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2008 Toyota Camry Sedan

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2008 Camry SE
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Ronald
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2008 Toyota Camry Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


Review

I have driven this car for over 2.5 years, over 32,000 mileage, and I haven't ran into any problems except Toyota's gas pedal recall. The car's interior is spacious, the GPS is useful, and the JBL sound system is a plus w/ mp3 input. The tire pressure sensors have come in handy to tell me of a small nail puncture in my wheel. One big negative is that the acceleration is slow because it is computerized. The delay is supposed to save gas but sometimes you end up flooring it because you want to catch up with the traffic as you merge. I keep track of my fuel efficiency, lowest MPG is 22.8, highest 28.2. I average about 25 MPG in 3 years. Overall, I would give it a 7


Best Features

JBL stereo, GPS (although I would just purchase one from Garmin to save lots of money), fog lights, exterior body kit, spacious interior.


Worst Features

Acceleration is slow, the window panels block quite a bit of view (can hide entire cars/pedestrians), the head rests aren't comfortable, back seats don't come down like the other CE/LE/XLE editions.


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Hindsight is 20/20
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By Kim
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2008 Toyota Camry Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


Review

I hate the hesitation that happens when you need to take off quickly. I was told that this is only a second hesitation and that it seems longer than it really is that it has something to do with the way the engines are made now. I hate the crazy blind blind spots. Not very roomy inside. Really scary and the tight space causes angst. Constant vibration in steering as though the wheels are out of balance (Toyota always says it's the road) they "balance" it for $$$ and send me down the road - - still vibrating. Was told that they retain their value, but so far this is WAY wrong. Owe at this point $19K and highest offer has been $10K!! Never, never again.


Best Features

Trunk space, controls in the steering.


Worst Features

Figure out a way to remove the hesitation when starting off, remove vibration in the steering when it reaches 45, give it more room inside.


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Camry still a great car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By camryfan105
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2008 Toyota Camry Sedan LE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


Review

I have had this car for about a month or so, love the ride and the comfort it offers, the stereo, mp3 jack and all of that are great, the transmission is a little jumpy, and the car shudders around 40-50mph. All things considered a great car overall, the car floats down the road at 60mph, have to watch my speed sometimes. I have put about 4,000 miles on it in the short time due to long distance driving and its been great, 27mpg city and 31-32mpg highway fuel economy, can't beat that. Camry's have been in my family for years and are always great this one is no exception. My first Camry that I have owned by myself, and I love it.


Best Features

The stereo is awesome, the ride, it just floats.


Worst Features

Toyota needs to look at the transmission problems and come up with a fix, as well as a fix for the shuddering, as I have heard of others complain of it also.


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What happened Toyota?
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By kueker87
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2008 Toyota Camry Sedan LE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


Review

I had a 93 Camry and put over 250,000 miles on it. Loved it... So I upgraded to the new Camry expecting the same sort of reliability and quality, which I still expect to get, but the car does have a weird shuddering problem around speeds of 40-55 mph, especially going up hills. I took this to my dealership (very friendly) and they told me that is just what happens when you're trying to push a car up a hill at 1200-1500 rpm's at 40-55 mph, the engine has to "shake" a little to get up... The remedy is to drive in GEAR 4 when you're town driving - Drive in D on interstate. I haven't had an issue with the shuddering since. Toyota should still try and locate the problem and issue a recall.


Best Features

The design - Toyota's known for dependability and quality, should help resale value in future. Love the inside features... everything seems quality from the inside and oustide. Very nice car.


Worst Features

The shuddering problem. Stop ignoring the complaints and please do something about it. That is not normal, and I don't like being told that it is. The compartment below the CD Player is seemingly useless... with my GPS plugged in, I can not use it for anything. Nonetheless, I'll always buy Toyota.


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Camry 2008 Automatic
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By Prasanna
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2008 Toyota Camry Sedan CE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


Review

Camry is a good vehicle to own and drive. It performs well on good roads. I have not had the opportunity to test it on bad roads, so I can't comment. I would rate the vehicle overall 5 or 6 in a 1-10 scale.


Best Features

Size, shape and feeling of safety when inside the vehicle.


Worst Features

I have had a problem of shuddering of the vehicle from the day I purchased it. When the automatic transmission shifts from higher to lower gear, the whole vehicle shudders and it feels like the vehicle is going to switch off. The passengers feel like they are thrown forward even with seat belt on.


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