Sure seemed like an excellent used car at the time I bought it for my mom, exactly one year ago. At only 63K miles it smokes when cold (valve stem seals), clunks on small bumps (strut mounts), all the painted plastic has faded (bumpers, mirrors, door handles), exterior door handle falling off (cheap plastic). I should have spent thousands less and bought American. Extremely disappointed in this smoking rattle-trap. There are TSBs on the problems we have, so these are not maintenance issues - I regret ever buying this car - can't sell it without doing a valve job at ONLY 63K MILES! NOT a solid car.
I received the car is about 78,000 miles on it. The only problem that has bothered me is the struts/shocks. The electronics are flawless, the day to day driving is excellent, and the fuel economy is amazing. The previous owner(my new stepbrother) is known for destroying his cars, and when I got it, I was so suprised at how well it took his beating. He is the person who would never maintain a vehicle ever. So my opinion of this car is excellent and would recommend it to anyone.
gas mileage, roomy, extremely reliable, good in cold weather, and all around good car.
need suspension work, little more pick-up so a slighty stronger engine, better rear cupholders, not much else. this is a real quality car.
One month after purchase the check engine light went on and after 7.5 years and 24 dealer visits it still lights up. Two different toyota dealers gave up trying to fix it. The electrical system has also been a problem. Wires in power door failed and so did the wireing harnes in the trunk, and so did the electric motor in rear door go bad. The digital clock in the dash died after one year. Never, never wil i buy toyota again.
Attractive car, smooth cushion ride but steering too light.
I bought this Camry in late 2002. It had only 15,000 miles, & leather seats & a power driver's seat. Nearly 4 years later, it's my favorite car ever. Although my 16-year old daughter gets teased by her friends that it's a "mom's car", I repeat over & over: "It's reliable, gets 30 mpg, it's easy & fun to drive & the (leather) seats are comfortable." I've only done regular oil changes & put a new battery in it. It now has 64,650 miles & I've put just 7,300 on it this the last year, but will drive it even more as I am a new "mystery shopper". It's my 2nd Camry & hasn't disappointed me once.
Gas economy, dependable, leather seats, power driver's seat with lumbar support, huge trunk, inside trunk release, inside gas tank door release.