1999 Toyota Camry Conquest 3.0L V6 from Australia and New Zealand
With excellent power, comfort, ride and reliability the V6 Camry is great to drive and superb value
I have replaced the fuse for the cigarette lighter once and the dealer fixed the lighter on another occasion due to some other problem.
The vehicle rightly earns the title of white goods on wheels, but I improved my Camry's looks with some simple inexpensive aftermarket items such as window tint and chrome wheel covers.
The dash layout and presentation also is unexciting, yet pleasant and functional with good quality materials used.
Interior space is very good for a medium to large car and seats are reasonably comfortable. Improved with some woolen seat covers. The cabin noise (or lack of) I feel is a tribute to the designers of a vehicle in this price range. I thought my 87 Magna was quiet, but in comparison the Camry is streets ahead.
Ride is exceptional, but handling is a little disappointing and could be improved with some minor sway issues when cornering.
Toyota seemed to have geared the Camry for low down torque and I believe the fuel economy for city driving has suffered for it. The fuel economy for highway driving using overdrive is very good. I have achieved 700 plus kilometres on a tank of fuel.
The power from the quiet mid-size V6 is brilliant, matched well to the relatively smooth auto gearbox. The engine is so quiet and its noise so insulated from the cabin that sometimes I wonder if the car is still running! This car absolutely sprints to town and highway speed limits.
After my previous vehicle the Camry is a pleasure to own and drive. With the proven Toyota reliability... I love it!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th October, 2003