18th Jan 2007, 21:03
Welcome to the Wonderful World of "Toyota Quality". The Ford Fusion would have cost much less and had NONE of the problems you encountered. It's also rated better in reliability than Camry or Accord (not to mention the disastrously unreliable Nissans). Sorry you fell for ad hype and myths.
19th Jan 2007, 09:00
How is the Camry slow? It has 0 - 60 times that would have been considered exceptional just 20 years ago.
And I would check the 0 - 60 times of all these wonderful SUVs. Heck, the "small" LR3 (Freelander replacement) only does 0 -60 in about 9 seconds, while sucking a ton of gas.
19th Jan 2007, 11:09
Comparing a plain-Jane commuter sedan to a luxury SUV? What is the point of that? People who buy SUVs and trucks don't care the slightest about 0-60 times, unless they buy a Hemi Grand Cherokee.
19th Jan 2007, 12:23
Well, the reality is you're right.
BUT on all these boards where SUVs are brought up all the pro-SUV posters keep saying is how slooooooow these "imports" are and it's simply not the case.
I have a 103 hp manual Aveo and I blow everyone away at the light. Not because my car is fast, but because these SUV drivers are too busy on the phone or checking their makeup. They don't care about going fast or handling or any of the other claims people here make.
19th Jan 2007, 13:18
The Porche Cayenne especially Turbo and the Chevrolet 395 hp 2007 SS Trail Blazer SUV owners certainly care... otherwise we would buy the sluggish models.
19th Jan 2007, 15:45
SUV's are not all slow. There is no car in Honda or Toyota's entire line that will come close to a Trailblazer SS or Hemi Durango in acceleration. Even the basic inline 6 Trailblazer is faster 0-60 than the '06 Camry's with the V-6.
As for fuel mileage, no SUV does very well, but the basic Trailblazers, Envoys and Rainiers will best the Highlander V-6 in fuel economy as well as blowing it off the road in sheer performance.
30th Jan 2007, 19:51
Theres a couple people right now having issues with this same model on Car Survey. There should be no fear only confidence if the vehicle is without reproach. No one manufacturer is perfect and none of them sit idly by year after year. I was once blindsighted buying the same import not once, but again and got burned. My own fault for not looking and buying a brand. Never again. I now own a domestic... I hope others take the time and not be blind and just buy a name.
31st Jan 2007, 05:25
Like I said, no one here wants to hear about the Ford junk you drive. AGAIN, this site is about the Toyota Camry, so keep telling yourself your domestic car is good, maybe someone somewhere else will believe you. Not here.
31st Jan 2007, 10:00
Can you get 5:25 a personal email address... hes not into group surveys or discussions...
31st Jan 2007, 14:44
Please, discuss all you like, as long as it's about a 2006 Toyota Camry, and not a Ford Fusion. There's a thread for that; look under "Ford Fusion".
31st Jan 2007, 17:04
Please compare a 2006 Toyota to any 2006 vehicle especially domestic or any you wish to compare it to. As long as you have personal first hand driving comparisons not armchair reading. Thanks in advance.
31st Jan 2007, 20:45
Wrong. This site is about reviewing vehicles. What YOUR experience with an '06 Camry is or was. If you have none, then you have no reason to comment here. It's not about comparing a Camry to anything except maybe an earlier Camry. As I said earlier, no one here cares about shoddy domestic vehicles. We can all go to the Ford sites if we want to read about them. Now, back to the Camry. Personally, although the usual Toyota quality is still unmatched, I wish that these cars did not keep growing larger and larger. I personally feel that the "less is more", (when it comes to size) attitude that made Toyota the best should continue. These newer Camry's may look a little sharper than some of the older ones, but let's not sacrifice the gas mileage that they used to get. Other than the size issue, I think that the Camry is still maybe the best car on the road, other than possibly a Honda Civic. You win either way; these are the two best selling cars in the U.S., and for good reasons.
1st Feb 2007, 07:00
You only win if you are unbiased and review and test drive all given vehicles in the price range you are considering. Please open your shutters a bit... I have owned this model and others at the same time.
1st Feb 2007, 09:14
Please explain what you mean by "unbiased". This term is impossible to use when discussing cars. At the VERY least different people have different expectations of cars. Many posters on this site buy used cars that are extremely reliable IF you can work on them yourself, yet they take it to a mechanic and spend thousands. They complain the car is awful and always in the shop, yet those who work on the car claim it's the best car made.
Another is what you are looking for in a vehicle. I personally detest any car that has a floaty feel or is non-sporty. So I am biased in that direction. Most people like the floating non-sport feel (as evidenced by SUV and Camry/Accord sales) so therefore they would be biased against such a car as a Miata, Porsche, or even a Mazda 3 (an extremely fun car to drive).
Even within this midsize car segment there are variations, the Mazda6 being a prime example.
1st Feb 2007, 18:09
Since the Ford Fusion is now rated as a better value and more reliable than Camry I'm sure Camry fans DON'T want to hear about it!!
4th Feb 2007, 15:16
I thought it was the Mazdaspeed six that was sporty. I do not think you can buy any ordinary Mazda Six and beat an Accord in sportiness. I have driven the New Accord and it is faster than your regular '6 with a slush box.
4th Feb 2007, 15:17
OH NO!! Enterprise just entered in an order for 10,000 extra Fusions! I guess the "Way Forward" plan is taking shape!
4th Feb 2007, 16:19
Sporty does not mean speed exclusively. Mazdas are sportier cars than Toyotas or Hondas, which means they handle better out of the box. Most American buyers like floaty cars, so the Camry and the Accord are more tuned towards that end.
4th Feb 2007, 19:23
9:14...The best way is having a car you have no financial interest in. A company car for example. I have had new ones every couple years. By driving them every day since they were new up to 60,000 miles I feel I can give an unbiased review. I will just get another and walk away. There are people on here however that buy a label... defend it to the hilt and can accept zero objective comments. No one wants to look foolish and vehicles are expensive. Its inevitable imports vs. domestics on here. The part that gets me is that neither one actually pays for your vehicle. I could care less who buys 10,000 cars... and they are not losing sleep over my new vehicles. I wonder why people worry over this stuff. Go out and test drive 7 or 8 new vehicles.... really like what you are driving and not grieve over a rental fleet.