by bagui1984 on Jan 28, 2014 Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I have owned this car since 2003 when it was bought brand new. I am 29 now and the car now has a bit over 126,000 miles. I have not experienced the dreaded stripping head bolts yet, and hope I never have to experience it. Ideally, I would love to use this car until 300,000 miles.
I bought the car because of Toyota's reputation on reliability. I have added lots of mods on this LE, Homelink, HID projector headlamps from a Lexus, Wood grain, Fog Lights from the XLE model, TRD rear sway bar, just to make this car a bit fun to drive. I love it thus far, no real problems yet and hopefully forever.
by jlevitan on Mar 20, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
bought the car from a dealer. car needed the starter and fan system replaced 2 days after. car runs really hot. oil is seeping out of the engine. car has 103,000 miles on it for a Toyota this shouldn't be much. there is a known issue with camrys from 2002-2006 with the headbolts stripping off the engine block causing the engine to overheat and then blow at any givin time.and there is no support from toyota they could car less selling the car on name alone instead of quality. if i could go back in time i would tell the dealer to keep it and got into something else. purchased it for Toyota name and quality and got the worst car experience ive ever havve to deal with do not buy this car
by chunt5 on Aug 26, 2012 Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Our 2003 Camry, that we purchased new, has been a great car.
It only has 20,000 miles on it but we have not had a single issue with it.
It still drives and handles like brand new.
I replaced the tires just because they were 9 years old.
The only other part that we replaced is the battery in 2008.
I like the Camry so much that I just purchased a new Toyota Tacoma.
by dat22 on Feb 8, 2012 Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
We purchased a used 2003 toyota camry 16 months ago and have repeat problems with the engine/head bolts stripping out of the engine block.
This is a know issue related to NHTSA Item Number : 10037592, Summary :
TOYOTA: THERE MAY BE DAMAGED CYLINDER HEAD BOLTS THREADS. *RM, and specifically with engine 2AZ-FE. Dialership and Toyota executive level have not done anything to help.
I will not buy another toyota.
by 4camryowner on Dec 19, 2011 Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
No my Camry is not exciting to drive or very fast. It is however VERY reliable. I have owned 4 Camrys and am able to put 200,000 on each one with no major problems. My present Camry I bought used with 80,000 miles I now have 203,000 miles and only replaced the gas cap!!! Do not be tempted to the dark side (Ford, Dodge or Chevy) Toyota has best build quality. The 2003 model gets an honest 33 miles per gallon. Mixed driving (500 miles to a tank).
by buffgirl23 on Sep 15, 2010 Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Bought my Camry new which replaced my 1989 Camry. Reliable? You bet! Only routine maintenance performed (oil change, new tires, etc.) Still runs like a dream; smooth acceleration, quick pick-up. I intend on running this vehicle into the ground!
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