My first Toyota Camry
By LE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5 on
2008 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
First impression was pleasing. But at 8000 mile had to have to have the transmission reprogrammed. At 20,000 mile the transmission had to be reprogrammed and the windshield washer motor had to be replaced. At 25,000 mile tires were out of round and had to be replaced. The car does not dampen road feel as it at first. Still have tranny issues with over/under sluggish shifting and acceleration, needs the latest up reprogramming. I expected better from Camry. Fuel economy is better than expected on mostly level interstate travel, hilly terrain it decreases 3-6 mpg and really suffers in mountains. Still has a quiet ride and is easy to handle. At speed the passing ability is ok. The center post blocks vision.
Adequate seating comfort, easy reach controls, roomy interior for a midsize sedan. Good air and heating comfort. Satisfactory fuel economy. Better than average exterior styling. Tilt and telescoping steering wheel controls combined with 8 way electric seat fits anyone. Interior lighting is good.
Improve transmission shifting with a 6 speed. Add more horse power to the current engine. Relocate the center Post for better viewing and safety. Add speed controls to steering wheel. Replace the cheap interior parts, add automatic dimming rearview mirrors and have a runaway best seller.