1999 Toyota Camry For Sale
As I would claim to my friends whose eyes would polish with feigned interest at the reference of my car, this was no average Camry. It was a V6 Touring. While it probably wasn't special enough to be identified a "Touring", being loaded with a wonderful 3.0 litre engine, sports tuned suspension, and also a 5 rate guidebook weren't exactly frustrating things to have in an auto. If it came with the Australian GTP bodykit, it would certainly've also looked cosmetically pleasing to me. Sadly it didn't, so I needed to live with the moderate back spoiler as well as alloy wheels as the only markings that this Camry was a bit unique.
Before I talk it up excessive, let me state that it's no 86. The FWD chassis indicated there was excessive torque guide and also body roll, killing the enjoyable from spirited driving. The transmission wasn't great either, being too high as well as sensation loose between changes. On the other hand, its performance was rather functional as a daily chauffeur for overtaking and travelling at highway rates, and the lazy tailoring made it easy to use in website traffic.
There's a silver lining to that FWD design. With virtually no changes to the physical measurements, the V6 Touring was equally as functional as any other typical Camry with generous quantities of front, rear, and boot space. With just "plush-knit" textiles and also natural leather strapped gear-knob and steering wheel to establish it apart, it could've been a bit extra fascinating However total the design is honest as well as inoffensive. I also suched as exactly how its plainness implied I would not feel pretentious relaxing inside with the engine off, sunroof open, seat reclined, and also feet up with the radio on.
Integrity, was not as bulletproof as you would certainly anticipate from Toyota's picture. There were some issues, such as an engine oil leakage, a falling back home window, as well as a master cyndrical tube going out. While these weren't inexpensive to repair, they just weren't issues that I thought this generation of Camry was infamously poor for. It's even more a situation of the ritual owning an utilized cars and truck: consistently keep it, and be prepared when a part breaks down.
A substantial problem of the V6 Touring was, unfortunately, the V6 itself. As the relocation in the direction of smaller capacity engines in also mid to large-sized cars and trucks highlight, the V6 engine is no miser and also refused to be dealt with like one. My Camry came mounted with an aftermarket LPG tank to minimize the impact, when LPG rates are around the 60-70 cent range, it definitely did. However, the repercussion was not only the cost of setup (which was federal government subsidised at the time it was done), but that a huge flammable tank took up half the the boot area as well as crippled its 60:40 split layer feature. Making use of LPG over unleaded likewise dulled the throttle response, as well as turned the cars and truck's performance anaemic. It's not very, being compelled to pick in between fuel intake as well as driving enjoyment.
My 1999 Camry V6 Touring was not the most trustworthy, functional, or fun daily driver to be had. It had components that broke down, a room loading gas storage tank in the boot, as well as torque steered a little bit excessive. Yet when I look back, I do not regret having the automobile. I liked that it was an absurd concession of everything. A jack of all trades yet master of none. Throughout my very early university years I could shuttle around close friends to wherever I needed to, drive with a little bit of enjoyable, and also frugally too with LPG touched on. The fact that maybe driven with manual, and still included hydraulic steering as well as drive-by-wire innovations, added physical comments that offered you a feeling of the road. It's a Camry I take pride in having, and a story I'll boast of sharing when the time comes that we recall to assess the automobiles that were as soon as integrated in Australia.