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.
Are SUVs better for older drivers?
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.
Can a Camry tow a small boat?
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.
Should white cars avoid car washes?
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.
What are the spots on my rear window?
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”.
Sedan with good storage space and suspension?
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.
Quiet, comfortable sedan with good suspension?
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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