1994 Toyota Camry LE Wagon 2.2 V4 from North America


Did not live up to Toyota's quality reputation


Speedometer doesn't work (shows 40 when car is traveling 25).

Engine died at approximately 131,000 miles.

Power door locks do not work.

Cassette player does not work.

Door hinges do not stay open when parked on a hill

General Comments:

A huge disappointment, since Toyota's are known to last 200,000 miles with routine maintenance. I can speak for that since I recently bought a 1987 used Camry with 250,000 miles, and it is in better shape than the wagon.

A broken speedometer, the engine dead at 131,000 miles(since rebuilt). The Camry was highly overpriced (an equivalent Buick Century or Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser wagon in 1994 would have been much better with more room) for less money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th June, 2009

1994 Toyota Camry EX 2.2L-4 from North America


I bought this car with a broken radiator, CV boots, brakes, a worn out timing belt, and a sludgy engine. I replaced these items, tuned it up, and flushed the heck out of the engine and cooling system, and have had NO trouble since!

I am the third owner, and this car runs better than any car I've ever had. It's got excellent power on the original engine, and barely burns any oil, and then only at highway speeds, about a quart every 3,000 miles.

I get 31 MPG on the freeway and 26 in town... this is amazing considering the original engine and old emissions technology!

Awesome car... everything works, including original A/C and stereo, and rear defroster.

The car drives smooth and quiet. I would buy another!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th February, 2009

1994 Toyota Camry CSi Widebody 2.2 petrol from Australia and New Zealand


Very reliable car


Only a broken CV joint, no other problems.

General Comments:

Very reliable, besides the time I broke a CV joint (which I didn't even notice) I've never had a problem.

This car is a lot faster than my '84 Subaru 1800, the Camry is a RWD, which is different, but no problem.

Quite comfortable for driver and all passengers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th January, 2009

29th Jan 2009, 19:07

You gotta be kidding me about the Camry's being RWD in Australia/New Zealand, the Camry's in North America are FWD, although I wish they were RWD.

29th Jan 2009, 21:09

They are front-wheel drive, not rear-wheel drive.

31st Jan 2009, 00:35

There is no such thing as a RWD camry... there never has been.

1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.0 from North America


Built to run forever!


I lost the engine shortly after I bought it, but it had a ton of miles so the engine failure was not that surprising.

I had an oil leak from the cylinder head on a high mileage engine. Big mistake to ever repair the leak. Once a cylinder head gasket is replaced on a high mileage engine, the engine WILL BLOW in a few months due to all the pressure on the lower portion of the engine. The best way to resolve a cylinder head leak if you have high miles is to either live with the leak or just replace the engine.

After the 2.2 litre engine blew, I got a used JDM engine, which was a 2.0 litre, but it's the exact same block, so all the sensors and hardware mounted up exactly right.

Now the Camry is in its "second life". It runs perfectly with the newer engine and does not leak a drop of oil.

Every single switch and accessory is perfect. It looks beautiful even though the styling is slightly dated. My friends cannot believe the odometer shows 245,000 miles, and the car looks and runs exactly like when it was new.

Other than biting the bullet on the engine shortly after I bought it, it's been a perfect little car to buzz around in. Fun to drive, fast, great on gas and still pretty stylish. A true keeper!

General Comments:

Maneuvers great! I put on larger 16 inch wheels with fatter performance tires and it runs like it means serious business at any speed.

The cloth seats are OK. Toyota could have designed a bit more style into the interior, but once you drive it and realize how quick and nimble it is, you'll love it!

This one has 245,000 miles and runs like it's brand new. The replacement engine has about 50k on it, and the rest of the vehicle is all OEM with the high miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2009