Whatever size the engine is, most 4s out there are faster. The Camry V-6 is not exactly a racing engine.
Looking at the comments on the various Toyotas I notice that there are brake problems, air bag problems and sticking accelerator problems. I don't know which is scarier: That there are thousands of these dangerous and unsafe vehicles on our roads or that people still buy these things.
The Camry (as well as everything else in the Toyota line up) has been grossly over rated for years. I appreciate the honesty of Toyota owners who dare to blaspheme the "religion" of Japanese car superiority by honestly reporting their experiences with these unsafe and unreliable vehicles. A perusal of the comments on the Camry and Highlander sites, as well as all the current news stories about Toyota's problems with bad air bags, sticking accelerators, bad brakes and faulty transmissions is ample evidence that domestics are vastly superior and a far better (and safer) alternative.
Toyota denies any problems with the drive by wire system. If you don't want to be stuck with a car that you don't like, rent one for a week and you will experience the jerky shifting for yourself.
You solve the drive by wire tranny problem by going to a 5 speed M/T... Not acceptable to most people, I realize. But I had zero problems. I don't think I will ever own a auto again, precisely due to these horror stories.
"My advice is wait till they have all the bugs out of the drive by wire systems."
Most manufacturers have used this system the last 10 years, and hundreds of millions of cars around the world have this system, which is completely superior to the old cable system with a position sensor usually located on the injection body. What they've basically done is to move this position sensor to below your feet instead of inside the engine compartment indirectly connected via a cable.
Think rationally: Does this seem to be a worse system? All I can say, the error (if any) is elsewhere. Drive by wire systems are the fastest systems around. They've used this in Formula 1 racing for almost 20 years because it gives the fastest and most precise measurement.
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