2004 Toyota Camry Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

2004 Toyota Camry Sportivo 2.4 petrol

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired67500 kilometres
Most recent distance80000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 960

Summary:

I'll stick with Japanese brands forever

Faults:

Nothing mechanical.

Remote fuel release jammed, fixed myself.

Passenger visor ripped out holding clamp when pulled out. Fixed myself.

Paint on front bumper is vulnerable to stone chips. Needs to be resprayed, quoted $400.

General Comments:

I'm really impressed with this car.

So far everything I've heard about Toyota has proven to be true. The car runs faultlessly and everything on it works the way it should.

It is beautiful to drive, with a flexible, great sounding engine. The gear change could be a little less notchy, but it's easy enough to live with.

Mine is fitted with factory sports suspension, which makes the ride a little more abrupt than the base car, but it is never harsh and it's worth it to get more precise handling.

I like the styling, I think the elliptical theme is a lot more interesting than the styling on the current model.

Nothing I can do will make this car use more than 12 litres/100km, which is an improvement over my Volvo 960 that used 14 litres/100km no matter how carefully I drove it.

Servicing is well priced. At a major Toyota dealer the customer service is efficient and competent, but a little impersonal.

My only real criticism is the tyre noise at cruise. The tyres on my car are Dunlop SPs, not the standard Michelin Vivacy. In any case, the only reason I notice the tyre noise is because no other part of the car makes any noise at all.

Owning this car has spoiled me. I'll never put up with half arsed design ever again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th April, 2009

2004 Toyota Camry Ateva 3.0

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 kilometres
Most recent distance93000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Good reliable car

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the car; it runs like a champ.

General Comments:

The car build is excellent. It is able to let me travel each week about 1000km's without missing a beat. The V6 engine has lots of power for overtaking.

Since I do a lot of freeway driving, having the in dash 6 CD player/tape is awesome.

I enjoy the climate control, and the seats are quite comfortable.

Compared to my old Camry, this thing blows it away.

The safety of the car is amazing; it has been involved in 2 accidents since I bought it (both not my fault), and it was able to keep me safe from any harm.

Only thing I hate is the 60/40 fold down seats; it's a small hole, and the seats don't fold down flat :(

But all in all, it's a great car. The chrome finishes looks really cool when all polished up.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th June, 2007

23rd Sep 2007, 07:53

Its nice that the owner of the Toyota Ativa bought a gem, In my case I bought a lemon it is a Toyota Camry Sportivo V6, I have a problem with air bags warning light, I've taken it back to Toyota Service for warranty repair four times already and all they could do was clear the error on the computer... mmmmmm... I'm sure if the error has stated there must be some sort of code which tells you which airbags, but no and still now I have to take it back again 5th time. I have a feeling that Toyota does not want to replace the faulty Air bags until my warranty runs out so that I might have to pay for there faulty vehcile... be very careful when buying an Australian made Toyota...

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews