29th Aug 2004, 10:28
You can't do any of that stuff to an automatic. Also, why did you buy an automatic? No automatic, is sporty enough for that.
18th Sep 2004, 05:22
Even with so much power, what about the weight of it? I own a ninety-three Tercel and a ninety-six Camry, these cars aren't that heavy. The slightest shift of wind may help you find a near by hospital or the speed you are looking for is in a Corvette, Lamborghini, or maybe a Ferrari?
Searching for speed... don't forget about safety.
I think it's a nice way of picking the brains of people. What tires and rims you plan to purchase? Then you gotta deal with the speedometer if you go to a higher tire out of its class. Is all this worth it? Toyota make Lexus vehicles anyway. I live down the street from one of their large import plant and see quite a bit of final touching up.
7th Mar 2005, 11:18
9.5? I have a hard time believing that, but anythings possible with lots of money in a car.
3rd May 2008, 21:34
You will break the CV axles and very often throw out your front end alignment at around 400 brake horsepower with drag radials. You MUST ditch the auto tranny & upgrade clutch, axles, poly bushings, larger sway bar, stiffer springs & shocks (front & rear),strut brace, etc. That is if you want it to be reliable.
25th May 2008, 09:24
I just got a check engine light on the dash board (1996 Camry). People tell me that this is a common problem and I should ignore it because the car does run very well and there are no noises coming out of the engine. Should I take it to the dealer or other less expensive professional to have it checked? I don't have to pass any pollution controls here.
5th Oct 2008, 21:37
I don't know who told the guy above to ignore a check engine light... But come on! It's there for a reason! Go to Autozone; they will have it checked for free, then you have something to go buy. Toyota ECMS are very user friendly, and usually it's capable of pin-pointing the problem really well.
23rd Mar 2010, 14:59
I wonder what the original reviewer REALLY did with his 1996 Camry?
I have to agree that the ideas he listed sounded like a pipe dream to me. If you want a drag racer, buy one for the track, but it doesn't seem like a family sedan built by Toyota is the optimum platform on which to build one (in your garage to boot).
26th Mar 2010, 16:57
As a mechanic, I'd say that if you've driven the car over two weeks with the "check engine" light on, ignore it. These things are INCREDIBLY sensitive to the most minor triggers (such as a poorly fitting gas cap). The "check engine" light has been on for 4 YEARS in my wife's car. A test revealed an "EVAP system" code (in other words, it was no help at all). I checked every part in the system and found NOTHING wrong. I had exactly the same problem with a truck a few years ago, and drove it over 2 years with the light on (then traded it). Both vehicles have passed inspections without a hitch. As long as your engine runs OK, isn't overheating, and has good oil pressure you can pretty much ignore the "check engine" light. I got tired of looking at mine and put a piece of black tape over it!!