1999 Toyota Camry Reviews - Page 16 of 16

1999 Toyota Camry GL 2.2i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.2i Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired11000 miles
Most recent distance49000 miles
Previous carVolvo V70

Summary:

A comfortable good performance family car

Faults:

Nothing wrong with the car. Just keeps on running.

Remote locking only operates over a very short distance, about 6ft max, even with new batteries.

General Comments:

Quiet and comfortable with little road noise.

Good climate control. Adequate CD and radio/cassette player.

Performance is good for an "executive" saloon - brisk and competent; but not exciting - nothing like my previous V70 T5!

Depreciation is pretty grim, from £17000 at 6 months to £7000 at 2 years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th September, 2002

1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance50700 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Reliant

Summary:

A great reliable car that's sure to impress

Faults:

About 2 months after we got our Camry the "rear light" engine sensors failed. This caused the dash lights to indicate that the rear light was burnt out and the engine light to stay on. After a trip back to the dealer they ordered the part in (took about 1 week) they gave me a call when it was in and I brought the car in for the day. But it was all covered under the warranty (good thing too cause the sensor alone was worth $300 cdn) Also when I took the car in for the 50,000 k tune up there were 2 parts replaced under warranty, but the total cost was higher than I figured $300 cdn, for 3 hours of work.

General Comments:

The car is great, almost no engine noise, it's got a bit louder after the 1st year, but when we first got it, it was so quiet the only was you could tell it was running was the tach. It dives great, and the A/C cools the car off well. The rear seat has lots of room, and with the seats folded down I can toss my bike in the car and close the trunk with room to spare. Granted the only car I've driven other than the Camry is our 82 Reliant (Yes, the thing still runs) but my grandfather liked our Camry so much he bought a 2002 Camry a few months ago and has had no problems with it. When I get a car it's going to be a Toyota.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2002

1999 Toyota Camry LX 4 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4 Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance25000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Achieva

Summary:

Don't buy one of these things. You will regret it

Faults:

Been in and out of the dealer. Had starting problems related to the computer, left my wife stranded with the baby twice. Brakes had to be overhauled due to faulty calipers.

General Comments:

Car is not well built as people say they are.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th May, 2002

1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.6 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance41000 miles
Previous carGMC Pickup

Summary:

Rubber timing belted junk

Faults:

The struts have had to be replaced twice.

The front brake rotors continually warp, causing steering wheel shimmy. and guess what, at 40,500 miles the rubber engine timing belt broke, killing the engine. I had to have a engine put in at my expense because the car was 4,000 miles over the warranty mileage, even though it was only 2 years old.

General Comments:

You think you save money on gas, but you end up spending it on struts and a engine.

I am going back to GM trucks. I always drove a GM pickup and bought this car for the gas mileage, I did not know it had a rubber timing belt which if it breaks will kill the engine. So I saved on gas, then put out many times my savings on struts and now a engine. I will never again buy any car with a rubber timing belt like the Camry.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th April, 2001

7th Jun 2001, 03:46

The previous post is correct. This is not an interference engine. I don't believe this guy ever owned this vehicle. I have NEVER heard of a timing belt breaking at 40K miles. This is nonsense. Most will last easily twice that long.

If this guy had trouble with a Toyota, wait until he gets a GM truck. Survey after survey show them to be among the worlds least reliable vehicles.

I think this is a bogus post.

Tom.

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 55 reviews