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2007 - 2011 Toyota Camry

are these years reliable?

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Response from Smilkman

8:22 pm October 31, 2017

Of course they are. I have my father's 2011 with 40k miles. I never spend a penny on it other than oil changes and tires.


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Response from LectroFuel

9:07 pm October 31, 2017

You can't get reliability much better than a Camry. The one problem is high oil consumption. Some owners are reporting that they are running out of oil halfway through their oil changes. This can lead to engine failure. The 2007 and 2008 are the biggest problem years. Again, there were many reports of oil consumption, but it is the best selling car in the U.S., so I wouldn't pay too much attention to this problem (more cars sold = more reports and higher frequency). It will be a very trouble-free car.


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Response from Member158

9:28 pm October 31, 2017

I have the 2007 hybrid - just reached 240,000 miles. Replaced the battery at 186K. No other major work and it still looks good. Reliable.


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Response from ReVolted

9:31 pm October 31, 2017

Yes, and no.. the V6 is a rock solid reliable vehicle.. the maintenance is key, you should make sure on the v6 that the timing belt, water pump, spark plugs, and ignition wires as well as coils have been changed at the 100k mile mark, and needs to be done every 100k miles.. This job is around 1300 dollars to do and have done right.. The 2.4 i4 is a different story, while they are strong reliable engines there were some that suffered from premature piston ring failure, that was caused by a design flaw.. It should be noted that mileage and oil change timing had nothing to do with that issue. I would strongly suggest not buying one with the 2.4 in it.. as it's a big gamble as to if the one you're buying is one effected by the issue. The Job is big and most home mechanics myself included who has done a piston ring job on the 2.4 will tell you it took me about two weeks after work every day for 3 hour to finish.. The later 2.5 and earlier 2.0 are absolutely rock solid.. as is the hybrid which doesnt use the same 2.4 as the base..


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Response from Member279

1:47 am November 2, 2017

I bought my 2007 Camry LE in 2006 when the model first arrived. It is the above mentioned2.4L I4 and I have not had a single issue with it. No oil burning.

It is now 11 years,3 months old and all i do is take it in for regular maintenance. Oh, and I get new wipers every couple of years, have had one new battery, and one set of new tires
(plus I have winter tires from November to April(ish)). I only have 89K on it, but I drive it every day, short trips, 5 minutes here, 7 there, the ones we are told are bad for an engine. Every once in a while I put 100 km on it and consider that a long trip.

I understand there must have been problems for some people but mine is a gem. My cousin bought the hybrid the same time I bought mine and loves it.

Good luck with your decision!


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Response from jriker1

11:01 pm November 19, 2017

fyi 2007-2014 Camry V6 uses a timing Chain, not belt. Engines are rock solid. 100% synthetic oil and under normal conditions, change every 7.5k miles.Though new models coming with 0w20syn factory can go 10k, Just check oil when you fill the tank is the rule of thumb.


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