2012 Toyota Camry Long Term Road Test

2012 Toyota Camry: Low Profile

November 08, 2012

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Other than an LS7 exhaust or the occasional "War Pigs" at top volume with the windows down, I don't like cars to announce my arrival. I especially don't like auto dome lights that illuminate when I turn off the engine. I don't need the guy standing outside my car with shaved head, Warren Sapp jersey and Colt .45 tall boy -- my neighbor's buddy, he says -- seeing where I put my fat cash stacks before exiting the car. The guy wouldn't be so bad, actually, if he just wore #32 like a proper Raiders fan.

I also don't like horns that sound when I remote lock the car. They annoy me and I believe they annoy others, a wimpy horn especially. The Camry has a wimpy horn. But it also allows you to set the sounding volume when you remote lock the car. I RTFM, which told me to then RTF(Navigation)M, to learn how to access the settings menu. If you don't have the nav system, the dealer can customize the horn volume for you. But with the nav, you just dive down a few menus and lower the volume completely. Success. Only the ambers flash to confirm you've locked the car when walking away.

Next task: kill the auto dome light.

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Toyota Camry in WA is:

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