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F-150 owner looking to be a Camry owner in the near future

Old 05-26-2007, 03:12 PM
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Default F-150 owner looking to be a Camry owner in the near future

Hello all. Those of you who frequent other Toyota forums probably know me by this name, by "Captain_Toyota" or by "Octane".
Ive been kicking around ideas of what I could replace my F-150 with. Ive enjoyed my truck, but I dont reallyuse it to haul stuff much anymore, plus it has159,000 miles on it and itwith the gas prices where they are, its costing me about $80 a week to drive it, so needless to say Im looking foreward to moving to something else.
I was leaning towards a Scion, but I cant put a trailer hitch on one of those. I also considered a Corolla, but thatsa little too small.
Yesterday I test drove an '03 Camry LE with a 4-banger and auto tranny. I really liked the car and Im planning on buying a used Camry. Im hoping I will be able to find an '04 LE 4-banger with about 50,000 miles on it for about $15,000. I was looking on auto trader and they seem fairly common in that price range, so now its just a matter of thinking this through and making sure that a Camry is something that I really want. Ive always only owned trucks and SUVs, so this is a big decision and its not something I want to rush into.
I really liked that Camry though. Smooth ride, comfy, great quality (its a Toyota, what else did I expect?) and for a 4-banger it really had decent power. Its definetely no racecar, but for getting from point A to point B and back, its got plenty and if it will pull 30 mpg or better on the highway I will be very pleased.
Im most likely going to make the switch either this Fall or next spring. I figure that should be enough time to think things through and will give me time to save up some money so that I can put $1000-$2000 on a down payment. That should keep my payment right around $200 a month, even if the Camry I end up with goes for as much as $16,000 (I figure my F-150 is worth about $4000 on trade).
Im looking foreward to learning a lot as well as helping others with their issues as well as having some fun along the way. I love the other Toyota forums Im on (Toyotanation, Toyotatuners and Toyotafans), and I hope this one will be just as much fun.
Old 05-27-2007, 03:43 AM
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