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Old 09-16-2003, 09:32 PM   #1
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are there V6 camry'* available with a MANUAL tranny? from years 94-98?

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Send a PM to RepinS, he is our resident Toyota man
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I believe there is, atleast here in the US. Could be a nice car, although i know we couldnt' when we bought our 01. A mazda 626 was cheaper with a v6 and a manual then a 4 banger with an auto from the factory though
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camery with the 6 have something like 8 cams
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boat,

i totaled it about 3 weeks ago....sorry...i thought your heard this is weird...but i actually dreamt about the car last night...in the dream...i was trying to figure out a way i could fix the car and keep it....cause i loved it SO much! i HATE minivans! but my dad'* is cool (he has a 2002 honda odyssey...240 hp!!!! VTEC)....but happier days will come for me ....i was shocked that my bonnie was totaled the damage wasn't crazy...that i could tell...

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Boo, get anotother bonnie!
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As I said in sbean'* PM to me, the V6 manual was available (for the '92-'96 body style) for 1992, 1993, and perhaps 1994. It was dropped due to slow sales. The '97-'01 body style never came with a V6 manual.

The 4-cylinder is short on performance, sure, but has decent low end, just enough for merging and passing if you've got the 5-speed... barely adequate, if at all, if you've got the A/C blasting in an autobox. It'* a stupidly reliable motor though

The V6 automatic is very adequate, however. You get an ECT (Electronically Controlled Transmission) that dates back, as far as I know in North America, the the early 80'* Toyota Cressida. It'* in my family'* '85 Cressida, and does great for performance driving. With my Bonny, it drives like most automatics, I think lots here would agree. Smooth upshifts and downshifts, and the gear hunting ain't bad at all.

Once you hit the button to activate "PWR" mode, the transmission holds gears longer... and lets you go to redline. It'll also kickdown sooner with less throttle applied. A work of art, I tell you, and as for reliability... with all the "electronics" (I don't know how it actually works), I'd say the tranny life is very long - 200,000 miles is easily attainable in an ECT-equipped Toyota.

Odyssey... 240hp... the new 3.3L, Camry 3.0L-based 230hp Sienna has it beat... 0-60 in 7.8... naturally aspirated Bonnevilles... you might not want to challenge one

edit: The Camry V6 has four cams... DOHC... two cylinder banks... two camshafts per bank... four cams... don't be fooled by "DOHC", it'* got amazing low-end (better than my Bonneville, according to my dad, after driving my uncle'* '94 Camry V6 automatic)... and after being in the car while my aunt drove, it'* got good midrange too
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I like my torquey pushrod thank you very much, in my moms camry (sadly a 4 banger) Off the line, 10% pedal and 100% pedal feel the same.... until atleast 4k RPMS.... GAWD it'* a dog, but when you release the brake at a light from a stop it lurches almost without any pedal feels, the TC feels weird...
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