1989 Toyota Camry DX from North America
Excellent! Best car ever
Repaired electrical wiring harness at 200,000 miles.
Replaced thermostat at 350,000 miles.
Replaced radiator at 345,000 miles.
Replaced alternator at 320,000 miles.
This was the best purchase I have made in my entire lift. This car has run reliably for the last 20 years with very few problems. I wish I had bought a pair of these cars instead of only one.
The car still gets over 36 mpg, even with almost 370,000 miles on it.
Sure, it won't win any awards for style or looks, but I drive almost 100 miles a day to and from work, and it still runs great, and has cost me very little for maintenance.
Unfortunately, I don't think they make cars like this anymore.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st October, 2010
1st Oct 2010, 18:08
Well, TOYOTA certainly doesn't make them like this anymore. That's for sure!!
2nd Jun 2015, 02:31
You've got me beat -- I'm at 355,000 miles. Original clutch (2 teen drivers!), original 5 speed, original rear wheel bearings, and it really uses up the exhaust parts -- I'm costing Auto Zone some money on their lifetime warranty! Rear brake shoes didn't get replacements until after 300,000.
Still gets 34+ MPG with regularity.
Cruise control and A/C are history, but the automatic shoulder belts still work.
FM station indicator is burned out, but the cassette still works.
Factory cure for oil leak behind the distributor (both Honda and Toyo -- is distributor replacement). Nonsense, says I and found a jobber seal that works perfectly.
Never did new struts, but did put station wagon coils in the back, as I use a trailer hitch, sometimes.
The 5 speed gearing is perfect. If it bogs a bit on the highway with a trailer, I just leave it in fourth and run it up to about 2,800 -- no problem, at all. Pushing it up the grades, take it down to third and spin it at 3,000 -- this 2000 cc 4 could take either, all day.