2003 Toyota Camry
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Excellent car

by from Pittsburgh, PA on March 31, 2009

This was bought new in 2003 and now has logged 109,000 mostly trouble free and extremely reliable miles on it. There have been a few maintenance hiccups, but nothing major. Brake rotors needed resurf...
This was bought new in 2003 and now has logged 109,000 mostly trouble free and extremely reliable miles on it. There have been a few maintenance hiccups, but nothing major. Brake rotors needed resurfacing, but I think this was more due to the way my wife drives the car (brake rider). Also the intake manifold needed to be replaced, but we were able to talk Toyota into replacing it for free. The faulty manifold did not cause a performance issue, but made the car sound like it was purring. Outside of this the cost of maintenance on the Camry has been really low and the car has been in near perfect working order throughout. It is without a doubt the most reliable car I have owned to date. Performance (157hp I-4) isn't going to knock your socks off, the car tends to give a somewhat delayed response to flooring it, but acceleration is more than sufficient for highway traffic and the ability to aggressively merge on on-ramps. Handling is quite nice as well. Ride comfort is particularly good....this car has a nice suspension and provides a very smooth ride. Mileage is quite good and if you aren't always flooring it and braking, you can get great mileage out of this car.
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This is my 3rd Camry

by from on February 17, 2010

All of my Camry's including my 2003 which I bought brand new have been reliable and trouble free. I have been so spoiled. Toyota builds a great product. I put over 90,000 miles on my first Camry befor...
All of my Camry's including my 2003 which I bought brand new have been reliable and trouble free. I have been so spoiled. Toyota builds a great product. I put over 90,000 miles on my first Camry before reluctantly trading it for a new 2nd Camry (1995 model).
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2003 Camry LE, best car I've owned

by from Louisville, KY on December 18, 2010

My Camry is nearing the 200,000 mile mark and it shows no signs of slowing down. I've only had to replace a couple of wheel bearings that started to buzz around 150k (nothing too major, did the rear o...
My Camry is nearing the 200,000 mile mark and it shows no signs of slowing down. I've only had to replace a couple of wheel bearings that started to buzz around 150k (nothing too major, did the rear one myself). I also had a flashing AC light, but that ended up being a $10 relay. I average 27mpg overall, and even averaged 32mpg on a cross-country trip with the family and gear. Love the timing chain on this model, doesn't require replacement like the belts. I couldn't ask for a better car!
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2003 Toyota Camry LE

by from Macon, Georgia on December 6, 2011

I bought this car for my adult daughter after her car was totaled in a accident. I own a 2008 Camry and the 2003 Camry seems to be in as good of shape. The 2003 had 87,000 miles on it when purchased a...
I bought this car for my adult daughter after her car was totaled in a accident. I own a 2008 Camry and the 2003 Camry seems to be in as good of shape. The 2003 had 87,000 miles on it when purchased and was a one owner. I plan to buy a used Camry in the future to replace my old truck.
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Good Car

by from Gastonia, NC on December 3, 2009

Good car, but has a lot of raod noise. Gets great gas mileage. Takes curves great and easy riding.Great body style.
Good car, but has a lot of raod noise. Gets great gas mileage. Takes curves great and easy riding.Great body style.
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Great car

by from Sunnyvale,California on November 22, 2006

Everyday I wake up I know this car will start. It is very reilable no question about it. The interior design is so-so. The only con is nothing!
Everyday I wake up I know this car will start. It is very reilable no question about it. The interior design is so-so. The only con is nothing!
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one great car

by from St.Louis on July 28, 2006

The 2003 Toyota Camery 4-cyl. has plenty of power to spare for highway passing and merging.Went on three 1,000 mile trips and not one problem.We think it handles very good and very relaxing for a pass...
The 2003 Toyota Camery 4-cyl. has plenty of power to spare for highway passing and merging.Went on three 1,000 mile trips and not one problem.We think it handles very good and very relaxing for a passenger front and back.
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disa PPOINTED

by from Portland Oregon on July 3, 2007

hi-just had to replace the intermediate steering shaft at 36,900 miles--Toyota dealership said this is something they are seeing with about 1 in 50 Camrys and to file a complaint with Toyota--needless...
hi-just had to replace the intermediate steering shaft at 36,900 miles--Toyota dealership said this is something they are seeing with about 1 in 50 Camrys and to file a complaint with Toyota--needless to say the complaint got teflon but no traction--this was my 6th Toyoya--2 tercels, 1 corolla, 2 camrys and a sequoia and I had been generally happy but replacing the steering mechanism after 3600 miles isn't happy-making time to try a Hyundai
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The best value you will get.

by from Canada on June 30, 2014

Love my camry. It is a 2003 SE model with 306,000 miles. 493,000 kilometres. Never has it needed anything besides brakes, tires and oil changes. Each tank lasts about 400 miles or better. Highly recom...
Love my camry. It is a 2003 SE model with 306,000 miles. 493,000 kilometres. Never has it needed anything besides brakes, tires and oil changes. Each tank lasts about 400 miles or better. Highly recommend this to any student, parent or grandparent who is looking to save on repairs.
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Beast Car That Will Never Die

by from Ontario, Canada on March 8, 2016

My 2003 Camry V6 is extremely reliable and very comfortable. My parents bought it brand new, and gifted it to me in 2013. It's just about to hit 300,000km and I NEVER put work into it other than tires...
My 2003 Camry V6 is extremely reliable and very comfortable. My parents bought it brand new, and gifted it to me in 2013. It's just about to hit 300,000km and I NEVER put work into it other than tires and brakes. It drives amazing in the worst snow conditions, even with almost bald tires. I got hit by a deer on the drivers side and barely anything happened to the car.. cheap quick fix of the window and mirror. Surprisingly good on gas, even with all the city driving I do. I don't take good care of this car at all and it really is amazing and reliable. Sound system is actually really good too, better than many new cars I've driven. It's also super spacious and comfortable, with a huge trunk. I can go on about this camry for days, but to sum it up, it's the perfect car for any season and you never have to put work in it. Best car I could ever recommend... I love my camry.
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