To be fair this isn't an Audi, Lexus, Benz, Beamer, or Acura. This car is an affordable and reliable means to get from point A to point B. I've had the car for 2 years and I've put 40,000 miles on (currently at 130,000 mile). I buy cars like this because of the amount of miles I put on, I like to buy right around 100,000 miles and run them into the ground. Outside of regular maintenance I have only had one very minor repair to do- it was a valve in the vacuum system, cost less than $200.00. At 130,000 the car feels confident and solid, starts well every time, acceleration is adequate although nothing to brag about. During the summer months I average about 29mpg- mainly highway millage (I have a lead foot, plus the speed limits are 70mpg in WI which means I go 80-85). I have a set of Bridgestone tires on the car currently, and on city streets in goes through snow as well or better than my wife's 4wd Rav4. I'm confident putting my newborn in the car, insurance is low, and I'll definitely buy again. I've had just about every brand- now I stick with Toyota.
Great car for those around the town trips. More road noise than desired. Acceleration and pickup is ok, not blazing fast but it's not to be expected. Good mpg, 28 to 32. Back seats to not fold flat. They fold about 75% flat. There is a tire inflation monitoring system. It shows four tires with the pressure of each tire. If one is low, you have no clue on how to find the low tire. Strange. Good all round car. Nothing special to note however.
My struts are worn out. My extended warranty which was supposed to be through Toyota was through an independent warranty company. I bought the warranty through DCH Toyota Freehold at the same time I purchased the car from them. I was handed a Toyota brochure showing what was covered but when the time came to use the coverage it turned out to be a company called Premier. The warranty wasn't through Toyota at all. The company will replace my front struts as per the Toyota warranty but they won't replace SHOCKS. Since Toyota calls the struts SHOCKS the warranty company won't replace them. If I cancel my policy I will lose $500 from the refund. My car is becoming uncontrollable as the struts are totally worn out. My tires are being destroyed by cupping as the struts don't dampen the bouncing.
I've owned my black camry se 4 cyl for 4 yrs now, and its been a very good car overall. Drives good, quiet engine with power I didn't expect from a 4 cyl. Good gas mileage - 30 in city. Turns low rpm's due to 6 speed trans. Not so good - Plastic interior, and fake leather, but durable. Interior really doesn't look that bad. Exterior paint chips & scratches off easily - thats my biggest complaint.