"Reliable always starts only needed weather stripping and had door lock issues which is common for toyota. Great little car better built than the newer compacts, only issue was its age. Take good care of it and it will last you forever like it did for me. 1 more year, and it would have been a classic."
Cons: "Few and small cup holders but comfortable interior"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"My 1996 Camry wagon is a trooper. The quality and build are excellent. From paint to engine, transmission, etc, the car has held up amazingly well. It's 85% driven on highways and garaged. It's powerful, good in snow with winter tires, gets about 28 mpg on the highway. It's solid, responsive, reliable and a nice-looking wagon, too. As well as everything else, its styling has held up over the years.
It's got small electrical issues off and on like in heavy rain the signals don't work for a bit, but that's about it.
I upgraded the sound system with a cd player"
"I bought my 95' Toyota Camry XLE in 2000 used with 60k miles. It was the best vehicle I've owned. It caused me absolutely NO problems at all! The V6 engine was nice, jumps on it! I upgraded to a Ford Taurus in Nov. 2015. It's nice, but I miss my Camry, It would have made it to 300,000+! I would recommend a Camry any day."
"I plan to get 500,000 miles out of it. It already has over 400,000. I drive it appox. 600 miles a week. I've put four timing belts on it & only done one tune-up at about 200,000 miles. I also replaced the radiator & struts at 350,000 miles. Keep the oil changed and it might run forever! It's also a comfortable ride. I bought it when it only had 31,000 miles, I'm so glad I did. It's been a great car!"
"Family history of keeping cars as long as they are reliable. Bought this one new 21 years ago and it is still reliable and comfortable. Mileage is actual and documented. Passed DEQ with ease. No pets, kids, or smokers to mess up interior. My driving days are done."
"Bought my 1996 Camry a couple of months ago as a daily driver. It is an XLE, leather, with a 3.0 V6 engine. A great car that is very comfortable to drive. I just changed the plug wires and coils, not knowing when they were changed last. The timing belt & water pump is next on the list. I will pass this car onto my step son who is taking drivers education this summer. This car was way ahead of it's time in 1996 when built in Japan. If you have a chance to buy one, do so, you won't regret it."