1992 Toyota Camry Reviews - Page 9 of 10

1992 Toyota Camry from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired220000 miles
Most recent distance223000 miles

Summary:

Expect this to last a long time!

Faults:

Radio is a little on the weak side.

Sometimes the trunk won't open when you pull the lever.

General Comments:

This is my first car that my parents got for me. It runs like a dream!

The material inside the car is a little on the cheap side.

Definitely worth every penny.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2003

1992 Toyota Camry Executive 2.0 4 cyclender EFI from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 4 cyclender EFI Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance195000 kilometres

Summary:

Affordable power and reliability

Faults:

Had to get the suspension replaced at 193 000 km, (gas struts, bump stops and bushes)

Fan doesn't work on "high" setting.

Alternator needed replacing at 185 000 km.

General Comments:

Sluggish handling when cornering.

If you are tall you may find driving uncomfortable in long trips.

Other than that it's fairly roomy on the inside and a huge boot.

Gets brilliant fuel economy (10 liters per 100k).

Decent power and acceleration.

Cheap buy ($5000A)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd October, 2003

4th Oct 2003, 00:56

Wow, totally agree with the review. Exactly like my car. I would like to get the wagon version of the car I have now, and get snappier handling and suspension to boot. Other than that, I have no problems.

1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance200000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Still better than the competition.

Faults:

Engine "bought the farm" 24 hours after used purchase from disreputable (other brand) dealer. Installed a "50k" mile takeout from japan which ran 50,000 more miles before it started leaking so bad as to be unusable.

General Comments:

Buy Toyota's NEW or slightly used. Watch out for oil leaks in cars above 150k miles. V-6's tend to last a little longer with essentially the same mpg.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th June, 2003

1992 Toyota Camry GT 2.0 Gasoline from Jamaica

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired129500 kilometres
Most recent distance152600 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

A speedy high maintenance nightmare

Faults:

Engine blew a head gasket destroying the cylinder head.

Steering Rack leaked beyond repair.

Left Axle.

Left Constant Velocity joint.

Numerous exhaust leaks around the catalytic converter area.

Exhaust flex pipe needs to be replaced.

Strut mounts fell apart.

Radiator rebuilt due to several seam leaks and contamination.

Door handle broke. The other three were already replaced by former owner.

One blown speaker.

Both front control arms collapsed at the bushing.

Window switches had to be rebuilt due to black sooth obstructing the contacts. I was told it was normal to happen...

Air conditioning compressor.

Three sets of front rotors and pads - they keep warping. These are the OEM rotors so not a cheap knock off.

Speedometer wire snapped.

Starter.

Climate control console had to be rewired.

Alternator went.

The paint has completely fallen off (sun burnt) on the hood, roof, spoiler and upper tips of the door frame. All that in 2 months from a like new condition.

Transmission developed skipping, slipping, jerking problems in December. It happens while in gear, and not while shifting gears.

Transmission overdrive fails to engage.

General Comments:

This vehicle has turned into the worst nightmare I can conceive to own.

The GT model came with a beefy 3SGE engine which is probably the only reason I haven't given up on the car, even though I had to change that engine.

Can leave just about anything in the dust in 2nd gear, as it pulls like it has well over 220hp.

Has no low end torque. Off the line performance is abysmal.

Fourth gear power is mediocre at best.

Loaded with every creature comfort except power seats and leather. Definitely a good car for long hauls. I have stacked over 11 hours in it in a 24 hour period and was just a little stuff in the end.

I would not recommend a Camry or a Toyota to anyone. They seem to be built with a life expectancy of five years. They hold up initially, but fall apart, literally, after that.

I cannot possibly express how disappointed I am with this vehicle, but it was a great eye opener into Japanese auto engineering.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd June, 2003

12th Jun 2003, 16:14

I also agree and have had many of the same problems with my

1992 toyota camry this car is not reliable as advertise. I bought my car use, but was not prepared for the major problems I had from major parts such as replacing motor rebuild and still problem transmission also power steering leak, oil leak,replace radiator, starter, window regulator driver and passenger side, air conditioning which is not working, rear struts bad. parts are expensive. I bought this car in 1998 with 120000 miles. I expected a great use car, but could have bought a new car with the price I paid for the car and repairs. from reviews I've read reviews which owners have had similar problems. avoid buying this used car.

21st Aug 2004, 17:04

I just want to know that, when do they got an oil change for transmission?

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