1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2 from North America
Incredible quality and design
I just replaced the front brakes and rotors for the FIRST time. The rears are original and are still serviceable.
I replaced the clutch at 220,000 km.
The exhaust system is original and is still within specs.
There have been no other repairs needed.
I commute 150 km per day and have done so for the six years I've owned it.
Its comfortable, handles well on the twisty roads I drive daily.
This is the best car I have ever had. Period. I will buy nothing, but Toyota in the future (if this one ever wears out).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd April, 2004
19th Apr 2006, 14:35
This is additional to the entry I made originally - my Camry now has 294,000 km on it and everything I said before still holds. I'm STILL on the original rear brakes. I'm still on the original exhaust system.
The one area where she's showing her age now is in the suspension - it's getting loose. This is not surprising as a lot of our driving is on gravel country roads with the constant potholes. I've been gradually spending money in this area (not cheap!) to bring it back to specs.
Still the best car I have ever had.
2nd Nov 2009, 07:06
This is a further update to my original two submissions. This car now has 340,000 km on it and has still not given any trouble. I had to replace the front brakes again, BUT AM STILL ON THE ORIGINAL REARS. No other repairs have been necessary except for normal regular oil changes and lube, etc.
Still the best car I´ve ever owned. I´m blown away.