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  • freedml
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    I do work at a Toyota plant a couple of times a year. People always come up and ask me about my CNG Honda GX. I tell them that if Toyota hadn't discontinued the CNG Camry I would have happily bought one!

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  • Highmarker
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    Originally posted by gringostar View Post
    Come now. Your 00 CNG Camry will last forever. If anything lasts forever it will no doubt be the 00 Toyota Camry CNG. Shame on you for saying that.
    Gingostar, The tank will only last 15 years, at which time the cost of a new tank will almost make it worth it to buy a new car. To replace the tank, you have to find one that has the same dimensions, valving, etc.

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  • Dmitry
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    Moore101, the name and address is not a secret, it's on their website.

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  • gringostar
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    Originally posted by moore101 View Post
    Can you post the name and address you sent your letter. I would like to tell Toyota I will go down to my friendly Toyota dealer this second if I could purchase a 08 CNG Camry. I know my 00 CNG Camry won't last forever!
    Come now. Your 00 CNG Camry will last forever. If anything lasts forever it will no doubt be the 00 Toyota Camry CNG. Shame on you for saying that.

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  • CraziFuzzy
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    oh great, as much as i want more CNG vehicles, I shudder at the thought of an already overpriced toyota having a 'justified' reason for even more of a markup. We'll be looking at a $35k-$40k commuter car. That sounds like something that will never pay for itself.

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  • moore101
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    Can you post the name and address you sent your letter. I would like to tell Toyota I will go down to my friendly Toyota dealer this second if I could purchase a 08 CNG Camry. I know my 00 CNG Camry won't last forever!

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  • Dmitry
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    CNG Toyotas may or may not be coming

    Gentlemen,

    Below is the letter I wrote to Toyota. The other day I got a phone call: "Thank you for your letter. We've received a lot of CNG inquiries lately. We'll forward your letter to the management right away. But we do not guarantee anything". At least they acknowledge CNG existence.


    July 8, 2008

    Dear Toyota representative,

    I have no illusions regarding this letter, but at least I hope you will read it.

    If you are in US, you know what the gas prices are. According to New York Times this will put 10 million vehicles off the roads within the next 3 years! I would like to suggest Toyota to start selling it’s alternative fuel models, namely Crown Comfort (LPG) and Probox (CNG) in US.

    To get more info about either one of these fuels, please visit www.cngchat.com. But first let me remind you that Honda is already selling CNG Civic GX to the public, and is hugely successful, especially in places like California and Utah, where CNG is easily accessible and cheap. Why is my favorite Toyota hesitating?

    The commercial sector will be the first to pick up on these new models. Crown Comfort taxis are already the number one taxi vehicle elsewhere but the US. What about small scale delivery – Probox could fit right in. You won’t find any reasonable explanation why the country with the most number of small businesses in the world is missing on these 3 world wonders.

    By 3rd world wonder I mean Hiace van, and I have already written to Toyota about that two times, and every time I got a generic response. Something along the lines of: “Thank you for the letter, we will file it”. So I will stop here, because obviously it’s a waste of time and paper. But in my heart I’ll keep hoping, that one day I’ll have LPG Crown Comfort for my owner operator taxi, and CNG Probox for my wife.

    Have a nice day!
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