Toyota Carina Review from North America

1995 Toyota Carina LXE 2.2 litre 4 cylinder

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.2 litre 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance292905 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

An excellent world class car

Faults:

Replaced timing belts and water pumps every 115,000 miles - $ 465 total (two times)

Replaced Transmission seal at 205,000 miles -$275.

Replaced front brakes and disks at 95,000, 190,000 and 275,000 miles - $100 each time.

Replaced rear stabilizer bar at 225,000 - $75 + 20 for labor.

Replaced Radiator at 255,000 miles - $300.

Replaced exhaust and catalytic converter at 265,000 miles - $700.

Touched up paint nicks from road debris at 185,000 miles and 265,000 miles - $15.

Tape storage door spring broke on one side at 105,000 miles - $15.

General Comments:

1995 Camry is the most reliable car I have owned.

Slightly better than my 4 cylinder 1988 Camry ran perfectly when I sold it at 206,000 miles.

I didn't need: transmission repair, engine repair, rear brakes, shocks, or struts.

My round trip commute is 70 miles a day, 5 days a week. About 70% is highway driving.

Still gets 27 mpg tank to tank down from 29 mpg since they added ethanol to the gasoline mixture.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th August, 2006

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review