85 Camry (anything?)

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Old 08 Dec 2004, 02:27 am   #1 (permalink)
ingrid.seim@gmail.com
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Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2004 00:24:40 -0800

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Subject: gen1 camry (anything?)
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2004 00:23:10 -0800

I just bought an 85 Camry DX with 37k original miles. Mine is red with
the black trim between the wheels and the bumpers. I'm over the moon
about finding a Japanese-built Toyota with so few miles and for so
little money, but let's face it. It's fugly.* Has anyone had the nerve
to actually come up with a body kit for this crackerbox-on-wheels? Will
nothing ease my aesthetic misery? (Well, at least the paint is still
glossy and the interior is pristine ...)

I've checked out the Toronto Toyota Camry Club and the Southern
California Camry Club, but no one seems terribly interested in this
Toyota Turtle. Are there forums anywhere for us terribly misguided
tortoise-lovers?

*Fugly = Freakin' Ugly,
........= Fully Ugly,
........= F*** Ugly, or
........= Floridly Ugly. Take your pick.

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Old 08 Dec 2004, 06:06 am   #2 (permalink)
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You are extatic because it was built in Japan, Sheese wake up...doesnt
make a difference. A 20 yr old car is 20 yrs old, you have probably a
few thousand in defered maintenance comming up now, yesterday, to make
it fairly safe. Things also deteriorate with age, ex last year my 91
brake line blew going around a corner. It left me out of a car at
midnight 30 min from home in a bad area. How do you know mileage was
not turned back. a few hundred thousand

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Old 08 Dec 2004, 06:44 am   #3 (permalink)
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Mark, best not to post when you're hungover.

Best suggestion for the original poster is to learn to love the
appearance in a retro sort of way.
Just keep it clean.
I still drive a '77 Toyota truck, and think it looks kind of cute.
BTW, flexible brake lines never leaked, but were replaced due to
cracking.
Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Low mileage car like that is a
find.
Age makes little difference. It is the condition - and sounds like
yours is in great condition.

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Old 08 Dec 2004, 07:22 am   #4 (permalink)
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nospam im not hungover, just pointing out reality-facts. How a car has
been maintained to schedule is what counts. Old fluids will reak havoc
in many areas are just 1 issue. Just because it is Jap built with 35000
means nothing.

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Old 08 Dec 2004, 11:12 am   #5 (permalink)
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"m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> nospam im not hungover, just pointing out reality-facts. How a car has
> been maintained to schedule is what counts. Old fluids will reak havoc
> in many areas are just 1 issue. Just because it is Jap built with 35000
> means nothing.
>

That's *Japanese*-built, you WebTV-using, grumpy, ignorant shitheel.
Bob J.


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Old 08 Dec 2004, 12:52 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Yea Bob Jap as in 12 -7 -41 dont forget it.

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Old 08 Dec 2004, 09:00 pm   #7 (permalink)
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"m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> Yea Bob Jap as in 12 -7 -41 dont forget it.
>

Thanks for quickly confirming my assessment of you, ignorant douchebag.


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Old 08 Dec 2004, 10:30 pm   #8 (permalink)
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On Wed, 08 Dec 2004 06:06:31 -0600, m Ransley wrote:

> You are extatic because it was built in Japan, Sheese wake up...doesnt
> make a difference. A 20 yr old car is 20 yrs old, you have probably a
> few thousand in defered maintenance comming up now, yesterday, to make
> it fairly safe. Things also deteriorate with age, ex last year my 91
> brake line blew going around a corner. It left me out of a car at
> midnight 30 min from home in a bad area. How do you know mileage was
> not turned back. a few hundred thousand


My mom has an '86 with 68,000 miles on it, and I found another with 44,000
on it.

If the maintenance has been done, it will be a damn good car!

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Mark, I know the odometer hasn't been turned back because it checks out
with the motor vehicles department. I expect to put a couple of
thousand dollars of mechanical reconditioning into this car before
driving it...changing all the rubber and rusted metal...relubricating
everything...

With cars you can finance them and make a bank richer, you can do what
my mom does: save up cash for a newer one and watch it depreciate, or
you can buy a beater and put aside about a hundred dollars a month for
the inevitable repairs. The mileage on this one decided my course. I
paid $1275 for it. Even if i put $3000 dollars worth of repairs in it
to make it reliably driveable, it's a better deal than buying a
10-year-old Camry with 150,000 miles on it.
Hope your hangover wasn't too painful.

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Old 10 Dec 2004, 10:40 pm   #10 (permalink)
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Mark, I know the odometer hasn't been turned back because it checks out
with the motor vehicles department. I expect to put a couple of
thousand dollars of mechanical reconditioning into this car before
driving it...changing all the rubber and rusted metal...relubricating
everything...

With cars you can finance them and make a bank richer, you can do what
my mom does: save up cash for a newer one and watch it depreciate, or
you can buy a beater and put aside about a hundred dollars a month for
the inevitable repairs. The mileage on this one decided my course. I
paid $1275 for it. Even if i put $3000 dollars worth of repairs in it
to make it reliably driveable, it's a better deal than buying a
10-year-old Camry with 150,000 miles on it.
Hope your hangover wasn't too painful.

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