2001 Toyota Camry
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Unbelievably reliable

by from Minneapolis, MN on May 1, 2010

I bought this car used (6 cyl) with about 40,000 miles on it and now have 162,000 miles. In all that time, the only repairs I ever had to do was a leaking valve cover gasket and a leaking main rear se...
I bought this car used (6 cyl) with about 40,000 miles on it and now have 162,000 miles. In all that time, the only repairs I ever had to do was a leaking valve cover gasket and a leaking main rear seal. Only other costs were routine maintenance. This car is incredibly well-made and if you take good care of it with regular maintenance, it will go practically forever. I can't imagine why this car won't go over 200K easily. Also, I live in Minnesota and this car is great in the snow--have never been stuck. Good ground clearance and the front wheel drive has gotten me out of trouble numerous times.
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Happy Owner

by from Menifee, CA on August 22, 2009

Have owned a 2001 Toyota Camry XLE for 7 years and, so far, put almost 150,000 miles on it. When you take care of a Toyota, it takes care of you. It is the most reliable car I've ever owned. Gets go...
Have owned a 2001 Toyota Camry XLE for 7 years and, so far, put almost 150,000 miles on it. When you take care of a Toyota, it takes care of you. It is the most reliable car I've ever owned. Gets good gas mileage and just keeps running.
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Camry LE V6

by from AZ on June 18, 2012

I bought this car new from dealership. I brought it to dealership for maintainance regularly. Right after the 3 yr warranty, the visor cover broke, one after the other. The air-recycle button would no...
I bought this car new from dealership. I brought it to dealership for maintainance regularly. Right after the 3 yr warranty, the visor cover broke, one after the other. The air-recycle button would not response. I had to hit it several times to engage. CD player skipped after 5 yrs with occasional use. The engine mounts broke twice. Around the 10th year, right after 110K, the emission control between the trunk and the gas tank failed, cost me $800 to fix. I did mostly city driving and weekend high-way driving (average around 12K/yr). Right after that, the wiring in the trunk where it went to rear brake light and stuff broke, costing +100 to fix and rerun wiring from the steering wheel to the back. Now, at 115K, the mechanic said that the inner rod end cover broke, cost around 1K to replace the whole thing; the engine block cover is leaking, costing around 1K to replace the seal.
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One owner GEM.

by from Hammond, LA on January 5, 2013

We just bought this car from the original owner. The car was obviously well taken care of and babied by the nice older lady who owned the car. Timing belt had already been changed out and a new radiat...
We just bought this car from the original owner. The car was obviously well taken care of and babied by the nice older lady who owned the car. Timing belt had already been changed out and a new radiator was installed. She even gave us all the receipts. Runs and drives like new. My daughter in law should get a lot of use out of this car as she enters graduate school. I've been looking for a car like this for at least 3 months. Once in awhile, if you remain patient, you can find a GEM.
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2001 Toyota Camry CE

by from Delaware on June 20, 2006

I am a 21 year old college student currently and I had purchased this car new when in High School. I have never had any problems with it. I have added a few features to the car like an alarm system ...
I am a 21 year old college student currently and I had purchased this car new when in High School. I have never had any problems with it. I have added a few features to the car like an alarm system and new 17inch wheels among other things. In doing so I love driving my car and I hate to give it up... but I need a SUV for school and moving around that is the only reason I am selling it. I would defiantly buy one again and I am now very loyal to the Toyota name.
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Basic High Quality

by from Denver, Colorado on March 26, 2016

The 2001 Camry just oozes reliability. Some of then listed on the internet have more than 200,000 miles. It's fun to drive, gets good gas mileage, is comfortable, and performs flawlessly. The V6 engin...
The 2001 Camry just oozes reliability. Some of then listed on the internet have more than 200,000 miles. It's fun to drive, gets good gas mileage, is comfortable, and performs flawlessly. The V6 engine has plenty of quiet power and can handle any condition needing power.
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2001 Toyota Camry LE

by from Cumming, GA on April 7, 2013

My Camry, while not exciting in the least, is incredibly reliable. It's built like a tank - I bought mine at 142,000 miles and have since put on about 8,000 mostly highway miles. On the highway, where...
My Camry, while not exciting in the least, is incredibly reliable. It's built like a tank - I bought mine at 142,000 miles and have since put on about 8,000 mostly highway miles. On the highway, where I spend most of my time, the car is relatively quiet, very comfortable, and gets decent gas mileage (the worst highway mpg I recorded was 28, the highest 35, but it usually averages between 29 and 30). Around town, the four-cylinder has plenty of pep from a stoplight, but the city gas mileage is quite disappointing. The ride is very isolated and the steering is light, but it is easy to place the four corners of the cars in parking lots and on highways. The Camry is basic transportation at its best - affordable, safe, and reliable for anyone of all ages. As a college student, I might want for something with more emotional appeal, but it satisfies every rationale for purchasing a vehicle.
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Another Great Toyota Family Car

by from Victoria British Columbia Canada on December 30, 2012

I am in the mist of purchasing a 2001 Toyota Camry CE. If this car performes as good as my 1989 Camry,which I still have and use it as a run around car. This car has never let me down, it is the Toyot...
I am in the mist of purchasing a 2001 Toyota Camry CE. If this car performes as good as my 1989 Camry,which I still have and use it as a run around car. This car has never let me down, it is the Toyota way. I love the 4 cylinder engines which are good on gas, and easy to work on if you are a do it yourselfer. I will be happy with the simple but attractive dash and controls. The trunk is very roomy and well laid out. BobC
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Florida Camry Owner

by from Gainesville, Florida on December 26, 2015

I purchase this car brand new in November 2000. It is a 2001 Toyota Camry LE. It is now 2015 and I still own the car and it has close to 195,000 miles. The car has mostly only required routine mainten...
I purchase this car brand new in November 2000. It is a 2001 Toyota Camry LE. It is now 2015 and I still own the car and it has close to 195,000 miles. The car has mostly only required routine maintenance. It is on its 3rd battery, third set of tires, and as of today I have changed the water pump and timing belt twice. The only other problems I have experienced with the car were oil pan and oil gasket leaks after having owned it for approximately 11 years, and the center brake light in the center of the spoiler going out and not being able to find a replacement due to it being an after market product. I did have problems with the pollution control and emission systems and had to eventually replace the entire system up to an including the catalytic converter. Overall eventually replacing the exhaust and emission systems over a period of approximately 3 to 4 beginning after my 11th year of ownership were my major expenses with the car. The radio in the car still works although it could use an upgrade. I really like this car. In fact I have owned somewhere in the neighborhood of at least a dozen cars over the years and this one has by far exceeded them all in durability and longevity. Although I now have a second car. I plan to keep this car until it becomes a classic.
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My first car

by from Winston-Salem, NC on December 20, 2014

I recently got my drivers license and the car I got was the 2001 Toyota Camry LE. In fact it was my mothers car, and then she gave it to me. We got it back in 2001 when I was about 3 years old, so thi...
I recently got my drivers license and the car I got was the 2001 Toyota Camry LE. In fact it was my mothers car, and then she gave it to me. We got it back in 2001 when I was about 3 years old, so this car has been running exceptionally for a very long time. I got it with about 143,500 miles on it and has had only one major repair on it (the sunroof). Other than that, it is a very reliable car, comfortable, has plenty of trunk space, looks, feels clean, it is also great car when on a budget. The mileage is great, in fact it gets about 30 mpg which beats most other similar sized cars. Some of the features that I have with the LE model include leather seats, leather interior, power windows/lock, AC,heat, drivers seat is electronically adjustable, the sound system is also upgraded. There are others, but I do not know them by memory, as we have had this car a long time. This car has seen all types of weather. It has been up north in the cold and it has also seen the beach multiple times. I live on the east coast in the mid atlantic region, so temperatures are mild year round. One issue that I did find is that as the car ages, the paint wears off. I am sure that it is true with all cars, but the Camry seems to wear on the hood. So, be aware of that, it is a easy fix if caught early on in the wearing process. Also, the car does not have heated or cooled seats, so in extreme heat and cold, it can be quite uncomfortable at first. All in all, this has been a workhorse. It has seen a lot of the country and has kept us safe for almost 14 years, and I am glad to have it as my own. I would definitely recommend this to anybody who is looking for an affordable sedan that looks sleek, has comfort, and has great mileage. I would however, recommend any of the early 2000 Camry's as I like the body shape and look of them. The newer Camry's don't look as good.
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