Toyota Camry Review from Indonesia

2002 Toyota Camry G 2.5

Year of manufacture2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 Automatic
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10

Summary:

Feels like a Lexus with no fancy gadgets. I'm serious

Faults:

Some leathers peeled off, probably because of the previous owner.

General Comments:

This is my friend's car, but I ride in it almost every weekend. He bought the used one, the 2002 model.

As soon as I got inside, my first impression was of luxury. I heard that the South East Asian's Camry tends to be more luxurious than the American version in terms of features and materials.

I was welcomed by the smell of the leather. There's leather everywhere. The woods look nice and antique. The interior is also solid made; it feels German.

I can hear some road noise though during the trip, but it's still forgiving and not noisy, after all, what do I expect from a Camry? It's not a Mercedes or something.

I'm impressed with its noise isolation. It's very quiet and peaceful inside, you can hardly hear the honks outside.

The engine is also surprisingly very smooth, and I'm not joking, the smoothness of the engine is almost, or maybe the same as the Mercedes E Class. Here in Indonesia, the car itself is often used as a private limousine, where usually most of the owners have a private hired driver.

There are though some problems, like the pealed leathers and some plastics that can be unattached, but it's a used car, and it starts to get old.

Another problem, which I take personally, is that in here it attracts many people's attention. Probably because this car is also used by the governments. Many annoying people like to stare through the window, and sometimes when I get out from the car, there are people staring for a long time, like they're jealous or something. Anyway, that's not the car's fault LOL.

Another problem is that the leather seats can be quite slippery sometimes, especially when the temperature is cold. The seats, they're super comfortable, but a bit stiff, but it's not too serious.

I also don't like the exterior, which I think is ugly. The front headlights are just too, you know, disproportional. The back light somehow feels like cheapy cars like a Daewoo or something.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th May, 2011

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review