19th Jun 2004, 22:20
I've now put over 50,000 miles on my Camry in the 1 1/2 years I've owned it with absolutely no problems. I just can't believe how reliable it has been despite the neglect it went through before I bought it. You'd never see a north American vehicle do that! When this one dies (if ever) I will buy another. I also bought a 2000 Tundra as well 6 months ago and it's running great too. I'm a happy man :-) Tim.
30th Jul 2004, 17:47
"You'd never see a North American vehicle do that!" What, are you kidding me? My 90 Buick park Avenue has 380k on the original motor & trans, and my 97 Century has 245k on it, and it's running strong still. All with basic maintenance too.
22nd Sep 2004, 22:13
I have a 96 Camry DX 4-cyl. manual transmission. Mine was probably not serviced on time either, but it runs great at 220,000 miles. My previous car was a 1988 Toyota Corolla SR5 that sat unused for 2 years and ran like a dream with very little maintenance; sold at 280,000 miles. I agree that a North American car can last. But, I don't think they can take as much abuse as a Toyota.
23rd Oct 2004, 13:13
I've had both foreign and domestic vehicles since I started driving 35 years ago. I am not partial to either one, because I've had good luck with both. However, I am not very good with maintenance, and I drive cars hard and into the ground. The domestics I've had fare just as well as the imports, when it came to me beating on and abusing them.
13th Mar 2007, 15:26
I sold my Camry to a guy I work, he gave it to his son to drive. It has since had another 150,000 miles on it, few oil changes and many little accidents too. This car will not die! And again I would never trust a north american car to do this, not without many new parts over the years and a tow truck near by.