by not happy on Aug 10, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I have been driving my Camry for 6 years. Very few issues until i hit 90k miles. My check engine light was on due to engine issue. Dealership said no big deal EVAP system not an issue. I had the whole engine drained and cleaned. 50 miles later, BING, light on. I took it to an independent service provider and they told me something is not right. Then at 130k miles, the engine pistons shoot through the casing into the combustion chamber. That could have easily started an oil fire that would have sparked into the gas chamber. The mechanic said Toyota has a serious engine design problem. Google Toyota engine issues, it is not an isolated issue. Toyota is waiting for another blow.
by bevydawn on Jan 15, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I bought this vehicle brand new in 2002. It has been the best car. It currently has ~130,000 miles and I have had no major issues. We kept up on routine maintenance, replaced tires, and brakes and that's about it. It is so reliable, even in the snow. I've never seen a FWD vehicle do so good in bad weather. I feel like we have been extremely blessed to have such a good car. The radio in the SE is awesome and we have tons of room even with 3 kids, plus it looks great. My 10 year old tells me frequently how much she really likes my car...it will probably last 6 more yrs. so she can drive it! Hope she still likes it as well then!
by fourstar on Jan 20, 2003 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
The Camry is a very comfortable car.
For a long trip this car is quiet and
it rides wonderfully. The interior
controls are excellent. I am
dissappointed with the build quality
and the overall gas mileage
(Average=23.1). There a intermittent
rattles that cannot be fixed. The
styling is bland. I would not buy this
One of America's favorite cars is all new this year. Design goals for the 2002 Toyota Camry included larger interior packaging, reduced noise, more advanced safety features, better driving dynamics and, of course, a new standard of value.