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It's just ok and underwhelming overall
2023 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A)
I recently purchased a brand new Toyota Camry SE. I am a bit disappointed given the cost of the car. Let's start with the positives. It is a powerful car, but this is only really noticeable at higher speeds. It is large and there is plenty of space inside. It looks nice on the outside compared to older model Camry's, in my opinion. The seats are really comfortable. My car has … leather-like upgraded seats, which provides a more premium look. Now, for the downsides. This car is slow to accelerate. I have to really press the gas pedal to go, which is very irritating. I have driven Honda Civic's that were faster to accelerate and were more responsive. Cars are constantly passing me when I am driving on the road. My foot started to actually ache a little bit from having to constantly push harder on the gas pedal than I am used to. I really hate driving this car unfortunately. It feels more powerful when you are already at a high rate of speed, but I spend a lot of time driving around town. The SE model is also too bumpy for my liking. I prefer a smooth ride, and this isn't it, but that is probably my fault (for purchasing an SE vs. an LE model). The engine is also really loud. Friends and family have mentioned this when they heard me starting my car, and I heard it too (from the outside) when I started my car and got out. It sounds like an old car from the outside when the engine is running. I was surprised to find out that my car does not have a push button start. For a car at ~$30k MSRP, you would expect that in this day and age. I have to use the regular key. I didn't think it would be an issue but after doing research and realizing that this is a standard feature on many cars, I wish this was standard for this model. It is also inconvenient. The drivers side seat adjustments are electric, but that isn't the case on the passenger side. Sound system is awful. I don't have JBL premium/upgraded sound in my car, but I still expected decent sound quality. I guess not. The sound system was also glitchy after an upgrade. My car doesn't have many safety features, including features that are standard in some lower cost cars. There were a couple of times when I started the car and it wouldn't start all the way (and my car is brand new). I had to start it again and it was fine, but it was just strange overall. Never had this issue with any prior cars. I like this car overall, but I don't love it. Some of this may be due to the lack of features/options included with my car (ie. no push button start, few safety features, no sunroof, etc.). There are too many alternative options in the market, including slightly used cars that are the same price but a lot more luxurious and more fun to drive. If this car was less expensive, I would let some of this go. But at this price point, I think I regret the purchase.
|2024 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A)||28 - 39||4-cylinders (gas)||N/A|
|2024 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 8A)||28 - 39||4-cylinders (gas)||N/A|
|2024 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A)||25 - 34||4-cylinders (gas)||N/A|
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