Toyota Camry: Reliable, but bland
The right-front window came out of the track, damaging it.
The driver door handle broke, but still works.
There is separation in one area of the carpet, and in the front doors, but it is minor and does not interfere with everyday use.
Outside, the design is simple and clean, but boring.
Under hood, the layout is generic, but fluids are easy to check, thanks to well-placed and clearly-labeled dipsticks and reservoirs.
Inside, the design is not exciting, but the back seat is roomier than a Honda Accors. Fit and finish are much better than a Honda Accord, as well. Seats are supportive and comfortable, even on trips. The ride is well-isolated and silent at a cost to steering and handling crispness. A pair of deep, sturdy cup holders serves the front, while a flimsy, but functional pair do duty in the rear.
Four-cylinder performance is not hair-raising, but is more than adequate for a car in this class.
The trunk is roomy and functional. A lined trunk-lid, 60/40 split folding rear seat, and full-size spare tire are nice touches. Bottom line: if you just need a point A to point B family car, this is your best bet. However, if you want a car with emotion, your money would be better spent on a Volkswagen Passat.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th October, 2004