2009 Toyota Camry
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most reliable vehicle we have owned;

by from fishers, indiana on April 13, 2011

we purchased our 2009 camry le 4 cylinder with 9000 miles on it in december 31, 2010; upon taking it on a road trip for the first time from northern indiana to mobile, alabama. we got a between 35-37 ...
we purchased our 2009 camry le 4 cylinder with 9000 miles on it in december 31, 2010; upon taking it on a road trip for the first time from northern indiana to mobile, alabama. we got a between 35-37 miles per gallon on consistant speeds of 70-75 mph. at that time we used shell 89 octane fuel. on the way back we used chevron 89 octane fuel, with the same results. i would highly recommend the 89 octane when traveling on long trips, and a couple of gallons of 93 octane every know and then;
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Camry Delivers Again

by from Nashua, NH on December 8, 2010

I have had this Camry (my 2nd one!) now for 2 1/2 years and have yet to find a reason to trade it in for a different model! Performance-wise it is unsurpassed for reliability. For a four door vehicle ...
I have had this Camry (my 2nd one!) now for 2 1/2 years and have yet to find a reason to trade it in for a different model! Performance-wise it is unsurpassed for reliability. For a four door vehicle (Model XLE 6-cylinder) it has a surprizing amount of get-up-and-go! I have no problems with on-ramps or passing lanes...it definitely delivers on that end. Inside, the car is plenty roomy for five passengers, with the split-back rear having the ability to recline ever so slightly, but enough to take the edge off a trip under one hour. The JBL stereo is fantastic, to the point of me blowing the left rear speaker. Unfortunately, the list price of a SINGLE replacement speaker is...this is no lie...over THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS! And that's not including labor which I am sure will be billed at a minimum 2 hours! (I used to install car stereos for a living and the rear deck of this Camry is a MONSTER to disassemble!). I opted for the GPS which is about 50% reliable and quite annoying when it takes you the long way even when you program it to take the shortest route. But this is inherent in most GPS units except for a few recent release Garmin models, as I am finding out through my own research. A big problem for me (I am 6 feet tall) is how cramped the area is around my right knee. I know that sounds odd, but I am on the road a lot for my job and where my right knee rests is against a hard plastic edge, which fatigues the heck out of me after an hour of highway driving! If they just made that area a bit softer I would have absolutely zero complaints for long distance driving. The car definitely has a smooth ride for long trips, which I love, and is why I purchased a second Camry. So that's my take on it. Overall, I love the car. I am thinking about switching to a truck (mid-life weirdness I guess) and am seriously considering the Tundra because the reliability of my last two Toyotas was unbeatable for the money!
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v6 is much better

by from on July 7, 2010

I have v6 xle,this car is pretty good. 268 hp,has lots of power,and give me a 31mpg,avg. what else ask ..........
I have v6 xle,this car is pretty good. 268 hp,has lots of power,and give me a 31mpg,avg. what else ask ..........
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Disappointed and not pleased

by from Paddock Lake , Illinois on November 25, 2008

As reported by other users, the transmission slips or lurches. We've had the car back to the dealer and heard everything from it needs to break in yet (with over 6,00 miles on it?) to we have installe...
As reported by other users, the transmission slips or lurches. We've had the car back to the dealer and heard everything from it needs to break in yet (with over 6,00 miles on it?) to we have installed new transmission computer software. And the dealer wants to start charging $75 if the trouble can't be found or repeated, saying Toyota won't pay them unless a trouble is actually found. The dealer is also pushy and always trying to sell add-on service work or accessories that are not needed. The Seats are not as comfortable as we thought they would be also. And there is wind or road noise also that wasn't noticed before. Lastly the gas mileage is poor and not near what is advertised or stated on the window sticker. 17 - 19 mpg suburban driving and 28.2 tops on a couple 200-300 mile freeway trips. 6 out of 8 peop
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2009 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID

by from PITTSBURGH, PA. on June 25, 2012

I did not feel I could afford a Prius because I wanted a "loaded car" with leather, navigation, upgraded sound system, blue tooth, power everything...you name it, I wanted it! That is very hard to do ...
I did not feel I could afford a Prius because I wanted a "loaded car" with leather, navigation, upgraded sound system, blue tooth, power everything...you name it, I wanted it! That is very hard to do when also wanting a HYBRID. After a month of diligent research, I finally decided on the Toyota Camry Hybrid which was very affordable yet offered me the luxury I wanted. Though the Camry's only get 35 miles to the gallon compared to 55 in the Prius, it was still a big savings in gas mileage from what I had been driving so I am extremely, extremely happy with my purchase. And I could not have found it without on line car search engines!
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I love my XLE Camry

by from Charleston, SC on April 18, 2009

I have had my Camry XLE V-6 since August and I have put 38,000 miles on it so far. The MPG has been impressive; I am averaging 28.12 over the life of the car with a 33.2 best tank. The car has plenty...
I have had my Camry XLE V-6 since August and I have put 38,000 miles on it so far. The MPG has been impressive; I am averaging 28.12 over the life of the car with a 33.2 best tank. The car has plenty of power and is really quiet on the highway. The car rides better than the Fusion or the Malibu, my tow previous company cars. I have factory navigation, and while it works ok I would advise that you skip it. It takes way too many steps to get what you want, and you can't make changes with the car moving. The voice activation is not nearly as good as the one my wife?s Honda van and that one is a pain as well. Get a Garmin and save the money. The factory Bluetooth is amazing people are amazed that they can hear me as well as they do. Other than the navigation the one thing that I would change is that the mirrors don't fold in. The car has had nothing but oil changes and tire rotations every 5000 miles, with the exception of having to have the front rotors turned at 35,000 miles to cure a vibration that I was getting while braking. The car came with Michelin tires and they look new. I have the push button start and would not have believed how spoiled you get not having to use the key. I have none of the V-6 issues that some have had, and I notice on the Toyota forums most people are very happy. I went with the Toyota because on the Honda forums people were saying that they were getting 24-25 MPG while the Toyota forums were saying 27-28 on the Toyota V-6. This car will have to last me 250,000 miles and I see no reason why it won't.
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Never had reliabilty problems.

by from 54154 on April 4, 2011

Great family car.remote controlled Radio,ABS STABILITY, air bags, power mirrors, air conditioning, cruise control, LE trim, rear heated window, door & widow locks, 32 mpg-highway, power steering, disc...
Great family car.remote controlled Radio,ABS STABILITY, air bags, power mirrors, air conditioning, cruise control, LE trim, rear heated window, door & widow locks, 32 mpg-highway, power steering, disc brakes.
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Best car for the money..

by from Macon on January 23, 2010

Very dependable and gas milage is great. The factory tires that came on the car is the only weak item on the car. The tires wore out at 20000 miles. So I changed to bf goodrich and the ride is much mu...
Very dependable and gas milage is great. The factory tires that came on the car is the only weak item on the car. The tires wore out at 20000 miles. So I changed to bf goodrich and the ride is much much better. Stability and handling was greatly improved.Great car...
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Very nice car

by from Lake Placid, Florida on March 16, 2010

We are really enjoying our Toyota, it is such a nice car to own and drive . The gas mileage is great, we get 33mpg and that is better than a lot of much smaller cars . We do love our new car .
We are really enjoying our Toyota, it is such a nice car to own and drive . The gas mileage is great, we get 33mpg and that is better than a lot of much smaller cars . We do love our new car .
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Very reliable!

by from Mount Pocono, PA on August 19, 2015

I have the XLE V-6 version. Not a very flashy looking car on the outside but the interior and options more than makes up for it. It is excellent on gas (regular) and very reliable. Great traction in s...
I have the XLE V-6 version. Not a very flashy looking car on the outside but the interior and options more than makes up for it. It is excellent on gas (regular) and very reliable. Great traction in snow. Bought it with 28K miles in 2011. Currently has 135K miles and still drives like new. I have only needed to perform general maintenance (new shocks/struts brakes, etc.) Lots of interior space and headroom. Can fit 4 large adults comfortably. When we take long trips, my kids recline the rear seats and fall asleep instantly. The surround sound is very good. Great family car! Aux is great for connecting an MP3 for music. Bluetooth works well also. For a 2009, it is ahead of its time. Definitely recommend it.
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