These problems aside, the previous generation Camry is a superb buy for the used car shopper. Mind you, you'll need to discard any inklings of getting a bargain. Owners and dealers alike know they can ask an extremely high price and close a quick sale without much haggling. That said there doesn't seem to be a lot of common sense in coming up with prices. In one case a dealer is offering a 1999 CE with 73,385 km for $18,864 while a competitive dealer shows a 1997 CE with 74,586 km for a stratospheric $18,495. This dealer is obviously feeling particularly optimistic, as the average 1997 Camry price is $16,700 including LE and XLE cars - albeit with slightly more on the odometer. Either way, expect to pay a premium price for a premium ownership experience.
- 1997 Asking Price Average (current*):$16,700
- 1998 Asking Price Average (current*):$19,150
- 1999 Asking Price Average (current*):$19,600
- 2000 Asking Price Average (current*):$22,250
- 2001 Asking Price Average (current*):No Data Available
- Body Type: 4-door sedan
- Layout: Front engine, FWD
- Base Engine: 133 hp (138-hp for 2000 - 2001), 2.2-L I-4
- Opt Engine: 194 hp, 3.0-L V6
- Transmission: 5-spd man (opt 4-spd auto)
- Brakes (front/rear): disc/drum (opt rear discs, ABS)
- Fuel Economy (city/hwy): 10.0 / 6.8 L/100 km
- Direct Competitors:Chevrolet Malibu, Chrysler Cirrus/Sebring, Daewoo Leganza, Dodge Stratus, Ford Taurus, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Mazda 626, Nissan Altima, Saturn L Series, Volkswagen Passat
* Prices derived by averaging classified ads in CanadaTrader.com, within British Columbia. Prices in other provinces may vary. These are asking prices so discounts may be available.