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!