Toyota Camry 1999

Toyota Camry 1999: The Toyota Camry has actually been a standard household name in Australia for over 3 years. For lots of, it's been a dependable and also functional family members car. For others, it's the scourge of all driving enjoyment. No matter what you may think, it will soon be born in mind in history as the last car to be made in Australia. While I highly doubt there'll be wave of nostalgia over car proprietors and also their Australian developed Camry, I more than happy to share my experience via a review of a 1999 Camry I when had.


Toyota Camry 1999


As I would say to my friends whose eyes would certainly glaze with feigned enthusiasm at the mention of my cars and truck, this was no ordinary Camry. It was a V6 Touring. While it probably wasn't special adequate to be identified a "Touring", being loaded with a sweet 3.0 litre engine, sporting activities tuned suspension, and a 5 rate manual weren't exactly disappointing points to have in a vehicle. If it came with the Australian GTP bodykit, it would've additionally looked aesthetically pleasing to me. Sadly it didn't, so I needed to live with the moderate back looter as well as alloy wheels as the only markings that this Camry was a little bit unique.

Prior to I talk it up way too much, let me claim that it's no 86. The FWD chassis indicated there was too much torque steer and also body roll, eliminating the fun from spirited driving. The transmission had not been wonderful either, being as well high and also feeling loose in between shifts. On the flip side, its performance was rather usable as an everyday motorist for surpassing and cruising at highway rates, and also the careless tailoring made it easy to use in website traffic.

There's a silver lining to that FWD format. With basically no changes to the physical measurements, the V6 Touring was just as practical as any other typical Camry with charitable quantities of front, rear, and also boot space. With just "plush-knit" materials as well as leather strapped gear-knob and guiding wheel to set it apart, it can've been a bit extra fascinating Yet total the style is truthful and unobjectionable. I additionally suched as just how its plainness implied I would not really feel pretentious relaxing inside with the engine off, sunroof open, seat reclined, as well as feet up with the radio on.

Reliability, was not as bulletproof as you would certainly anticipate from Toyota's image. There were some troubles, such as an engine oil leak, a falling back home window, and also a master cylinder going out. While these weren't affordable to repair, they weren't issues that I assumed this generation of Camry was notoriously bad for. It's even more a situation of the routine possessing a used cars and truck: consistently preserve it, as well as be prepared when a part breaks down.

A considerable flaw of the V6 Touring was, tragically, the V6 itself. As the step to smaller sized capacity engines in even mid to large-sized vehicles highlight, the V6 engine is no miser and also chose not to be treated like one. My Camry came installed with an aftermarket LPG tank to lessen the blow, when LPG rates are around the 60-70 cent range, it certainly did. Nonetheless, the consequence was not only the cost of installation (which was government subsidised at the time it was done), however that a large flammable storage tank occupied half the the boot room as well as incapacitated its 60:40 split layer feature. Making use of LPG over unleaded likewise dulled the throttle action, and also turned the car's performance anaemic. It's not very, being required to pick between fuel consumption and driving satisfaction.

My 1999 Camry V6 Touring was not one of the most reliable, sensible, or fun daily vehicle driver to be had. It had components that broke down, an area filling up gas storage tank in the boot, and torque guided a bit too much. Yet when I recall, I do not regret possessing the automobile. I enjoyed that it was a ludicrous compromise of whatever. A jack of all professions however master of none. During my very early university years I might transport around close friends to any place I needed to, drive with a little fun, and frugally as well with LPG tapped on. That maybe driven with guidebook, as well as still included hydraulic steering and also drive-by-wire technologies, added physical feedback that gave you a feeling of the roadway. It's a Camry I boast of having, and also a story I'll take pride in sharing when the moment comes that we look back to assess the cars and trucks that were as soon as built in Australia.

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