1997 Toyota Camry XE V6 from North America
What a joke!
I have always owned Toyota's in fact my Camry is my forth Toyota, but let me tell you it has been a very costly ownership! My car has had an impeccable service record and had had an average of 10000 miles per year. Just over a week ago shortly after it had its 60000 miles service, it start having valves issues. I took my Camry to a dealer to be serviced so there should have been no issues regarding poor service. The moral to the story is that I had to pay 3000.00 in repairs for a car that I hardly even drive! I was over a 1000 miles on my warranty and I contacted Toyota Corp with a complaint and all I got was a letter of apology! Think twice before you buy a Camry!
Camry is not as reliable as you think it is! I have spent over four thousand dollars in repairs averaging only 10000 a year! My Camry is only six years old and well taking care of.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th April, 2003
30th Mar 2004, 23:12
I've noticed that for some unlucky car owners, the number of repair problems they experience is directly proportional to the number of times they take their car to their mechanic. I have an '87 Camry, 300,000 km+ and do most of the maintenance myself (excellent car). I got help once with the timing belt. I'm not sure if it was just a coincidence or if I was being setup, but some odd problems were soon to follow. You may want to change repair shops and/or look over any work done (hint: if the work was done under the hood, check something unrelated like rear brake adjustment). If you find your otherwise dependable car suddenly has a rash of problems, don't always assume it's the car's fault.
15th Oct 2007, 12:53
Instead of dishing out $4000, you should have just bought a JDM motor that has super low miles on it. If you're selling it then email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
15th Oct 2007, 19:21
I have heard it all. Your Toyota breaks down and of course the car is "superior" so it either has to be your fault for poorly maintaining it or your mechanic must have sabotaged the car. People need to wake up and realize that Toyotas break just like any other car. In fact, more so than many.
15th Oct 2007, 20:43
19:21, No, not more so than many. Actually, the correct answer is 'less than anything else'. Except maybe Honda.