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At 180,000 miles, still a Fantastic Car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By tommysmooth
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2001 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)


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My Dad bought it in 2003 from a dealership where it was a rental, about 4 years ago he bought a 2009 Camry and let me have the 01 for my first car. I've been driving it daily since I was 16 and have never had a bad day with it. It's quiet, responsive, and when you want power from the engine it will give it to you. It's easy to fix things yourself on, such as oil changes, brakes, even opening up the intake and cleaning the butterfly valve was pretty simple. The Stereo is amazing quality and similar to what you'd find in some luxury cars today. This car has good handling in the snow especially in 2nd gear. Overall it's a perfect first car, or perfect budget car. I've grown to love it


Best Features

Ground Clearance, Engine Reliability, Sound System, Interior Space, Gas Mileage, Solid Frame, Really smooth ride quality, minimal mechanical problems throughout lifetime (Doesn't hurt your wallet)


Worst Features

Catalytic Converter needed replacing 7 times, Butterfly Intake Valve became gunked up after 150,000 miles (Made gas pedal stick), Some dash electronics beginning to die (Tail Light Sensor/Vent Blower speed control knob), Front wheels become misaligned easily from potholes, Lug bolts made poorly, broke one when changing flat (DIY replacement not too hard) Front Seats can be uncomfortable sometimes and cause hips or back to be sore.


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SAVED MY LIFE
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By miracl
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2001 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)


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I financed this car with my Mom in early April, it was my second car. One morning after I picked up my friend for school, I was smashed/tBoned by a 2012 Yukon that was going 70 and ran a red light, at a 45 mph zone, my car was sent flying into another car. This car was TOTALED. No roof, no doors, blown up tires, and no seats. I WALKED away with a scratched up face from hitting my window on impact, but I had NO broken bones, my best friend had 7,
and is WALKING with a broken pelvis/hip. Doctors/Witnesses said they have no idea how we survived this accident, if it wasnt for this camry, we would have been dead, Thank you Toyota, You SAVE lives. Get this car for your kid parents its a lifesavef


Best Features

CD/TAPE player. SunRoof. Remote Locks and Unlocks. Spoiler. Quiet Ride. Good Sound System.


Worst Features

I can't think of one, except possibly build it with armor and steel, so it doesn't get a scratch? It's perfect.


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Unbeatable value.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By jmc55ma
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2001 Toyota Camry CE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)


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I purchased my 2001 Toyota Camry LE 4 cyl. in
2003 with 27000 miles on the odometer. I have driven this car for 9 years without a major repair and only done maintenence, brakes, timing belt and tuneups. The odometer now reads 171000 miles and still going strong. It still has the original exhaust. i find the seats a little uncomfortable and hard but othere than that I would give this car a 10!


Best Features

Dependability and great gas mileage.


Worst Features

Better seats.


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Almost 200,000 Miles and still running
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By Ray
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2001 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan (2.2L 4cyl 4A)


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Bought car as rebuilt with 450 miles on odometer. Rear had repaired damage and the engine compartment clean. Changed Oil & Filter every 3000 with Castrol 10-30W. AUTO Transmission fluid changed every 22-25K miles. Bosch 4+4 plugs every 20K Miles. Air FILTER element every 20K miles. Radiator flush every 2 years and new fluid. At 199,400 miles changed out catalytic converter and two sensors. Timing belt and water pump changed only twice at 98K miles intervals. MPG around 25 city 29 hwy on regular gas. ride is average and does not handle well in snow or ice unless you have Bridgestone Blizzards tires or equivalent. Only problem is brake rotors tend to warp on hard braking. r


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Gallery Edition
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Gallery Edition
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2001 Toyota Camry LE V6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Got this 2001 V6 Gallery Edition Camry as a gift from an aging relative. Got it in 2009 with only 20,000 miles. Edmunds should have mentioned the Gallery Edition. Perfect condition. Excellent JBL! sound, solid V6 power. Bulletproof reliability like all Toyotas. I do all the scheduled maintenance. Car is very easy to drive, but not particularly fun. But, what do you expect, it's a Camry. It's like the AK-47 of cars, everyone has one and it never lets you down!


Best Features

Reliability, audio, practicality, and value.


Worst Features

Better paint quality and more scratch resistant coating.


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