This car is surprisingly good, even for a 7 time Toyota/Lexus owner. This is our 2nd Camry, the first being a new 2003 XLE V6. That car was loaded and well enjoyed. However, the '05 LE V6 has proven to be a better car than even the higher priced, heavily equiped XLE V6 of two years prior. The basic LE's V6 is much stronger, quieter and gets great fuel economy over the '03. The ride quality is even more preferable in the LE with stability over rough roads at speed and mild understeer when pushed hard through turns. The sound quality of the basic 6 speaker, single CD stereo is even better that that of the 8 speaker JBL in-dash 6 CD system. Overall, reliable high-quality transportation.. again.
Engine: torque/HP, fuel mileage, smoothness, quietness. Assembly quality: good fitting, well considered components, solid feel, solid tactile operation of doors and all other components. Resale value - to justify owning 7 new Toyota/Lexus autos in 7 yrs, resale has to be great. Full D.P. equity in 2 yrs
1) Clear-coat quality: The durability of the clear coat has been an issue for all our Toyotas except the Tacoma. 2) Steering column: make longer or telescopic... too short and causes taller drives to keep arms extended. 3) Seat Frabric: causes HIGH static build-up, but does these days.
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