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Hyundai Azera, Toyota Camry, Sedan
#17 of 46 Re: Azera Limited vs. Camry XLE - please help! [sundevils]
May 19, 2006 (7:01 pm)
Be very careful before buying 2007 Camry. 2006 Toyota Avalon having a white dot in the CR reliability survey is an indication where 2007 Camry will likely be. The 2006 Avalon thread has reported a lot of problems. It is better to read the experience of the existing owners of 2007 Camry for next 6 months - 1 year in Edmunds before buying Camry. There have already been many unhappy faces of 2007 Camry owners since 2007 Camry is one of the three lowest rated midsize sedans by their owners in Edmunds' midsize sedan comparison thread. Learning from other people's bad experience is cheaper and less painful than learning from your own one.
#18 of 46 Re: Azera Limited vs. Camry XLE - please help! [cxc]
May 19, 2006 (8:34 pm)
I concur with the previous post. The Avalons are having major problems with the transmissions. Some kind of a software problem which causes driveability issues. The Avalon owners are not a happy lot these days.
Having owned Toyota's for quite awhile (even had the one and only model of Camry that was diesel--I loved that car, but could not find many people who could work on one and the parts were really hard to find) it will be difficult to steer my wife in another direction.
The Azera looks like a great car as long as the extended warranty is purchased since the long term reliability is still a BIG question mark.
Hope your decision goes smoothly.
#19 of 46 Re: Azera Limited vs. Camry XLE - please help! [sundevils]
May 19, 2006 (10:10 pm)
I have driven 97 Lexus ES300 then switched to 2005 Accord EX-V6 and ended up with 2006 Hyundai Azera limited. ES was a good car but had bad acceleration hesitation. I almost killed myself while passing a truck on uphill road because of the hesitation. After that incident I bought Accord. Accord had better handling and no hesitation issue but built quality was subpar. I didn't expect such a low built quality from Honda. I'm just telling you my story so you could use it as a reference. To make long story short, if you will own your new car for a long time I recommend you to buy an Azera otherwise go with a Camry. Just check 2007 camry board before final decision.
May 20, 2006 (12:12 am)
simply because i still don't like the camry's front end. i just can't get used to it.
#21 of 46 Re: i would buy azera [wolverinejoe80]
May 20, 2006 (9:09 am)
You can't see it when you're driving it!
#22 of 46 Re: Azera Limited vs. Camry XLE - please help! [1fastr]
May 20, 2006 (1:13 pm)
I am in the San Diego area
#23 of 46 Re: Azera or Camry [1fastr]
May 22, 2006 (6:48 am)
Do NOT buy a Hyundai ever!! I bought an '05 Santa Fe LX 4WD last year for $27,000. The Bluebook value is $16,000 for it now, and the dealers only want to give me the "Fair" condition value for trade-in on a car in pristine condition. Every dealer I've been to points to its atrocious re-sale value. Hyundai always has sales left and right and thousands in rebates. This will drive the resale down. So if you buy a Hyundai, I suggest trading it off within 6 months, or unless you plan on having it till its paid off.
May 22, 2006 (4:02 pm)
I think you could ammend that to "Do NOT buy a Hyundai ever (if you don't want to drive it till it's over 6 years old)". The resale is a consideration if you intend to move on to a new car in the near future - again $27,000 to $16,000 in one year is about a 40% hit - but every year beyond that the hit is less dramatic (I mean it can't fall 40% every year, can it? .
#25 of 46 Re: Azera or Camry [jman83]
May 23, 2006 (7:20 am)
The demand for SUV's has decreased as the price of gas has risen.
The Tuscon has a little less cargo room than the Santa Fe and retails for $850 less, thus reducing demand for Santa Fe.
20,000 miles is high milage for a one year old vehicle.
But what about the Azera or Camry? If I were in the market now, I'd take a good look at the Azera. I rode in one once and it seemed like a great car. Quiet, good handling, nice ride and plenty of power. Loads of features.
#26 of 46 Re: Azera or Camry [bhmr59]
May 23, 2006 (1:52 pm)
Yesterday we bought an Azera, though we looked hard at the Camry. For about $2000 less than the well-equipped Camry (V6 XLS, I think) we got the Azera Limited with Ultimate package AND the Hyundai extended warranty (10yr/100K mile bumper to bumper, no deductable). As we like to keep cars for a long time it was the right choice for us.
And power folding side mirrors are fun.