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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"ride" 3 reviews
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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
75

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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Michelle writes:
1986 Toyota Camry LE Review
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5

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Very low mintenance, great gas mileage

Cons

Absolutely none with this car, it was great

165

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

45

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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John writes:
1986 Toyota Camry LE Review
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5

Pros

sweet body lines

Cons

i no longer have it

55

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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MargarL5 writes:
1986 Toyota Camry DX Review
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5
MargarL5
45

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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Peyton writes:
1986 Toyota Camry LE Review
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5

Pros

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.

45

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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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.

45

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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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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kittyklise writes:
1986 Toyota Camry LE Review
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kittyklise
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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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