1992 Toyota Camry Reviews - Page 2 of 10

1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired450000 kilometres
Most recent distance502000 kilometres

Summary:

AMAZING

Faults:

Tranny blew at 430000.

Hole in exhaust at 502000; $200 bucks to fix, not gonna bother with it.

Brakes replaced at 490000.

General Comments:

AMAZING car, still runs great.

It's been owned by my family from day 1, and it's always been reliable. The cabin is still amazingly comfortable. No rust on car as of yet! Definitely pick one up.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th November, 2008

1992 Toyota Camry LE 4 cylinder 16v 2.2L from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder 16v 2.2L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance52000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

The 1992 Toyota Camry LE is a nice work horse

Faults:

Replaced 2 fuel sensors, 40,000.

Timing belt at 38,000.

Although the struts were good, they would squeak/groan at pot holes. Not much anymore.

General Comments:

Car has decent kick for a 2.2l 4 cylinder.

Great gas mileage.

Rear seats could be better.

Decent cabin and instrumentation, considering its age.

Decent stock sound system and speakers. Only it has 4 speakers.

Front seats are very comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2008

1992 Toyota Camry LE from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Piece of fecal matter

Faults:

Motor mounts broke and damaged the power assisted steering unit, rack and all had to be replaced.

The coolant soured and ate up the radiator, water pump, and freeze plugs. The famous 100,000 mile coolant was an ill fated experiment.

The air conditioner broke twice and with the R12 and $900 for a rebuilt compressor, the cost was high.

CV boots twice.

General Comments:

Brakes, timing belts, oil changes, and other normal wear/maintenance items were done in a timely manner and the car wasn't abused. My young family at the time suffered economic loss from this nightmare of a car.

I will never ever buy a Toyota again. To think that this was the car of the year, pathetic. I could not sell and or trade this car in, because I wouldn't sleep well at night knowing that someone was had as I was.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd August, 2008

9th Jul 2011, 16:14

You're right, it's junk. I had a bad experience. The Toyota V6 engine is no good junk.

10th Jul 2011, 12:24

Ad dollars have bought some very powerful myths over the years. Probably the biggest myth is that Japanese cars are somehow magically better than domestic brands. This was probably never true, and definitely hasn't been in nearly a decade. My experience with 80's Japanese imports was all bad, so I have not wasted any more money on imports in over 20 years. Not one of my new domestics has ever required a single repair in 100,000 miles.

I was very happy this week to see that a magazine long noted for Japanese car bias has rated the Ford Focus as the best compact in comparisons with all cars in its class (including the Honda Civic). In the same magazine the Chevy Volt was rated a better buy than the Lexus Corolla-based hybrid in spite of the fact that the Lexus actually costs 10 grand LESS. Disposable transmissions and recalls of more cars than some manufacturers have even made is making people aware of the truth about Japanese car reliability and quality. The myth is slowly but surely dying. Now the pressure is on Japan to keep up with Ford and GM.

1992 Toyota Camry DX from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance166000 miles

Summary:

Very reliable

Faults:

Nothing major just routine maintenance. This is the best car that I've ever owned.

General Comments:

Very reliable with a lot of zip plus it's great on gas and has overdrive. It starts on a cold MN morning, you can't ask for better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2008

1992 Toyota Camry from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Most recent distance212000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Good and reliable

Faults:

There seems to be an oil problem with the 1992 Toyota Camry. The vehicle we have is a 5-speed. The oil gets thick and gunks up in the engine. A friend stated putting some transmission fluid in with the oil when the car needs an oil change. The mechanic did not state how much transmission fluid to add to the oil on each oil change. First, has anyone heard of doing this in order to keep the oil flowing correctly through the engine and if so, how much should be added? Responses will be appreciated at: babsmiles@yahoo.com

Thank you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2008

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 41 reviews