1986 Toyota Camry LE
Willing to perform, even when near death
Radiator blew apart, although it was an aftermarket one.
Everything electric moves very slowly.
Most interior lights stopped working.
Will not stay aligned.
I bought this car to replace my old Dodge, so that I could get back to work for 400. All I had to go by about the car was "Toyota's can't be killed". And so far I would believe it. I put on about a thousand miles a month, and I run it very hard. Even though it burns a quart of oil a week, and is pushed to the limits, I still manage to get about 29 MPG, and it starts every day no problem.
The seats have seen better days, but they are still somewhat comfortable, and there is more than enough room for me (6 foot 2) and all my friends.
The little four cylinder is more than willing to please you. The top speed I have achieved is 113 before another car came up.
But even though I bought this car with all its problems, I would still go and buy another 1st Gen Camry any day.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th November, 2012
24th Aug 2013, 16:55
This car is the best friend of a person stuck in a hard spot that's trying to get back on their feet.
While the replacement parts are a pain to get (due to its age and not being readily in stock and on shelves), they are relatively low in price.
And you can keep fixing this car WHILE you're driving it. The ultimate in reliability, I will keep this car forever. I plan on re-manufacturing the engine with Promar Engines in New Jersey, and I plan on getting a brand new tranny as well. I'm going to keep this thing until the day I die!
Can't see how people are willing to go to newer, less reliable cars.