1996 Toyota Camry User Reviews

1996 Toyota Camry Review Ratings

  • Review your car

Average Ratings from 47 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

PROS
"fuel economy" 23 reviews
"power" 18 reviews
"reliable car" 14 reviews
"ride" 13 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
CONS
"power" 8 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying 1 - 10 of 47 1996 Toyota Camry reviews.

Ben writes:
1996 Toyota Camry LE Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
3

Pros

Reliable, Comfortable, Excellent Outward Visibility, MPG, Large crusing range

Cons

4cylinder Accerleration, Handling, Ride over 70MPH, Suspension,

185

Toyota Orginal Flagship Model, The Camry — 3rd generation camry was produced from 1992--1996. It was Toyota Flagship vehicle at the time in 1992. It has been said that the 3rd generation camry was very detailed and meticulous combed over that some thought it was overkilled. In fact, to this day, the 3rd generation Camry proves to be one of the best Toyotas ever built due to quality assurance involved. The 4cylinder engine in the LE model is adequate at best. It does it best to move the 3200 lb vehicle around. For 1995 and 1996, revised headlights, tailights, front and rear bumpers were introduced as a refresh, slightly improving the looks of the Camry. The camry is rather bland and unoffending when viewed by strangers. However, it is extremely reliable with very few parts breaking pre-maturely and it is well constructed for its time.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Camry
Looking for a Used Camry in your area?
CarGurus has 78,606 nationwide Camry listings starting at $1,500.
ZIP:
Reginald writes:
1996 Toyota Camry LE Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Reliable
Good on the pockets (gas prices)

Cons

Interior felt a little cramp
Did not have incredible speed

105

Great First Car, Low Maintainence — Vehicle 1996 Toyota Camry 4 Dr Collector Sedan Review Very well built (much better than most new cars), incredibly reliable. The V6 is very smooth and quiet but it lacks low end torque and seems to bog if you step on it. Ride is very smooth but floaty and needs to be more controlled. Steering is not very sharp. Tranny shifts well most of the time, but short shifts in normal mode and hangs on to revs too much in power mode. Quality of materials and build is awesome. Leather is excellent quality but front seat padding is hard and pinches the thighs. Overall a very good car with some minor shortcomings. Favorite Features Reliability, build quality, smooth and quiet, up to 37mpg (imp gals) on the hwy, feels like it will last forever. Suggested Improvements None.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Michael writes:
1996 Toyota Camry LE Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Reliable, feels safe/solid, roomy and great gas mileage.

Cons

Leaks oil, plain body styling.

65

My Camry — My camry is an ugly green color with a very plain body style. It's comfortable to ride in and easy to drive. Visibility is superb and handles well for a larger vehicle. Huge trunk and ample cabin room. It's been the most reliable car I've owned to date. Gas mileage is terrific, although it leaks oil. It's no sports car, but has some get up for a four cylinder.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Gary writes:
1996 Toyota Camry LE Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
4

Pros

looks,performance,reliability,gas mileage

Cons

shocks,noise in right front area(possibly shocks,wheel,brake)Engine light just came on with "EVAP" code which is just a smog problem that could be a tube or tiny part??

55

Sporty Sedan — A good looking sporty sedan with all power and good looks! With a little work and money this will cross country back and forth numerous times....hell, even now it will cross the country...(bet on it!)haha........TRY IT!

Primary Use: Family transportation

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
muggit writes:
1996 Toyota Camry LE Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Fun and economical

Cons

air conditioner no longer works

muggit
95

Camry - My Car — I love this car. It handles great in all road conditions. It is fun to drive, easy to handle, has required little repairs. I've kept up with dealer suggested maintenance. Gets great mileage and lives up to the Toyota reputation. Great roomy backseats. backseats fold down to extend trunksize. Safe car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Sketch writes:
1996 Toyota Camry LE V6 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

I beat a Camaro once

Cons

Can't shift it yourself: get a '97- V6 for that

75

Faithful, Frugal Fun ... For Five! — Its appearance belies its performance--with the V6, the Camry is quick off the line and sounds great. The electronically-controlled four-speed is easily the best automatic I've ever had the pleasure to use. Handled reasonably well. Four-wheel discs are great; not having ABS was often exciting. Good, clean design, looks great in white and even better in black, and it was often mistaken for a Lexus. The '96 V6 specifically has front axle issues, and a leaking steering rack was replaced, which is perfectly understandable at 120000 miles. Fuel economy was around 19 mpg in the city, and this is under very hard driving. Extraordinarily comfortable, as well. VERY solid car; only a manual transmission could have made it better!

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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Zach writes:
1996 Toyota Camry LE Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
2

Pros

Gas Milage, Pretty Good Radio

Cons

Slow, No AC, 4cyl & FWD

135

Moms Car...a.k.a "betsy" — Well its a Toyota with 180,000+ miles on it so its very reliable. Its quite SLOW however with its 4 cyl. making only about 140 hp. Good gas milage and repairs arent anything too major. Not a fun car to drive since its FWD. If ur looking for performance go elswhere...if ur looking to be laughed at since u drive a little econobox then by all means be my guest!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Anthony writes:
1996 Toyota Camry DX Review
Accessories:
Brakes:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Daily Commute:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Interior Noise:
Interior Space:
Long Trips:
Maintenance Cost:
Parking:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Ride Comfort:
Safety:
Snow/Ice:
Looks/Style:
Visibility:
Weight:
Overall:
5

Pros

This car is reliable and cheap, perfect for a student or someone who is on a budget

Cons

to loud, not very flashy

215

It Is A Good Buy And A Perfect First Car For Someone — *The car is a very reliable vehicle * it gets great gas mileage and has not needed a repair yet, * the brakes work well and are quiet. * the front seats are good but if you are over 6' tall you are going to have a little bit of a leg cramp issue, * the interior is nice looking and the back seats are roomy enough for the average person. * the car is not a very safe vehicle. * most of the car is plastic and it is a very light car a decent gust of wind will move the car a fair distance out of your lane on the highway. * Speaking of highways the car is loud as crap once you get to 60 mph the wind noise combined with the high rpms that the engine runs at a somewhat slow speed is very annoying. * the camry is a decent looking little car there is nothing special or outstandish on the car so you probably will not get pulled over as much but it isnt exactly a eye sore either *this car get great gas mileage and parts are cheap to get and easy to find *the car is not really that fun to drive the only exception to that is that it is a smaller car and can get through traffic quite well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Sofyan writes:
1996 Toyota Camry LE Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
3

Pros

reliable

Cons

huge snore factor

95

Boring First Car — I drove this car from 2005-2009 and it was my very first car. IT was reliable and never really left me stranded even though it had 150k when i sold it. Performance was downright slow. The 4 cylinder engine only had 125hp and still used a good amount of gas so that was a double whammy. Its styling was just bland and very dated, gas mileage was terrible for a 4 cylinder with a lack of power. In the city i got like 21mpg and 28mpg highway. My new V6 accord with 200hp matches the mileage and it quick and fun to drive. However, this car was just plain boring as with all other toyotas.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
skipk writes:
1996 Toyota Camry LE V6 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

power, build quality, reliability, fun to drive

Cons

none

skipk
35

Love It. What A Bargain — I bought my 1996 camry LE with the 6 cyl engine brand new. it has 220,000 miles. get 28 miles in mixed driving, and 30+ on highway. I change the oil myself and it does not burn a drop of oil in the 3,333 mile oil change interval. original engine and transmission. i want to see if it'll last till 350,000 miles. It's been a great car, very much like the 1987 celica I owned for 12 years and traded with 142,000 miles, a trade I still regret.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 1 - 10 of 47 1996 Toyota Camry reviews.

Review your car

Reviews From Other Years

2014 Toyota Camry Reviews

It's The Best Car Ever! By DDWoodville

Love Toyota Camry so much, we have 2. That says it all. Our local dealership is also awesome. The Camry has been so reliable, that when we decided to buy a new family car, we chose the Camry again. No... Read More

Best Family Car Period By mfaisalakram

This Car retains its value like no other drives quieter than accord or altima .new design looks very aggressive as well only other vehicle i would prefer as family sedan would be mazda 6 19 inch facto... Read More

Read all 2014 Toyota Camry reviews

2013 Toyota Camry Reviews

Love It By djpenny

Camry is a great car and I would recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for a good looking car and fun to drive. The Camry SE has a sporty ride than the LE or XLE, the fog lights are great and I had... Read More

Would Be The Best Car If Not Recalls By mystuffforsale36

Love power of V6 but in the same time relative fuel economy. Climate control is very convenient. Steering wheel controls are useful. Great stereo system. Auto dimming rear view mirror is priceless... Read More

Read all 2013 Toyota Camry reviews

2012 Toyota Camry Reviews

Safe, Relaible By dcothern

I bought it as a work car to put about 200k on it before I give it to my daughter. the main reason I bought it was thinking of her safety when she gets it. this car has air bags on its airbags. It ... Read More

Drives Great, Looks Good! By car4Matt

What I like about the Camry is that you feel control of the car when you are driving it, it's very stable and the brakes are awesome. Fuel costs are low. I love the touchscreen, navigation system, but... Read More

Read all 12 2012 Toyota Camry reviews

2011 Toyota Camry Reviews

It's A Great Car. Now I Know Why Camrys Are The Most Popular Car! It's Really A Nice Ride! By Jmcbrophy

Before I was a hybrid owner, I worried about acceleration at critical times. But that is not the case, the power is there when you need it. I love driving this car! I like watching the Eco mode to see... Read More

Great Car With Great Gas Milage By Rajaji75

There is nothing bad I can say about this car. Perhaps they could have made it more fun to drive but overall I would say that this is a good beginner or if you need just need basic liable transportati... Read More

Read all 14 2011 Toyota Camry reviews

2010 Toyota Camry Reviews

Comfortable By cip93

The Toyota Camry Hybrid is awesome. Very comfortable and great for someome who has long legs. Lots of room. It is even good in the snow because the electric motors keep the tires from spinning when... Read More

Toyotas Are Cool! By jmoran200

I think this car is very safe and I feel confident when riding in it.I recommend it to anyone- especially if you have small children. Glad to have air bags. Looking forward to future improvements.Get ... Read More

Read all 25 2010 Toyota Camry reviews

People researching a 1996 Toyota Camry contacted a dealer about

1996 Toyota Camry, 1997 Toyota Camry 4 Dr LE Sedan picture, exterior
Toyota Camry
21% of the time
Toyota Corolla
15% of the time
Honda Accord
11% of the time
Honda CR-V
5% of the time
Camry
Looking for a Used Camry in your area?
CarGurus has 78,606 nationwide Camry listings starting at $1,500.
ZIP: