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1st Time Toyota owner
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By bh
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2009 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


Review

Have owned the car for 2 months. Best features are the smooth and quiet ride. I recently rode in a friend's new Accord and the Camry is much more quiet and much smoother. The engine is very quiet at idle, and at 70 mph. The handling is not very sporty thanks to the drive-by-wire steering; needs more road feel. The car downshifts too much when going up slight grades at interstate hwy. speeds; otherwise the transmission is very smooth and shifts seamlessly. This is a five- speed and I can only imagine that the new 6-speed would have more of the downshifting problem. Overall I really like the car and believe it is a good value in the midsize category. I don't regret the purchase at all.


Best Features

Smooth transmission and quiet/smooth ride. On a recent trip we got 32.6 mpg at constant 70 mph. Expect to get even better mph when car is fully broken in. The dashboard design is so simple and user friendly. Electric seat is great; seat sits quite high in "up" position. Great cabin visibility.


Worst Features

Better road feel in steering. Needs to have more solid material in rear wheel wells instead of fabric.


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Almost perfect
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By steve
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2009 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


Review

I test drove the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima . The Camry had a more pleasant ride and that's a difficult chore in the streets of NYC . Quiet and responsive was the Camry , with excellent fuel economy. Me being quite tall at 6 ' 4 inches I felt very comfortable but the only drawback I've experienced is on long drives. I find myself making a few adjustments to the drivers seat to get comfortable. Other than that the car is a perfect buy for a family of 4. Trunk space fits 2 large suitcases with no problem and the gas mileage on the highway at 55 is 34. Very happy with the purchase and looking forward to many years of reliability. After all its a Toyota.


Best Features

soft quiet ride, reliability, very good fuel mileage


Worst Features

none


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Best vanilla value on the market
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By robert
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2009 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


Review

Love the super white with very nice after market heated seats, very quiet, nice ride, very readable dash, lots of space especially in the trunk, split folding rear seat, avg. 27 in mixed driving and 35 highway at 65 mph, did not pay for alloys or sunroof or fog lites or high end stereo none of which interest me. Made in KENTUCKY!! NOT DETROIT.


Best Features

quiet ride, style inside and out


Worst Features

like to have had compass mirror


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Worry free/comfort
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By Dave
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2009 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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I love my Camry. I took it on a multi-state ski trip; it was such a smooth quiet ride through the mountains, no problem in slush and light snowy back roads. I am 6'4 and no problem with leg and head room. I really like the new body design, and I love the car and am thinking of selling my wife's car for another Toyota, maybe rav 4, to add to collection. Hopefully being this is my first toy, there will be many years of no problems. :)


Best Features

Styling, smooth quiet ride, lots of room.


Worst Features

The paint in the engine on the letters chipped off only after 9000 miles; not so good looking with half chipped paint. Either upgrade paint or don't bother putting on!


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Unexpected Warranty Issues Disappoint
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By Stephanie
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2009 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

Owned ~6 months (6300 miles) and initially loved the car, despite some visibility issues. Love the ride and responsiveness of the 6 cyl; but seats are uncomfortable on long trips. Sadly, car is in shop today for several concerns. Heard water sloshing under floor; amazed to discover puddles on floorboards! AC evaporator is under dash, inside car; hose got blocked and condensate dumped into car instead of outside after driving 300 miles w/AC on. Fuel and outside temp gauges not working properly. Dashboard makes annoying popping/cracking noises. Selected Camry based on reputation for quality and reliability, so needless to say, we are disappointed with our ownership experience thus far.


Best Features

Smooth ride, quiet interior, responsiveness of 6 cyl engine (which is why we selected it over noisier, sluggish 4 cyl), exterior appearance. JBL stereo upgrade is great, with controls on steering wheel and integrated bluetooth.


Worst Features

Obviously, the AC evaporator design/placement needs improvement (however, service rep says it has been this way for years so not much hope for that); visibility should be improved for safety (must pay attention to blind spot when checking to the right when making left turn!).


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