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As above.

If you want for economy,yes,if you want driving fun,no.

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You have just stated the key characteristics of a hybrid right? So what is the driving fun?

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You have just stated the key characteristics of a hybrid right? So what is the driving fun?

Good handling,nice engine sound....

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It can be balance for both powering and economy for other model but confirm it's not for Camry Hybrid.

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You have just stated the key characteristics of a hybrid right? So what is the driving fun?

i like quite engine, so its fun to drive quiet engine around ur neighbourhood in middle of night or even cruising in night

also more power for short acceleration

 

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Quiet engine? Hmmmm. Good to sneak back home after the wife goes to sleep!!! [sly]

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quieter than non-hybrid camry?

Justified additonal cost?

Quieter when on EV mode,but the CVT gearbox makes the car 'soul less' to drive,i will take the 2.5 if i buying Camry.

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It can be balance for both powering and economy for other model but confirm it's not for Camry Hybrid.

Agreed,cars like Audi A6 Hybrid or BMW 5 Hybrid...but these 2 cars cost much more.

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Quieter when on EV mode,but the CVT gearbox makes the car 'soul less' to drive,i will take the 2.5 if i buying Camry.

 

That's why I think BM still stick to the so-called outdated 4speed for the Altis instead of 'modernising' to CVT.

By the way, anyone knows - the Thai made altis: is the engine and GBox made in Japan or Thailand.

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The Altis 1.8 and 2.0 although running CVT have the feel of a AT GB.

 

I personally love the CVT GB, it's smooth as compare to those AT which I have driven before.

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My family owns the latest '13 Camry Hybrid 2.5L model, made in Thailand. To share my driving experienece :

- 2.5L petrol engine, (I recall total petrol + electric motor produce total ~200hp, ~210NM), amazing fuel consumption ranges from 15-21km/L.

- smooth, quiet and comfortable ride (so quiet that often forget to turn off engine after parked)

- need to get used to the audible "siren winding down type of sound" during deceleration/braking, as hybrid mechanism converting braking enegy to charge the battery)

- occassionaly, low static shock occur (when open door and touch the door frame) especially after a long drive

- both driver and passenger front seats come with air-conditioner (great for our type of climate)

- good acceleration delivered in a linear form, (torque ~210NM), but feel engine stretch when above 160km/hour

- great front lighting package (each side comprised of 2 HIDs, 1 LED)

- in my opinion, pricing wise, too pricy here

- IMHO : Overall, a well balance sedan with amazing fuel consumption.

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My family owns the latest '13 Camry Hybrid 2.5L model, made in Thailand. To share my driving experienece :

- 2.5L petrol engine, (I recall total petrol + electric motor produce total ~200hp, ~210NM), amazing fuel consumption ranges from 15-21km/L.

- smooth, quiet and comfortable ride (so quiet that often forget to turn off engine after parked)

- need to get used to the audible "siren winding down type of sound" during deceleration/braking, as hybrid mechanism converting braking enegy to charge the battery)

- occassionaly, low static shock occur (when open door and touch the door frame) especially after a long drive

- both driver and passenger front seats come with air-conditioner (great for our type of climate)

- good acceleration delivered in a linear form, (torque ~210NM), but feel engine stretch when above 160km/hour

- great front lighting package (each side comprised of 2 HIDs, 1 LED)

- in my opinion, pricing wise, too pricy here

- IMHO : Overall, a well balance sedan with amazing fuel consumption.

 

Great sharing! Very informative for potential buyer [thumbsup]

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My family owns the latest '13 Camry Hybrid 2.5L model, made in Thailand. To share my driving experienece :

- 2.5L petrol engine, (I recall total petrol + electric motor produce total ~200hp, ~210NM), amazing fuel consumption ranges from 15-21km/L.

- smooth, quiet and comfortable ride (so quiet that often forget to turn off engine after parked)

- need to get used to the audible "siren winding down type of sound" during deceleration/braking, as hybrid mechanism converting braking enegy to charge the battery)

- occassionaly, low static shock occur (when open door and touch the door frame) especially after a long drive

- both driver and passenger front seats come with air-conditioner (great for our type of climate)

- good acceleration delivered in a linear form, (torque ~210NM), but feel engine stretch when above 160km/hour

- great front lighting package (each side comprised of 2 HIDs, 1 LED)

- in my opinion, pricing wise, too pricy here

- IMHO : Overall, a well balance sedan with amazing fuel consumption.

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