14th Jun 2010, 16:47

Get ready for your recall. I have been predicting that Toyota would soon be recalling vehicles going back 20 years. I was right. I read today that Toyota is now being investigated for hiding steering defects in vehicles dating back to 1991. And these vehicles were made in JAPAN using JAPANESE parts, so bashing American workers WON'T work this time. Millions in ad hype can't hide the truth forever.

15th Jun 2010, 10:53

I am sure if there is a recall, it won't be a big one. How quickly you forget how many recalls have been placed on domestic cars in the past 20 years.

So now every time someone has a good experience with a Toyota, the recall brigade is going to come running? I'd say buying a Toyota new right now is probably the best thing you could do, as they will more than likely be over designing them to avoid any further recalls. GM and Dodge just announced pretty sizable recalls within the past two weeks, so domestics surely aren't recall proof.

I personally have had the worst luck with domestics, and virtually every import I've owned, back to a 1979 Honda Civic, has been higher quality overall, and mostly trouble free.

29th Jul 2010, 16:32

1997 Camry XLE - 34,500 Miles today. Do I need to change the timing belt as a precaution? This car is pristine, and looks like new in and out.

1st Jun 2012, 11:19

My 1997 Camry LE is less than 500 miles away from hitting 250,000. It's been the best car, and I am still driving it as my main mode of transportation. Never had an issue. Runs great. Gets GREAT gas mileage. No complaints.

24th Feb 2015, 18:41

I see no reason to replace a timing belt in your XLE at 37,500 miles! It should go many more miles before you need to replace your timing belt! I have heard 100,000+ miles before replacing the timing belt! When you do replace it, make sure you have them replace the water pump too!