1992 Toyota Camry Reviews - Page 7 of 10

1992 Toyota Camry Executive 2.0 4 cylinder injection from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 4 cylinder injection Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired185000 kilometres
Most recent distance215000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corona

Summary:

Quiet achiever, I love it!

Faults:

Purchased for a low price as engine had a blown head gasket (common problem I'm told)

Suspension bushes and shocks worn and need replacing.

Fuel injector seal worn caused petrol smell in cabin (cheap $15 problem)

B pillar interior moldings loose (molded plastic hasn't held shape)

General Comments:

Cheap, reliable transport.

Rather bland.

Relatively economic.

Not very quick.

Nice ride and handling, quite refined for an older car, still feels solid to drive.

No rust problem.

Overall good medium car that just keeps going and just keeps on going! (engines last can last way into the 350 km mark!)

Note: be wary of worn timing belts, don't take the chance! hasn't happened to me, but a broken timing belt while driving can do major damage to your engine.

Note: Leave overdrive "Off" in city driving, leaving it "On" can put strain on relatively weak auto box.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th December, 2005

1992 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L V6 24 valve from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 24 valve Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 kilometres
Most recent distance220000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Buy one. You won't regret it!

Faults:

CV boot and joints went at 200,000 km.

Brakes had to be replaced at 210,000 km.

Cruise Control don't work.

General Comments:

This car is very fast for a 4 door sedan and it has a respectable 3L V6 (same engine as the 6 banger Lexus's). The body lines are flawless, it looks very much like a sporty sedan.

My Toyota Camry is extremely reliable for a high mileage car and great on gas.

My experience with Camry's have been great. My previous car was also a 92 Camry (4 cyl) and when I passed it down to my little brother it had 1,000,000 kilometers on the Odo and still had 95% of the compression left, it ran like it was brand new. Although I paid $5,000 for it, I only spent $1500 total on wear-and-tear parts. And I bought it at 120,000 kilometers!. I owned it for 5 years and I needed something more luxurious so I got a LE.

The interior is well laid out, very comfortable, a pleasant driving experience. Everything is within your hand reach.

Toyota did a very good job with the audio aspects of the Camry, I'm running a JVC head unit with all OEM speakers, unbelievably loud!. If your looking for more luxury and you have the cash, get a XLE.

My Camry hasn't given me any engine problems since I bought it 1 yr ago.

Great on gas, very reliable, very fast.

If you wanna buy a Camry, don't worry about the mileage, these cars are known to go past the 900k mark.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2005

1992 Toyota Camry V6 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance226000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 740

Summary:

Great until now

Faults:

I have had minimal troubles with this car until now. It has lived up to it's high reliability reputation. However it blew the head gasket at 226,000 km which cost a lot to fix. This problem also occurs in 4Runners with the same engine. The 1997 Camry also has this problem.

General Comments:

I don't understand why the Camry has such a high rating especially when there are also sludge problems in 1997+ models.

So you satisfied owners of 92-94 Camrys...You are hereby warned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th January, 2005

1992 Toyota Camry LE 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired13000 miles
Most recent distance153000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Faults:

Air conditioner-installed a new compressor.

Air conditioner-hoses and gaskets leaked and replaced.

Cruise control stopped working-too costly to replace.

Car radio aerial motor stopped working-too costly to replace.

Master cylinder replaced.

Driver's side door window motor stopped working. Had it replaced.

Vinyl on the doors is cracking.

Car tape deck repaired.

General Comments:

Front seats are very comfortable.

Pickup always left something to be desired.

Breaks-Always needed a lot of pressure on the brake pedal for stopping.

Good trunk space.

Size of glove compartment is fairly large.

Up until about 25,000 miles ago, it was a relatively low maintenance car.

Quiet ride.

Instrumentation good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2004

1992 Toyota Camry SE 3.0 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired81200 miles
Most recent distance81553 miles

Summary:

High Quality Vehicle

Faults:

-The spark plugs needed to be changed around 81,250 miles.

-Repairs can be costly.

General Comments:

I absolutely loved the time I had with my Camry. It was my first car and it will most likely be the best I've ever had.

I bought it off of a private seller who took excellent care of the car. It was in their family for over 11 years. Oil changes were kept up and all other maintenance repairs.

A few months after buying my Camry, I got into a car crash. Unfortunately my car was classified as totaled even though I did not cause the accident.

I know how special 1992-1996 Camrys are. They are all high performance cars. I would take a 1992 Camry over a 2004 Camry considering these cars have much less problems than newer models.

My Camry was fully loaded when I bought it. It had a 6 cylinder engine, automatic everything, sunroof/moonroof, spoiler, and CD player.

I would highly recommend buying a 1992 Toyota Camry if the option is available. It was the best experience owning such a luxurious vehicle and I'm hoping to find another 1992-1996 Camry.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2004

21st May 2005, 19:27

You said that you owned the car for a few months, which seems a very short time to have a good idea of what a car is like. But I'm glad you had a good experience with it. :)

20th Sep 2006, 01:18

I've owned my car a few months, and I totally agree, you can tell the quality of this car the second you drive it. It is only my second car and it is BEAUTIFUL!

2nd May 2013, 20:05

My 1996 Camry (standard edition) 5-speed, died out for its final time at 222,000 miles. The past 3 years, it cost nearly $1000 yearly to maintain, but passed state inspections better than most new cars.

I might have been able reach 250k+, with ice cold A/C at 31+ MPG longer, had I not been on a fixed income. The scrap yard paid me, and towed it free, on its last fail. No known major problems, just more than a few, after about 175k. She looked very good and had no leaks, even after her final failure to crank (for no known reason). It may just have been American envy (in the TN area, sugar in the Asian auto tank is the token hate crime).

Overall, Toyota will remain the family servant.

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