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Old 20 May 2006, 10:22 am   #1 (permalink)
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Have 97 camry 4cyl with 92k miles. I have had many conversations to th
effect that camrys last.a long time, rides smooth and is lo
maintenance. That may be the case for other toyotas but mine i
starting to disintegrate. Everything was fine up until about 8 mos ag
when i discovered that the oil switch on the firewall was leaking! If
hadn't noticed that the oil level was low i probably would have los
the car. It emits white smoke when started (overnite) so the valv
seals are faulty. The front struts had to be replaced. Recently th
dealer had to replace the manifold pipe(s) which btw contain th
catalytic converter! That alone cost $1200. Toss in another $300 fo
the wiper motor that will not shut off

I think i have learned a lesson. No more tooting about toyota. Detroi
makes junk but it has a lot of competition
The fact that you have had to replac
a few wear and tear items on a Toyota doesent make i
a lousy car in fact Toyota"s in general are highly ranked as very reliable cars
unlike domestic detroit vehicles that in my opinion are only good to keep mechanic
busy at pulling there haire fixin" and figuring out whats next wrong with it

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Old 22 May 2006, 06:15 am   #2 (permalink)
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yeah but in general toyotas are great vehicles. I'd by a 91 toyota camry
over a 2006 colbat any day for the same price even!

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Old 22 May 2006, 05:13 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"justinm930" <justinm930@nomail.com> wrote in message
news:e3e8fff06d8ae3949428b79929ed8fd8@localhost.ta lkaboutautos.com...
> yeah but in general toyotas are great vehicles. I'd by a 91 toyota camry
> over a 2006 colbat any day for the same price even!
>

Depends... my 91 runs well but @$2500aus resale, if it blows another head
gasket (or something else) for $2500 I'm better off spending that on another
old volvo - they last better. I reckon $1000aus/year is what a car costs if
it's a good model (cost+repairs-resale). At that a new $25000 car would have
to last 25 years with no repairs - though I never owned a new car the best
buy now might be the cheapest new junk box for ~$12000. Hyundai, Mitsubishi
etc.


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