by carmom11 on Apr 24, 2014 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I bought mine used in 2005 with 20K on it. Just traded it in (2014) with 175,000. Never replaced anything but the typical disposables! This car just goes and goes and never brakes down or needs repairs. I wish they still built them like this. Best value and reliability!
by atomicalex7 on Dec 2, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I recently drove my grandmothers camry on a 800 mile round trip road trip with 4 adults and a trunk full of stuff.
At first, I was worried about the power because we were going to be going up and down mountains all day, but there were no problems.
Even up the steepest grades, no power was lost and it even stayed in overdrive.
A majority of the time the car was pushing 80, and the ride was very relaxing with no road noise and responsive steering.
It was a very comfortable car to ride in and the trip average was 30mpg both ways.
The car has 68,000 miles and the only thing that was ever replaced were tires, brakes (65,000 miles) and a steering bushing.
by lord_falkland on Aug 20, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Camry LE V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
bought it new for Xmas back in 03, couldn't resist the 0% APR offered by Toyota Financing.
Anyway it'll be close to 10 years since then and I've driven it almost all over the PST/MST zones. City economy is never higher than 24, freeway cruising between 75-80 nets 29 and back-road cruising between 45-55 nets a high of 36. Yep 36 but I rarely drive that slow for that long so that almost never happens.
I keep up with all the scheduled maintenance as a rule, change the oil every 3-4k miles and it just keeps on trucking. 200 lbs/ft tq is enough to carry a family of 5 from the coast to the peaks with a trunk full of luggage. And food. And a cooler too. I almost bought another 04 once, haha
by 2ben91 on Apr 21, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Camry SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I was gifted this car two years ago after a family member purchased a new car. Having a 2000 Nissan Maxima, I decided this would an upgrade. Boy was I wrong. This car gets the same MPG as my Maxima, about 20-22 in town and 26 on the highway. For a vehicle with only 70,000 miles when I got it, and a Toyota, it sure has a lot of problems. It eats tires and brakes, it leaves me stranded, and it's most recent repair needed, a new Throttle Body, costs upwards of 1,400 dollars at only 95 k! I am going back to my Maxima after two years in the Toyota, and couldn't be happier. Newer and more expensive isn't always better!
by lemaire on Apr 16, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
352000 kil.all original except for front brakes and stabilizer bar bushings...of course the tires are new and the oil and filter have been changed at regular intervals....would buy another 04 tomorrow..best car I have ever owned
by maddogca on Jan 2, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Camry XLE V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
I was a little skeptical about getting this car at first. Now, I'm glad that I made the purchase. It has NEVER left me stranded and has ALWAYS sent me from Point A to Point B. So far, the only maintenance I have done to my car was oil changes, a new battery, and tires. I also love the moonroof and the leather seats. The JBL sound system is also a pretty nice system. The only thing that I can think that I dislike is the rear window shade. Other than that, thumbs up on this end. Toyota's might be expensive to purchase, but maintenance cost and insurance are SO LOW that it makes up for it.
For the 2004 Toyota Camry, a new 3.3-liter V6 is standard on SE V6 models. Relative to last year's 3.0-liter V6, this engine offers 33 more horsepower and an additional 31 pound-feet of torque, boosting ratings to 225 and 240, respectively. Fortunately, Toyota has also boosted the 3.0-liter engine's output -- it now makes 210 hp and 220 lb-ft of torque in V6-equipped LE and XLE models. Both V6 engines come standard with a five-speed automatic transmission this year. In other news, a new trim has been introduced; the Limited Edition Camry comes in an exclusive crystal-white color, and offers a unique front grille, standard foglamps and champagne-color exterior badging.