2013 Toyota Camry
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Lexus out Toyota in

by from Boston,MA on April 21, 2013

I trading in my 2010 Lexus RX350 and bought the 2013 Toyota Camry because I needed to save money on my monthly payment and MPG. When I took the Camry out on a test drive It felt like I was driving a L...
I trading in my 2010 Lexus RX350 and bought the 2013 Toyota Camry because I needed to save money on my monthly payment and MPG. When I took the Camry out on a test drive It felt like I was driving a Lexus ES ( no joke ) new Interio desigh is awesome, drove smooth and very comfy..If you thinking of getthing a Kia Optima becuase the exterior looks way better they the Camry which i agree its one of they better looking cars out their just test drive both and you'll know they Camry is the better car. I don't think I'll ever spend the extra $$ on a Lexus anymore know the toyota is pretty much the same car but much much cheaper..I've leased the Lexus ES and RX for the last 6 year which are great cars but for the money they camry is the way to go..
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by from Dickinson, ND on January 14, 2013

I purchased this Toyota Camry Special Edition and have been absolutely thrilled with it!! The detailing to the dash for one is so cool.....right down to the stitching in the leather and the way the up...
I purchased this Toyota Camry Special Edition and have been absolutely thrilled with it!! The detailing to the dash for one is so cool.....right down to the stitching in the leather and the way the upholstery curves in the dash. The color---Barcelona Red is out of this world. Kind of a brown/pink tone to the red metallic....really pretty in the sun. I had a Camry for the past 3 years and the way it handles...I will never buy anything else. I fell in love with the car and drove it right off the showroom floor...never have I done that before!
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2013 Toyota Camry L

by from Birmingham, AL on February 19, 2014

I'm a car enthusiast. There, now that we've got that out of the way, I can say that I actually happen to like the whipping boy of the automotive journalism industry. I've owned number of vehicles, ran...
I'm a car enthusiast. There, now that we've got that out of the way, I can say that I actually happen to like the whipping boy of the automotive journalism industry. I've owned number of vehicles, ranging from taut and sporty to big and comfortable, and have driven many more. The Toyota Camry definitely fits into the latter category; however, from 2012 onward the Camry has been stiffened up and made a bit more driver-centric (though you'd never know that from the mass loathing this car gets on the internet). Comparing cars MSRP to MSRP, the Camry is hardly favorable against more exciting entries into the the mid-size competition (See the Honda Accord or Mazda 6). However, as the reigning king of sales, Toyota is giving major discounts on many models to stay competitive. In this case, I purchased a new base-model Camry L upgraded with keyless entry and the XLE's leather upholstery and still undercut the MSRP by almost six large. The 2.5L four-pot puts out 178 horses and 170 lb-ft of twist at the front axle, which makes it slightly less powerful than most of it's competition. Fortunately, at roughly 3200 pounds dry, it's also one of the lightest mid-sizers. The engine is creamy-smooth, rev-happy, and delivers a surprising amount of low-end grunt. The standard 6-speed automatic gearbox is also smooth and rarely gets in its on way during hard acceleration or passing maneuvers, and the selectable manual or "sport" mode operates smoothly and relatively obediently. The engine regularly returns just below its promised 30mpg mixed (my measurements put the exact number around 29), but I've (briefly) seen the fuel mileage crack 37mpg. Not bad at all. Much has been made of the numb steering, and while the wheel does not communicate information from the front wheels very well, it's significantly improved from previous models. It's still over-boosted and extremely light, but it's also linear and still loads up slightly in effort off-center. The chassis and suspension are not exactly sporty, but the car feels capable and solidly planted. The ride is pillowy-soft, but controlled; an improvement over the boat-like characteristics of early models. Due to the overly light steering effort, however, expect to make small adjustments relatively frequently. Regardless, this car eats highway miles with absolute ease. The interior is quiet, refined, but frankly dated in design. Which is perfectly fine by me, because it's spacious and functional and ergonomical. I do question the completely hard plastic door inserts and the odd Fisher-Price grade plastic with fake stitching around the lower half of the center stack, but otherwise the cabin is a nice place to spend a lot of time. Wide, soft seats keep the driver comfortable (I'm 6'3" and 170 pounds, so your comfort might vary). The standard six-speaker audio and infotainment system is excellent; standing toe-to-toe with my wife's 10-speaker Bose outfitted in her car (and I'm an audiophile). Overall, the look isn't appreciably modern, but it feels relatively upscale and avoids the cheesy Star-Wars-setpiece design cues of other competition. Exterior styling is a matter of taste. It's overly conservative, yes, but the lack of forward and rearward windshield raking means the cabin is more airy and the rear seats more roomy than in the Fusion, 6, or Optima. Despite it's been-there-done-that visual cues, it still looks much better than the Passat or the already-aging Sonata, and it avoids aping supercars it has no competition with, a la Fusion. Again, if making a visual statement is all you care about, go with the Kia Optima or 6. Overall, the Toyota remains the most conservative choice in the mid-size market. It does everything well and nothing poorly, and it's driving character has improved significantly over previous models. Other options are "better" (Again, Accord or 6 come to mind), but when dealers frequently undercut the MSRP by 3-4 grand, you can't go wrong - especially with typical Toyota low maintenance costs and strong resale value. Definitely gets my recommendation.
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HAPPY CAMRY OWNER

by from Richmond, Virginia on August 3, 2013

This is my fourth Toyota Camry LE. I purchased it in January 2013. As with all of my other Camrys, this car is a joy to drive, is a gas sipper, handles beautifully, has a quiet cabin, and a terrific r...
This is my fourth Toyota Camry LE. I purchased it in January 2013. As with all of my other Camrys, this car is a joy to drive, is a gas sipper, handles beautifully, has a quiet cabin, and a terrific ride. The interior is roomy; and the new technology, which includes Bluetooth for my phone, is terrific. In addition, the sound system is quite good. I am a classical music buff and am picky about my speakers. The car has conservative lines, but is classically beautiful. I also know it is well made and reliable. It will serve me well for a long time. I am one happy owner!!!
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my 4th Camry, loved them all

by from Baton Rouge, LA on July 24, 2013

someone hit one, a hurricane dropped a tree on one and I totaled one. They were all extremely reliable and comfortable. No repairs, just maintenance. Each one had new special features. Roomy inside, l...
someone hit one, a hurricane dropped a tree on one and I totaled one. They were all extremely reliable and comfortable. No repairs, just maintenance. Each one had new special features. Roomy inside, lumbar seat feels great, soft ride with great pick up, it is a beautiful car.
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Love my Camry

by from Orlando, FL on June 1, 2015

We got our 2013 Camry about a year ago and love it... contrary to some of the other reviews on here, it's by far the most comfortable car we've owned. There are a couple of quirks that I found but the...
We got our 2013 Camry about a year ago and love it... contrary to some of the other reviews on here, it's by far the most comfortable car we've owned. There are a couple of quirks that I found but they are minor - there are no trash compartments/ash trays and it took us literally 6 months to figure out where the trunk key hole was (it's hidden under the panel). But overall, it's the same smooth, reliable, powerful ride we love in a Camry.
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Toyota Does It Again!

by from Twin Cities, MN on June 23, 2013

I am a second time buyer of toyota, the first being a 4runner I bought used. This car has impressed me on every mark! It's very peppy, gets great gas mileage, and is SUPER comfortable! The cars featur...
I am a second time buyer of toyota, the first being a 4runner I bought used. This car has impressed me on every mark! It's very peppy, gets great gas mileage, and is SUPER comfortable! The cars features are enough to not only please, but keep a Computer techinical person busy! That being said, computer novices may struggle with Radio as it's a bit complicated. Once mastered though it performs like no other I've ever had! Five stars all the way down the line! THANKS TOYOTA!!!
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my daily ride

by from fort myers ,fl on March 18, 2016

i got my 2013 camry brand new and so far is doing well, it has 51000 miles and just put new tires and battery, i use it every day and never had problems,is not a luxury car, but it does the job.the ...
i got my 2013 camry brand new and so far is doing well, it has 51000 miles and just put new tires and battery, i use it every day and never had problems,is not a luxury car, but it does the job.the only complaint i have is the seats are not confortable for long rides, but for daily use is perfect
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Third Camry

by from Greater Indianapolis on January 28, 2014

This is the third Camry I've owned. First one was a 2002 LE. I put 225,000 miles on it and the only thing that broke down was the water pump started leaking about 3 months before I traded it in on a n...
This is the third Camry I've owned. First one was a 2002 LE. I put 225,000 miles on it and the only thing that broke down was the water pump started leaking about 3 months before I traded it in on a new 2012 Camry XLE. It averaged about 32-33 mpg year in and year out, combined. The 2012 was the new restyle. Another excellent car. I put 48,500 miles on this one and traded for the 2013 XLE with only 6500 miles on the odometer. I look forward to many more years of driving enjoyment. I know, it isn't super shape looking, but it is good enough. The performance is fine, great gas mileage for a mid-size 4 cylinder and good comfort and quiet too.
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previous toyota owner

by from nc on July 1, 2013

Great ride, u know what u r getting! Owned my van 9yrs and decided to downsize, the only thing I miss is all the storage compartments.
Great ride, u know what u r getting! Owned my van 9yrs and decided to downsize, the only thing I miss is all the storage compartments.
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