2007 Toyota Camry LE w/ alloy wheel package 2.4 VVT-i 4 cylinder 5 speed from North America
Very Pleased :)
The first night we had it, a mud flap came loose on the interstate and one of the screws from it caused a minor leak in one of the rear tires. Both of these issues were resolved the next day by the dealer.
There is a slight hesitation that comes and goes when accelerating. This will be addressed at the first oil change.
Absolutely nothing else so far.
This car will spoil you rotten!! I recently drove it for about five hours WITHOUT stopping and did not get tired at all. This car rides about as heavenly as the previous-generation Avalon.
The performance is very respectable, the four cylinder moves about as eagerly as our Buick Regal that had a 3.8 V6. Fuel economy is about the same as that car so far at an average of 26 MPG. This VVT-i engine makes a very racy sound when you stomp the gas pedal to pass someone and it moves on around them with authority, not leaving you out in oncoming traffic.
This car has everything that our Regal had except for leather seats, which we do not really care about one way or the other. The only things that the Regal had that I sort of wish this car has are fog lights, sport body moldings, and sport suspension. That said, this stuff is available, we just did not want to pay the large premium for the Camry SE V6 on the lot that had all of that.
One gripe I have is the dash lighting. The center stack lights up in teal at night, the gauges are a whitish-blue, and the other controls are green. These are all pleasant colors, but the fact that they do not match is kind of weird, and the center teal stack is a little intense at night.
It's hard to imagine much more car for the money, especially given the trusty Toyota pedigree. If this car is as perfectly reliable as our Regal was, which it should be since it is a Toyota, then we are in for a real treat!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th September, 2007
8th Sep 2007, 17:02
I can't imagine trading in my Buick for a Toyota. Talk about trading down. I am grateful I live in Indiana where I don't have to see too many of these cars on the road. We Hoosiers still purchase 80% domestic. I am proud of that statistic, but I wish it were still true of the rest of our nation.