Fare thee well Camry…You were a good car. Nay, a great one.
I was heavily mocked by all of my friends when I bought this car. I got a “girlie” car. Or a “‘conservative” car. See, back in 2005 I was searching for two things. Functionality and reliability. Is a Toyota Camry flashy? Um, no. Is it sexy? Far from it. Could I roll up next to a convertible full of hot ladies at a stoplight and sell myself? Hardly.
But for a guy who didn’t want to overspend and didn’t care about looks or what people thought of me. I bought something that was, in my mind, a safe and reliable car. And here I sit 6 years later. About to say goodbye to the most reliable car I’ve ever owned. In my stint, I’ve put 63,000 miles on it. I’ve taken it to Washington D.C., North Carolina. Memphis. Texas…twice.
How many problems did I have out of this car outside of normal wear and tear? Zero.
No doubt I will be spoiled by the modern features I am about to delve into with these so called “newer cars”. Cupholders galore! One-touch power windows! iPod connection that isn’t through an FM transmitter!
But I don’t regret my Camry decision. In fact, it still runs like a beauty. It’s just that now I won’t get anything out of it, lest I take the check from my insurance company. So, I may as well take this as a sign to move on.