"I have owned my Camry for 8 years, and in the last three I put in in over 3,000 dollars in repairs. I am told that the repairs I required (two major ones, ) don't normally happen until a Camry is over 100,000 miles, minehappen under 65,000."
"Bought my 97 Camry in 2000. Never had a speck of trouble w/it,and got an average of 40 mpg the whole time. Drives ok in the snow,w studded snowtires. A terrific car. Not very comfortable on long long trips,but the money you save on gas gets a better hotel room. Just replaced it w/a brand new Corolla. Hope its as great a car as the Camry was/is. The Camry has 165+k miles on it,and still going strong.Needs a bit of tweaking, but will be running for a long time yet..Truly,the best car that Ive ever had...."
"I bought a '98 Camry brand new in Feb 1998. Still runs great 150k miles later. Regular maintenance: 2 timing belts @60k & @120k, 2 batteries, 2 brakes, original 60k Michelins then 80k Michelins, semi-synthetic oil every 6k. Starts every time. Fantastically reliable car. Avg 30 mpg.
In 2001, was rear-ended by an Explorer and pushed into a pickup truck (sandwiched). 6k in repairs, incl straightening the rails (frame). No long-term damage to me or the car. Very safe, and ABS standard in '98."