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MT's long-term Camry blows head gasket!
Posted 29 August 2003 - 05:39 PM
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Posted 30 August 2003 - 12:41 AM
However, I did a lot of homework before I bought my yota.. The gen 3 camry is about the most bullet proof car ever made as far as I can tell. and so far it has lived up to that reputation. after reading a couple hundred reviews, visiting message boards and all sorts of other stuff, the most common recurring problem I found out about with my 94 camry was a malfunction of the power antenna(which mine is afflicted with.. $20 fix.. been too lazy to do it).. I can live with that.. especially since it has all those things my old soobs never came with.. 200hp, leather, power seats, cc and AC that actually work consistently
All in all, its a great car for my wife to drive. I am confident I won't get a phone call from her telling me she is broken down on the side of the road somewhere in the 100 degree texas heat.. I honestly wish I could say the same about my soob.. but thats why I drive the soob and she drives the camry
Posted 30 August 2003 - 08:17 AM
The '96 Legacy and Impreza have a pretty bad engine rating from Consumer Reports. The fact that both the Impreza and Legacy have the same rating leads me to believe that the 2.2L engine is mostly at fault because the Impreza didn't have the 2.5L until the 2.5RS. And since on this board I haven't heard of any major problems with the 2.2's except for oil leaks, then that must be the reason for the low rating.
Posted 30 August 2003 - 07:57 PM
In the past 3 months I have had.
Bad tie rod end
Broken clutch cable
2 of the 3 bolts that hold the AC/Alt bracket broken off in the Intake manifold and block
Tail Lights shorted out at the switch
intake gasket leak(that one may have been my fault:o )
power steering rack went kaboom
mysterious stalling problem.. and inability to restart after stall
and most recently, car has come down with a case of Kentucky Fried ECU.. replacement from a board member should be here in a couple of days.
As I said.. soon it will be a brand new car
But all of those problems combined, and sometimes happening all at once prompted the purchase of the camry. My wife refused to drive the soob anymore.. For the most part, I try not to drive around in it with my daughter, because my faith in the car is somewhat rattled and I don't want to be broken down on the side of the road in the 100+ degree heat with a 20 moonth old little girl in a place where i know almost no one (texas)
Posted 31 August 2003 - 07:51 AM
I''ve had several Subarus but never stranded. And of course there have been some faults, but only a few. The first car I owned was an Opel Vectra. I am so glad I found the way to Subaru.
I hope that you will get fixed your car one day in the future.
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