Car Review: 2007 Toyota Camry
August 29, 2011, 09:38 AM
I have a 2007 Toyota Camry LE. I do a lot of highway driving which is why I probably don't have a lot of problems with the brakes. I did hear a noise in the engine area when starting it up cold which I thought was my alternator going bad. My astute mechanic figured out it wasn't that at all but my water pump, which I've seen from reading so many articles here, is a common problem with this model. I can also see from reading so many articles that if you don't catch this problem be prepared for all types of nightmares like overheating blown engines! I also had a problem with the steering wheel shaking which I found out was due to bad front struts. Once I changed those the car was over steering and I had to replace the rear struts which were leaking and blown!!! Once again, you have to listen to your car; it will tell you it's problems. I have 123,000 miles, change the oil every 3,000 miles because I live in Florida where it is really hot and the roads are dusty. I still like the car and the mileage I get for a 4 cylinder car. I must say the pickup and acceleration leave much to be desired but I guess that's the tradeoff for a small economical engine. Good Luck!!