1999 Toyota Camry Consumer Review: At 220K still reliable

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At 220K still reliable
By Bob Robertson on


1999 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


I can't say this car is without problems, however at nearly 220K miles it is still going strong and I hope it lasts me till 300K. I bought it new. Replaced a main brake cylinder & front struts under warranty, changed oil every 5K, timing belt at 90K and 180K, water pump at 180K, brake pads every 40-50K. Second shift solenoid went out around 190K miles ($280), rear seal small leak at 190K miles, an A/C compressor noise at 2500+ RPM around 200K. Alarm gets triggered if the car is left out in the sun for 2-3 hrs. A speedometer shows 5% higher speed than it is (you are doing only 76 mph when it says 80) with factory tires.

Best Features

220,000 miles and no major repairs is the best feature. 32-34 mpg on a highway. Soft ride. Plenty of room.

Worst Features

I wish the transmission shifted less noticeably, and brakes were more linear, but it's acceptable, better craftsmanship on interior plastic parts.
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