1990 Toyota Camry Consumer Review: Hoping for 400k

1990 Toyota Camry - Consumer Review

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Deluxe Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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Hoping for 400k
By thefranks5 on


1990 Toyota Camry Deluxe 4dr Sedan AWD


I have two Toyota Camrys. We liked the 1990 so much, we bought a 1991. Essentially, their twins... except one is a manual shift, one an automatic. My wife wishes it would die, so she could get a new one.

The 90 has 251,900 miles and still gets between 29-34 mph. Still use it on my 180-mile commute.

No real mechanical problems, other than regular maintenance. Timing belts, water pump, cv boots, tires, etc.

The major key to it's longevity is regular oil and filter changes -- every 3k -- plus a good oil additive, Hilton Hyperlube or Lucas or Slick50.

I'm hopeful it will make to 400k. Would love to know what % of Camrys make it over 300 or 400k

Best Features

Dependability, affordability, mileage, comfort.

Worst Features

Timing chain instead of a timing belt would have been a huge improvement, like Nissan uses. Timing belt replacements are quite expensive, now about $600+. CV boots are annoying, but how do you get around that?
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By socalalex
on 04/02/14 17:15 PM (PDT)

So does the AWD Camry really get between 29-34 mpg??

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