I love my new Camry. I thought I would miss my Pathfinder, but the Camry is so much fun to drive. It drives like a sports car, but looks like a sedan. It is a very solid car and the pick up is just great. It is very roomy and the trunk is huge ( a Sopranos trunk, three bodies). I was choosing between an Altima and the Camry and I know I made the better choice. The Camry has a much better, higher quality look and feel. I have been getting 24 mpg so far.
Radio controls on the steering wheel, and the stereo is great. Can't live without that now. Saftey features, nice to feel so protected.
I was hoping for a little better gas milage, but I'll trade in mpg for safety. I live in Phoenix, you are going to get hit sometime.
I buy a car for best value and reliablity. In May 2005, I bought the SE V6 to experience same value and reliabilty as my 95 camry 04 forerunner. As mentioned by other reviewers I experienced a pause/hesitation when the car shifted from 1st to 2nd gear while pressing the gas pedal harder I was trying to feel a strong acceleration . I have 300 miles now and am no longer experience the hesitation/pause during gear shifts. I thought this may be caused by safety design linked to the braking system. I read on other review that this is a 'drive by wire' technology, so it may be controling something to make the car safer to passenger and driver. I still have to break in my car.
Sport looks, sun shade in rear window, 17 inch alloy wheels, 3.3 liter, moon roof, 6 disc cd player, leather seats, high clearance above ground for better visibility. 4 disc brakes, very sensitive and strong.
Telescopic steering wheels. I like the mileage calculator / trip calculator incorporated.
Overall a solid car with a few shortcomings and no personality. Feels designed for the masses not an individual person. The front seat bottoms are too short and flat for taller people. The brakes are weak- dealer told me I'm at 50% front and back after 6 months. I never did understand the option packages in order to get disc brakes w/o a $3000+ option package. Car feels and looks big and bulky. Dealership was dirty and sales staff sleazy. I feel like a schmuck for putting up with the dealer and actually buying a car from them. We bought a Toyota because everyone said it was great. It is a good car but not for everyone.
Engine and fuel economy are great. Good passenger room. Resale value is a plus. Nice ride without being floaty.
Toyota should put disc brakes at all 4 wheels, and upgrade the size of the brakes. Seat bottoms are too short and flat. I see myself coming and going on the road. Trim packages are a joke and impossible to get what you really want.
This is a great car for the money, Feul economy for the size and power of engine is great. If you want to speed take out of overdrive and the shifting is great, I avg. 26 + mpg. A/C is quiet and car rides great Im glad I got this car Its sporty and fun to drive and very powerfull and fast. I feel safe and have plenty of room and trunk is large with folding seats. I got a great deal and very happy.
All of car quiet, A/C, rims, seats, color, price, mpg for 3.3 so far 26+ with a/c on and cruising at 85 90 mph. Styling & value.