what sort of major repairs can one expect to make on a 2007 camry with 100%2C000 miles on it%3F

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Asked by mek91 Feb 12, 2013 at 01:42 PM about the 2007 Toyota Camry CE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Considering buying a used car but don't know what major things go wrong after 100,000 miles are on the car.

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judge_roy
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depends on what you consider 'major' to be, Toyota afficianados (there everywhere, they're everywhere) will tell you that it's just getting brokein at 100000 expect 250000 or more- If its a manual transmission, check the life of the clutch. If it's an automatic, pull the stick and smell for burnt and note the color. Sounds crazy, but sniff the exhaust, and compare it to a 57 belair, and a honda probably somewhere in between that, but could tell if there was OIL in that smoke by the color and smell. The coolant and oil are two fluids to pay attention to, if they are new looking or a calcutta train station- one thing that I do is smell the interior. Women smell nice and cologne is transferred to the seats and steering wheel, and tend to drive gently. Men on the other hand smell like BRUT on a good day are not nice to their cars and ride 'em HARD. use your better senses, and listen to what your heart tells you. If you really love a car, the price does not matter~

judge_roy
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The timing chain is one item that could cause to spend a few dollars on repair if the owner hadn't changed the oil (should be a running tally of this change schedule on board) on time. Would not worry about this chain, unless you can hear it, and it sounds tortured and weak...know 'cause I've dealt with these before...a lot of times. Of course a set of tires and alignment, inspection of control arms and control arm bushings if this buggy were driven in a place that has no pavement would show signs of premature wear on these suspension pieces. You can rest assured that your inspector is looking for something to report. Tie rod play making it difficult to align isn't too much, ball joints tie rod ends, replacing them requires another alignment- so engine---check transmission---check brakes and suspension---yet to be checked.

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judge_roy
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damned inspection is eighty dollars (that's what we charged in 1996), but there is a checkilst of ALL systems and seals we'd race through and inspect them one at a time. It was very thorough. One wouldn't expect major steering components or a steering dampener to be considered, but things wear out and go unnoticed. Perhaps eighty ain't so much when we are investigating systems that don't usually get looked at in day to day driving.

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Michael Tutty
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Mileage doesn't matter much. The good news is the car has been driven enough to keep it limbered up. One of my Mom's friends sold her nephew her Camry, and at 30,000 miles, all the major components gave up when it started being driven regularly. I've also seen them go 200, or even 300,000 miles. Check everything over well, and hopefully the car comes with the maintenance records. At that mileage, you will be expecting things like struts to be about due, and same with the exhaust. Front end parts can go too, depending on how the car was used, and where. Good luck on the car.

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