2008 Toyota Camry Reviews - Page 3 of 3

2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance3500 miles
Previous carToyota Tacoma

Summary:

Trustworthy, reliable, economical everyday car

Faults:

Nothing as of yet.

General Comments:

This is my first hybrid after looking into them for several years. I shouldn't have waited so long. Some people think you are missing out on comfort of features in a hybrid vehicle. This is absolutely not the case with a Camry hybrid. This car is loaded, it has everything from a great sound system to bluetooth phone capability.

I am really liking the car more than I thought I would. I am getting 38mpg in a combination of city and highway driving. I can go 550 or so miles on a tank. Every time I fill it up, I literally can't remember the last time I did.

Is this an absolutely perfect car? No, but it's darn close.

The CVT transmission takes some getting used to, it sounds different then a regular trans, there is nothing wrong with it, it is just not what you're used to.

At first, getting used to the hybrid technology and how it works takes some getting used to, but after a short while you will just forget about it and drive the car as you would any other.

The car is kind of plain looking, but it's a Camry, not a Porsche.

I would recommend this car to anyone who is looking for an everyday reliable, comfortable car that gets excellent mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2008

25th Aug 2008, 21:48

To call a car "trustworthy" and "reliable" after owning it for less than a year is a real stretch, especially with a Camry (which has been noted for unreliability and has been dropped from some "recommended" lists). My experience with imports has shown them to be anything but "trustworthy" and "reliable". I hope your Camry is the very rare exception to the rule.

Update us in a couple of years after your $3000 battery packs fail and you've been out $10,000 for a transaxle replacement (there is an Internet article on this).

2008 Toyota Camry XLE 4 CYLINDER from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4 CYLINDER Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired30 miles
Most recent distance20000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Toyota build quality is NOT as good as it is known for

Faults:

The clock panel in the center of the dash kept popping up.

The covers in A-arm on the driver side, and the roof liner are loose.

The cover on the left side of the center console is misaligned.

The front passenger seats have poor leg support for long distance driving.

General Comments:

The car is a four cylinder and the gas mileage is not as good as it should be: 30 mpg, or higher for the highway.

If I were to purchase a new car again, Toyota would not be one of my considerations.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd June, 2008

25th Aug 2008, 21:39

I'm sorry you got taken. People need to do more research before making as large a purchase as a car. Imports no longer are anywhere near as reliable as domestics, and Toyota is pretty much the bottom of the barrel now. Even Hyundai beat out Toyota in a 2006 comparison in Car and Driver, and after Motor Trend made the disastrous decision to name the Camry the 2007 Car of the Year, they quickly realized their mistake (as Camry owners all over America were stranded by defective engines), and in 2008 they named a domestic (Cadillac) as their Car of the Year choice.

The Ford Fusion is the highest rated car ever tested by Consumer Reports (who pulled the "recommended" status of Camry and Tundra V-6's due to poor reliability).

The longest lasting vehicle in an October 2007 Consumer Reports on cars with over 200,000 miles was a Ford Ranger with just shy of HALF A MILLION miles and no problems, while the car with the LOWEST mileage in that article was a Honda Civic. In its true and biased fashion, CR put the picture of the CIVIC on that magazine's cover. It's no wonder the American car buyer is misled.

2008 Toyota Camry CE 2.4L from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.4L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance7000 miles
Previous carChrysler LHS

Summary:

Reliable transportation, just don't get yourself in a bind where you need power

Faults:

Have had to have CD player replaced three times due to CD getting stuck in it. Dealer said I was the only one having this problem, but there are at least 2 blogs about this problem on Internet.

General Comments:

Zero to twenty, hopeless. Otherwise, a great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th March, 2008

16th Mar 2008, 21:30

I agree, the poor little 4 cylinder Camry needs a CALENDAR rather than a stop watch to time it through the quarter mile. It is, after all, just a basic economy appliance. The new V-6 is a little better, and can almost keep up with the new V-6 Fusions and Malibus.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 7 reviews