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.
My 2005 has good Interior room and nice quality dashboard and door panels. But seats are hard.
My 2005 seems to have more room than the new 2012-2013 Camry's. The new Camry's have cheap plastic on door panels and dash. The doors feel light and cheap. The seats are smaller in the new Camry's.
I hope the transmission and gas mileage is better in the new Camry's.
Yes, there is a hesitation problem, usually not from a long stop but when you slow down to the lowest gears then try to accelerate quickly. So it jerks sometimes. But once up and going, the car is very smooth and quiet. The engine sounds bad or burdened when accelerated hard though. Even though it's SE (V6), the ride is very comfortable even on the some bumps. I compared it with Honda accord (4-cyl). I felt that Accord has better transmission and build quality but the ride is terrible. I am getting 23.5 mpg on mostly highway usually traveling at 70 mph. It has a V6 punch and is somewhat fun to drive. The seat is comfy and it handles well.
The ride is good. Very quiet when it's up and going. Audio controls on the wheel. Seats are comfortable. The price is relatively lower than other import V6s.
Lower end transmission behavior. Engine sound at hard start.
Owned 3 months with 1600 miles now, very dissatisfied with transmission hesitation. After normal slowing down and then reaccelerating, engine doesn't seem to know what to do. I'm praying Toyota will recall. Getting approx. 21 mpg. A/C and temperature lighted controls along with clock/passenger air bag monitor hard to see with normal sunlight. Love a breeze from a sunroof; but with Camry's open fully, can't feel any air w/o opening windows too. Performance P215/55/17 tires noisy on rough roads and over $175 each to buy - that's over $700 plus taxes & installation to replace all 4 tires & rated for only 20,000 miles. Front end design seems to attract many road stones and chips paint easily.
Engine is quiet, hardly know it's running and despite hesitation problem, V6 has plently of speed. Leather and heated seats. JBL stereo is decent but could be better. Like the sunroof opening into the car roof then above and outside the roof. Rear window sunshade is nice feature. Spacious trunk.
FIX HESITATION PROBLEM! More options such as automatic low/high beam sensor, mileage/trip computer, keyless entry, power passenger seat, some more vivid exterior color options. More range with tilt wheel. Front bumber scratches easily from road stones. Rear seat A/C & heater vents.
V6 SE, quiet and smooth ride. Springs and frame are adequately stiffer, yet still absorbs the bumps. Engine power is a little low for 3.3L. Reasonable fuel economy. Seat comfort and ergonomics are perfect. 5-speed automatic transmission seamless transtion but takes a while to adapt to the drivers' habit. Throttle by wire can get a little touchy sometimes. Factory Options get expensive really quick. Dual exhaust would make much sportier look. Toyota build, Lexus quality and style.
Not a facelift body style. Roomy. Sitting taller than the other guys (have you ever heard the expression "sitting pretty", this is it). The impression of "complex but not complicated". The styling of "Mature but sporty enough to play rough"
Dual exhaust, standard VSC, Standard traction, Standard auto climate, Standard HID. Slightly lowered suspension. Unleash more horses, please.
I really love this car. I wanted something that handled well, went fast and was sporty, with cool stuff. This car is cool. The engine is sweet, it accelerates beautifully, and it is smooth and quiet. I often don't know it is running. I have a bad back and was worried about comfort in the seats. It is just great. I LOVE this car.
The engine and the front seat. The storage bin between the seats is handy and I like the double bin.
The bumpers scratch easily, I wish they would put more paint on. The radio knob is a bit too far from my hand, but I love the controls on the wheel. I wish the air conditioning had a vent to the back seat.