2003 Toyota Camry Sedan SE V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
For the first half of this cars life it lived in the frigid , salt covered wastelands of Western New York... For the second half of its life thus far, it has been broiled by the punishing sun and aid sea salt of Florida. The car hasn't skipped a beat thus far! Major repairs have been as follows: The air conditioning compressor died at 84000 miles. At 155,000 miles it got all new struts and springs. New brakes x 3 thus far. At 111,000 miles the right rear door rotted through on the part adjacent to the window - the central pillar; the same has now occurred on the drivers rear side. I'll chalk thus up to the lovely Buffalo winters though I've heard that cars routinely exposed to road salt have this as a fail point. In both cases a door from a junk yard with matching paint from a rust free area was found and no one can tell that it's not the original except me - because I know.... The headlight covers require periodic maintenance with rubbing compound to keep them clear 2 x per month. Annoying but cheaper than replacing. Other than that maintenance and tires only.
For the first 8 years I meticulously changed the oil every 3000 miles. After that I switched to Mobil 1 synthetic and now change it at 5000 mile intervals.
I hope to get 300,000+ miles before it gets put out to pasture.
2003 Toyota Camry Sedan LE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
After 205,000 miles I continue to be amazed every day about how good this car really is. Comfortable for long hauls, 4cyl power is plenty for virtually any situation and consistently 25-27+mpg city and 35-38mpg on the interstates. I do need to replace a valve gasket and I'm about due for struts but other than that its been trouble-free motoring. I fully expect it to go right through 300,000 miles easily.
2003 Toyota Camry Sedan LE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
We have absolutely no complaints about this car. This was the family car, until my oldest child was old enough to drive to school. That's when I handed it down to him. It's now on it's second teen driver, and still going strong. In October, it'll be handed down to the 3rd. We were rear ended two years ago HARD in the rain, and the car did exactly what the crash tests tell you it's gonna do - protect the passengers. Over 220,000 miles, and all we've really done (besides wreck repair) is put tires on it, replace a bulb every now and then, changed the oil until this week, when we needed to replace the valve cover gasket... at 220,000+ miles. I don't think that's a bad deal at all! Leg room is awesome... we've driven it on several long road trips with my son, who is well over 6' tall and an additional three 5.5'-ish tall passengers plus our luggage with no problem. The trunk is a cavernous space, much bigger than you might expect. We get a couple of snow storms a year here, and this is our go-to car when we have to leave the house. The car handles great in the snow with no extra equipment/chains required. The stereo system is awesome, and we don't have anything special in there. If I had to pick a car for a family, or a first time driver, I'd pick this one again every time.
2003 Toyota Camry Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I bought this Camry in December of 2014 with 193k miles on it for only $3,000 and 22k miles later all she had needed have been new tires, wiper blades and regular oil changes. This car was a well taken care of 1 owner car before me so I was lucky. She cranks without hesitation every day even in sub- zero winter temps in Michigan and has yet to leave me stranded. The acceleration is still there, handling solid and noises I'm sure are comparable to the day it was driven off the lot. The SE model doesn't look as dated as most 13 year old cars and the body has aged well with one minor rust spot the size of a nickle I fixed myself. The funny thing is every time I see another car I consider buying I drive it and read the reviews to find myself loving my Camry more. So here's to another year together, I would recommend this car to anyone and let my daughter drive it if she wasn't 3. Proud to be a Toyota family as we own a 2011 Sienna as well.
2003 Toyota Camry Sedan SE V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
First, the Camry is very comfortable and very reliable. Other than the regular maintenance, I have never had to have anything fixed. I was just in a major car accident, the Camry saved my life! A minivan pulled out in front of me, I didn't even have time to go for the brakes. BAHM! 60 mph! The car did exactly what it was built to do, all of the airbags deployed, The engine compartment collapsed and the engine dropped down. The passenger compartment was undamaged. I walked away with only a small cut on my finger and some heavy bruises from the seatbelt! The Camry is totaled, but I'm okay!