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#91 of 262 Not Impressed
Nov 13, 2011 (9:51 pm)
My Maxima lease is coming up soon, so I looked at the 2012 Camry this weekend out of curiosity. It was a loaded XLE V6. The initial impression from the exterior is that of a small car, and a pretty boring one at that. It looks more of an update to the 2002 Camry than the previous bulbous generation.
Hyundai, Kia and just about every other manufacturer must be laughing at Toyota's "latest". Heck, even the soon to be replaced Altima and Mazda 6 look and feel more upscale than this, and the Hyundai and Kia designs just blow it away.
Nothing looks premium or particularly special in the Camry. I didn't like the interior either. The material quality appears better than the previous generation, but the dynamics and aesthetics are very truck-like. The blocky dashboard and segmented areas look like a pickup interior. Nothing special whatsoever and certainly nothing to suggest anything approaching a "cheap Lexus". Just a gussied-up middle-market car.
I looked at the sticker and laughed... $33,000 !!!! No thanks, I'll keep my Maxima. I didn't even bother driving the Camry.
As I climbed back into the sexy, sinewy, feline lines of my snickering Maxima, the Germanic-like thunk of the door and the high quality two tone cockpit interior with perforated leather seats felt several classes above the Camry, at around the same price.
Boy, Toyota really lost it this time.. and to think, I used to drive Avalons.
#92 of 262 The camry 2011 XLE V6 better than 2012 XLE V6
Nov 14, 2011 (11:08 pm)
The interior of the XLE V6 2012 looks like a Ford product which is of low quality. I just brought a Toyota Camry 2011 XLE V6 for $25,000 OTD with 8.75% taxes included in New Orleans. I am surprised that the 2011 Camry XLE V6 was alot smoother than the 2012 Camry XLE V6. The ride quality for the 2012 was bumpy even when i corrected the tire pressure to factory setting at 33psi. The 2012 has a few more gadgets and a tighter turning radius but that it. The 2011 had a better quality build to it and the 2011 rides smoother than the 2012.
I really wanted to buy the 2012 Camry for the new look but the 2011 had a nicer ride.
Nov 18, 2011 (11:55 am)
I'll bet the reliability of Toyota products blows away those of any VW product hands down. Every manufacturer will have some problem cars, especially with a first yer model, so to make any blanket statement is just idiotic! I'd bet the JD Powers reliability figures place Toyota way above VW and many other brands. Just to be sure, I did test drive a new Jetta SE a few weeks ago and it was just...well, o k. The interior is definitely decontented as compared to the last generation and it drove just like the Ford Focus I had driven an hour previously. But was not an impressive car in any area...my current Civic felt more peppy even with it's smaller engine!
Will definitely have the wife try the Jetta but just don't think we'll even consider a purchase...just don't trust any VW product. And coming from our super reliable Mazda, think we'll stick with a foreign brand again unless the new Buick Verano really blows our socks off...and hoping it does as I really love the looks of it, even more than the Elantra.
#94 of 262 Re: 2012 Camry is a DEATH TRAP!!!!!!!!! [mcdawgg]
Nov 19, 2011 (8:31 am)
My wife's 04 Sienna had similar issue with the left steering sensor, which caused the complete lost of steering. Was just out of warranty and cost $600+. The van has been OK since.
#95 of 262 Mileage of 2012 Camry, only 25MPG?
Nov 19, 2011 (8:33 am)
I got only 25 MPG from my new 2012 Camry LE on 50%city+50%highway, though the highway is congested. It this normal? I do drive a bit "eager", but not like a maniac. I wonder if there is anything wrong with the car, or my driving.
#96 of 262 Re: Mileage of 2012 Camry, only 25MPG? [look4deal1]
Nov 20, 2011 (6:07 am)
A "congested" highway, and 50% city, and "eager" driving? I'd say the car is fine.
#97 of 262 Re: 2012 Camry is a DEATH TRAP!!!!!!!!! [look4deal1]
Nov 20, 2011 (6:08 am)
A 2004 Sienna had electric power steering, or hydraulic??
#98 of 262 Re: 2012 Camry is a DEATH TRAP!!!!!!!!! [mcdawgg]
Nov 20, 2011 (6:56 am)
Don't know either electric or hydraulic. But it's the sensor, which cost 600+.
#99 of 262 Re: Any Hard Drive Storage for Audio on the XLE? [zhelder]
Nov 27, 2011 (8:08 pm)
I just got my 2012 this weekend. Love the entune system, but you are right, it totally drains my droid's battery whether I am playing the music on my cell or not.
I have a Zune player rather than the ubiquitous ipod and it does not appear to be compatible except through the auxillary port, but I have to crank the volume up to the max because the sound is so weak. I read that the max number of files and folders it will recognize is 999. Since I have 12,000 songs on my Zune, that could be my problem.
Your best bet is to copy your favorite mp3s onto a jump drive and plug it into the USB port. I did this and it worked like a charm. Sound quality was excellent. If your music is on the Cloud, just make sure your phone is plugged in to the charger to keep the batteries going.
#100 of 262 Re: 2012 Camry LE weird sound [camry2012]
Dec 01, 2011 (12:47 pm)
I have the same problem. boughat 2012 Camry SE on Nov 21 and very weird noise comiong from driver side top corner.
took it to dealership and they said they can hear nothing. for them there is no noise. took it to another dealership they said there is no noise. have no idea what to do. for sure this is my last Toyota ever. Toyota quality is not the same as before they go for quantity rather than quality. very disapointed.