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1993 Toyota Camry

1993 Toyota Camry

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4.6
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302k miles and still going strong!

by from New York, NY on January 3, 2011

This is the best car ever! I bought it used in 1996 with 41,000 miles and have been driving it strong every since! I've had several brand new cars between then and now and none of them can compare to ...
This is the best car ever! I bought it used in 1996 with 41,000 miles and have been driving it strong every since! I've had several brand new cars between then and now and none of them can compare to my Camry. It's very comfortable to drive and I never hesitate on driving it long distances because I know it never will and never has let me down or left me stranded anywhere. Engine and Transmission are still original. With 300k miles, I keep impeccable records for the car and I've only ever replaced struts and mounts x2, brakes and rotors a few times, distributor, radiator and alternator over the course of 14 years! My LE is definately a keeper for life!!
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They CAN BE great Cars!!

by from on April 9, 2010

I got my 93 LE Camry 3 years ago...i got it from new york so i knew it was gonna have rust underneath but i took a chance cuz ive had alot of friends have a 90's camry... It was great for the first ye...
I got my 93 LE Camry 3 years ago...i got it from new york so i knew it was gonna have rust underneath but i took a chance cuz ive had alot of friends have a 90's camry... It was great for the first year or so but then my distributor went bad so the car wouldnt start but it was a easy fix. These cars are known for the door handles breaking off on the outside of the door..they are plastic so if i were looking to get another one i would pick a car with a common color..i have a skyblue camry which is what made me fall in love with it but with my handle broken it is nearly impossible to find another one.. Ive had to replace the driverside window motor another comon problem and my passigner side window just fell off track the other day.. The headlights are weak...but when it comes to the engine it is great... The engine in this car is one of the very few older engines where if the timing belt breaks it wont mess up the whole engine all you have to do is replace it which is what happened to me at 113,000 miles.. So over all ive had quite a few problems but all minor easy fixes. I still have it and will be probably putting it up on here soon to sell cuz i have 3 kids now and its a little tight but its great for 4 people very roomy. If you maintain it u will get great gas miliage.
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I've always wanted one

by from Kansas city Mo. on December 6, 2011

this is a great car. it is comfortable and well maintained. I would go anywhere at any time in it. Cars.com helped me finding the car i wanted in my area. Everyone had a clear concise web site.I am gl...
this is a great car. it is comfortable and well maintained. I would go anywhere at any time in it. Cars.com helped me finding the car i wanted in my area. Everyone had a clear concise web site.I am glad I used Cars.com.
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1993 Camry XLE V-6, 3.0

by from Houston, Tx on January 23, 2009

This was a hand-me-down car from my brother. It was his second car and he gave it a beating, including minor wrecks and a cracked radiator. I began driving it about two years ago and it's been a great...
This was a hand-me-down car from my brother. It was his second car and he gave it a beating, including minor wrecks and a cracked radiator. I began driving it about two years ago and it's been a great first car. I would prefer this over many newer cars, even with 157,000 miles. They have done a good bit of work on it...injector replacement, main head gasket, entire brake set, and springs among others. The only problem are the headlights, they're pretty weak. If you treat the car well and do regular maintenance, it will run forever.
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310,000 miles and going......

by from Monterey, California on July 3, 2009

This thing has 310,000 original miles and its still going, I would not drive anything other than a toyota.
This thing has 310,000 original miles and its still going, I would not drive anything other than a toyota.
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GREAT CAR / SOME PROBLEMS

by from fishers in on May 1, 2009

HAD 75000 WHEN I GOT IT, HAVE 216000 AND STILL RUNNING EVERY DAY. HAD ALL THE GASKETS REPLACED, FRONT DRIVE SHAFTS REPLACED A FEW TIMES, HAD 2 MAJOR TUNE UPS, THE AIR CONDITIONER JUST WENT OUT, AND TH...
HAD 75000 WHEN I GOT IT, HAVE 216000 AND STILL RUNNING EVERY DAY. HAD ALL THE GASKETS REPLACED, FRONT DRIVE SHAFTS REPLACED A FEW TIMES, HAD 2 MAJOR TUNE UPS, THE AIR CONDITIONER JUST WENT OUT, AND THE WINDOWS ARE ACTING UP, BUT OVER ALL THE CAR HAS BEEN VERY DEPENDABLE, I MIGHT TRY FOR 300000 ??
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Like 2007 model only with no payments.

by from Midwest on February 20, 2008

This car is like a 2007 model with out payments, if maintained properly, and even then the car requires very very little maintainance. I have owned 2 of these now, 1st one got wrecked and I went ahead...
This car is like a 2007 model with out payments, if maintained properly, and even then the car requires very very little maintainance. I have owned 2 of these now, 1st one got wrecked and I went ahead and bought the exact same car and year only upgraded to the V6 XLE model. Once you buy them I personally recommend replacing the timing belts and rear main seals. For some reason they all seem to come with leaks in rear main seals. After that I just check every thing else. My last one I bought with 130,000 mile and drove to 260,000 in a four year period driving it nation wide, with never a doubt in my mind I would get there. My family members hated the fact that I would get where ever they went with their 250 - 450 $ payment cars. This one currently has 160,000 mile and still running smooth. Gas actually isn't that bad compared to the 4cyl, but I drive mostly highway. I am not a sales man but have family all over and love to travel so maybe 40% of the miles were high way but rest regular driving. Oh yeah suspension may need over haul eventually but that engine just keeps ticking. So if your looking for a cheap reliable vehicle purchase this car and put about 1500 - 2000 in it and I can almost guarantee you will have a car to die for with out the payments. The exterior styling is pretty good for its year, interior features could be better, but I'm driving a 93 and really don't know what other cars out there had in them. I guess I compared them too much to 2004's and up.
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More bang for the buck

by from Lakewood,CA on May 15, 2010

Its' like a new car ! With only 86K miles when bought and garage kept, the interior was nearly new and with Camry reliability, what else is needed ? OK, I had to put $1,200 into replacing parts BUT, I...
Its' like a new car ! With only 86K miles when bought and garage kept, the interior was nearly new and with Camry reliability, what else is needed ? OK, I had to put $1,200 into replacing parts BUT, I can see this car going another 100,000 miles with only little repairs and maint. On top of this - they no longer make a this body type since '96, so this gives it a rare image look to it as I drive around.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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It had a long life

by from on January 3, 2009

So the camry xle v6 was a gift from my aunt 5 years ago. the car ran great for 3 of those years but the last 2 years it was in the shop a lot; 1 thing after another until the engine failed a block tes...
So the camry xle v6 was a gift from my aunt 5 years ago. the car ran great for 3 of those years but the last 2 years it was in the shop a lot; 1 thing after another until the engine failed a block test then we said okay we're done. it had a good life, very fun to drive, but died with only 155,xxx miles on it.
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camry

by from new haven on February 7, 2009

you can traveler miles and miles in a strach wothout a sound of engine in the pessenger cabin; the soundless jouney and great running, camry never fails in the rout.
you can traveler miles and miles in a strach wothout a sound of engine in the pessenger cabin; the soundless jouney and great running, camry never fails in the rout.
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