Toyota Camry is one of the best-selling, and thus most common cars in the market. It’s not one we would’ve picked first, for ourselves. The styling isn’t one to write home, or text anyone about, and it’s not like you’ll stand out. In fact, it’s likely you’ll try getting into someone else’s Camry when you’re in the parking lot. Yes, this has happened to my husband on multiple occasions.
A couple years ago when we were searching for a car to lease, replacing my husband’s Infiniti G37, we knew we wanted to go more economical, both with price, and with gas mileage. We had the field narrowed down to the Hyundai Sonata and Toyota Camry. My husband was more keen on the Hyundai because of the styling, power, and overall handling that Hyundai has greatly improved upon.
All it came down to was price. Frankly, the Toyota dealership we worked with, beat Hyundai on price, and we’ve been impressed by the service we’ve received.
Against our wishes we have fallen in love with our homely, Camry. The leather seats are soft and cushioned. Toyota cars have a silky, smooth suspension. It’s comfortable riding in it, driving it, sleeping in it. They’re dependable cars. They won’t be flashy, but the power in our engine makes it easy to gas it, when we often feel the need for speed.
I admit, I didn’t expect how roomy the interior of the Camry would be. I didn’t anticipate how large the trunk space would be either. I can easily hit up Costco with the kids and not worry about where to put my bulk goods.
The navigation system takes some getting used to. The back-up camera is easy to use, although I do prefer the grid system that my Kia Sportage has. I am a bit hampered by my lack of depth perception. I have noticed that the 2012 Camry does include grid lines in their back up camera. Yay!
If you’re looking for an economical, dependable, comfortable ride, and Toyota is offering a great deal, I’d jump
on in it.
A couple weeks ago I drove my husband’s car all week, as it needed to get an oil change. I ended up keeping it a few days longer, because we were both too lazy to switch the car seats out immediately. I honestly, enjoyed my anonymous time with the nondescript Camry.
I also appreciate that Toyota offers regular maintenance, oil changes, free of charge. Our dealership is efficient, easy to schedule and has a great waiting area while the car is serviced. There’s a reason why Toyota makes bank when it comes to sales. They have it down in dependability and service.
Remember that commercial back in the 80s-90s? “I love what you do for me. Toyota!” If Toyota asked me, I would jump in the air for them.
The opinions expressed in this post are all mine. I am not being paid, or sponsored by Toyota. I just really like cars.