1997 Toyota Camry LE 4 cylinder from North America
This car has proved to be a mechanical nightmare
The engine threw a rod and had to be entirely replaced after only 48,000 miles.
At the same time the dealer replaced the engine, the dashboard died. The dashboard was replaced twice before a wiring problem was found in the firewall.
At 60,000 miles the front struts had to be replaced on both sides, along with the front brakes.
I purchased this vehicle believing it was one of the most reliable sedans on the market---that belief has disappeared.
The dealer service has been horrible. The service department has failed to earn any confidence.
The wear and tear on the vehicle does not match the usage. I've never heard of a vehicle needing an engine, or struts replaced after only 60,000 miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th February, 2002
9th Jan 2003, 13:13
I agree with this post 100%. I have a 1996 Camry up here in Toronto, Canada. I only have about 59,500 km (that's only about 27,000 miles) and just got the bad news today that I have to replace the front struts. Total bill is $720. I bought this Camry brand new and hardly drove it. My previous car was a used $4500 Ford Tempo. The struts on the Ford lasted until the car hit 240,000 km (110,000 miles).