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Old 01-04-2013, 06:59 AM
 
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I have enough money to either buy a 05 or 06 camry with lower miles, or a 07 camry with higher miles.

so, if you have a 02-06 camry, or the never generation (07-11) this is for you.



do you like the quietness while on the highway?


if you have both generations of the carmy, which one is quieter? im betting on the 07 since its newer.



I have been driving small cars all my life, i want to upgrade to something quieter and more comfortable. I hate the road noise on the highway of small cars! I have thought about 03-07 accords but i sat in them before, they are also loud on the highway.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:50 AM
 
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I have enough money to either buy a 05 or 06 camry with lower miles, or a 07 camry with higher miles.

so, if you have a 02-06 camry, or the never generation (07-11) this is for you.



do you like the quietness while on the highway?


if you have both generations of the carmy, which one is quieter? im betting on the 07 since its newer.



I have been driving small cars all my life, i want to upgrade to something quieter and more comfortable. I hate the road noise on the highway of small cars! I have thought about 03-07 accords but i sat in them before, they are also loud on the highway.
I have a 2006 4 Cylinder. I would recommend staying away from the (02--06) 4 Cylinders. They are notorious for stripped head bolts. Just Google it. The 6 Cylinder engine doesn't have this problem and only gets a little worse gas mileage, plus it's quieter than the 4 Cylinder because the 4 has a timing chain and the 6 has a timing belt.

As for the the 07-11 I wouldn't touch one--they are notorious for transmission problems and burning oil, because they put defective piston rings in them.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:01 AM
 
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I have a 2006 4 Cylinder. I would recommend staying away from the (02--06) 4 Cylinders. They are notorious for stripped head bolts. Just Google it. The 6 Cylinder engine doesn't have this problem and only gets a little worse gas mileage, plus it's quieter than the 4 Cylinder because the 4 has a timing chain and the 6 has a timing belt.

As for the the 07-11 I wouldn't touch one--they are notorious for transmission problems and burning oil, because they put defective piston rings in them.
wow really?

i thought toyota has been solid cars for a long time. my other option was an accord but then the road noise..... doesnt leave me much options then, i might as well keep my car, which has been reliable.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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I have a 2008 Camry Hybrid and have had no problems with it.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:22 PM
 
Location: New Market, MD
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I have a 2006 4 Cylinder. I would recommend staying away from the (02--06) 4 Cylinders. They are notorious for stripped head bolts. Just Google it. The 6 Cylinder engine doesn't have this problem and only gets a little worse gas mileage, plus it's quieter than the 4 Cylinder because the 4 has a timing chain and the 6 has a timing belt.

As for the the 07-11 I wouldn't touch one--they are notorious for transmission problems and burning oil, because they put defective piston rings in them.
Source?
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:25 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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5th & 6th Generation (2002-2006 & 2007-2011) - Toyota Nation Forum : Toyota Car and Truck Forums
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:41 PM
 
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I have 07 TCH - Toyota Camry Hybrid. Best car we ever owned, and I am hard to please. Very comfortable, stable, ton of room even for 6'5'' broad shouldered guy. She can be menace on the road also, as 96Hp electric motor kicks in as a supercharger
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:04 PM
 
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We have a 2004 Camry LE with the 4cyl. The only issue we've had with it was a leaking water pump, dealer caught it during an oil change and replaced it under warranty on the spot. It's been rock solid otherwise. I've had to put new tires on it and might have to replace the shocks, but that's about it. I've driven the new generation with the 4cyl, hated it. Felt like there was an obese gerbil with diabetes under the hood.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:35 PM
 
Location: New Market, MD
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No that's not a source really. I am a member there too and haven't really seen "constant" complains about transmission/oil. The only thing that I see or know is water pump.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:49 PM
 
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I have a 2005 four cylinder with 88K miles on the ODO so far. No repairs so far really. Do my own maintenance, so changed brake pads at 70K miles just for giggles. Do regular oil change and transmission fluid change, brake fluid flush etc myself. Car is pretty quiet on the freeway. I believe the stripped head bolt issue is much less common in '05 '06, mine has been fine-so far as Homer Simpson would remind me.
The 5 speed auto transmission has an annoying lag in the 2nd gear, you get used to it after 6 months. Brakes are a bit soft-Camry like.

I believe the '07 to '09 had more reported issues and might have less resale value. This is mostly from Toyota forums and the whole media stuff about unintended acceleration etc.

When it comes to used cars, how the previous owner maintained it is most important, so find one that is in good shape and have someone look it over.
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