1992 Toyota Camry SE 3.0L V6 from North America
Overall a great car, new or old, reliable and competitive
Let me first say that considering the condition of the body and model year, 185348km is most likely not the original mileage, but regardless, not many things have gone wrong, no major problems at least.
Front control arms went bad.
Brake line rusted and leaked.
Manual tranny does not shift smoothly, but still shifts.
Air conditioner broke.
HVAC controls jammed.
Gas cap broke off.
Flex pipe ripped.
Idles low at times.
No serious problems to report.
Trunk lock jammed.
This is a great car all around; it's roomy and powerful, the engine runs smoothly and pulls strong, and is so quiet that you can barely hear it, apart from a deep growl after 3000rpm, which is normal.
The ride is very smooth, but the bumps sometimes radiate though the body, suggesting that something may be wrong with the suspension. Due to a independent rear suspension, the car handles reasonably well, still it rolls a lot into turns.
The interior is large and comfortable, which makes long distance driving easy, considering that I bought this car for $1000, there is nothing left to be desired, judging by how the engines runs now, I can safely say that the engine will outlast the rest of the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th July, 2010
28th Jul 2010, 22:10
That engine/tranny combo is very rare. My friend's mom owned a '91 Camry with the V6 and 5 speed, and I'll never forget how reliable it was and how smooth and strong that engine pulled. The gearing could have been better for highway travel, but the power of the car surprised many people. My buddy wrecked it at 138,000 miles and it still looked brand new, inside and out. What a waste. Almost all V6 Camry's from that era have the automatic transaxle. We have been looking for another 5-speed one in vain.