1987 Toyota Camry LE 2.0 16v from North America
You get what you pay for when you only pay $400
Lots of suspension, tire, and brake problems.
I bought the thing for $400 after my Escort of 8 years threw a rod. The car runs and drives good, despite the issues with the suspension, going through tires, and the brake problems. It costs way more than the car is worth to fix, so I'm just going to let it drive until it gives out.
It eats a little oil between long trips (example: from Los Angeles to Las Vegas).
I have had to put a lot of tires on it.
Oh, and pretty much the whole cooling system has been repaired by yours truly.
The one good thing I can say about the car is it has always started no matter what. Something my Ford prior to this car could not accomplish.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 18th September, 2013
20th Sep 2013, 07:11
Less than 14K miles and you "have had to put a lot of tires on it"?
Do you use "preowned" tires also?
20th Sep 2013, 09:16
Maybe 4 is "a lot?"
20th Sep 2013, 13:00
Sounds like the car is badly out of alignment. If you haven't had an alignment, it might be worth taking it in and having someone take a look.
13th Jun 2015, 01:58
You can not expect a motor vehicle of 26 years old to drive you about like a new vehicle; you have to spend money on it, like replace parts that the previous owners never did.
Mine has costs me 2,800 so far, and that is not allowing for new tires - four Bridgestones, $225 on a buy four and pay for three.
I wish I'd never started spending any money on it, as my Daewoo Espero 1996 is far bigger to sit in and drives better. Less trouble. Also the Daewoo is an auto, so no clutch problems.
Maintain your vehicle and it will do you well. I bought this Camry as parts should be cheaper; not in Victoria Australia, where every man and his dog is robbing the next person who needs help.
13th Jun 2015, 21:17
I put new tires on my vehicles by age, not by miles. I just put a new set of Michelins on my truck that had only 8000 miles on them in 6 years. Dry rot was evident. That's dangerous.