2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid
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08 camry

by from rural pa on May 14, 2012

Best car ever! Comfortable with great style and the best mileage I have ever gotten from a car. I drove other hybrids while shopping for this purchase, and none compared, other than the prius, which w...
Best car ever! Comfortable with great style and the best mileage I have ever gotten from a car. I drove other hybrids while shopping for this purchase, and none compared, other than the prius, which was too small for our family. I get 38 mpg consistently and I do a lot of around-town driving. I love the comfort of this car and the roominess. I would advise anyone who can get one to snap it up!!
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I miss my Camry Hybrid... time for another one?

by from CA to AZ on July 24, 2012

I bought my 2008 Camry Hybrid back in Feb-2010. It had 43k miles, fully loaded, NAV, leather, heated seats) and was one of the most feature rich cars (keyless entry, automatic lights, sunroof, power s...
I bought my 2008 Camry Hybrid back in Feb-2010. It had 43k miles, fully loaded, NAV, leather, heated seats) and was one of the most feature rich cars (keyless entry, automatic lights, sunroof, power seats) I had ever owned. The Camry Hybrid was used for commuting back and forth from AZ to CA. I put approximately 1300 miles PER WEEK on that Hybrid and it performed wonderfully. Average MPG was 38 in city and 39-40 highway. I drive with a light foot and use coasting when I can but this Hybrid has plenty of power when it is time to merge into traffic. The ride was comfortable and the road noise was minimal at first but did get louder as the tires wore down. A new set of rubber would of fixed that. Great visability front and side but a little limitted in the rear (a rear camera would help in that situation). I drove the Hybrid till approximately 91k miles. Only problem I ever had was the water pump started leaking and was replaced at 90k miles (under the extended warranty). Never had any other issue with the Hybrid Technology or the rest of the vehicle; PERIOD! Then in Nov-2011 I got a bug for a convertible and traded in my Camry Hybrid for a '04 BMW 330Ci... worst mistake I have every done in regards to my vehicle. The 330Ci is fun, sporty and a convertible but the ride is harsh, gas is more expensive (premium compared to regular) and parts/service costs and arm & a leg if you can't do it yourself. Granted you can't compare a Camry Hybrid to a 330Ci Convertible; they are both very different cars. But I will say this: If you are looking for great MPG, spacious room, feature rich interior, family friendly transportation that doubles as a daily commuter then you can't go worng with a Camry Hybrid. As for me... once I sell the 330Ci... it is back to a Camry Hybrid... that is where I belong!
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Excellent Road Car

by from Long Island, NY on November 18, 2008

As an automobile wholesaler, I drive around the tri-state area (NY, NJ & CT) and have just switched from driving whatever is in my inventory to this 2008 Camry Hybrid. It is amazing! When you buy this...
As an automobile wholesaler, I drive around the tri-state area (NY, NJ & CT) and have just switched from driving whatever is in my inventory to this 2008 Camry Hybrid. It is amazing! When you buy this car fully equipped it feels like a vehicle that is a lot more expensive than it really is. The controls are well placed, the navigation is easy to use, and Bluetooth compatibility keeps me from getting tickets for not using a hands free device. The ride is quiet, smooth and comfortable. I've observed way better than posted miles per gallon both city and highway. Limited trunk space isn't much of an issue - it will hold my son's stroller and a few of his toys. Whatever else I need to haul I use my 2007 Lexus RX400h - another winner! I added a factory spoiler and I almost feel like I'm not driving a "boring Camry". It changes the whole look of the car. Don't lease this - BUY IT and KEEP IT!
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Economical and Comfortable

by from Youngstown, OH on November 12, 2010

I purchased a 2008 Camry Hybrid with 28,000 miles on it. Has every option including nav. Gets about 38 mpg. Didn't have to give up size for gas mileage! Runs great, looks great, saves money and still ...
I purchased a 2008 Camry Hybrid with 28,000 miles on it. Has every option including nav. Gets about 38 mpg. Didn't have to give up size for gas mileage! Runs great, looks great, saves money and still can haul the family. Still under factory warranty and its Toyota Certified.
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Life saver

by from Virginia on April 16, 2012

I have owned three Camry Hybrids in the last year. The first one was totaled in a "T-bone" accident at 45 MPH. I walked away from the accident with a minor seat belt bruise. 10 years ago, the accident...
I have owned three Camry Hybrids in the last year. The first one was totaled in a "T-bone" accident at 45 MPH. I walked away from the accident with a minor seat belt bruise. 10 years ago, the accident would have been a killer. I replaced the totaled car with another and then sold my wife's 2004 Chevy Impala and bought her a Camry Hybrid. We are both very happy with the cars and their performance and hope never to test their safety features again.
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Flat out AWESOME!

by from Moore, OK on July 23, 2008

This car is remarkable...recommended by my parents who purchased one last year...this car has only 2 flaws: 1. no memory seats 2. trunk space is limited. Now other than that you cannot go wrong! Actua...
This car is remarkable...recommended by my parents who purchased one last year...this car has only 2 flaws: 1. no memory seats 2. trunk space is limited. Now other than that you cannot go wrong! Actually, the trunk space isn't as bad as I originally had thought...I can still fit 2 bat bags and luggage for an out of town trip in it! It can be driven soley or perfect for a family of four to five! The car has great features available and the quiet ride is unmistakable. I find myself watching the computer to get better mpg's. There is no loss of power with the hybrid engine, and the steering controls make it easy to handle in traffic. I turn heads when out driving this car...more and more people are asking if I feel the switch is worth it. My answer is always YES...and my pocket book thanks me! 40 mpg is a great motivator when you were used to getting 13 mpg! I have no issues with how the car sits in traffic compared to my previous high sitting truck and the safety reviews are the same! I have no problems seeing in all directions. My children love it too! They find it exciting to watch the navigation screen (extremely easy to use I might add--and don't forget the blue tooth for hands free driving) It is a great feeling when I am not getting lost on the way to our destination and can talk freely on the phone with out worry! I have never driven a car so smooth and quiet before! If you are looking to go green and want a touch of luxury the Camry is the way to go!
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'08 Camrey Hybrid

by from Central Missouri on November 12, 2010

Fantastic car! Love it! More than advertised. Best car I've ever had in 50 years. 40.4+ mpg and all the power I need. Lots of bells 'n whistles. Excellent Toyota dealership customer presence, outstand...
Fantastic car! Love it! More than advertised. Best car I've ever had in 50 years. 40.4+ mpg and all the power I need. Lots of bells 'n whistles. Excellent Toyota dealership customer presence, outstanding salesman, wonderful shop service.
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reliable

by from MN on April 1, 2015

Bought this car new and have driven it over 160,000 miles so far with minimal mechanical problems. I enjoy the good gas mileage too. The only negative is that is not a good car in snow, since it is lo...
Bought this car new and have driven it over 160,000 miles so far with minimal mechanical problems. I enjoy the good gas mileage too. The only negative is that is not a good car in snow, since it is low to the ground and also hybrid feature. But overall it has exceeded expectations.
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The best car I've ever owned

by from Ann Arbor on October 11, 2007

This is really a special car. I usually buy a new car every 3 to 5 years. This is definitely the most comfortable and best looking car I've parked in my driveway. The gas mileage is a bonus. I average...
This is really a special car. I usually buy a new car every 3 to 5 years. This is definitely the most comfortable and best looking car I've parked in my driveway. The gas mileage is a bonus. I average between 39 and 40 mpg consistently for highway driving (about 70 mph with the cruise control on for the most part) I don't get 40 mpg in city driving (about 36 is good enough for me. I love my Camry Hybrid.
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BEST CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED OTHER THAN MY PRIUS!

by from PORTLAND OREGON on December 8, 2010

I BOUGHT MY CAMRY HYBRID AS A CERTIFIED USED CAR FROM A TOYOTA DEALERSHIP. IT WAS A LEASE CAR..VERY CLEAN. IT IS EQUIPPED W/ ALL THE EXTRAS, INCLUDING MOONROOF, LEATHER, SATELLITE RADIO, GPS, JBL SOUN...
I BOUGHT MY CAMRY HYBRID AS A CERTIFIED USED CAR FROM A TOYOTA DEALERSHIP. IT WAS A LEASE CAR..VERY CLEAN. IT IS EQUIPPED W/ ALL THE EXTRAS, INCLUDING MOONROOF, LEATHER, SATELLITE RADIO, GPS, JBL SOUND SYSTEM, BLUETOOTH, HEATED SEATS, YET IT I STILL GOT 39 MPG DRIVING TO THE BEACH. I AM VERY SATISFIED. MY ONLY COMPLAINT IS THAT BOTH THE PRIUS AND THE CAMRY ALLOW TOO MUCH ROAD NOISE. IF TOYOTA WOULD INSTALL SOME SOUND DAMPENING MATERIAL THIS CAR WOULD BE ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!
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