1987 Toyota Camry Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1987 Toyota Camry CS 2.0 litre

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 litre Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired220000 kilometres
Most recent distance299000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla


Very basic, but great on fuel, and a reliable car


CV joints had to be done at 240,000 ks.

Clutch went at 280,000 ks.

Have had water pump replaced and timing belt done last week.

A few small oil leaks got fixed.

Cold start switch is waiting to be replaced.

General Comments:

A great old car. Never stops; seems to want to go forever.

It's no racing car, is strong, very basic, great on fuel.

Has no rattles, paint is poor, good shape inside. Just a great car; says a lot for the Toyota product in that day.

Keep oil, belts, and heater and radiator hoses in good shape. Look after the old thing, and it will look after you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd August, 2010

1987 Toyota Camry Station Wagon 2.2 EFI

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.2 EFI Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.2 / 10
Distance when acquired123000 kilometres
Most recent distance182000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta


A car without a soul, featureless, unexciting.


3 new head gaskets at 127000, 142000 and 176000 km.

New torque converter at 134000 km.

New engine at 181000 km, including new radiator.

New engine immediately leaked oil and the re-manufacturer was unable to cure the leak.

New CV joints at 156000 km.

General Comments:

The worst car I have ever had the displeasure to own.

Totally unreliable, lousy dealer service, parts prices and service costs exorbitant.

Shocking handling, despite new shockers and suspension rubbers.

The car always pulled to the left, no matter what was attempted to correct the problem.

The first and ONLY Japanese car I will ever own - eventually sold to a scrap dealer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th February, 2003

Average review marks: 4.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews