Toyota Camry models used
The current Toyota Camry is the sixth generation, launched in 2007. For the first year, the basic model was known as the EC, but beyond that, the only significant changes occurred in 2010. Camrys built before that year had a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produced 159 hp – no special IF variation. The manual and automatic transmissions were also five speed units. Other changes for 2010 include a restyled grille and taillights, and additional features on all models, including stability control, satellite radio and Bluetooth.
The previous two generations will be of particular interest to customers looking for a solid choice in the used car market. The 2002-’06 Toyota Camry is a comfortable sedan that offers a spacious cabin, a choice of inline-4 or V6 power, and depending on trim level and optional equipment, most of the latest security features such as control stability and side curtain airbags. However, before 2005, the base Camry does not come standard with antilock brakes. Like other Camrys, this generation usually found to be very good in terms of space, comfort and functionality content.
Three engines were available to this generation. The first was a 2.4-liter four-cylinder 154 hp that made (145 in PZEV emission control). It was mated to a five-speed manual transmission or five-speed automatic (four-speed before ’05) and should be powerful enough for most buyers. A 3.0-liter V6 that generates 190 hp was available (18 hp less before ’04) on the LE and XLE trim levels, while a 210 hp 3.3-liter V6 (introduced in 2004) is available in the model SE only. These six-cylinder Camrys come with the automatic only. In previous years, these figures of power was higher due to a change in that it occurred in 2006, although actual production has never changed.
As newer versions, the 1997-2001 Toyota Camry sedan offered a quiet, stress free driving experience. Many desirable modern features were also available, including side airbags and antilock brakes (now standard on all trim levels except the base CE). It also was offered with four engines and six-cylinder.
Although more than a 1997 Camry is likely to have very few miles on it, is still something to consider for people on a tight budget. Since it was faithfully maintained, a Camry 1992-96 (which was available in coupe and sedan wagon body styles) should be able to turn your pedometer for about 200,000 miles without major problems. It is this final stroke, more than any other, the Toyota Camry remained popular with buyers over the last two decades.