25th Mar 2008, 20:19

I bought a 1993 Camry about 18 months ago, 2.2 liter standard trans. It had 221k miles then, but I checked it out carefully and everything seemed tight and in good shape. It now has 258k miles, and we haven't had to do anything to it except brake pads and tires. It runs like a new one. Who knows how far it will go, for a 1,300 dollar purchase price. Oh yeah, we did a radiator hose (expected for the age, and has no bearing on the reliability of the car).

26th Jan 2010, 19:58

Before you start defending Toyota like you've got stakes in the company, do some research:


Or just read the news...

27th Jan 2010, 12:42

Before you BERATE Toyota, OWN one first. They will have the lemons, and they seem to be having problems of late, but they didn't get to where they are by having routinely built bad products. Yes, I own one. Shares in the company? Most people who defend a product actually own one.

17th Feb 2010, 08:37

"faith: firm belief in something for which there is no proof"

Just something to ponder about on your way back from the dealer.

27th Jan 2011, 04:05

Toyota as of late has been having difficulties, however the 1993 Camry is not involved with these new modern computer ran vehicles that are so westernized. The old Camry's to me seem to be more foreign. Driving a 2010 Maxima, Toyota, feels like an American car. They give issues within the first 2 years of usage. I have a 93 Camry and it runs as smooth as grease. It is a very reliable car, and yes... for the record, you will have to maintain it, but it's inexpensive.

27th Jan 2011, 11:01

A '93 Camry has basically all of the same components as a modern car: it has a computer, all of the sensors, electronic fuel injection, and so on. Oh - and the 93' Camry was built in the USA. Toyota still makes a great product.

7th Mar 2012, 14:07

...and you're surprised and think it's poor maintenance re: your timing belt @ 120K miles or so. Ha!

Like was pointed out to you, you were at least 30-60k miles too late on that, what do you expect... Maintain your car the way it should be, and these things won't happen?

I have owned my '93 LE since 1993. It was mom's first and now mine. It has 112.000 miles and looks like new... My auto body guy just looks at it and says, "Steve, this is worth a chunk of money".

Also, my car was NOT made in the USA, it was made in Japan. VIN starts with a "J"