1987 Toyota Camry Reviews - Page 4 of 8

1987 Toyota Camry LE 2.0 4-Cylinder from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 4-Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance195000 miles

Summary:

Cheap, reliable, and beautiful

Faults:

The tread on the tires have gone bad at about 190,000 miles.

The interior is fading a little bit.

The alternator blew along with most of the wires in the car.

Also, the car will shut off when it has rained for a while or while raining (sometimes).

General Comments:

The car is a beauty.

It is very reliable and doesn't give me problems anymore.

I think it could last another 10 more years with good maintenance and care.

The car is a little weak, but can give good power when needed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2005

1987 Toyota Camry 2.0 from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired156000 kilometres
Most recent distance175000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Hope Toyota keeps building this kind of quality

Faults:

Other than the expected tune-up, the car has cost me nothing. The transmission has the slip between 2nd and 3rd, and even with a new filter and fluid the outcome was the same. So I live with the occasionally sloppy shift. The starter has just started to do the grinding, maybe once every 3 weeks.

General Comments:

The car has been in Ontario all it's life. The previous owner was kind enough to oil it every year religiously. This has saved the car from being biodegradable. The body is silver and in beautiful shape. I can't believe this car is almost 20 years old. The ride is more plush than my 1992 Camry. Comfortable for long trips and basic with the DX trim. The trunk is huge and great for 2 hockey bags. I am considering selling the car to pick up a corolla, just hope the ride isn't compromised. Fuel mileage is incredible especially using the cruise control.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2005

1987 Toyota Camry LE 4 Cylinder from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4 Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired128000 miles
Most recent distance133000 miles

Summary:

Good first car - if you can get for under $1000 dollars take it

Faults:

Distributor cap cracked at 128k, starter strips sometimes can be fixed by rocking the car though, transmission slowly went around 133k - kind of my fault though, I beat on it pretty bad.

General Comments:

Very small, reliable car, but feels like a go-kart at times, pretty ballsy for a v4 anyway - the 17 year old car got chugging to 110 mph before it topped out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th December, 2004

29th Dec 2004, 11:52

Hey pal... I see you don't have much car experience seeing how you refer to your car as a V4...there is no such thing.

18th Apr 2006, 12:30

Why don't you just back off. He made a simple mistake. Don't read into everything so much.

6th May 2006, 19:29

Wow! People are so quick to pounce. Thanks for your insight.

7th May 2006, 02:46

V4 engines do exist, but the Camry has never been fitted with one.

8th May 2006, 11:15

Ford of Europe fitted V4 engines to the Corsair and to the Transit van in the 60's.

These engines were a little lumpy on tickover, but had plenty of power and were generally very good engines, I think, based upon my ownership from new of a Ford Corsair 2000E.

The engine is compact, very short, so is suitable for applications where space is limited.

It has more parts than an in-line four-cylinder engine as you obviously need two cylinder heads and two intake and exhaust manifolds.

1987 Toyota Camry LE 2 Liter from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles

Summary:

Average?

Faults:

Front left wheel bushing had to be replaced at 90,000 miles. Part around 15 dollars did it myself. Very hard to replace.

Starter had to be replaced at 85,000 miles. Flywheel is missing a few gears.

Some part near the left front wheel had to be replaced at 100,000 miles, the cost was 300 dollars. The same part on the front right wheel at about 110,000 miles.

Catalytic converter and muffler had to be replaced at 100,000 miles. Muffler again at 125,000 miles.

Oil pressure sensor replaced at about 90,000 miles due to leaks. Cost around 8 dollars.

Bolts had to be tightened that hold the doors together at 125,000 miles.

Gas tank fill pipe had to be replaced at 110,000 miles. Found part at the junk yard for $10.

Wheel alignment at about 100,000 miles.

Break rotor replaced in the front wheels at 90,000 miles. Rotors 160 dollars.

New battery at 120,000 miles.

New Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve at 125,000 miles, price $140.

New Fuel Evaporative Emission Control canister at 125,000 mile.

Idle speed adjusted at 120,000 miles.

Hood does not pop up. Has to be forced up.

Hand break broke, never fixed.

Trunk has holes, leaks water.

Lots of rust.

Cruise control has minor problems.

When driving 65mph in windy conditions the front windows create a very loud whistling noise.

In winter conditions the heater starts heating after 20 to 30 minutes of driving. Feet are always cold in the winter. Sometimes the transmission will not shift into overdrive.

Air conditioner broke at 85,000 miles, never fixed.

Spark plug wires failed twice.

Interior center console broke.

General Comments:

Good car if you know how to work on them. Giving this car to a mechanic is to expansive to own.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th December, 2004

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 32 reviews