safely and correctly. It’s exactly the same with a car transmission, whether auto or manual.
So if you’re thinking of using the single gears as if they were a manual tranny, I”d greatly suggest you NOT to do it. There’s lots of extra gears and works inside an auto tranny that’s not in a manual, and constantly moving the gears manually will wear the tranny out other than being done automatically. The tranny was built with it to be used automatically. So too bad you couldn’t have gotten a standard tranny, but messing around wth the auto tranny like that will also mess up your warranty on your brand new car!!
Q: How to program 2009 Toyota Camry CE keyless entry remote?
I just bought a 2009 Camry CE (basic edition) and it didn’t come with keyless entry remote. I bought 2 remotes and now i dont know how to program them.
A: If it didn’t come with them, it doesn’t have the capability.
Q: Would it be better to purchase a new 2009 Toyota Corolla or a used 2009 Toyota Camry?
The dealership wants to much for a new Camry but said we could get a used 2009 Camry with around 9000 miles on it. Which would be the better deal. Any advice, anything would be appreciated.
A: Both cars are nice – but make sure you’re getting similar option packages. A basic corolla has way less stuff than a basic 4cyl camry. Therefore you must compare a corolla LE with a camry CE and a corolla XLE with a camry LE and probably a corolla SRX with a camry XLE (and even that isnt a fair comparison).
I would note there is a size difference also. Depending on if you’re a single person, or a couple, or a family. I would use that to determine camry/corolla. Obviously the camry is slightly larger and has more trunk space. So if building a family in the next 5 years is something you are considering, probably smart to buy the camry.
That being said, the corolla gets about 5mpg better highway/city milage. If you’re on a tight budget and you worry that gas prices are going to increase, I would stick with the more efficient vehicle.
Currently I have 2 friends that own 2009 Corolla CE/LE and both are very happy with their purcheses. Since both are toyota’s I would almost guarantee they have top notch reliability and will drive for 15+ years. My 1996 camry has 270,000miles on it and I still use it as my daily driver.
9000 miles is nothing in the grad scheme of things. The car is practically new.
If I was in your spot, I would probably not get a CE camry. However, if an LE camry or XLE camry was the same price as a new corolla, I think I’d be foolish not to get the bigger “better” car. Plus new cars tend to have higher insurance.
Q: Is it ok to use lower gears on the automatic 2009 Toyota Camry LE?
I recently purchased an AUTOMATIC 2009 Toyota Camry LE. This car is NOT SEMI-AUTOMATIC but does have the lower gears of 4, 3, 2, and 1 under D. Is it okay to use these gears regularly to manually shift the engine? If so, at what rpm would you recommend shifting up and down?
A: not a good idea to do on a regular basis
If you want to manually shift gears, why didn’t you buy a manual?
If you must shift manually, it depends if you want max performance or just fun. Either way, there won’t be much improvement over leaving it in D
Q: Which is a more powerful car: The BMW 3 Series or the 2009 Toyota Camry?
I’m looking forward to buy a used car. I want good performance out of it, as well as reliability. I’m looking at these two for now:
The BMW Series 3
I think the 2009 Camry has ore horsepower than the BMW. Does more HP make a car “better”?
I’m looking at the BMW 328i
A: of-course BMW 3 Series
Q: 2009 Toyota Camry LE with upgraded sunroof and bluetooth?
Help. I started my car this morning and the lights around the radio’s dash were flickering. Not the radio lights. Finally they went out. Anyone have any idea what it could be. I hate to see my 2009 Toyota Camry have to be taken all apart for wires or something. Radio is not affected. Only the lights around the buttons of the radio are. Only have 2900 miles on it too.
A: its either a loose bulb, like behind the dash, or a loose wire. its such a simple fix, but it sucks because you have to take out the driver-side dash to get to the little light bulb.
Q: Can I Replace My 2006 Mazda3’s Battery with 2009 Toyota Camry’s Battery?
I want to know, if I can replace my 2006 Mazda3’s battery with 2009 Toyota Camry’s battery.
A: If the + and – poles are in the same position so your cables will reach.
Q: What is the best price for a 2009 toyota camry le?
internet pricing and experienced people say it should be around 18,500 $ before the taxes etc. But when you go to dealerships (3) it was much more like 21,000. What is up? It is a buyers’ market, right?
A: ask to see the invoice and pay that less mfg rebates if any
Q: What’s the difference between the 2008 and 2009 Toyota Camry?
Are there any differences at all or did they just manufacture the same car again?
A: There are some some minor changes here and there, but the Camry will be more or less unchanged until 2010, when the ‘11 models come out.
They might do something to improve the reliability of they V6 before then so they can get back on Consumer Reports recommended list.
Q: What do you guys think of the 2009 Toyota Camry Le?
My mom is deciding on getting me this car in black. I like the body and the price isnt so bad for a 09. Although some of my friends have been telling me this car is too old for me…saying old people usually only buy and drive this car. Agree?? or Disagree??
They want me to get a Honda Civic or so but the body isnt all that anymore..plus I think its wayy to typical of the people I know who’d buy this car.
A: Get LE with 18″ enkei wheels and Spoiler for extra 800.00 and with car being black and tint windows black, will be a hot looking car. The 4 cylinder has enough power as when getting a Toyota their engineering uses every available HP and torque to fullest. It is 154hp/165lb’s torque which if say you have a Ford Taurus that is 200hp and 185 lb’s of torque the Toyota will outperform Ford by a lot. It is 0-60 in 6.7 and 1/4 in 15.1 which is no speed demon but is very respectable. Drive the 4 and 6 and you will see that there is not much difference except 3000 in price. 1 otheroption is get SE which has body kit and enkei wheels as well as most come with spoiler as well as different interior that is more sporty for 1500.00 more. The LE, people say is expensive at 22,500.00 MSRP but paying 1000.00 -2000.00 more then domestic will last anywhere from 300-600,000 miles without problems if you do proper maintenance. I sold a T100 to a Pizza Place that they are still using for delivery since 1997 that has 700,017 miles on it. Domestics last for 100-200,000 mostly. So at worst you are paying extra 2000.00 for extra average 3-400,000 miles.
Q: What should I know about buying a 2009 Toyota Camry?
What should I know about buying a new car in general?
A: First of all, consider other things than a Camry….like an Accord or Maxima….especailly for overall car-for the-Moeny, resale value, cost of ownership etc…
In buying whatever your choice may be….go here:
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Q: I have found a 2009 Toyota Camry with 30,000 miles on it, should I consider an extended warranty?
The present warranty is 3 years or 36,000 miles. This is a rental car and purchasing at locale GMC dealer. They purchased the car at auction.
A: Far too many miles for a 2009. The average yearly driven in the United States is between 12,000 and 15,000 per year. And rental cars, it is true get BEAT hard. Particularly if they have been beat for 30,000 miles in a period of just months. Buy a new one if you can, even if it’s not a Camry.
Q: What grade motor oil is best for 2009 Toyota Camry LE?
When is the best time to change motor oil on this car and is it worth getting a 3M paint protection film for this car?
A: change every 3,000 miles if your using regular motor oil and every 6 to 7,000 miles if using synthetic oil, look in your owners manual to see what oil they recommend, and no, paint protection isn’t worth the money, just wax the car a couple times a year and the paint will be fine.
Q: How much will 2009 Toyota Camry LE v6 cost?
The MSRP is $23,000 so how much will it cost overall because I know that you always pay less than the MSRP. How much will it be monthly with no money down or very little? My parents are buying it but I was wondering because I have to pay for gas and car or insurance depending on which is less. So how much will it cost?
Q: I’m negotiating to buy a 2009 Toyota Camry, with a sticker of 21900. How much can they come off that price?
The tax, title, and fees will run about $1000. They said 21,000 out the door. Could they do $20,000 do you think or are they almost as low as they can go?
A: That is not as low as they can go. The real question is, how important is your discount to you as compared to what you are getting for that money Toyota’s are the most popular cars right now and they are quality vehicles that do warrant that price, so you don’t need to worry about being “taken”, even if you bought it at full list price, but we all know that discounting is just a “part of the game”
$21,900 for a full-sized vehicle like the Camry is not too far off from many used car prices out there, so don’t feel bad even if that $21,000 is aas far as you can get them to go, but that’s not your question, so let me help you all I can with some good buyer’s-viewpoint answers:
Edmunds.com has a neat feature called “TMV” (standing for True Market Value) pricing that lets you choose the options of the car you’re buying and then see the dealer’s invoice and also what others are paying for them. The best price for all involved would be exactly halfway between the invoice price and sticker price., but some popular cars justify a higher price, which you’ll see as the “TMV” price on that website. The Camry is popular now, so you may see this. No worries. if you pay that price, you are not being “taken”. You are paying the average of what everyone else is, too.
Also, your absolute best situation in which to get a price lowered a bit is to spend a quality, informative visit with the dealer, treat them like human beings, just like you deserve to be treated, don’t act like you know it all from a realtively-short time researching on the internet, and phrase your desired price in a sincere and honest, “If you can get the price to [blank], I will buy it today.” That’s music to a commissioned salesperson’s ears because it means they will be geting paid something, even if not a ton.
I would ask for about $750 more off the car and “you’ll take it today”. If they come back with an offer of only $500 off, just frown, look down, think for awhile, and say these words, “Sorry, that’s not how much I’ve allocated to spend on this purchase. I like you, you’re very good at what you do, and you’ve been a great help. I hope you’re here when I come back for my family’s next car, but, like I said, I will go forward with this purchase right now if you can get me that $750 off.” Then, just shut up and wait.
They may come back with a counter-offer. If it’s $500 more discount, think about it for awhile, then ask if they’ll throw something in winter mats, a cargo net, a Toyota coffee mug, etc., and if they say ok, stand up, shake their hand, and give them a sincere and happy “thank you”. Ask for two of their business cards, too. It’s flattering and it’s a good way to reward a good dealer, with a referral.
Good luck with your purchase!
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