Chicago Bound - 2012 Toyota Camry Long-Term Road Test

2012 Toyota Camry Long Term Road Test

2012 Toyota Camry SE: Chicago Bound

December 06, 2012


Our long-term Toyota Camry SE has a new owner and like the recently departed Acura NSX, it is going to an employee. Marvin is an Edmunds sales representative in the greater Chicago area. He was looking for a comfortable and reliable commuter car for work. The Camry definitely fits the bill.

Marvin was in town for a company meeting and had the chance to inspect the car himself before making a final decision. The Camry met his expectations and we closed the deal after a short test drive. The "no haggle" selling price was our private party TMV of $21,546.

For reference, we paid $26,397 (plus tax and title), which means the Camry depreciated about 18 percent in the year we had it. That's low depreciation for one year and is a testament to its resale value.

Unfortunately, the Camry never made it to the 20,000 mile goal we set for our long term cars. Its final odometer was 17,201.

Marvin crunched the numbers and found that it would be less expensive to ship the car back, rather than drive it to Chicago. He will make arrangements with a delivery service in the next few days.

We wish Marvin well and bid farewell to our long-term Camry.

Final Odometer: 17,201 miles

Ron Montoya, Consumer Advice Editor

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