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Old 04-27-2004, 10:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Most Reliable Camry

Im in the market looking for a Camry possibly a gen.3 or a gen.4 and looking into the most reliable year from those two gens. any help would be great.


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Old 04-27-2004, 10:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i guess there's no such thing as MOST reliable year.
Both Gen3 & 4 is great car!!
Depends on how the car is being maintance,
but obviously, gen4 is newer than gen3 and different looks.
Are you looking to get a V6 or 4 cyl model ????
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Old 04-27-2004, 10:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i like my gen4.5

newer cars (say comparing 2 camrys) usually mean less maintenance and possible problems. this could prob be applied to all cars in general
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Old 04-28-2004, 12:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i think previous owners will have had the greatest effect on used cars. if a car is well taken care of, not bagged on, stuff like that, it will defintily last a lot longer than a car with neglected oil changes, tough driving conditions, and generally poor care.

my advice would to be look into both gen 3 and 4, and just try and find out as much as possible about them. there is definitly a mint camry(gen 3 or 4) siting in some old lady's garage with 30k miles on it, you just gotta find it good luck
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Old 04-28-2004, 03:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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^^tru dat

If the previous two owners of my gen 3 had actually taken care of the car before I got it, I probably wouldn't have had to replace the parts that I did. There are people with 92 DXs (mine's a 93 DX) with much higher mileage that haven't had to do 1/4 the repairs on theirs than I had to do on mine.
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Old 04-28-2004, 05:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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My gen 3 has over 210,000 miles, and it's still running smooth.
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Old 04-28-2004, 01:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The gen3, specifically gen3.5 is a much better built car than the gen4. The only draw back is that it's much more difficult to find a gen3 with low mileage. Secondly, the availability of an SC for the Gen4 may be a factor if modding is in your future. The Gen4.5 had a few improvements made to it which deserve mentioning. The addition of hydraulic hood props and headlight and taillight redesign.

The Gen5 is a POS in comparison too all previous gens
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Old 04-28-2004, 03:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I think all camrys are reliable. At least from factory they were meant to be (minus lemons). Then individual owners who negleacted maint. services could have made them unreliable. Just don't stick with model year first into's ie. don't choose 97 cus of model year for a next gen..why? the first year usually has more TSB's and has some bugs that are worked on by next year on the same gen.
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Gen3, 3.5s for sure!!! They're built the toughest! Gen 4s are pretty solid cars too! And Gen5s are built the poorest when it comes to quality! I know because i've owned all of 'em! lol. But obviously when it comes to engines, Gen5s are the best.
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Old 04-28-2004, 07:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Im prolly looking into getting a '95 or '96 Camry i already have a '97 and its pretty good. but i want something different i would get another '97-99 but i want something to fix up maybe a V6 but a 4 cyc is alright.

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Find a 2 door gen 3, save 100lbs.
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Old 04-29-2004, 01:18 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I would recomend you get yourself a V6 Gen3.5 and enjoy the ride.
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the smaller the better i say so gen 3... gen 2 is too old and blocky
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