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    GMI Drives: Camry SL Hybrid

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    25 January 2019

    In the face of a wall of Crossovers and SUVs, medium sedans are starting to sweat. This latest generation Camry, which hit Australian shores as soon as local production ceased in 2017, delivers a lot of tech for the buck, and something most SUVs can't: cavernous space with the fuel economy of a city car.



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    Does the Camry Hybrid do enough for sedan lovers? I think the tech is great, so they're half way there.

    What does GM need to do to get back in the sedan fight?

    Should they even bother or just stick to trucks and crossovers?

    Of course the answer is always "build more wagons!", but maybe you have a better idea... proceed below!
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    Re: GMI Drives: Camry SL Hybrid

    Everything else on the market has become so bland, the Camry is actually interesting...

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    Re: GMI Drives: Camry SL Hybrid

    I saw a Camry taxi that was on LPG. The driver said it cost him $10 a day to run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isszy View Post
    Everything else on the market has become so bland, the Camry is actually interesting...

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    Re: GMI Drives: Camry SL Hybrid

    Quote Originally Posted by chinamonty View Post
    I saw a Camry taxi that was on LPG. The driver said it cost him $10 a day to run.
    that cant be true

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    Re: GMI Drives: Camry SL Hybrid

    God that front end is ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_VT View Post
    God that front end is ugly.
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    Re: GMI Drives: Camry SL Hybrid

    Quote Originally Posted by chinamonty View Post
    I saw a Camry taxi that was on LPG. The driver said it cost him $10 a day to run.
    Camry Hybrid + LPG

    The cost of fuel was almost 40% less than for the identical petrol powered Camry Hybrid
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    Re: GMI Drives: Camry SL Hybrid

    Quote Originally Posted by canadian.bacon View Post
    that cant be true
    Don't see why not.

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    Re: GMI Drives: Camry SL Hybrid

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_VT View Post
    God that front end is ugly.
    Camry Ascent uses a different front end design compared to the SL model that mikmak tested. I'll let the Australians here at GMI assess the ugliness of this design.

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    Re: GMI Drives: Camry SL Hybrid

    Well, MikMak, I've said it before. I like your writing style, I like your commentary, but I have absolutely no interest in watching a video of you talking. If I want to see movin' pitchers of people talking, I have the telly.

    Since this is a report on a CAR, not on MikMak's face, I want to see video of the car driving down the road, of the instruments, of where you've been. Like Alex on Autos, though he too spends too much time on camera. But really, I can't watch this. I don't like videos anyway, but nothing but the reporter is just too much.
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    Yes, I know, but I don't have the production time (or crew for that matter). You can just listen to the audio, podcast style, while you're slaying ice critters on Fortnite.
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    Re: GMI Drives: Camry SL Hybrid

    Quote Originally Posted by mikmak View Post
    Yes, I know, but I don't have the production time (or crew for that matter). You can just listen to the audio, podcast style, while you're slaying ice critters on Fortnite.
    In any case, thanks for sharing this Camry review on GMI!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gkr778 View Post
    In any case, thanks for sharing this Camry review on GMI!
    Thanks. I now have a fancy microphone so I can narrate over the images, K Billy's Super Sounds of the 70's style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikmak View Post
    Yes, I know, but I don't have the production time (or crew for that matter). You can just listen to the audio, podcast style, while you're slaying ice critters on Fortnite.
    Just mount a couple of cams here and there. I like to see ZOOM. Even as handsome and sophisticated as I am, I've never done a video of me driving around. Not that my fan base hasn't demanded it, time and again!
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