By Steve on
2008 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
My family has always owned Toyotas and reliability was always ok but not perfect. When it came time to pick a car for myself after graduating I thought the sensible thing would be to buy a Camry. I was wrong. This car has been nothing short of a nightmare. In less than a year's time of ownership, I now know almost everyone at the dealer service desk by name! First it was transmission problems which have never been completely resolved. A dead battery caused by electrical issues,(not my fault) that left me stranded. Radio died after only 3 months. Exterior paint has not held up well though first winter. Other more minor issues including a tail-light bulb that keep going out.
Paint defects developed after first winter. Unreliable and unpredictable transmission. Electrical issues. Broken radio after only 3 months of ownership.