Toyota Camry Review from Singapore

2003 Toyota Camry 2.0

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired9 kilometres
Most recent distance36000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Faults:

Occasional rattle from dash (seems to be affected by temperature of the day). The car's quiet otherwise, so the rattle is like the Japanese water torture. This from day one. Dealer has been unable or unwilling to solve this irritation.

Windscreen wipers now ride higher up on the glass when they are not in use. Seems like they have gone out of rig.

Squishy sound from left front damper over speed humps at parking speeds.

Drive belts are squealing; the car is about 18 months old.

Aircon compressor has been very rough lately. It's quite a load on the engine. Every time the compressor cuts out, it reminds me of the song "I want to break free".

General Comments:

Reliable family transport.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th November, 2004

11th Dec 2004, 06:09

Your Camry is sounds exactly like my 2004 one. I have a rattle in my Dash too and it only rattles when it gets warm, but when its cold Nothing. Mine I think is basicaly a good car, but I do wish Toyota would look into there quality control a little more.

1st Jul 2005, 03:23

I also have a 2004 Camry and thought the rattles in the dash, radio and seat belts were from the new vinyl and plastic rubbing and have waited a year for it to "break in". I have an appointment in 2 weeks...I'll let you know the outcome. I love my Camry!! But not the rattles and ticks!

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review