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Toyota Camry, Sedan
Apr 03, 2003 (10:13 am)
...I just found that list myself, and the whole '87-91 Camry actually makes the top 25!
Here it is...
1-1991 Toyota Camry
2-1989 Toyota Camry
3-1990 Toyota Camry
4-2000 Honda Civic SI
5-1994 Chevrolet C1500 4x2
6-1995 Honda Accord EX
7-1994 Honda Accord LX
8-1994 Honda Accord EX
9-1988 Toyota Camry
10-1996 Honda Accord LX
11-1993 Chevrolet C1500 4x2
12-1997 Ford F150 4x2
13-1990 Honda Accord EX
14-1991 Honda Accord LX
15-1996 Honda Accord EX
16-1987 Toyota Camry
17-1997 Honda Accord LX
18-1992 Honda Accord LX
19-1991 Honda Accord EX
20-1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4
21-2000 Chevrolet C1500 4x2 Silverado
22-1995 Honda Accord LX
23-1991 Acura Legend
24-1990 Honda Accord LX
25-1995 Honda Civic EX
I'm actually surprised that the newest Accords and Camrys aren't on the list? Maybe cars have to be a few years old before people start going through "questionable" means to get their cars repaired? Or maybe, a few years into the loan, some people have the car "stolen", instead of defaulting, if credit problems arise?
Just for kicks, here's the top-stolen car list from 1995...
1. 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
2. 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
3. 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
4. 1988 Honda Accord LX
5. 1994 Honda Accord EX
6. 1994 Toyota Camry LE
7. 1991 Honda Accord EX
8. 1987 Chevrolet Caprice
9. 1992 Honda Accord EX
10. 1990 Honda Accord EX
11. 1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
12. 1986 Cadillac Deville
13. 1992 Honda Accord LX
14. 1989 Chevrolet Caprice
15. 1989 Honda Accord LX
16. 1984 Buick Regal
17. 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4
18. 1988 Chevrolet Caprice
19. 1988 Chevrolet Camaro
20. 1985 Buick Regal
21. 1987 Nissan Maxima
22. 1986 Buick Regal
23. 1986 Chevrolet Camaro
24. 1991 Honda Accord LX
25. 1987 Buick Regal
Interestingly, the '94 Camry was a hot item back then, but seems to have fallen from favor today.
Apr 03, 2003 (5:43 pm)
it is that first thing you said - getting replacement parts from questionable sources...in a funky, messed up way it is a testament to the longevity of the Camry and Accord...people will go to great, even illegal, lengths to keep their 12-15 year old camrys on the road!
#472 of 488 Beethoven...if you try again
Apr 03, 2003 (7:20 pm)
get a manual transmission. In addition to a more bullet proof design, maybe the new generation of thieves won't know how to handle that 3rd pedal.
#473 of 488 sorry to hear about your car
Apr 05, 2003 (6:01 pm)
thats too bad, being a mechanic I appreciate the fact that you wanted to take such good care of your car. My 94 accord has 250k and runs great
would hate to have it stolen. I'm #7 on that hit list
Apr 05, 2003 (6:35 pm)
What's happening to this country? Why can't we "Steal American" anymore?
BT--don't despair. Sometimes cars are just taken for a "joy ride". My friends 356 Porsche Cabriolet was stolen, and would you ever expect to see THAT car again?
Sure enough, some homeless guy stole it. They caught him, car undamaged, but he did put 2,000 miles on it in a short time!
#475 of 488 92 Camry with 253,000 miles
Apr 07, 2003 (9:52 am)
Hello, I actually have a Camry with 253,000 miles on it and it has had a few problems. As things have come up I get them fixed. The mechanic who worked on it 30,000 miles ago said that the scoring inside the cylinders was still evident. It has been a great car for me.
Now in the mornings when I start it, it is difficult (although I replaced the battery 7 months ago) It cranks but doesn't catch for a bit. It's also running rough despite the service it has received on schedule. I've never missed a service or oil change yet.
The mechanic replaced a distributor wire which did nothing to improve the roughness. The car runs rough in Drive - less so in Neutral. When I am driving on the free way I don't notice it cutting out, just when I'm idling at a stop light - or backing out of my driveway/a parking space. When in reverse it will sometimes completely die and I'll have to restart it.
I was taking it to the dealer and then quit. Their last two repairs have been diagnosis of problems that didn't exist and ended up costing me quite a bit of money to fix without ultimately fixing the problem. I continue to fix the car because I am recently divorced and did not want a car payment/new car until I am done with all of the paperwork. I'm still not there yet.
Any ideas on what might be the problem and somethings I should avoid doing to fix it. As a single woman I feel like I have a sign that says "Bilk me out of thousands" every time I walk into a car repair shop.
Apr 07, 2003 (11:33 am)
I also have a 92, V6 but only 153,000 miles. Sounds like one of two things, ignition and or fuel. I vote for wires (Toyota wires by the way, there is a diff and aftermarket wires for Toyota really stink) and plugs if they have not been replaced in the last 60,000 miles. Fuel, well, could be injectors etc. As a shot you may try two bottles of Chevron Techron in the tank and hope that works. Unfortunately, this is something that dealers are best at diagnosing, routine repairs yea, an independent all the way. Unknown illnesses, you need a specialist.
Apr 07, 2003 (5:13 pm)
I'm gonna guess injectors are worn out or very dirty at this mileage, and they give a bad spray pattern at low speeds.
Spark plugs wires, if they leak, will continue to leak at low or high speed, so I'm thinking maybe not that.
I'd try some very strong injector cleaner, something commercial if you can get it (any recommendations, guys? Not that wimpy stuff either!).
#478 of 488 92 Camry with 253,000 miles
Apr 08, 2003 (6:17 am)
Well I bit the bullet and took it to an independent mechanic. They ended up replacing the igniter after changing the wires and it still ran rough. It now runs like a champ. The injectors were still good. Expensive trip but the car now runs as it should. I'd never even heard of an igniter - but after this many miles I am sure things that don't normally go out on a car, go out.
Apr 08, 2003 (6:39 am)
I'm guessing that's like an ignition coil on an older car?