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That car served you very well. It's good to see a older vehicle that has been well taken care of.
 
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[quote=Chris142]You can sell a car with a CEL ? Here the seller is responsible for providing a currant smog cert at the time of the sale. If they do not and it fails they can be held responsible for repairs needed to make it pass.[/quote 🤗. Behold, yet another reason why I would never live in that place.
 
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Originally Posted by CR94
My mother bought one of those new, LE level. My sister-in-law has it now. Very few problems, so far. The throttle tends to stick closed, then suddenly open more than intended when you push the accelerator pedal harder, resulting in jerky launches.
/ Momentary hijack of Thread: Throttle body's from this Gen known to gum up causing stickiness. Remove Throttle body from vehicle, fully clean (including IAC valve) re-install ensuring accelerator cables are taut and enjoy. Vids on YouTube. / And now we return to our scheduled program.
 
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Any running car with get you $500. Why would you even think you should call the junkyard? And what's with blocking out the plates in photos? Do you hold your thumb over the plates when driving as well?
 
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Originally Posted by Skippy722
Originally Posted by Chris142
You can sell a car with a CEL ? Here the seller is responsible for providing a currant smog cert at the time of the sale. If they do not and it fails they can be held responsible for repairs needed to make it pass.
Depends on the area you're in. Areas with no emissions aren't generally held to that requirement. So glad I no longer have to deal with that.
California has ( I read ) all sorts of over reaching laws . Thank God I live in Texas ,
 
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Originally Posted by miden851
Originally Posted by AZjeff
Originally Posted by 4WD
You blocked the license plate on one photo but not others …
Obligatory block the license plate but nobody knows why photo. Have to have one. That car owes you nothing. OP you didn't mention your maintenance routine that got you to 300k miles.
the maintenance was never a priority on the list for this car; of course it had changes of oil or few transmission flush from time to time at Toyota dealership but in past 7 years as my dad was using it, the maintenance was few and far in between; I think its timing belt was not replaced in past 7 years, but the car apparently refused to die; its just that these were basic and solid build vehicles at the time; also, my dad is not proponent of putting good money after bad money grin
Just goes to show you, a well designed vehicle is more important that ALL the oil changes and transmission flushes in the world.
 
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Originally Posted by miden851
Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
I guess that's about a 2000 year model? The CE was the entry level as I recall. Long runners for sure. You got your money's worth.
yes it was 2000 year model; I think was paid about $21k at the time
I just looked and our local dealer has 2020 Camry LEs for $24,000. Not a lot of price increase over 20 years considering they now include adaptive cruise and more safety stuff.
 
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Originally Posted by bullwinkle
$500 for a RUST FREE Camry?? It could have 1,300,000 miles, it still would have gone for $2K here!
Was going to say the same thing. This body style didn't rust too badly, except the rear subframe, but OPs looks gorgeous on the rockers and fender lips. One could take this car up north and drop the front subframe and struts, and slide in a 150k powertrain from a rusted out model, and keep driving. drive
 
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Wonder if the oil leak would have been fixed with a TB change--the oil pump likes to leak, and it's easily fixed during a TB job. Waiting to see if mine will hit 300k also.
 
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"Same Car Story" Elderly lady had the same car nearing 200K. Good maintenance history. Contacted her grandson (~500 miles away) to GIVE it to him as he was driving a rusted, rattly mess. He never even responded....his own grandmother! That's when I learned I had to detach a bit.
 
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Originally Posted by philipp10
Any running car with get you $500. Why would you even think you should call the junkyard? And what's with blocking out the plates in photos? Do you hold your thumb over the plates when driving as well?
Say someone get really mad at you on a forum (not bitog of course!), well now they can find your name and address and suddenly your 'forum anonymity" is gone. Soem one driving down the highway doesnt know your forum handle. ... though they can follow you home if they are mad at you - regardless of seeing your tag #. Too many social media psychos out there. Stupid Smart phones destroy the world.
 
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For someone just needing a car that is a good deal. No rust I can see in the pictures, most of the dings are PDR and a little paint. The engine, who cares its a 4 banger with lots of room to work on it, throw another one in when the times comes for under $500. You could also see it as $1500 with a lower mile drive train and all done that will go another 10 years. A no rust straight shell (little dings don't count) and a good frame if applicable is all I require when I buy a car.
 
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Originally Posted by supton
Wonder if the oil leak would have been fixed with a TB change--the oil pump likes to leak, and it's easily fixed during a TB job. Waiting to see if mine will hit 300k also.
My co-worker has a 2001 and has put many thousands into it over the past couple years Keeping it running. All kinds of stuff, struts halfshafts, motor mounts, batteries, exhaust, two catalytic converters. He finally got a permanent hire from a temporary position and he's is going to get a "new to him" used Camry He is trying sell it for $2000. Too much money, IMO. but whatever you can get - go for it. So moral is: they just don't magically make it to 300K without some decent repair outlay. Any decent engine and trans should make it to 250k. My buddies Ford Ranger 2.7 made it 300K easy. Around here ( Lawrence -Haverhill ) the Honda Accord it the word. Me I'd rather drive an early 90's a Buick Skylark. or a Cavalier.
 
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Originally Posted by bbhero
My father did the same exact thing with a old Lincoln Town car.... That car made over 300,000 miles too. So there is truth to that logic... Oil is being "changed" regularly if it's leaking and oil is being added.
Yep exactly! The best oil is the cleanest oil thumbsup
 
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Originally Posted by ARCOgraphite
Originally Posted by supton
Wonder if the oil leak would have been fixed with a TB change--the oil pump likes to leak, and it's easily fixed during a TB job. Waiting to see if mine will hit 300k also.
My co-worker has a 2001 and has put many thousands into it over the past couple years Keeping it running. All kinds of stuff, struts halfshafts, motor mounts, batteries, exhaust, two catalytic converters. He finally got a permanent hire from a temporary position and he's is going to get a "new to him" used Camry He is trying sell it for $2000. Too much money, IMO. but whatever you can get - go for it. So moral is: they just don't magically make it to 300K without some decent repair outlay. Any decent engine and trans should make it to 250k. My buddies Ford Ranger 2.7 made it 300K easy. Around here ( Lawrence -Haverhill ) the Honda Accord it the word. Me I'd rather drive an early 90's a Buick Skylark. or a Cavalier.
I've done almost all the work on mine, save welding a flexpipe--no welder, although now that I have garage maybe I'll "fix" that lack someday soon. Oh and windshield... but the rest, it's just (painful) labor on my part. At least as a '99 now I don't have to replace the cat, it's aged out of ODBII checks, so it might be worth keeping around for years to come. I took a VW to over 300k and after a few years I was sweating every fall to see if the CEL would stay off long enough for inspection. I like clean air and would probably replace the cat on my Camry if it went, but by jove it's stressful, going from one car repair to the next.
 
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Originally Posted by WyrTwister
Originally Posted by Skippy722
Originally Posted by Chris142
You can sell a car with a CEL ? Here the seller is responsible for providing a currant smog cert at the time of the sale. If they do not and it fails they can be held responsible for repairs needed to make it pass.
Depends on the area you're in. Areas with no emissions aren't generally held to that requirement. So glad I no longer have to deal with that.
California has ( I read ) all sorts of over reaching laws . Thank God I live in Texas ,
Don't worry. Californians will make it into California just like Californians are transforming Arizona into California.
 
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