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from Krause Toyota, Fogel
Year / Model Reviewed:
2008 Camry Hybrid
Hybrid system, good gas mileage, more than ample acceleration, excellent JBL stereo with 6 CD changer/XM radio, doors sound solid when they close
Only weakness I have seen so far is that much of the interior is made of thin, cheap-quality PLASTIC and you never know which days/times it gets 'noisy'. The interior has to 'warm up' and then it usually quiets down. This is the only thing standing in the way of a perfect review from me. I'd suggest ALL controls on the driver's door be lit at nite. The Eco switch could be moved to a more visible location - it's hidden right next to the fuel filler door switch. A back-up assist would be helpful.
This is my first non-US made car and overall, I like it very much. Tankfuls average in the 31/32 MPG range. I did add the optional door guards and wood grain interior - which really helps the car look sharp. Many compliment the jasper pearl/lite green color and it is stylish and fun to drive. Most of my driving is done around town, so this is a much better suited car than either the LeSabre or Town & Country. I really enjoy sitting at stoplights and knowing the engine is OFF - no wasted gas, no pollution, it's great. I was raised on big V8s, but this small 4 in this car does a nice job. I did not want the Nav system and like the 8 speaker JBL stereo system wtih XM radio very much.
Similar Products Used:
none - I traded in a 2003 Buick Lesabre Limited for this Hybrid and still have a 1999 Town & Country Minivan for hauling.