The 1990s Toyota Camry Was Popular, Basic Family Transport


This is the Toyota Camry, a terrific and popular household automobile. Today I'm reviewing this Toyota Camry, and I'll reveal you all the lots of quirks and features. I'm also going to get behind the wheel of the Toyota Camry and show you what it resembles to .


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00:34 It Can Be Yours On CARS & BIDS!!!
01:11 Introduction.
03:36 One Of The Most Popular Cars And Truck in the US.
04:50 Why Was It So Popular?
05:59 Dull Design.
07:10 Exterior Quirks.
08:16 Dull Interior.
09:11 Interior Quirks & Characteristic.
13:14 Rear Seating.
14:35 Trunk.
15:27 Driving Experience.
19:51 Final Ideas.
20:18 DougScore.

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The 1990s Toyota Camry Was Popular, Basic Family Transport

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  1. Doug the kind of guy who knocks on random strangers’ doors and tells them about the quirks and features they may have missed about their cars.

    1. This is all you need.
      Your SUV or truck is pointlessly huge, dangerous for other road users and pedestrians and bad for the environment. Weight is the problem.

    1. Seems like now just reviews cars that are sold on his platform, making his opinion less reliable, since he barely says anything bad about the car

  2. I love the episodes with normal cars that are still VERY important. These episodes become more of a history lesson then a car review and I LOVE it.

  3. Bought one of these in high-school. It was about 10 years old. Had 100k miles on it. I drove it for 10 years and sold it with 429k miles on it. The only drive train maintenance i ever had to do was oil changes every 5k miles and spark plugs every 75k miles. Other than that it never had a single issue. I still see it driving and always wanted to know what the mileage was at now. Its gotta be atleast 600k. 100% the most reliable car ever built.

  4. I love love love love love love love this generation of Camry. You can say it’s “boring” or whatever, but this car still looks contemporary in modern traffic 30 years after its debut. Surprisingly, where I live, I still see more Camrys from this generation than of the next.

  5. Small correction: Overdrive button was 4th gear. If it was off the car only went to 3rd gear. With it on, the car would go into 4th. The power button changed the transmission shift points upward, allowing the engine to rev higher before shifting to give you a bit more power.

    1. Yeah, he could at least have … tried it before saying random c*** , a lot of cars had these, it was useful when you wanted to pass someone on the road, an easy “downshift to third”, since the cars automatic transmissions back then moved slower than tectonic plates when you pressed the gas. Also, had a cupholder on my 1992 camry LE V6 wagon, it wasn’t a new thing.

    2. That’s a whole FACT! “Common man!”. It was just a button to down shift. A few hours of flooring it everythime to pass on the high fatigues your leg n back in a low hp 4cyl. It was just to drop a gear with your thumb instead of the gas pedal.

    3. Thats… insane. Why wasn’t that just automatic, lol. “No thanks, I don’t want to use one of those gears my car came with”

    4. @@androiduberalles In the past, automatic transmissions weren’t assisted electronically as optimally then as as they are now. There are computers to detect what you want to do with the car today by the way you press the gas pedal. That wasn’t the case back then. Leaving the OD button off going up a hill or if you needed an extra bit of engine power gave you the ability to manually control what the car was doing. These buttons, the overdrive and the power buttons, were carryovers from the very first generations. By the time they had reached the 3rd generation, the car already had a high level of electronic sophistication which made it more or less a redundancy and by the 4th, in 1997, they eliminated the power button but the overdrive button held on for awhile. They didn’t get rid of it until the 2007 redesign.

  6. I had the very last 1996 Toyota Camry XLE V6 before someone side swipe me about 10 years ago. It had 675K miles on it and it was running so buttery smooth with that V6. I loved that car, it took me everywhere’s was so reliable. Yes, of course I had to do some regular maintenance but nothing too serious. And no, mine didn’t burn any oil, at all!

  7. In Turkmenistan (a country in Central Asia), this exact model gained a name as “insane camry” because of its unrealistic insane reliability and ability to remain fully intact even under challenging conditions of usage. Basically never fails.

  8. I’m so glad he reviewed it. I actually own one of these with almost 60,000 miles on it. It was actually my great-grandma’s car. She got it from the original owner who traded it in and it had 20,000 miles on it. She only drove it 1800 miles a year until 3 years ago when she quit driving. It was with my uncle for 3 years until my grandma bought it from him for me to have as my first car. I love it and have been doing a bunch of research. Even Scotty Kilmer has seen those things with over 700,000 miles and still has the original engine and transmission! Reliability is where Toyotas shine, nothing else.

  9. These cars are legendary, not for looks or performance, but reliability. As a former automobile tech, I saw a number of these come into the shop with 300k or more miles on them.
    They are easy to maintain. One unit that sticks out in my mind is one that I had the regular privilege of servicing that was pushing One Million miles. No joke. That’s quite a few tire replacements. I’d like to see any Porsche or anything Italian do that. I just love these boring Camrys!!
    Great review, Dougie!!😅

    1. Porsches are fairly reliable, especially compared to the rest of German cars. But yeah, nothing from modern Mercedes, VAG, or Stellantis can touch these old Toyotas when it comes to reliability.

    2. @@Syitalian25 perhaps, but by 2024 you can actually afford a fun car without getting a loan that you can’t afford. Just so the bank or IRS can take it because you got too far behind in payments and property taxes 3 years later.

  10. I live in Australia and currently own the beautiful third gen 1996 Toyota Vienta. Coming in a 3.0L V6 I’m still *extremely satisfied* how smooth and quiet my car is. Even swapping the original alloys with muscular looking 5 stars, and I am by no means “polishing a turd” ❤

  11. I sold these cars in ’93-’94, being part of the same product cycle of this car. What a great example of what these cars looked like brand new. Even in my early 20’s at the time, this was my favorite model to sell and daily drove dealer-provided Camry’s on three different occasions while I worked for Toyota. ’92 marked the intro to this generation and Toyota discontinued the Cressida after the ’91 model year partly because they thought this car was good enough to take up that slot. And these cars were quiet and smooth, and definitely a revolutionary redesign versus the prior generation. Much bigger and nicer interiors, and better fit and finish. The SE trim, while it didn’t offer more power, did give you the option of a 5-speed manual transmission with the V6 engine. And a cute little spoiler. And different seat inserts. This generation of Camry was built in both Japan and the US, and some discerning buyers would check closely at the sticker or VIN to make sure it was a Japan-built car. Better paint quality and panel gap consistency on those cars. Great review and thank you for sharing.

  12. Drove a 2000 Camry for 14 years. Aside from excitement, it was the absolute perfect car. Easy to drive, decent power, reliable, low maintenance, it was just there for you.

    1. Yep, that is what makes a car like this so great, especially for enthusiasts. Have a fun bike/car for the weekends or track days, but commuting to work in rush hour traffic to pay for the fun stuff?

      A reliable car that will get you from point A to point B and back everytime, with no drama, is a stress reliever. Plus, putting miles on one of these to commute is stress free. Not wasting sticky tires on the daily commute alone is worth the price of buying one for daily use. Plus, after a long day at work, I just want to get home. A reliable, comfortable cruiser is the way to go , IMO. I save the fun stuff for fun times, and use the boring stuff for boring times.

    2. I still see this era of Camry about once a week in Washington DC, and I always have to do a mental double-take: “Damn that car is going on 25 years!” Indestructible.

  13. This is my favorite Camry bodystyle! I ‘d love one with a 5 speed. One of my co-workers has the same type of car, and it’s over 400,000 miles, all original except the alternator. That only made it to 370,000 miles. The car still drives smooth, and he still drives it every day.

    1. @@pkuneev I used to be a diehard Ford guy. I won’t touch thrm with a 10 foot pole now. Toyota is far better.

    2. @@thatcarguy1UZ No toyota is no better. Toyota are low-quality cars at an inflated price. And with a disgusting design.

    3. @@pkuneev then why is it that I see Toyota Camrys from that year and similar years all over the place but I don’t see any Ford Tauruses from those years? The last decent Ford built was the crown victoria. The last decent Ford truck built was in 1996. GM is no better and Chrysler makes GM and Ford look like Paragons of quality in comparison. But that’s okay, you keep buying those Fords. That leaves more Toyotas for people like me who appreciate quality.

  14. I really appreciate this one, Doug. This was my very first car (I had a 95 LE). I remember mine having a few quirks for the time period. Mine was “silverleaf metallic” which looked almost green in certain lights, had an automatic moonroof, and a pinstripe on the full length of the sides with Toyota symbol from factory.

  15. This was my first car that I ever owned. Bought a 1994 for $1600 with 120k miles in 2010 in that jade green that Toyota used to make. I loved that thing. It took some insane abuse. So many good memories with the homies just jumping across train tracks and getting 2″ off the ground in this thing. Always thought the front of it looked like a Nissan S14 too. RIP

  16. This is extremely nostalgic, my father bought one of these the day I was born and I got to go home from the hospital in it, we had it for a few years and I remember playing with it as a child. My grandfather used to use it as well and I fondly remember my first trip to the dollar store. This is an extraordinary car, and I remember every detail of it fondly as I would steal the keys, unlock it and pretend to drive around in it when my parents weren’t paying attention. They had the same interior, exterior and i4 motor. Thanks for making this Doug.

  17. I can attest, these things are un killable. Wife and I both had the Lexus versions, both were 1996 es300 in ~2015. We got them cheap like 2k with 180k and drove them to 300k with basically no maintenance (we were broke AF in college). They still ran great when we got ride of them, donated them.

  18. My neighbor, when i lived in Maryland, had one of these with 548k miles on it. The guy drove it from new until he retired from his job. His boss mentioned at his retirement, I’ve had a lot of cars over the years but Mac has only had one. Only major thing he replaced was the radiator.

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