Pimp my Camry
Pimp my Camry
Serenity now! These were the words I uttered to myself 15 seconds after getting into and driving the car for the first time. This is a Toyota Camry and boy does it feel good. Keep in mind that I am under 30 years old and love my tuner cars very much and that I drive a 13 year old Volkswagen. I am not trying to sell you anything when I write these words.
For the 2005 model, there are a few new exterior touches. New headlights (blacked-out on the SE) integrated in the redesigned front facia and redesigned taillights are some of the new additions. These changes add a little sparkle to an otherwise featureless and non-existent styling exercise that is the Camry. It is blandish maybe, but I do not think that Camry buyers want something that flashes. With the SE and SE-V6, Toyota has tried to capture a younger demographic of buyers with this athletic version of the family sedan. The SE-V6 comes standard with 17" gunmetal painted Camry Solara wheels, a trunk mounted spoiler and fog lights. These elements do give it away a little but it is in no way a Q-Ship. Panel fit and paint application are quite satisfactory.
The cabin sports very nice dash materials; it is padded and is of much better quality than the previous generations. It is accented by tasteful faux aluminium touches on the center stack and door panels. The front seats offer little lateral support but are more comfortable than the ones on a Camry LE that I drove recently. This may have to do with the supple perforated leather on the seats. It is thick and of good quality.
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