An older Camry is an excellent, reliable first car.
I haven't had many problems so far.
The transmission needed to be replaced shortly after I bought it. I encountered some problems in finding a mechanic in the area who would repair a foreign car.
The brake pads also needed to be replaced. This was not a major repair.
There are also some minor rust spots starting to form.
Overall, I am very pleased with my Camry. It is very enjoyable to drive and it's been very reliable so far. I've talked to other owners of Toyotas that claim they were able to drive their cars beyond 200,000 miles.
There are some nice features that I was surprised to find in an older car. The automatic seat belts are a good safety feature and contribute to lower insurance rates. The air conditioning and heating are excellent. Also, the headlights turn off automatically when you open the driver's side door. This is a feature that I find very helpful.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th July, 2001