This particular model Camry has been amazing for our family car. It has 304,000 miles and still going. The cons first: It seems to use up brakes and rotors quickly. Probably about every 20,000 miles they need looking at. It also seems to go through a fair amount of tires... more than the average car. The pros: The list is endless. Transmission and motor are incredibly built as our car has 304,000 miles and still going strong. We will be selling it to a new driver as his first car. The car still looks and drives good and the style is pretty classic so it doesn't look real dated or anything. We are about to get a Highlander cuz we're getting older and need a car a little higher off the ground than we did back in '98. Bottom line: This is a Camry extraordinaire! Gotta love the quality of this particular model.
This is my fourth Toyota. Have never owned anything but Toyotas. While it's not my favorite (options, luxury), it has been my most reliable. Bought it with 41,000 Has 192,000 on it now. This one has needed the least amount of repairs compared to my others. Still going strong, still gets excellent gas mileage (it's a manual, which helps)! Other than a few rattles, this one has lots of miles left in it!
I have had my 98 camry for >6 years. The
only problem I had was the water pump
went out at 80k miles and took the timing
belt with it. My wife started driving the kids
around in this car and made me drive her
new Jeep Grand Cherokee. She figured I
was insured for more.
Reliability. Only problems were water pump
and battery at 80k miles.
None. This car is fabulous. Rides great and
has enough room for two kids and a dog in
the back seat.
This has been an excellent car. I
bought it with 49k miles on it and it
now has 115k. I have only changed the
oil and replaced the battery at 70k.
that is the only maintenance performed
so far. It consistently gets 35 mpg on
the freeway and above 30 in town. It
is a 4 cyl/5 speed combo. I wish that
all cars were this reliable.
Gas mileage. Solid reliability. Low
cost of ownership.
More power would be great, but isn't it
always? ha ha This issue has been
addressed with the newer camrys.