by dbjbravo on May 25, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
I bought this car with 30k miles in 2006 and have now put another 100k on it.
Aside from routine fluid and tire changes, this car has given me absolutely no mechanical difficulties.
It got nearly 40 miles per gallon on the freeway when I first got it, but now (2013) it's closer to 32.
Here are some cons: the keyless entry stopped working on me a year ago; the back speakers shattered on me into little pieces two years ago (this seems to be a common problem -- the sun pretty much destroys them);
the molding on the cd player began to become unsealed from the heat of the sun.
Overall, this has been a spectacular car.
I plan on driving it until it's totally dead.
by seaview7 on Oct 21, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Camry SE V6 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
2005 Camry SE V6 engine. Only 36,000 miles. The electronic transmission has been awful since day one. It balks at low speeds, and hesitates and jumps, like it can't find the right gear. Dealer says there is nothing they can do to correct. It's in the computer.
Gas mileage around town with the V6 engine is bad. I drive fairly slow, but only average about 16 mpg. I should have got 4 cyl.
Had factory recall in 2012 for a bad camshaft pulley. Dealer claims they also found my valve covers leaking oil. Charged me $600.
The only thing I like about my car is the interior room, and the solid feel. Much better than the new Camry's. The 2013 Camry's feels "cheap" and the interior is tight.
by hammond2 on Aug 6, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
I've had my 2005 Camry LE since 2004 and I absolutely love it. It has over 160,000 km on it and apart from brakes, tires and oil changes, I have not spent a penny for other repairs. I drive to Florida and back every year and I really push it. This 4 cyl. is very performing and very, very reliable. I even pull by bass boat all summer long!!! My wife loves it too.
No rattles, no rust, no problems!!!! What a car!!!
In an effort to make Camry ownership more affordable, Toyota adds an entry-level Standard model to the lineup this year. All 2005 Toyota Camry models receive freshened exterior styling with a new grille, headlamps, taillamps and wheel designs. All Camrys now have antilock brakes as standard equipment, and the optional automatic transmission for all models is now a five-speed unit. Inside, all Camrys feature Optitron gauges, steering wheel audio controls, a rear center headrest and upgraded seat fabrics. The XLE V6 now includes standard leather seating.