- Passenger side CV joint (was bad when we first bought it).
- Exhaust leak on flex pipe (common problem, was already leaking when we first bought it, but got progressively louder over time).
- Front-right brake recently started sticking.
My trunk lid also doesn't stay open by itself, I'm not sure if that's a problem, or if all Camrys do it (or at least the ones with factory spoilers), but it's definitely an inconvenience to have the trunk lid come slamming down on your head when you're trying to reach stuff towards the back of the trunk.
My Grandma originally bought the car as a temporary one, when her PT Cruiser died in October of '09, and then she gave it to me when she got a new car earlier this year, and I couldn't ask for a better first car!
It's gone 15,000 miles since we got it, without a change of neither oil or spark plugs, (which I intend on changing ASAP) and it still runs fine.
Compared to other Japanese cars, and even some American ones (That means you, Chrysler!), this car is ROCK SOLID. My Grandma hit a buck going 50MPH with it last winter, and all it did was break the grille, and put a fist-sized dent in the hood.
The car is a tank in the snow; you could almost swear that you were driving a 4X4.
The 2.2 5S-FE 4 cylinder engine is very reliable, and very easy to work on, but I find it a little small for a car this size. It sounds really good, though!
I've seen some negative remarks about the handling of these cars in other reviews, but I'm not really sure what they mean, I think it handles great! Not to mention that body roll is virtually nonexistent.
The interior is really roomy, and comfortable; with just about every surface being padded. My only complaint being the cup holders - they're too close to the shifter, and they're too small to hold anything with bigger around of the base than a can.
One of my favorite things about this car is the stereo - for a stock 4-speaker stereo, it really KICKS!!
The car's also got great storage space; I can fit my 26" mountain bike in the trunk if the rear seats are folded down!
Overall, it's a great car, and I'd definitely get another Toyota, given the opportunity.