2005 Toyota Camry LE 4 Cylinder from North America
Good car in need of more attention to detail
Some rattling from the rear window for the first 500 miles.
The Camry handles like a sports car. However as a result the ride is a little stiffer than I expected. But, when you drive in NYC, handling is by far more important. The 4 cyl. engine is peppy, but still a little underpowered for the size of the car. It's big and very roomy. It looks to be about the same size as my boss' Grand Marquis. The brakes vibrate a little in hard stops. And it's lacking finish on some minor details. The paint underneath the doors seems a little rough. And the paint on the bumpers chip very easily. I drive on average about 20,000 miles a year and was looking for mechanical reliability. Sure I could have bought a nicer looking American car, but is it going to run at 100,000 miles. My previous cars (of which all three where American) all seemed to fall apart at 100,000 miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th July, 2005
6th Aug 2005, 20:37
Yes, an American car will run well past 100,000 miles as I have 130,000 on my 87 Buick V-6 3.8L Why would I buy a Camry for $27,000 when I can get a FULLY loaded Ford Taurus, made for the last 20 years, for 19,995 with this employee pricing in effect? I would rather have a Chevy Impala LS 3.8 for 20,000 as well!
Toyota's are good, but the value NOW is in certain US brand vehicles...Taurus,500,Buick Lacrosse, Ford Crown Victoria, Chevy Impala, Buick Park Avenue and Lesabre and Chrsyler 300M!