1987 Toyota Camry LE 4 Cylinder from North America


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


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




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

1987 Toyota Camry Deluxe 2.0 from North America


Cheap, reliable, honest transportation


Front brakes had to be replaced when purchased.

Rear wheel cylinders had to be replaced when purchased.

Failed Smog Check because of faulty air flow meter and idle control valve.

Trunk lock got jammed.

Minor oil leak when purchased.

AC broken when purchased.

Driver's side window sticks.

Tape player stopped working.

General Comments:

Car is nothing glamorous, but is very dependable, honest transportation.

Very low up keep compared to my former car, 1981 Chevy Malibu. All I've had to do is change the oil and do normal preventative care.

Interior is very modest and is not that comfortable, compared to other Japanese cars.

For a four cylinder, the car has no lack of power.

Automatic transmission shifts very smoothly.

Steering is very tight and has no play.

Best value for the dollar.

This car will out live me and you. Look how many are still on the road!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 2004