I got this car for free from my uncle. When I received the car there were just over 300 thousand miles on it. I had no faith that the car would last me a year in college, but I have been proven wrong. There are about 350 thousand miles on it now and it still runs as well as it did when I got it from my uncle a year ago.
I do not love the cars interior. Both of the seat adjusters for the front seats have broken off. They still do the job, but there is some exposed wiring that is potentially hazardous. The seats are a carpet like material and collect anything floating around in the air with ease. They have to be cleaned at least once a month or the interior gets very dirty feeling and smells funny. The lights on the dashboard are beginning to fade, but I knew I would have to change those fairly soon when I got it considering they are the same lights that have been in there since 1995 when the car was made.
The outside of my car has a lot of paint chipping and looks very old and weathered. I don't care that it looks like that, but other people comment on it all the time. The paint is old and chipping happens. I don't like the color of my care, it is a copper-ish shade, but has a definite green undertone to it.
The really amazing thing about this car is that I can fill up the tank for $40 and it will last ages. I filled up 6 months ago for college and I just barely had to refill a couple weeks ago! It seriously lasts forever. I have driven from Ogden to Rock Springs and back and it only used under half a tank. This car has been amazing and I will probably not git rid of it until I absolutely have no other option, but to get a new car. The features on the car all work and it runs like a miracle.
Betsy, that's her name. Yeah shes a girl, beige, tan leather seats, beautiful 1995 model of the Camry LE. I purchased this car from my mother for $1.00 and I have got to say I had her since 140k miles on her, now shes hitting 200k and still running like a champ. The great thing about these Toyota's is they last a really long time, I noticed my friend had a Ford Escort, his car would break down literally every month. I had never even had incident with betsy, the only thing I had to have replaced which I did myself was the radiator. Hey its a 1995, these things take bugs, rocks, water, of course they get rusty. However everything is original, including the AC :) Which is the great part, the car runs like a champ in 2010, I expect I can keep her around another 100k miles. The transmission shifts like a new 2010 camry, the engine sounds mean and ready to go. One thing that I noticed, is if you take care of the car it will take care of you, with that being said for a 1995 she is not a rust bucket and completely rust free. What can I say, I love this Camry, I don't know If i would even want to consider selling her. I would recommend grabbing a older camry since you won't have to do those stink-en emission tests!
My Father has had his Toyota Camry for the past 4 years and readily admits it is the best car he has ever had. It is an estate version in metallic burgandy, and it's the 1989 2.0i, GLi Executive auto model. It cost my Father £3000 back in 1996, and it had 160,000 miles on the clock, but with full service history, this wasn't a problem. The quality of the engine build and performance is second to none. The mileage on the car now is near 200,000 and it is as quiet as ever. Dad has it serviced regularly, and the Camry hasn't failed an MOT yet. It sails through every time. Parts can be expensive, but because Toyotas are generally exremely reliable, this isn't something to lose sleep over. The ride is a little on the firm side, as with many older Japanese cars, and the rear seats don't have too much headroom. The boot space is slightly limited in that the rear wheel arches intrude into the luggage space, but the Camry can be forgiven for this as it more than makes up for it in other departments. The power steering is a dream, and the air conditioning a life saver in hot weather. The acceleration is adequate, by no means G-force, but the Camry comes into it's own on the motorway. It is very quiet and will overtake gracefully at 70mph. My Dad and I have never hammered the car down the motorway, but it would glide effortlessly to the more anti-social speeds of 90 and 100 mph. Everything on the car, from the door clunk as it shuts, to the smoothest of auto gear changes, tells you that the Camry is on the whole, a quality car that is solidly built and as reliable as old boots. Pick a nice one and I don't think you can go far wrong.