After years of owning mini-vans and hauling tons of kids around, it was time for a sedan once again. Went shopping for a decent used car and ended up at a Toyota dealer and saw a silver '06 LE Special Edition with the body kit and BBS wheels. I always thought the Camry was a boring old lady car but this package changed the whole looks. My wife said it looked as good as a BMW. The car was a dealer demo and had only 7k miles, so they put up some hefty discounts. Came away with a $26K ride for a shade less than $20K.
Silver color with the Special Edition body kit and BBS wheels is just drop dead gorgeous. Interior is roomy and the leather is great. My monthly gas bill drops with the 30+ mgg. What's not to like?
The front seats are nice but not the most comfortable...need a little more thigh support. Needs another accessory outlet. What's with the drum brakes on the rear? Come on Toyota, don't be so cheap!
I am very impressed with the value for the money and the performance of my Camry. The ride is perfect and quite and the fuel economy is great. It glides down the open road with ease. (set your cruise control on the highway... can't tell you're driving 90 mph) the rides that smooth and efortless. The maintenance schedule costs are small compared to other cars in this class. I can't see my family ever buying another make of car.
I traded a 97 T-Bird (last of the "big Iron T-Birds). I expected less from the Camry , but have been pleasently surprized. Not as much "top end", but peppy, great handleing, and good economy. Had to make a number of "long trips" immediately after purchase and enjoyed each of them. Will buy another when the time comes...
Style, drive train, and quality.
one or two more inches of leg room in front would make this a "10" for comfort. Otherwise, just don't mess with it...
This is my second Camry, trading in my '97 after driving it 179000 trouble- free miles. The '06 is much more refined - smoother, quieter and more comfortable seats. Beautiful, tasteful interior.
JBL sound system with integrated Sirius satellite radio, Optitron gauges, trip computer, power lumbar support.
Center console armrest is too low and hard. Power seat is too high at lowest setting/tilt steering wheel too low at highest setting. Impossible to get into car without hitting my legs on steering wheel.