1999 Toyota Camry

Model Overview

The Camry is still favored by most Americans as the best mid-sized sedan. This despite a new-and-improved Honda Accord in '98. Camry's boast room inside for five adults, attractive yet conservative styling, exceptional pep from an available 24-valve 3.0-liter V6 and a price that doesn't break the bank, as long as options are kept to a minimum.In '97 the Camry was redesigned with the goal of becoming America's best-selling car. It succeeded but has faced increasing competition from the Accord and Ford Taurus in '98 and '99.

New and old Toyota customers have fallen in love with the Camry because of its reliability, durability and good value. The Camry can be equipped for rugged family life, or plush luxury touring. Options on higher-grade LE and XLE models include a premium sound system, leather interior trim and a power moonroof. With the V6 engine, the Camry accelerates strongly. Braking is swift and sure with the antilock system, and Camry hangs on well in corners despite rather meek all-season radials.

Inside, controls and gauges are laid-out nicely in a flowing dashboard, and most secondary controls are within easy reach of the driver. We are big fans of the fingertip cruise control stalk that allows easy operation without the chance of inadvertent activation. If you want a practical sedan without sacrificing all aspects of performance, the Camry CE can be had with a potent V6 and a five-speed manual transmission.Storage areas are abundant and feature a deep center console, door bins, and dashboard bins. Front cupholders, the feature by which all cars are truly measured these days, accommodate 20-ounce bottles of your favorite beverage.

The Camry's suspension could be a little stiffer, but otherwise this is Toyota's all-around winner?and the sales charts prove it.

Toyota Camry Consumer Reviews By Year:
1999 Toyota Camry

NEW FOR 1999

Two new audio systems are available and both include three-in-one ETR/cassette/CD features. Also available are daytime running lights with auto-off. Vintage Red Pearl, Sable Pearl and Woodland Pearl replace Sunfire Red Pearl, Ruby Red and Classic Green Pearl.

PRO

When it comes to people moving, the Camry gets the job done with dependability.

CON

The suspension is a bit wallowy for our tastes and the new Accord offers more interior space.

177 Total User Reviews

Average Rating

By derbarkasmann on June 25 @ 11:53 am
Car is outstanding, seats are awful.
Superb quality, everything in the interior is where it should be and works very easily, adequate power (4 cyl), but the seats ... did anybody actually sit in one for several hours before finalizing the seat design? I love the car but will never take it on a long trip because of the seat.

By Dick L. on February 5 @ 1:46 pm
My first Toyota automobile
My camery has performed great, no problems, followed the maintaince program, the car has performed well both in traffic and over the road on trips, gas milage over 33 miles per gallon.

By paowner on June 14 @ 1:36 pm
58K and i've done nothing
Great car. I've had no problem with comfort in front seats (i'm 5-7). Great room in back. More acceleration than I expected. More handling than I expected. Traded Acura Integra for car that could carry my 3 kids. Have done absolutely nothing in 58k miles and get 28 mpg. Huge trunk. Perfect fit and finish.

By young on March 9 @ 3:40 am
reliable but ...
It is a reliable car, I guess, since I haven't had any problem so far except that recently it is making some spueaking noise from one of the front suspension. However, the seats are extremely uncomfortable for its reputation(the best selling car?). In addition, the handling is far from precise. That makes its cornering highly dangerous sometimes. It gives no fun to drive. It is just a normal family car for people seaking no fun.

By Franky on January 12 @ 3:00 am
Nice
It's a reliable car. Not the flashiest, fastest, or most comfortable. I drive it HARD and I the only thing I've had to replace in 70,000 miles is the brake pads (twice). I followed the maintenance schedule and have had no problems.

By Emmy on December 7 @ 3:00 am
Camry Review
We leased this car in 1998, had to return it to the dealer in 2001, then bought it back in 2002 because we missed it so much.

By Toyota in Tucson on July 30 @ 11:00 am
Great except for Brakes and seats
I'm a Realtor and drive constantly. Between 25-30K a year. Love the car except I've had to replace the brakes about every 10,000 miles. I've talked with 3 brake stores and all say that is a problem on this year and model. Something to do with the brake caliper not releasing all the way and constantly rubbing. I just take it back every few months for my new pads (under lifetime warranty) new calipers to fix it are around $1,000. Seats for sure and uncomfortable. Terrible adjustments. Other than the brakes I run this car in the ground and it just keeps going.

By tpmedia on January 19 @ 11:00 am
TOYOTA CAMRY = EXCELLENCE
This is my third Camry. It is the best one so far. Amazingly reliable and trouble free. Fun to drive. Comfortable. Roomy. Elegant. Dependable. Not one repair of anything in three years. You cannot find better value.

By luvmycamry on October 16 @ 11:00 am
2nd Camry
I enjoy driving my 1999 Camry. I think it is very comfortable and have been told by my passengers that they also feel very comfortable. I have frequently driven from Florida to Vermont and back again and have never felt uncomfortable in the driver's seat. I have over 60,000 miles on my car and have not done any work on the Camry other than regular oil changes. I think the look of the Camry is a little boring, but it performs well.

By J. D. Walters on June 25 @ 11:00 am
Disappointment
I was expecting Toyota quality, but what I got was a lemmon. The brakes vibrate violently when I stop quickly, and all four struts make a rattling noise (I was told this is a manufacturers defect). I have also had numerous other small problems as well. Knowing what I know now, I would not have purchased this car. It is smooth and quiet on the interstate though.

By babar on June 7 @ 11:00 am
Did any one had problem with brakes?
Ovel all its a very nice car and I am very happy with it. Its fun to drive and quite roomy. I have had noticed that if it goes over a bump and you apply the brakes at the time, they just dont work like for a second or two. I am not sure if this is true with all the 1999 Camary LE models or its just my car.

By flin1 on May 21 @ 11:00 am
I Love This Car
We bought the Camry to facilitate the needs of our four driver family. I think I got a good deal on it because it had been sitting on their lot for a couple months and was not moving because it's a manual 5 speed. I made a low bid and they called me back a month later. I can't believe how much I love this car. It's simply the best car I've ever owned and drives like a dream. The only thing I can compare it to is the BMW 320i I test drove 25 years ago. I loved my old Saab 99 but I think this even surpasses it. The previous owner mounted 16" 5 spoke wheels and Michelin 16/55/215 tires. It corners like it's on rails and the 4 cyl engine is very quick and gave 31 mpg on the last fill up.

By KGW on July 2 @ 11:00 am
Great car
This has been an excellent family car. With the exception of a weather seal around the window on the drivers door, a couple very minor trim problems all repaired under warrenty and one recall (cruise control) that was repaired while I waited, I have had no problem with this car. Mine is a V6 with a 5 sp. manual (rare) and is a great performer. It is not a true sports sedan ie BMW but it aint bad. My teen age, son bless his heart, reports that it will do 0-60 in the 6 sec. range. After 68000+ miles I still have the orignal brakes. I usually take it to the dealer for service and wait for it and I am back on the road in a little more than an hour. We love it!!!

By steve on October 13 @ 11:00 am
REVIEW
Overrated. Molding and interior is separating from vehicle. 4 cyl is not adequate for a vehicle of this size.

By CWILEY on July 9 @ 11:00 am
BEST CAR EVER OWNED
THE BEST HANDLING CAR IVE EVER OWNED

By Camry on April 4 @ 11:00 am
1999 Camry
A very reliable, dependable, if unexciting auto. Does every thing that is expected..good design.not flashy, but attractive. Never any problems, all that it wants is gas and oil changes. Should keep going for a long time..

By Car Quality Fan on March 18 @ 11:00 am
Outstanding Quality, Comfort and Value
Our 1999 Camry V6 is the best car value we have ever owned, hands down. Fully loaded, it compares closer to the Lexus than, say, the Taurus. The ride is so smooth and the interior layout is so smart. You will not find better comfort, quality and value in a car than the Camry. Our Camry was made in Kentucky. We are very pleased! It is no secret that Consumer Reports has been enthusistically endorsing the Camry for many years. Just go look at CR's quality ratings based on thousands of cars surveyed.

By iluvmycamry on October 20 @ 11:00 am
I will pass this on to relitives
I love my camry. it is a 99 Xle v6 and i bought it in sept. of 01 and i got a deal on it!.It only had 20000 miles and it it fully loaded with rare options on the camry like automatic climate control and dealer instaled jbl sound for only $ 14,500 and it is still worth more than i bought it fore now almost 1 year and 20,000 miles later.Nothing compares to the smooth power and luxurious ride of the camry...well maybe exept for the lexus es300.So if you are thinking about getting a camry go for it they are great cars but i have heard that the 4 cyl. is dissapointing

By cdina64 on October 28 @ 11:00 am
Dina's Review
My Camry has been the best car that I've owned. I really haven't put many miles on my car but enough to know that it's a great car. The only thing that I haven't liked about the Camry is the tires that came on it when I bought it new. The tires need made the car ride rough and caused loud road noise.

By KC Boy on July 24 @ 11:00 am
Typical Toyota
Typical Toyota- not incredibly exciting, but well built and cheap to maintain. This is our 2nd Toyota and we plan on a 3rd (lease ending soon). I can't imagine buying another American make after the terrific experience we've had with this Toyota.

By tdd on June 1 @ 11:00 am
1999 Camry LE
I had previously owned a '91 Camry, so I convinced my wife, and dedicated American car company customer, to drive a '99 when she needed another car. She was hooked in about 30 seconds. We spent an afternoon driving '99 Camry's, and she wouldn't even consider another car after that. We had driven such cars as the Saturn L series and Pontiac GrandAm. She was set on one of them, but after driving the Camry, they weren't even a consideration! We even drove the Nissan Maxima and the Honda Accord, and she strongly preferred the Camry.

By Toyota Woman on February 25 @ 11:00 am
Very Happy with My Second Camry
I have never had a single problem with either of my Camry's, and the ride and interior are so comfortable and capable. I'm always astonished when I see someone buy an unreliable car in the same class, and then having to deal with break downs. Stupid is a stupid does! My first Camry is over at 130,000 miles with not even the slightest problem, and I'm going to drive it to 250!

By jtan3 on November 4 @ 11:00 am
Poor reliability
After driving for 3 years+ and around 38K Mileage. I have to fix: 1) Car paints 2) Air flow sensor 3) Air fuel sensor 4) Oxygen sensor 5) Engine control unit and the last 3 part happened in two months after the 36000 mile coverage expired. It cost me R600+ to fix the above problem. I doubt Toyota is that reliable as it claimed.

By Francis on March 5 @ 11:00 am
Hawaii '99 Camry
What I don't like is the left foot block on the floor. It causes my left leg cramps, and does not allow me to stretch out, especially on long drives. I removed it, and there is a stud on the floor, but, it is easier to live with. Otherwise, it runs like a champ, drives very well, and feels good.

By rod81 on March 5 @ 11:00 am
1999 Camry LE V6
I have had my '99 Camry for almost 3 1/2 years now & have almost 35,000 miles on it. I have never had any problems with my Camry & I am extremely satisfied. There are many mid-size family cars out there, but only few meet the high level of reliability that Toyota has put into this car. The only car that i like as much as this car is the Honda Accord. On the other hand, one thing that lacks with the Camry its engine. The engine could use more horsepower & umph. Also the quality of the components is not as good as its strongest competitor, the Honda Accord. But overall, I would definitely suggest the Camry as one of the best cars on the road.

By BarbarianJ on October 7 @ 11:00 am
Excellent - Best Car I have Ever Owned
Very impressed with quality, reliability - however in the comfort area - the front seats (drivers and passenger seats - comfort needs to be improved - too stiff. Other than that - love everything else about the car. Best and most reliable car I've owned. Still have the original brakes at 60,000 miles. Had to change tires at 35,000.

By Richardr on May 29 @ 11:00 am
Good, But have had better for Less
Good vehicle, Toyota quality, overpriced in my opinion. Seat's not very comfortable, and power window kept breaking. Overall, I would reccomend this vehicle to anyone that want's reliable transportation. Not exciting but reliable.

By toonervilletrolly on February 23 @ 11:00 am
1999 camry
My Toyota Camry impresses me as I have owned many vehicles in my 72 years. This car is probably the best of those I have owned. I am very pleased with the reliablity and comfort of the Car.

By robert e anderson on December 15 @ 11:00 am
99 anderson analysis
I bought this vechicle after my mother passed away.I HAVE BEEN TO savannah, Charleston to visit my daughter and grandchridren the car handled and performed excellent, got alot of turned heads as we passed other drivers. Been to toronto and the car dove and performed excellent. the car maintained through the dealer, has brand new michelen tires oil changed every 3000 miles to keep performance up.

By chilkat on August 30 @ 11:00 am
Camry Review
This car has experienced zero problems. All that has been needed since day 1 is routine maintenance.

By marvito on November 5 @ 3:00 am
Decent Car!!!!
Hey, I have a camry and it's weird because not many people my age have these kinds of cars. I don't know why but I think these camry's are terrific. The only thing is that the damn insurance will cost more than the entire car...... thats sucks.

By miguel on December 24 @ 3:00 am
the best
if you don't have enough money to buy a lexus es300, don't worry just buy this camry and it will do the same job for a lot less cash.

By annabella on May 19 @ 3:00 am
great car
we bought a 1999 used toyota camry in 2000. this was the best car we have ever had. the fuel economy is excellent. the comfort is incredible. the reliability is phenomenal. i would recommend a toyota vehicle to anyone. we only buy honda or toyota as a rule of thumb, but if it's just up to me, i would buy toyota exclusively.

By Suckered by toyota on September 18 @ 3:00 am
Don't buy a 1999 Camery
I bought a certified used 1999 Camery XLS 6 months ago. So far I've had to replace the brakes, fuel injectors, and a value spring. This car has been in the shop 6 times trying to get theses problems fix. After $1,800 in repairs I'm going to try and get rid of this car.

By philip mid on August 31 @ 3:00 am
the only car more comfortable..LEXAS
i bought a used car with 39,000 miles [big mistake].it hadnt been serviced at all.did several repair 1500$ worth.but with 75k miles it still drives great.very reliable though not graet on up and go performance.i HATE it when everybody [maxima,honda v6,and other competing cars ]always leave me behind when the lights turn green.needs more power for the up and go driving.alot of people complaining with hurry up gestures.'hey 'i wouldnt mind if i was on the road by myself.

By Omega on August 31 @ 3:00 am
Number one used car on the market.
No flaws. This is a perfect used car. Large, elegant, Reliable, comfy. The only thing is the power. It has no pickup. (4-cyl)

By juan r. on July 9 @ 3:00 am
good car driving
the toyota camry is aquite fun driving car with over all good handling.

By HuskyMD on January 31 @ 3:00 am
Boring but good
The camry has been a good car--once we got rid of those General tires that slid into corners and replaced them with some Yokohama Aegis touring tires. My main complaint is the low gas mileage (average around 24) and the paint job. The paint is coming off the front grill and the front bumper. It is flaking off all over the place. Not the quality I expected from Toyota. Mechanically I haven't had many problems. The wiper motors seem to have gotten messed up by an ice storm though.

By Vinman2u on April 1 @ 3:00 am
Bland, and almost great
Had it since new. Style, compared to the new camry or older Accords is too plain. Engine/Trans doing fine at 87000, but Struts have been making strange noises since 25K, and brakes are always squeaking. Interior plastic is warping, but cloth is fine.

By The-Body on November 21 @ 3:00 am
Good Reliable Car
This can be a fun car to drive if you get the V6 in a 5-speed. Has plently of power and gets the job done. I've put almost 60k milies on the car since 1999 and its 2003 now and no problems at all.

By AmJosh on November 4 @ 3:00 am
Smooth Riding Beauty
I was looking for an Impala, but as soon as I saw this camry, I was bought. It has everything that I wanted, like sunroof, alloy wheels smooth ride and a knock out punch form the V6 and a very good music system with cassette and cd. Realiability and ride quality are unbeatable as for any Toyota. Although handling is not quite stiff, but its very much accurate and more than sufficient for turning with 10 to 20 above speed limit on freeway exit ramps. I love this car.

By Permanent Customer on February 8 @ 11:00 am
No Repairs after 98,000 Miles
I bought this car brand new in August of 1999 with 39 miles on it at 19 years of age. I haven't had any problems with my car at all. I've only had to get the oil changed when supposed to, change the brakes, get a new set of tires, and change the brake lights in the back.

By Petreasa on November 11 @ 11:00 am
99 Camry
I owned a 1992 Camry prior to my 1999 Camry. I can't imagine ever owning anything other than a Toyota, probably a Camry. Toyotas are the most dependable, trouble-free cars I have ever owned.

By mokhan on December 7 @ 11:00 am
Comfort
Very quiet engine and smooth transmission

By Silverpisces_2004 on December 14 @ 11:00 am
my camry
This is an OK car for its value. The engine isn't that powerful. I haven't had any major problems with my car so far. The handeling is good. The acceleration is ok, but when there are 4 people on board you can feel that the car is "working very hard" to run. The braking doesn't feel so well. The OE tires suck. The front bumber is too close to the ground; I always hit the curve when I park. The suspention is too soft. The interior is simple and cheap. The back seats are comfortable. The engine bay is ugly.

By dc_sports_rule on December 4 @ 11:00 am
A Camry or a Lexus?
I have been very impressed with the purchase of my Camry LE back in June of 1999. The car is 4 years old today and rides just like the day I picked it up four years ago. The OEM General Tires were replaced by Toyota within the first two months of ownership. The General Tires were defective and replaced with Michelin XW4's. The car is very quiet on the road and the reliability has been flawless.

By Chum on August 13 @ 11:00 am
Pretty good!
The breakes squeak and the pick-up is not fantastic. All the cars around me a speeding passed.... But those are the only things that bothers me. Other than that, it is a super smooth ride, tremendous amount of space for 'things' in the trunk, great sound, comfortable seats, and all together a fun ride!!!

By LOCKER on February 2 @ 11:00 am
LOCKER TOYOTA
tHIS CAR RUNS VERY WELL. i HAVE NOT HAD ANY TROUBLE AT ALL WITH THE CAR.

By Linda McCleary on February 28 @ 11:00 am
Lemon 1999 Camry
I have had numerous problems with this car. The check engine light keeps going on and off. Numerouse things have been identified and "fixed" at very high costs. It still does it. The brakes needed replacing at 41000 miles, At the same time a front tie rod needed replacing even though I live in the city and do not drive on rough roads. The CD player skips. I bought the car for its quality, but they seem to have left that part out.

By Prydog on April 1 @ 11:00 am
Reliable
I have had my Camry for 5 years now and I just brought it to a mechanic for the first time at 81,000 miles. That was only for brake pads and tires (which until now had not been changed since I bought the car with only 30 miles on it). I love this car and I feel very safe driving my daughter around in it since it has steel doors. This is my first Toyota and I will never buy anything but Toyota from now on. I love it. I know it is not the fastest car around but it is very reliable. The only complaint I have is seeing everyone has one, it is hard to find my car in a parking lot.

By don f on May 31 @ 11:00 am
it's a toyota!!
What an excellent car!! The V6 should be standard for this car. With the V6, this car is perfect. Lots of get up and go. No problems so far.

By FA on July 24 @ 3:00 am
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/tis car is like a good appliance, boring but you never have to worry about it. In 5 years we've had to replace the clutch and tires but nothing else. Runs in -40 weather without a block heater. I figure it has at least anither 5 years in it.

By marym on March 30 @ 3:00 am
So So Sedan
I thought the Camary was going to be a good car having owned a Celica previously. The car is making clunking noises from the rear. Having taken it into the dealership for them to check it out they said there is NOTHING wrong with it and they heard nothing...hard to believe. It is starting to make a noise in the front left wheel now. I am looking into a Nissan Altima for my next purchase.

By thebelltolls on September 2 @ 3:00 am
Good Car
This is a fine car for most everyday commuting and long distance travel. Have had no problems with it since we bought it new. Had a small problem at first with the speedometer lens developing a crazing. Gas mileage could be better in city driving. Handles very well in snow and ABS is great in icy conditions. Console layout is not the best and would prefer a column shift. Roomy though.

By ToyotaMan on December 31 @ 3:00 am
99 Camry Great Car
Great Car. Reliable. Could use some improvements on gas mileage. 26 highway, 20 city. Comfortable interior for tall person.

By Pat32787 on March 26 @ 3:00 am
Tranny goes @ 80k?
I'm very mad and upset with toyota. this 99 has been seriously nothing but problems. my parents bought the car and didnt notice it was missing a rear seatbelt, the left door has to be slammed in order to close, the brakes go way too often, the suspension sux, and recently $4grand later the transmission went at 81k miles. we had a 98 with no problems and we get a 99 and its a hunk of junk.

By Lewis C. Kupka on May 9 @ 3:00 am
KICK YOUR HEELS FOR TOYOTA
I HAVE HAD MANY OF AMERICAN CRAFTED CARS WITH IMPORTED PARTS. THEY START TO DETERIATE THEY MOMENT YOU MOVE OFF OF THE DEALERSHIP SALES LOT. I HAVE HAD CHRYSLER, FORD AND GENERAL MOTORS PRODUCTS. NONE OF THEM COMPARE WITH THE RELIABLITY THAT TOYOTA CAN PROVIDE. THE COST OF MAINTAINING THIS CAR HAS GONE DOWN FROM $5,325.00 TO JUST AND OIL CHANGE AND NEW TIRES.

By Sam Roundtree on May 9 @ 3:00 am
I love my camry!
we got our camry used 1999 camry in 2000, we have been quite pleased with it's wonderful proformance, it's luxuryous intirior, great realiabilaty, beautiful body style, great gas mialige, E.T.C! the car is fun to drive to! I definetly recomend this for a great family car!

By eRiC on February 27 @ 3:00 am
Cold Air Camry
This is an easy maintaining, driver/passenger friendly, quiet, reliable, non-fancy type of car. Many weaknesses can be improved by upgrading different part. Major complains are the ABS brake, OE tires, suspension, and lack of power when having more than 2 adult passengers. I would suggest upgrade wheel size and switch to good tire brands, and stiffer suspension and use better brake parts. If considering a 97-99 Camry, I would recommand go for a V6 for better perfomance.

By tpwrm on April 28 @ 3:00 am
great first car
I got the 5-speed V6 version of the Camry used with 45k on it... having put nearly 20k on it myself in a little more than a year, I've only had to replace the front brake pads and a tie rod. It's a great car, looks good in dark blue with the alloy wheels. The engine is smooth and quiet below 3k rpm but above 4 it starts making a nice sound and a lot of power. Only problems are a bad shifter, a tacky pattern on the seats and the suspension, which could be a little bit tighter.

By Llewelyn on July 15 @ 3:00 am
Workhorse !
We've really enjoyed this car...it has provided years of trouble-free driving. We test drove the 4 cylinder and it was pretty good for a 4, but the 6 is just perfect.

By sxm on July 15 @ 3:00 am
Great Value
The car is highly reliable. I have had no major problems with it at all. Not even minor ones like power doors not workig. I have driven it almost 15K miles a year and it has performed without a hitch. The 2.2L 4-cyl. engine is a bit low powered especially if you have to accelerate quickly or if you have the full complement of 5 occupants. For most normal uses that I have put it to this has not been much of a problem. The mileage provided is excellent ( 30 mi. per gallon on freeways). This car is great for someone who wants their car to retain value. After 5 yrs my car still commands almost half its buying price with options. Overall highly recommended.

By vetteranvetteman on May 24 @ 3:00 am
Great Car
The car has not given me any problems other than routine maintenance. The small engine creates quite a lot of horse power and is absolutely sufficient for daily driving purposes. The seats are comfortable and the gas mileage isn't bad either. The car is very easy and fun to drive!

By Jim TR on May 24 @ 11:00 am
Truly the best Car I've ever owned
Just turning 100,000 miles and not had a single problem with it. No one thing!!

By Stacey L on March 22 @ 11:00 am
Superior Reliability
Has been the most reliable car ever had - formerly Ford, Saturn, Chrysler. It was a RENTAL car before we bought it and we've not had anything every go wrong. Now it has over 70k miles. Only oil changes, tires, maintenance needed. We are happy toyota converts, especially when compared to the engine failings we've had with other makes.

By Trust Me on January 28 @ 11:00 am
Totally Satisfied
I have owned Toyota,s since l984 and have found them to be superior cars. I would not own ant other brand.

By firstblood10 on July 3 @ 11:00 am
Some problems early, but very nice now
When my Camry was less than a year old, it was in the shop for a 59 day stretch when a defective part had to be replaced. I got a free loaner (Corolla ...) and they paid my two payments, plus gave me the platinum warranty. Since then, it's been a pleasure. I for one think there is plenty of power in it considering it is a 4 cylinder. I never have to merge below freeway speeds. That's good enough for me. The brakes have never been as good as they should be. They work fine, but they shutter and ocassionally grind, and nothing they've ever done has fixed this. The suspension rattles in the city, and is a bit loose.

By CamryDriver on April 30 @ 11:00 am
Odd Problem on A Reliable Name
I bought my Camry about 6 years ago and I love it but I have always had a problem with the CD Player. When I would brake, the CD that would be currently playing would skip until I fully stopped. Just this year my check engine light came on and went off and did that for a few months. I thought it was an electrical problem because the car drove fine and I was linking it to my CD player. The electrical tests checked out fine so I then needed to go get the oil changed. It turned out that my engine oil gelled all in my engine. I was also told there is nothing that can stop this problem and it can happen again in another few

By tronan on July 17 @ 11:00 am
Best car I have ever owned
Have owned the Camry for 5 years and have only had to replace wear and tear stuff like brakes and tires. The only problem I ever had was that my passenger window power motor went out. Gets great gas mileage and has some umf when hitting the gas for a 4cyl. Will definately buy another.

By JLY on July 17 @ 11:00 am
Toyota Camry
Excellent automobile, excellent value.

By Geoff83 on August 19 @ 11:00 am
Overall Great Car
I bought the Camry in April of 2002 and have had no major problems at all. The car is great on gas milage and has adequate power on city streets. Besides normal wear and tear the only issue i have had is the passanger door window motor which was inepensive to replace. Only complaints are that the rear cup holders are easily broken, that the car rides low or the suspension is too giving that the car scrapes its undercarriage alot on bumps, and that the stereo has no lights on the buttons to see at night; only glow in the dark stickers.

By Mikescar on May 5 @ 11:00 am
Comfy Commuter
I have had my 99 Camry for two years now. I bought the car with 56,000 miles on it and I purchased a 100,000 mile warranty, which I only used once on a $300 repair(I paid $1200 for the warranty). I would say that I am fairly rough on my car but it has withstood the test. My Camry now has 106,000 miles on it and there is not one thing, repair wise, that I can complain about. Some people say that it is a luxury car but I wouldn't go that far. It definately is more luxurious than other cars in its class though and has a much quieter ride than Accord or Altima.

By jsteffes on March 31 @ 11:00 am
1999 Toyota Camry in N Maine
I purchased this car for $8500 and it had only 34,000 miles. The engine was clean and it ran perfect. The tires need replacing (stock tires), the interior needed some cleaning up, and the flex-pipe for the exhaust was replaced (covered under warranty); but other than that the car is very sound. It has a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 5-speed manual transmission. At first I was wanting the automatic trans but with the high gas prices and the extra oomph with the manual, I'm glad I actually purchased it with the 5-speed.

By seeitgo on September 11 @ 11:00 am
airbag failed
My daughter had a side impact collision in our 99 Camry. The car held up very well and I credit the exterior design for saving my husbands life. However, I am disapointed with the side airbags. The air bags did not open all the way. The air bag looked like a cloth bag only partialy out. If the air bag would have opened, up my husband would not have been hurt.

By suel99 on May 20 @ 11:00 am
Great car...
We bought this new in 1999 and currently have 67000 miles. This has been a very reliable car for us. It drives nice, the trunk is big and it gets decent gas mileage. The only problem I had was with the rear retractable seat belts. Both left and right broke within a week. With two kids in carseats, that's NOT OK. And of course it was just past the expiration of the warranty so it costed $270.00. Mechanically, it has been problem free. I replaced brakes for the first time at 60K and tires not much before that.

By Chill Will on November 10 @ 11:00 am
Toyota Camry: Luxurious. Boring.
The good: stiff chassis, roomy interior, high-quality materials, 60/40 split foldong rear seat, and well- finished trunk. The bad: boring design, wallowy handling, numb steering.

By tsmythe on April 21 @ 3:00 am
Camry Love
I have been in love with my Camry since the day that I drove it off the sales lot. Being a single female, I needed reliable transportation and the Camry has delivered. Best of all it's fun to drive! Unfortunately I was recently hit by a Semi truck on the Interstate at 62 mph but my Camry saved my life! Talk about a car that held it together. For safety sake, this is a car that I trust my life on. My next car and the one after that will be a Camry. What a car!

By accesstoo on May 18 @ 9:10 am
Real World, Real Car
After all the hype about this car and that, all cars smell, drive, look, and act similarly after a few years. That being said, I can tell you without reservation, this has been one fine car. I now have 61,000 miles on this car. I drive it daily in Atlanta traffic. This car has and continues to deliver everything you come to expect in a Toyota. I have only replaced the Front Brakes. I can't seem to wear the rears out, replaced the tires, and use synthetic oil with every oil change. Score? Perfect. It has never broken down. It has a better AC than Honda and is roomier. It won't turn heads but you won't call for a tow either. Next time, buy a 4-cyl Camry. It's my 2nd.

By Nandkishor on February 16 @ 8:46 pm
SImple, reliable and quite
Almost no sound after being run for 75k. Looks simple with no fancy outlook but is reliable with greater fuel aconomy than some new cars owned by my friends. Transmission is great with no sudden jerks in rpm meter.

By peachofcake on July 10 @ 9:56 pm
I love my camry
Of all the cars I've owned, the Camry changed my opinion on what a good car should feel like. I had no idea I could have such a smooth ride, a quiet cabin, and a reliable car all in one. After the first day owning my Camry, I decided I was never going to own another American car. After 2 1/2 years, I have replaced tires, brakes, and the battery, but everything else is still working like fine without any repairs.

By John Baker on October 3 @ 4:56 pm
Not up to Earlier Standards
We have had far too many problems and repairs for a low-mileage vehicle. Electric door locks function intermittantly & cannot be fixed. Air bag already requires repairs although never deployed. Many rattles and squeaks. This is our 4th Toyota, and it is clearly not as well-made as the others.

By Naum on April 18 @ 11:03 am
BestCarOutThere
This is trully the best car on the market. I bought a used one with 40k miles and drive it for 2 years now. Not a single problem with it. This car is so reliable that you dont have to do anything just get some gas and change oil regularly. THAT's it. It is very quiet and sometimes I am not sure if the engine is on or not. It is pretty fast too. I test this car to its limits and it never fails me. It can compete with many sports cars and will lose just a lit bit. I raced a Lincoln MarkVIII which was ahead of me about one body length at 80 mph. In other words its pretty fast. The driving experience is excellent. Its like riding a dream. There are no compromises.

By 1989 Mark 7 on December 12 @ 10:36 am
Best Camry Style
I bought this 100% brand new. Had just came off the delivery truck the day before. With 60,000 miles on it today I still believe it's showroom new as it was on 2-16-1999. I drive it on long trips because of it's comfort. That's only time I do drive it.

By Steven on October 28 @ 7:23 am
Reliable but Not a Fun Car
Toyota Camry, is by far one of the most reliable cars, with best performance that I have ever driven. It has never let me down. Unfortunately, it is also not very fun to drive. It is relatively bulky, no fancy designs. It is basically an excellent choice for a family car for a person who does not care about the quality of FUN of driving.

By p zemanek on September 16 @ 1:53 pm
Best
Best car on the market. Only needs oil change and never car problems.

By Duke Chowdhury on January 6 @ 3:16 am
Awesome car
I have driven many cars from BMW to Mercedes but this is the only car that ran flawlessly even though it was much older than BMW 3 2.8 and Mercedes E320. It is fun to drive, comfortable and gets great gas mileage while being immaculately reliable no wonder Toyota will become the largest car manufacturer in the world in few years. The Detroit boys have a lot of work to do. Recommend to anyone.

By chiefman on December 17 @ 5:03 pm
Camry gets you there and back
This car is what American cars strive to be- dependable.

By David James on September 6 @ 6:30 pm
Great Car
A quiet, competent, comfortable safe and dependable ride. Has decent performance and economy, although 6 cylinder in family Avalon is better overall performer. 4 cylinder has adequate power and is bulletproof. Would drive it to the left coast and back tomorrow as is. No major issues - replaced orig Michelins at 72 thousand - still have original brakes, battery with no issues.

By Eddie O. on August 9 @ 4:43 pm
MR Reliability
I have 108,000 miles on my camry and it still runs like new. I bought it with 25000 miles on it in 2001. I would not give up my camry for any other car on the road. It looks and rides great! If you are in the market for a fuel efficient and reliable car, GET A CAMRY!

By Not the same from J on January 7 @ 6:26 am
Camry
Here is what I've replaced during my 6 years of ownership: 1.) Circuit board regulating the airflow and AC 2.) Entire Driver window motor assembly (from a Toyota Dealership). 3.) Rust on side of door 4.) Power door locks does not function from time to time. I've owned over 12+ cars in my lifespan, and this is the 1st car that I've found myself facing with these items that should have lasted a lot longer.

By Dillon on August 4 @ 12:10 pm
Great car for the money.
I bought this car used in October '04. 92000 miles on it. I paid $8250 for it and I think I got ripped off. I guess overall it's been a decent car, but don't listen to all those reviews about Toyota's reliability. Every car has its faults. Two days after I bought the car the check engine light came on; I took it to three mechanics, none could figure out the problem. After 10000 miles it's still on and off. I've had the starter go bad, the motor knocks like crazy at times, and I have various other electrical problems. The front struts make popping sounds, but they're factory and I've yet to change them. However I believe these faults are due to a previous owner's ignorance.

By chris on September 2 @ 12:50 am
not a driver's car
If you like driving, as I do, this is not a car for you. No throttle response, no steering feel, terrible (soft) suspension. Makes me ask "Am I actually driving." I take corners at 40-50 mph, and still no thrill. This is a boring car. Only consider it if you absolutely hate driving or do not like cars at all. If you like driving, or think a car should be responsive and a little sporty, go for the Accord.

By Tiemen on December 8 @ 7:03 am
Solid car
Having owned nothing but Japanese, I had high expectations from this Camry. It definitely hasn't let me down in mechanical quality, but I can tell the quality of some interior features and window moldings, weather strips, and other plastic/rubber parts are inferior to Honda and Mazda. But it is definitely more comfortable and quiet, so it's a trade-off. If yours failed on you, it's human error. Don't take care of it and like any car, it will perish. (it just takes longer to kill it than a Detroit product)

By Joel on April 22 @ 5:46 am
Toyota Camry - A GREAT BUY
I've had my Camry approximately 3 1/2 years and it's the best car I've ever had. If you want reliability, its there. If you want extras, it's not bad. If you want comfort, it does the job pretty well. If you want performance, it can handle pretty well. For economy, it is pretty good. The value retension seems to be good. All around, this car is a pretty solid buy! I know what my next car will be. Another Toyota.

By Alex on September 14 @ 8:06 pm
1999 Camry endless problems
I purchased this certified car in Dec. 2002. At the beginning it was good. After I had problems with leaking water pump, transmission problems and last huge problem it start lose engine oil. Dealer made some repairs, but it was getting worse and worse. Last time 2 months ago oil level was below lower mark after 1000 miles!!! Dealer hold car for a week, replaced rings, recondition the engine head, bearings etc. Now, after 250 miles it lose 30% of oil. So, I need to go to dealer again.

By kwc1987 on June 23 @ 4:46 pm
Great Car
The 99 Toyota Camry is a great car for me so far. I have had no problems with it. The car rides very nice and I think it will last me through college. The only problem I have is the suspension is noisy when it goes over rough bumps. I am 6'4 and I really feel comfortable because the seat adjusts back/forth and up/down. It's a great car and I have read great reviews on this car!

By Blossom on December 25 @ 6:43 pm
A little Disappointed
This is my 2nd Camry. I got almost 300K on my previous model before I had any major problems at all. The transmission had trouble. Unfortunately this one is not fairing as well. The vehicle is well maintained and serviced, but at 188,000 I've had to replace transmission seals, gaskets,and there is an engine oil leak the continues to come back and now the power steering rack is leaking. It's starting to get very sluggish, too. I would still purchase another Camry, but this one has been disappointing.

By Tim on December 7 @ 11:40 pm
Very Reliable Car
I bought this car 6 years ago. It had about 10,000 miles on it when I purchased it. I have driven this car over 100,000 miles and it still runs like new car. I had to replace the exhaust pipe once and had some repair done on the shockers which cost me about 600 dollars.

By Lillann on July 11 @ 6:26 am
135000 miles and still going strong
This has been one of the most reliable cars we have ever known. We have had Toyotas since 1976 and have found them extremely reliable! Will not buy another brand. This one has been so reliable with only a water pump going out a couple of years ago. Everything keeps working well and the engine seems to be as reliable as when we drove it off the lot new. We are still getting between 28 and 30 mpg on highway which is what we started with. Will drive it until it gives out.

By Mark on December 15 @ 6:40 pm
Fine Car
My wife and I bought this car almost three years ago now used. We love it, it is a very good and reliable car, never have any problems at all. Typical Toyota reliability, and preformance, I woudl recommend this car to everyone. If you are able to find one the manuals are great, not as smooth as our other car, a honda, but still shifts well we have 75,000 miles and still orginal clutch.

By jx6s on April 7 @ 9:53 am
Love My 1999 Camry LE!!!
Buying my Toyota Camry was one of the best investments that I have ever made. I love the gas mileage that it gets. I get 28 mpg on the average driving it everyday to work. On the highway I get 32+. The sound system is awesome!! It has 102,000 on it now and it drives great with no problems. I am faithful with my maintenance schedule. The only thing that I have had to pay out for is a new set of tires and rear struts as the car would sometimes bottom out in the rear with 4 adults in it. It wasn't costly though and one brake light. The car is so quiet and drives smooth. I highly recommend it.

By Sue of California on March 26 @ 10:06 am
Love My Camry!
I bought this Camry in late 2002. It had only 15,000 miles, & leather seats & a power driver's seat. Nearly 4 years later, it's my favorite car ever. Although my 16-year old daughter gets teased by her friends that it's a "mom's car", I repeat over & over: "It's reliable, gets 30 mpg, it's easy & fun to drive & the (leather) seats are comfortable." I've only done regular oil changes & put a new battery in it. It now has 64,650 miles & I've put just 7,300 on it this the last year, but will drive it even more as I am a new "mystery shopper". It's my 2nd Camry & hasn't disappointed me once.

By H.K. VALLEY STREAM on September 23 @ 4:56 pm
Toyota never again
One month after purchase the check engine light went on and after 7.5 years and 24 dealer visits it still lights up. Two different toyota dealers gave up trying to fix it. The electrical system has also been a problem. Wires in power door failed and so did the wireing harnes in the trunk, and so did the electric motor in rear door go bad. The digital clock in the dash died after one year. Never, never wil i buy toyota again.

By John on July 13 @ 4:06 am
Like my Camry
Never a single problem.

By olstein103 on October 31 @ 12:16 pm
Theres a reason Toyota is the top dog
I received the car is about 78,000 miles on it. The only problem that has bothered me is the struts/shocks. The electronics are flawless, the day to day driving is excellent, and the fuel economy is amazing. The previous owner(my new stepbrother) is known for destroying his cars, and when I got it, I was so suprised at how well it took his beating. He is the person who would never maintain a vehicle ever. So my opinion of this car is excellent and would recommend it to anyone.

By NoCamFan on November 7 @ 9:10 pm
What a Joke
Sure seemed like an excellent used car at the time I bought it for my mom, exactly one year ago. At only 63K miles it smokes when cold (valve stem seals), clunks on small bumps (strut mounts), all the painted plastic has faded (bumpers, mirrors, door handles), exterior door handle falling off (cheap plastic). I should have spent thousands less and bought American. Extremely disappointed in this smoking rattle-trap. There are TSBs on the problems we have, so these are not maintenance issues - I regret ever buying this car - can't sell it without doing a valve job at ONLY 63K MILES! NOT a solid car.

By CamryLover on September 23 @ 4:36 am
Happy Camry Owner
Best car I have ever owned. A quiet drive, very economical, very reliable and trouble free. I only had to replace the struts on 74,000 miles. This is a very happy Camry owner !!

By GAB on January 11 @ 5:20 pm
Bullet proof
Virtually trouble free for 70 K miles, mostly in the city. Quiet, comfortable, great gas mileage. Only problem is the rear brakes which shudder occasionally. Would definitely buy again.

By Joyce on June 3 @ 10:16 am
First Toyota I have owned
This car is a wonderful piece of machinery. The handling in marvelous, along with the comfort. Many people see the car, and think it is new. I have nothing negative to say about this car.

By Toyota Camery on June 9 @ 4:13 pm
Fred Brooks
Purchased new, enjoy the car. Only reason I am trading is it is getting old and I want a new Camry. There is nothing wrong with the car. Have it serviced at dealership on regular basis. Interior is like new as well as outside. Kept in garage when not in use.

By camrybug on August 29 @ 5:40 am
Great used car
I bought my Camry for my college daughter two years ago with 85,000 miles on it. Two years later, at 115,000 miles, I have had no repairs AT ALL! The car is pleasant (not exactly a head turner) but does everything flawlessly. Great gas mileage and does exceptionally well in snow. I was surprised to find that it had ABS, a power driver's seat and a CD player. Toyota put a lot into a relatively inexpensive package.

By Toyota NEVER Again on May 24 @ 7:10 pm
Disappointed
We purchased this Camry new believing it would be a great car for many years. The last two cars we owned, we have for about 10 years each. Beginning within a few months of ownership we have had the following problems: front and rear struts replaced twice, transmission replaced, transmission speed sensor replaced twice, air sensor replaced along with MANY other irritating minor things. Toyota is OFF our list for future purchases! And yes - we have followed the suggested maintenance schedule!

By rick on October 7 @ 12:16 pm
Love my camry
Solid car, good transportation, reliable, great gas mileage, no mechanical problems, changed the oil regularly, third set of tires, will drive it til it falls apart.

By arpy on January 12 @ 12:33 pm
Great Car
I bought this car new and have put 190,000 trouble free miles on it. It does not even burn any oil between changes. I have done just the routine maintenance and replaced wear and tear items as needed. A few signs of age have cropped up lately, notably bad valve stem seals and front upper strut plates, but who can complain after nearly 200,000 miles? Get that kind of service from an American car? Doubt it.

By lagonzal on December 3 @ 11:36 pm
A good value
Wife bought new in 1999. The a/c failed at 97k and was expensive to repair. Car has over 122k miles now and still going strong. No major issues. The paint is peeling on the rear spoiler and is faded on the rear bumper. The rest of the car has so many dings and scratches a new coat of paint would be nice. But, then again, it is almost eight years old. Factory CD player skips a lot but the radio still sounds good. Driver door cloth is peeling in one spot. Overall, a very good car, and best of all it's paid off and we hope to keep it a few more years.

By jrmulch on September 10 @ 8:26 am
Camry
Quiet, comfortable, reliable, good on long trips for driver and passengers. Interior items such as sun shade mirrors, tape player have been problematic. Power roof extremely reliable concerning leaks, operation, etc. Gas mileage in town not good but acceptable. The best large car I have ever owned.

By gooddeals on February 2 @ 6:56 pm
Can't beat them... period
I have owned this one since it was new. Prior to this, we had a 1992 Camry LE. So, over the last 16+ years I have driven 2 cars, both Camrys. You just can't beat these things. After 7.8 years I finally had to replace the Panasonic factory battery. I've replaced the front brakes twice, rears once, synthetic oil (Mobil 1 5/30) since it was new. One set of tires. The AC is still working fine (and I live in Georgia!), pwr dl, wdws, cruise, transmission, etc. Flawless, never had problems, just change fluids and filters & enjoy!

By eigendude on February 14 @ 11:46 am
A great car
Bought it used a few years ago. Besides the normal maintenance and a few burnt lightbulbs, the car is very reliable. Nice, smooth ride, good acceleration (manual transmission), good gas mileage. Starting to have a few rust spots (live in Montreal, Canada), but nothing bad. Overall, its a great car.

By srichey on November 20 @ 5:30 pm
Great A to B car
I owned it for 4 years and did not have one problem with it. Best car I have ever owned. Excellent used car, very reliable and handles quite well on the freeway. The gas mileage isn't bad either if you drive correctly.

By Bob Robertson on August 19 @ 9:30 pm
At 220K still reliable
I can't say this car is without problems, however at nearly 220K miles it is still going strong and I hope it lasts me till 300K. I bought it new. Replaced a main brake cylinder & front struts under warranty, changed oil every 5K, timing belt at 90K and 180K, water pump at 180K, brake pads every 40-50K. Second shift solenoid went out around 190K miles ($280), rear seal small leak at 190K miles, an A/C compressor noise at 2500+ RPM around 200K. Alarm gets triggered if the car is left out in the sun for 2-3 hrs. A speedometer shows 5% higher speed than it is (you are doing only 76 mph when it says 80) with factory tires.

By Lilnuke on March 31 @ 3:00 pm
1999 Toyotat Camry, Great Car!
I have owned the car since it was new in 1998. It has been the most dependable car that I have ever owned. It has never broken down and left me stranded, ever. I make sure the car receives its regular maintenance and replace the belts and tires as needed. The ergonomics of the interior are great with all controls easy to reach. With the V6, I can still manage to get 30 MPG on the highway. All around a great car.

By srichey on July 15 @ 1:56 pm
Best used car I've ever owned.
Great commuter car. I owned the car for four years and really took it through the paces and it never gave me any problems at all. It's not a Porsche but it's dependable and the mileage is decent.

By Nicholas on January 12 @ 10:33 am
315,000 mi and still going strong
I purchased this car with 276k miles on it two years ago, and it has not failed me yet with nearly 315k on it. All I've had to replace (aside from normal things like brake pads and oil changes) is the alternator belt. The six speaker stereo sounds great and can produce low bass and high treble. The quality of the materials used is unsurpassed, all the dash and trim still fits with no creaking or popping out of place. The v6 engine is smooth as butter, so quiet it's hard to hear it running. The exterior is a little bland but is also conservative and clean.

By flyfishpa on January 25 @ 8:00 am
Good purchase
I bought this car new and have had few problems. Replaced CD player under warranty due to skipping. Clunking sound in rear has been present since new and I've still not found the source but it's tolerable. Very well built, smooth ride GREAT mileage w/ 29+ MPG incl. many central Pa. mountain miles. Nearly 150,000 miles now without a mechanical issue. Just replaced the timing belt and rear struts, the first maintenance other than normal brakes and oil changes. I've been using amsoil synthetic and changing on 20,000 mile intervals since new with no problems. Now starting to puff a faint blue smoke immediately upon startup when cold. I'll run it until it dies and hopefully buy another toyota.

By DRECHYX83 on May 10 @ 3:30 am
Toyota Lover for Life!
I bought this road marvel as a replacement for a 2005 Kia Spectra EX, that had a host of problems on it. I have loved this car ever since I bought it. It gives me great gas mileage & the engine runs so smooth and quiet that you cannot even hear it when stopped for traffic. It had a smooth-drive suspension system before they got all worn out. Today, there is a problem with my tyres that gives me less than 30 mpg overall. I used to get an average of 33 mpg (combined mileage) but these days even 25 mpg is a miracle! I was advised that there is something wrong with my tyres, alignment, balancing or something like that and once I get it fixed, it's gonna b okay!

By richard on November 23 @ 10:20 pm
dependability
I bought this car brand new. It's has been very good on gas, reliability, good performance overall. It's a 5 speed so I do get good mileage.

By Sree on January 12 @ 1:03 pm
This is Toyota, What more we need?
Bought this used car at 111K for $4.15K as my second car for wife's schooling. The previous driver is a student, never did the services correctly, I did the 90K service and timing belt change, etc. Changed 4 tires. Now still needs to get all the suspension system (approx $15K) replacement. In any event, Toyota is pretty smooth, quiet and reliable. It will never die on you if you take any sort of reasonable care. I trust Toyota, I trust my car.

By Abby on April 20 @ 12:50 pm
Awesome car!
I absolutely love my Camry. It is very reliable and comfortable. I bought it used with 70k on it and it's been going with no problems since. I now have 175k with zero problems.

By Dasha on December 9 @ 1:03 pm
Very reliable car
I bought the car in 1999. It was new. Since then I just once changed brakes and two times the battery, of course tires. That's it! I love my car. I'll give it to my daughter when she gets her driver license in October and feel she's in a good "hands".

By Mountainview on January 3 @ 11:13 pm
Excellent Car
Gave to our son 2 years ago for College use. Gave another 1999 Camry XLE car to our daughter. Both have very low maintenance, 28 Hwy mpg, 24 city 4-cyl. Very reliable. Only issue with both cars is the low exhaust pipe clearance over the bumps. Suspension system had to be changed in about 2006.

By Jason on November 28 @ 9:13 pm
My experience: it is a junk car
I bought Toyota Camry in 1999. It ran ok in the first 5 years. Then I had to fix it at least twice a year (not including service or oil change). In average I spent $1500 on repair each year. I only drove 11000 miles and have changed most of stuff in the car already. Finally, I decided to sell this car. I really should have sold it earlier. I will never buy from Toyota anymore.

By joe on January 5 @ 10:13 am
Camry lives up to reputation
This car runs better now than when it had 20,000 miles. It held its value and I am always being asked if I want to sell it and I can't let it go yet anyway. Great bang for the buck especially in this economy. Buy one you'll love it; this 4 cylinder blows away many American 4 and 6 cyl of the same year. You wont regret it.

By Jean on April 13 @ 3:36 pm
Low cost, low maintenance
I always keep my cars 100k and longer. This is the first Toyota I've bought and the first time to own a car that is low cost to maintain. Very little goes wrong. With the energy crunch, I've lowered my speed to 60-65 and my mileage has gone from 30mpg on the hwy to 35mpg hwy. It has always maintained 24-25mpg in town. My only complaints are: the headlights; I've changed the relay a few times but their light intensity is still weak; 2. Seating comfort: I'm tall and thin and I feel like I'm sitting on a park bench. Compared to an American car, the comfort level is inferior. Maybe the newer models are better with this. The low maint. and repair cost outweigh this issue.

By Portly Pete on August 27 @ 1:23 pm
Still running strong despite ME!
I have really enjoyed this car. Nice blend of qualities rather than strong in one area. Performs great, looks fine, comfortable. The V6 has enough power to be fun but it can't beat a Ferrari! Well, I did once probably because my friends and I just scared the dude! LOL!

By Iwant'10Prius on September 5 @ 5:23 am
Camry is a BEAST!!!
No lie....I have 242,665 miles on my car and I am not embarrassed to drive it. I bought it with 112k miles on it from a private owner. It has been maintained well (oil changes, routine maintenance, etc.) but I have rarely put any other money into the vehicle. It drives down the highway almost like a new car. I would highly recommend purchasing this year Camry, as long as it has been taken care of. I will always be Toyota loyal after my experience (previous American-car only driver). What American car would ever even come close this mileage and reliability? Exactly! If I can get 500K, maybe I can get that new 2010 Prius I have been desperately wanting. :)

By smprescott2010 on August 3 @ 4:13 pm
WOW
This is my first used car in over 13 years. The economy killed me and didn't have a choice in getting a used car. I found a 1999 with 266,000 miles on it (2,300) and pampered its entire life. The car looks really nice and has had everything replaced and maintained. It cruises PERFECTLY like a brand new car at 80mph. All power options and AC work perfectly. I was worried I would be driving a beater... NOT THE CASE! Nice car!

By Bob Mcgraw on September 11 @ 11:23 am
Great Car
Bought new in 1999. I have replaced only parts that I expect to. Belts, hoses tires etc. It has never failed to start. Safe, secure and keeps its value. I liked it so much I bought a 2006 Camry last year.

By Angelica on April 14 @ 3:56 am
Awesome Car
I absolutely love this car! I waited a year before I decided to post a review, because I wanted to be sure my opinion was reliable. For one, this car has never given me ANY problems except for having to get a new battery about a month after I purchased it...which was mostly the dealership's fault for having an old recharged one in the car. The only thing I've replaced is the tires...never stalls, idles and drives smoother than my mother's 2005 Saturn ....I love this car and when I am ready to trade it in, it will definitely be for another Camry!

By Toyota and Nissan on April 21 @ 11:16 am
Great car
Great car. I bought it when it had 168000 miles on it and ran great. I did get new spark plugs, short ram intake and a strut bar, to improve the performance a little. The car never broke down, i had no problems with it. Now it has 192000 miles. It does have a 18gallon gas tank which i found to be a bit too big. but its okay. Now i drive a 350z Overall upgrade from the 99 camry. but the camry did very well the last 2 years.

By hanstheman on June 25 @ 5:50 pm
A smooth ride
I bought this car about a year ago and it clocked less than 50,000 miles when i first got it. The ride is very smooth and overall very pleased with the reliability of the car, it almost never gives me trouble (not yet, at least!). Good mileage, i get a combined city/town/highway of about 25 mpg.

By Vern on August 15 @ 6:30 pm
Not to die for
I loved my beat up old ride . 100k It never let me down . I bought it with dents on all sides,front & back . Mechanically it worked well .tranny & engine are well matched . I lent it to My son the 2nd time he had ever driven it & had a head on collision with it .Didn't understand front wheel drive vs rear wheel technology . Its a paperweight now but no one was hurt Thank God . All the doors still shut & work perfectly . but there engine is shoved all the way into the fire wall . A lesser car would have resulted in several fatalities . God bless air bags & Japanese automobiles

By stacey on April 16 @ 3:20 pm
Best car ever
We got it as a used rental car in late 1999 and have driven it to death ever since. It now has almost 150000 miles and we've never had a big problem. We change oil regularly. Only repairs were the right window motor and we did all the belts etc. My husband drives it daily around 50-60 miles. We will drive it til it drops.

By Ted on January 25 @ 10:13 pm
80K mi with a Camry 5 sp 2.2L
I just traded the Camry I've had for 8 years on a Lexus and cried when I said goodbye to it. I averaged 29mpg in 50/50 city/hwy driving and hit 33mpg on flat hwy. Incredibly reliable. The body style w/ spoiler and alloys still looks fresh. Interior was roomy and well designed. There's a lot to this major-model Camry has been cost-reduced out of the newer ones. If you're on a budget and need stylish, reliable, spacious transportation, find a well-maintained 98-02 Camry.

By chambers on February 2 @ 9:13 pm
Will it make it to 300K
Purchsed from a friend in 2002 with 90k miles on it. I just turned 222k. 2 timing belts, 1 water pump (easy change when doing timing belt so did it just to be safe), 1 tune up, new struts, few sets of brakes and tires, that is it. I can't kill this Camry no matter how hard I try. Is it boaring, yes. Is it slow, yes. Is it the most reliable car I have ever owned...hands down. IF you are looking for a car for your teenaged kids, look no farther. As much as I would like to move on, I am determined to drive the Camry until something major goes wrong with it. My luck I will be writting another update in 2 years when I have 270k on it. GM, take notes, this is how a car should be built!!!

By x2dmax on December 26 @ 3:26 am
Reliability went down fast
For the first 4 years of ownership the Camry seemed to hold up well. On the fifth year, things started to fall apart. The rubberized door handle started to separate from the door switch module. Then the radio went out. Then the car started to smoke when starting up in the morning. This was probably due to the slug problem. The oil was changed regularly at 4000 too. Then the metal clip on the gas door broke, keeping the door from opening. Finally the clearcoat on the hood started to chip off. This after doing regular washing and waxing. What did hold up well was the material on the seats and the had no rattles. But that wasn't enough to keep it for another year.

By Todd on July 25 @ 9:26 pm
Lies, lies and more lies
2nd owner, 1st had to replace engine due to oil sludge problem. 65k on new engine and its sludging up again. 3.0 Toyota engine is worse than an old jag V6 and is part of a settled class action lawsuit (to late for me though), terrible fuel mileage, boring styling, coma inducing character. Only thing it does well is blow really cold air. Toyota's PR people should win an academy award or run for congress with the acting and lies to consumers about Toyota build quality.

By Jake Benn on August 1 @ 10:23 am
Nothing But Quality
My dad bought this car with 10,000 on it back in 2003 and then put 212,000 miles on it. We took care of the basics and it still runs exactly like new maybe better. I got it and put some performance parts on (cold air intake, racing plugs, new struts etc.) This car has never let either of us down and if the odometer did not say it had 218,000 miles on it, no one driving it or riding in it would think any thing else but it was a new car.

By tylwld on May 4 @ 4:13 pm
Too heavy
My 1999 Camry 2.2 that I got this year is about to have 258,xxx miles. Head gaskets have never been replaced! It still runs great even the way I drive it! I've added a short ram intake, strut tower bar and new plugs and wires. The strut tower bar is highly recommended and the intake makes it about twice as loud and deep, great sound. The check engine light comes and goes but it's never anything major. Both driver side windows are out, I wish all cars had crank windows.

By S on December 4 @ 11:00 am
Awesome Car
My 99 Camry has 285,000 miles on it. Nothing has been done to it except regular maintenance like the timing belt and oil change. It still has the original motor and engine. I'm looking for other cars in case this one just break down but so far I've haven't had any problems! I had this care since 99 and I LOVE it. The speakers are great and nothing is more reliable. Toyota needs to go back to making cars like they did in 1999!

By Vincy on October 11 @ 11:00 am
XLE V6
Bought the car new and mine came from Japan. I change the oil regularly. Any problems have been electrical problems. The engine runs great til now. I may have to repair or replace the catalytic converter or its sensors. I thought about getting a new car but since this runs so well, what else would I buy?

By Mart on March 23 @ 3:00 am
Great Car
Purchased this car less than a year ago with 120,000 mi. on it. It now has 131,000 mi. It was well maintained by previous owner and it shows. Car rides and feels smooth and tight if you didn't look at the odometer you would think it had half the miles it actually does. Absolutely no problems so far . Gas mileage is just okay...low 20's in commuting traffic and very high 20's on the highway. It rides very smooth and quiet at highway speeds and is very comfy. Acceleration is not bad for a 2.2 L 4 cyl , enough for normal driving situations. It uses less than a quart of oil every 3,000 mi. Overall I am impressed with this car and would recommend it to others.

By besidesea on August 16 @ 3:23 pm
My Pal
When I purchased this car in 2002 it had 35,000 mile --I added a rear spoiler and wow! What a dream of a car!! It has style,comfort,great ride and super options. I clean and maintain it regularly--it gets rave compliments by service mechanics and strangers on the street. One mechanic said that it will last forever! I trust the vehicle to take me anywhere and I always admire its handsome style. It makes me a very proud owner as I constantly "check it out" when passing store windows!! My motto,"take good care of your car and your car will take good care of you!!"

By beetzmee on September 12 @ 6:14 am
What a car....
I bought mine back in the Summer of 1999. I owned a 1992 model prior to this. Said another way, I have driven 2 Camry's over the last 19 years. Both were absolutely excellent. I was lucky, this one was built in Japan. The car has been flawless. 137K miles on it now. The AC, Power Windows have never gone down. The original Panasonic Battery lasted 8.5 years. I finally put a starter in it last year at 11.5 years of age. This car, without a doubt, has been the most reliable and competent vehicle I have ever owned, bar none. It's one of those models that if if you can find a clean, well-maintained one. BUY IT. What it lacks in appeal it more than makes up for in reliability.

By francho on August 27 @ 10:12 pm
Good all round functional family vehicle.
Decent Japanese built vehicle which does everything a family requires from a vehicle well. Doesn't really impress me greatly in any aspect but never seems to disappoint either. I just purchased it with low miles 60k and it gets real world 28/23 mpg hwy/city. Not too impressive highway mileage but great city economy for a vehicle it's size. Driver's seat not really up to American comfort standards. 2.2l 4 cyl. lacks a little power off the line but has plenty for uphill pulls on the highway.

By silvansilvan on November 27 @ 6:46 pm
Excellent runner
I have 197,000 and it is still going strong. I had to have the EGR valve replaced and other than that, it has been great.

By clongstreet on September 29 @ 3:08 am
1999 - Original Owner and still going and going and going....
This is the second Camry I have had in 19 years. The first was a 1992 LE 4 cylinder (remember those?). Anyway, I liked it so much for work (outside sales) that I bought a new one in 1999. I have driven it ever since. It now has 140,700 miles on it with NO signs of giving up. I am in outside sales and believe me, I drive it. Despite it now has it's slight dings and scratches the paint is still beautiful after all these years. It runs smoooooooth as can be thanks in part to using 5-30 Mobile 1 since day one...not a drop burns, not drip anywhere. Mechanically, this thing has run like a top for 12 years and counting. No major repairs.

By robertmang on June 17 @ 11:05 pm
Overall a great car
I bought this car back in '06 when I was still in high school, with about 89,000 miles on it. 5 years later and it has 185,000 with no signs of stopping. There have been a couple repairs I have had to do including a costly sensor replacement at the dealership which ran about $1,300. That was back in '09. Then earlier this year, the car wouldn't start and I needed to buy a new air compressor at about $300...All in all a reliable vehicle that has not needed any other major services. The V6 has plenty of power for everyday driving (which here in SW Florida can be both fast-paced and aggravating) and I don't see any reason why this car won't make it to 200k and beyond.

By smprescott2010 on January 8 @ 3:47 pm
1999 Camry CE 286K
I have a 1999 4cyl CE that now has 286K and runs very well. Recently replaced the timing belt and gaskets as it started leaking pretty bad. I recently drove it from Wisconsin to California and back with no problems. Toyota did a great job with this vehicle!

By addan495 on January 23 @ 7:21 am
MY 1999 TOYOTA CAMRY
i buy my 1999 Toyota Camry 3 years ago and i have not fix anything yet and it drive like the first day (I only change oil and head light and filter only) my car has over 2006037 Millage I would said buy it Toyota Camry not ford or chevy (i would not but any other car)

By 1999camry on July 31 @ 7:15 am
Boring & wonderful
I stumbled upon my 1999 v6 American Edition Camry in early 2007 with 88k. Previous to that I had never considered a Toyota, but the deal was right. Since then I have put 110k of my own miles on it. It has seen me through college, marriage and the birth of our two kids. Since day one, I have considered it the most boring-looking car I have ever set eyes on, and my wife refers to me as "grandpa" when I'm in it. Looks notwithstanding, I LOVE my Camry. The v6 is enough to keep driving interesting and the reliability can't be beat. The mph is acceptable: I get 26 mpg no matter what I do. Highway, city, petal to the floor, or with my wife and kids in the car: 26 mpg.

By bnschmidt on February 8 @ 12:42 pm
Just like everyone else
This is an extremely popular car (even in 2012) and I understand why. Comfortable interior, great visibility, fine gas mileage. The fuel gauge went out on mine at 140,xxx miles, inconvenient but the light does still come on when low, so it works out. First Toyota, so the high revving is something I had to get used to. Soft ride, will probably last another 20 years!

By andahku on December 19 @ 2:51 pm
Reliable, but plain grandma car
I drove this car up until a few weeks ago. It was in the family since new. It was very reliable, and never broke down on me until the very end. It lasted until 190K miles, but it probably could have lasted longer if I had spent money to investigate the check engine light. Then one day the head gasket blew and the engine overheated and that was the end of it. Before that, all normal maintenance repairs for its age. A very boring, plain vehicle but if you're looking for a reliable mid size sedan with reasonable acceleration power, this is for you.

By jasonjb on May 9 @ 3:48 pm
I love my camry!
I drove a 1991 Toyota pickup from 2005 to ~2011; after that I was given my grandmother's 1999 Toyota Camry. At the time it only had around 43k miles on the odometer. Since then I've put around 30k on the odometer; driving to and from work/school in Connecticut as well as driving from South Carolina to CT and back 5 times. It still runs great; the engine air filter is miraculously still clean and in good shape despite being 3 years old. The only problem I've been having lately is the motors for both the front driver and passenger windows dying...although that's likely due to age. All in all, it's a great car and I bet mine will last for years to come.

By arizonaboy on April 26 @ 5:51 pm
Second Camry
I loved my 1988 Camry - cried when it got totaled out at 387K miles. Bought a 1999 Toyota Camry 6cyl - 5 speed (never owned an automatic). Love this car! It now has 266K miles on it - just regular maintenance - brakes/batteries (Arizona weather kills batteries), and tires. Had the timing belt changed every 75K. The car drives great, runs smooth, and I've never had a problem. Drove it from Phoenix to LA at 85 mph - no issues, drove from Phoenix to Vegas - no issues. Would drive this car across country! It may be a little sun faded, but still looks great and drives fantastic. I know a stick isn't for everyone, but I love it. UPDATE: Just passed 300K! Still going strong - just drove from Phoenix to Los Angeles - 85mph - not an issue - Going for 400K

By davecooper928 on October 7 @ 5:40 am
Good reliable car
I bought a 99 Camry about 5 years ago that had 160,000 miles, hoping to get a couple of years out of it. It now has 330,000 miles and still going strong, very very reliable, starts every time, I do nothing to it except regular oil changes. Only thing wrong with it is that when it rains then freezes you cant get the doors open, so the door handle broke off. Minor thing overall. The engine and transmission work well and just a reliable, if plain car. Would recommend it to anyone.

By Rob Aeron on February 20 @ 5:19 am
I am the original owner
I bought my 1999 Camry V6 manual transmission brand new and enjoyed very much the car. Good performance, reliability, and gas miles. Last year, I changed the clutch. With 102K original miles, I am doing minor body work, new alloy rims, replacing wood trim in dashboard and installing a trunk spoiler. I am planning to keep my car unless someone gives me an offer that I can't refuse.

By Oleg Dyachuk on September 19 @ 6:14 pm
Had 2 1999 Manual V6 Camrys.
Bought one with 170k, sold it with 199k, bought another with 192k, sold it with 219k miles. THESE HAVE A HORRIBLE RESALE VALUE, I did not make any money on either of them, probably because not many people want a camry that is manual. But it has great power, 0-60 was 7.4 seconds for me on my first one, my second one was a bit slower because it felt beat on. Topped out the first one at 131 mph but blew a whole in the exhaust doing that lol. Both of mine had 1 common problem, the rear sway bar link bushing go bad and make a horrible clunking sound. Was impossible to change them because the bolts get rusted up and break if you touch them.

By tnt12 on February 8 @ 11:38 pm
1999 Camry V6 Auto - keeps running
similar to my 1995 Avalon, my Camry has 225k now. Still running strong.

By Ash on December 27 @ 11:34 pm
The Car That Never Dies
This was my first car and honestly it was great. The car lasted up to 230,000 miles, and the only reason it died was because I had given it to my irresponsible younger brother who had driven it for 30,000 miles without getting a single oil change... even after that with a huge knock under the hood, it would still start up and drive down the road. PROS: 1. The transmission was great. The car had no problem going 100 mph... it actually had a better ride going faster. 2. It ALWAYS started. Most reliable car ever. 3. Awesome sound system for a stock radio. My bass bumped better than a custom speaker. 4. It was okay to slack a little on oil changes. Now for the negatives... 1. Electrical problems. The cigarette lighter stopped working as well as one of the power outlets. It was not a blown fuse either, they just stopped working for no rhyme or reason. 2. CD player would skip when hitting the brakes or taking a right turn. 3. The cassette player would spit a tape out when the car was cold. No problems once it started heating up. 4. Easily weighed down/bottoms out. Fitting five people in the car and driving over a small bump would be the scariest thing ever. 5. Constant minor repairs. I've had quite a few with this car out of the six years that I drove it... Repairs: 1. Struts. I think I replaced them three or four times. I would drive through a massive pothole and the stuts would be fine... but then one day out of random, they'd be s***. 2. Replaced the timing belt at 180k. It was previously replaced at 90k. 3. EXHAUST. I forget the amount of times I had gotten a random whole in my exhaust pipe. I remember it happening to me very frequently. 4. It had another on&off problem before I had given the car to my brother where I would start it and the RPMS would go very low causing the car to stall out. I have no idea why this happened, but I would give it a few mins and it would be good to go again. It would do this a couple of times every few months or so. All in all, a really reliable car. I still see them everywhere in 2015 and there is a reason. That car had taken me everywhere and I beat it up... but it always drove.

By Shan on March 6 @ 2:19 pm
My favorite car of all time
Over engineered and over built. replaced engine and transmission after 230k not due to any failure but for peace of mind. This was mu dream car back when I was in high school and it first came out. I would rebuild it like new if I can find the right parts. Still running strong and reliable at 273k. A real champ.

By Paul Hyde on June 4 @ 1:09 am
Toyota camry the boss
My brothers toyota camry is at 345,000 miles and still runs with no major problems. Very little maintenance over the past few years. Did have an engine rebuild at 165,000 miles because of recall. The best car my family has ever owned.

By KczKool on July 19 @ 8:57 am
Zombie car
This is the best car I have ever owned. Never have had any mechanical issues. My Camry just keeps going, never going to die. The paint/clear coat is peeling badly. Alas it is time to say goodbye. It will cost more to smog with repairs than car is worth.

By Jeffrey in Phoenix Arizona on April 27 @ 4:35 am
Over 300K
My 1999 Toyota Camry - 6 cyl - Manual Transmission - love the car - now has 302K miles on it. My last Toyota Camry, a 1987 had 387K miles before it got hit. I expect this one to go over 400K.

By Jesse bull on February 25 @ 1:02 am
Floor it everyday since 1999 and it still runs
It just keeps running and I abuse the car daily. I always floor it and it just holds together. 3.0 liter 6 has decent power and great mph. Decent in snow with good tires. I keep telling myself I'll get a new car when this one dies but it's still alive and fun to drive at least for me it is.

By Penny Sorenson on January 14 @ 2:55 pm
Great car
I am the second owner and only have 113,000 miles. Not many needed repairs. Feels good to drive. No problems in the snow. So very reliable.

By HAPPY CAMRY OWNER - ARIZONA on August 10 @ 6:24 pm
312,000 Miles and no problems
This car is fantastic - owned since it was brand new - friends have gone through four cars while I'm still driving my Camry. Now my son, my sister-in-law, my cousin, my best friend all have bought Camry's. I plan on going well over 500K with this car. It's 6 - with a manual transmission. Too bad they don't make them with a manual. This car is the best car I've ever owned.

By Nidhin D. on April 12 @ 2:20 pm
best car for the price
The car costs way more than its worth.. Its a 4 speed auto with 160k miles and my friend gave it to me because it wasn't starting. Replaced starter and works. The V6 is a rocket, very difficult to go 25 or 40 mph. You will be at 60mph without knowing. super smooth and no noise... engine doesn't use a drop of coolant... no leaks anywhere...

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