Aside from a few expensive annoyances, the SE was fun to drive. Toyota makes a great family car with the sporty look, but it needed some tweaking. Based on prior Camry ownership, I'm disappointed in the '02 SE. Major repairs on this car were a bit more frequent than I expected from a Toyota. Maybe the new '07 comes with better results. I may give Toyota another try.
Nice sporty look. Roomy cabin and trunk. Nice road vehicle.
Having to replace front strut mounts and brakes for the second time. Also 2 air/fuel ratio sensors had to be replaced. Heavy duty battery improved engine response; response was previously sluggish.
I don't get it. What makes this car so great? It is slower than anticipated, not great to look at, and the famed quality? Had the car back 3 times to get the moonroof fixed. Fit and finish? There is a gap inside the car, where the drivers side a-pillar meets the roof header that I could lose a ball point pen in. Reading the clock? Try doing it on a sunny day... I dare you.
Apparently they last forever... great, so something I don't like is going to last forever, lucky me!
I guess the new one is better, so maybe they fixed all my gripes.
Handling is awesome compared to non-SE Camry. Great JBL 6 disc changer..could get a little louder. Smooth, quiet, comfy, roomy, reliable car. V6 perfect for this car. Reliable..my third Camry, second with V6..never get a 4cyl again in Camry. Had 3 Corollas as well..not big enough but GREAT cars. Camry has plenty of room for people and stuff. Got power heated leather seats (pass seat not power); moonroof; VSC; traction control; curtain air bags; sunshade/cargo net; 16inch alloy wheels all for $26K. Got 45K miles and no problems except original brake design was defective; dealer replaced twice at no cost and NO problems since.
Nice leather; heated seats nice; JBL stereo is solid. electronic brake force distribution is excellent. Super refined drivetrain and very roomy. Not bad looking either.
Satellite radio as an option; 5 speed automatic like my new Sienna.