1990 Toyota Camry SE Station Wagon 2.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

We would buy another one tomorrow if they still made them

Faults:

Springs and shock absorbers replaced at 60,000 (We did a lot of dirt road driving)

Windscreen replaced about 120,000 ks.

Clutch fork cracked at about 260,000 Ks.

CV boot split at about 250000 ks.

Front and rear engine mounts replaced about 250,000 kms.

Windscreen replaced and rust taken from above windscreen at about 255,000 ks.

Exhaust mainifold cracked about 260000 ks.

Radiator blew out & head gasket replaced at about 300000 ks.

Engine oil leaks soon after 300000 ks.

Rears suspension bushes, and front sway bar bushes repaced at about 315000 ks.

Rear door struts replaced about 320000 ks.

Starter solenoid contact repaired at 434000 ks.

Suspension strut inserts replace roughly every 120,000 kms.

Two alternators, 4 batteries, 5 timing belts so far in the life of the car. Many minor repairs over recent years.

General Comments:

The Camry Station Wagon has been a fantastic car. My wife doesn't want to get rid of it and wants it to see 500000 ks. It will do it too!

For reliability and performance I've not known better. Despite a few minor oil leaks the motor still pulls almost like new.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2006

1990 Toyota Camry 2.0L four cylinder from North America

Summary:

Great, Well Built, Solid Car

Faults:

Overall paint job is starting to fade, the clear coat is starting to burn.

The front diver passenger seat is beginning to tear.

Changed the Clutch at 210,000.

Original Engine and Tranny.

General Comments:

Over all a great car! The engine is a little underpowerd, but I don't expect much for a four cylinder. Handles on the road great, I used to drive it from Cal. Central Valley to the San Francisco bay area ever weekend.

I now drive a 2001 Saturn and I don't get that feeling of security I used too with my Camary. The Toyota feel solid and well built.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd March, 2006

1990 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L 16v 3- SFE from North America

Summary:

"No wonder it is the best selling car in North America"

Faults:

Well not much, I had to replace the sending unit, wheel bearing, cap and wires and a blower motor for the heater. There has not been a whole lot done to the car for repairs, its pretty solid. I do have all service records dated back to 1990.

General Comments:

It is my first car, and "no I did not get it from my parents", I actually bought it from my neighbour, and for a first car, it was the best move I ever made.

The car is actually quite fast for its age, acceleration is well above average, handling very responsive and with disc and drum brakes braking is actually impressive. The automatic trans with ect select button or "power button" as I call it shifts through the gears pretty whell. Even at 115hp it still can exceed limits of 175 kms.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th December, 2005

18th Mar 2007, 00:43

I have a 1990 DX with the 16v 6 cyl engine also. It is still fairly quick, despite tranny problems. I've had to replace the EGR valve, which is standard on most Camrys from my experience.

18th Mar 2007, 09:08

No 6 cylinder has 16 valves.

18th Apr 2007, 19:39

This is my Camry "No wonder its the best selling car in North America" I have been having some problems lately, and was wondering if anyone out their would have a solution. My Camry has been idling rough lately for the past week. It only seems to happen when I come to a complete stop in drive (gear). I know that the car is old, and my catalytic converter is shot. I know this because when I went to get a donut gasket replaced, the mechanic put a crow bar up inside the converter and chunks of molded metal came out. "like coal" it still seems to have all the power, but it's just anonoying to have to put the car in Neutral just to stop it from shaking. Could it be a dirty fuel filter? or a vacuum leak? Any information would be helpful.

Camry owner- Canada.