Last post on Dec 25, 2011 at 2:37 PM
You are in the Toyota Camry
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Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Sedan
#2811 of 2813 All new 2012 Camry releasing in Fall 2011
Jun 30, 2011 (11:54 am)
The all-new 2012 Camry and Camry Hybrid is designed to meet the changing needs of the 21st Century driver, the new Camry will provide technologically advanced features, a contemporary design inside and out, improved performance and refined ride and handling.
#2812 of 2813 Re: All new 2012 Camry releasing in Fall 2011 [sanish]
Jun 30, 2011 (12:30 pm)
Those words could be part of almost every press release for every vehicle sold.
#2813 of 2813 Camry vs Accord
Dec 25, 2011 (2:37 pm)
I have a 2011 Camry base, and am going to drive 2012 Accord LX, and Civic LX sedans to compare. I bought the Camry spur of the moment, good deal. Was always more of a Honda person, as well. Had a new 2010 Prius, but although I thought it was cool, and I liked it, it got boring to drive. Also, didn't get the advertised 50mpg in the winter when I bought it. Traded it for a 2010 Golf, which I liked. VW under-promises on the gas milage, then over-delivers, Toyota over-promises, then under-delivers. My Camry is rated 32mpg on the highway, I got 28 on a seven hour highway drive, and I'm usually above the curve, milage-wise. Disappointing. They are also hard to deal with, if you have a complaint. Just like GM. I had a 2004 Impala new, and the trans went at 100,000 miles! No help from GM, although all kinds of other owners had the same problem. Honda was just the opposite. 1996 Civic DX coupe with manual transmission. Put 273,000 miles on it, original clutch. Had problems, but Honda by and large fixed them, even outside of warrantee. Honda has lease deals right now that would substantially lower my monthly payments, and I agree that the Hondas can be more engaging to drive. The fit-and-finish issue I think is valid as well, but I'm wondering if the Camry might not be more trouble-free to drive over the long haul, and then I'd own it, vs having to make other arrangements when the Honda lease would be up. It's actually kind of nice not to have such an engaging vehicle to drive sometimes, just something relaxed, and easy. There is something likable about the Camry that's not perfect, but hard to put into words. It's easy to live with, and I suspect I may have less maintenance problems with it that the Hondas. Still, I'm going to drive them just to compare, but I suspect I'll keep my imperfect Camry, Toyota, and all.