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2003 Toyota Camry Consumer Reviews

4.2
Average based on 25 reviews
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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend 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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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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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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this 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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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WOW

by from Noblesville, IN on March 13, 2011

I have owned 2 now working on number 3 of these cars!!! Nothing but oil changes for all of them my first one was a 1994 Camry bought it w 131.000 miles at 4500.00 best money I ever spent on a reliable...
I have owned 2 now working on number 3 of these cars!!! Nothing but oil changes for all of them my first one was a 1994 Camry bought it w 131.000 miles at 4500.00 best money I ever spent on a reliable car. She ran and ran until I totaled it she made it to 198.000 and still ran like a champ>>I'd still have it if the lady wouldn't have pulled out in front of me, my daughter was in the car at the time and she didn't get hurt at all thank goodness, me either besides the airbag, thanks to that car!! Now I have a 2001 shes a good one two but I wanted the 02 and up model and now i have the money so I'm going for it and I have no doubt in my mind that it will do the job and never let me down!!! The only thing I have ever had to replace on the 94 was timing belt and water pump in 5 yrs and my 01 nothing at all so far!!! Cant wait to get into the newer one!!!! I have a little 7 yr old and I don't have the time or the money to keep dumping into a car and be broke down somewhere, so trust when I say trust in the Camry!!!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Worst Camry I've owned

by from Green Bay, WI on January 18, 2009

Bought a 2003 Camry LE with 80k miles on it. When I got it home there was a puff of blue smoke at startup. 3700 miles later transmission blew on highway. Never thought I had to research car as my othe...
Bought a 2003 Camry LE with 80k miles on it. When I got it home there was a puff of blue smoke at startup. 3700 miles later transmission blew on highway. Never thought I had to research car as my other 1999 Camry had 97k on it with no problems. Checked out internet and see this is a common problem for this year at the 80k mark. Notified Toyota they blew me off saying I was beyond the warranty period.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Camry - Reliable

by from Orlando on October 15, 2011

This 2003 Toyota CamryGreat is great on gas, 22mpg city. I Love the auto door locks. Spaceous trunk.
This 2003 Toyota CamryGreat is great on gas, 22mpg city. I Love the auto door locks. Spaceous trunk.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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one great car

by from St.Louis on July 29, 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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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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