1999 Toyota Camry LX from North America
I love my '99 Camry
At 120K miles, the rear oxygen sensor went bad. Oxygen Sensors are supposed to be replaced every 60-100K miles, depending on the quality.
At 85K miles, the clock started disappearing. At about 110K miles, it completely went.
I bought this car from my mother at 45K miles back in August 2003. I've since put almost 100K and it is almost 3 years later. I did a lot of weekend trips from Middletown CT to Boston MA (600-mile round-trip) and trips to SW CT (150-mile RT). My bf treats it like a truck, putting his construction tools and materials in the trunk and floor of the backseat, putting tons of weight on it (around 100 pounds at a time). Most of the issues I have with my car were not because of my car, but of people - my dad was rotating my tires and the jack dropped, dropping the car on the strut, which had to be replaced. Comfort is less because my tire treads are gone (good Michelins lasted me as long as I've had the car - 90K miles on a 60K mile tire - AWESOME). I live in the NE, so we get lots of snow and rain, and this car drives like a champ - handles really well in bad weather. Even though my car is getting old, I have no complaints. All the issues I'm having is because the car has lots of miles - it's not a new car and shouldn't be treated like one. I recently switched to synthetic oil, since it's over 100K, and gas consumption is good (about 25-28 mpg). Even with bad oxygen sensors and extra weight, the gas consumption is good. O2 Sensors are expensive to get done, but once I do that ($450) and get new tires (about $300 at Costco for good Michelins), I'll be set for another 100K miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th May, 2006