I’ve been driving a 2014 Toyota Corolla for a week…

Okay. I’m not going to lie. This car, unlike the 2014 Toyota Camry I drove last week, is a little…

Wait. Okay. I actually put this blog aside until the following morning. I don’t want to be too critical about the car. It’s a good car. But now I know what I want to say about it… It’s slow. My goodness is this car weak. It’s got a 1.8 liter four cylinder engine that sounds like it’s being overworked with the least bit of acceleration.

I’m sure this is no different from other cars in the Corolla’s class. But wow. For a guy who’s been driving high performance cars for a long, long time – this one is a bit difficult to deal with. I really need to go into “Zen Mode” and just drive like a grandma (or at least my impression of one). I’m not overtaking ‘anyone’ in this car. If I’m on the highway and I need to get over – I’m going to need to wait until everybody else passes before I can change lanes.

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

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…