I have owned my fair share of cars, and this is definitely my favorite to drive to work in every day. No, it's not exciting to drive, but it is very comfortable and has plenty of power for the average person. I have had zero issues with this car, just routine maintenance. Has a very good stock audio system in the car, I can't see myself selling this any time soon! I drive a lot of long trips, this car just eats away the miles!
Bought my Camry new and now have just over 70k miles on it.
Has been religiously serviced and pampered.
Issues with paint.
Chips easy, rusts easy(in spots where there is no chips).
Leaks through the driver side air bag when washed.
Cars interior is noisy.
Sounds like a ball bearing is rolling through the dash.
On the passenger side it sounds as if the engine isn't even shielded and we get an airy high pitch noise coming into the cabin. Dash rattles in places. No thigh support in the seats.
Have replaced several bulbs, front, rear lights etc.
Dash control lights are out on a couple(I've heard of other complaints about this).
All issues came about within the first couple of years.
I've had my 2005 Camry LE since 2004 and I absolutely love it. It has over 160,000 km on it and apart from brakes, tires and oil changes, I have not spent a penny for other repairs. I drive to Florida and back every year and I really push it. This 4 cyl. is very performing and very, very reliable. I even pull by bass boat all summer long!!! My wife loves it too.
No rattles, no rust, no problems!!!! What a car!!!
I bought this car with 30k miles in 2006 and have now put another 100k on it.
Aside from routine fluid and tire changes, this car has given me absolutely no mechanical difficulties.
It got nearly 40 miles per gallon on the freeway when I first got it, but now (2013) it's closer to 32.
Here are some cons: the keyless entry stopped working on me a year ago; the back speakers shattered on me into little pieces two years ago (this seems to be a common problem -- the sun pretty much destroys them);
the molding on the cd player began to become unsealed from the heat of the sun.
Overall, this has been a spectacular car.
I plan on driving it until it's totally dead.
This is the 3rd Toyota Camry I've owned and they have all been purchased USED. I buy them with 30,000 miles or less and drive them for (no less than 4 years)and an additional 150,000 miles until trade in. Total annual cost (average) to own the vehicle? $2910 including tax, title and maintenance. When my current Camry is paid off in 2 months the annual cost to own my Camry will drop to $419. And I'll ride that out for 2 more years. Not a bad annual cost to ride a fully loaded Camry V6 XLE loaded to the gills. Since 1997? Why would I drive ANYTHING else. Seriously!