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A 60 Year Old Baby Boomer in a car for a 30 something.
7 of 41 people found this review helpful
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By ktb1
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2012 Toyota Camry Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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OK. So here goes. Purchased Aug 2012. This is not going to be a very good review. I am a 5'8" and about 255lbs so I'm a big guy. When I sit in the buckets seats they uncomfortably squeeze me on both sides. The "sport suspension" makes the vehicle ride like a JEEP! Every little bump! And now onto the tires. Low profile, hard riding, difficult to maintain even air pressure. "Grey" coated Aluminum wheels. When and if you inadvertently scrape them on a curb or such they cannot be touched up and look cheezey! The automatic tire inflation monitor on the cabin touch screen is absolutely useless. The so called "miles per gallon" gauge on the right side of the dashboard is downright stupid.


Best Features

Man that 6Cyl engine is the Bomb! Even better performance than the 2003 Camry V6 XLE I traded in. Flows out onto the interstate like a rocket! If I don't pay attention I am easily doing 80-85 MPH in the blink of an eye! Steering response is very sensitive and requires head up attention at all times. Not too much playing around with the touch screen audio during flight!


Worst Features

V6 should be avail in LE Model. Did not want to pay for XLE to get a V6 so had to go for SE. Suspension too stiff- not a race car. Hello! How about a dash mounted button for trunk & gas door release. What's with this lever on the floor. That's 70's technology! I went from a 2003 Camry V6 XLE to a 2012 V6 SE. Wow the front cabin space seems much tighter then the 2003! Can barely get my seat belt clicked in. Much too tight. Every time I go to use the seat adjuster my left wrist with my watch scrapes the plastic on the door. Can barely fit. The 2003 was open and spacious with wider comfortable but supportive seats in the same cabin width. I am about to trade it in with only 12500 miles on it.


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Poor cvt trans, poor paint,change maintenance terms
3 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By satx59male
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2012 Toyota Camry Sedan L 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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Switched from Altima and Malibu-2nd Camry since Nov 09/2010 model, 2nd recall, same problems- paint scratches easily, "bad glare" from plastic around clock, lots of sun in Texas; Need "keyless" entry in "base" model. Have to pay $1000 more for le. no, no! Trans.searches for gear especially between 40-45 mph. Still doesn't ride smooth even with Michelin tires. But, better than Altima and Malibu as they are"sport" sedans. Toyota needs to change/adjust service warranty as low mileage tires were rotated due to 6 mns main. terms. Caused me to schedule unnecessary service. Sent Toyota customer service complaint last week.


Best Features

Dash is more readable, black with white letters, not plain as 2010 model. Improved stereo speakers, larger in front door than 2010.


Worst Features

Base model should include "keyless entry. More comfortable driver seat, slide around in it. Move "clock" around radio-remove plastic surrounding, causes "glare". Will not purchase another if not changed! Very bad! Safety concern! Improve"paint", scratches easily.worst I've every seen in 45 yrs driving. Improve CVT trans. Don't need bottle holder in drivers side door. Give dealers authority to "work" with customers with service warranty. No "fixed" time limit (as per 6 mns.) Judge by "wear" on parts.


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12th Toyota I've owned and the last
7 of 15 people found this review helpful
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By serch95
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2012 Toyota Camry Sedan LE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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I purchased this car brand new 15 months ago, and since then I have had the following issues: Flare in transmission when accelerating or pasing Seat covers replaced on all seats Major leak from passenger door Twice left with a car that wouldn't start Three trim panels replaced The flare is still not fixed and Toyota says it is normal, The leak in the door couldn't be fixed by Toyota and was told a 3rd party would need to look at it, had it fixed by a local mom and pop shop window loose in regulator. The two times without being able to start? Corrosion on the battery terminal. Toyota does not want to help out a loyal customer and afraid of what the water damage will now do.


Best Features

Gas mileage... That's about it!


Worst Features

Everything, Quality is awful anymore, this isn't the same Toyota, and they have now lost a Loyal customer. I will never buy or recommend another Toyota product like I used to do.


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ok run of the mill car
8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By iosax
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2012 Toyota Camry Sedan LE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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the weakest link is comfort, like most new cars the middle console is very intrusive. The door is also molded to allow for a bottle holder, extremely annoying, who needs to be crowded by 10 bottles and cups when driving?! it feels almost like an airplane seat visibility is not great either, because of the rounded contour is very hard to estimate distance in the back windows a little too small electronics very basic, almost antiquated steering wheel doesn't extend quite enough


Best Features

ability to extend the trunk by lowering the back seats


Worst Features

1. make the door flat, nobody needs storage space there 2. drop the middle console, it's very annoying and most people would rather have more knee space than a cup holder 3. make telescopic steering whell about 1 inch longer


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Where do I start ?
12 of 24 people found this review helpful
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By yoheyfla
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2012 Toyota Camry Sedan LE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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My Le gets 20mpg c+h up from inaugural 15mpg - touchscreen am/fm radio dangerous - must take eyes off road to touch screen exactly - monochrome style screen has no gui's, no gps, no digital radio, no satellite radio, no rearview camera, no BLIS, no Entune, no valet trunk lock (a Camry icon), no voice command, no internet connect, no tire specific inflation values, no fog lamps (corners are very dark), no wireless connect to car features, no sound proofing on underside of car, no sound proofing from gas tank pressurization noises, no rear seat ac vents, no adequate map pockets, no Led accents, no paddle shifters, insufficient ground clearance between front air dam and parking space bumpers...


Best Features

compared to my 2003 Camry, I have no favorite features....


Worst Features

The Corolla is supposed to be a 'Baby Camry' ....the Camry is not supposed to be a 'Big Corolla' .....put back the missing luxury features.....stop messing with the sacred cow... move the front wheel wells out of the foot-rest zones, push back the arm rest's zones to concave - give the roominess back to the Driver that chooses the Camry over the Corolla for just that reason....in the past, when a Camry Owner negotiated to buy a new Camry....all they needed to be worried about was the price....because, once you bought a Camry, you knew you were getting "all the toys"....Toyota needs to stop creating "cheapy" variations of the Camry with missing luxury features, if they want repeat Buyers...


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