Ever since I have owned this Camry, the only major problem I had was a water pump failure due to age. 350$ NAPA water pump was replaced by a shop.
Other minor problems/wrong things that I have noticed is the right rear door does not open from the inside, and the windows also doesn't work on it.
Also the gauge for the temp. of the car does not work, possibly due to age. It has not been working since the car has been purchased at 199000 miles.
Speakers in the front went out, but replaced with some time put into it.
Recently I have replaced the lower front bushings due to a lot of leeway in the suspension while driving.
This is everything that has went wrong since I purchased this car.
Let me first state that I know enough about cars to maintain e.g oil changes/changing tires/fluid checks/air checks/etc.
Interior: The interior in this car is made to last just like the engine. There are no tears/scratches/etc. anywhere.
Exterior: This car came with a clear coat paint job, and is now showing its age on the top and on the hood. Looks may be not pleasing to the eye, but like your teachers say in elementary school, "don't judge a book by its cover."
Comfort: This car is made to travel (have the DX wagon) long distances with comfort. I have a 6ft friend who went on a 3 hour trip in the front seat who thought the ride was very comfortable and spacious. Though the only con I could think about opposed to comfort is the highway noise.
Performance: To me the engine sounds like it's still in top notch. The engine has much more than enough to get on to the highway at 70 mph. The auto transmission is very smooth. I have to say the performance on this car is amazing considering its age (almost 18 years). The only con I can think of is the slow acceleration under 30 mph.
Reliability: I believe that this car was designed for comfort and reliability because I would give those marks the highest, with reliability first. I also believe that this car's appearance wasn't even being considered except for the purpose of performance.