1988 Toyota Camry User Reviews

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    Displaying 11 - 19 of 19 1988 Toyota Camry reviews.

    1988 Toyota Camry LE Review
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    The Automotive Equivalant Of Gruel — One would think I would have a lot to say about this car, since I spent an entire autumn installing a new engine I purchased from a junk yard run by the Yakuza in Richmond, British Columbia. This Toyota Camry LE (which stands for Limited Edition; i.e., only 100,000 of my particular car was produced) was the first car I ever owned that had power windows and locks! It was responsible white on the exterior and smooth listening Lite 105 blue on the inside. It had a 4-speed automatic gearbox coupled to a gutless 4-cylinder engine that made exceeding the speed limit out of the question. It was cheap to insure; cheap on gas; excellent visibility and was very practical (practical pronounced in a nasily voice). Were I an insurance salesman, I would be in automotive nirvana. Yet, I can't think of anything of interest I did in this car other than commuting to work. I actually purchased a Jack-In-The-Box ball for the antenna, because I would constantly loose it in parking lots. Perhaps secretly I was lusting for the far sexier Nissan Stanza. And this is the epitome of Toyota products: they are thoroughly logical, but sometimes I want a car to grab me by the cojones and have a feel.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: After doing 200K miles, you can still send it to Paraguay and make a profit

    Cons: You really don't care much for cars, don't you?  

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    1988 Toyota Camry Review
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    1988 Toyota Camry Cs — this car is a good run around car i get around 600km's to a tank plus the proformance of a 2 litre duel over head cam celica absolutely beautiful car for handeling and ride and only lacks in air con which can be easly rectified

    Pros: great milage for fuel cost handeling great power to weight good

    Cons: front wheel drive

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    1988 Toyota Camry LE Review
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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.

    Pros: reliable economical spacious interior and boot

    Cons: old shape makes it visually unappealing

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    1988 Toyota Camry LE All Trac Review
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    Love It Anyway — ive got my moneys worth out of this car but i dont want to get rid of it.within the last month i have problems with the fuel injectors and i think the car has a major short circuit somewhere

    Pros: really reliable compared to other cars that are newer

    Cons: sadly i think its the begining of the end for my camry

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    1988 Toyota Camry Review
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    Toyota Camry Station Wagon — toyota camry station wagon

    Pros: good fuel econony, love the 40/60 rear seat, tonnes of space

    Cons: none to speek of

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    1988 Toyota Camry Review
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    Hunk Of Junk With 4 Wheels — I feel so bad I ever purchased this car. I had a 1988 Chevy Nova prior to my Camary, and even though it had dings on it, it ran like a pro. Never any problems other than replacing the tires. Should not have gotten rid of it.

    Owner for 4 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:7,000

    Pros: Sets a fine example for the junk yard queen

    Cons: It still runs when I run behind and push - just like the Flinstones.

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    1988 Toyota Camry LE Review
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    Great Little Beater — It changed my idea about imports

    Pros: great mileage, very reliable

    Cons: has bad oil leak, not enough power, loose rear end at higher speeds

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    Cheap And Reliable Basic Car. — My first car was this kind of old rustbucket...but that's what i appreciated in it; easy car for a novise driver =) Needed hardly any maintenance, and even at about 160km/h, it's still quite steady to handle.

    Pros: Very nice handling, quiet, and comfortable for a car this old!

    Cons: Terrible appearance, 20 years old... =o  Getting rusty easily as most Japanese cars. About 10-12l/100km =(

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    1988 Toyota Camry LE All Trac Review
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    Love My Old Car — I drive in the snow and ice of Alaska, work midnight-8am in all kinds of weather driving 10 + miles in mountain forested areas, it is dependable,and love the All Trac!

    Owner for 3 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:40,000

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Toyota Camry Reviews

    Good, Not Great, Car By timothytre

    After 6,000 miles of ownership, I have to say that a Camry is simply a Camry. Known for its reliability and fuel economy and not too much more. While the car has more style and better lines than its p... Read More

    Good, Not Great, Car. By timtre3

    The 2015 redesign is significantly improved from the previous style. It has similar body lines and styling of its luxury sister, the Lexus ES350 and the same rims as the current body style of what is ... Read More

    2014 Toyota Camry Reviews

    Perfect Vehicle For All Around Use By NissanofStafford

    The pricing is a little higher, however it is made up with reliability, low maintenance and major fuel savings. Would recommend and buy again. Great safe vehicle that has a quiet ride overall. Gives a... Read More

    2014 Camry By SgtKidJoe

    Great acceleration. Car is great on long trip and a daily commuter. I bought this car for my wife and she absolutely loves it. Trunk is spacious and holds a lot of cargo. This is my idea of a mid-size... Read More

    2013 Toyota Camry Reviews

    Excellent Car Overall And Comes With Big Fuel Savings By hiltyga

    The best thing about this car is the fuel savings. I average just right under 40 mpg for in-town stop and go (Atlanta) traffic. This was huge for me because I was getting about 18 mpg with my BMW. ... Read More

    Worst Car That I Have Ever Driven And It Was Almost New! By MichaelTK

    Initially I was amazed that the trunk was so poorly designed that luggage that easily fit in a Ford Fusion's trunk could not all fit in a Camry. Had to carry a suitcase on top of passenger's legs in b... Read More

    2012 Toyota Camry Reviews

    We Love It So Far By recoveryagent007

    This car is way better than anything we've ever owned and we love the smart key system and the toyota care plan was awesome for the first two oil changes and tire rotations I plan to buy second Toyota... Read More

    Great For The Price By beersbm2

    This is probably the nicest vehicle you can own for ~$330/mo. The SE version is very sporty, especially in the bright red that we have. Car rides well, is very reliable, and is good on gas. I am pre... Read More

    2011 Toyota Camry Reviews

    Great Buy By ebarber7

    I actually loved my 2011 Camry LE, do not have it any more because silly teen texting while driving through an intersection totaling my poor camry. Great safety features allowed me to escape without ... Read More

    As Dependable As They Come. By Moorebros1

    This car does what I need it to. Gets me from point A to point B. Haven't had any issues and is always reliable. Will own this car till it can't go anymore. I have always liked the Toyota brand an... Read More

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