2001 Toyota Camry LE 4 cylinder from North America
Cheap quality at high price
It makes an awful noise when you change from parking to reverse. Breaks make a squeaky noise. Plastic floor rail has popped out of place twice. Side panel from back seat came off. Paint from door had drip marks after using Toyota wax provided by dealer.
I will never buy another Toyota Camry. I have taken it numerous times to the dealer and all the problems I've experienced they've told me is normal for the Camry. I had an 1988 Camry which never gave me the problems that the new 2001 model has given me. Even though it gives a smooth ride I have not been happy with the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th February, 2004
2nd Mar 2004, 11:07
Be sure to be anal about oil changes, so you can avoid the sludge monster attributed to the engine in the Camry. Do a www.google.com web search with "Toyota engine sludge" as the keywords.
30th Jan 2005, 20:13
Try using synthetic oil. By definition, there's no sludge from it, and it has good additives to clean the engine and maintain the seals, so your gaskets will not leak for a long time.
6th Apr 2005, 09:31
What you say about synthetic oil is true, but you still need follow the oil change intervals -- don't extend them just because the syn. oil mfg. says you can. These oils will sludge if stressed by excessive engine temperatures and these Toyo engines run at excessively high temps.
12th Apr 2005, 18:15
Have a 01 Camrey le. After 8k miles the main bearing seal leaked. Also the oil pan gasket leaked. The service dept fixed them under the warranty. One tire feels like it's out of round, but the service dept can't find the problem.
1st Nov 2005, 09:54
The owner has a 4 cylinder Camry. There has never been any sludge problem attributed to that engine.
13th Sep 2006, 19:32
Look for a 2001 Toyota Camry with headlights that come on automatically at night.