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Suri [TBR]
06-16-2012, 12:12 AM
Well gentlemen,

Every car previously sitting in my garage had a V8. What does that mean? Terrible fuel economy.

I decided there was no reason to hold on to the Benz as the 7 outshined it in close to every category.

So! I traded in the S500 and got a 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE. Before anyone bashes on it, let me tell you that I couldn't be happier with the purchase. I bought it about a week ago and I've been averaging 42-45 mpg :yikes:

On top of that, it is very comfortable, roomy, quiet, and handles much better than what you would think for a front wheel drive Toyota. Surprisingly, it's actually pretty quick as well!

Pics coming soon!

pelonx1st
06-16-2012, 12:14 AM
:thumbup: Cool beans bro, I want to buy a prius and get rid of my truck.

Suri [TBR]
06-16-2012, 12:19 AM
I was looking at getting a Prius too man but I couldn't stand the look and the driving dynamics. Try out the camry hybrid, you'll be happily surprised :D

1bad540
06-16-2012, 04:43 AM
Oh man an amg 500 for a camry, Im not sure i could of done that. But I hear you on the gas mileage.:thumbup:

westtnfx4
06-16-2012, 04:46 AM
Meh....toyotas have no soul. I'll take 25 mpg and a BMW any day over a Toyota.

quarterto8
06-16-2012, 05:06 AM
Brand new car is a brand new car. I know you drive a lot so the with the mileage it makes sense. I'm sure you miss the Mercedes. Congratulations!

N62B44 SGM
06-16-2012, 09:31 AM
Congrats! Enjoy your new toy just in time for fathers day :-)

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TXSTYLE
06-16-2012, 10:19 AM
Congrats! New Car Smell for the WIN!!!

~ Big Marcus

Rookie2008
06-16-2012, 10:21 AM
Congrats any mods in mind?

TXSTYLE
06-16-2012, 10:23 AM
:thumbup: Cool beans bro, I want to buy a prius and get rid of my truck.

Just don't turn into this type of Prius owner such as in the thread I started in OT: :eek:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=626532

Atlantan
06-16-2012, 12:59 PM
Congrats!

Db750
06-16-2012, 02:08 PM
Congrats Suri! Post up some pics.

Suri [TBR]
06-16-2012, 04:14 PM
Oh man an amg 500 for a camry, Im not sure i could of done that. But I hear you on the gas mileage.:thumbup:

I know I know, but it was just sitting there either way - I barely ever drove it.

Suri [TBR]
06-16-2012, 04:17 PM
Meh....toyotas have no soul. I'll take 25 mpg and a BMW any day over a Toyota.

And that's exactly why I still kept my BMW. It's the Benz that I gave up. Just because you have a BMW, it doesn't mean you can't own other more practical cars :D

Suri [TBR]
06-16-2012, 04:21 PM
Brand new car is a brand new car. I know you drive a lot so the with the mileage it makes sense. I'm sure you miss the Mercedes. Congratulations!

It does feel great to buy a car with only 9 miles on it :D thank you sir!

Suri [TBR]
06-16-2012, 04:24 PM
Congrats any mods in mind?

I was thinking about putting on the ground effects kit from the Camry SE and I would love to put on some wheels, specifically Vossen CV3's :D

BUT the thing is, the hybrid uses low rolling resistance tires and once you change those, you lose 3-4 mpg. And I definitely don't want that :(

02QTR28
06-16-2012, 04:31 PM
Toyota fan since knee crawl!!!329470329471as my 81 4 door sits tucked in the garage! Power steering/ ac/ 65,000 original miles best fuel economics for me!!!

Suri [TBR]
06-16-2012, 04:33 PM
Toyota fan since knee crawl!!!329470329471as my 81 4 door sits tucked in the garage! Power steering/ ac/ 65,000 original miles best fuel economics for me!!!

Haha I love it! :D you really have to try to bring down a Toyota/Lexus

jiceoo
06-16-2012, 06:16 PM
Congrats and hurry with the pics!!!!!!!!!!!

Db750
06-16-2012, 06:30 PM
Throw some D's on that bitch.

Db750
06-16-2012, 06:30 PM
:rofl:

Suri [TBR]
06-16-2012, 09:02 PM
Here you go brothas:

It's no BMW but I'm still loving it.

Suri [TBR]
06-16-2012, 09:03 PM
Excuse the iPhone pics!

OH and here's a quick pic of the bunny I bought for my little sister:

Suri [TBR]
06-16-2012, 09:04 PM
Throw some D's on that bitch.

I was thinking some 26 inch floaters. Do you think I would need a lift kit for that? :rofl:

Rookie2008
06-16-2012, 09:16 PM
Man thats a nice car bro!

Alpine745li
06-16-2012, 09:20 PM
I would of got a Hyundai. There built better IMO.

N62B44 SGM
06-16-2012, 09:23 PM
Looks good Suri! Cute bunny.

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Suri [TBR]
06-16-2012, 09:29 PM
Man thats a nice car bro!

Thanks a lot buddy!

Suri [TBR]
06-16-2012, 09:30 PM
I would of got a Hyundai. There built better IMO.

I test drove a Sonata and I liked everything about the Camry better. There's a reason it's been the number one selling car in America :D

Suri [TBR]
06-16-2012, 09:30 PM
Looks good Suri! Cute bunny.

Sent from my HTC One X using Bimmer App

Thanks man! And for sure, he's a magnet when it comes to the ladies :rofl:

Rookie2008
06-16-2012, 09:33 PM
I would of got a Hyundai. There built better IMO.

Hyundai over a Toyota?:dunno: Really. I would have to say Toyota hands down are far more reliable an respected than a Hyundai.

Suri [TBR]
06-16-2012, 09:38 PM
Hyundai over a Toyota?:dunno: Really. I would have to say Toyota hands down are far more reliable an respected than a Hyundai.

+1

I've owned a Camry and a Sienna in the past and they were both great cars, both with tremendous quality and reliability!

Suri [TBR]
06-16-2012, 10:04 PM
Just don't turn into this type of Prius owner such as in the thread I started in OT: :eek:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=626532

Haha that is absolutely ridiculous! She had no right to approach him in that way - she could have just moved :confused:

Beautiful new sig pic by the way :thumbup:

DFEL750I
06-17-2012, 05:17 AM
;6899707']Here you go brothas:

It's no BMW but I'm still loving it.

Nice car. I like the styling. Always good to have a reliable Japanese around. I still have my 2000 accord that I have had since it was virtually new.

VAN HELLSING
06-17-2012, 10:49 AM
In my opinion, you are in the right path suri. The thing that i have learn of owning a 7 is that it is a wild card. So, i bought myself a little kia spectra shortly after i bought the my 7. I call it my back-up car, just in case. My kia is not a looker but, i hook it up with some iridium spark plugs, intake and using full synthetic oil now. And man what a big different it made on preformance. I love it. Yes people might say look, he has a sissy car. Let me tell you it pretty quick and love that roaring sound coming from the intake. People look at me thinking where the hell did that come from. But, when they see me in my 7 their face expressions are " priceless " .

pkathee
06-17-2012, 11:22 AM
;6898351']Well gentlemen,

Every car previously sitting in my garage had a V8. What does that mean? Terrible fuel economy.

I decided there was no reason to hold on to the Benz as the 7 outshined it in close to every category.

So! I traded in the S500 and got a 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE. Before anyone bashes on it, let me tell you that I couldn't be happier with the purchase. I bought it about a week ago and I've been averaging 42-45 mpg :yikes:

On top of that, it is very comfortable, roomy, quiet, and handles much better than what you would think for a front wheel drive Toyota. Surprisingly, it's actually pretty quick as well!

Pics coming soon!

Great purchase. Congrats.

You really can't go wrong with a Toyota/ Lexus product.

I love the gas mileage too. :thumbup:


I would of got a Hyundai. There built better IMO.

Are you kidding me? :tsk:

Alpine745li
06-17-2012, 11:26 AM
Just be careful. Toyotas are known to have a mind if there own. Beware.

Suri [TBR]
06-17-2012, 11:54 AM
Just be careful. Toyotas are known to have a mind if there own. Beware.

What exactly does that mean? :eeps:

Alpine745li
06-17-2012, 12:07 PM
Couple years back Toyota cars in the millions were under a mandatory recall. Just beware you never know when they will cut there quality control. Ill just go the safe route and get a Hyundai.

beamlord
06-17-2012, 02:35 PM
Congrats!
Altho I'd stick with something BMWish like a Mini if you need an economical car (there's also an E-Mini I think?)

My long-distance driver is the 530 which is of course not a hybrid but still substantially better mileage than the othe three v8 in my garage, while still delivering the comfort and a kick when it's needed :D

Suri [TBR]
06-17-2012, 02:38 PM
Couple years back Toyota cars in the millions were under a mandatory recall. Just beware you never know when they will cut there quality control. Ill just go the safe route and get a Hyundai.

I remember hearing about that, something around the lines of the gas pedal being stuck? Most major car companies have had substantial recalls in the past so I would not consider that reason enough to buy a Hyundai. Plus, I've had nothing but great experiences with Toyota in the past.

Suri [TBR]
06-17-2012, 02:39 PM
Congrats!
Altho I'd stick with something BMWish like a Mini if you need an economical car (there's also an E-Mini I think?)

My long-distance driver is the 530 which is of course not a hybrid but still substantially better mileage than the othe three v8 in my garage, while still delivering the comfort and a kick when it's needed :D

Thank you sir :D I was considering a 335d but I didn't just want something economical, I wanted something that was roomy and reliable and the Camry offers all of that!

Suri [TBR]
06-17-2012, 02:44 PM
Nice car. I like the styling. Always good to have a reliable Japanese around. I still have my 2000 accord that I have had since it was virtually new.

I couldn't agree more. It's great to have a car that gives you peace of mind. You never know if you're going to wake up one morning and something new will be wrong with the 7 :(

And I really like the styling as well, it's a lot better than the previous generation Camry

Suri [TBR]
06-17-2012, 02:45 PM
In my opinion, you are in the right path suri. The thing that i have learn of owning a 7 is that it is a wild card. So, i bought myself a little kia spectra shortly after i bought the my 7. I call it my back-up car, just in case. My kia is not a looker but, i hook it up with some iridium spark plugs, intake and using full synthetic oil now. And man what a big different it made on preformance. I love it. Yes people might say look, he has a sissy car. Let me tell you it pretty quick and love that roaring sound coming from the intake. People look at me thinking where the hell did that come from. But, when they see me in my 7 their face expressions are " priceless " .

Thank you sir! You made a great decision as well, it's always good to have a reliable car that you can fall back on. Post up a video! I want to hear that roar :D

Suri [TBR]
06-17-2012, 02:46 PM
Great purchase. Congrats.

You really can't go wrong with a Toyota/ Lexus product.

I love the gas mileage too. :thumbup:




Are you kidding me? :tsk:

There's my man! I'm happy to add another car from the Toyota family to my stable :D

Khabar
06-17-2012, 03:41 PM
that is why i want to buy 740i 2011 still power but mpg is very good.

beamlord
06-17-2012, 04:28 PM
that is why i want to buy 740i 2011 still power but mpg is very good.

In theory and on paper.
In reality, the engine is not that good at all. At lower RPM's it's just plain underpowered for an over 2-ton car, so you have to rev it up and then turbos kick in and your mileage drops badly.
So yeah, keeping it under 2000 rpms you can achieve the factory-specified mileage, but that's not happening in the real world.

Trust me I testdrove quite a few of f01's prior to buying mine, and a 740i was an option as well - I knew it would lack the power but was ready to sacrifice that for "great" mileage - which never showed up during the test drives.

Suri [TBR]
06-17-2012, 05:00 PM
In theory and on paper.
In reality, the engine is not that good at all. At lower RPM's it's just plain underpowered for an over 2-ton car, so you have to rev it up and then turbos kick in and your mileage drops badly.
So yeah, keeping it under 2000 rpms you can achieve the factory-specified mileage, but that's not happening in the real world.

Trust me I testdrove quite a few of f01's prior to buying mine, and a 740i was an option as well - I knew it would lack the power but was ready to sacrifice that for "great" mileage - which never showed up during the test drives.

+1

Even with the Camry, you have to drive really chill to get >40 mpg. With completely normal driving and acceleration, it's closer to 36-37 mpg.

jdotpeezy
06-18-2012, 07:58 AM
:thumbup: Cool beans bro, I want to buy a prius and get rid of my truck.

+1 in a real way! hell i take 96' civic with a rebuilt.