2008 Toyota Camry User Reviews

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    2008 Toyota Camry LE Review
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    My Favorite Car — Just got this beauty. Its a great car for a women. Very good MPG,handles great even in winter conditions,very soft ride,gorgeous body and enterior. Cannt get better new car with that price tag.

    Pros: It comes in a V4,very comfortable,very roomy.

    Cons: Havn't found one yet :)

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    2008 Toyota Camry LE Review
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    Great Solid Car!!! — This is a great car. The exterior styling is definetly awesome. Interior is very roomy and comfortable. The controls on the dashboard are well designed and easy to use. The JBL Audio system is just terrific. Steering wheel mounted audio controls are sweet. Although the ride is very smooth and solid, the engine lacks power especially when merging onto freeway. Told the dealership about this and a sevice technician test drove the car and felt it. They said some "08 camry 4cyl" owners are experiecing this same issue. They said that Toyota is aware of this issue and will have a remedy soon. So I'm waiting for them to release the fix. But regardless this is a sweet car.

    Pros: Attractive Exterior Styling

    Cons: Slow

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    2008 Toyota Camry LE V6 Review
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    2007 Motor Trend Car Of The Year — I love it and it is vrey room and i fit my family in there with no problems. Guys sorry, this is a woman's car...i smerk at men that drive this car...girls get the V6...it is the bomb...but look out for the POPOs

    Pros: Fast and Furious!

    Cons: A few blind spots if you are less than five feet tall

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    2008 Toyota Camry XLE V6 Review
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    Great Car - For An Adult. — I just drove this yesterday as a reward for a job-well-done in negotiating and purchasing start to finish for a relative. I took it for a spin and it was nice. Not responsive enough for my tastes, but is a solid and well built machine. Great features - Nav, Bluetooth, etc - but lacks the presentation. Its interior isnt anything great, even while fully loaded. Maybe they have a wood-trim package that I missed out on. Great car for an adult looking for safety and reliability. Better looking body that previous years. Just not blown away.

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    2008 Toyota Camry SE V6 Review
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    Hot Car Feels Like A Real Sports Sedan — Well just got the car two days ago so this is a short review. The car feels very solid and seating is very good with great support for some of us older people with a tired back. The power is great 0-60 is a rocket ride with enough G Force to make you grin from ear to ear. No rattles no squeeks. The suspencion is a true sport type so you do feel a few bumps. The car is very solid however and a bump lets you know you are sitting on an agressive package.I can hardly wait to road trip this cool ride. Oh and it still feels classy so when i have my suit on I think I can pull up to the vallet and they will still call me sir. I have not had time to set all the functions on the sound and phone system but the basic cell operation worked well just pair your phone settings to Blue Tooth and with a voice command you can say "my baby"and chat her up with out ever taking your hands off the wheel. So for the future thrill I rate the Camary SE as killer dude. For the classy side a night at the opera and every one riding with us sees Phantom in style. So for a near 60 guy who has loved sports cars all his life way cool. For the kid in me killer dude. And for class "Bond" James Bond.

    Owner for 0 years, 1 months

    Miles Driven per Year:130,000

    Pros: Fine automobile with a design fit for this century

    Cons: None yet ,well XM standard would have been nice

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    2008 Toyota Camry XLE Review
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    Excellent Car! — I have an '08 Camry XLE, and I absolutely love the car. The redesign in '07 made some huge advances to the car's interior features. The navigation system works well and the touch screen is very user friendly. The odometer/instrument panel is much like the Lexus's now in that it's blacked out until the car is on. This car has tons of head space (I'm tall), leg room, cup holders, and storage compartments! I love the AUX jack for my iPod, and though it is not extremely easy to access, it's placement near a power outlet is ideal. The 8-speaker JBL sound system is amazing and produces quality audio at any volume. The pollen filter is another feature that I will appreciate come Spring. One of my favorite features of this car is the rear window shade. Although manual, it is a huge comfort feature for rear-seat passengers and helps to keep the car cooler while sitting in the sun. The back seat is great for passengers with plenty of leg room, rear air vents, cup holders, reading lights, and (extremely cool) reclining rear seats. The downside to having the reclining seats is that they eliminate the folding rear seat -- leaving you with only a small pass through for a broomstick. This is a great-looking car. The Camry has been bland since the late 90's redesign, but has finally come back around. The only real interior complaint I have is that the instrument panel and navigation unit are too bright at night. You can adjust both (independently), but it isn't convenient to do, and you would need to adjust back for daytime use. Tying this in with the auto headlight sensor and adding an auto dimmer would be nice. The moonroof's auto open/close feature is a nice extra and though I don't have a wind deflector, the moonroof stops short of being completely open to reduce wind noise. I will openly admit to not knowing much about what's under the hood, but I have already experienced a slight issue with the transmission. When merging into interstate traffic, there is a much-to-long hesitation before accelerating (after pushing the gas pedal) - causing scary, potentially dangerous moments. Check out some owner reports at www.nhtsa.dot.gov , and test this out during a test drive! Other than this, the 4 cl. engine is quite powerful and the car handles well and is quiet. These are my opinions/observations after 1 month and 1,000 miles in this car.

    Owner for 0 years, 1 months

    Miles Driven per Year:18,000

    Pros: Styling, features, comfort, interior, value

    Cons: acceleration hesitation (4cl.) when merging into freeway traffic. Instrument panel too bright during night driving.

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    2008 Toyota Camry LE V6 Review
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    Smooth And Swift — This car has been extremely reliable and pulls really good for 268 hp. The fuel for her is very good, especially now with gas being so low, about $25 every week or 2 weeks depending on how much I drive. The car is extremely comfortable and roomy, excellent for long drives.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Smooth handling, fast takeoff, and very comfortable.

    Cons: Hard to think of some, this would be a more family friendly car, if you want something to fuel your adrenaline look somewhere else. Also sucks in the snow from time to time.

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    2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid Review
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    Excellent Blend Of Comfort And Economy — She likes it so far, although the seat is not as good as her old Lexus. We will see how it holds up, our previous hybrids have done well. This one is much more comfortable. Good power with the electric assist. We had an issue with the brakes recently. The lights came on and alarms screamed and scared her to death. When I took it to my mechanic the next day I could feel the brakes engaging although I wasn't doing it. When I got to the shop the left front wheel was warm. The mechanic said the code said "low pressure in the accumulator" in the brake actuator and maybe I should take it to the dealer. While he was backing out of the garage very slowly, the brakes engaged on their own, then the lights all went off and the alarm stopped and it's been fine ever since. The dealer said everything looked good, and they wouldn't advise do anything. A new actuator is $2800.00 for the part alone.So we are just driving it. Might have been a computer glich, no one seems to know. Update: They had a recall for a brake problem, it only messed up that one time. We have grown to like it very much, my Prius's seats are not as comfortable for a long trip, the mileage is under 40 MPG but still very good. I can see why Consumer Reports ranks it #1.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Good mileage, comfortable and quiet ride, well equipped.

    Cons: Keyless system is a little confusing.

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    2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid Review
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    2008 Camry Hybrid: Reliability Redefined — I am the proud new owner of a 2008 Camry Hybrid and I could not be more thrilled. Coming from a college student that was driving a 1996 Honda Accord for quite awhile, this is quite the upgrade for me. First things first, in my opinion, Toyota is the staple of consistency within the American auto market. For 75 years, this company has been creating quality products that have served customers all over the world. The Camry in particular was the best selling car in the United States from 1997-2013, an incredible feat that proves that Toyota holds a significant share of the products on the road today. The inception of hybrid technology has revolutionized what people look for when they buy a car. As gas prices continue to rise, car buyers are increasingly conscious about how much money they want to spend when filling up their tank. A solution to this issue is investing in a vehicle equipped with hybrid technology. The 2008 Camry is a perfect example of a great car that is not only efficient with MPG's but also stylish, full of great features, and incredibly reliable. Now, as a new hybrid driver, I am still learning the tricks of the trade. It's a different style of driving if you are really trying to maximize your miles per gallon. For starters, Toyota provides the driver with multiple ways to monitor your "MPG performance" by showing you a consumption gauge, your average MPG, and even an interactive bar graph that charts how you are doing on your current trip. It is really pretty nifty, and has sparked my competitive side as I always push myself to get the best MPG possible. So, if you enjoy watching yourself save money, this might be the car for you. From a styling standpoint, the 2008 Camry is somewhat conservative, but with the right packages it pulls off a sporty look. 16-inch alloy wheels come standard, and are somewhere between plain and sharp. My vehicle in particular features a 'Super White' exterior with a rear spoiler and dual exhaust. I would recommend adding the spoiler despite the extra cost, as it really adds to the visual appeal of the car. The interior largely depends on which package the Camry is equipped with. Although you pay a decent amount more, the nicer package is worth every penny. Most of that expense lies in the navigation system, which makes the hybrid technology that much more interactive. Through the touch screen, you control maps, audio and bluetooth menus. These features add to the experience of owning and driving the car, as you have the ability to get hands-free navigation, telephone, and audio capability. One thing that this car lacks is a USB connection or way to connect smartphones to the audio interface. The easy solution is to get a simple aux cord and connect through the auxiliary port, no big deal. The leather seats are also great, making for a comfortable ride regardless of distance. Keyless ignition, a JBL sound system and heated seats are all other factors that bring the Camry Hybrid closer to being a luxury-type automobile. From a performance standpoint, the Camry Hybrid thrives. It carries a 2.4-liter four-cylinder gas engine, and a separate electric motor to optimize the MPG output. At full strength, the car can reach 187 horsepower, but most often drivers look to find balance between these two engines by implementing driving habits that allow the electric motor to kick in. The Camry Hybrid can be powered on the electric motor alone, but only under speeds less than 30 mph, and light gas applications. On the road, the car drives very smooth and quietly. Some people have noted that the cabin gets almost to quiet while the car is stopped, but I don't agree. Why would you want to hear the roar of your engine, especially if you knew it was costing you money at a red light? As I mentioned above, getting the feel for driving a hybrid takes time and practice. Mainly (and the biggest struggle for me) is that you have to learn to stay off the pedal and coast whenever you can. This is not necessarily a natural thing to do, but when you have meters showing you how much more effective it is to coast into a stop light rather than ride the break, the motivation is vast. On the highway, cruise control is like a best friend. Speed regulation keeps the car at a consistent level of high MPG output, but with your foot on the pedal it makes it hard to stay in the good graces of the 'eco drive level'. Overall, the 2008 Camry Hybrid is a terrific car. For someone exploring the used market of hybrid vehicles I would take this car into serious consideration. Since it is six years old, finding one on a Toyota dealer lot is highly unlikely. The best way to track one down is through websites such as this. I would recommend looking for one that has been well kept with less than 100,000 miles. I hope that you found this review helpful and consider purchasing the outstanding 2008 Camry Hybrid.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: I love everything about this car, see review for more details!

    Cons: Learning a different style of driving to optimize MPG.

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    2008 Toyota Camry XLE Review
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    The Best Family Car I Have Owned — Excellent cruising car, gas mileage on the highway usually in mid 30's, fantastic sound system, heated leather seats are really nice in the winter, tinted windows cut down on the glare in the sun, engine is very powerful and has great passing power.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: FUEL ECONOMY, MOON ROOF, SOUND SYSTEM,

    Cons: Wish it had navigation system

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    2015 Toyota Camry Reviews

    Good, Not Great, Car By timothytre

    After 6,000 miles of ownership, I have to say that a Camry is simply a Camry. Known for its reliability and fuel economy and not too much more. While the car has more style and better lines than its p... Read More

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    2014 Toyota Camry Reviews

    Perfect Vehicle For All Around Use By NissanofStafford

    The pricing is a little higher, however it is made up with reliability, low maintenance and major fuel savings. Would recommend and buy again. Great safe vehicle that has a quiet ride overall. Gives a... Read More

    2014 Camry By SgtKidJoe

    Great acceleration. Car is great on long trip and a daily commuter. I bought this car for my wife and she absolutely loves it. Trunk is spacious and holds a lot of cargo. This is my idea of a mid-size... Read More

    2013 Toyota Camry Reviews

    Excellent Car Overall And Comes With Big Fuel Savings By hiltyga

    The best thing about this car is the fuel savings. I average just right under 40 mpg for in-town stop and go (Atlanta) traffic. This was huge for me because I was getting about 18 mpg with my BMW. ... Read More

    Worst Car That I Have Ever Driven And It Was Almost New! By MichaelTK

    Initially I was amazed that the trunk was so poorly designed that luggage that easily fit in a Ford Fusion's trunk could not all fit in a Camry. Had to carry a suitcase on top of passenger's legs in b... Read More

    2012 Toyota Camry Reviews

    We Love It So Far By recoveryagent007

    This car is way better than anything we've ever owned and we love the smart key system and the toyota care plan was awesome for the first two oil changes and tire rotations I plan to buy second Toyota... Read More

    Great For The Price By beersbm2

    This is probably the nicest vehicle you can own for ~$330/mo. The SE version is very sporty, especially in the bright red that we have. Car rides well, is very reliable, and is good on gas. I am pre... Read More

    2011 Toyota Camry Reviews

    Great Buy By ebarber7

    I actually loved my 2011 Camry LE, do not have it any more because silly teen texting while driving through an intersection totaling my poor camry. Great safety features allowed me to escape without ... Read More

    As Dependable As They Come. By Moorebros1

    This car does what I need it to. Gets me from point A to point B. Haven't had any issues and is always reliable. Will own this car till it can't go anymore. I have always liked the Toyota brand an... Read More

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