I had to replace the brakes twice.
Had to replace the timing belt.
Cigarette lighter stopped working.
Power mirrors stopped working.
Power outlet stopped working, then suddenly worked again one day.
Had to replace both headlights at one point.
Half of the dash lights went out.
Radio display light went out, then came back on after a nice punch.
It's plain looking, but it's absolutely RELIABLE. The fact that I know I can take this car long distances without any problems is really comforting. Also the little things like how it's cozy, the heat heats you right up, and how comfortably warm it will be on a winter day just from sitting in the sun.
I will honestly say that my Camry has been to bad places and back, and has taken quite a beating over its life, but yet at 188k miles, it still has a proud ride with a lot of life left.
This is my first car, and I've learned that I need to take care of it now seeing as it's getting old. I would definitely recommend this car to new drivers as it requires little maintenance work. Call me crazy, but I swear my car has fixed some of its problems on its own. LOL.
This car will be your partner in crime & your best friend that you can always count on.
Also, if you hook up an iPod through the cassette player, and you set your iPod volume just right... THE SPEAKERS WILL BUMP BETTER THAN ANY OTHER STOCK SPEAKERS IN A CAR. I keep my bass on zero or -1 & it makes the rear view shake. Very nice balance between bass and treble if you set everything just right. Just an extra tidbit of info :)