Purchase of Toyota Camry for teenager ?

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Old 12 Aug 2005, 06:53 pm   #1 (permalink)
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We will soon be looking to purchase a used car for our teenager son. He
has saved money for a long time, and we have about $5,000 to spend.


First, is the Toyota Camry a good choice for a teenager? Is this one of
the better Toyota vehicles?

What year/mileage should we be able to find in this price range ?? Can he
get a fairly reliable car for this amount of money ??

Thank you very much for any replies !!!



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Old 12 Aug 2005, 07:25 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"James" <jnipperxxx@nospamfdn.com> wrote in message
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> We will soon be looking to purchase a used car for our teenager son. He
> has saved money for a long time, and we have about $5,000 to spend.
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> First, is the Toyota Camry a good choice for a teenager? Is this one of
> the better Toyota vehicles?
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> What year/mileage should we be able to find in this price range ?? Can

he
> get a fairly reliable car for this amount of money ??


It's a great car for anyone. We bought a 97 XLE for our daughter for a
college car. Now has 107k miles, uses a quart of oil every 3000, and has
never caused us any consternation. Teenagers aren't known for much other
than driving, "what's check the oil?" She's 400 miles away, and feel
confident it'll go another 100k or better.
For 5 grand, you should be able to get something around 96-98 or newer if
you want the 4 cylinder.
Reason we feel so good; my 84 pickup is still chugging right along. New
fuel pump, rear pinion seal, and regular maintenance. Pretty good
reliability record for the nameplate.


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Old 13 Aug 2005, 11:27 am   #3 (permalink)
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Yes very good choice! Safe car with airbags, get one with anitlock
brakes if you can, even safer. Not much goes wrong with these cars. Get
a 4 cylinder for better mileage and to keep him from speeding too much!
Read the post I left here this week. I have a 97 I bought new and have
200,000 miles on it and it is still in great shape, not even a rattle
in it. Do have it checked out and follow the maintenance procedures and
use Toyota parts. There is a timing belt that needs to be replaced at
60 to 80K miles so be aware of that($250 or so). A high mileage Camry
with good mainetance records sure would not scare me off!

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Old 13 Aug 2005, 04:23 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks Rob !!!

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Old 13 Aug 2005, 05:17 pm   #5 (permalink)
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>We will soon be looking to purchase a used car for our teenager son. He
>has saved money for a long time, and we have about $5,000 to spend.
>
>
>First, is the Toyota Camry a good choice for a teenager? Is this one of
>the better Toyota vehicles?
>
>What year/mileage should we be able to find in this price range ?? Can he
>get a fairly reliable car for this amount of money ??
>


At least he's buying his own,.............

I would love for my unemployed daighter who got kicked out of school
to have the reliability quality of a camry for her first car.

Now,...............Anyone hiring rogue teenage goth chicks with
terrible work ethics?..........she can play a mean Playstation game ro
two also. Chats and types about 200wpm. I have never seen a faster
more flawless typist. If only she'd get outta bed before 11:00 am




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Old 13 Aug 2005, 06:41 pm   #6 (permalink)
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On Sat, 13 Aug 2005 22:17:31 +0000, MUADIBŪ wrote:

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>>We will soon be looking to purchase a used car for our teenager son. He
>>has saved money for a long time, and we have about $5,000 to spend.
>>
>>
>>First, is the Toyota Camry a good choice for a teenager? Is this one of
>>the better Toyota vehicles?
>>
>>What year/mileage should we be able to find in this price range ?? Can he
>>get a fairly reliable car for this amount of money ??
>>

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> At least he's buying his own,.............
>
> I would love for my unemployed daighter who got kicked out of school
> to have the reliability quality of a camry for her first car.
>
> Now,...............Anyone hiring rogue teenage goth chicks with
> terrible work ethics?..........she can play a mean Playstation game ro
> two also. Chats and types about 200wpm. I have never seen a faster
> more flawless typist. If only she'd get outta bed before 11:00 am


Sounds like someone in need of a serious asws-kicking to me! (Yeah, listen
to me...all talk and no action...Kept TELLING them I was going to kick
their butts, but never did. Took 'em a MONTH to find the Playstation,
though, and then they couldn't REACH it!)

Get her to learn Medical Transcription. Or, if she REALLY is that good,
they are always looking for rapid typists at the phone services for the
deaf, you know, they take the call either from the caller or the deaf
person with the TTY and they type the speaking person's words so the deaf
person can read it. They pay VERY good, too. I tried but washed out...You
need to type 65 WPM to START, and need to get to 80 or 90 in three months.
No caps, no punctation no nothing its like typing just like this and you
have to be fast at it go ahead if you can do this kind of typing they will
pay you very well to do it go ahead the problem was with practice i hit 70
wpm but couldn't go any faster go ahead

ther r also shrt cts u can take 2 make typing faster....

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Old 13 Aug 2005, 10:19 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Other than the Arse kicking, there are some gems I will suggest to
her. I inherited the 17 year old after n9.5 with her mother. Mother
threw her out. I still get to pay child support and still have the
kid. This week makes six months. I think She's staying. I have a car
for her. No A/C but could be arranged. She can certainly make a go of
typing for the hearing impared I bet. I have already suggested to her
to learn medical, but she is scared of liability.
Thanks for the hint/s

>Get her to learn Medical Transcription. Or, if she REALLY is that good,
>they are always looking for rapid typists at the phone services for the
>deaf, you know, they take the call either from the caller or the deaf
>person with the TTY and they type the speaking person's words so the deaf
>person can read it. They pay VERY good, too. I tried but washed out...You
>need to type 65 WPM to START, and need to get to 80 or 90 in three months.
>No caps, no punctation no nothing its like typing just like this and you
>have to be fast at it go ahead if you can do this kind of typing they will
>pay you very well to do it go ahead the problem was with practice i hit 70
>wpm but couldn't go any faster go ahead
>
>ther r also shrt cts u can take 2 make typing faster....




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Old 14 Aug 2005, 06:54 am   #8 (permalink)
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Any toyota camry years 89-1998 were excellent vehicles. I have 91 toyota
camry with 155k miles and it still gets 32 mpg on the highway. I
personally would stay away from the 2000 and on generation of the camry.
Toyota has been secretly contracting work to General Motors to streamline
processes and cut costs. This in turn produces a decrease in overall
quality and less bang for your buck so to speak.

hope that was helpful

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Old 14 Aug 2005, 11:43 am   #9 (permalink)
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justinm930 wrote:
> Any toyota camry years 89-1998 were excellent vehicles. I have 91
> toyota camry with 155k miles and it still gets 32 mpg on the highway.
> I personally would stay away from the 2000 and on generation of the
> camry. Toyota has been secretly contracting work to General Motors to
> streamline processes and cut costs. This in turn produces a decrease
> in overall quality and less bang for your buck so to speak.
>


Would you be so kind as to share your source of this information? I for one
would truly appreciate it.
TIA, davidj92


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Old 14 Aug 2005, 12:51 pm   #10 (permalink)
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justinm930 wrote:
> Any toyota camry years 89-1998 were excellent vehicles. I have 91
> toyota camry with 155k miles and it still gets 32 mpg on the highway.
> I personally would stay away from the 2000 and on generation of the
> camry. Toyota has been secretly contracting work to General Motors to
> streamline processes and cut costs. This in turn produces a decrease
> in overall quality and less bang for your buck so to speak.
>
> hope that was helpful


Evidence? The 2000 and later are very high quality.


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