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2006 Toyota Camry Reviews at TrueDelta: I Love This Steady Worker by reepicheep78

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Introduction

I am so glad I bought this car; it has been perfect. I have driven it a lot, and as the mileage has gotten above 152,000, I have been spending more on maintenance.

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Back left view. Probably has about 135,000 miles at the time this was taken.

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Right side (mileage about 155,000 in the midst of a long road trip).

Reviewed: 2006 Toyota Camry

4dr Sedan 154-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

2006 Toyota Camry Love Letter

I am so glad I bought this car. I bought it used at just under 30K miles because the dealer gave me a great deal on it and because it was the size I wanted and gave me a smooth ride. I have put a lot of miles on it and taken care of maintaining it, and it has almost always been reliable. (I always take care of check engine lights; a couple times the engine light has turned on, and all it needed was a new gas cap. Sometimes the light has come on for more serious things). At 152,000 miles the struts needed replaced, and my car repair shop used after-market NAPA parts ... but I still think the car hasn't felt quite the same since.

I would totally buy this car all over again (but I might have put real Toyota struts in if I'd known how much trouble the NAPA ones would cause ... unless that was the mechanic's fault and not the parts' fault. I'm not sure).

Conclusion

Pros: reliable, smooth ride, good size if you need a car that fits 4 adults plus a child, full size spare tire

Either pro or con, depending:
I rarely get fuel economy above 34 mpg, but rarely below 27 mpg (though sometimes in cold winters when running short errands it has gone down to 24 mpg).
The speedometer will read 64 mph when I am really only going 60 mph.

Cons: I did not like the feeling of the transmission all the time (but I have never had it worked on, either). The alignment tended to get a little off; the last mechanic said that was not the alignment but because the steering wheel mechanism was a bit crooked (or something like that).

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