2008 Toyota Camry LE 2.4 from North America
Good commuter, good gas mileage
The car has been great, however recently at around 48000 miles, my driver's side sun visor broke. It actually had to be removed, because it was dangling in front of me, blocking my view of the highway.
I am the original owner and the only driver, so I know the way the car is treated. I have a 01 Ford F250 with over a 100K on it, and guess what? No problems, and the sun visor still works. And I have been hard on that vehicle as a work horse. That's OK though, things are poorly designed, however the problem I have is that Toyota will not back up poor workmanship and replace the visor.
So due to poor service, I won't be buying another Toyota. Hyundai offers a 100K mile warranty. I think I'll buy one of those for my next commuter. It's not like I'm asking for a new transmission. They lost a great customer over a sun visor. Poor management.
The car was good. Horrible customer care and service. If they cared, they would stand behind poor workmanship. The sun visor was made out of weak, brittle plastic.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th July, 2011
20th Jul 2011, 16:40
I totally agree with the comment/complaint, for I have experienced the same thing (Camry 2008), and I almost got into an accident just trying to fix it. I went to a Toyota and ask them to replace or maybe repair it, but they said it's out of warranty, and yet it's only a month beyond three years, and the mileage is not even 50,000 yet. I have been a loyal Toyota customer, but not anymore; might as well switch to Honda, since their service is a lot better, and more consideration is given to the customer. I know, for I have a Honda also.
30th Nov 2012, 15:33
I had bad luck with Toyota and Honda after 2000. We bought a Mazda 6 and a Mazda 3 Touring. Even the 3 model is loaded with amenities. I recommend the Touring vs the new Sport model. It's amazing for its size.