I’m a car nut. A certified, official, 100% car nut. I’ve had this problem for a long time. Over the years I’ve owned some pretty nice cars. For some odd reason having a nice car is very important to me. It’s an obsession. A sickness. Whatever.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way…

My current car is a 900 horsepower modified Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. The car is awesome. My previous cars were a 2012 Lexus LS460L, a 2008 Lexus LS460L, a 2007 BMW 335i, a 2007 BMW 750Li, a 2006 Cadillac Escalade ESV, a 2005 Lexus LS430, a 2000 Cadillac DeVille DTS, a 1995 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, a 1995 Cadillac Eldorado ETC, a 1987 Chevrolet Corvette and so many Camaro’s, Firebirds and old Cadillacs (and a bunch of others) that I could go on here forever…

Why am I telling you this? Well, because I’m accustomed to driving some very high quality automobiles. I’ve driven rental Nissan Altimas, Chevrolet Malibus, Hyundai Sonatas, this, that, and the other one… I’ve always heard such good things about the Toyota Camry – so I specifically wanted to get a solid week of driving in one…

I’m impressed.

The car did everything it was supposed to do perfectly. It had plenty of power around town. Maybe it’s a little weak on the highway but I’m sure the V6 would fix that problem. The suspension was soft but the car handled well – even when going fast around bends on the highway when the road had bumps or holes (the Nissan Altima sedan did NOT do well on this same road). Steering was comfortable. It was pretty quiet inside. It hardly used any gas. It’s like the perfect car. No wonder it’s the best selling car in America.

My ONLY complaint is that after 90 minutes of driving, the seat becomes uncomfortable. For most people this would never be an issue. I don’t know if there are nicer seats in higher end models (perhaps the XLE) – but this is definitely an issue (though a minor one) if you’re taking a long trip. It’s not THAT bad – just not as comfortable as I’m used to. Again, the cars I’ve been driving are made to be “perfect” for everything.

The new, redesigned 2015 Toyota Camry is quite a bit nicer inside and out. If I can ever get over my “car obsession”, I just might buy a new Camry. I really do like it…

edit 05.07.2015 – I do need to mention that, since I’ve had more time in a Toyota Camry lately, (I believe it’s a 2012) there’s one problem. I notice that at highway speeds steering is too light. I actually need to pay close attention to keep the car rolling perfectly straight as the slightest movement in the steering wheel turns the car a bit. And since the steering is so loose – this happens frequently.

I see exactly what people mean about cars like the Mazda 6 being easier to navigate with steering that’s more stiff and solid. Now I do believe this issue has been rectified in the newest Toyota Camry model – the 2015… Especially so in the SE and XSE versions. I’ll share my thoughts on that if and when I drive one…

I drove a 4 cylinder 2014 Toyota Camry LE for a week

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