1986 Toyota Camry 2.0 gas from North America
If this car ever dies I will try to get another 1986 camry
Rear brakes were grabbing from sitting so long. Easily fixed by pounding with a large hammer and then driving a few hundred miles.
Parking brake cables rusted in place.
Exhaust fell off 2 weeks after I got the car, but that was expected- lots of miles on the car.
What an amazing car! It has gobs of power- once it hits 85mph it really starts moving.
Incredible fuel economy out of a 4 door sedan- 35-38mpg on the highway while going considerably above the speed limit.
A bit noisy inside and a crummy factory stereo.
Cruise control still works after 180,000+ miles!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th November, 2004
29th Jan 2005, 15:47
I had 1986 camry, but crashed it in a very bad accident. I seen your comment and that exactly my feeling is. I am looking for exactly same car again.
8th Feb 2006, 16:51
Ditto. Best car I ever owned. An occasional minor repair and it just keeps running and running and running. I've got 185,000 miles on it now, I change the oil every few months and that's about it. I let my kids drive the car mostly, only thing currfently busted is the cruise control, and I'll get that fixed one of these days. Whatever they did to build this car should just be done over and over again, no improvements are possible.
16th Feb 2006, 21:51
My father purchased his 1986 Camry new then and stopped driving (due to age) in 2000. The car sat for two years before I started using it. I put new tires, battery, brakes, and tuned it up. I can honestly say I would drive it any where and not worry. My older daughter used it in Alabama for 8 months last year,I drove it down and back. I plan to get another 100,000 miles out of it. AT LEAST. Paul in N.J.