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Toyota Camry Saloon 3.0i V6 4d Auto (1997/P)

Toyota Camry Saloon 3.0i V6 4d Auto (1997/P) - Owner Review

Wallows a bit on twisty roads. Very comfortable car to cover big journeys in. Climate and cruise control together with leather and auto-box make it very relaxing to drive.
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Toyota Camry Saloon (96-01)

Value

5 out of 5

The best value exec saloon I could find.

Costs

3 out of 5

Fairly thirsty car, but costs are offset by cheap purchase price! Spares expensive, but you won't need many.

Driving

3 out of 5

Wallows a bit on twisty roads. Very comfortable car to cover big journeys in. Climate and cruise control together with leather and auto-box make it very relaxing to drive.

Performance

4 out of 5

Good mid-range so plenty in reserve for overtaking on fast A-roads. Auto-box saps some performance.

Reliability

5 out of 5

163,000 miles and still running sweet. Uses no oil between changes. Small weep of Dexron from auto-box, but easier to top up every 6 months than to fix. Personally think oil changes every 5000 miles is the secret to long life.

Image

2 out of 5

Bland and near invisible in terms of status. Look beyond the badge and enjoy this often over-looked gem.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Superb comfort from electric leather seats. 6-8 hour journeys are no problem. V6 engine and auto box are quiet and silky-smooth.

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Security

4 out of 5

Anonymous looks mean that it goes un-noticed. Alarm and immobiliser fitted as standard.

Service

5 out of 5

Very helpful dealerships - they reset my alarm/immobiliser 'plipper' for free!

Problems

Bodywork
Nose prone to stone chips and scratches.

Engine
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Gearbox
Small oil leak after 160,000 miles, but box still very smooth.

Other
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Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes