2003 Toyota Camry User Reviews

2003 Toyota Camry Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 39 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 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: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 22 reviews
"reliable car" 16 reviews
"ride" 13 reviews
"power" 12 reviews
"maintenance" 7 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"weak power" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews

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wlarimore writes:
2003 Toyota Camry XLE Review
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4

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Great on gas.  Smooth ride.  Low cost so far.

Cons

none so far

wlarimore
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Wise Investment — I like the dependability of this vehicle. I also like the fuel efficiency. I have noticed that the onboard computer doesn't calculate the miles per gallon correctly compared to my manual calculation. But, it still gets a decent 32 hwy as opposed to 37 reported.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ashley writes:
2003 Toyota Camry Review
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5

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Very smooth, Very efficient, Comfortable, Potential Project Car

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Very common in Hobart, Not the best turning circle

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2003 Toyota Camry Sedan — For a stock 4 cylinder family sedan this car has some pickup. Its highly fuel efficient and smooth. With metallic paint and sports accessories it looks a little better than the stock version floating around and would even make a good project car. It looks better than the generation 6 Camrys and has a lot of potential when you slap it on big 19" rims. Performance: The 4 cyl model is surprisingly quick and smooth. Could do with some lower springs. Build Quality: The Camry is larger than you'd think and quite solid. Inside is very quiet and well insulated. Appearance: When sported up looks awesome. A bit plain stock though. Cost of Ownership: Great on fuel, maintenance is standard. Fun Factor: Being a front wheel drive you can't drift it without yanking the handbrake but its quite zippy for a larger sedan. Lowering it and throwing in stabilizer bars would make it superb on curved roads.

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Wiseman writes:
2003 Toyota Camry XLE V6 Review
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4

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Reliability and little maintenance

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Transmission has intermittent jerk

Wiseman
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Great Car — Would recommend to anyone looking for a dependable, low maintenance car. Bought new in 2003 and have experienced only one trip to the dealer for a small issue repair. Great for highway or city and will keep the car until we begin experiencing issues.

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Natalya writes:
2003 Toyota Camry LE V6 Review
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5

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* Reliable
* Good gas mileage combined with powerful engine
* Very comfortable
* Excellent performance, very easy to control.
* I felt safe going long distance, always knew I can trust it.

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* Looks could be more modern.  Toyota always go with a very conventional looks.  But its not a big trade-off for the comfort and reliability.

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The Most Reliable And Reasonable Sedan For The Middle-class Family. — The car is extremely reliable. It went 164K without any breakdowns. Other than changing oil, batteries, breaks, tires I never had to do any repair work. At about 140K I changed the belts (including timing belt) and pomp just because I knew it should be done. Absolute pleasure to drive. Soft, very quiet engine. At 9 years old and with high mileage Toyota Camry is still in the great condition and can go for many more years+miles. I used the car for everything, commuting to work, going on vacations, long-drive trips. I didn't have to worry about a thing going wrong with it. It was always perfect. I did buy an extended warranty for 100K. This was not a smart thing to do because there was never a need to use it even now, when the car has almost double the miles of the warranty.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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KLibe writes:
2003 Toyota Camry LE Review
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I love the look and handling of this car.  It is well maintained and in excellent condition.  

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Only negatives is that it can't haul around the soccer crew!

KLibe
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Excellent And Dependable Sedan. — I love the look and handling of this car. It is well maintained and in excellent condition. Only negatives is that it can't haul around the soccer crew! I've never had a real issue with this car and I would keep it forever, but you can't really go hunting with it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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njChris writes:
2003 Toyota Camry XLE Review
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LASTS LONG

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paint easily fades

njChris
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Bought It Certified Used On 07' Was A Little More That Id Like To Spend But Worth It — great car and reliable, especially the heated seats. the car has good pick up speed for a 4 cyl and i travel a lot so it's comfortable to be in. Since May 07 i put about 150k miles on my car May 07-Dec11

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Wright16 writes:
2003 Toyota Camry LE Review
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Clean and comfortable with a smooth ride. Low maintenance.

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none

Wright16
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Great Car. — The only negative is that it does not have a theft deterant system. Really do not want to let this car go but we have to get rid on one. It is clean inside and looks great outside. Everything works on the car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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rgriffith56 writes:
2003 Toyota Camry LE Review
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4

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Great gas mileage. Sporty but large enough for a family.

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Some door dings

rgriffith56
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Nice Wheels — Camry is noted for style and reliability. This car is no exception. Allow wheels add sporty character. Great gas mileage in town and on the road. Yokohama tires handle the road and keep the car smooth through a quick turn.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Laurel writes:
2003 Toyota Camry LE V6 Review
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reliability, gas mileage

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appearance

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It Is What I'm Using Now Until I Can Get My Dream Car. — I really don't like the appearance of my car both interior or exterior. however, the gas mileage, the cost of repairs, and the reliability is what makes this car worthwhile. This car is definitely not all that fun to drive, what i have to say is it gets me from point a to point b in once piece.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Max writes:
2003 Toyota Camry LE Review
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gas mileage

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not a sports car

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Great Familly Sedan — its a great car with great breaks and handling, acceleration is a bit slow. excellent quality never had to have any repairs in the 8 years i'v had it. great gas mileage and its looks preety cool. overall its great

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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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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1986 Toyota Camry Reviews

Awsome Car By Levi

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 ... Read More

Awesome Car, A No-brainer By zurbriggen32

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 pim... 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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