2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 4-Door Sedan
There are 22 user reviews for the 4-Door Sedan trim shown below
- Fun to drive
- Trunk / navigation system
Purchased As New
My Camry reminds me of my first Acura Legend. I loved driving that car. I've put on 25,000 miles in my first year and love the power and smooth, no shift transmission. I almost cried when I found out how awful the navigation system was. I have a 3D Garmin with super easy to use system controls. The Toyota folks have to be nuts to make there nav unit so slow and so confused. It tells me to turn right when I can see my destination on the left ahead. It wants to take me a mile out of the way to get to my destination. It also doesn't update to traffic info. I'd gladly pay a fee to know when the road is closed or traffic is a mess. No option for that.
The other engineering insanity is the radio. I always wanted a radio that would tell me who is singing and the name of the song.
My upgraded 4 CD unit, only flashes one word at at time to read the information. That means it takes a full minute or more staring at the screen to get the info that it would say in one fast message BUT The screen says NO Messages will be given while driving. Humm, so I have to look 6 times at the screen to see what I could see safely in one look, if it was programmed right. What about letting my passenger input info, while driving? There is a sensor in the passenger seat but it only relates to the air bag. I just use my Garmin and know I wasted a thousand bucks on an annoying Nav system. Don't try to use the voice commands, they are a JOKE.
The car rides great and feels wonderful, plus the excellent mileage in warm weather (Winter reduces the batteries use to charge fully, so it doesn't work as well and cuts millage in half, so if you live in warm weather you'll love the year around mileage. The car scratches very easily also.
Purchase the Camry Hybrid, love it but write the engineers and beg them to think about the radio and nav system, Please..
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