1994 Toyota Camry
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200,000 plus and still reliable and comfortable

by from Tempe on November 3, 2009

To date the only thing that has failed has been the antenna drive (twice). The 1994 4-cylinder Camry was judged by Click and Clack on air to be the best 10 year old car to buy back in 2004. I wish the...
To date the only thing that has failed has been the antenna drive (twice). The 1994 4-cylinder Camry was judged by Click and Clack on air to be the best 10 year old car to buy back in 2004. I wish the mileage was better, but maybe its time for a Prius. On the other hand, considering all I do is change all the fluids and the oil regularly I can't really complain.
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Great Car!

by from New Haven, CT on June 27, 2009

I've had my V6 XLE Toyota Camry for 15 years and it still drives a excellently. Despite having over 217k miles, it only requires basic maintenance. It gets great gas millage, period.; on a really long...
I've had my V6 XLE Toyota Camry for 15 years and it still drives a excellently. Despite having over 217k miles, it only requires basic maintenance. It gets great gas millage, period.; on a really long drive up I95 last year, I eked out 500 miles from the 15 gallon tank for a 33 MPG. When doing local driving, I get about 375-400 miles per tank, for about 25 MPG. The only downsides are that the pick-up is now starting to feel a bit slow and the steering is a bit loose when compared to a new vehicle. Still, I prefer my Camry to the newest high-end Camry.
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Dollar goes a long way with this car

by from San Diego, CA on August 4, 2008

I have now owned my Camry for about 7 years now (bought used from original owner) and it still runs well and gets reasonable gas millage for a 6 cylinder; 24-25mpg as my daily commuter with 70% freewa...
I have now owned my Camry for about 7 years now (bought used from original owner) and it still runs well and gets reasonable gas millage for a 6 cylinder; 24-25mpg as my daily commuter with 70% freeway driving. It is a quite car with good noise isolation. As soon as I roll the window down a bit, the noise just comes rushing in. But as soon as I roll the windows up, the noise just disappears as if everything around me was muted. The ride is really comfortable. I hardly get much noise or vibration from the road. Sure I feel cracks and bumps on the road but that is normal. I am refering to the typical road noise you hear while driving another brand. It accelerates as a typical V6 car would, nothing to get excited about, but it is very responsive as soon as I step on the gas and lay off of the gas too; unlike the oldsmobile I rented recently (throtle lag). The handling is fine, it rolls quite a bit but it is manageable. I go driving around mountain roads sometimes and the car is fun enough to drive there (it's no 3 series at all though). But for what it was built for, a daily commuter and a long trip vehicle, this car did an excellent job. If you can purchase a used one in good condition, I highly recommend it.
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the best first car ever!

by from Oakton, VA on October 8, 2008

In 2002, when I first got my drivers lisence my parents got me a 1994 forest green camry. To say the least I was far from thrilled at the appearance of it, I was mad I didn't get cool fast new cars li...
In 2002, when I first got my drivers lisence my parents got me a 1994 forest green camry. To say the least I was far from thrilled at the appearance of it, I was mad I didn't get cool fast new cars like all my friends. Now that I have kids and am driving a jeep cherokee, I REALLY miss my camry. Its byfar the most reliable car i've ever owned, it had 100,000 miles on it when my parents bought it for me and I never had a major problem with it for the whole 4 years that I drove it. I would recommend this car to anyone!
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Toyota of better times...

by from PA on August 18, 2008

My Japanese made Camry LE is a great car overall. Great interior quality, very good fit and finish, very reliable overall, very smooth on the highway. Yes, the 4 cyl engine (5S-FE) is weak compared to...
My Japanese made Camry LE is a great car overall. Great interior quality, very good fit and finish, very reliable overall, very smooth on the highway. Yes, the 4 cyl engine (5S-FE) is weak compared to the never ones, but is MUCH more refined, quiet, and very smooth. I like the drive by cable throttle body instead of the by wire set-up of the new ones that pause, feel weird and disconnected, etc... My 2003 Camry SE 4 cyl has nowhere near the build quality, and this is truly a shame for a once great car maker. Really never thought I would not recommend a new Toyota, but I have.
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Smog Safe!

by from Los Angeles on September 9, 2009

I bought this car from my uncle's roommate and it only had 181k miles. I drive about 200 miles a week and it hasn't given me any critical problems. I installed a cold-air intake on the Camry and I get...
I bought this car from my uncle's roommate and it only had 181k miles. I drive about 200 miles a week and it hasn't given me any critical problems. I installed a cold-air intake on the Camry and I get 25-30 mpg hwy and 15-20 mpg city. The tune-up is very easy on these cars. Not a good-looking car, but it's definately reliable.
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Its a tank!

by from Montreal, Quebec on April 16, 2008

For a car that's almost 15 years old, I couldn't be more satisfied. The starter is finished, and a few repairs have had to be done, but overall, not too bad. I'm looking into buying a new car, and tru...
For a car that's almost 15 years old, I couldn't be more satisfied. The starter is finished, and a few repairs have had to be done, but overall, not too bad. I'm looking into buying a new car, and trust that Toyota is still making cars of equal reliability and quality.
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Good for the money

by from Brooklyn, NY on May 16, 2006

They 4 cylinder LE does lack acceleration, but is capable of reaching impressive speeds. Very comfortable and quiet at high speeds. Car handles very well for a mid-size sedan, and is vry easy to drive...
They 4 cylinder LE does lack acceleration, but is capable of reaching impressive speeds. Very comfortable and quiet at high speeds. Car handles very well for a mid-size sedan, and is vry easy to drive.
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'94 LE V6 290k miles and still going

by from Lander, WY on November 30, 2015

I bought this car new back in '94 and just surpassed 290k miles. The usual maintenance, no issues with the transmission or electrical, everything is still stock and runs great. A month ago I had to ge...
I bought this car new back in '94 and just surpassed 290k miles. The usual maintenance, no issues with the transmission or electrical, everything is still stock and runs great. A month ago I had to get a brake fluid leak fixed and the front rotors replaced, but that is it as far as any major maintenance issues. Most of the miles are highway miles and I still avg 32 MPG. No complaints with this car, I'm going to drive it 'till it drops.
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Racing camry

by from Seattle, WA on July 11, 2014

I'm 16 this is my second car, my first was a BMW that I HATED so I saved my own money and bought a 1994 SE coupe. It's actually really nice and I like the look of the coupe with the sporty little spoi...
I'm 16 this is my second car, my first was a BMW that I HATED so I saved my own money and bought a 1994 SE coupe. It's actually really nice and I like the look of the coupe with the sporty little spoiler. I was actually surprised how well it handles and takes off! VERY roomy I've fit 7 people (including me) into it! I love this car but I'm trying to get a mercedes
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