Bought a 2010 Prius, and liked it, but after the newness, and coolness wore off, it was boring to drive. Not solid feeling, tinny, and hollow. Bought a 2010 Golf, and liked it, but something told me to drive a Camry after a year, and a half with the Golf, so I did, and although I have some of the same concerns as others here, ie, trans shifts a bit rough sometimes, overall, I really like the car. Surprises me. Always thought I'd like an Accord better, but this is very peaceful to drive. Isolates you from some of the crap that goes on on the roads, rude drivers. etc. Can get lost in this car, and don't mind. 32.09mpg, first tank. Really look forward to driving it. Very nice on trips.
Smooth, trans well suited to engine.
Plenty of power from four cylinder.
Goes wherever you point it.
Great gas milage from a car this size, and power.
Isolates you from the outside world a bit.
Center of gravity feels down below the car.
Interesting to drive, once you get used to it.
Remember renting an older Camry, and thinking it was boring, too soft in the corners, but taking what would otherwise have been a long, and annoying drive to meet a friend, and getting out of the car at the end, and feeling good.
This car is a feel-good car for me, as well.
I feel good after driving it.
Also, got 0% financing for five years, and gap insurance!
Trans could shift more smoothly.
Older Camry I rented hunted for gears, you could watch the tach going all over the place, but it didn't jerk the car;
you couldn't feel it.
Think this car's trans is also super precise, but you feel it jerk.
Small annoyance, not enough to make me not really like the car, because there is a basic something about this car that is REALLY likable, but that would be my two cents.
I hope Toyota gets back on their feet.
They were always at the top, and the recalls made them stumble a little bit, but they seem determined to make it up to people.
I like this car, my second Toyota in a year and a half.
I'm happy with it.
I had the '05 Base Camry with a manual trans and got 240K from it. The new version still has everything I need as a big-time highway commuter. Comfort, quiet, power, reliable, good mpg. I drive in the Mts. so prefer the manual trans and it's hard to find a stick in a mid-sized quiet sedan like the Camry. This car is seen everywhere of course but that's why you want it - everyone knows how to fix it and parts always available. Base model still has a couple quirks - no keyless entry and only one power plug.
Quiet but powerful engine that delivers 30 mpg in a super reliable and comfortable sedan under 20K.
Got mine for 18K at 0%.
EVERY car should have 2 power ports for charger and GPS (this base has only 1).
Could easily have keyless entry even in the base.
Lack of lots of cupholders is not a bid deal to me.
Installed SiriusXM would have been nice as well as alloy rims but the smaller tires on the base rims are more affordable. I bought a power splitter and keyless entry system from BestBuy - $200 total installed - and this car now has everything I wanted.
2011 Toyota Camry Sedan LE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Toyota Corolla "S" was the first Compact family car owned. Loved the MPG and attractive styling. Lots of nice features - however, always had mid sized/large cars and Corolla was just too small and did not like sport suspension. Dealer got me out of my lease 11 months early and put me in the Camry LE. Feel I paid top dollar to do this but am, at this point, very happy. Too early for complete review but will definitely do follow ups and keep in touch with this site. Initially I am very pleased.
I personally like the appearance/style.
Extremely satisfied with ride.
Impressive inside room.
Perfect place for clock (never got to see the clock in my Corolla).
Like the lighted ignition switch, Corolla did not have this feature.
Am very pleased with the quiet and comfortable ride.
More to come in time.
Standard shift feature in the Auto Transmission is a waste and the cost saved by eliminating this feature should be passed on to the consumer.
Bet 90 plus percent of owners have not/do not use this feature. Miss the MPG display that the Corolla had.
Feel outside temp feature is not needed.
Corolla "auto off" headlight system turned off lights with the ignition - Camry has a delay, 30 second (??) that I still do not trust.
Also miss break away side mirrors.
Will follow up but seem to be aware of up and down shift of transmission.
Not annoying but am aware.
2011 Toyota Camry Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Just wanted to share my recent purchase experiences with this car. I test drove Camry SE, Sonata(regular), Accord LX. The reason I didn't try the sportier versions of Accord and Sonata was simply because I didn't feel that other than the rims anything was different. Anyways, I've almost purchased Sonata due to very nice look and great price they gave me. Though walked out saying will return the next morning(so to speak sleep on it). Went to drive 2011 Camry SE (4cyl, 6A) the next day and simply didn't want to get out of the car. The bad things(in my opinion) that I've noticed in Sonata right away were: engine noise, transmission shifting was awkward, visibility limited.
Love the design - get compliments from everyone. Fuel economy is average but I don't drive highways... get about 380 miles on full tank. Acceleration 0-60 is poor but I am not a big racer(coming from a 25 year old guy). Acceleration 60-75 on the other hand is surprisingly good. Enginge is soundless, I feel like I am in a hybrid. My neighbour has ES350, and after parking them side by side we decided that these vehicles are both awesome for its demographics. He paid 37k for leather/V6 engine/navigation and brand. I've paid 22k for the sportier look and limited options(i only have smart key and bluetooth).
Navigation should be put in more vehicles. My dealer told me that Navigation SE's can only be preordered and I would have to wait for n' period of time. I would like to see at least one at every dealership to have it as a purchase option. Come on guys it is 2011 EVERYONE uses Navigation these days and it shouldn't be a luxury option in my opinion. Magellan GPS starts at $60.. Car navigation from $1500...
2011 Toyota Camry Sedan LE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
I bought 2011 Camry LE (4 cyl.) with alloy wheels, sunroof, bluetooth, carpeted floor mats for about $24000 with 0% financing in late Oct. 2010. I have about 6000 miles on it and feel confident enough to write a review now.
Overall: Comfortable car with good gas mileage, but definitely not for someone who wants a sporty ride or good accleration (ZERO sportiness and accleration). The car struggled while going uphill, however driving on flat roads was very comfortable. Almost noiseless cabin. Easy to use features that seem to have not been upgraded since 2005. Have a buyer's remorse of overpaying the price.
Pros: Plush riding, very comfortable, lots of room, good gas mileage - I get exactly as advertised by Toyota. Have taken two 1000 mile roundtrips so far including extended driving through mountains. Did not feel exhausted or tired after the trip.
Cons: Very sluggish acceleration, spotty paint job, cheap interior plastics, insecure handling around corners and curvy roads. 2005 camry drives better around corners in comparison.
Secure handling around corners, improve the paint job. Replace cheap interior plastic. Definitely needs a big upgrade/improvement in the exterior styling. Current camry looks like a member from one big fat family. Improve the horsepower.