1984 Toyota Camry 2.0 from North America
Best car ever
Battery went dead.
Replaced fuel filter.
Okay, first off this was my first car, it was brown and was the hatchback version. When I went to look at it, I fell in love. I put carpet in the back, and I can't tell you how many nights I slept in this beast.
It ran perfect for a while, then developed this problem where it would gradually slow down and wouldn't shut off, but I couldn't go fast enough. I thought it was the fuel filter, so fixed that, and then went on a 300 mile trip to find out it wasn't the fuel filter. I would shut the car off, and it would either run good or do the same thing, but it still always got me where I need to go. An angry girl's dad beat my window in one night, haha. That was interesting. Fixed it with my sister's window on her car.
I bought it for 400 dollars BTW. So even though it had this unexplainable problem, I set out on a road trip one summer to the Grand Canyon with a friend.
I tore this car apart; I've taken it only 4 wheel drives would go. Actually, on the second day of the road trip and 400 miles from home, I got a hole on the gas tank (probably a gallon an hour was leaking) from a rock while "4 wheeling" haha. I patched it with some stuff from Napa.
The third day my car won't start, in the middle of the Tahoe Mountains, and it turned out to just be my battery was bad. So I rallied this car to Vegas and the Grand Canyon, I thought it was done for in the desert by Lake Havasu, because it kept slowing down and being really weird. My friend and I thought about ditching it and jumping a train a few times, but it always started back up and always got me home.
I drove it around town and school for a few more months, and it got a bad tires, so I actually sold it because I couldn't afford new tires.
I miss the car so much, I would pay triple the price I bought it for. Never found out what the problem was. I still see it around town; tons of kids who made fun of me for buying the ugly mess, miss it, just like I do.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th October, 2011