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Fun To Drive 2003 Camry XLE-V6
By nanakuli on
Vehicle2013 Toyota Camry XLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
ReviewI have over 130,000 miles on mine and I don't want to part with it. Yes, mine is 13 years old and runs like a top.
Pros are the reliability, the smooth V-6 on the highway, the visibility from the cabin, the ride on Primacy V-rated rubber, the mpg, the automatic a/c, the huge trunk, the cupholders, the JBL stereo -- the head unit of which I replaced with an Alpine touch screen, but it plays through the JBL amps and speakers and sounds perfect. (The audio upgrade added a hands-free phone and an iPod jack, along with a back-up camera)
Cons are the slab-sided styling, the electric window only being auto up/down on the driver's side, no memory seats, hmmm, that's about it.
Overall, the best beater back and forth to work car you could ever hope for.
Same V-6 drivetrain as the 03 Lexus, but smaller body so it moves!
UPDATE. Now I have 142,000 miles on it and it's still good, except the mechanic told me the engine mounts are starting to go. I plan to buy a new 2018 Camry XLE V-6 when they're available, and keep my old one for a placeholder on the street. 15 years out of a car -- not bad.
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- Purchase cost
- Resale value
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- Parking aids
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