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2012 Toyota Camry Highway Perfection
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By smokeymaxwell
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2012 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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I leased my 2012 Camry because I drive over 20k miles per year all highway. It has the base 4cyl engine and what a sweet thing it is! Easily does 34 MPG on the highway while traveling a brisk 78 to 85 MPH. No weird noises, no hesitations. Transmission and engine are quick to respond and are plenty fast. The driving dynamics on curvy roads is not so good. Car tends to 'push', which is normal for this segment. I didn't buy it to carve beautiful back roads in. I bought is because I'm 6'3" and need something comfortable, reliable and efficient with gas. Job well done... This Camry is perfect at those things. Love the Bluetooth - it's the best system yet. Crystal clear on both ends.


Best Features

Bluetooth sounds clear on both ends, comfortable seating position, tons of room, excellent gas mileage, responsive throttle and transmission.


Worst Features

Soft and dead steering (expected in this category), no road feel and too much push in the turns. Also needs external trunk release.


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Reliability
2 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By bowserace
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2012 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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As with all the Toyotas I have had in the past, it starts.
It will drive from Phoenix to Los Angeles on 1 tank of gas (>400 miles).
I don't worry that it will break down and stop in the desert.
It is a little rocket on the freeway and it goes plenty fast.
I got past by a Yarus and I was going 100 mph.
Does get 38 miles a gallon going 75 mph.
Gets 28 miles per gallon in the city.
Probably get over 250,000 miles before I give it to a family member.


Best Features

Like that it is reliable. Also tells me if any of the tires are low in air (never yet). Also change the oil and tires at 5,000 miles.


Worst Features

Lower price.


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UPDATED REVIEW 12-26-2016 -
7 of 43 people found this review helpful
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By ktb1
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2012 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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A 60 year old baby Boomer in a car for a 30 Something ...UPDATED 12-26-2016.
Purchased Aug 2012. 6CYL "SE" MODEL - This is STILL not going to be a very good review. I am a 5'8" and about 255lbs so I'm a big guy. When I sit in the buckets seats they uncomfortably squeeze me on both sides. (2016 UPDATE WHEN LOOKING AT ALL THE TOYOTA LINE MY WIFE AND I REALIZED THE THIN BUCKET SEAT DESIGN IS ON MOST ALL THEIR VEHICLES ) The "sport suspension" still makes the vehicle ride like a JEEP! This is a big detterent to and enjoyable ride in this car. Every little bump!
And now onto the tires. Low profile, hard riding, difficult to maintain even air pressure. "Grey" coated Aluminum wheels are the worst idea for this year model. When and if you inadvertently scrape them on a curb or such they cannot be touched up and look cheezey! (Thankfully they have been redesigned!)
The automatic tire inflation monitor on the cabin touch screen is essentially impracticle except for warning you though when your tire pressure is low. The so called "miles per gallon" gauge on the right side of the dashboard is downright stupid and of little use to the driver. They should include the little electronic compass that is based inside the rear view mirror on all models and not just the "XLE". The so called "paddles" on the steering wheel on an automatic transmission vehicle are also pretty rediculous and have no real value toward performance improvement. 6 cylinder engine: flawless, smooth,rocket like....pay attention or before you know it your doing 80MPH. Highly responsive steering requires focus at high speeds. Unfortunately the narrow seats are a deal breaker for us so when it comes time for a new vehicle it will be a Nissan or a Honda. It's because there are very few fat Japanese car designers! So if your skinny and you don't mind the bumpy ride then go for it. P.S.- Had a 2003 Camry XLE 6cyl and it rode much smoother and the cabin interior was wider and more roomy.


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ok camry
3 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By satx59male
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2012 Toyota Camry L 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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Switched from Altima and Malibu-2nd Camry since Nov 09/2010 model, 2nd recall, same problems- paint scratches easily, "bad glare" from plastic around clock, lots of sun in Texas; Need "keyless" entry in "base" model. Have to pay $1000 more for le. no, no! Trans.searches for gear especially between 40-45 mph. Still doesn't ride smooth even with Michelin tires. But, better than Altima and Malibu as they are"sport" sedans. Toyota needs to change/adjust service warranty as low mileage tires were rotated due to 6 mns main. terms. Caused me to schedule unnecessary service. Sent Toyota customer service complaint last week.


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12th Toyota I've owned and the last
7 of 15 people found this review helpful
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By serch95
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2012 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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I purchased this car brand new 15 months ago, and since then I have had the following issues:

Flare in transmission when accelerating or pasing
Seat covers replaced on all seats
Major leak from passenger door
Twice left with a car that wouldn't start
Three trim panels replaced

The flare is still not fixed and Toyota says it is normal, The leak in the door couldn't be fixed by Toyota and was told a 3rd party would need to look at it, had it fixed by a local mom and pop shop window loose in regulator. The two times without being able to start?
Corrosion on the battery terminal.
Toyota does not want to help out a loyal customer and afraid of what the water damage will now do.


Best Features

Gas mileage... That's about it!


Worst Features

Everything, Quality is awful anymore, this isn't the same Toyota, and they have now lost a Loyal customer. I will never buy or recommend another Toyota product like I used to do.


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