2005 Toyota Camry Reviews - Page 3 of 6

2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L from North America

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.4L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Malibu

Summary:

The 2005 Camry is a great car for someone looking for a well rounded method of transportation

Faults:

Only one thing to date has caused any problems while I've owned the car, 8 months after driving the car.

There was a problem with the shift. There was a plastic piece that helps to engage the changing of gears when using the shift knob; this piece broke and I had to use the override switch at the base of the console next to the shifter to get the car into gear.

I took the car directly to the dealership and they replaced it under warranty, and that is the extent of any problems with the car I've had in the almost 3 years of ownership.

I have not noticed a rattle in the dash, and the steering is 10 times better than the 1998 Malibu I used to drive.

The throttle in the 2005 Camry has been pretty nice, and I do not have any trouble merging into traffic.

I tested the car thoroughly before buying and did give the salesman a little scare, but needed to see if the car would perform as I wanted it to.

The only other thing I can think of is the tires that came on it, 205/60R/15's.

These tires were finished before 20,000 miles. I have since replaced the originals with 16" Aluminum racing wheels, and have gone to a Fusion HRI 205/55R/16 that performs much better and has much better wear life.

I also modified the air intake with a cold air intake system recently, the car has much better response now (something to look into for those who think the car is sluggish).

General Comments:

The 2005 Camry is a great car, although not the fastest, probably because it was built for comfort and not speed.

It is however a car that has get-up and go when you need it.

I bought the car because it is comfortable and I take many trips in the year. Also, it has a lot of room inside for bags or freeloaders; whichever you have on your trip.

The salesmen do a good job of selling the car, but it is ultimately up to you to decide what you want.

If you are looking for a fast sports car or sports sedan, do your research, but if you are looking for a car that is very reliable, great on gas (trip from NC to GA and back on one tank of gas) and a bit of luxury for a great price.

3 years and no rattles, shakes or squeaks from my Camry.

Also, I have raced a little with this car, and more than a few 4cl and 6cl have been humbled by my grocery getter.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2007

2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4 petrol from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.4 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired15 kilometres
Most recent distance45000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Boring and dull

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the car.

General Comments:

Boring car to drive.

Soft brakes.

Sensitive ABS.

Not very comfortable on long distances.

Fuel consumption normal day to day driving city and highway and normal speeds 70L 550km.

Build Quality is poor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th May, 2007

8th May 2007, 18:57

If you want something with flare GM offers the Malibu and Ford offers the Fusion. I think you can get a Fusion with power windows and mirrors for a good price. Other than those two beautiful cars that are the most fun to drive and are faster than anything on the road I would recommend the Honda Accord. They are pricey they sure do last long and look good.

2005 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.4L Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance39000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

An Appliance

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Typical boringly reliable car that has no character drives like an appliance.

No fun to drive.

Has lots of space.

ABS brake system is too sensitive.

Sloppy handling despite the SE suspension.

Needs at least 20 more HP.

Seats do not hold the driver well needs more side bolstering support.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th February, 2007

14th Feb 2007, 18:15

Did you not test drive? Why not get the 6 cylinder? You really can't complain TOO much about not being fun to drive because you opted for the automatic. Buy a v-6 standard shift if you want more of a driving experience.

17th Feb 2007, 18:44

Better yet, buy a Fusion, which handles like a $40,000 sports sedan, has greater reliability and costs LESS than the over-rated and problem-prone Camry. I've driven both, and the Fusion beats the Camry in EVERY respect. Even the highly biased Car and Driver agreed in its comparison of Camry and Fusion last year. Toyota has been plagued by numerous problems lately, so I'd steer clear of them.

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 18 reviews