1996 Toyota Camry SE from North America
You get your money's worth
"Taillight out" light started coming on randomly at about 75000 miles for no reason.
Transmission is worrying me. It jumps at about 40 miles per hour and 60mph. It'll have a hard time reaching 65 miles per hour, for instance, then it'll very suddenly jump from 60 to 65.
Low ground clearance, speed bumps usually hit the undercarriage, and no, I don't fly through them.
It has general wear and tear, but I definitely don't regret buying it.
I'm a college student and this is definitely an A to B car. No frills and it doesn't take off when you floor, because it is 10 years old, but it is pretty reliable and gets the job done.
Fabulous gas mileage. I drive mostly highway and I get about 35 miles per gallon. It has a pretty big gas tank- 18.5 gallons.
Surprisingly large trunk.
It's overall comfortable.
I had to pay for it myself after freshman year and got my money's worth. Can't say the women flock to it, but that's not why I bought the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd January, 2006
My 94 Buick Regal's transmission does the exact same thing, jumping a bit in the 43-49mph and 62-70mph. It did this when I got the car at 74k, and is still doing it now at 130k, no changes, no problems, etc. Unless it gets progressively worse over time, I wouldn't worry about it.