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Old 10 Dec 2006, 08:18 am   #1 (permalink)
Daniel
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With all the postings of problems, just a note to say it is entirely
possible to perform all maintenance procedures, enhance fluids with
synthetics and use only genuine Toyota parts and wind up with a vehicle
that is extraordinarily smooth running, reliable, and a joy to operate
for decades.
The Internet has been quite an extraordinary resource as I began not
even knowing how to change the air filter yet wound up learning how to
replace the timing belt, oil pan gasket, control arms, ball joints,
etc. - all information provided free of charge often from mechanics
with long years of experience passing along tips that simplified
procedures tremendously.
I continue to be amazed at the quality of construction, durability,
economy and driving enjoyment of this vehicle.
Now my personal perspective is that one maximizes the likelihood of
long term trouble free performance by learning to be one's own mechanic
and taking the time and care with each procedure that the owner can
bestow on their own vehicle.

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Old 10 Dec 2006, 12:41 pm   #2 (permalink)
Scott Schuckert
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In article <1165760316.526566.189230@f1g2000cwa.googlegroups. com>,
Daniel <nospampls2002@yahoo.com> wrote:

> With all the postings of problems, just a note to say it is entirely
> possible to perform all maintenance procedures, enhance fluids with
> synthetics and use only genuine Toyota parts and wind up with a vehicle
> that is extraordinarily smooth running, reliable, and a joy to operate
> for decades.


You always hear the worst on these forums. If you looked at the pet
parrot group I read, you'd swear a bird was dropping dead every 20
minutes.

My 1997 Camry is my first Toyota, and also my first Japanese car. This,
after a long string of (in sequence) Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Volkswagen,
Fiat, Peugeot, Audi, Volkswagen, Fiat, MG, Mercury, Mercury... and a
few I prefer not to think about - like the 1968 Triumph that lasted two
weeks.

Bought it as a two-year-old, and in over 120,000 miles the only
non-scheduled work was a starter solenoid. If the engine hadn't
exploded a couple of weeks ago, I'd likely keep it forever. But you
know, I'm looking at more Camrys nonetheless.
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Old 11 Dec 2006, 10:51 am   #3 (permalink)
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Scott Schuckert wrote:
> In article <1165760316.526566.189230@f1g2000cwa.googlegroups. com>,
> Daniel <nospampls2002@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > With all the postings of problems, just a note to say it is entirely
> > possible to perform all maintenance procedures, enhance fluids with
> > synthetics and use only genuine Toyota parts and wind up with a vehicle
> > that is extraordinarily smooth running, reliable, and a joy to operate
> > for decades.

>
> You always hear the worst on these forums. If you looked at the pet
> parrot group I read, you'd swear a bird was dropping dead every 20
> minutes.
>
> My 1997 Camry is my first Toyota, and also my first Japanese car. This,
> after a long string of (in sequence) Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Volkswagen,
> Fiat, Peugeot, Audi, Volkswagen, Fiat, MG, Mercury, Mercury... and a
> few I prefer not to think about - like the 1968 Triumph that lasted two
> weeks.
>
> Bought it as a two-year-old, and in over 120,000 miles the only
> non-scheduled work was a starter solenoid. If the engine hadn't
> exploded a couple of weeks ago, I'd likely keep it forever. But you
> know, I'm looking at more Camrys nonetheless.



The engine exploded?

- Michael

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Old 12 Dec 2006, 10:15 pm   #4 (permalink)
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If you take care of your car it will last for many miles. neglecting to
change the oil etc can cut it's life span in half, Overheating it is a
real engine killer

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