by cjleary83 on Apr 1, 2014 Vehicle: 1990 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan
For what it is, my 1990 Camry is by far the best car I've owned.
It's built to get you from point A to point B comfortably and reliably, and that's exactly what it does.
I've owned it since 2001 (second owner) and other than oil changes, batteries, and headlights, I've never had to have any work done on it.
May have recharged the ac once.
I also own an 07 Subaru legacy, and I actually keep it in the garage most of the time, because there's no point putting miles on it while the Camry still runs perfectly.
Sure, it's not the prettiest car and it's not going to win any races, but for a daily driver, this is an ideal machine.
Gas mileage is decent and it's dirt cheap to insure.
by roseygal on Apr 13, 2012 Vehicle: 1990 Toyota Camry LE V6 4dr Wagon
I'm at the point where I have to decide if it's time to let go and the truth is I just don't want to! I can't even find a kbb value for a 1990, but mine still looks pretty good and only has 140,000. miles. It needs a little work now, but for 6 years I didn't put a drop of money into her, except oil changes.
I was the second owner.
by mrspeedster on Apr 5, 2012 Vehicle: 1990 Toyota Camry 4dr Sedan
i just keeps going!! this is my bf's car, he bought it at 100k 11 years ago (he and i both do alot of cross country driving) all we have done is speakers and radio 110k, serpentine 145k, water pump 190k, fuel pump 250k, front tie rod and front and rear struts 300k (he hopped a curb at 70 mph and that is all it did!)
we are really hoping for 400k, and btw at that point talk to your toyota dealer, i have heard of people with their high milage toyotas trading in for a brand new toyota of the same model for F R E E E E E E E E (some advertizement thing)
the parts are dirt cheap
built like a tank (I hit 2 deers on a dirt road and went smack into a ditch, only a ding on the hood and grill)
by segelstrom101 on May 31, 2011 Vehicle: 1990 Toyota Camry Deluxe 4dr Wagon
hello i picked up my 1990 toyota camry dx in november with 131,256 miles and boy am i impressed. lots of power good mpg and really comfortable. the heat blows like you couldn't believe and the ac is amazing. it definitely is what gave toyota the name it holds today. the only thing i have had to do in repairs besides the rust fixing is a gas line and a radiator but my yota is the man. i will be the last owner of this car i could never sell it. if you can find one i highly recommend you get it. thanx for reading.
by thefranks5 on May 27, 2011 Vehicle: 1990 Toyota Camry Deluxe 4dr Sedan AWD
I have two Toyota Camrys. We liked the 1990 so much, we bought a 1991. Essentially, their twins... except one is a manual shift, one an automatic. My wife wishes it would die, so she could get a new one.
The 90 has 251,900 miles and still gets between 29-34 mph. Still use it on my 180-mile commute.
No real mechanical problems, other than regular maintenance. Timing belts, water pump, cv boots, tires, etc.
The major key to it's longevity is regular oil and filter changes -- every 3k -- plus a good oil additive, Hilton Hyperlube or Lucas or Slick50.
I'm hopeful it will make to 400k. Would love to know what % of Camrys make it over 300 or 400k
by Anthony on Sep 1, 2010 Vehicle: 1990 Toyota Camry Deluxe 4dr Wagon
I can't be more impressed with this little wagon, with over 200,000 miles, it feels like new. Interior is remarkably solid & high in quality. Modern cars have better styling but can't say better build and materials. Engine is still peppy. Give any car regular oil changed and it will go over 150,000, but this car I'm sure would go over 400,000. It feels that good, with very little repairs if any. I put on 15,000 miles and saw the odometer flip 200,000 miles and not one repair since owning it. Its a 1990 so its not going to have all the bells & whistles like today's cars but it gets the job done competently. I wasn't thrilled when I purchased it cause its old & quirky looking, now I love it.