My Camry wagon has been in my family for 12 years, it's the most dependable car we own - that's more dependable than a 4-Runner, a Volvo S-70 and a Pathfinder - all 3 of which have problems with the engin sensors. My wagon is too old to have engine sensors - I don't think computers were even invented back in '95 ;-) They just don't make cars now like they used to!
I like the lift gate in back because it makes it easy to load groceries and assorted sports equipment.
The only improvement I can think of would be for Toyota to start producing this car again.
I bought a 1995 Camry Wagon with high
milage banking on its reliability and
Toyota name. I was not let down.
Other than regular maintainace I have
had no problems with the car and I now
have 200K on it! It handles just like
a car even though it is a wagon and the
3rd seat in the back comes in handy
when you have a few more kids to take
with you. The engine and transmission
are still running great with no
issues. There is some rust around the
back wheel wells which is a problem
here in the NE. This car is a keeper!
My favorite feature of this car is the
3rd seat in the back. Especially when
my kids were small and I was coaching
soccer. It was no problem to flip the
seat up in the back and take 2 more.
The two things I would improve is its
rust inhibiting design (more plastic
around the base and wheel wells of the
car, which Toyota did on the later
models) and have a power socket that
does not turn off with the key for
powering plug in devices like chargers,
I have over 90,000 miles and my vehicle
is doing great. I have done the regular
maintenance on the vehicle and it is
still going strong. The only problem I
have had has been the power motor for
I bought my wagon a year ago (3/01) from a local dealer. It was in great shape with 79K miles. The 4-cylinder is peppy, reliable, and smooth. It gets good mileage too and ride comfortably. I put a bike rack up on top of the luggage carrier and it hauls 2 bikes very well. This wagon handles like a car, almost a luxury ride, and I've experienced no mechanical problems save the power antenna (that locked in the up position). I now have 95,000 miles and it runs just like new. I would highly recommend either version of the 1992-1996 Camry Wagon. My 1995 model runs and looks great. Consider the Toyota Camry if you can find one. They are solid, reliable, and comfortable.
Comfortable, reliable, spacious, and nice looking, good mileage with 4 cyl.
A bit more power with the 4-cylinder engine (now solved with the 2002 4-cylinder models, but no more wagons available.
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