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teaman91

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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 12:28:47 AM

I was considering the new Chevy cruze or the new Toyota Camry with a 4 cylinder. If I am concerned about quality and overall reliability what is the better buy, the Camry is about $3000 more.
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2013 10:16:44 AM

The Cruze is one sweet little ride.
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StickySam
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2013 10:09:06 AM

Buy a horse.
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MaggieMae07
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2013 6:29:18 AM

Thumbs up on the VW diesels... also the Cruze (46 mpg) and Mazda 6 (42 mpg) will both be out with a diesel option in the fall. The Mazda will be the only one of the three that doesn't use a urea system. The Cruze 4.5 gallon urea tank is under the trunk where your spare would normally be.. instead of a spare they give you a can of fix-a-flat (not kidding). The urea tank has to be filled every 10K miles or they shut down and the solution is expensive.. something to consider. Still might be fun to test drive
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sagnat
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:03:34 AM

From the choices you listed I would have to go with the Camry.

I would like to suggest any of the VW diesels for outstanding fuel mileage.
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pacecar68
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:01:50 AM

very different sized cars. the cruze is a compact; the camry is mid-sized car....

drive them. i have not driven either of them so i cannot really give you a strong opinion.
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 11:44:33 PM

check your insurance company, check how much repairs are on each.
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Wanda127
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 10:29:07 PM

If you have the extra money a Camry is a much better car.
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FrankLee1
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 10:11:23 PM

You need the opinions of a bunch of clowns to decide what car you like??? Do you need help deciding what shirt to put on too?
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pawnkingfour
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 9:35:54 PM

I suggest that you buy a Honda Accord, 4 cyl. Although Japanese in name, that car is made in the U.S. of A. It supports our workers, and great quality.
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14smoke
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 9:06:30 PM

Drive them both, back-to-back, on the types of roads you will drive this car on every day and then make your decision.

Good luck with your purchase!
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gvan
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 2:11:21 PM

"Camry. GM makes junk"

And yet GM beat Toyota for reliability in the latest J.D. Powers survey.
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 12:57:37 PM

If you really get a problem with a Camry, Toyota will lie, deny, delay and lie rather than addressing the problem. The government has fined them twice now for doing that.
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d_clark
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 12:30:36 PM

Camry. GM makes junk
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gvan
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 12:05:22 PM

I would go with the Cruze for $3,000 less. Is that the MRSP or the actual dealer price because a Chevy dealer will offer a better discount than Toyota. If you are keeping the car for a long time the trade-in value should be a non-item. What I found was the Japanese models have better trade-in value because you pay more up front when you buy the vehicle.
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nichols
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:05:05 AM

Camry because 3-5 years from now it will be worth a lot more
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teaman91
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 12:49:12 PM

sneaker55 why did you pick the ford over the toyota?
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 3:35:34 PM

Go see if you can rent each of them for a week. That's how I decided between the Ford Escape and the Toyota RAV4 back in 2011. (Got a 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid, had it totaled, got a big check from the insurance company, wasn't able to get a 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid so I got a 2012 Ford Escape, and pocketed the difference.)

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teaman91
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 5:44:49 PM

i hope i win the lottery tonight then I will buy a big truck that is a diesel lol and get a extended warranty brand new lol sick of my old car
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 8:42:46 AM

Get the car that FITS you and your uses best, regardless of price.
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 8:17:21 AM

The Cruze is a small car. You will probably have more room in th Camry. Both get good mileage. Iknow people who own Cruze and like them other than the back seat has no leg room. Not sure about the Camry. Pick between the 2 that you like and fits your needs. Also, look up average cost of owning and see which one is less.
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jessjames
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 8:13:53 AM

camry
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 7:55:44 AM

If you want quality, resale value and dependability, then you need to stick with the Toyota Camry. Take a look at the Toyota Corolla S model with everything on it for a cheaper price. I have one, love it and it has been the best car I have ever owned. It gets a consistent 28-29 mpg in the city also.
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Ratso
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 6:41:16 AM

Naw pawnkingfour might be a bit confused here...had a Chevy Cruz and loved everything about it and was reliable, comfortable, and NO motor or trannie problems...awesome car...
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pawnkingfour
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 11:40:22 PM

No offense to our fellow U.S. auto workers, but Toyota will beat that Chevy based on quality.
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gassprite
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 11:24:32 PM

I've owned many Toyotas. Never a Camry. Giving the choice between any Chevy and any Toyota, I would definitely choose a Toyota. However, I did rent a Cruze and it was fun to drive.
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diesel8888
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2013 2:11:09 AM

Camry is my vote.
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teaman91
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:49:08 PM

WEPSMAN I am kinda on the same boat as you I'm thinking about the Camry also
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14smoke
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 3:05:48 PM

Perceived vs. actual quality. It has a Chevy badge on it, so CR doesn't care for it. I don't pay attention to CR anymore.
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gvan
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 1:11:36 PM

Here's something I don't understand about how Consumer Reports rated the Cruze:

Much better than average-7 categories
Above average-9 categories
Average-1 category
Much worse than average-1 (Used car verdict)

How can this car be rated much worse than average?
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:41:40 AM

Get what you feel better in and does what you need to do. And make sure you can afford to keep it running too.
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teaman91
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 9:03:04 PM

thank you everyone I could definitely see the quality difference in the Toyota I will probably end up getting it in about a year or so if America wants to sell their cars they need to do better on the quality part of things.
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 8:28:33 PM

For the difference in money, I am leaning towards the Camary. I have always driven Chevy, but not necessarilly on board with them anymore.
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mnrick041
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 8:01:22 PM

I would definitely get the Camry over the Cruze any day.

In my case my lease is up on my car in about a year and I am already researching what my next car will be. I currently have a 2012 Fusion with All Wheel Drive and am thinking a Subaru Legacy for my next car.

Reason for that is I like cars over trucks or SUV's but I like the AWD because of where I live. On most cars, if they even have a AWD option it adds $1,000's to the price but with the Legacy it is standard and you can get a nicely equipped one for less than what you can get a AWD for from most other auto makers.

Good luck with your car shopping.
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14smoke
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 2:37:46 PM

Quality, despite what some people might tell you, is close enough between the two to be negligible at best. The extra price you would pay for the Camry would be because of a reputation of higher quality that is no longer the case. Would have been about, say, 10 years ago, but, not now.

In the end, my suggestion is, if the price difference isn't that big of a deal to you, drive both cars, back-to-back on the same day, in conditions that you would normally do, highway, city driving, residential, whatever and then make the decision based upon the one you like better from behind the wheel.

Good luck with your pending purchase.
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EdPG
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 7:36:16 AM

I drove a rental Chevy cruze. For one week I like it.
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 3:18:35 AM

Kelly's Blue Book recently released their "Top 10 Cars for Value Retention."

SIX of them were Toyota products -- 4 Toyotas, 1 Lexus, 1 Scion.

Oddly, neither the Camry or the Honda Accord was included in this year's list. But I don't think you'll go wrong with the Camry.

Having owned three, I'll give you a head's up: Their maintenance is expensive, and Toyota replacement parts are a real pain in the wallet. But the quality is so good, don't even think of buying the maintenance & repair contract.
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probedude2
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 1:02:18 AM

The Camry's more money, but it's a bigger car than the Cruze; despite the recalls, the Camry's gonna end up being the better choice if quality and reliability are what you're looking for
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