1996 Toyota Camry from North America

Summary:

A solid, reliable car which lasts for a long time.

Faults:

The check engine light went on after I inherited the car from my father (who took excellent care of it).I had the problem fixed however in spite of this, the problem continues to happen and is a constant issue every year when the car has to be inspected.

I have also experienced problems with the driver side window. I have had the motor replaced twice and after a while I hear a rattling sound in the door. I do not know what causes this problem.

General Comments:

It is a fine, reliable car other than the minor things mentioned above. I have 114,000 miles on it and it ran great until someone ran a red light and totaled it on me.

I would highly recomend this car for its durability.

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

Review Date: 15th February, 2008

1996 Toyota Camry DX I4 from North America

Summary:

I highly recommend a '94-'96 Camry

Faults:

Lots of engine gasket leaks, distributor o-ring, oil pan gasket, oil pump gasket, valve cover gasket.

The taillight relay went bad.

Had to replace the radiator.

So far that's all, but runs well and looks good.

General Comments:

Bought it used, didn't have a mech. check it out first--BIG mistake--as you should for any car.

I can still recommend buying one of these, as I am a huge Toyota fan.

My family has owned 8 of them!

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

Review Date: 24th November, 2007

1996 Toyota Camry LE V6 3.0 from North America

Summary:

I'm ready for another one.

Faults:

Driver side CV joint went out at 142,000 miles.

It leaks power steering fluid.

General Comments:

I bought this car in October of 2005 because I had a baby and my other car was a lifted Jeep Cherokee. Since then the only work I have had to do was have the CV joints replaced. I paid $6000.00 for it with 132,000 miles. I gave the car a tune up when I bought it and have not had to do any other repairs.

I now have over 175,000 miles on the car and this thing runs strong. This car has no problem getting up to eighty miles per hour and can still go. It has the V6 3.0L engine which gets me around 23mpg on average.

The paint is still glossy and the interior is in good shape. The only interior problem is the temperature knob sometimes falls off. I am 6'3", 280lbs and fit comfortably in the front seat when it is all the way back. The rear seats do not have much room for my daughters car seat and with another one on the way I am going to have to scoot my seat up.

I read reviews where they state the transmission on this vehicle has problems but mine shifts smooth. I like this car but it appears the person who had it before me did not take such great care of it.

I would definately buy a Camry again but I think next time I will buy the new Hybrid Camry if I can afford it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th October, 2007

1996 Toyota Camry LE 2.2 from North America

Summary:

My first Camry and won't be my last

Faults:

Only problems that I have had are normal maintenance issues. I had to replace the two front tires about a month ago. The car is in need of a set of front brake pads (20 dollars at the parts store). I did have an accident in the car. It did very well in the accident and I did the repairs myself. The cost of the parts was very cheap on Ebay. All in all I love this car because I got it at a really good price with very low miles. I plan on keeping it well past 100k miles.

General Comments:

This is a very easy to drive and comfortable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 2007

29th Jun 2007, 16:45

Just wait another year... if your luck was like mine, it will be your last Toyota. I also owned a 96 and had so many problems I traded it in on a 2003 Impala and have not had a single problem with the Chevy to date! Next time use a little foresight and buy a GM or Ford product!