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05 Camry SE
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By mbateyman
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2005 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Having driven my Camry for over a year, and almost 20,000 miles, I must say its truly an amazing vehicle. Although mine is a 4cyl. SE, its got some nice kick to it. I really think Camry owners get their money's worth because its all around a great car. Things don't break unexpectedly or unexplained. It never quits, very fun to drive, looks great, and the ride quality is just astonishing. And to add, I actually get about 23 to 24 in the city including quick take offs when I'm running late for work. Its nice when people envy your car! ***The only choice for SE 4cyl was manual but my vehicle is an automatic.


Best Features

Ride Quality rocks. Great stock sound system (very clear). Vehicle is EXTREMELY response in every factor. MPG.


Worst Features

Engine is quite loud at high RPMs, You must buy the highest model up to get rear air vents and side air bags.


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Not perfect, but pretty good
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By m.r.
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2005 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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This is company vehicle, have had it for 2 years, 50,000 miles. Car is peppy for a 4 cylinder, much better than the Mazda6 I had before. Overall, car is very refined, smooth, quiet, very reliable. A couple beefs; some squeaks have appeared in this car and I have some rust appearing on the B pillar. Also, Toyota paint is very soft, chips and scratches easily - had same paint issue on 2001 Camry. Despite minor issues, would definitely get another one.


Best Features

Smooth, quiet ride. Big trunk. Good gas mileage.


Worst Features

Seats could be more comfortable. Driving position awkward - steering wheel too far away, doesn't tilt down far enough. These problems have been addressed for 2007.


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Best car yet
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By BeachSixPack
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2005 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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After owning many many cars, this one by far is the best I have owned. Drove it to Florida after buying it and was very pleased with its comfort, reliability, looks, and gas mileage in the 30s while traveling above 80 for extended periods of time. Great car.


Best Features

Sunroof, 5 speed, spoiler.


Worst Features

More power couldn't hurt, but is more than sufficeint for the car.


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So far, so good
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By Surfdog
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2005 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I have had my Camry SE (4 cyl.) for almost two years, and have put a lot of miles on it. Absolutely no problems with it. I had always known the Toyota Camry to be a very dependable car. I had always thought it to be an ordinary, "family"-looking sedan though. When I saw the 2005 though my opinion changed. It seemed to have a sleeker presence to it. Since adding my new surfboard rack and front-end bra to the car, I have friends commenting on how sporty it looks. Have to admit, the new 2007 Camry is an awesome, very stylish car. I will likely make that my next car. Until then though, very happy with the 2005. I'm sold on Toyota. The car, the dealer, the company, the service.


Best Features

The more compact and sleek look of the exterior. The interior panel...the orange glow of the SE is easy on the eyes. Great gas mileage. I do a lot of driving in L.A. traffic too, and brakes have been more durable than those on my Honda Accord (my last car). Toyota has been a very dependable car.


Worst Features

I did find the "hesitation" in the transmission (from a stopped position) a bit disconcerting at first, but am used to it now. Would like to have a "warning" bell when the gas gauge gets to that "warning" level, but no biggie.


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TOO ROUGH
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By Holden
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2005 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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For a front wheel drive car the handling is great and the 4 is peppy, quiet and very fuel efficient even with the old 4 speeed auto. BUT - I have driven all kinds of handling tuned cars in my life both personally owned and in my career in law enforcement and I can say without hesitation that the SE rides entirely too rough for its level of handling.The firm seats offer no help either. It is as bad as my Jeep and will soon lead to a trade as my wife is sick of it. Maybe a new V6 LE if the ride is better. If not, an Avalon. I can give up some handling to save my back.


Best Features

Dependability, Handling, Fuel Economy, Stereo


Worst Features

The spring rates need to be softened, even a Vette rides better.


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