I'm considering buying a 2014 Toyota Camry with 67K miles on it. It has a spotty service record though.

Asked by Jul 11, 2016 at 02:00 PM about the 2014 Toyota Camry L

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

According the carfax, it was only taken to the dealership 3 times and the
last was at 20k miles. The interior was not well maintained and the car was
repossessed, so I'm a little concerned that the oil wasn't changed regularly.
Should I even consider buying a car without a consistent service record? Is
there any way I can tell whether or not I should be concerned about oil
changes?

4 Answers

287,075

Not all service garages are listed onto carfax. But if the car was repo'd, you can rest assured it wasn't really taken care of maintenance wise and the interior is shot. I would look at something else.

1 people found this helpful.
35,375

If the price were right, it would be worth the gamble. But as you correctly noted, you have no way of knowing if this received proper maintenance, given it was repossessed and owned by a slob. You can, if they let you inspect the car, pull the oil filler cap or dipstick and give it a good sniff for burned oil. A good mechanic can spot signs of lack of oil changes. Gunk and carbon deposits on the filler cap is another sign of bad maintenance. If this is being sold by a dealership, see if they'll let you take it for a thorough inspection at another shop.

1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful
64,355

It is a repo, don't even consider this car!

1 people found this helpful.
14,775

Everyone knows to WALK AWAY from A REPO vehicle.

Your Answer

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 71,027 nationwide Camry listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:
Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Toyota Camry Experts

  • #1
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    15,120
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    5,050
  • #3
    last_chance_garage
    Reputation
    3,760
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
447 Great Deals out of 102,248 listings starting at $800
Used Toyota Corolla
553 Great Deals out of 67,462 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Civic
342 Great Deals out of 52,546 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Altima
708 Great Deals out of 69,581 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota Avalon
134 Great Deals out of 7,737 listings starting at $662
Used Toyota RAV4
416 Great Deals out of 75,376 listings starting at $1,995
Used Hyundai Sonata
360 Great Deals out of 49,627 listings starting at $1,250
Used Nissan Maxima
213 Great Deals out of 17,132 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Highlander
371 Great Deals out of 48,975 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda CR-V
489 Great Deals out of 73,246 listings starting at $1,699
Used Chevrolet Malibu
459 Great Deals out of 50,019 listings starting at $2,111
Used Toyota Prius
177 Great Deals out of 17,048 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Fusion
565 Great Deals out of 60,985 listings starting at $800
Used Toyota Tacoma
408 Great Deals out of 44,674 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota 4Runner
254 Great Deals out of 33,373 listings starting at $2,900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Camry L For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 1,219 listings starting at $19,447
2014 Toyota Camry L For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 299 listings starting at $8,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.