1996 Toyota Camry Consumer Reviews

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1996 Toyota Camry
4.6
Average based on 26 reviews
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Raliability at its best

by from Poughkeepsie, NY on June 9, 2010

I deliver pizza with my 96 and have since put 60,000 miles on it in 2 years. It still runs like a top! Maintenance is very easy with this vehicle as I am a DIY type of guy. This car is so easy that I'...
I deliver pizza with my 96 and have since put 60,000 miles on it in 2 years. It still runs like a top! Maintenance is very easy with this vehicle as I am a DIY type of guy. This car is so easy that I've been able to do brake fluid flushes, transmission flushes, oil changes, radiator changes, brake changes, wheel bearing changes, minor suspension changes, and I'll be doing more when the time comes! Mind you, I've had zero mechanical training from any type of school. I get around 27 MPG (strictly highway miles). Best car I've ever owned (next to a brand new 2007 Yaris I had).
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Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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Solid Reliable Transportation

by from Releigh, NC on January 20, 2012

Purchased a 96 Camry with low mileage (<80K). Had previously owned two 95 Camry(s). Purchased from out of state small dealer. The Camry is very reliable, gets excellent gas mileage (32-33 mpg) at reas...
Purchased a 96 Camry with low mileage (<80K). Had previously owned two 95 Camry(s). Purchased from out of state small dealer. The Camry is very reliable, gets excellent gas mileage (32-33 mpg) at reasonable highway speeds. Good heating and A/C system. Very good value for the price paid. It is a very good second car for our family. Would purchase again. Planning on keeping vehicle for 6 to 10 years.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

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Very Reliable

by from Roswell New Mexico on March 6, 2012

I bought this car used in 1999 with 50,000 miles and Its a great car to get you from point A to point B. I have almost 300,000 miles on it and it is still running like the day I got it.
I bought this car used in 1999 with 50,000 miles and Its a great car to get you from point A to point B. I have almost 300,000 miles on it and it is still running like the day I got it.
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Unbelievable engine

by from Cincinnati, OH on January 23, 2013

My uncle gave me his 96 Toyota Camry early in 2010 and while I was only able to drive it for 2 1/2 yrs before I had to get rid of it, I got a lot out of it. It was given to me at about 140k miles, and...
My uncle gave me his 96 Toyota Camry early in 2010 and while I was only able to drive it for 2 1/2 yrs before I had to get rid of it, I got a lot out of it. It was given to me at about 140k miles, and I drove it to about 230k. It was such a reliable car, and I miss it every day. For the first yr and a half, I never needed to do anything except normal maintenance, but in the last yr, the wear and tear started to peek through. The freeze plugs kept rusting out, which are cheap parts, but expensive to have replaced. My car got so hot on one of these occasions (freeze plugs hold in your car's coolant) that it melted my distributor cap and put a hole in my radiator. That was the end of the Camry! The cost to get it fixed wasn't even worth the value of the car, so I had to say goodbye. I know the engine still had a lot of life left in it, so it really sucked to get rid of it. My advice to anyone thinking of buying this car would be to perform regular maintenance, and just to keep an eye on the temperature gauge, especially after 200k miles. Keeping that in mind, this car will run forever. I know it will surprise you as to how long it lasts.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Second times a charm...

by from NJ on April 17, 2007

I had a Ford Taurus as my first car and soon after it was to be an old car. My taurus broke down after about three months of having it which was a major disaster to me. Since, I am a student, I did no...
I had a Ford Taurus as my first car and soon after it was to be an old car. My taurus broke down after about three months of having it which was a major disaster to me. Since, I am a student, I did not have much money to look for another car. I finally bought my Toyota Camry and it was the best decision I have made. This car has been through a lot of accidents and only has minor blemishes to show for it. I recently just got the tires replaced and a tune up and plan to keep it for another year.
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We love these so much we buy more than one!

by from North Carolina on October 7, 2006

This ids the best car deal out there. We've owned 2 SUV's, and except for 4 wheel drive capavbilities, this car takes us everywhere our SUV's did, with the same capacity, for much less gas use. An ex...
This ids the best car deal out there. We've owned 2 SUV's, and except for 4 wheel drive capavbilities, this car takes us everywhere our SUV's did, with the same capacity, for much less gas use. An excellent family/travel car for the working class! Like the vw bug of wagons only much safer. Wish Toyota would make a Camry hybrid wagon! Chwwrs!
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REVIEW of the 1996 toyota camry

by from lynnwood wa on August 16, 2011

hi my dad bot a toyota camry just like this one but we sold it for a 05 toyota tacoma it was sad because they where not going sell it they where going to put it in a junk yard but the car was great bu...
hi my dad bot a toyota camry just like this one but we sold it for a 05 toyota tacoma it was sad because they where not going sell it they where going to put it in a junk yard but the car was great but if you buy one you will notice alote of road noice and its not that fun to drive the sterring is not as swift as the newer camrys but overall it is a great car to have but if you buy one I recommend the xle one it is nice and it comes with leather so it is a good car
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Joes' car

by from Muncie, IN on May 13, 2011

I just bought this car, and I have long been a Honda driver. I liked the automatic transmission in this car, but the seats in this car are not that fit to its body! For this reason, many people try to...
I just bought this car, and I have long been a Honda driver. I liked the automatic transmission in this car, but the seats in this car are not that fit to its body! For this reason, many people try to put something above the seat to raise themselves to have a better view of the car.
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Uses car for Commuting

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The best car on the road.

by from Hatfield, PA on January 22, 2007

My Camry has 158,000 miles and still runs like a new car. It was worth every penny I spent for it. I will keep this car forever. 100% reliable never any problems.
My Camry has 158,000 miles and still runs like a new car. It was worth every penny I spent for it. I will keep this car forever. 100% reliable never any problems.
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Reliable car

by from Chicago, IL on May 9, 2006

I bought this car almost new and recently sold it. It needed very little maintenance over the years, aside from the regular oil change and scheduled things at 30K miles, 45K, etc. Buying it at this ag...
I bought this car almost new and recently sold it. It needed very little maintenance over the years, aside from the regular oil change and scheduled things at 30K miles, 45K, etc. Buying it at this age probably would be riskier of course, but generally these cars are very practical.
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