Here’s Why Mechanics Don’t Want You to Buy This Car


rev up your engines today I’m gonna
explain why this 2012 Camry with the 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine may be the
best used car on a planet to buy and why well the reasons are under the hood
because this has the newer design 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine it’s called the
2AR Fe and in 2012 this replaced the to AZ engine the one
that burn oil the AZ engines at bad piston rings and pistons Toyota replaced
a lot of them for free but they stopped their warranty period at 60,000 miles so
you go buy used one of those it could be an oil burner but that’s not the case
with this 2 AR engine it’s a solid engine I haven’t seen any problems in
them at all it puts on a little more horsepower than the older one about 20
horsepower more but the main thing is it’s a redesign they did not have piston
and piston ring problems these are solid reliable engines like Toyota was known
for making and transmission and this 2012 has the six-speed automatic transmission
which is a pretty bulletproof transmission the earlier ones that were
4-speed hey they were decent transmissions but the six-speed drives
better Plus gets better gas mileage now unfortunately for Toyota
later on after 2012 they started to put eight-speed automatics which they’ve had
nothing but problems with they just don’t shift right I’ve seen some of them
break down way too early with those eight speeds but this baby it’s got the
six-speed automatic it’s pretty much bulletproof so even though this has more
horsepower than the older engine it’s a better engine and with the 6-speed
automatic transmission it gets better gas mileage than the older one this
particular one a customer it’s 34 miles a gallon on the highway and about 29 mix
juice so it’s very economical expecially on highway but it’s really zippy it’s
got a lot of power to it it’s pretty much the perfect used car for somebody
who’s looking for an all-around good used car that you can fit a bunch of
people in have a reasonable amount of power and get great gas mileage
sporty the a/c but if you can say a lot of room inside sure it’s messy but nice
day car in a back and in the front and it’s got the usual sophisticated
electronics here’s the steering wheel with all the bells and buttons and modes
and it’s got the screen and very comfortable sporty seats I’ve rented
these things when I was on vacation man you can set them and you can drive five
six hundred miles no problems at all no sore necks nor sore backs
the well-designed comfy seats now this is a sporty version so it’s got all this
plastic stuff as you can see it’s hit the speed bumps and actually over here
when it came in here today this was sticking out I guess so I just
snapped it back in they golf world look and hey you’re gonna get rips and cracks
and pop these things in there not just get used to knock them back in if you
get something put it onto the hood it’s got Toyota’s old fashioned solid
reliability lots of working room if you got a really
old one you have to change gaskets it’s not crowded you can get in here work
easily look at the alternator location you could change this thing in five
minutes not crawling and grabbing well designed some cars heavy air filters to
take half an hour to get to and change look at this snap
there’s your air filter talk about easy to change and it’s got the usual giant
camry trunk look at that they got a lot of junk in it keeps going back way back
a lot of room in one of these and this particular one being a sport version
it’s got a beefed up suspension it really handles quite well you can really
zip around in this thing you’re not a race car I mean it’s got a top speed of
118 miles an hour that’s plenty fast enough to get around
in a totally dependable fun driving car who needs to go faster than 118 miles an
hour anyway all in all this 2012 camry four banger and the 6-speed automatic
may be the perfect used car for most people they got front desks back disks
all wheel disc brakes they stop great and being front-wheel drive you can get
away with driving east a winter without snow tires on him I got
a friend in Buffalo he’s got one you never put snow tires on it with good
dripping regular tires on the front with a front wheel drive then go quite well
in the snow they’re not like a rear-wheel drive car
that yeah you’re gonna have to put snow tires on it because it’s harder to push
in the snow than it is to pull and as you can see a camera can go through
multiple owners and still go down a road this one’s already on the third owner
was sold the last time by Carmax you can see the paint’s starting to chip
off from people hitting the plastic bumper but the car will just continue to
motor run down the road you can repaint on Posche them all up make them look
like a brand new car or you can just let them get dirty but still go rolling down
the road that’s why I picked this 2012 Camry it’s probably the best used car in
the world that you can buy because sometimes older is better oh god it’s a garbage truck I got to
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