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Toyota Camry 2006 and earlier



  • bmsorybmsory Posts: 17
    I really like this camry it looks handsome to me and it offers me almost every thing I need.
    But too bad this camry is over price and less power only 136HP.If you like more horse you gotta go for the Nissen sentra SE it has 145HP and you
    save some couple thousands dollars.
  • wenyuewenyue Posts: 558
    Camry is getting a total redesign, it's coming in 10 months. The car will have a VVt-i, timing chain, and probably direct ignition. The 4-cylinder is likely to making about 155-165 hp (the answer will be more definit when the Camry based Toyota Highlander arrive late spring next year).

    The V6 will likely use a derivative of the Lexus 3.0L engine currently used in RX300, making 210-220 hp, (Highlander V6 will use the 220 hp RX300 V6).
  • cliffy1cliffy1 Posts: 3,581
    We already have direct ignition.
  • wenyuewenyue Posts: 558
    Thanks for the correction. ;) Have a nice holidays.
  • cliffy1cliffy1 Posts: 3,581
    Two stoke engines have this now. Why the difference?
  • L8_ApexL8_Apex Posts: 187
    You were referring to direct injection, right? Until the engineers (and Mitsubishi's in the lead on this) can make direct injection work on our gas ...or... our gas is changed to have a lower sulfur content, we won't see direct injection here. I seriously doubt that the second will occur since it would raise the price of gas in this country where cheap gas is taken for granted. So... until the refining process can be performed more cost effectively or the engineering can be modified, don't expect to see direct injection.
  • In October of 1998, I bought a used 1998 Camry from a dealer in my area. The dealer said that it was a "Toyota Owned" vehicle and that it was driven by a Toyota employee. After I purchased the vehicle, the insurance company inspected it and said there was no EPA sticker in the inside of the door. It also appeared as though it was never there. I was suspicious that it was a new door that was replaced due to an accident. I asked the dealer if the car had been in an accident they they said "no". The dealer called the coRporate office at Toyota and they sent a new EPA sticker.

    Recently, my brother-in-law (an autobody specialist) noticed a yellow marking on the inside of the door near the hinges. He said that was something used by auto body shops. Also, we found some auto body sand paper behind a panel in the trunk. Next, I checked with and they revealed that the car was owned by a rental company before I purchased it....not by the Toyota Company.

    It is obvious that the dealer lied to me. What recourse do I have ? Is there a state or government penalty that can be assessed against the dealer ? Can anyone help me ?
  • aimanaiman Posts: 61
    Buyers MUST check carfax before even *considering* a particular used car. For a measly 20 bucks you get unlimited reports for 60 days. tylrman, I'm really sorry for your experience. Even if you can't get anything from the dealer I hope your Camry won't give you any problem throughout the your ownership.
  • mhammy84mhammy84 Posts: 167
    I own a 2000 Camry, and took the car for an 8 hour drive across the state. I was using the CD player the entire way, and noticed that after about an hour of usage, the CD player began to skip VERY badly. It wasnt like what previous posters have reported (a few skips on a short trip). Mine skips after it has been running for about an hour, and it is VERY annoying once it starts since it skips VERY frequently. Havent taken it back to the dealer yet, but does anybody have any input on this situation?

    Also, my sunglasses holder never worked correctly. One of the tabs keeps coming loose when you open/close the holder door. A friend who owns a 2000 Toyota Tundra Pickup has the same assembly in his car, and he has the same problem. The dealer tried a few different doors, and has ordered an entire replacement assembly.

    The car is very nice, very quiet. My ears pop when the door shuts...which is pretty cool. Its quieter than my Infiniti I30t. I should have opted for the 6 cylinder engine however, even though the 4 cylinder is adequate. Overall, the car is great, except for the minor problems.
  • cliffy1cliffy1 Posts: 3,581
    You have a difficult case. A dealer can't lie about known body work but it is sometimes difficult to prove they knew about it. If you can show that the condition was misrepresented, you have a "full recourse" deal which means the dealer must refund 100% of your original purchase price with no deductions for depreciation. Proving this is a trick. Find a good lawyer and see if you have anything in writing from them about the condition or its origin.
  • Sorry about beating a dead horse ...

    Occasionally on business trips, the rental I get would be a Camry (98 or 99). I never noticed any wind noise.

    I bought a 99 Camry last year (v4) and noticed wind noise at 55+ mph. About 6 months later, I got broadsided and this totaled the car. :+( However my 5 year old daughter and I walked away with just a few bruises. :+)

    I went back to the same dealership and got another Camry (2000, v6). I expected to get the same wind noise, but to my very pleasant surprise there was none!

    I figured it was the LoJack dude that introduced whatever caused that noise to happen. The second Camry already had the VIP system installed, so I opted out of the LoJack.
  • mhammy84mhammy84 Posts: 167
    I was looking at the Toyota Japan page, and found the Camry they have over there. It looks exactly the same as the one here, but unfortunately, only their Camry's come with fog lights, available HID lights, and Navigation system. Also, there is an available wood steering wheel unlike here. They do also have the Lexus ES300 there too (called Windam), but that is similar to ours (HIDs etc). I am pretty sure that a Camry with HIDs and Navigation would be similar to a fully loaded XLE here! Also, the fog lights are not the ones they offer here (the circular units that are slightly closer together in the bumper) fact, theirs are mounted on the sides of the bumper so as to give an original look, as opposed to the units here which look like aftermarket stuff.
  • Could some shed some light on this issue.

    I have a 2000 Camry (4 Cylinder). It has about 14,000 miles on it. A couple of days ago while I was on the way home. The engine light suddenly went off. After I had read the owner's manual I thought it was the gas cap loose. I had tried to tighten it up and the light still stay on.

    I had read the Jrct9454's remark, it may be the O2 censor? could anyone help on this?
  • wenyuewenyue Posts: 558
    by tighten the gas cap, the light won't go off immediatly. It will stay on for "a while". From what I hear, it could be several days.

    Some also say that it won't go away at all, and that you need to have the light reset by the dealer.

    Well, you could try to get your dealer to reset the light. If it's indeed the gas cap, it should not come back on after the reset (you did tighten the cap right?). But if it comes back on, then you will probably need a engine diagnostic.

    Good luck.
  • cliffy1cliffy1 Posts: 3,581
    That will set off that light are overfilling the tank and running the engine while fueling. Have a dealer check the code to make sure this is why it came on.
  • Thanks for all the help

    I am going to the dealer to have it check sometime this week.
  • mhammy84mhammy84 Posts: 167
    a friend of mine took their 00 maxima on a long, two day drive to Atlanta from Buffalo. About 20 mins from reaching Atlanta, the "check engine" light went off. They went to the dealer to have it checked, and nothing was wrong. The dealer recommended that they tighten their gas cap 3 clicks to make sure the light doesnt go on. he also said that the light woudl go off after a few days, exactly what wenyue said in the above post. My Camry and two acruas all note on the gas cap to tighten it, preferably to 3 clicks.
  • Hi guys,

    I was wondering, is there going to be another promotion from Toyota soon, like, in a couple of months? They used to have $750 rebate running for a long time. But I forgot what months were those.


  • cliffy1cliffy1 Posts: 3,581
    All Toyota rebates are regional. I don't know what they have in other parts of the country but in the Central Atlantic Region, we have $1000 rebates on all Camrys until December 11th. After that, there will be no rebates but we will have 0.9% financing for 24 months or 6.9% for 60 months.

    I hope this helps.
  • Back in Nov 96 we purchased a 1989 Camry DX with 72,000 miles on it for $6300 which was at the high end of book.It was to be my wifes go to work car.I was sold on Toyotas because my work car was a 77 Celica GT with nearly 200,000 miles with no major problems.Well,60 days after we got it the Camry started blowing tail light fuses.We always carried a box of fuses with us and averaged a fuse per week.About (6) months after purchasing it a deer ran across the road and hit the left rear quarter doing about $500 damage and causing us to loose all rear lights.I pushed the quarter out myself and bought a used tail light assembly but could never get the rear lights to work so took it to the closest Toyota dealer 30 miles away.They started to work on it and it was a nightmare for them and us.They would fix one electrical problem and another would show up.They kept ordering parts and finally after 40+ days and $1200 they got all rear lights working again.My ins company paid all the additional costs.Everything was OK for about a year and then it started blowing tail light fuses again.It has a short somewhere no one can find.We fought it for about (4) months and because of the tail lights and several other minor problems we decided to trade off the 89 Camry in Nov 98 to the same dealer (Not Toyota) we got it from for a 93 Buick Regal Limited with 50,000 miles.It was like new and they wanted $8990 which was $1990 over book.Our Camry had 102,000 miles on it and they offered me $1990 for it which equaled $0 trade in for it since their Regal was $1990 over book.I about went over the salesmans desk as he was real smart mouthed.I think they knew the car had problems and didnt want it back.Well we ended up trading it to the Toyota,GM,Ford,Chrysler dealer(only one in U.S.with all thoes lines) that worked on it for a nice 91 Buick Regal Limited(90,000 miles) priced $400 under book and got an honest $2500 trade in for the Camry with them knowing it needed some work.The Camry had a good drive train but the electrical problems soured me on Camry's.Were electrical problems common on 87-91 Camry's?I've heard they were.If we were to buy a 93 or later Camry would we like it?In 2001 our 91 Regal will hit 140,000 miles so we will sell it and are considering a 98 Dodge Intepid ES,97-98 LS-GS Buick Regal,or maybe a 93 or newer Camry.We currently have (4) liscensed Buick Regals 98 GS,91 Limited,86 T-Type,and 85 T-Type and all are good dependable cars.Camry owners you are going to have to prove to me that the newer Camrys are more dependable than the 89 DX we had before I will even consider one.My wife had a 77 Corolla when we got married and likes Toyotas so would consider a Camry but doesnt want to go thru another experience like we had with our 89 DX.
  • iontrapiontrap Posts: 139
    I just bought a 2000 Camry LE program vehicle. Is it possible to get the leather package for the steering wheel, shifter and hand brake? My next purchase will be to get a factory alarm installed.
  • Would anyone know if the rubber that is butted against the piller that holds the windshield but tightly sealed or glued right on to the windshield itself? I was just checkin around that area to see where possible wind leaks are coming thru the pillar, and I noticed that that rubber can be lifted up which might let outside wind/air seep in? I'm still getting quite a fair amount of wind noise that appears to eminate from thhose pillars, but I haven't had the chance to go back and test drive other camry's. The saga again, any input would be appreciative.
  • I have a 2000 Camry and I also experience wind noise. I thought maybe it was normal. Is it or should I go back to the dealer? I purchased my car in July 2000.
  • cliffy1cliffy1 Posts: 3,581
    Do either of you have the moonroof on your Camry? If so, I can cure your wind noise problem.
  • I do not have a sunroof. I think it comes from the rear left window.
  • regalluvr1

    I have a 95 Camry that was hit in the rear quarter a few months from new. Apparently, the collision damaged something electrical. The collision damage was repaired and the car was returned to us. Shortly, thereafter the radio stopped working and was replaced. I guess collisions can sometimes mangle the wiring harness and cause electrical gremlins. After that, the only problem we've had in over 5 years is a failure of one of the power lock switches.
  • Yes, I do have the moonroof.
  • rpm9rpm9 Posts: 73
    Toyota Camrys are nice, but the best-looking comparable car in the market is the new Pontiac Grand Am!
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