Didn't Know I Could LOVE a Car So Much!
By A Roundy on
1991 Toyota Camry Deluxe 4dr Sedan
Bought it new, had lots of new cars before, but just couldn't believe I could love ANY car so much! Fun to drive mountains, 4cyl manual 5-spd, JUMPS up from SAC to Tahoe. Low CG, loves curves! Always Over 30 mpg, even in town, but 33 to 35 on the highway. I then bought a new 2001, but maybe with a higher CG, it didn't drive as well. I kept it in my garage and drove the '91! Still going strong now at 192,000 miles. Changed timing belt at ~100,000 mi, Not 75,000, but belt was still perfect. Only 2 drawbacks: 1. Radio controls are too low down to see road at the same time, and 2. That year, mine did not have airbags.
Fun to drive, especially in mountains! Fun to manually shift, choose gears. Always Over 30 mpg, even in town, but 33 to 35 on the highway. Always dependable. Original shocks. Still original muffler, too.
Toyota did it on later models. 1. Put radio on top so you don't have to look away from the road to set it. 2. Use wheels larger than 14". AND: vinyl center armrest cracked and wore very badly. All other dash, etc., vinyl, perfect after all these yrs.