1991 Toyota Camry Reviews - Page 5 of 8

1991 Toyota Camry DX 2.0 16v EFI petrol from F.Y.R.O. Macedonia

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v EFI petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired203000 kilometres
Most recent distance295000 kilometres
Previous carDaewoo Espero

Summary:

The best of reliability

Faults:

The paint started to fade away in 2003.

Just recently the front passenger side electric window started to make a strange noise when moved up.

The interior light doesn't turn on when the rear-left door is opened and the same door cannot be opened from inside.

General Comments:

It the most reliable car I have ever driven in my life. It is as good on fuel as many cars with engines of 1.6L and 1.7L. I get about

6.5L on the highway and around 8L to 9L in city driving.

It has never had any trouble with the engine, and the transmission is very smooth even after so many kilometers. All the electronics work super. The car is fairly comfortable with 4 people and has a gigantic storage room in the trunk. It's also very quiet. It can go about 190 km/h, but is is very slow on acceleration. It could use a little more low engine-speed torque. When I push the gas pedal to the max the car is slow untill the engine speeds up to 3000rpm. It handles very good, but the suspension should have been a little softer. It is also a little uncomfortable with 5 persons on long trips and the automatic seat-belts are very annoying.

Overall it is a very nice ride and extremely reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2006

1991 Toyota Camry DX 2.0 DOHC 3SFE from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 DOHC 3SFE Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired122086 miles
Most recent distance129500 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Good car, hard and expensive to service

Faults:

The engine has somewhat leaky valve seals.

Automatic transmission is shuddering and takes a long time to lock in when cold.

The differential pan gasket leaked fluid and the differential failed. The differential uses the same type of fluid as the transmission, yet, does not share the same reservoir as the transmission and is very hard to check the fluid level or add fluid. There is a bolt between the transmission and firewall above the suspension cross-member. Differential disintegrated . I am buying a new transmission.

New drive axles were put on due to the CV joint boots cracking and getting damaged, however car was driven 6000 miles with bad CV boots. Left axle has snap ring inside of the transmission, hard to get to. This has happened too many other Camry owners I know.

General Comments:

This car felt snappy and had pretty good handling and a comfortable ride, trunk space is smaller than any other car I've had though, I cannot fit my lawnmower in it.

Seats are OK, would be better with the lumbar support found in the LE model though.

Stereo upgrade route is limited.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2005

1991 Toyota Camry Executive 2litre efi from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2litre efi Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired280000 kilometres
Most recent distance340000 kilometres
Previous carFord Laser

Summary:

I bought this car on reputation. It lives up to it.

Faults:

Water pump needed replacing, previous owner did a cheap timing belt change and didn't change the water pump.

Lower suspension arm bushes needed replacing.

CV joints needed replacing.

General Comments:

I bought this car knowing how it had been treated (well) so wasn't fussed about the high km's.

It uses around a litre of oil per 10,000 km's.

Very reliable.

Fuel use 9.5km/litre city, 13km/litre country.

Only annoyance is there is no lever to easily adjust the drivers seat slant. Have to turn a knob instead. I'd still buy the car though:).

I know when I have to do the head on the vehicle it's a going to cost. Toyota used shims to set the valve clearances so its not as easy as other cars, but its strong.

The automatic gearbox made buy toyota is reputed to be bulletproof. I've no reason to doubt this.

No body issues at all.

Speed? Who cares? But if I did, it can move very quickly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2005

1991 Toyota Camry DeLuxe 4 Cylinder from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4 Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired164000 miles
Most recent distance166000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

You MUST buy this car if you see one!!!

Faults:

-It was missing 3 Windows

-It needed a new battery

-My dad is a dumb ass and broke the engine parts on PURPOSE (he's kinda psycho)

-It had rust around the wheel wells

-It needed a muffler.

General Comments:

-I bought, no wait my dad, bought this car for $425, so I can understand the problems

-It ran BEAUTIFULLY

-It made it from A to B to C to D to E to F, then back to A!!!

-It is true about these cars being reliable, mine had high miles and ran like a champ

-It was loud (Nascar Roar)

-It was great on gas.

OVERALL: This car is CHEAP to maintain, I had to buy a battery, get 1 oil change during my year of ownership. I had no job and I could afford to drive, due to it being so cheap to maintain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th March, 2005

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 36 reviews