2005 Toyota Camry Consumer Review: 2005 Camry with balky transmis

2005 Toyota Camry - Consumer Review

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SE V6 Sedan (3.3L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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2005 Camry with balky transmission
By seaview7 on


2005 Toyota Camry SE V6 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


2005 Camry SE V6 engine. Only 36,000 miles. The electronic transmission has been awful since day one. It balks at low speeds, and hesitates and jumps, like it can't find the right gear. Dealer says there is nothing they can do to correct. It's in the computer.

Gas mileage around town with the V6 engine is bad. I drive fairly slow, but only average about 16 mpg. I should have got 4 cyl.

Had factory recall in 2012 for a bad camshaft pulley. Dealer claims they also found my valve covers leaking oil. Charged me $600.

The only thing I like about my car is the interior room, and the solid feel. Much better than the new Camry's. The 2013 Camry's feels "cheap" and the interior is tight.

Best Features

My 2005 has good Interior room and nice quality dashboard and door panels. But seats are hard. My 2005 seems to have more room than the new 2012-2013 Camry's. The new Camry's have cheap plastic on door panels and dash. The doors feel light and cheap. The seats are smaller in the new Camry's.

Worst Features

I hope the transmission and gas mileage is better in the new Camry's.
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