2006 Toyota Camry 4 cylinder from North America
Serious design flaw on the engine
A/C control panel needed replacement around 55,000 miles.
But that's nothing compared to the current problem I have at the currant mileage. A BLOWN HEAD GASKET!
This is due to the coolant thermostat housing tube being made of plastic, which cracked while driving on the interstate, spewing out all the coolant, and overheating bad enough to where the head gasket blew.
For Toyota's sake, I hope that they improve design flaws like this.
I never had a head gasket problem on any other car that I have owned.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th August, 2011
29th Aug 2011, 10:04
Yet another fine example of a 2006 Camry. Mine had lots of problems, that's why I traded it in.
30th Aug 2011, 21:28
Browsing the 2006 Camry reviews shows nothing but frownie faces. Then in 2007, things got even worse, and Consumer Reports was later forced to revoke their "recommended" rating and offer an apology to their readers. Personally, I have never regarded Toyota as a good car. Now it's obvious they aren't. Ford and GM are building far better cars now than any Japanese company.
31st Aug 2011, 12:10
You are not telling me anything I don't know; my new Fusion puts my old 2006 Camry to shame.
1st Sep 2011, 07:26
Good luck to you and your Mexican built Fusion. I really would prefer to support the U.S. economy by buying a U.S. built car, like the Camry.
1st Sep 2011, 08:44
Who cares where the car is built, it is still better than a Camry.
1st Sep 2011, 10:05
I would rather buy from a corporate manufacturer based in America, that keeps a larger percent of the profits here than overseas.
2nd Sep 2011, 22:57
I don't know about you, but buying a car for me is different from helping a charity. I want the best my money can buy, and for sure Toyota is not that one. Now my wife and me are driving a Ford and a Hyundai, and are really happy to get rid of our problematic Camry & Corolla.