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#7 of 8465 wmorledge
Sep 02, 2000 (10:38 pm)
I checked with Consumer Reports 2000 Used Car Buging Guide.
Mitsubishi Galant for the 6 of the last 8 years (1992-1999, except 1993 and 1998 which had insufficient reliability data) received black check marks for reliability verdict (average reliability).
During the last 8 years, Toyota Camry reliability scored much better than industrial average consistantly. Indeed, it's used as the example of the very reliable car by Consumer Report.
Toyota Camry is one of only 9 automobiles that recieved all red check marks (above average) reliability verdict for all of the last 8 years. They were (in alphabetical order) Acura Integra, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Lexus ES300, Lexus LS400, Nissan Maxima, Nissan Truck, Toyota Camry, and Toyota Corolla.
#8 of 8465 Cardiact - Check the Manual
Sep 03, 2000 (1:44 pm)
Doesn't the owner's manual walk you through simple things like bulb changes? They used to [last one for me was a 93 Camry]...certainly Honda does on the Accords that are currently in my garage. Never had a problem doing this kind of repair at home...and no, I don't think you can affect headlight aim unless you do something really ham-fisted with the actual cluster assembly.
#9 of 8465 Exhaust System Problem with 2000CE
Sep 03, 2000 (7:04 pm)
Exhaust System Problem with 2000CE
I bought a 2000 Camery CE(Auto) in July. I smelt some light burning when I test-drove it. The dealer told me that it is normal: Toyota applies some sort of coating on their engine and exhaust system. You will smell the burning for the first few hundred miles and it is going to burn off pretty soon.
But right now my car already has 600 miles on it and the burning is not going away and getting worse and worse. Sometime I can see light smoke coming out under the hood. Yesterday I got down under the car right after I drove back from work. And I can see some heavy smoke coming out of a filter looking thing along the exhaust pipe under the engine. The car sometime jerks slightly when it shifts and it is not doing great on gas either(17 miles per gallon in cities). I already scheduled an appointment with the local Toyota Service Store for next Wednesday. Before I hear what they have to say, I am wondering if anybody in this forum have ever heard about this problem and could give me some suggestions on how to deal with it between now and Wednesday.
#10 of 8465 About advice to Cardiact from jrct9454
Sep 04, 2000 (3:21 am)
You are correct and thank you. Talk about overlooking the obvious. The change avoided the headlight ass'y altogether. Now if only my auto parts store had sold me an amber bulb instead of clear. . .
Sep 04, 2000 (8:39 pm)
Sounds like a problem. The exhaust is coated with cosmoline and this does burn off in the first 20 to 200 miles. In only one case did I ever actually see smoke associated with this.
#12 of 8465 Camry 2000 Vs Camry 2001
Sep 05, 2000 (4:35 pm)
any news on the Camry 2001. does anybody know if the shape, features or other things are changed on the new 2001 models. this will help me in deciding to wait for the 2001 models or just buying the 2000 model in it ending months. all suggestions/info appreciated.
Sep 05, 2000 (6:11 pm)
The Camry is unchanged except for a new "Gallery Series" that will come out this fall. This is just a two tone package with special alloys and dash. The new Camry brochures are now available.
#14 of 8465 re: seat comfort
Sep 05, 2000 (6:24 pm)
Though I'm not sure what Edmunds means about uncomfortable seats, I've had my own bad experience with them. The problem emanates from the fact that the seat cushion on my '97 LE is not tiltable.
My '92 Camry LE had separate fore and aft knobs for the seat cushion that allowed it to tilt, but when Toyota redesigned the Camry, it replaced the two knobs with one that permits only a straight up and down height adjustment.
As a result, the seat cushion of the '97 LE is at a permanent upward angle that can't be adjusted. The problem for me was that the front, forward edge of the seat cushion, which is stiff, was mercilessly pushing into my thighs, causing a great deal of discomfort. The cure (after many false attempts) was two-fold: 1) working out at the gym and tightening my hamstrings; 2) taking the car to an aftermarket seat upholsterer and having him insert an extra foam pad underneath the seat cushion fabric, effectively raising the height of my legs relative to the forward edge.
I'm 5'6", so even if the seat is the same in the current model, you might not have this problem. But on the other hand, you might end up getting "stuck," but in a different part of the body!
The moral of the story: if you can order a seat with a tiltable cushion, do it!
That said, if my car were totaled tomorrow, I'd certainly buy another Camry 4. I just completed my second cross-country trip in it and got 31 MPG overall, despite mountain roads and 80 MPH on the interstates. On the whole, if you want a car that doesn't excite but comes with an absence of annoyances, it's a good choice. Just have your seat upholsterer in mind when you buy one.
#15 of 8465 RE: negative
Sep 05, 2000 (6:36 pm)
Brilliantly put in your last paragraph.
"On the whole, if you want a car that
doesn't excite but comes with an absence of
annoyances, it's a good choice."
#16 of 8465 Old 91 Camry V-6
Sep 06, 2000 (12:43 am)
Does anyone know much horsepower and torque the 2.7 V-6s offered in the 91 Camry DXs and LEs made?Know that this is way off the topic but I would really to find out.