1986 Toyota Camry User Reviews

1986 Toyota Camry Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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Elvis writes:
1986 Toyota Camry LE Review
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4

Pros

Good gas mileage and fun to drive

Cons

Older car...bound for repair.

55

Classic That Would Last For A Couple Of More Years. — Quick acceleration for a 4 cylinder. Handling is easy and the ride is smooth. I like how the sunroof automatically closes upon locking the doors. Older model so major maintenance is required. Still a good looking car. Good gas mileage (4 cylinder). Quality interior materials; nothing feels cheap.

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Peyton writes:
1986 Toyota Camry LE Review
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5

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It is still running after 233k!
The cost to maintain it isn't bad. I paid $100 less to do the brakes and a wheel bearing, than I did to do the brakes alone on my Mom's car.

Cons

This car is old and never was a meant for speed, so it gets made fun of.

55

You Can't Kill A Toyota, I Know People That Have Tried! — The car has a good history, except when my Mom owned it and I took care of those issues other than cosmetic. The performance I rated was based on what it is worth, age, etc. Compared to a Corvette it sucks. It still can do 65 mph in 2nd gear. The car still runs after 233k. The car is older than I am! I can afford to get a newer car, but I am know it won't be as reliable, and on a newer Toyota I won't know its history. The appearance isn't great, but I don't care.

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John writes:
1986 Toyota Camry LE Review
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5

Pros

sweet body lines

Cons

i no longer have it

65

86 Camry — i could hit 115 mph with 7 people deep with the stage 2 weight reduction i did in the summer of 2000. sweet paddded seatbelt pillows. front end drive so i couldnt really drift as easy. the trunk would leak but a little silicone helped

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Michelle writes:
1986 Toyota Camry LE Review
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5

Pros

Very low mintenance, great gas mileage

Cons

Absolutely none with this car, it was great

185

Simply The Best — This was my first car and it was the best car of its kind back then. I retired the car in 2002 with over 400K miles on it, great performance for 4 cylinder, very low maintenance, same transmission throughout, very few problems over the years in repairs. Paint job was great still was shiny and minimal scratches to the paint when I donated the car to a shelter...yes it was still operating. Loved it!

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Levi writes:
1986 Toyota Camry DX Review
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5

Pros

Good gas milage and plenty of room for bigger people like me

Cons

none

55

Awsome Car — Great car with over 30 mpg and pretty roomy inside. I have over 210,000 miles and still tow other cars and trucks with it. Would never get rid of this car. Performance. Well its not a race car but it is fun to drive. good brake system. Build Quality, good no rattles and thats with all that milage.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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zurbriggen32 writes:
1986 Toyota Camry LE Review
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5

Pros

good mileage, comfy ride, poor man's cadillac

Cons

automatic, rust, needed exhaust work

zurbriggen32
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Awesome Car, A No-brainer — I bought mine on Jan 8th 2010 with 147k for $700! Drove it from Vancouver to Whistler and back the night i bought it with no maint, very reliable. Auto trans seems to still be good. It's pretty pimped out for a Toyota, very impressed. Gas mileage is ok, not as good as Corolla/Tercel/Civic but good enough. Doesn't appear to leak any oil. It has pretty good power once you get the revs up. Trunk had water in it when I bought it, but doesn't seem to leak that much now. Rear suspension is riding low but still works. There's a bit of rust around driver's side wheel wells but not much elsewhere. Everything (except cruise control so far) still works and has been a sweet ride so far. Here's to many miles of fun...

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jing714 writes:
1986 Toyota Camry Review
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5

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Very reliable, econmical, inexpensive (somewhat) to maintain.

Cons

None, thank you.

jing714
45

Just Bought A Used One With 102,165 On The Odometer!!! — I recently bought this used car at only 102,165 miles on the odometer, I know unbelievable!!!. I had a corolla before and it ran like the energizer bunny, every positive thing said about the Toyota is true to a fault. I will buy a repair manual for it - for light-weight maintenance. In this day of $4.00/gal (yes it is down for now). This sure beats any gas guzzler. jing714@gmail.com

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MargarL5 writes:
1986 Toyota Camry DX Review
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MargarL5
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Just Got It Out Of The Shop — Had the car 3 months.Has only 148,000 mile on it. The previous owner put new belts, wires, and hoses. Apparently he forgot to change the timing belt. lol. I did, and the water pump. Now it runs as great as it did before and I hope to get alot more miles out of it, because it is a pleasure to drive.

Owner for 0 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:8,000

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kittyklise writes:
1986 Toyota Camry LE Review
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Great Mileage, No Power — I love the 35+mpg, but live in a valley and it has no power on any type of incline.

Owner for 0 years, 9 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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1983 Toyota Camry Reviews

Awesome By guasinay50

This is an awesome car, i drove it through all kind of roads and it handles very well, the only thing i complain about is the wiring system, 'cause i had a lot of trouble with the alternator and some ... Read More

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Only problem I've ever encountered was replacing the timing belt. Otherwise, this car has been through a hailstorm, made three cross-country moves and has never broken down! Standard maintenance only.... Read More

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1984 Toyota Camry Reviews

Best! By Andu

Camry bowed during the 1983 model year as Toyota belatedly switched its compact car from rear-wheel drive to front-wheel drive. Built in Japan, the Camry model line consisted of a four-door sedan an... Read More

I Love It By Jacob

I was so completely in love with this car and still am. The performance was slow and handled "like a boat" (I'm convinced their designers spent serious effort to make it handle that much like a boa... Read More

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1985 Toyota Camry Reviews

Great Car. Always Cheap On Gas. And It Is Fun To Drive For Weeks And Watch Everyone Get Gas But You. By ChrisC99B55

Forty more words of the same on this 1985 Toyota Camry LE for sure. The only thing I can think of that needs to be done, and maybe this Idea will dawn on Toyota some day too. Is that Toyota should hon... Read More

Turbo Diesel 1985 Toyota Camry Rare Car. By mattsoki

I like the alternative fuel type. Diesels are thought to be longer running. Diesels seem more mysterious to me and more different to diagnose. My biggest complaint is difficult starting in cold a... Read More

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1987 Toyota Camry Reviews

Monster Car. By TheVaLo

This car is like a charm. I have it since 1990 and it's awesome! It got 300,000km+ (186,411+ miles) and it's still runs without a problem. It's 16 valve, 2.0 GLi, 4 cylinders. It doesn't make noi... Read More

400 Dollar Investment! By Brittany

I liked everything about it actually...cept the fact that it was an old turd. But it never broke down, or gave me problems. It could run for miles without any tune-ups or anything...Reason i give it a... Read More

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1988 Toyota Camry Reviews

Great Long Lasting Sweet Ride By Justin

Great little car,, i loved driving it!!!! plenty of space, great commuter car for work. easy on gas,, gets up and goes when u punch the gas. easy to work on! i have had alot of fun times in this vehic... Read More

So Good I've Owned Two By avonasek

These Camrys are great cars! I used to think 'American cars all the way' but these Toyotas have changed my mind as I have owned three Toyotas, including two gen 2 Camrys. The fuel economy is quite g... Read More

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