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Wow, you must have gotten a rare lemon or one that was supremely abused. I have owned 5 Camrys in the last 10 years. I drove my first 277,000 miles and sold it. I still see it go by now and then. My second I bought for 1500 dollars extremely abused. Some kid got stuck in a snow bank and overreved the engine. I dropped a engine in it from a local junk yard. It lives! I has 200,000 miles on it and purrs like a kitten. Shines up like a new penny. My wife needed a car for work. I bought a 99 Camry from a lady on Craiglist who was highly motivated to sell for 3000 bucks. I have had the car 4 years now and the only repair has been a broken door handle. I bought a 96 from a lady two weeks ago 239000 miles, extremely abused. She lives out in the mountains with a road like a creek bed. The struts and bushings need to be replaced. The engine and transmission are tight. The paint is excellent. The interior is in good shape. This will be my daughters college car after some standard repairs. Oh, I paid 750.00 for the car. Onward, my fifth camry got totaled at 170,000 miles. I am parting it out because the engine and tranny are tight. I do not recognize the experience you are talking about except in the case of extreme abuse. Camrys a solid cars that run and run and run- you get the point. Even when totaled they run. They are tremendous money savers. I love the tight tolerences and ingenuity these cars are built with. I would give the Camry another try. I have owned just about every brand of car made- Ford, Dodge, Chevy, Pontiac, Honda Accord(Great Car), Chrysler(Ouch), Nissan -on and on. The Accord is the best, but the camry is competitive and easier to work on. Your experience is not the norm.Report it
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