1996 Toyota Camry LE 4 Cilinders from Dominican Republic


Confortable / Reliable


I want to buy a Camry LE 94, 95 or 96...

I've heard that the car is very reliable due to its heading on mid-long trips and the balance with comfort. But I've heard that they cause problem on oil leakage at this time...

I mean by 1996, the car was new, at 2000, only 5 year operative, personally I would redo the engine seals as a good owner, so I know that I got to look for this topic when I face my candidate, oil seals, and leakage...

I wanted to say that because some people say its wrong, but its normal that seals fail after the 3rd year of ops, and they last 5 or 6... Today in 2007, after 11 years, its fair to let em leak a bit, all you have to do is give it maintenance...

General Comments:

OK, today, june 2007, I want to buy a Camry LE 94,95 or 96.

What should I lock for besides leakage?

In fact this car is so reliable that its been a little difficult for me look and realize what problems the car usually face...

Here in Dominican republic, and some other countries, they put GAS (LPG or GLP) (Propane) instead of normal gasoline to run those cars, and the camry is one of the most wanted here, even when they have been running on propane for several years, the engine seems to be OK anyway, that seems amazing for me... And also they use DUAL hybrid sistem PROPANE-GASOLINE to reduce the fuel consumption, so:

What other problems should I look for on this car? (I've read all reviews, so don't tell me to do it)

Hope to get the best offer and the more convenient one, I'm going to think about your suggestions and itll be important at the time I face those cars in order to buy, I want something in very good conditions, had many headaches with my last car thinking on repairing things... No more!!!

Thanks in advance for attention...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2007

1996 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L from North America


Great car to start out with, grow a family with, and grow old with!


Radiator and cap needed replacement at 105,000 miles.

Car ran hot, so thermostat was replaced at 110,000 miles.

Water pump gave out at 121,000 miles.

Radiator blew out at the top when it overheated.

Radiator, cap, and locked-open thermostat (due to over-heating) had to be replaced, again, at 121,000 miles.

Timing belt and and other belts (? around water pump, etc.) are cracked; replacing at 121,000 miles.

Spark-plugs and spark-plug wires need to be redone; replacing at 121,000 miles.

General Comments:

I think this car handles very well and is a smooth and comfortable ride, especially on long trips. Has some unexpected pep to it, when you need it.

It is not as tight on hard and fast curves as I'd like it... gets a little fishy, like the suspension needs some tightening. I had it checked out and was told it is just car design.

Lots of interior room and trunk space, despite its size.

Great car for young couples to start out with and accommodates a growing family very nicely. Easy to clean interior.

Good stereo sound and very comfortable seats. Safe to drive, with good line-of-sight around the car.

Over-drive button and cruise control are added bonuses, as is the great gas mileage.

Seat adjustments, interior room and configuration make this car comfy to drive for small (5'2"/101 lbs.) people like me, as well as taller people with longer legs.

All power windows/locks/radio/speakers/antenna work with no glitches. Everything has worn well, including all vinyl, steering wheel, carpet, seats, etc.

I would recommend this car to anyone... I love it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th August, 2006

1996 Toyota Camry LE 4 cylinder from North America


I like it so much that I would never want to have anything but a Toyota


The head gasket was replaced after 85,000 miles.

I had a complete new engine dropped shortly afterward. I was told by a Toyota dealership that the previous owner hadn't used the right type of oil, or had not changed it frequently.

General Comments:

I love everything about my 1996 Toyota Camry, and even though I admire the new 2006 model, I will keep mine since I have a one year old engine in it. I cannot think of anything that I don't like about it, since it is comfortable and handles well, and requires very little maintenance compared to the previous cars that I have owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2006

21st Aug 2006, 19:40

Toyota Camrys are great, my only comment is that this person couldn't have owned a Toyota Skylark as the Skylark is a Buick.