2002 Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry Consumer Reviews By Year:
2002 Toyota Camry

NEW FOR 2002

One of America's favorite cars is all new this year. Design goals for the 2002 Toyota Camry included larger interior packaging, reduced noise, more advanced safety features, better driving dynamics and, of course, a new standard of value.


Roomy, powerful engines, plenty of safety and luxury features.


High prices for XLE, costly premium features.

338 Total User Reviews

Average Rating

By Camryfan on December 20 @ 8:30 pm
More fo your money
I would highly recommend the 2002 Camry if you are in the market for a new car. When I first started looking at new cars a few months ago I was almost certain I would purchase the new Nissan Altima. Before I made my final decission I thought I should also test drive the Camry.It took me only a few moments to be glad I did. While the Altima is a fine car, the Camry is more spacious, quieter, smoother, more comfortable and has a much richer feel. This is the fist Toyota I have owned and I love it.

By carguy on February 18 @ 3:00 am
Best All Around!
The cars new look is WAY ahead of the previous (yawn) version. The interior is innovative, clean, sporty, and has ALOT of room. All controls are top rate, and ergonomically correct. The SE is as luxurious and quiet, refined and trustworthy as you expect for the driving you will do 85% of the time. BUT, it also has the verve to take wonderful curvy mountain roads and turn them into pure driving entertainment.

By first time owner on April 22 @ 3:06 pm
Sulfer Smell
I purchased a V6 2002 Camry LE. Every now and again I get this really bad sulfer smell. Has anyone else had this problem? I have taken it back several times but they can't seem to find anything wrong. If anyone has any information, please e-mail me at jstinfo@aol.com. Other than that and a rear defroster that works slooow.. the car rides great.

By mayur on February 23 @ 4:00 pm
low cost E 320
Our third camry V6 XLE, A huge improvement over the 1992 model. The navigation system is great. Gentle ride to the point where you don't feel like you want to race this car. Roomy interior.

By jonemick on September 21 @ 10:23 pm
Uncomfortable Front Seats
I'm wondering if anyone else has a problem with there front seats being uncomfortable. The seam in the middle of the back has a wire behind it, it's like leaning back with a 1 inch rope behind your back. It's very uncomfortable !

By allriedge on January 6 @ 6:13 am
Former Nissan Fan
Traded in my 1999 for a 2002 Camry. I initially had my heart set on a 2002 Nissan Altima until I test drove a 2002 Toyota Camry SE V6. The newly designed exterior of the Altima is sharp. Altima's drawback: noisy ride. The Camry's quiet (shhhhh) ride, roomy cabin and interior fit and finish left the Altima in the dust. That, added to the car's solid feel, handling and excellent reliability made the Camry an easy choice. I know I would have had regrets if I had purchased the Altima.

By lynchmob557 on April 19 @ 12:46 am
GREAT CAR! Toyota did GREAT!

By scooter262 on April 11 @ 10:46 pm
Like a Rock
Love it so far; very quiet and comfortable ride, and I have no doubt it will be reliable given my past experience with Toyotas.

By James Bates on December 18 @ 6:13 pm
What a value
I just traded in my 1999 XLE for the 2002 XLE, but this tiem upgraded to the V6. I ahve to say that the 2002 is night and day from the 1999. While the 1999 XLE is a great car, the redesign of the 2002 and the added features are tremendous. I actually paid less for this one than my 1999. I am very excited about having this auto.

By Blob on October 21 @ 8:26 am
This is the best car I have ever owned it is so awsome ours is top notch it is an XLE V6 and I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Rory on June 15 @ 6:23 pm
2002 Camry SE V6
Fun to drive sports sedan that can haul the family. Roomy interior and a classy exterior design that is appealing to the eye. I did experience sudden jerking 40-50 MPH while in 4th gear overdrive when you let off the gas. I upgraded the fuel from 87 to 93 octane (91 or higher recommended) and the problem seems to be resolving itself, but not yet resolved. Dealer could not identify the problem. Is it just my CAMRY that is doing this? Overall, we like the car. Rory

By thunter on January 3 @ 4:23 pm
almost perfect
I test drove a Camry LE, 4 cyl. automatic and a Camry SE V6 automatic. I fell in love with the Camry LE, 4 cyl. and purchased it in early February. It has plenty of power to merge on to freeways here and more than enough oomph to manuvere around traffic so I felt the V6 didn't add that much to the performance. I also preferred the Camry LE's traditionally tasteful interior to the SE's more metallic tones. So far, it's been almost perfect.

By LIN on June 17 @ 10:43 am

By josh on October 17 @ 10:46 am
Awesome Car!
Obviously the best in its class. It's the happiest I've ever been with a car purchase.

By ksalatov on December 30 @ 5:00 pm
buy one if you are not a racer
I recommend to buy one - but it is not very fun to drive. BUY ONE if you are not a racer.

By Chan on January 28 @ 10:13 am
Best Selling Car
Quite Comfortable for a small family

By Beachbum on February 18 @ 12:36 pm
Don't buy it
It is extremely difficult to find a comfortable driving position. Blind spots are huge. You get neck strain trying to make sure there are no cars around you. Acceleration is slow and the wind plays with it like a kite. This is a car that is just no fun to drive. I feel very unsafe. It is very little car for much too much money. The controls are very difficult to get to. Don't buy it!!!!!!

By jafirm on May 29 @ 10:40 am
Great Car
Fun to drive; however, I had a rattle noise in the dash. After the second attempt by the dealer, they finally fixed it. It was a loose heat shield. It is now fixed. If this happens to you, ask the dealer about a Technical Service Bulletin from Toyota dated Jan. 18, 2002 to help solve the problem. Also, could use a little more thigh support in the front driver's seat; otherwise, a great vehicle!

By Toyotafan on February 11 @ 7:16 am
Toyota like a war tank.
To SNP Camry..The vibration on your new car comes from the way the tires are mounted. As you may know, toyota does not install good tires on its cars. My suggestion, take your car to the nearest dealer and ask the technician to dismount the tires. By doing so, they will be able to match the two marks, inside the tire and the other being on the rim. In light of that, the technician should consider doing a dynamic balance on the wheels and should not experience any problems thereafter.

By Gymswim on November 7 @ 6:10 am
Almost Perfect
I love my new XLE with Navigation, but I wish it came with more current information in it's DVD. My version is 2001 Version 1...strange since I bought it in March 2002. The dealer says a new version of the DVD will cost $900. I hope they're wrong or that Toyota will offer it for free to us this year.

By edbear on May 10 @ 9:43 pm
ended up with leather for the first time, not sure how that will work in the south texas sun!~!

By jagman on January 30 @ 8:20 pm
Good family car
The car is all the good things people say it is. I prefer the conservative styling to flashier models on the road. My car had two minor defects -- The rubber lining on one door was loose and needed to be pushed back into place by me. The plastic covering on the automatic transmission lever is loose and needs glue. When I drive over a serious pothole there is the slightest hint of the front door flexing. Not quite a rattle, but lets see in a couple years

By MILLIE on June 1 @ 5:16 am

By mk on February 24 @ 4:23 am
Camry-Better than you thought
I am very impressed with this vehicle. Traded in a lexus ES 300. This is actually a little bit nicer all around. Of course it is loaded, but even a loaded V6 XLE is about $9000.00 less than a Lexus ES 300. As for comparisons to other vehicles in this catagory, I think you need to do a little more work. The Camry is definitely the class of this group.....!

By nhretired on April 15 @ 6:26 pm
Camry XLE
After test driving and researching dozens of vehicles, the Camry XLE rose to the top of the pack as the best riding, most comfortable, smoothest car available for the price. The Passat was close but the spotty reliability record ruled it out. The car is loaded with options both standard and extra which are well the price, e.g. leather, sunroof, power seats, climate control, etc. The buying process went very smoothly with AutoFair Toyota's one price "no haggle" policy. So far the Camry has proven to be an excellent all around passenger vehicle.

By CBHP on September 15 @ 11:00 pm
Camry XLE V6
I have had the car since November 2001. I upgraded from a 2001 Camry LE to the 2002 XLE V6. This was a great upgrade, the car is much more powerful and comfortable to drive. After about 15,000 miles, I am still loving it.

By fgaydafrank on December 14 @ 2:23 pm
Frank's Opinion
This is the 12th new vehicle (5 of the others were also Toyota"s) that I've purchased new over the past 22 years, and it appears that this car is going to be the cream of the crop!! Although I've only put about 4500 miles on the car in 5 months.

By Palesq on November 27 @ 10:36 am
The Best Car under $30,000
After researching and test driving all types of vehicles under $30,000, the Toyota Camry outperformed all other vehicles in its class. Looks, reliability, fuel economy, ride comfort, spacious interior: It has it all! When I told my sister-in-law about my Camry she was skeptical (she just bought a Honda Accord) and did not even want to see it. However, she had dinner with us and when she walked by the Camry she stopped and did not move for about 5 minutes! I could see a slight grin on her face that she tried to callowsly hide without success. For under $30,000, you won't find a better value.

By Familycarowner on May 22 @ 3:00 am
Big Disappointment
I traded a 97 XLE for the fully loaded 02 XLE V6. From the biginning the car started having integrity problems, it rattles and clicks, the curtain air bag cover on the driver side is loose and now after just two months the side molding is getting unglued. Time for a third trip to the dealer, what a shame. The 97 XLE was perfect, no problems for five years.

By j.d. on November 12 @ 3:00 am
I feel like I have just kicked back on my lazyboy recliner and went site-seeing. I paid a lot more for the car over the accord but it is so worth it. I had the best salesman (Jay thank you!) at Toyota World of Lakewood. Toyota knows how to treat customers which made it easy to buy this Camry!

By mozzez on August 8 @ 3:00 am
PROS: This car is a HUGE improvement from the identical model of 2001. Seats are much more comfortable, I'm 6'5" and my head doesn't have to stick through the sunroof. Radio/dash controls easy to access. Interior is stylish. Plenty easy-to-access storage throughout console and armrest. Back seat is comfortable. Low/no road/wind noise. Adequate steering/suspension. Plenty of storage in trunk - packed all but kitchen sink for roadtrip w/ child. Awsome safety features - 4 million airbags. My wife would give a rating of 12 if possible. CONS: Tranny jerks sometimes only when cold - maybe b/c it's new? Exhaust pipe hangs down on all Camrys. Why?

By heins68 on May 4 @ 3:00 am
4th Redesign and I've had em all
This is the 4th major redesign of the Camry since my first ine in 1990 and I am pleased on what that have done this time. The Toyota engineers have worked magic on the interior space by making the legroom for the front passengers larger than the 2001 design. The headroom space feels as if they pulled the roof up about 5 feet as I always used to bump the top of my head on the foof. The styling of the nose is very similar to its big brother the Lexus ES300 but smooshed in about 1/2 foot. The slab sides are nice and easy on the eyes and to clean! The rear is very similar to the Avalon in its design and huge trunk.

By toyotaowner on May 4 @ 3:00 am
a quiet and smooth car (I)
I just bought a 2002 Camry XLE. It is a very quiet and smooth car. I read some reviews about the build quality of this model and rattling interior sounds. My car is extremely quiet with no rattling sound, even though there is one small scar on the wood trim of the XLE I bought. It perhaps shows that the new assembly line for 2002 Camry has occasional problems with quality control. So you might want to check carefully when you buy a new 2002 Camry. I agree with what one reviewer said, the wind noise on the highway sounds louder than it actually is due to muted engine and power-train noise. Accord has more road noise than Camry.

By deb on July 22 @ 3:00 am
Camry XLE2002
I have been very pleased with my new Camry. I thought it was a boring car until I test drove and fell in love. I traded in a 1997 Infinite J30 and must say I have enjoyed the Camry more. I would recommend this car.

By lmid on April 17 @ 3:00 am
I tested the Altima 3.5- nice features like sound system, cruise & audio on steering wheel (Toyota could have added), and exterior design, but the interior looked cheap. The seats were uncomfortable. I tested the Lexus ES300, but the added Luxury does not justify not getting a V6 XLE. I bought the Camry for all I received for the money. I hope it lives up to its reliability reputation. One reviewer also mentioned a sulfur type smell. I experienced this for the first week, but not since.

By Murisa24 on March 31 @ 3:00 am
good car but expensive and unattractive
My mother purchased a white 2002 Camry LE V-6, the inside did not look as nice as it did in pictures from magazines and the seats aren't very comfortable, but the sound system is very nice. The car was very peppy, smooth and has been very reliable so far (only about 3000 miles on it) I don't really like the front and rear headlights, the front headlights are too sharp and not matched with the dull bodysize and the rear lights are too big and looks as if it is placed too high...We paid more than 25,000 dollars and did not even get a sunroof and power/leather seats...Overall...it is a nice and roomy car but I think there are better alternatives.

By America63 on December 25 @ 3:00 am
You Asked for it, you got it Toyota!
For approximately 22,000 dollars, the redesigned Camry (XLE) is as big inside as a Cadillac, comes with all of them amentities, yet comes with a sporty and somewhat firm ride. Combination highway/city driving yielded an impressive 23 mpg in the first month of driving. The JBL CD is excellent, and all controls are logically placed and easily within reach. You can't go wrong with this one! P.S. It looks even better than its expensive counterpart, the Avalon. In fact, I'd call it a "Pre-Lexus."

By meisterbob on December 7 @ 3:00 am
Buy It
Have less than 1000 mile on it but I want to give you my opinion. Buy this car. The quality can not be touched by Ford or Chevy. That's it.

By MICKEY on December 7 @ 3:00 am

By far_star on December 7 @ 3:00 am
Close to perfection
I considered Toyota Camry for the reliability. The concerns about bland styling left me when I saw one and said "Is this really a Camry?" It looked so darn good. From the numbers, the Camry's solid. I've owned it for a while and love the luxurious feel. The car is quiet beyond belief and the smooth ride is wonderful. Breaking is good. The XLE offers more features than I can count. My 4 cyl version is suprisingly powerful. My boss drove it she said, "So you got the 6 cyl huh?" She was shocked to learn it was a 4 cyl. Overall this car rocks ! Who says that this vehicle is for the over 40 crowd. I am in my 20's and am prowd to own it. I am liking this car more each day I drive it.

By Ed M. on May 30 @ 3:00 am
Never Again!
I went from a '99 Accord V6 to the Camry SE 4cyl. The SE V6 with all the option packages that whomever adds (dealer or manuf.), was out of my price range. Although not lacking in power, the quality of the vehicle in general stinks!,Squeaks, rattles, groans,fit and finish issues, etc. Beware of the "performance tires". They don’t like cold and snow.I ended up spending $600 for new tires. The dealer told me to call Toyota in CA. who basically told me that no, the tires weren't designed for snow and ice conditions and told me that I didn't research the technical data on the car and refused me reimbursement! Toyota's customer service motto should read, "Buyer Beware"!

By tada1234 on July 5 @ 11:00 am
horrible and boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just got the camry and it is horrible!!!!!! its back lights are ugly and big and the seats are the most unconfortable seats ever! the body is dullest eva and the interior is also dull. The controls are hard to reach and use!! the navigation system hides the radio forcing u to move the navi system to tune the radio!! the back seat is ok thats the only plus. their is no headroom. did i mention this car is ugly?

By tyipicalnewyorker on July 5 @ 11:00 am
thank God for chrysler sebring sedan
This car is horrible. its ugly,dull,and very inconvient and no headroom in front. the seats are all very unconfortable. the chrysler sebring we just bought is good looking hot looking actaully. its performs better then the camry and interior is more modern and covient then the camry. Get the sebring sedan if u want an affordable sports sedan.

By SNS on December 26 @ 11:00 am
I grin whenever I see it!
I've had my new Camry for 2 weeks, and I keep looking for excuses to go places in it. It's so smooth and quiet that my daughter-in-law was surprised when we started moving -- she didn't realize I'd started the engine! I think it's the most fun to drive of any car I've owned.

By pliu1s on September 21 @ 11:00 am
Beware of 1st year model
I bought my 97 (previous 1st year model) with belief that Toyota would take care of me. Boy was I naive! There were usual bugs: shrieking steering wheel, loose driver's seat, bad strut towers, chattering brakes, multiple dead bulbs, and safety recall. Krause's service manager gave hard time on everything but the recall. Found myself actually forgiving the problems and buying Sienna... until Toyota refused to extend any goodwill on head gasket leak 5 days out of warranty. In a round-about way, I'm glad I was too busy last month to finish negotiations on that Sienna. Now I’ve bought an Odyssey. Check out Townhall for how Toyota has treated owners who've developed problems.

By Oh what a feeling!!! on June 17 @ 11:00 am
Best Selling Vehicle AND NOW I KNOW WHY!
Roomy (bigger than the Altima I was considering) with lots of standard features.

By degreesofsanity on March 13 @ 11:00 am
My wife and I bought this car in February. We had driven the Nissan Maxima, Honda Accord (owned a Civic and CRV,so didn't want the same old blah Honda design) and looked at others as well. We finally narrowed in down to the Maxima and the Camry SE V6. We drove them back to back, Camry first. The Camry SE absolutely blew away the Maxima. The Maxima is more powerfull at 255 hp but the build quality wasn't there. It had a rough ride and a cheaper looking interior. The Camry is very roomy and comfortable. The engine purrs like a kitten. My wife drives it to work, but I can't wait for when I get to drive it on the weekends!!! Fabulous car....definitely not dissapointed.

By John Peter on March 13 @ 11:00 am
This is my 3rd and LAST Camry. I previously had an '86 and an '91 and I am disgusted. The Seats are uncomfortable, the dash is to unusual and the styling is ugly. I do not know why I bought this car and I know I never will buy another Toyota. I should have bought the Honda when I had the chance.

By Herb on May 30 @ 11:00 am
Same as Lexus and Less expensive
This is a Honda Accord Killer

By lmid on November 20 @ 11:00 am
My Cheap Lexux
I love this car but wish I could have my cake and eat to. I wanted the NAV. system, but had to give up the CD- Changer. Sinmce I spend a lot of time on the road and love music.... Car also need audio controls on steering wheel. Altima & Honda has it. Thinking of getting another Camry, but will wait to see if any improvments are made.

By Mary on November 20 @ 11:00 am
I'm sure that it will be reliable and hold its resale value. But it is NO FUN to drive and the styling is not pleasing. I do like the superb 4- cylinder engine which is powerful, smooth and economical. Gees, put this engine in an Accord and then we'd have something!

By D.M. on August 16 @ 11:00 am
Just bought A Camry
I just bought the new 2002 6 cyl Camry two days ago. Great to drive. Lots of power. I test drove the 4 cyl, but the 6 cyl is more smoother and has more power. The day after I bought the car, however, I thought I smelled a very faint odor like rotten eggs when I turned on the heater. It was very brief. I keep thinking that it's all in my head, but I'll wait and see. The only other thing I've noticed is the Camry's too long braking distance. Otherwise the car is roomy, and I love it! I got a great deal, $3000 off the MSRP.

By dryfly1 on August 16 @ 11:00 am
Need more leg room.
Love everything about this vehilcle except: Poor functional design of the drivers seat. Seat is too short, so it does not give support under thighs, seat is not tilted upward enough, and most importantly, seat will not go back far enough to allow enough leg room. My 89 Civic LX has more legroom and a more comfortable seat. I expected more from a car this much larger that my Civic. I'm dreading taking this car on a long trip where leg room is very important to me.

By Eric Skinner on November 2 @ 11:00 am
Stepping up from 2001 Camry
I bought the SE version with the new 4 cyl. Thought about the V6 but couldn't see paying $2500 since the 4 pulls strong, much stronger than the 2001 4cyl I had. The ride, due to the SE suspension tweaks, is a bit jouncy but not irritatingly so. I have not had a chance to drive it to the Oregon coast yet to see how it handles. The JBL sound system is excellent. Overall, the car is a huge improvement over 2001- -more room, more power, more comfort. Still not a head-turner, though...

By rev4 on November 2 @ 11:00 am
2002 cmary xle
I bought this car based on quality, exterior looks and interior looks. Performance was important but not at the top for consideration. However, my expectations for performance are based on every day driving needs, not on image or hard driving. I don't drive my cars hard. This car is more than adequate for all normal driving needs. My other car was an 1997 acura cl which drove/performed very nicely. This XLE models is Lexus like in its looks and quality. Indeed, my black XLE can easily be mistaken for a black 2002 Lexus ES 300. This is a very attractive car.

By prl on July 30 @ 11:00 am
Toyota Camry XLE Owner
The new body design and larger interior feeling have been done just right. This is a great riding, comfortable car with all the "nice to have" features at a very reasonable price. A lot of improvements have been made since my previous 1999 Camry. Things that I thought could be improved have been. We are very happy with our decision to buy another Camry.

By catherine on July 30 @ 11:00 am
this car is sooooooooooo sooooooooooooo awsome because it just feels great to be on the road again with a superior car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By haris720 on July 30 @ 11:00 am
Great drive, easy to handle, wonderful experience. Found it to be a more solid drive than the Honda Accord. I have found that it can get knocked around in elevated winds.

By Fireman on July 30 @ 11:00 am
We love our Camry!
They really have made a very good car better for 2002.

By xmltoyota on January 2 @ 11:00 am
Toyota Crushes Honda/Nissan
Well! We love our Camry. Hands down the best in its class for the money. Few problems exterior paint and interior/exterior trim) all fixed by dealer. Unfortunately, it must be a QC problem at the US plant (Go For better appointments you will have to go to the Lexis ES300. But I will match it with my Camry head-to-head performance wise. You just pay more ($10,000 roughly) for the better standard features, options, interior styling and better service (free loaner cars). Anyway, for the money you cannot beat this family Sedan.

By Automible Scientist on September 29 @ 11:00 am
Tested by Vehicle Designer
Money wise is American. Overall this Toyota Camry is the best in its class. Even some would say it's over price. However, reliable is saving consumers money in the future and build up strongly resale value.

By honey on September 29 @ 11:00 am
Best car ever..!!
This is the best car that i have ever driven. The drive is very smooth, and it looks and feels great... It sure is THE BEST SELLING CAR in the country..!!

By RWJ on September 29 @ 11:00 am
"You're Gonna' Want One!" How True...
I went to a Toyota/Nissan dealership intending to give the new Altima a test drive but ended up test driving the Camary instead. The overall quality of the Camary is on a much higher level. When I closed the doors, for example, it was a solid sound not the rather "tinny" sound I heard from the Altima. The interior is well thought out and rather "handsome" for lack of a better description. The Camary drives and rides like a dream. Good pick up with the four cylinder and good milage too. I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for a top quality mid-sized sedan. Drive it and you'll want one.

By nutmeg on September 29 @ 11:00 am
Bought the SE 4-Cylinder in October 2001 when they were first available. We've been very pleased overall with a few minor complaints but of course we're very hard to please when it comes to spending 25 grand on a car! Test drove the Honda Accord & Nissan Altima & neither compared to the comfort & smooth ride of the re-designed Camry. For as much time as we spend in the car we decided that the Camry was definately worth the extra money.

By Jessie42275 on March 21 @ 11:00 am
Camry SE
This vehicle has it all. Good looks, good ride, and best all Toyota reliability. I can say i drove alot out there and almost settled for a taurus but the the new Camry come along and changed all that. The ride is a little on the firm side but it is the sport model and bang for buck it by far beat the rest.

By Sidley on June 7 @ 11:00 am
Good, reliable car, but some annoyances
Overall, very happy with the car. I am impressed with power and speed. Handling at higher speeds is ok (not as good as European cars like the Passat). I really like the interior - very roomy and comfortable. The engine is very quiet. The trunk is huge, and rear seats totally fold down, so I can put anything I want to in this car. Lots of minor complaints. I experience squeaking and occasionally rattling noises. Visibility out the back is not great - big blind spots caused by frame and rear spoiler. I have also experienced sudden jerking at 40-50 MPH from the automatic transmission when you let off the gas (I noticed this in someone else's review as well).

By deserthounds on November 10 @ 11:00 am
This car has changed my attitude about cars. When I was younger I used to get excited about cars, couldn't wait to see the new models. As I cot older and accumulated experience thru the 70s, 80s, 90s, my passions faded as one car after the other dissapointed me. After going thru a period of buy American and accept mediocrity, I have returned to feeling excited about cars and the Camry is the reason why. I love to drive this car.

By Ajene Watts on November 10 @ 11:00 am
Did not know Camry was that good!
I test drove the VW Passat 1.8T, Subaru Legacy L, and the Toyota Camry. After test driving the Subie and the Passat, I had my mind set on the Passat, but I decided to try a few more cars and when I drove the Camry I knew I wanted this car. I am going to test drive the Hyundai Sonata, but I just have a feeling it is not going to compare to the Camry. The car was roomy and the car produced little noise unlike the VW 1.8T. When I was test driving the VW you could here and feel the turbo kick in, but the Camry was nice and smooth. There was not many switches and knobs to make someone confused unlike the VW.

By hawks1 on January 10 @ 11:00 am
Smooth As Silk!
Very impressed with this car. For $21K, it's an excellent value. The new 4- cylinder engine and auto tranny are tremendously smooth and responsive. This car drives and handles like a much heavier car. Interior ergonomics are wonderfully efficient and the interior and exterior design are very attractive. Highly recommend this car.

By uroberto on January 10 @ 11:00 am
Great Car for the money
I got the car in late April and so far no problems. I love the build quality and the redesign of the Camry. The trunk is big for a sedan in its class. The car was a good value for me(around $22000)with the curtain air bags, the cargo/carpet mats as the only options.

By PlasticMan on March 28 @ 11:00 am
Renumber the speedometer, please
The car's ride is remarkably smooth and quiet on a variety of road surfaces, but perhaps a bit too soft. It is very easy to speed in this car without realizing it. Better use the cruise control on the highway! Steering could be a bit tighter though. The 4 cylinder is quite peppy and I have not regretted buying it instead of the V-6. Gas mileage is excellent for this size car. Transmission shifts are very very smooth.

By mysterb on August 14 @ 11:00 am
A happy customer
Still in the breakin period, 400 miles. No problems experienced to date. Everything appears tight.

By joy on August 14 @ 11:00 am
Good family sedan
Got this car about two weeks back. I test drove Accord and Jetta. I love its smooth run, good handling and almost noiseless engine. It is very comfortable and fun .

By Sumeet on May 10 @ 11:00 am
2002 CAMRY SE V6 Automatic
okay first of all let me state that im a 20 year old hp hungry 0-60 timing blood thirsty performance oriented driver, and i drive a camry. i love it, i got a dark blue one and just recently tinted it out and i literally get 100 compliments a day, only i wish TRD would start making some high performance products such as an air filter or body kits of the sort, hopefully theyll do it soon.....

By larry s on February 3 @ 11:00 am
Nice but noisy
Extremely loud road noise emanating from tires and through windows. Much louder than my 1999 Camry. Toyota says there is nothing they can do about it. Seems it is just part of the design. Transmission has been re-tuned causing sharp down shifts.

By CoasterBrian on February 3 @ 11:00 am
It's OK
I've had the car for 6 months. I've also experienced sulphur smells from the A/C. The loud scraping noice for the ABS actuator is annoying. The seat length is a little short for me (6'2"). There is a creaking noise in the front dash and the suspension groans a little. The CD player burnt out and had to be replaced. Those are the bad things. I will give the Camry credit for being a quiet car and it does ride well. The controls are laid out very well (except cruise control).

By camry lover on July 9 @ 11:00 am
3RD generation sucess
I never considered anything else.No one has the rock solid reliabilty. Having a 96 and a 99 the improvements are great.Its like they fixed everything I did not like about the earlier models. Auto door locks,auto headlamps, modest power,little rear leg room, cheap sounding horn,uncomfortable seats and poor radio. The car is perfect.

By JoseGarcia on July 9 @ 11:00 am
Great Car
Classy for its price. Feels solid and great functions.

By geannina on December 30 @ 11:00 am
great for a family
i owned this car now for almost a year and i would recommend it very highly . it is great for a family. wide open space..reliable..feels solid...easy to get in and out. it looks good as well.. it just feels and drives like a more expensive car than what it sells for.

By jatemode on March 18 @ 11:00 am
the poor man's lexus
This car has an incredibly smooth ride. I drive from Orlando to Miami(450mi) round trip on a regular basis and the car is just flawless. The more you drive it the more you like it. I've had Acura Legends, 3 Series BMWs and a Ford F150 longbed pick up truck.This car is by far the best value.I'm sure the Honda Accord is due for a serious update and it will be fine too, but if you have to choose between the two of them right now- Go with the Camry. The handling is excellent, the sprited 4 cylinder should be plenty for mature drivers that don't do a lot of hill climbing.I only wish I had purchased the Naigation system.

By Rambotx on June 4 @ 11:00 am
Automotive Excellence
The Toyota Camry XLE provides the owner a wonderful driving experience. The fifth generation Camry design is stylish yet practical. It has a roomer interior that adds to the refined sense of the car. Everything inside is easy to master. The 2.4-liter, twin-cam powerplant with 157 horsepower provides smooth power. The interior is quite with little or no noise from the outside. Overall, it is a great value!

By yoda on August 21 @ 11:00 am
Not what they used to be
My hood doesn't line up on my car,and there is a rattle coming from the right side door

By Fred Motorhead on May 17 @ 11:00 am
Fabulous Camry
Toyota has really outdone itself with the all new 2002 Camry. The car rides wonderfully, handles well, and is extremely quiet in even the four cylinder model. The Camry has lots of room and luggage space. The gas mileage is great.

By bliss on November 7 @ 11:00 am
Very quiet car
I have been extremely impressed with how quiet the car is. On rough roads as with all cars that I have driven road noise increases. On smooth roads this car is as quiet as any car on the road- no engine noise even at 80mph. having driven the 2002 Nissan altima and the VW passat the toyota is clearly the most quiet car. The interior trim is much more refined than the Nissan. The new 4 cly. engine is smooth and refined. All in All a great car!

By Queenie on April 29 @ 11:00 am
Toyota is Tops
It is hard to imagine that this car is priced so low and is every bit as great as a Lexus at thousands more. No car could possible compare with this in this price range. I drove them all and their is absolutely no comparison.

By Gary Kelly on October 20 @ 11:00 am
Makes Me Feel Smart
While not the fanciest car I've owned, it may be the smartest one. Does everything I need, looks good, is fun to challenge on a winding road.

By dlasky on October 2 @ 11:00 am
excellent car reliable, no sludge problems and definitely better then my previous car galiant

By TLYNN on October 2 @ 11:00 am
I passed my wonderful corolla down to my mother-in-law in December. I was attracted to the new design and spaciousness.I love my car...hope its as reliable as my 93 corolla! I also noted the rotten egg smell. I only have 4500 miles and recently had my first oil change. The windshield chips very easily. The brakes do take a getting use to. It rides great on the road. I live 2 hours from my sister and it does 70-80 without a problem and gets 34 mpg on the highway. Most of my driving is city traffic and it gets 23 mpg. So far so good...reliabilty and future problems are my number 1 concern when buying a car.

By mailinh on June 28 @ 11:00 am
Excellent ugly car
This is a great car for its class, except that for some reason, Toyota decided to ugly it up some. It looks like a whale made out of Jello. A friend actually bought one (not me), but I think I'm going to get a used '01 Camry. Obviously, the assorted sqeaks, rattles, and vibes that some people are getting are due to the new body design (and doors, trunk, hood, etc.) not having been widely tested yet. The inside will be as quiet as a mouse next year. : )

By Larry B. on November 14 @ 11:00 am
owned many Camry's
I have ewned several Camry's and this is the most responsive one yet. You give up a little ride Quality but gain alot in handling. Feels very sporty in the turns and has great acceleration for a four cylinder. With spoiler and gold package this is a classy looking car.

By KKLUNSFORD on November 14 @ 11:00 am
My Toyota 2002
I have fallen totally in love with my Camry. I now know I will never own a car other than a Toyota. I loved the dependability I feel, the looks I get when driving my new car. Its all around great.

By wazu on May 7 @ 11:00 am
Nice car overall.
Great car except that I can never get fully comfortable in the driver's seat (even though it has electronic adjustments) and am always adjusting it. Also the V6 engine is not as smooth as I expected. Sometimes I can actually see the tachometer drop slightly and then come back up a gain without altering the pressure on the gas peddle. I also had one problem out of the showroom. A heard a "rattle" from under the hood at highway speeds. After bringing to the dealer twice (and a little pushing) they found that a bolt holding the power steering motor was "not torqued to specification" and tightened it up. The rattle is now gone.

By Manop on October 10 @ 11:00 am
Most cost-effective and reliable sedan
At first, I looked for 2003 Toyota Corolla, new popular model, new design. At dealer, I found out why don't I try test drive for Camry as well. And I'm so glad I did. This 2002 Camry is so spacious. Bigger than previous model that I used. Passenger room is very quiet, no outside noise, turning the car is very stable even at 40-50MPH. The bigger car also didn't make it more clumsy. The powerful 2.4 L engine really helps when you need to speed up and you still get same excellent gas mileage as prior model. More important, Price is even less than new launched prior model 2 years ago. I think 2002 Camry will return to No.1 best selling car of the year again.

By Fotie on December 27 @ 11:00 am
My Favorite Car
I love my car. It is perfect and dependable. Very comfortable. I couldn't ask for a better car.

By wario76 on March 15 @ 11:00 am
this 4 cyl rocks!!
I first drove all kinds of cars includig, honda accord, altima, taurus, and none compares to my 2002 camry. It drives so smooth, its very quite inside the car. The altima is faster but i chose the camry, even though im 23 and love speed. Dont pay any attention to people who talk bad about this car. They probably havent even driven one.

By Dr. Dave on August 18 @ 11:00 am
Great Quality, Great Price...Great Car
This is my second Camry and third Toyota and I have had zero problems with any of them. The low price you pay and the high quality you recieve is something I've always admired about Toyota. I've been in cars twice as expensive that didnt have the fit and finish quality of this Camry. If you want the best quality for your money your only choice is the Camry or maybe the Honda Accord.

By sz on August 18 @ 11:00 am
It's great
It's great. nice features and powerful. very good looking.

By C.S. on August 18 @ 11:00 am
02 Camry LE
I love my car. It has a good body style, interior is simple, good build quality. It seems to have plenty of power for a 4 cylinder, and will run right beside a V6. Toyota seems to have hit the jackpot. Another good thing is that a new body style won't appear until the 2007 model year.

By Stan Fiega on April 26 @ 11:00 am
Camry SE sedan
Car rides great and handles fine with the sport suspension and V6. Seems to be a good value after comparing many other cars both foreign and domestic. Very quite on the road.

By D Stewart on January 21 @ 11:00 am
Sorry Chevrolet....
For $26,000 I got a lexus ES 300 without the Lexus price. This car is big! Really big. My boss has a Chysler 300M and it is nearly Identical in size. I drive 45k to 50k miles a year. I know that I'll get 200k out of this car. I looked at the Impala LS and for a few dollars more I got a Camry SE V6 loaded.

By MrChips on January 21 @ 11:00 am
Toyota Camry
Classy style with pep!

By Calif Driver on July 13 @ 11:00 am
Good & Bad
The overall design is fairly decent, however, the interior of my Camry has flaws. First of all, the radio has been replaced twice (it's on the third one!), the console drink holder has broken and the brake pedal makes intermittent noise. The ride is very smooth and quite and the back seat is comfortable for evenings out with guests. Great turning radius and easy to drive. If Toyota can just get the interior problems corrected I would be overjoyed with the car.

By wmagon on April 9 @ 11:00 am
2002 XLE 4 Cyl w/ Pkg. 8+
I just purchased the 2002 Camry XLE with Pkg. 8 plus heated seats and curtain airbags. I believe Toyota did their homework on this one and nailed the design (near perfect).

By ttyyoo on January 3 @ 11:00 am
Replace the transmission after 75 miles!
Entire transmission was replaced (US$8500) after 75 miles drive. Luckly it is covered under warranty. Customer service from both Longo Toyota and Toyota itself are not helpful at all on dealing with this kind issue. All they could told you is that they feel sorry for you!!! The lemon law( in Califonia) is not going to help you unless there are two major repairs in the first year! So, buyer be aware, toyota is not a bad car but you still get "defect" car.

By stant on January 3 @ 11:00 am
I noticed someone's comment about the fact that 2002 Camry does not have auto headlights. Well, its does, but not like before that wehen you open the driver side door, the lights go off. Now what happens is when you exit out of the car, about 30 sec later the lights will turn off automatically. So in fact they do!!!

By toycar on March 22 @ 11:00 am
Problems Galore!
I had this car for less than a month and it has been to the dealership 5 times to fix problems. First one tire had 45 psi pressure then the wheel alignment was off. Tires are noisy. Why can't they check the vehicle before delivery?

By rbowen on March 5 @ 11:00 am
Camry SE
I have today about 17500 miles on my 2002 Toyota Camry SE. I have never driven a car so hard and so long in less than twelve months. The car is everything as if just off the showroom floor. My Camry is just a notch above the base model SE with just the electronics upgrade and though unneeded, an ashtray. The interior is roomier than previous Camrys with plenty of headroom. The interior is tasteful and pleasing to the eyes throughout a long drive. Through my driving, the car is suprisingly quiet. Engine revving isn't the way to scare pedestrians in this car but the engine lets you sneak up behind them.

By Marine 0311 on May 22 @ 11:00 am
Good CAR!
We can't believe the room. I wish I had purchased one a long time ago. Fast pick up for a 2.4, I thought it was a 6c when we rented one for vacation.

By bubba waller on May 4 @ 11:00 am
Great Car
This xle 4 cyl has good pickup with great gas mileage. I am 6'3 and feel very comftorable in this car.

By Waddysgirl on January 29 @ 11:00 am
Highly Recommend!
I am very pleased with my 2002 Camry XLE. It was a replacement for my previous 1990 Camry which had 191K+ miles. I trust that my new 2002 will last as long. I am impressed with the MPG on road trips (30 MPG) and the comfort of the leather seats. I am also impressed with the Camry road handling. It may have been a bit pricey compared to the Honda Accord or Nissan Altima, but this 2002 is my fourth Toyota and I have had good experience with Toyota quality.

By Mary Jones on January 29 @ 11:00 am
"klonk" noise
When putting car in reverse and then going forward there is a "klonk" noise. Was told this was normal and nothing could be done to change it. It is very annoying and friends have asked what was causing the noise.

By Jason_C_VP on April 17 @ 11:00 am
Shouldn't have bought early production
My 2002 rattles big time (in the engine and transmission). I took the Camry back to dealer 4 times, and they couldn't find the problem. I suspect they didn't want to do the work, and just gave me some lame excuse. I learned my lesson, which is to wait until Toyota (or another manufacturer) works the kinks out of the production. I will never buy a new model until the second year. If I had spent an extra 5 grand, I could have bought the Lexus 300, which is practically the same car. Yes, my Toyota Camry still rattles.

By Trojans on October 7 @ 11:00 am
The best car in its class
The best car in its class at a reasonable price

By romo on March 30 @ 11:00 am
Fine car!
I think this car was built just for my needs, i cant ask for anything more. This car is quite, comfortable the 4 cyl engine feels like a v6.

By Leonardo on March 30 @ 11:00 am
Smooth Car
Great car!

By lobeck on June 16 @ 11:00 am
A great choice!
We had looked at all similar cars and were pretty sold on the '02 Passatt. After leaving the VW dealership, we passed a Toyota dealership and thought we'd test drive the Camry just to see if our minds could be changed. Boy, are we glad we did! The XLE-V6 is a fantastic car! The only options we didn't get were the spoiler and the navigation system, and it was still about $4K less than the Passatt. I'd definitely consider the Camry...

By rahoefer on March 12 @ 11:00 am
2002toyota camry xle
for the money the car is a good buy.first 1000 miles no problems,but wish i bought 6 cyl.

By Keithn2 on January 18 @ 11:00 am
Great design but minor rattles
I've had the car for 11,000 miles and find it to be a great car. The only concern I've had are the small rattles coming from doors. I've also noticed the engine idles rough when coming to a stop. I've never had much success with dealers fixing rattles and noises. Hope they don't get worse with age.

By juzepp on June 6 @ 11:00 am
Interior styling?????
This is my first Toyota and and I really like this car! One thing really irks me though. The ugly dash! I've always preferred "waterfall" type cockpits. Look at an Olds Aurora and you'll see what a dash should look like! And what's with the open bins? They look SO cheap! Can't Toyota put a hinged door on it???

By as2002 on April 14 @ 11:00 am
Pin Drop
I am a helicopter pilot here at Fort Rucker Alabama... as my wife and I were driving down the road we saw a helicopter come right over us... for those of you who dont know how loud a Huey is IT IS LOUD AS HELL... but we didnt even hear it until i rolled down the window...truly amazing...quite ride.

By liem nguyen on October 5 @ 11:00 am
I have a lot of problems with this vehicle, but the problem is still in the processing. the problem has been going on for the two months. The processing to fix is too slow. I need to provided to you this information because we will be service better in the furture. anyway I am still not hapy about my car. Thank you, costumer Liem Nguyen

By cmryowner on July 1 @ 11:00 am
Looks Good!
How many weeks do you come home with a new car, run in the house and tell your spouse, "Honey, I Love my Car!"? I did for about three months. I still love it, but, she just got tired of hearing about it! Once I figured out what the "Clank" was when I first started out (it was the anti-lock brakes setting themselves) and the fact that once you stop, the cruise control resets itself (not like American cars that retain their memory until you turn the car off), I fully enjoyed driving my Camry! The gas mileage could be better, but I like the V6 anyway - nice power for this sedan. Good feel for the road without being too harsh.

By ralf on June 13 @ 11:00 am
a really fine car
im so happy with this car, this car takes care of all my needs a perfect car just for me =). i test drove the rest ( nissan maxima, nissan altima, and the new 2003 honda accord) but the camry is the best overall car. i wanted to buy the 2003 honda accord but its butt ugly, the ugliest car honda has ever made, whoever designed it should be fired.

By WITIM on August 30 @ 11:00 am
Very nice car
So far, so good. We have about 7000 miles on car, getting over 30MPG in combination city/hwy driving. Car is quiet and predictable, sound system in XLE and climate controls are first rate. Everything works well, including power roof. Traded a Chrysler Concorde for Camry, and feel we made a good move.

By Sfiega on May 26 @ 11:00 am
Thump in rear suspension
I love this car except for the thumping sound in the rear suspension on bumps. It's been to the dealership 3 times for this. The claim they hear nothing. It's always there on bumpy roads. I think they hear it but don't know of a fix. It is very annoying on bumpy roads or tar strips on the freeways.

By NAT.C on August 26 @ 3:00 am
my 4th toyota
this is my fourth toyota,1990,1992,1999 and now a 2002.my only complaint a thumping sound coming from the rear suspension on bumpy road.took it to two different dealers and they cannot find anything wrong with it.maybe they hear it,but dont know how to fix it. except for this problem everything else works like a charm after over a year of driving it.

By Baron Finn on December 8 @ 3:00 am
Moving up to a Camry
I have had the Camry LE for a month. I moved up when my Corolla was totaled in a flood. I am quite well pleased with the smooth quiet ride and the ammenities. The 4 cylender does not feel underpowered and gas millage is good for a midsize. I am not real crazy for Toyota's cruise control, it seems to forget where I set it when I re- engage but other than that I have no real complaints.

By Tom Brown on August 16 @ 3:00 am
Love my XLE 6
Like the previous Camrys we bought it for its ride, reliability and value. Have also owned Accords and chose the Camry over the Accord because of better ride, bigger trunk, and towing capacity. Glad the we didn't wait for the new Accords as the back end is unattractive. Like some previous reviews I've read have had intermittent problems with the transmission jerking slightly between 40 and 50 both during acceleration and deceleration. Of course it did not do it when I took it to the dealer. . Love the car overall and would recommend it to anyone. Liked the Avalon also, but couldn't justify $2500 difference in price.

By Stephanie on June 24 @ 3:00 am
I must have bought a lemon!
I have had my Camry in the shop 8 times. 5 of those times for the same thing. Finally got Toyota involved and they found the reason the engine light kept coming on was because the 2nd and 3rd cylinder was creating metal shavings. Toyota replaced my engine but since then my CD player has gone out and now it is in the shop again for the engine.

By EdwardArnold on June 24 @ 3:00 am
White XLE
I hate this car, I will never every buy a Camry again, After leaving the dealership, transmission issue, check engine light, brakes, leather seats, my new car was in the shop for the first complete month, and after 7 more times for the same issues. I hate this car, will never ever buy a Toyota again

By don'tbuycamry on September 10 @ 3:00 am
Don't buy this car.
I bought camry se v6 to replace my 92 camry. this one has too many problems, i am already thinking about my next car. they had to replace airbag, front brake roter, pad. front hood release cable got loss. molding on the roof had to be changed. it rattles from driver and passenger doors. went back to the dealer 9 times in 11 months. this one will be my last toyota.

By michaelg on February 13 @ 3:00 am
camry from 9/12/01
mine is japanese.seem to have less rattles than others.reliable except for a tracking problem on the highway especially in a cross wind;still working on this with the dealer. posible the cheap potenzas are at fault; they're also noisy and wear poorly.

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By P Schomer on January 26 @ 3:00 am
2002 Camry XLE replaced an Avalon(1999)
I chose this over the new Avalon due to price and basically this is the same car.

By chloe on October 22 @ 3:00 am
camry SE 2002
Sofar, it's a good car compared to the Honda's Accord. Bigger and more comfortable. SE is much better than LE & XLE. Only dissappointed about the JBL speaker. The sound is not solid enough.

By Morn on October 6 @ 3:00 am
Not that Camry any more
I have a 2002 Camry LE, 4 cyl, bought May 2002. After several months driving, I have to say that this car, although still called the same name, does not deserve the same good words people used to have. The acceloration is always abrupt and make the ride very uncomfortable during stop-and-go driving. The transmission was truely retarded, does not know when to shift and what gear it should select under different road conditions. Also the squeaking sound from the brakes always drove me crazy. My next car is not going to a Camry for sure.

By REV4 on September 18 @ 3:00 am
2002 camry XLE (4cyl)
I like this car alot. Quality. Comfort. Quiet. Performance. Audio System. Climate Control. Fuel. Exterior. Interior. Just one thing I don't like: rear visibility (made worse by a spoiler) is not good. Otherwise: GREAT

By henry on June 14 @ 3:00 am
great car, perfect! At first i thought i wanted a big name car, and i was determined, but nobody could match toyota, there just great cars, and evry body loves them

By HENRY on June 14 @ 3:00 am
great car, perfect! At first i thought i wanted a big name car, and i was determined, but nobody could match toyota, there just great cars, and evry body loves them

By fourstar on December 5 @ 3:00 am
A Poor Choice
The Camry is a very comfortable car. For a long trip this car is quiet and it rides wonderfully. The interior controls are excellent. I am dissappointed with the build quality and the overall gas mileage (Average=23.1). There a intermittent rattles that cannot be fixed. The styling is bland. I would not buy this car again.

By Taadow976 on May 27 @ 3:00 am
It is my mistress
I love my Camry so much that my wife considers her the other woman. She is washed weekly and fully detailed monthly. I drive her everyday everywhere and she is extremely reliable. The only drawback is that she is a summer car. In the winter her high performance tires need to be changed when ever there is call for snow and my original equipment Bridgestones only gave me a good 23000 miles. (I am a very aggressive driver)

By What Next? on January 16 @ 3:00 am
Danger Beware!
We loved this car when we purchased it. However, at 4,000 miles, the starter/engine caught fire. Toyota has not notified any of you as to this problem, have they? We are on the third set of rotors and brake pads and are also experiencing all the rattles, etc. We have had it tied up for 23+ days in just under a year. Have been to arbitration but no accountability by Toyota. Per Toyota, "That's what the extended warranty is for." Toyota couldn't possibly have any lemons?!?

By Immed on September 25 @ 3:00 am
What a poor car!
2002 Camry SE V6 has a good exterior, lots of power & acceleration and a reasonable price, but.. From the begining it's had a front end vibration that has not been diagnosed. There is a clunking in the transmission and the car will not accelerate when the engine is cold. There's no response from the engine or the car starts then stops then starts, etc. on acceleration. Throttle housing has a defect & I must run it 15 minutes in park when it's cold to get it to move. Throttle response gets worse worse as the car ages. Zero traction in wet or snowy weather. Steering is "wobbly". The power seat no longer adjusts properly.

By Firstoyotaman on March 17 @ 3:00 am
This is my first Toyota product. I love this car. I have test driven the Altima, Accord, and felt they were worthy cars but one test drive in my Camry and I was sold. This car is the best. I love the styling, I love the ride quality. True it's no sports car but, who's looking for an exciting sports-like ride in a family car. If you are buy a Maxima but, if you want solid dependability, a smooth care free ride. There is none better than the Camry.

By zman4321 on November 24 @ 3:00 am
title 1
great car but needs more hp even though it performs better thaN THE INDICATED HP RATING

By Tull on August 3 @ 3:00 am
I have not been disappointed with anything. This car has plenty of torgue for the "get up and go" not just who has the most horses. The transmission shifted smoothly in all conditions. I could not agree more about the 16" tires in the snow! I had to buy a set of "ContiExtremeContact" all season tires instead of the 3 season stock tires at Tirerack.com. The Accord V6 has wider and lower profile 17" tires which means that they will be cost a lot of $$ to replace them. I also liked my factory spoiler that wasn't an add on so you didn't see that stupid brake light in the back of the window. The car came fully loaded with everything.

By yyelin on April 30 @ 3:00 am
Solid sedan
This car is a very good value for a family sedan. Quiet ride, comfortable front and back seats, Great look. Don't afraid to step on the gas – It goes! Do not know anyone who complains.

By wlbrown on January 24 @ 3:00 am
2002 Camry V6 XLE
This car is both comfortable and reliable. I didn't see any car less than $30k that was anywhere close.

By DavidJ on January 14 @ 3:00 am
Not Your Common Ride
I set out to buy a Saturn L200 until the salesman had us test drive the Camry and Nissan Altima. The Camry won hands down. Wow, what a difference, for $4K more. This car wraps around you and holds you in its quiet grip as it hurtles you down the highway. 4 adults just took a 2200 mile road trip in comfort. Our fuel economy ranged between 28 and 32.5 MPG. Great with gas cost between $1.53 and $1.60/gal! This vehicle has the ability to get you out of a bind on the interstate. The sound system is sufficent. Smart door locks are a little too smart. Trunk is awesome. We carried everything we needed for a week, with room to spare.

By gpowell on February 25 @ 3:00 am
Expected Better
This is our first Toyota and it is a good car but I expected better. Ride is very good and engine is very quiet. I have two issues with this car. The sweaking noices that come from the dash. The dealer has fixed some but said that these noises are normal?? The other issue I have is with the tires. For a front wheel drive this car does not like snow. I think the problem is with the tires. I requested Michelin but the dealer said the brand was not available on this model. By next winter I will need replacement tires so maybe new tires will help with winter driving.

By richnswfl on March 4 @ 11:00 am
I love my Camry
I purchased a very hard to find 2003 Toyota Camry LE, 4cyl, 5-speed manual. I have been in love with this vehicle ever since. I am told quite a bit that it looks like a Lexus. My Camry is Sandstone Mica with beige interior. I know not very exciting. The car has been extremely reliable and I can't wait to purchase my next Toyota.

By genesmith on October 25 @ 11:00 am
Excellent car. Full featured. Looks and feels like a Lexus.

By eal on May 29 @ 11:00 am
aspen green camry
Great car. I would recommend it to anyone. Love the color, love the comfort, yada yada yada.

By ayman on November 19 @ 11:00 am
the best car i had ever seen

By flgatorgal on November 1 @ 11:00 am
2002 Camry LE
After buying previous vehicles that seem to break down before they are paid off, we wanted to end that cycle and invest in a car that we could keep for awhile. That's how we chose our used 2002 Camry LE! We have found it delightful to drive (after driving a minivan for years!), powerful (it's a 4 cylinder) enough to scoot out into traffic, roomy to hold 5 adults comfortably and quiet ride on the road! It looks like a smaller car on the outside, but all of our Honda- owner friends are amazed at the roominess the Camry has inside! As you can tell, we are VERY pleased!

By C.S. on January 1 @ 11:00 am
Excellent Car!!
I have had my car for 1 year and 3 months now, and it's still going strong!! about 10,500 miles now. There is now an annoying squeak in the dash on the right side, the dealer can't find what it is. The radio display has somehow gotten moisture behind it, and it is a little fogged up. Other than that it is still great and I don't regret buying it. We looked at Impala and Taurus, but neither had as much to offer.

By rdia on September 27 @ 11:00 am
Not what I expected from a Toyota...
This was the first Toyota I have owned. In the past I had driven Honda, Chrysler, Dodge,Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick, Mercedes, Volvo. This is the worst car I have ever owned. The car has a defect with the driveline that the dealer refuses to fix stating that it meets factory specs. The styling is bland. The handling is mushy at highway speeds. The power I expected from the V6 is less than smaller engines I have driven. Overall... I will never buy one again!!!!! Beware if you're looking to buy one it is the only car I know of that does not even offer roadside assistance unless you buy the extended warranty!

By ATOYOTAFAN on June 5 @ 11:00 am
The New Camry
This car is well built. It has personality style but not that exciting to drive. The tranny and engine are smooth and well contolled. The 2.5L 4- banger is fuel effecient but not exceptionally powerful. The interor is quiet. The steering is improved over my previous Camry but not as responsive as it could be. The brakes have good stopping ability but feel a little mushy to the touch. Toyota needs to find and fix that annoying rattle that I hear in the door. I've gone to the dealer but, of course they claim they never here it.

By RussB on November 9 @ 11:00 am
Thumping noise in right rear suspension
There is a thumping noise in right rear suspension. Washboard roads and streets of Pa cause this noise to be very annoying. Have had to dealer 3 times and still not fixed. Dealer say Toyota is working on a repair for this problem as other cars also have the same problem. NHTSA has other report of same problem. Thought I was too fussy about it until my grandson who was riding in rear seat said Is that noise safe? Also have a sulphur smell from time to time with heat/ac on. They didd repair valve cover gasket but still there is an occasional oil smell.

By DenverBrian on November 9 @ 11:00 am
Once I Got Rid of the OEM Tires...
An excellent car from Toyota. I'm a Camry vet from '92 and '96 (skipping the horribly de-contented '97-'01 model), and after 18 months I am still in love with the car. Unfortunately, Toyota spoils the experience with inferior tires at the start - avoid the Bridgestone RE92's if you can. They lasted all of 30K miles. I now have Yokohamas and have an even quieter ride - and incredible wet and snow traction missing from the first 18 months. Another picky gripe is that the nav system is far too nannyish about not allowing the driver to use when in motion (although you can press touch-screen radio buttons to your heart's content at 80 mph).

By Radioman on February 20 @ 11:00 am
Still early..but so far so good
I was happy with a 98 Corolla, but it was totalled in a rear ended and decided to move up to a Camry this time. For cost and other reasons, decided to go with used one from Hertz. So far, it is working out well. But, as noted by others here, I am hearing a slight rattle in drivers side doors when it hits uneven surfaces -- seems to be worse when the car has been sitting out in the sun and plastic expands. Also noticed a slight surge on upshift and downshift, but that may just mean belts need adjusting (it has 28K). Also notice the slightly mushy breaks, but overall gives a good ride. Not happy that there's no "idiot buzzer" if you leave your lights on.

By lna on January 6 @ 11:00 am
Awful dashboard rattles that the dealers have been unable to repair. Everything else is great bu this one issue would keep me from getting another one.

By Joe Lucian on January 6 @ 11:00 am
Sold it and will not buy again
Owned it, bought it to the Toyota - biult the best. I will not buy another. I have owned a few Toyota over the years and none has even been better then any of my Dometic brand car owned. I gave this car away and bought a Subaru and it has been 1000's time better then this Toyota. The power and fit of the Subaru.

By Toyotas Bad on January 6 @ 11:00 am
So Unhappy
I have had my new 2002 Camry for less than two years. The right dash has squeaked and creaked since day 1. My air conditioning had to be replaced. My radiator (!!) had to be replaced. My oil pan had to be replaced. My charcoal cannister had to be replaced. I have never - EVER - had such a terrible experience with a car. I just purchased a Subaru Forester, and will stick with Subarus from now on.

By rock on September 14 @ 11:00 am
A little worried
Good looking, lots of extras, fun to drive and really good acceleration. Great stereo system and wonderful navigation system. Had to replace the transmission at 40000. It still jerks between 45-50mph.

By jim smith1234 on March 7 @ 11:00 am
I would not buy it again
I bought this car for my wife to drive. She and my 2 kids really like it. Whenever I drive it on weekends and trips I cannot help but notice the poor handling and poor braking. This car handles like a buick. The car leans on almost turn. The brakes are very soft. You foot almost goes down to the floor when stopping. Also the driver side door handle broke off the first week we had the car and we had to wait three weeks before they could get the part in. The automatic drivers seat also slides during driving.

By M.D. on August 10 @ 11:00 am
Camry's are the best
This car is really nice to drive and really reliable.

By lecrict on July 23 @ 11:00 am
Oh what a feeling!
I have had my new 2002 Camry for two years now.I enjoy the stereo system, power seat, and smooth operation of the V6. This car is well built. It has personality style. The tranny and engine are smooth and well contolled. Drives great and is completely reliable. Also feel very safe due to the larger size of the car and being surrounded by airbags.

By tan on November 21 @ 11:00 am
replaced seat frame rear strut under warranty.body too thin

By pepper45322 on April 25 @ 11:00 am
rattles drive me crazy
I have been a loyal Toyota buyer since 1982. I traded in my 1999 Solara for this vehicle. This car is a disappointment because of the rattles, squeeks, creeks coming from the headliner and front dash. I took it to the dealer 3 times and on the third time they told me the car is in "normal" range for noise. I guess Toyota has lowered their standards to American made vehicles for rattles. There are serious inerior quality issues with camrys. I have not experienced the surging/jerking at 50 mph when releasing gas pedal with this car but did with my Solara, which is why I dumped it.

By Escon92029 on January 20 @ 11:00 am
Excellent value for the price
This is an excellent car for the price. I drive both freeway and city miles and find the fuel economy excellent--at least 25 miles per gallon.

By Phoenix driver on February 14 @ 11:00 am
8 time in the shop and still rattles
I bought this Camry expecting quality and reliability. I've had it 2 months and have had to take it for repairs 8 times. First the rear suspension made noises. That was fixed after two tries. Then the overhead light rattled. The handles on both front doors rattle. They added foam to both doors four times and it still makes noises. Now the radio has started rattling. There is a delay between prssing the accelerator and the car moving. Toyota says signal has to be processed by the central computer. However that is dangerous in an emergency situation. And the brakes are soft by design. You have to floor it. I'm selling this Toyota and never buying one again.

By DLC on January 27 @ 11:00 am
Buyer Beware
Beware of the "performance tires". They are not all season or snow tires. The tires do not perform well when the roads are just wet. My first set of tires only lasted to 14,000 miles. Major thread wear down the center of all 4 tires.The tire mfg,Toyo,replaced all but 1 tire. I called Toyota in CA. who basically told me that no, the tires weren't designed for snow and ice conditions and if they had to replace every part they ever received a complaint about they would be out of business! Toyota's customer service motto should read, "Buyer Beware"

By Gymswim on October 24 @ 11:00 am
Excellent Car
Overall very pleased with my XLE V6. Especially glad I bought Navigation and upper side air bags. Forgot to have dealer exchange Bridgestone tires (which proved unsatisfactory) for Michelins. I replaced all 4 tires with Michelins at 12,000 miles after a blowout and repeated problems with hydroplaning at speeds above 50 mph.

By John-Atlanta on July 3 @ 11:00 am
An almost perfect sedan
This is a great car with only a couple of minor flaws, most notably the unimpressive front seats. Definitly not as good as a Passat or Accord. The interior style is rather pedestrian especially when compared with the Passat. Having said that, I much prefer driving this car vs my Passat. It has a superbly refined transmission and engine, is very quiet and has a ride that makes you think you are in a luxury sedan. Much quieter than the Passat. Compared with my mom's BMW 528 the ride is as good on the highway but not as thrilling on two lane highways. But at less than half the price it is a much better value!!

By bripmer on March 29 @ 11:00 am
i love my car
i have put 34k miles on my car this year and i still love it. I really wish i bought the v6

By Joe Chiesa on February 22 @ 11:00 am
Great car
A great car to drive. I am glad it was a Camary. Restful after a long drive of 10 hours. The lumbard back adjustments is a great feature too. I like all of the storage pockets and door storage pockets.

By George Ajtai on November 18 @ 11:00 am
Toyota SE V6
Classy and fun to drive, Large car feeling. Feel safe while driving.

By Frustrated by Toyota on July 10 @ 11:00 am
I'll tell them to keep it, honestly...
The brake pedal rattles when I depress it and also makes a noise. They told me this is normal and I have to live with it. I will take the car back and let them live with it. Also the dash rattles. The rear panel rattles and the plastic siding by the left passenger foot came off already. The right rear door stick and the trunk barely opens with the remote. I am soooo dissapointed. It's actually a 2003 LE but they did not have this option here yet. I hate thinking of paying for this piece of... for 5 years.

By LADYMAKEUP on March 8 @ 3:00 am
The Rattler
This is a wonderful car if you don't mind hearing noises every so often. The car drove great, but I took it back to the dealer 3 times and said something's rattling and they told me I had sensitive ears. I had to have the rotors replaced after making 5 payments and I'm not hard on my brakes. It's very roomy. I lived out of the trunk. I had a closet away from home. Like the fact that it had a full size tire, but the tires weren't so good in wet conditions.

By too bad you got it on May 25 @ 3:00 am
I would have bought a Camry, test drove one but got the Nissan Maxima GLE instead. I just stopped by this site to read Camry owner reviews. Boring reviews, no one is that excited about anything with the car. Must be a boring car to get boring reviews. Check the Maxima reviews. Now that is one group of excited and impressed owners. Glad to say thatI am part of that group.

By fin6645 on July 24 @ 3:00 am
The best on the highway
I have had many Camry's over the years. The engine in my 2002 camry is a big plus, because it finally has enough power in the 4 cylinder.The seats are comfortable on long trips. The sound proofing is very good. The styling is a more stylish not dull .

By D Pierovich on August 18 @ 3:00 am
Camry beats Accord
We've had many Accords over the years but didn't choose Camry because of the milk-toast styling. We finally decided to give Toyota a try in 2001. The car may not look as good from the outside as an Accord, but the comfort and the low noise level on the inside far exceed what Honda can offer. Driving is smooth and enjoyable. The 4 cylinder is very responsive and actually "zippy" with only 2 people in the car. Standard stereo speakers are great. 30-32 MPG is normal.

By Camry forever on July 31 @ 3:00 am
An 8 Camry owner
My 2002 Camry LE was the 8th Camry I've had since they came out almost 20 years ago and I will always come back. I have had nothing but excellent experiences with Toyota dealerships over the years, with any problems I've had. (and they have all been minimal). I've road tested other cars, but always come back. Best overall value for the money.

By Bobsmiles on December 14 @ 3:00 am
Solid Sedan
Camry LE with 4 cylinder is a solid performer that has plenty of power for any traffic. Excellent ride and room without the high cost of a luxury car. At 30-34 mpg on the highway it consistently gets good gas mileage. Back seat is very comfortable for long rides. The old Camrys were great, the new ones are better.

By jordysnana on August 22 @ 3:00 am
2002 Toyota Camry
I love driving this car. it is si luxurious, yet sporty and comfortable.

By donna1 on August 22 @ 3:00 am
toyota camry 2002
Good ride. Handles very well. Would like roomier interior. Getting 31mpg on highway and 23-26 in the city.

By SUZW on May 1 @ 3:00 am
Four-time Toyota Owner
I love my 2002 Camry. I have had three Camry's and one Corolla and have enjoyed them all. Next time I will get the V6.

By rman1675 on July 18 @ 3:00 am
the best family sedan on the market
are you looking for a dependable, yet fun to drive car, well here it is, the new toyota camry. the ride is nice and smooth, quiet interior, and comfortabe seats. also it has a lot of value for your dollar. power driver seats are now standard on le and se models, and on the honda accord, its only standard on the ex, which is more money. the other features are power windows, mirrors, locks, cd player, and much more to list here.

By Rambotx on June 30 @ 3:00 am
2002 Toyota Camry XLE
Excellent car for handling, fuel economy, and value quality. Normal maintence checks will keep car running for many miles.

By Dan Kvinge on November 16 @ 3:00 am
18 months no problems
Bought in spring 02, and after 18 months no issues. Runs smooth, quiet, 2.4L has plenty of power and good economy. Have taken many long trips and very pleasant driving with family of four--two teenagers.

By rraadd on March 16 @ 3:00 am
Camry very comfy
Very smooth riding car and quiet for this size and price range. Seats and roominess are very comfortable. Shifting is smooth, although acceleration for the 2.4L is not that great, but adequate nonetheless. AC works fine, although Toyota (as well as many other brands) has to get a clue about heating. As anybody knows, hot air rises; thus, put heating vents as low to the floor as possible. I find that no matter how hot and heavy I run the heater, my feet remain cold while my upper body burns up. Fortunately, I don't live in a really cold place like Minnesota.

By jmh1 on February 27 @ 3:00 am
paint chips
In addition to many minor problems that were fixed by the dealer (fuel pump, loose shield under car) this car has so many paint chips and flakes that the paint job must be defective.

By tx* on July 15 @ 3:00 am
just ok, not great
The car is OK if you like 4 door sedans. Don't buy it for the value though, it doesn't hold any. The road noise is a little too much on the highway but handles OK. My Dodge truck is a lot quieter. Watch out for the dealers though, we found they are the biggest liars and won't buy another Toyota for that reason.

By Hybrid on March 25 @ 11:00 am
Solid Car
2002 Toyota Camry! To me that means reliability. The car has a lot of power for a 2.4 liter 4 cylinder. It performs nice with the exception on very loose steering. Uneven pavement will cause the car to pull easily although the alignment is right on. .

By Jeska on August 28 @ 11:00 am
I love my Toyota, it is comfortable to drive and very reliable!

By Jil on November 14 @ 11:00 am
Toyota Camry review
I have regularly had my Camry serviced and have had no problems. At 40,000 miles, it drives as smooth as ever. The Camry has a very relaxing feel to it, and because of it's quality, will be reliable for years to come.

By wpaulB on April 1 @ 11:00 am
OWN two 2002's- Desert Sand and Silver
Great car on the freeways. The four cylinder eat very little and has the pickup to take 4 to the mountains with no problem. Very Comfortable in the front, side and rear seats. Trunk is huge!!!! Plenty of storage everywhere.

By Jay2005 on September 22 @ 11:00 am
Never buy another Toyota
This car sucks, Gives me trouble from day one. I would have rather prefered an american car with lots of incentives.

By howie123 on November 4 @ 11:00 am
ok ok ok
for theprice you can`t beat it--my wife has an accord and that feels like a toy compared to my camry

By bjcnshreve on September 30 @ 11:00 am
My toyoto experience
My experience with my Toyota! When I first test drove my Toyota I thought it was a little bigger car then I had planned but after getting used to it I wouldn't have it any other way. IT rides so smooth and nearly drives itself! Took a trip to Florida and you could really put your little finger on the steering wheel and it did the rest.. hugged the road so good.The trunk is very spacious. I love my Toyota

By buyacamry on June 26 @ 11:00 am
An honest opinion.
I recommend this car with some exceptions. This is the most comfortable car I've driven so far. Adequate leg room for 6ft+ tall person. I have had some issues with this car also. The brakes stink. Too much travel and requires constant adjustment. Its too low to the ground. Fully loaded (5 pass) it scrapes the highway. Wish cruise control was molded in steering wheel. Cheap carpeting, keeps lifting. Overall quality could be better.

By msbsdad on February 15 @ 11:00 am
Best car I have owned
This is the 9th car that I have owned, both foreign and domestic, and this is the best, most comfortable car I have owned. All of my cars have been manual, and this is the slickest tranny that I have driven.

By telayla on September 19 @ 11:00 am
Best Used Car Ever
I could not be more pleased with my purchase. It is very fun to drive, smooth and quiet. When I first drove it I couldn't believe the engine was running! It has great pick-up, tight handling, and very comfortable seats (front and rear). This is by far the best used car purchase I have ever made!

By adaun on October 14 @ 11:00 am
Fun Car To Drive
Bought my 2002 SE (w/ manual transmission) in 01/2003 brand new. Love the handling and good acceleration. Get a combined gas mileage of about 29 MPG (wish it could've been higher) and 33-34 MPG on freeway (at a constant 70-80+ MPH). Not a true sports car but is good enough for me, especially w/ 16-in tires. I like my wife's 1997 Camry LE but this one is far better in terms of performance and gas mileage.

By S.T. on September 26 @ 11:00 am
Reliable, Comfortable and Roomy Sedan
This is American made Lexus 300. I saved $10,000.

By julesm on August 21 @ 11:00 am
Love My Camry!!
I just purchased my first toyota and I LOVE it! I will never go back to american built cars. It is so smooth riding and I cannot believe how powerful the 4 cyl engine is. My husband has a V6 engine in his car (not a toyota) and I think the acceleration is just as good, if not better, with my camry. The controls are simple and designed to be in good reach for the driver. It is very quiet and has a great sound system. I can get just over 500 miles on a tank of gas (mainly highway miles)I think I will be a toyota buyer for life!

By Don Noble on November 7 @ 11:00 am
Everything you would want bundled up.
The Camry has not changed it's reputation over the years. It is a vehicle that gives you a quiet, silky smooth ride, plenty of pep on the road, while maintaining a compact car like gas mileage. 33 MPG on the highway. The 4 cylinder engine, at 160 hp, would fool most people as they would think they were driving a 6 cylinder. Rear seating provides adequate space for a family of 4. The dash functions are simple and well laid out. When I look at the new sticker prices of some of the less dependable vehicles on the market today . . . the Toyota Camry is an absolute bargain with it's price, comfort, style and overall dependability.

By Marquise on February 1 @ 11:00 am
This car is great!!!!!!! From 2002-2004!
We just brought a 2002 Toyota Camry LE V6 not to long ago, and its great. The trunk is huge, interior is very comfortable, and the exterior is very stylish. I love my brand new Camry. Well, not really brand new, but you know what I mean.The interior is very quiet, the sound system is better than 2 home surroundsystems put together. No, it's not bose. Its JBL brand, 8 speakers in six places, and lots of other featues. This Camry hardly requires no maintanace, uses very little gas, much better than all the competetors, such as: Honda Accord, Nissan Maxima, Nissan Altima, Kia Amanti, Mit. Galant, Ford Tarus, and mostly the Chevy Malibu. We tested them all.

By pam cribb on June 2 @ 11:00 am
the car I wish I had not bought
I have had to replace the tires twice- on top of the tires that came on my car-I am not pleased- my steering wheel squeeks like mad and my brakes have started sounding off to. I still owe too much to trade without giving it away- I seriously doubt I will ever buy another Toyota.

By nomorecamrys on August 2 @ 11:00 am
Overrated vehicle
After three years and 57k miles with this car I will be trading in this Camry for an 05 Grand Prix. Since I travel up to 400 miles in a day, I need a car that fits my 5'11", 200lb frame. The Camry seats are in a word terrible! Seat cushion is too short and lacks ANY support. Tires WORE OUT at 25k mi, but no loss, as they were poor performers dry or wet. Even with better tires the Camry NEVER FEELS CONNECTED to the road. Too much body roll. The car is BORING to drive. The interior plastic parts BUZZ on a bumpy road. The car is skittish in crosswinds; keep gas full and ballast in trunk. JBL radio mumbles. Steering wheel hums when turned. Rotten-egg exhaust smell.

By Goob on May 13 @ 11:00 am
02 Camry....not too thrilling
We purchased the 02 Camry to replace the 96 which started to have problems and was getting older. We typically keep our cars until around 100k. I always go with a used car off a lease as we save big $$. We loved the 96 and it drove so nice and smooth, it was no thought to look at another make as my wife really liked it. The quality of the 02 is no way as good as the 96. The materials on the inside are cheap feeling and already show wear after 25k miles of use. We take very good care of our cars so it is not from abuse. the brakes are AWFUL. Toyota shoule be ashamed of itself.

By Easy on August 24 @ 11:00 am
better than expected
nice car,decent seats,smooth drive train,great on the highway.No complaints with the car so far,I purchased it with 7k on the odometer I've put 26k on it so far with 2 trips down south.The original bridgestones wore out after 20k miles and were replaced with an all season kelly VR- 225/55 series tire.This made it handle way better although the ride is not as soft as before.The black paint and alloys still looks good,JBL premium system sounds good and over all the car is wearing well.Window tinting and the fat tires give it an agressive stance,it also gets a lot of stares. Someday I'll add leather seats,it also looks great next to my black Highlander. (No more GMs for me)

By Jon Ranoa on November 10 @ 11:00 am
big sedan, superb ride and handling roomy interior and aerodynamic

By cdk on January 27 @ 11:00 am
LOTS of repairs needed. Jammed electric seats, blown catalytic converter, constant battery problems, blown water pump, etc. We maintain this car as recommended, and all highway miles. We are very disappointed in the constant repairs required.

By jtuggle on January 27 @ 11:00 am
Great Ride
Car has excellent confort and easy to handle. Great for long trips. Always a smooth ride even on rough roads. The brakes are good and the car handles very well when having to brake quickly.

By Unhappy One on September 26 @ 12:36 am
Sorry I Bought a Camry
After doing much research on "the best selling car" I bought the Camry V6 XLE, loaded. I'm sorry to say that I've had nothing but break problems. I'm on my 3rd set of rotors Toyota keeps telling me it's MY DRIVING and that no one else has these reoccurring problems. But, after reading some of these reviews its obvious Toyota has lots of disappointed customers. They put cheap tires Toyota put on their $30 car. I'm ready to trade this car in for the Nissan Altima - the reviews for that car are wonderful. And the Altima has much better styling. If you want a car you'll feel safe in (besides all the air bags) I would NOT recommend this car.

By no more toyotas on June 18 @ 6:13 am
Sludged engine
After only 40,000 miles, engine went thru three quarts of oil in 1,200 miles. Took to dealership. sludged engine. needed new engine at $6,000. Although still under warranty, dealership would not honor warranty. called corporate Toyota. Said they were very aware of problem - "well documented." They even have an Oil Sludge Team. Never rec'd call back. Called dealer again and denied the warranty. Before you buy a Toyota go to any search engine on Internet and type in Toyota sludge.

By pierrelonesome on May 12 @ 4:30 pm
Surpasses Expectations
After ignition, while engine running it can't be heard (scary!). While driving encountered smooth ride. Accleration was right there (when needing it) passing those Mac trucks on the NJTPke! Encountered no noise. My height is 6'1'' I have no problem with headroom, (legroom just a little tight). The body paint is superior! I'm in love with this automobile. It gets you to your destination smoothly, safely and quickly!

By alexj on August 21 @ 8:06 am
Slightly Disappointed
I purchased my '02 as a demo in March of '02. It had about 1900 miles and seemed to be a great car. Currently, I have a water leak in the cabin when it rains and the service dept was unable detect or determine the source. Also, the front driver's side suspension seems to be loose. Although no problem was detected, I was advised that there was "paint- less" dent removal done. This leads me to believe it has been wrecked. I'm suppose to take it to the body shop for further inspection of the leak. Also, I'm gonna do a test drive with a service tech to demonstrate the bumping noise I'm hearing from the front driver side suspension. My '98 LE was a much better vehicle. FRUSTRATED.

By Wild person on July 12 @ 12:40 pm
Love the car
Love this car. Fun to ride in and nice looking. Just needs a light under the phone charger to see at night. Nice sound system. And service is great from Toyota. Good choice for long term car.

By John on February 12 @ 12:16 pm
First Year Blues?
I have had problems with the transmission not shifting into overdrive when the temp gets below 32 degrees. Dealer says it's "NORMAL"). Also the front passengers inside door handle broke in half!(It was fixed under warranty).

By Roger McKenzie on November 22 @ 7:10 pm
Camry Disappointment
This is my 5th Camry. All others have been great cars. This one is one of the worst cars I have ever owned! Engine cut-off problems, transmission problems (replaced), bad front-end alignment, suspension rattles, loose sunroof components, fender-well liners loose, numerous interior & exterior trim pieces warped-loose-falling off, defective seat tracks----and the list goes on and on!!! Toyota's Arbitrator ruled against replacement. This car is certainly not representative of Toyota's claim for quality control!! The dealer service personnel try valiantly to fix things as they "pop- up" but they can't rebuild the car! It is so unreliable we are hesitant to take it on out of town trips.

By ryanfres on October 18 @ 6:20 am
not what they used to be
Toyota along with honda are not what they used to be. They are made in the usa and are not built as they were 10- 20 years ago. I own a 2003 honda accord with many unexceptable problems such as head gasket failure and electrical problems. My 2002 Camry is in the shop as we speak for a new transmission, and have already replaced a power window motor at just over 38000 and i am a conservative driver. My chevrolet avalanche has 42000 and has never seen a repair shop. dont let a 20-30 yr old reputation fool you please. American cars have stepped up to the task of quality.

By redhatgranny on August 9 @ 10:56 pm
Enjoy driving my Camry around town and on the highway. Bought the car new in 2002 and purchased the extra warranty which I have not had to use. Like the electric seats and lumbar support which can be adjusted during long trips. Gas mileage corresponds to suggested average 25/30. Replaced the tires with 80,000 mile warrantied so I'm set to drive for 100,000 miles.

By Jim Linne on January 4 @ 12:50 pm
Great Quality
This is my first Toyota. I've owned 21 cars over the past 30 years of driving. The camry is quiet, roomy and totaly trouble free. Just under 40,000 miles and still rides and handles like the day I brought it home from the dealer. I love the dash layout, everything in easy reach. 192 HP is more than enough for passing quick acceleration when needed.

By Lopan on August 13 @ 5:00 pm
Definition of reliability
Comfort in the Camry rates like a full size car. The performance of the 4 cyl. was so good, I argued with the saleman that the car had a 6 cyl. The Camry sets higher than other cars in it's class making traffic driving easier and more relaxing. My disappointments in the Camry are the fuel economy and the handling. The Camry should get a little better gas mileage and the handling is a little sluggish and unbalanced. This can be corrected with the 16" wheels instead of the 15's. Fuel economy is checked EVERY fill up ranging from 23.8 to 27.9 MPG, falling short of the advertised MPG. Overall, I have been much happier with the Camry than I expected, after being a devoted Honda Accord owner.

By Coach1404 on September 30 @ 6:00 pm
1st Toyota For Me....I'm Impressed
I gave up my 4-door pickup for fuel mileage, and picked a great car w/my Camry! The pickup this little engine has blew me away..engine sounds and feels strong. After switching oil and tranny to Amsoil, I'm now getting around 26 city and 36 highway! Roomy back seats ..even for long trips. Decent looks...(came w/rear spoiler) I considered a Honda..(no offense intended Honda) but after getting "into" this car for a while, I KNOW I made the right choice. Purchased used w/48,000 miles on it, yet car still feels "tight". A few small upgrades/improvements could be made, but if you want the best of aboth worlds, GO GET YOURSELF A CAMRY!!!!

By Kevin Demeter on March 22 @ 8:30 am
Dollar for Dollar - World's Best!
You want speed? The car will do 130 mph all day, all night guaranteed by Toyota. You want quiet? Be careful because you might turn the ignition key while the engine is running because you CAN'T hear it. You want value? Just talk to any Toyota Camry owner. The reason it is so hard to find used Camrys is because nobody will trade it in for any reason. You want comfort? My own son parked cars for summers at a hotel and said: "They took the Lexus design and no car matches the Camry for interior comfort. Not at that price, anyway." I could rave all day but I asked a mechanic - "Which is better, Lexus 300 or Camry?" "They're the same car - I can't tell, the Camry is so good."

By rcfuccillo on April 4 @ 4:06 am
camry rating
Visibility to rear not so good. Reflections on rear windshield interferes with visibility especially at night. Accleration is just adequate, could be better.

By Zoe on December 1 @ 6:40 pm
Zoe's Baby
This is the second Camry I have owned, and bought it after the great experience from the first. I have been driving this car the last 4 years, and have enjoyed every minute. The car is 100% reliable, and I feel safe on the long trips I make each month. I have never had any problems with the car! If you want a car for long-term ownership, this is the one for you!

By Zoe on December 1 @ 6:40 pm
Zoe's Baby
This is the second Camry I have owned, and bought it after the great experience from the first. I have been driving this car the last 4 years, and have enjoyed every minute. The car is 100% reliable, and I feel safe on the long trips I make each month. I have never had any problems with the car! If you want a car for long-term ownership, this is the one for you!

By gordon on September 26 @ 8:50 am
We bought this car new and have put 73K miles on it in 3 years. Only 2 negatives: we've gone through 2 sets of tires, and the A/C has started not working lately. It is roomy and has great acceleration for a 4 cyl. I accidently drove this car over a median once in a blizzard and it kept on truckin' with no damage. Later, the road became undrivable and we had to sleep in the car! It still fired up the next morning. In the end, this is the car we pick when we have to drive cross country because we know it will not leave us stranded on the open road.

By corey on May 10 @ 7:03 am
good car
this car is a peppy car it gets in to the tight spots easily its a fast car get nice gas milage and looks nice. over all good car.

By Kevin on October 30 @ 11:13 am
2 years and 20,000+ miles later
Very smooth and comfortable traveling car. Toyota quality built into this car. Huge trunk. Great sounding stereo. This car makes me feel safe when driving, especially with optional 4-W ABS. Very good car for driving in snow and rain.

By Robert on October 24 @ 12:20 pm
Best overall vehicles you can buy
Handling is awesome compared to non-SE Camry. Great JBL 6 disc changer..could get a little louder. Smooth, quiet, comfy, roomy, reliable car. V6 perfect for this car. Reliable..my third Camry, second with V6..never get a 4cyl again in Camry. Had 3 Corollas as well..not big enough but GREAT cars. Camry has plenty of room for people and stuff. Got power heated leather seats (pass seat not power); moonroof; VSC; traction control; curtain air bags; sunshade/cargo net; 16inch alloy wheels all for $26K. Got 45K miles and no problems except original brake design was defective; dealer replaced twice at no cost and NO problems since.

By dave on January 9 @ 2:23 pm
Third Camry
Had some trouble initialy with a pulling to the left problem but it was corrected by the dealership. Had awful conntinental tires. Replaced them at Sam's with Goodyears. It drove better than new. No other problems of note. Test drove all other cars in Camry's price range and slightly above. None even came close to the tight sound and comfort of Camry's quality.

By Chuck on June 17 @ 3:23 am
This vehicle is very dependable. This is my 4th Toyota, I still have 3 since they run forever. Just change the oil and go.

By Paolo on October 2 @ 2:30 am
Robust and reliable car.
In two years I didn't have any problem, either mechanical electric or other. The car is really reliable, drive smoothly. Interior are not luxurious but are nice and you have all the optionals you need. Engine is robust, quiet, quite powerful but not too much, brakes could be better. Lots of room in the back seats and the trunk.

By joeshed on March 2 @ 11:13 am
Long Term Love Affair
This car surpasses all competitors when one considers quality, features, comfort, design, room, performance, reliability, and value. Yes it costs more initially, but Toyotas hold their resale value, so focus on total ownership cost. Those who scoff at the Camry as an "appliance" generally are trying to defend their choice of less reliable, less cost-effective car purchases, because this car is luxurious, user-friendly, and a delight to drive, without the schmaltz. The car is quiet, tight, and smooth, handles predictably well, and has a smooth power curve. In 65K miles its total repairs were 2 new sets of brakes, a new battery, 4 new BF Goodrich Traction TA tires, and a steering gear lube.

By dickwillie on July 16 @ 8:13 am
Two Times Disapointed
I bought a Camry for its reputed quality. I was sadly disapointed. I bought this car new and have had numerous mechanical problems. First the back tires were chewed up within the first 7000 miles. Then the brakes developed a terrible shimmy when applied. Next the computer freezes the the electronic dashboard displays locking out all electronic systems, e.g., ABS, airbags, traction control. Next the transmission is failing. You might think this is a fluke, but I also owned a 1999 Camry that had may of the same problems. I thought that car was a fluke. I will not by another Toyota. If I am going to have problems with a car it will be an American car.

By Sparkly Kelsey on December 14 @ 9:56 pm
It works for me!
Bought the car new and it's never been in the shop, with over 77,000 miles on it, and I am a lousy driver and a rotten caretaker re: maintenance. This is my fourth Toyota and will stick with them forever. Got the base model and got every feature I wanted. It's pretty too. Still looks like new except where I've banged it up hitting mailboxes, etc.!

By Steve on October 28 @ 4:00 am
Spongy Brakes
We have owned this Camry since March 2003. We traded a 96 Camry in and it was a much better vehicle. The 96 was superior in almost everyway. We have had numerous problems. Squeaky belt, wind noise, water pump failed at 37K miles. The paint is thin and can be seen through. Toyota should be ashamed to sell a vehicle with such poor brakes. They are spongy and offer no feel, almost as if they are too small for the car. The car does not have ABS and perhaps that would offer some additonal confidence.

By Michele on March 1 @ 12:03 pm
Best Car had to Date
Just bought my Camry with 78,000 miles. I get better gas mileage with this car than I did with any new vehicle I have bought. I also have a newer Ford Taurus, and it doesn't come close to the mileage. The get up and go is much much better than the Taurus also. It is a quiet and easy ride. I would have preferred a seat that would lower and raise but otherwise okay. The placement of the clock is not very convenient to other passengers and armreast could be raised a little to make it more comfortable. Other than these minor things, I think I made a great choice and will probably buy Toyota again.

By 02 Camry Owner on October 22 @ 6:20 pm
Great Car - wish the brakes were better
My 02 Camry LE 4cyl has been a great car. Fuel mileage is awesome, interior room is great, and the overall quality is tops. My big complaint is the brakes. They require a lot of pressure to operate them, and even though the stops, it feels weird. I've heard that other owners have the same complaint.

By doug nelson on December 2 @ 5:43 pm
It Does What it is Supposed to Do
Our Camry has been utterly reliable. We like the attention that was given to seating height and overall comfort. Interior ergonomics is its strongest point. I dislike the marshmallow feel of the brakes, although they do seem to stop the car well enough. The exhaust pipe hangs far below the car, like that of an old school bus. I must be very careful on dirt roads with a raised center. I should not have to put up with the bulk and inefficiency of an SUV to drive rough country roads. Come on, Toyota, the world is not a California freeway.

By joe belvedere on January 14 @ 11:33 am
Never Thought I'd Own One
What can I say? This is one solid automobile. The words refined, substantial and solid come to mind. It rides better than any car I've owned (over 20), and so far, overall mileage has been around 20 mpg (mostly NYC driving). Got it with 19,700 miles on it and it's like new. The engine is extremely quiet and responsive. Interior is well thought out, with many storage areas. Even the stereo (JBL upgrade) is a killer. May it last forever!

By G MAN on November 10 @ 5:06 pm
2002 ToyCam SE V6
I LOVE IT! Great vehicle overall. Great fuel economy, power, luxury, reliability, and a pleasure to drive.

By Al on May 30 @ 1:40 pm
This is our 3rd Toyota and this one will be the last one. We are very disappointed about the Toyota company. This car run well and smooth, but I think that the quality reputation of Toyota is over evaluated (specialy for the price of the supposed quality). After 58000Km the left rear brake pads were fully used but the right ones were half used (normal!? according the dealer, went elsewere for the repair of course) One security problem is the liquid washer nozzles are not adjustables and spray the liquid only at the bottom of the windshield, and specialy during the winter time that is very dangerous when you can't see in front of you (dealer replace them, no improvement) Motor oil consuption

By ex-camry lover on January 31 @ 3:16 pm
Soft Brakes, Wears Tires, Bad Service
Brakes are way soft, dealer can't seem to fix them. ABS engages so often on wet pavement when it shouldn't, feels unsafe to drive when ABS engages at inappropriate times. Seat can't be adjusted to feel comfortable. Suspension is so soft. At 53K drives like it has 100K. Dealerships in IL and TX have not been helpful with problems, they act like I am crazy, but now I am reading and many people have had the same problems. I am trading it in ASAP, even though it may be a loss, b/c I am worried about what might break next. Toyota should be ashamed of this vehicle, I had a '93 camry I loved so I bought this one, I should have paid less and bought something else. I will never buy toyota again!!

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