I bought this car in November of 2004 with 122,000 miles on the odometer. I paid more than book because one-owner Camrys with all the background are hard to find. I've put 54,000 miles on it and have replaced the timing belt, windshield, brakes, front struts and 2 O2 sensors. It is always reliable and gets between 24 and 27 mpg. I love this car and plan on keeping it until something expensive breaks. It does not use a drop of oil between changes.
Comfort, ride, dependability, size
Cup holder, suspension could be stiffer, a little more pep.
I bought my 1994 Camry LE V6 used 7.5 years ago with 57k miles on it. Ive put 90k miles on the car since and its been a fantastically reliable car. The car felt light on its feet. One thing I always hated about the V6 engine was the lack of low end torque. Until you rev the engine up to 3000 RPM, it feels like a 4 cylinder. The suspension was far too soft so I would always get a lot of body roll when I took turns. Definitely not a fun car to drive. The car is meant for people who want a smooth ride.
What I loved most about this car is that its so reliable and trouble free. I was surprised to find the transmission shifting very smoothly after so many years and miles. It still shows no signs of trouble.
I would like to see Toyota give the Camry a slightly sportier feel, first by making the suspension slightly stiffer. The lack of low end torque was also very annoying. Also, the V6 engine requires premium gas for optimal performance. A non-premium car should not require premium gas.
I've owned my Camry for four years and have over 217,000 on the odometer, and I believe it's an excellent choice for someone with a small budget. Interior design is excellent. The seats are well-shaped and comfortable, and the placement of controls is intuitive. At high speed, road noise is nearly non-existent, like a luxury car. Wind noise is moderately high, but no more than could be expected. Engine performance is mediocre. Noise is high at revs over 3000, and acceleration is adequate at best. Fit and finish inside is terrific, with snug and well-fitting parts, and reliability is good. For the money, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better family sedan.
Smooth and quiet ride, refined transmission, seat comfort, front headroom (enough for a 6'1 driver), reliability.
The radio volume knob is too small, making it difficult to finely adjust the volume. The parking brake handle is situated a bit close to the front armrest. The engine is underpowered for passing on the highway. Opt for a V6 if you can find it. None of these affect my positive opinion of the car.
Purchased 4 cylinder in the summer of 2006 with 67,000 miles, currently in the spring of 2007 miles 88,000. Only items were EGR, minor distributor oil seep, had both fixed. Reliable, quiet, comfortable, low maintenance, good gas mileage. Regular maintenance. Distributor fried at 85,000, otherwise no issues. Plan on keeping and driving until the wheels fall off or engine wears out, probably at 300,000 mile or so!!!
Reliability, 4 cylinder gas mileage, quality, steady ride, comfort, safe safety feeling, fit and finish. Great reliable, affordable car that is a standard for transportation.