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1988 Toyota Camry User Reviews

1988 Toyota Camry Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews

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benziegirl writes:
1988 Toyota Camry LE Review
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5

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Great reliability & visibility. Sturdy body. Maintained excellent value over the years. Low insurance cost.

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Lacks power when loaded or climbing hills. The A/C was weak when it worked. The original died after a few years & the replacement lasted around a year.

benziegirl
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Great Family/commuter Car — Overall, this has been an excellent car for our family. She's been wonderfully reliable and has seen us through the raising & learning-to-drive seasons of our children. The visibility is terrific, gas mileage has been good and the versatility of the station wagon has been great. The paint still shines in spite of keeping her parked in the sun. The inside plastic has become brittle & is broken in places, red upholstery has faded where exposed over the years, & the front seats have lost much of their cushion support now. She's also picked up a few rattles & creaks with age, but at 118K miles she still has a lot of life in her.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Lennox writes:
1988 Toyota Camry LE Review
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5

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fuel economy and looks good on the highway

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no AWD

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Great Car To Drive And Save Money At The Pumps Unless You Got A V6 Or Awd — the 88 toyota camry le is a great car to drive and fun to drive.also the performance is good the acceleration is good thanks to the 2L I4 16V engine that produce 118 hp.also its cheap to run than to buy.fuel economy is 22 city 29 hwy thanks to the overdrive and the EFI.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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asjablue writes:
1988 Toyota Camry LE Review
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4

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reliable economical spacious interior and boot

Cons

old shape makes it visually unappealing

asjablue
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1988 Camry 2 Ltr Fuel Injected — purchased as a work car I am so suprised how well this car runs yes it is old and knocked about making it ugly but it's very reliable and economical. only repairs;brakes and a windscreen(my fault) not a fast take off but holds it's own over 60kmph. Strong body means not much damage in minor accidents. Seems to use a fair amount of oil and clutch fluid. Excellent first car and an easy car to learn to drive in.

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avonasek writes:
1988 Toyota Camry DX Review
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4

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Good fuel economy, peppy with a 5-speed, surprising handling for an economy sedan

Cons

Lacks uphill power

avonasek
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So Good I've Owned Two — 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 good for doing mostly city driving, excellent for freeway driving as well with cruise control. One complaint I have is the lack of uphill power, even keeping it down in second it struggles up large hills. Manual transmission is easy to drive, great for a first time learner. These cars will run forever, my previous camry had 234,000 miles when it got totalled and this one has almost 170,000 miles and it runs like new aside from a little burning oil from the valve seals.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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juice1973 writes:
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very fast for stock motor

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needs a tune up

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Love It — i have never drove a better car. it has 311,000 miles on the motor and i can hit 115 mph in third gear.i hope to be able to give 2 my grandchildren.if it had wings it would fly.needs a radiator

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jon writes:
1988 Toyota Camry LE Review
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build quality, toughness

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i got rid of it

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A Solid Car — this car has taken a true beating. it's been run without cooloant and oil for a short time, it's been jumped, it's been submerged in a pond, and it still runs great. This is one car I wish i didn't get rid of.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Joseph writes:
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Last's Forever

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Not for you if you hate slow cars

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Love It! — I like how these cars last forever and the motor and transmission can last way over 200k miles. I also like how for an 88 it had power windows, locks, seat belts, sunroof and all. Don't like the little motor, poor thing couldnt handle the hills but hey the mpg i was getting who cares

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jouni writes:
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3

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its big

Cons

carburator-no injection

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Good Old Toyota — Not much to say..its an old car with a low mileage..just 140 tkm..in good shape. The negative side of the car is that its not a injection engine..but it runs pretty good for soon beeing a veteran

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jaime writes:
1988 Toyota Camry LE Review
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the need for speed

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none

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The Car Interior Was Red And Exterior Was White — performance it had the need for speed build quality it had a few repairs apperance both interior and interior was nice cost of ownership gas mileage maintance fun factor this car was a great car to drive and i wouldn't let anyone drive it

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Justin writes:
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style, ride comfort, just about everything!!!!

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nothing bothered me at all

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Great Long Lasting Sweet Ride — 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 vehicle, i definately recommend it!!

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