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#5 of 54 Re: Need help in determining which Camry. Help.. [kiawah]
Jun 07, 2007 (12:36 pm)
Thank you again. But basically, it's just a 4 cy vs. 6 cy lined up differently. I4 still gets better gas mileage than the v6, correct?
#6 of 54 Re: Need help in determining which Camry. Help.. [xplyboy]
Jun 07, 2007 (12:44 pm)
Well yes, although the V6 has been reported to get very good mileage as well. The 4 cylinder has a 5 speed auto transmission (assume you are getting an auto), and the 6 cylinder has a 6 speed auto transmission.
6 cylinder engine costs more to buy.
The 4 cylinder LE is the standard, high-volume Camry.
#7 of 54 Re: Need help in determining which Camry. Help.. [xplyboy]
Jun 07, 2007 (4:45 pm)
My daughter has a '99 Camry LE (4 cyl). She goes to a college 500 miles from home so it has been on many highway trips. It's been a wonderful car and gets 30 mpg or better on the highway. I think it would do fine for you. It's not a sports car but it has plenty of acceleration for what it needs and gets better gas mileage than the V6.
The LE has lots of creature comforts too -- like power seats, nice CD player, and such.
#8 of 54 CE or LE
Jun 19, 2007 (3:05 pm)
Hi, I am looking to purchase a new vehicle soon. The Camry is on my short list along with the Accord and Altima. I am test driving a Camry this Friday and am debating between the CE or LE trim. I am thinking the LE will be adequate - I like that it has keyless entry and power seat. I have read a lot of reviews about the Camry and frankly, I'm worried. It sounds like there were problems with earlier builds and that perhaps these issues have been ironed out with more recently builds. I don't know. In any case, what sorts of things should I be looking out for when I do my test drive on Friday? I have owned 2 Camry's prior to my current vehicle (Acura) and it sounds like quality has been slipping.
#9 of 54 Re: CE or LE [olemed]
Jun 19, 2007 (5:58 pm)
I'd go with the LE. My new Camry is awesome. Its my first car to have keyless entry and power driver's seat (I'm 23). The drivers seat is very comfortable and you can adjust the lumbar support.
I got the JBL stereo and the moonroof package. If you are an audiophile, check out the upgraded stereo. Its it incredible.
As far a build quality. You can ask almost anyone with a new car and they will tell you about a "problem" or two. It is in the mind of the beholder. My car is perfect. There was a TSB available to me, so I had the dealer perform it and now the vehicle performs even better.
I would voice your concerns to the salesperson and see what he or she has to say. Judge whether or not they are being honest and the quality of their answers. Ask what the dealer will do if you experience any problems and get their "responses" in writing.
Others have voiced concerns about the Accord and Altima, so definitely do your research. Do multiple test drives and find a dealer that has a great reputation for excellent customer service. Also, keep in mind most people come to these discussion boards to gripe and complain about their cars, definitely not a representative sample of owners. A larger majority of people don't come to these sites and say "My Camry rocks."
Also, people fill out "fake" Camry evaluations on here and yahoo autos. I can tell because people are describing problems that the dealer can fix under factory warranty or the problem has been fixed in newer builds.
#10 of 54 Re: CE or LE [stlpike07]
Jun 20, 2007 (5:35 am)
Thanks, I appreciate your insight. I have done so much research on all these cars that I feel as thought my head is going to explode. But in the end, I know it'll pay off.
#11 of 54 Re: CE or LE [stlpike07]
Jun 21, 2007 (7:36 pm)
I agree, my CE is perfect. I got the CE because I did not want to pay the extra $1,200 for a power seat and keyless.
#12 of 54 Camry LE or SE
Jun 22, 2007 (7:29 am)
I'm probably going to buy a camry soon and was debating between the 2007 LE and SE. This is my first time buying a new car. Let me know your experiences, good and bad! Thanks for your insight!
#13 of 54 Re: Camry LE or SE [redrose85]
Jun 24, 2007 (3:01 pm)
I test drove the LE and found it nice but boring. Test drove the SE and it was fun!! The handling was a lot tighter with the SE. LE was just lumpy and boring to me, but that's just me.
In the end, I decided to go with the Accord. I test drove it before the Camry and found its handling to be superb. Yes, the ride is going to be firmer and some might even say harsher but I liked it. I like feeling connected to the road and don't mind it so much. The Camry, as nice and tempting as the soft ride was, was just not for me. I honestly would have gone for the SE but the Accord is a better deal for me financially.
#14 of 54 4cyl Camry for all highway driving
Jun 24, 2007 (12:23 pm)
How well is a 4cyl Camry going to hold up for all
highway driving? We'll be doing about 90 miles per day on the car, with about 80 of that highway. The highway is pretty much flat in this area.