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Second Place: 2007 Toyota Camry V-6

Base price: $24,160
0-to-60-mph time: 5.8 sec
Quarter-mile time: 14.3 sec @ 99 mph

Yeah, yeah, we know. Toyota’s sixth-gen Camry isn’t exactly the culinary equivalent of Zacatecas chili. It might better be described as “pleasant” under glass. But fitted with the optional 3.5-liter V-6, Everyman’s Car attains 60 mph exactly as quickly as a Nissan 350Z we tested in 2005, and it’s a startling 2.9 seconds quicker than the 2.4-liter four-cylinder Camry starter kit.

All of the traditional attributes still apply: dependability, strong resale value, and unexpected praise from your Aunt Betty for having shown such good sense. Don’t tell her how quick it is. Just mention that this velvety 268-horse V-6 earns EPA ratings of 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. Then drive her to church via the flatlander route, because the Camry isn’t much fun in the hills.

On the other hand, if your mantra is the Seinfeldian “serenity now,” you should know that this mid-size sedan is as quiet at a 70-mph cruise as a Mercedes-Benz E550 and as quiet at idle as a Rolls-Royce Phantom. That’s because there’s more scrupulous engineering in a Camry than in just about any supercar ever made.

The chief knock against this vanilla transit system is that the rest of the world has discovered it, too. The new Camry could easily become America’s bestselling car again in 2007, meaning that Aunt Betty probably already has one.

VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

BASE PRICE: $24,160

ENGINE TYPE: DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 211 cu in, 3456cc
Power (SAE net): 268 bhp @ 6200 rpm
Torque (SAE net): 248 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm

TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic with manumatic shifting

DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase: 109.3 in
Length: 189.2 in
Width: 71.7 in
Height: 57.9 in
Curb weight: 3528 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 5.8 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 14.5 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 31.0 sec
Street start, 5–60 mph: 6.1 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 14.3 sec @ 99 mph

Top speed (governor limited): 145 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 170 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.81 g

FUEL ECONOMY:
EPA city/highway driving: 22/31 mpg

http://www.caranddriver.com/features/12396/the-quickest-cars-of-2007-20000-to-25000.html
 

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Camry completely rocks! Lost to much lighter Subaru Impreza WRX (0-60 5.6s) only @ 0-60 time.

Best at:

Zero to 100 mph: 14.5 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 31.0 sec
Street start, 5–60 mph: 6.1 sec
Standing 1/4-mile: 14.3 sec @ 99 mph

EPA: 22/31 mpg.

and excellent braking performance.

:clap:


I guess that is why C&D didn't choose to test v6s in its latest family sedan comparo. Camry SE v6 could easily win the game.
 

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I'd still hit the Legacy Limited.
 

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BEI said:
Second Place: 2007 Toyota Camry V-6

Base price: $24,160
0-to-60-mph time: 5.8 sec
Quarter-mile time: 14.3 sec @ 99 mph

Yeah, yeah, we know. Toyota’s sixth-gen Camry isn’t exactly the culinary equivalent of Zacatecas chili. It might better be described as “pleasant” under glass. But fitted with the optional 3.5-liter V-6, Everyman’s Car attains 60 mph exactly as quickly as a Nissan 350Z we tested in 2005, and it’s a startling 2.9 seconds quicker than the 2.4-liter four-cylinder Camry starter kit.

All of the traditional attributes still apply: dependability, strong resale value, and unexpected praise from your Aunt Betty for having shown such good sense. Don’t tell her how quick it is. Just mention that this velvety 268-horse V-6 earns EPA ratings of 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. Then drive her to church via the flatlander route, because the Camry isn’t much fun in the hills.

On the other hand, if your mantra is the Seinfeldian “serenity now,” you should know that this mid-size sedan is as quiet at a 70-mph cruise as a Mercedes-Benz E550 and as quiet at idle as a Rolls-Royce Phantom. That’s because there’s more scrupulous engineering in a Camry than in just about any supercar ever made.

The chief knock against this vanilla transit system is that the rest of the world has discovered it, too. The new Camry could easily become America’s bestselling car again in 2007, meaning that Aunt Betty probably already has one.

VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

BASE PRICE: $24,160

ENGINE TYPE: DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 211 cu in, 3456cc
Power (SAE net): 268 bhp @ 6200 rpm
Torque (SAE net): 248 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm

TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic with manumatic shifting

DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase: 109.3 in
Length: 189.2 in
Width: 71.7 in
Height: 57.9 in
Curb weight: 3528 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 5.8 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 14.5 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 31.0 sec
Street start, 5–60 mph: 6.1 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 14.3 sec @ 99 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 145 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 170 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.81 g

FUEL ECONOMY:
EPA city/highway driving: 22/31 mpg

http://www.caranddriver.com/features/12396/the-quickest-cars-of-2007-20000-to-25000.html

hi

i think it should be noted, if i am not mistaken, that they numbers were achieved from a vehicle without VSC/TRAC control. thats all. :D

No more granny cars for us eh??

cheers
 

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except for the aura and camry, all of the other cars have manual transmission. the camry would have blow the wrx's rice doors off if it had a manual....
 

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Check the latest issue online...

...at caranddriver.com.

This is the same magazine that rated the new Camry near the bottom of the list when compared to other sedans in its category. And of course, in typical C&D fashion, the Honda Accord hit the top of the list.

The article does cut on the fun-to-drive nature (or lack thereof), and that's an area where C&D will always fawn over the Accord. Every car is a compromise, and admittedly Toyota generally opts to the conservative side.
 

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^ You gotta admit, 245hp, turbo, awd, with 5-spd manual (6-spd if you opt for the Spec B), all for $25,000. I rather get the legacy for the same price.
 

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Camread said:
except for the aura and camry, all of the other cars have manual transmission. the camry would have blow the wrx's rice doors off if it had a manual....
lol... uhm, no it wouldnt.
 

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Netforcer said:
it's weird... i'd thought the altima would've performed better.... 6 speed manual transmission, 10 more lbs of torque, 200 lbs lighter...
could be gearing? they probably dont want it to be faster than the maxima
 

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Brandon402 said:
lol... uhm, no it wouldnt.
the "other car" in my driveway is a 06 WRX TR (You know, the 24K model like the one they tested)

and while 0-60 with a professional driver, it would probably still win vs a manual-tranny equipped v6 camry, my camry can hang right with my wrx if not from a standing start, and in some cases leave it. (well, when the WRX was more stock)


These cars aren't even in the same universe performance wise tho, and should not have been compared in the first place, imo.
 

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The 2.5L, same displacement as the STi, really does make a big difference in the new WRX compared to the previous generations with 2.0L.
 

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Netforcer said:
it's weird... i'd thought the altima would've performed better.... 6 speed manual transmission, 10 more lbs of torque, 200 lbs lighter...
Camread said:
could be gearing? they probably dont want it to be faster than the maxima
Gearing in our cars probably has something to do with it. But the main factor is probably the driver. 6spd manual.... no torque converter to multiple torque off the line and unless their dropping the clutch at 4000+rpm and power shifting every gear then.... Our 6 spd tranny's is pretty optimized with it's close gearing. I wish our tranny's shifted bit more firmly or positive. Out tranny's at WOT shifts like a Lincoln. I bet we could pick up a .1-.2 in the 1/4, if our tranny shifted quicker and firmer.
 

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^ You gotta admit, 245hp, turbo, awd, with 5-spd manual (6-spd if you opt for the Spec B), all for $25,000. I rather get the legacy for the same price.
I test drove a Spec-B before buying my Camry. It jsut didn't do anything for me. It was nice, quick and handled well...but the interior turned me off big time.
 

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^ Everyone has their preference. I wouldn't mind much about the interior as long I can read the odometers and words.
 
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