15th Jan 2013, 15:55

I was recently car shopping with a friend, who was looking to get out of his awful four year old Toyota and into a real car. We looked at a GM dealer, and I was also blown away by the awesome new Buicks. They are very sporty and well-built cars. My friend ended up buying a Ford, which is also a great car, but the new GM vehicles are really nice.

5th Jan 2014, 16:53

I am an owner of an LE 4 cylinder Camry 2010, and have to agree, this car with its synthetic leather bucket seats is horrid when it comes to comfort.

6th Jan 2014, 08:29

With styling and advanced ergonomics, you typically hate driving your old car home. I thought my car looked new til I test drove some new ones. I buy every 3-4 years. I don't have warranty issues, as I don't keep them with high mileage. It's true driving should be fun. I am amazed with the new performance on newer domestics. 0-60 in 5 seconds is almost commonplace. And better ride and handling characteristics.

6th Jan 2014, 10:46

In my family my Mom, Aunt, and an Uncle own Camrys, and these range in age from around 2005-2010 or so. They had owned Camrys before too, and their experience with them have been the same as before: The cars are reliable and run for a decade or more without any major issue.

As far as how exciting these cars are, they were never exciting anyway. My mom has an '85 Camry and it was basically a box on wheels. Still - it ran for 250,000 miles at a time when you were lucky to get 100k out of a car. That is why these cars sell so well. They have been more or less the gold standard of reliability for over 30 years, and when people place importance on a car purchase, they generally want a brand and model that has a proven pedigree of reliable service.

7th Jan 2014, 22:30

"0-60 in 5 seconds is almost commonplace."

For the average family car? Right...

8th Jan 2014, 09:06

My Acura TL basic stock 4 door family sedan did 0-60 5 seconds. My new Corvette does it in 3.9 seconds.

8th Jan 2014, 15:47

Only a handful of cars do 0-60 in 5 seconds. Virtually no midsized sedans or full sized sedans do this except for the new Chevy SS model and the Cadillac CTS.

13th Jan 2014, 14:44

Those are the handful for me.