There are many different kinds of cars and many different kinds of driving. For each of these modes, there is a safe, obvious, reliable choice of vehicle. These are the Toyota Camrys (Camries?) of the car world, and I think I can pinpoint them all.
I’ll start simple so that this all makes sense.
The Toyota Camry of Midsize Sedans: the Toyota Camry
The Toyota Camry of Track Cars: the Mazda Miata
The Toyota Camry of Drifting: the Nissan 240SX
The Toyota Camry of Vintage Cars: the Ford Mustang
The Toyota Camry of Sitting On The Side Of The Road While You Try To MacGyver A Fix For Your Throttle Cable That Just Snapped Again: the VW Beetle
The Toyota Camry of Trucks: the Ford F-150
The Toyota Camry of Hot Hatchbacks: the VW GTI
The Toyota Camry of AWD: the Subaru Impreza
The Toyota Camry of Offroading: the Jeep Wrangler
The Toyota Camry of Delivering Tofu: the Toyota AE86
The Toyota Camry of Adventure Vehicles: the Toyota Land Cruiser
The Toyota Camry of Getting To Your Squash Appointment On Time: the BMW E30
If you have any more automotive categories that you think have a Toyota Camry of their segment, please make a note of them in the comments below, or just argue with me for fun.
CORRECTION: After much thought and the impassioned arguments of reader jjhats I have come to see that the VW GTI is the Camry of hot hatchbacks, not the it’s-so-hot-right-now Fiesta ST as originally reported.