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1996 Toyota Camry

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 25/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

1996 Toyota Camry Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 631 Ratings for the 1992 - 1996 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.1/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.3/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    8.7/10

Solid Well Built Car

By on Friday, June 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 177,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive with the V6 engine."

Cons: "I should have bought one years ago."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"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."

Few repairs in 20 yrs. Very well engineered& built

By on Tuesday, June 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 139,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Reliable, few repairs, very well engineered/ built"

Cons: "a few misc. flimsy plastic interior parts broke"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Few repairs/service made over 20 years (139,000 mi): 1) CV boot rubber cracked so replaced CV joints (I make very sharp turns so my have been my fault. AAMCO did good job) 2) timing belt (at 60K miles as recommended) 3) brake pads at 60K mi (I made lots of fast stops, my fault) 4) radiator leak after 100K mi (I live where lots of road salt. I replaced myself.) 5) recharge air conditioner refrigerant after 100k mi (did myself, easy) 6) antenna motor died after 100K mi (I never lubed the antenna, my fault) 7) exhaust "flex pipe" replaced after 100K mi (~$80 had Meineke weld in place a replacement section rather than replace entire exhaust system. Quick job.) 8) power steering rack started to leak at 139K mi (I never changed the fluid, so maybe it's part my fault. Will try to flush it out to see if that cleans out gunk that might be causing leak around seals. If rack replacement is needed, this will be the biggest repair I ever needed.)"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

100% reliable,,,,own 3 toyota's

By on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 191,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fast fun nimble great on gas reliable safe ,"

Cons: "Nothing"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Hi I have owned this camry since 151000 miles it has 191000 now on it, I have to say after owning 83 vehicles my next three were all toyotas. I started with this 95 camry xle 3.0 , I searched so long and when I found this particular Camry it had been a little abused , the radiator had a crack in it and the atf got into the coolant. I work at a toyota dealership so I repaired it there, transmission flush. New radiator. This car runs soo smooth. I ended up putting new spark plugs in it and cause I had no idea when the timing belt had been replaced I did that as well along with the water pump and crank seal took 5 minutes for that. Luton new V groove belts and thermostat. I've driven this car up and down to kenai and anchorage so many times,,,,,,,last yr I put new front brake pads and rotors and same with rear ,,,,,,,,,, I do have a little leak coming from inner axle oil seal driver side but it's normal wear and tear........ Besides all the regular maintenance I have had numerous people ask me when am I gonna sell the car , I reply never lol..........I know a lot about toyota's and I'll tell u that there so reliable , I have also a 94 2.4l pickup, 04 sequioa , and I bought my mother a 07 Corolla .....my sister has a 2012 highlander and her husband a 2011 tundra 5.7l crew max...... My uncles ask what vehicle to get I say Lexus if u. Can if not then get the toyota's ........."

9 people out of 11 found this review helpful

I LOVE THIS CAR

By on Sunday, January 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 255,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Affordable, reliable, comfortable, great car"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is a 1995 model car. However, from my experience of driving this car, it is VERY dependable and reliable. I love this car, and if something happens to it, then I am definitely thinking of buying another Toyota car."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Efficient and economical

By on Friday, January 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"While this car is fairly old, it has been bullet proof! Wish I could buy a brand new one just like it. Very easy on the pocket, get parts anywhere. Best car I've ever owned!"

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

On her way to 200,000 miles and fabulous

By on Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 171,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive. Great gas mileage."

Cons: "They do not make them like this anymore."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This Toyota Camry is amazing. Mine is a SE Coupe 3.0 Liter V6 Engine, Power windows and door, tilt wheel, leather steering wheel and shift handle, rear window defroster, moon roof, sun roof, air conditioning, spoiler, automatic transmission, currently 171000 miles and it takes the mountains like the sports car it is. Fantastic and going strong. Still quiet and powerful."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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