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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationCar MakesToyota · 2 months ago

Are old Toyota Camrys good first cars?

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  • 1 month ago

    Oh,. YES! Everyone knows about TOYOTA reputation>>BUT>> get a FULL INSPECTINO UNDER THE CAR FIRST! Check for RUSTY frames and SUBFRAMES and BRAEK LINES and HOSES! If your BRAKE FLUID is DARK BROWN it is a DEAD Fluid and needs FLUSHING and CHANGING so the BRAKE SYSTEM  will NOT RUST from the INSIDE OUT! BRAKE FLUID absorbs MOISTURE form the air and SOURS and gets ACIDIC and CORROSIVE! Check the ALIGNMENT as well! Use PENNZOIL ULTRA oils in it and install a set of DENSO TWIN TIP IRIDIUM spark plugs to get the MOST power and MILEAGE and to PROTECT your exhaust form INTERIOR damage! IRIDIUM burns MORE CLEANLY and it WIL keep the CONVERTER alive the LONGEST! GOOD LUCK!!

  • 1 month ago

    camrys, toyotas in general are good vehicles. better than most. but! as w all old/used vehicles, assessing it's condition will be key. 

    aside from that, old/used vehicles are great for a first car IMO. they will have issues and dealing w those issues helps one understand them. when it comes time for a new or newer vehicle, that understanding will go a long way in its longevity.

    hope i helped.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Depends on what shape the car in question is in.

  • 2 months ago

    The high number of  20 plus year old Camrys that are still on the road is a clear testament to how reliable they are. You can't say that about a Ford Taurus or Chevy Lumina! Not sure what Jensen means by bulky. Cars are getting bigger. A new Corolla is about the size of an old Camry. Have it checked by a mechanic before buying, as with any used car, regardless of age. with that said, Camrys are generally safe bets. 

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  • Jensen
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Well, Toyota Camry is certainly not the first option that jumps on your mind when it comes to selecting the reliable first car. IMO, it's pretty bulky and it will be hard for a newbie driver to park it. Yet with a little bit of love and regular maintenance, it will make a perfect daily driver, so you're safe to go with it.

  • F
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They are quite large for a first car, you may be better off with something smaller and easier to park etc.

    They are also popular as mini cabs in some places, watch out for ones with stellar mileage or clocked ones. A very worn drivers seat and pedals is a giveaway, as is an over powering smell of cheap air freshener.

  • k w
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    if the mechanic ok's it first......

  • 2 months ago

    Yes they are. Just make sure to check a few things before buying it. If it has an automatic transmission pill the ATF dipstick and make sure the ATF is not brown or black. It should be red or pink. Take the radiator cap off of the radiator and make sure the coolant is full up to the neck. Check the engine oil on the dipstick to make sure it's not low and the color isn't black. The timing belt needs to be changed every 90,000 miles so ask when it was changed last. Kelly Blue Book lists the average price cars are selling for and hs a spot to include the mileage in your search for it's value. Good luck

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    yes but not too high mileage

  • 2 months ago

    Yes.  Buy a new one and follow maintenance instructions to the letter.

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