2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0 V6 from North America

Summary:

This car is number one because of the value, build quality, reliability, and its simply fun to drive

Faults:

The only thing that went wrong is the light that illuminates the a/c knob and settings burned out.

General Comments:

This car is very excellent in build quality, handling, and it has great pickup.

All the controls are positioned perfectly and it is a very easy car to drive.

Changing the spark plugs requires removal of some engine parts so it is a very time consuming task.

This car isn't the number one selling car for nothing, being super reliable, trustworthy, and very smooth to drive.

The trunk has great room for luggage and is very nice lined with carpet and I love the full size spare.

It has excellent passing power when pushed and the engine is silky smooth with no hesitation.

The tires spin when you floor it so caution needs to be used.

Handling is predictable and precise.

Body integrity is very excellent.

This car makes a perfect everyday driver and cruiser.

Parking this car is very easy like parking a compact with very good turning radius.

Parts for this car is pretty high, but these parts of very high quality and probably will last very long.

Once a Camry owner, always a

Camry owner.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2006

18th Mar 2006, 22:50

Here is a TRUE story for all you Toyota fanatics, like me: my grandparents bought a Camry, I believe a year or two old, and my grandfather took it in for a routine Pennsylvania inspection, and the mechanic who ran the emissions test said that his machine must not be working because he could not get a reading, and told my grandfather to come back another day. Instead of doing that, my grandfather drove to another garage, and the mechanic said basically the same thing; he couldn't get a reading. So they put it on another machine; same thing happened. This motor runs so well that it has almost no emissions.

19th Mar 2006, 12:10

What you're really referring to is a ULEV (ultra low emission vehicle) which many later model Japanese cars (non-hybrid) are.

Of course, you also have to understand that the inspection machines are calibrated a certain way, so it's not like the Camry is NOT polluting just because the machine essentially says it isn't.

Just check out CAR magazine from England (available in some bookstores). They have a whole section on all the cars sold in England and their CO2 emissions.

19th Mar 2006, 19:52

Thanks for the information, I will research further.

5th Jan 2007, 13:29

It parks like a compact car because it IS a compact car! Maybe not by how cars are classified today, but in my view, if a 196" Dodge Dart is a compact, then so is a 185-189" Camry.

21st Jul 2009, 21:18

"This car is very excellent in build quality, handling, and it has great pickup.

It has excellent passing power when pushed and the engine is silky smooth with no hesitation.

The tires spin when you floor it so caution needs to be used.

This car makes a perfect everyday driver and cruiser.

Once a Camry owner, always a Camry owner."

Try the four-cylinder model. It is tedious and cumbersome. Cruise control up a hill is worthless as the Camry will LURCH to keep the same speed (only 40 MPH). The four-cylinder engine couldn't outrun a kid on a bicycle.

2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L 4 Cylinder from North America

Summary:

Well worth the money, I'm a believer!!

Faults:

Nothing serious, just a broken door handle, due to the extreme cold.

General Comments:

Overall, the car is great. Besides the door handle getting replaced, and oil changes, its never been in the shop. The Camry has great fuel mileage, and the smoothest/most quiet 4 cylinder I've ever drove. For only having 136 horsepower, the car has good take-off and passing accelleration. It now has 88,000 miles, and has no wearing parts, and no rattles. I bought it for a "commuter" car, and its definitely serving its purpose!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th November, 2005