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1999 Toyota Camry LE from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired350000 miles
Most recent distance400000 miles

Summary:

Great car, if a vehicle can withstand student drivers, it's got to be a great car

Faults:

Brake failure due to aged master cylinder.

Clock stopped working.

Started to use a little oil, 1qt every 3K miles.

General Comments:

Drove this car as a Driver Trainig Vehicle, and if there is a test for durability, this is the test. I was told that the vehicle would "Conk-out," within 3 months, and was still using it daily 2 years later.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th November, 2009

17th Nov 2009, 16:42

My son's school uses Chevrolet's for their training vehicles. The one he just drove today had a little over 100,000 miles and was already falling to pieces. So much so that I was actually worried that he was in something so shabby. Toyota makes excellent cars. And that a Camry survived 400,000 miles of beginner driver abuse does not surprise me at all.

1999 Toyota Camry LX 2.2 ltr from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2 ltr Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired54000 miles
Most recent distance217000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

The best car for the money

Faults:

Changed alternator after 150.000 miles.

Timing belt at 100.000 miles.

Struts at 110.000 miles.

Head lights every 2 years.

Brakes after 5 years.

General Comments:

This car is really great, it has never let me down.

When I bought the car from the Toyota dealer, it had 54000 miles.

I changed the oil to Amsoil synthetic 0/30 grade. And now I change it once a year or 25000 miles.

The engine is running like new, and never needs oil. Plus I get about 32 mpg around town. Passes inspection like a new car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st July, 2009

31st Jul 2009, 07:38

Good for you, and good luck with the Camry. I agree, they are excellent cars. I drove one for many years in South Africa, where they are still quite common. The Johannesburg high-way patrol ran several Camrys in the late nineties. I honestly could not fault my Camry, which was a company vehicle, used on very long runs, often with a 1 tonne trailer hooked up. A timeless shape, which still looks good in any modern car park. See you in the fast lane!

31st Jul 2009, 19:03

They are excellent cars. Good choice.

1999 Toyota Camry CE from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance185000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Great gas saver, and very reliable

Faults:

Great car; strong reliable engine and transmission, suspension parts started to fail and that's to be expected for an older car.

Noise on the highway is too much to bear on a long trip, and the seats are not the most comfortable.

Never had to repair A/C, engine, or transmission.

Changed several components of the suspension and struts front and rear twice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th July, 2009

1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.2L 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance147000 miles
Previous carChrysler Voyager

Summary:

Good dependable car for high mileage and long service

Faults:

Smell of rotten eggs from exhaust, leaks into car.

Strut mounts making noise at 70k.

Engine light stays on.

Airbag light stays on.

Cruise control switch replaced 3 times.

Window switch mount coming apart.

General Comments:

This car has been reliable, but maintenance costs are very high.

Smell of rotten eggs may require new cat converter, high cost to repair strut mounts, engine light problems and airbag light problems make this an expensive car to maintain. Some repairs cannot be done because dealers do not solve problems (engine light stays on.)

As for domestic cars, they have let me down over the past 20 years, so I went to Toyota. Much more expensive to own Chrysler or GM. Plymouth Voyager trans blew 2x, once at 44k and again at 177k.. had to junk it because of rust, bad AC, and engine shutting down for no reason (could not find cause.)... Chevies also gave me nothing but cancer rot on the bodies, bad trannies, knobs falling off and lousy fitting body parts. Careless engineering and lousy quality control on the assembly line is all I can think of.

Toyota needs to fix the smell of rotting flesh coming from exhaust on older Camrys. Also, GET RID Of the engine light problems and the STRUT MOUNT problems.

Otherwise, the cars are rugged and dependable if you maintain engine oil changes and tranny fluid.

Time to take trains and buses.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd June, 2009

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