1990 Toyota Camry 2.0 Carby from Australia and New Zealand
If only all cars were built like this
Front and rear struts replaced (with gas ones).
All engine and transmission mounts replaced.
New rear muffler.
I bought this car for $500 from a friend's uncle. At first I thought I was doing him a favour, but not now.
The car had just got new tyres, alternator and rear muffler fitted, and came with a full tank of petrol - so $500 is a bargain!
The car is solid and very reliable, and after the initial repairs, my total layout has still only been around $1700 (including purchase). Not bad for a good second car.
A bit disappointed it had a carby instead of EFI and no power steering, but - $500 :) It is in great condition all round, only blemishes are faded boot paint and slight rust in the rear wheel arches.
It's a pleasure to drive, and after I got some roof racks for free, boy has it been useful. I carried all the building materials for 3 pergolas on it, not at once though. I always wanted a ute, but who needs it.
I use it as daily transport, and to take the kids to sports, and best of all, I can park it anywhere and not worry about it.
It ran out of petrol this morning, I am trying to teach it run on less less petrol - LOL. I was annoyed with it and left it where it stopped, but after reading the other comments, I will retrieve it tonight.
Hopefully it will last and last; it's the best work horse I have ever owned.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th June, 2007
Went back for the car last night, poured some petrol into the tank, and voila, started first time. I'll feed it more regularly from now on...
Had the car for a few months now and have had to do a few more repairs.
New timing belt - never changed apparently (300,000Km), new water pump and associated seals, new fuel filter, as the old one was clogged and fitted on backwards which was causing the poor power and throttle response, and fitted it with power steering (2nd hand).
The strain on the arms when parking/turning was too much without it. Easier now but it has lost some steering feedback, although it didn't have a great deal to start with.
Hmmm, wonder why the fuel filter was blocked (hint - running the car to empty the petrol tank).