1986 Toyota Camry deluxe sedan 2.0 from North America

Summary:

A luxury car in a classic car

Faults:

Right at this moment the car is sitting along side of the road. I was on my way to work, when the check engine light came on and the car quit. I will get it fixed and I will keep it, because I know it is worth it. It is in great condition, no dings, everything original, and everything works. Its white with a blue plush interior that has hardly any wear. The previous owner took very good care of it. I paid 750.00 for it and I think I got a deal! I used to have a 1989 Toyota Celica and after 7 years, I still miss that car. I was sincerely in love with that one. I also had a 1990 Nissan, that I also loved. It was very reliable and very economical, but the (poor baby) frame rotted out and I couldn't get it inspected anymore. I cried when they took it away. So I will fix it and keep it, I think it may be a timing belt. When I bought it all the belts and hoses were new, but I don't know about THAT belt. Its probably something minor. It drives like a dream. My boyfriend has a newer import, I won't mention the name, but he is very happy with his, he has 230000 miles on it and He also loves my Camry. His is a 1998 and he asked me if I wanted to trade. Enough said.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2007

1986 Toyota Camry LE 4 cylinder. 2.0 liter from North America

Summary:

Stalwart mode of transportation

Faults:

Before I answer.. knock on wood so my good run with this car continues.

Just basic wear and tear. When my parents owned it, the transmission went sometime before 80000 miles.

I bought the car in 2002 right after the water pump and timing belt were replaced. Since then just the basic upkeep with oil changes every 3000 miles, switching to synthetic oil, premium gas, changing out the spark-plugs at 200000, new battery, distributor cap, spark plug wires, new tires, 2 mufflers, replaced all the pipes on the exhaust system, rear springs, new front axles, CV joints, control arms. The drivers seat is starting to wear, and being that the car deals with the weather in Pennsylvania, rust is starting to eat away at the rear wheel-wells and several edges near the trunk and on some of the doors. The A/C works when it wants to, sometimes for 2 hours straight, sometimes for 5 minutes. That is my only real gripe, especially in the summer.

General Comments:

Considering the 95 horsepower it started with in 1986, after the loss of compression over 20 years, the Camry starts out a little slow, but the engine really runs smooth once you get moving. I have blown past state troopers while going 85 and they just look at the car like "there is no way that thing is going that fast".

Always been there for me, there is no car I want to ever replace my 86 Camry.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd December, 2006

1986 Toyota Camry 2.0 4 cylinder gasoline from North America

Summary:

Trusty, Trusty, Trusty

Faults:

Muffler fell off and brake line busted shortly after I bought the car. Not Toyota's fault obviously. I kept driving for about 7 months with very limited brakes and no muffler. I finally replaced the brake lines for about $20 worth of parts. It stops well now, still no muffler so it's noisy and has reduced mpg's and power, but still runs fine.

More of the front drivers quarter panel has flaked off since I bought it, its pretty badly rusted/broken there. other small rust spots on paint have grown a little.

General Comments:

This car is the best investment I have ever made. I bought it for $460. I have put $20 into the brakes and gas money that's all. The thing runs great, starts every time. Even without a tune up that I'm sure it need and having a broken exhaust pipe and no muffler. I was getting about 380 miles (12 gallon tank) with the muffler on now I get around 300.

The cars paint is awful, there is a decent amount of rust. it turns stiff sometimes, the tape player is broken, the heat barely works, the radio tuner is tempramental. But I really don't care, I paid under 500 and have driven it for a year with almost no money into. How could I complain.

It actually is a cool looking car I think. If it had a new paint job and a new quarter panel it would look really really cool. I'ts a attractive design.

I drive the car fast all the time. On the highway between 75 and 90 mph, it has no problem doing this everyday, the car shakes at that point, but its 20 yrs old and has had no maintenance.

Oh yeh it does shake really bad while idling in drive, I slip it into nuetral when stopped and its fine.

With work it could be a great little vechicle. For me and my money it's great as it is.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2006