I also blew an engine at 107,000 miles.
Car was meticulously maintained, all
maintenance etc. Took all records with
me but to no avail. Neither Toyota nor
the dealership (east side Madison, WI)
would help, despite TSB's that
suggested a problem with oil jelling in
the upper engine. I was turned over to
the sales staff who generously offered
$700 trade-in on another (2003) Camery
off the lot as an alternative to $4000
to replace the engine. Another dealer
gave me $2300 trade-in, and a fair
price on a car that had come in off
lease (not a Toyota).
If Toyota is going to make the claim
that their quality is the best, then
they should be prepared to stand behind
it. Perhaps start offering warranties
similiar to Volkswagon or Hyundi
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