Toyota Camry Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Toyota Camry reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Best family car under $20k?

Answered by CarsGuide 9 May 2016

The Camry is a good choice, it's well-built and reliable, and won't cost the Earth to service. Another to consider would be the Mazda 6, also a well-built and reliable car of about the same size as the Camry.

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Are SUVs better for older drivers?

Answered by CarsGuide 6 May 2016

Yes, I agree that SUVs are a good choice of vehicle for older drivers; as you say they afford you a good view of the road ahead and your surroundings, and they're easier to get in and out of. They are, however, larger and that can make them awkward for older drivers who have a greater tendency to bump into things. If you choose an SUV the CX-5 is a good one. Should you decide against the SUV you could look at the Mazda 6, Subaru Liberty, Toyota Camry, Kia Optima or Honda Accord. All are good cars. Another to think about is the Subaru Outback, a high-riding version of the Liberty.

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Can a Camry tow a small boat?

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Mar 2016

The towing capacity of the 2012 Camry is 500kg if the trailer has no brakes and 1200kg if it does have brakes. Given your wanting to tow a small aluminium boat I assume your trailer doesn't have brakes, so the 500kg limit would apply. Remember though that it's the total weight that you plan to tow, which includes the weight of the trailer, not just the weight of the boat and whatever you carry in it.

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Should white cars avoid car washes?

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Feb 2016

Car washes are generally not good for any car and really should be avoided by everyone. Being hammered by high pressure water and swept by brushes doesn't do the paint any favours. Hand washing using clean water and a clean cloth is the best way to look after your car if you can do it.

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What are the spots on my rear window?

Answered by CarsGuide 24 Jan 2016

Ford spokesman, Neil McDonald, replies: “We checked with the engineers and both the rear and side widows use tempered glass which can show up the heat-treatment pattern with polarised sunglasses.  You need to get the right angle and the right light but you can see this on every piece of rear and side glass in every manufacturer’s product”.

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Sedan with good storage space and suspension?

Answered by CarsGuide 18 Jan 2016

We test all cars in the real world, on the toughest corners and worst surfaces we can find, and I've been doing the job for nearly 40 years. Hyundai has focussed its suspension work on European-style handling, not a cushy American-style ride, but that's no different from many other brands. For your needs I would probably have steered you to a Nissan Pulsar, but also advised not to buy anything without a proper test drive on road you know.

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Quiet, comfortable sedan with good suspension?

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Jan 2016

The Toyota Camry will be ideal for you, but don't be tempted by one of the sportier models with low-profile tyres. It has a lot of Australian engineering in the suspension and seats, and is currently bargain priced.

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Camry Altise or i30 SR?

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Jan 2016

If you need space, go for the Camry, if you want something more nimble and sporty the Hyundai will be better. Both get The Tick from me.

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Best small hatch under 30k?

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Jan 2016

I would go for the Camry every time after a Maxima. It's $28,990 driveaway for a new car at the moment and is about the same size as the Nissan but much more refined and lighter on fuel.


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Toyota recalls 300,000 cars in Australia for faulty power window switch

Toyota recalls 300,000 cars in Australia for faulty power window switch

21 Oct 2015 · by Joshua Dowling

This will go down in automotive history as one of the weirdest automotive recalls of all time.

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