2004 Toyota Camry V6 from North America
Can't express my regret with legible language
Brake calipers at 18,000 km.
Major problem was the engine needed a replacement, after only 60,000 km due to the common sludge problem toyota has.
New engine starting to tick a little 1,000 km ago.
Transmission was always very touchy from new, lags at freeway speeds toyota says that's normal, problem still exists today.
Car was always maintained on time by Toyota.
Not impressed, I bought into the hype.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th July, 2007
31st Jul 2007, 16:50
Toyota does not have a 'common' sludge problem.
Sludge can occur in ANY engine, and usually does because people use dirt cheap motor oil, let it run low because they rarely or never check or change oil, and what little oil that is in the engine has long ago chemically broken down. When the oil level is low, the little oil that is in there bakes into sludge.
No WAY do I believe that you had Toyota mechanics do regular maintenance, and one Toyota motor went bad in under 100,000, and now you have a SECOND one going bad too. The odds of that are next to nothing.