"I bought this car in December 2005 with 11 miles on it. It never gives me any single problem since I use Mobil 1 5W-30 to change every 3000 miles and flush the transmission oil around 12000 miles. It is 165,000 miles now and the only couple things I ever replaced were tires, spark plugs, coolant and batteries. In my opinion if you take car of your own car it will last much longer than to bring it somewhere else to service."
"I made a mistake buying this car. I should have known buying a car with 190k miles on it was a bad idea. Three months after purchasing the vehicle it blew a head gasket and stripped the threads on the block on several head bolts. I had helicoils inserted in the block to hold the head bolts. Six months later more threads got stripped on the head bolts so I got a different block with only 100k miles on it. Now my oil light flickers at idle when it's warm and my check engine light is on (P0021 code). I have also changed the front wheel bearings and water pump which is minor compared to the engine problems. On the bright side I love the ride and feel of the car when it does run. Too bad I picked a car with a bum engine."
Cons: "For an 02, it doesn't have up-to-date features."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I've bought four cars in my 40 yrs of living. I pay cash whenever I do buy a car. My 02 Camry has been the best car I ever bought. The only service I had to provide was getting a new alternator! Lady who had the car before me, kept it up w/ records to support it. So, I was bless to get it from her. In 2012, I bought this car w/ only 69K miles. Now in 2016, it has 110K miles, and it is still going strong & I have NO problems with it! I love my lady blue bug!"
Cons: "arm rest, plastic covering on bottom drivers seat"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"We have had our Camry XLE for about 8-9 years. We keep the oil and tires changed as needed and we have NO trouble out of it. It has about 240,000 miles. The main issues are little cosmetic things inside the car, especially the arm rest,we use velcro to keep it closed. The plastic covering on the bottom of the drivers seat has popped off on the right side. Sunroof, heated seats, cassette player still working, and I love being able to play some of my old cassettes. Oh my check engine light stays on, but it doesn't bother me soooo. I love my camry and my husband wants to trade it in. IDTS!"