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 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!!!
by schweizer on Jul 27, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
Bought my Camry new and now have just over 70k miles on it.
Has been religiously serviced and pampered.
Issues with paint.
Chips easy, rusts easy(in spots where there is no chips).
Leaks through the driver side air bag when washed.
Cars interior is noisy.
Sounds like a ball bearing is rolling through the dash.
On the passenger side it sounds as if the engine isn't even shielded and we get an airy high pitch noise coming into the cabin. Dash rattles in places. No thigh support in the seats.
Have replaced several bulbs, front, rear lights etc.
Dash control lights are out on a couple(I've heard of other complaints about this).
All issues came about within the first couple of years.
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.
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