13th Oct 2007, 11:42
I have a 2007 Camry XLE. I bought it July 2006. I ordered the car from the dealership with all the options I wanted. It came straight from the port in Houston, TX. When I picked the car up it had 9 miles on it. Starting this October of 2007, the check VSC System light has come on. I have taken it to the dealer twice already. The first time they replaced the computer, the second time it was a sensor. They seemed puzzled by this also. Well, it has started happening again. I am about to take it in for a third time. These visits have been with in a few days of one another. Anybody else have the same problem? If so, was there a true solution to the problem. Did your dealership really know what caused this?
Stephanie in Texas.
21st Oct 2007, 12:02
17:58 The Corolla is as safe as any other car out there. Much safer than almost anything larger, such as a big, top heavy SUV's with a high center of gravity.
The Corolla is probably THE best car on the road today; it's proven for years to be rock solid reliable without a doubt, as well as being in the top 2 or 3 non-hybrid, gasoline engine cars in the world for gas mileage. It is the best selling nameplate in history for these reasons and many others, one of them being that Toyota makes it, and that equates to high quality.
It is everything a car should be; simple, efficient, well built transportation that will most likely get you 300,000 miles at least if you change oil and do regular maintenance.
Don't knock the Corolla, all other manufacturers would be thrilled to have accomplished with any car what Toyota has done with the Corolla.
21st Oct 2007, 17:36
It just seems like you bought a Lemon, I have the gold colored 2007 Camry XLE, and it's been the best car I've had in years. Good gas mileage, a mean 270 HP engine, and very sleek looking. I've had no problems whatsoever.
22nd Oct 2007, 17:52
Wonder why Toyota has the best reliability? A: The shortest warranty in the 90's!! Survey say: Owners goes to independent mechanics for the basic maintenance to avoid prohibitive cost at the dealership! Basically, a Jeep with a 7 year warranty will offer more datas to the reviewers. With today standards, a single bug is elevated to the Unreliable Status. Remember that long term Bumper to Bumper coverage was not offered by insurance company for a Japanese car because of uncertain durability... Now that they master our technology, doors are open.
29th Oct 2007, 19:10
Why perpetuate the myth?
My son owns a 2002 Hyundai Elantra with 312k on the clock. You want real value, buy an Elantra. Personally, I owned a 1989 4 cyl Dodge Spirit and put 325k on it. One of the best cars I've owned. I've owned three Toyota's, Tercel, Corolla and a Camry and not one of them measured up to the Dodge. Toyota's are real expensive to repair, believe me I know.
I just dumped a 2002 Kia Sedona, the all time worst car I've owned next to a 1993 Ford Taurus that died at 160k. Like I said at the beginning, buy an Elantra, it's better than any Toyota today. Come to think of it, so is a Taurus.
21st Nov 2007, 14:10
I really got a great laugh out of comment 19:10. THANK YOU!! It reminded me of my experience test-driving a 2003 Kia Sedona in early 2003. I loved the looks, loved the price and decided I wanted one. I got in the car for the test drive and made it all of a half mile before the engine died. I coasted into the turn lane. The salesman (who new NOTHING about cars) called the dealership to send a service tech down to help us. He arrived, shook his head and said "Uhhh...I don't know ANYTHING about these Sedonas" (a VERY confidence inducing statement to a prospective buyer!!). He then called for a tow truck. My wife and I went on to test drive a Toyota Highlander (a Camry with a fat SUV body), which had interior trim pieces falling off, lurched wildly upon braking and had less power than a 4-cylinder compact (and it was a V-6). We ended up with a new GM SUV and after 4 years it is flawless. Never a single problem.
24th Nov 2007, 20:25
Do you have that GM SUV that is considered to be one of the most dangerous and poorly built? i.e. the Trailblazer, Envoy? What trim pieces fell off, because from my experience with GM, most of the trim pieces fell off?
25th Nov 2007, 10:33
I have a 2006 Trailblazer SS and none of the trim has fallen off with no issues since purchased new. Its not bad although its not a Porsche Cayenne... if you want a good import SUV.
28th Nov 2007, 00:04
My brother-in-law is a doctor who must be on emergency call and able to respond to calls at a moment's notice in any type of weather. It is a requirement of his medical group that he own a very reliable 4-wheel drive vehicle. In 2002 he purchased a Chevy Trailblazer. After well over 100,000 miles with nary a problem he has recently replaced it with another Trailblazer. My wife is also in the medical profession and her choice is a GMC Envoy. To date hers has 60,000 miles with never one problem... and no trim has ever fallen off either!!
28th Nov 2007, 06:04
10:33 No, a rickety GM Trailblazer surely is decades behind a Porsche Cayenne, just as it is decades behind a Toyota Highlander. Blazers and Trailblazers are some of the WORST vehicles GM has ever made.
28th Nov 2007, 15:16
Never mind that the Porsche Cayenne and Toyota Highlander are not even remotely in the same class, but neither are either of them an actual 4x4. The Trailblazer may not be fancy or fast, but it's at least a 4x4. The Highlander is a glorified grocery-getter.
28th Nov 2007, 19:24
I doubt you have ever been in a new Trailblazer SS with the LS2 Vette Motor. 0-60 in 6.3 sec and easily attainable speed limiter kicking in at 130 mph, which will keep you right next to the new Hemi Charger. This is one very fast and great handling SUV.
The suspension is not "rickety" tuned with factory Bilsteins, 20" Goodyears, Eaton limited slip and Vette Z51 brakes.
The Cayenne is a great choice as well and look at the price. Not seeing any awe inspiring SUV from Toyota that can even be discussed that are even in the same league. To date I have had no serious issues whatsover, with a lot of warranty left on my GM.
29th Nov 2007, 22:32
I have a Toyota Camry 2007 XLE. We had it about two months before we noticed that the transmission was acting up. The car engine would surge, yet loose power at the same time. We took it in to the dealer and of course we were told, there's nothing wrong. I insisted they bring in a Toyota Rep (a mechanic that specializes (which many of the 2007 have). They replaced the transmission, and within a month of that, we were right back where we started. Also, we had a wheel bearing replacement at two months as well. Again, we had to insist they get to the bottom of the noise issue we were having, they insisted it was the low profile tires (which they installed prior to our purchase). You have to really push to get your issues resolved. Besides these things, we have really liked the car and it's features.