"Great Car...."on by crazy2lolo
Pros I ave. 32 miles per gal. I don't do Jack-Rabbit starts. Better than most American Cars..
Cons None I can think of...
Summary Great car. To own..
Pros Smooth 4 Cyl engine. Very nice ride, decent handling.
Cons Interior looks cheap and feels cheap. Not much contrast.
Summary Just leased a LE 2011 Camry. Having driven a Corolla and a Tacoma. The Camry is a very nice ride compared to those. You can definitely see where Toyota has cut corners on quality to keep the price down. Especially in the interior. I remember buying a Solara about 7 or 8 years ago a seeing wood trim and nice chrome contrast. Now all I see in gray plastic and black switches. The climate controls and radio controls seem cheesier and less solid. They wobble more and leave you thinking that will be something that will break from frequent use. But its a very good people mover with plenty of safety systems so I guess its better to have that then nice plastics. Its not meant to be a BMW or a Lexus. Its a Camry.
Pros not much now a days
Cons quality has gone very bad.
There is a very loud whining noise around 2-2.5k in the drive system(PS pump and other component in the belt driven system).
Transmission erratic hard shift and jumps back and forth while cruising at 30-45kml speed.
Summary I would say after all this toyota is selling based on their old reputation. And this would not be that long. Toyota is not addressing this issue and saying this annoyance sound and transmission behavior it normal. I don't find any justification why any buyer would buy a toyota and live with this while they have more better options.
Pros Pros: Nice exterior design, excellent transmission and engine. Serious interior quality problems.
Poor fit and finish inside. Inside reminds me of a 1990 Tercel--ALL plastic. Really looks cheap -- AND this is an SE with all options!
SummaryNice looks in SE model. Incredible engine!6 speed auto is slick (directly from the Lexus. JBL Stereo with 8 speakers is AWESOME! Integrated bluetooth telephone works great.SE has very good handling when compared to wife's 2007 Honda Accord.
Updated on Oct 30, 2011
NOW,the interior is a WHOLE different issue.It looks and FEELS cheap inside.Cheap plastic(even poor quality plastic at that!).The moonroof cover is basicly a piece of fabric covered card board.The moonroof trim & passenger visor already had to be replaced because they FELL OFF(all within a month!)!
The button even seem cheap.The auto window buttons scratch easy and feel like you can break them.And the outside mirror control buttons? don't use them much--they feel like they will break.
There are a GREAT deal of plastic seems that don't match up.OHH!! the ceiling of the car is made of this fuzzy stuff that you can't clean AT ALL! Seats are poorly sew with lots of mistakes.
Toyota really has to address and poor, poor interior.
Pros Very smooth, composed ride - relatively comfortable cabin, good ergonomics and overall style, responsive steering.
Cons Car makes an annoying whine when put above 2400 RPM, relatively hard to get up to speed when needed.
Summary The Camry is a really nice family sedan with a good amount of power, and reminds me of a budget Lexus ES350 (Which, of course, the ES350 was inspired by the Camry), but falling behind the times. Can't wait to see the difference of driving style and demeanor for the new '12.
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