2002 Toyota Camry Sedan XLE V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Overall very pleased with my XLE V6.
Especially glad I bought Navigation
and upper side air bags.
Forgot to have dealer exchange
Bridgestone tires (which proved
unsatisfactory) for Michelins.
I replaced all 4 tires with Michelins
at 12,000 miles after a blowout and
repeated problems with hydroplaning at
speeds above 50 mph.
Naivgation system is great, well
designed and I can't imagine buying a
car without it. Compared to other Nav
systems, like Honda's and Accura, this
one is far better.
Speedometer hard to read - poor
location relative to steering wheel
rim; calibration poor. They should
copy Accords or Lexis.
Miss a telescoping steering column. .
An updated CD for Nav is available
but Toyota wants us to buy it for
$250.00! What's with that???
2002 Toyota Camry Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
Beware of the "performance tires". They
are not all season or snow tires. The
tires do not perform well when the
roads are just wet. My first set of
tires only lasted to 14,000 miles.
Major thread wear down the center of
all 4 tires.The tire mfg,Toyo,replaced
all but 1 tire. I called Toyota in CA.
who basically told me that no, the
tires weren't designed for snow and ice
conditions and if they had to replace
every part they ever received a
complaint about they would be out of
business! Toyota's customer service
motto should read, "Buyer Beware"
The car handles nicely on dry surfaces.
Interior is comfortable.
Train sales staff to mention the "high
performance tires". This is a safety
hazzard that I feel should have been
mentioned at the time of the sale. Off
to the Honda dealer I go. Poor
2002 Toyota Camry Sedan XLE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I bought this Camry expecting quality
and reliability. I've had it 2 months
and have had to take it for repairs 8
times. First the rear suspension made
noises. That was fixed after two
tries. Then the overhead light
rattled. The handles on both front
doors rattle. They added foam to both
doors four times and it still makes
noises. Now the radio has started
rattling. There is a delay between
prssing the accelerator and the car
moving. Toyota says signal has to be
processed by the central computer.
However that is dangerous in an
emergency situation. And the brakes
are soft by design. You have to floor
it. I'm selling this Toyota and never
buying one again.
Interior Space. Cargo space.
Improve the fit and finish quality.
Improve the response time to pressing
the accelerator. Improve the soft
2002 Toyota Camry Sedan SE V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I have been a loyal Toyota buyer since
1982. I traded in my 1999 Solara for
this vehicle. This car is a
disappointment because of the rattles,
squeeks, creeks coming from the
headliner and front dash. I took it
to the dealer 3 times and on the third
time they told me the car is
in "normal" range for noise. I guess
Toyota has lowered their standards to
American made vehicles for rattles.
There are serious inerior quality
issues with camrys. I have not
experienced the surging/jerking at 50
mph when releasing gas pedal with this
car but did with my Solara, which is
why I dumped it.
interior looks sleek, 6-in-dash CD,
trunk room you can sleep in, full size
spare tire, sports odometer, auto door
Dealers should fix rattles/squeeks
without insulting the buyer. No new
car should have interior noise,
especially Toyotas. traction control
standard. better premium stereo.