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Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by JustJosh24(m): 10:44am On Jul 02, 2020
Dear esteemed knowledgeable gurus, please kindly assist me with your advise. I am about to buy a Toyota Camry 2007 an I don't know if I'm making a good choice for my first ever car. I just need a good car that can take me from point A to point B, with little intercity trips. I'm not concerned about the speed cos I don't ever intend going beyond 120km/h that's I ever get to that. Please advise if the Toyota Camry 2007 is OK for fuel consumption, maintainance and preferably the 4cylinders as I'm not an acceleration freak or a speed freak.......... I also have the Sienna in mind but my wife says she doesn't like it. Pls is the Toyota Camry 2007 worth it? Also, what are the likely issues common with the Camry 07.

Thanks alot
Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by BigTableShaker(f): 10:59am On Jul 02, 2020
The Camry is good but I suggest you go for newer models eg 2010 version. All the best.

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Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by samintegrity(m): 2:43pm On Jul 02, 2020
Let me learn here
Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by SpaceAngel: 8:43pm On Jul 02, 2020
Nice car but some consume/burn engine oil .

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Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by melviniyke2002(m): 8:52pm On Jul 02, 2020
Executive car.....ensure d engine is sharp. ..u wud enjoy it....
Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by DukeNija(m): 10:12pm On Jul 02, 2020
Are you buying Toks or a Nigerian used? Other options include a Corolla for a first car. Corolla is easier to maintain, better fuel economy and gets the job done with ease since you’re not a car enthusiast. Camry is good but if you’re unlucky, it can be hell.

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Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by promotervickky(m): 10:53pm On Jul 02, 2020
Are you buying as toks? 2007-2009 series is known to consume much engine oil if it carries high mileage.

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Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by JustJosh24(m): 11:19pm On Jul 02, 2020
DukeNija:
Are you buying Toks or a Nigerian used? Other options include a Corolla for a first car. Corolla is easier to maintain, better fuel economy and gets the job done with ease since you’re not a car enthusiast. Camry is good but if you’re unlucky, it can be hell.


I'm buying Nigerian used, should I be worried about it sir? Thanks
Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by JustJosh24(m): 11:30pm On Jul 02, 2020
DukeNija:
Are you buying Toks or a Nigerian used? Other options include a Corolla for a first car. Corolla is easier to maintain, better fuel economy and gets the job done with ease since you’re not a car enthusiast. Camry is good but if you’re unlucky, it can be hell.

About corolla, it's seems too small for me because of my large frame, I'm tall and built, so in d corolla I drove last which is for my sister, I felt really uncomfortable cos of my long legs and I had to adjust the seat such that the back seat won't b comfortable for anyone seated in it.

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Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by JustJosh24(m): 11:36pm On Jul 02, 2020
promotervickky:
Are you buying as toks? 2007-2009 series is known to consume much engine oil if it carries high mileage.

I'm buying a Nigerian used sir, what are your thoughts on that please, your response is much appreciated
Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by DukeNija(m): 11:53pm On Jul 02, 2020
JustJosh24:


About corolla, it's seems too small for me because of my large frame, I'm tall and built, so in d corolla I drove last which is for my sister, I felt really uncomfortable cos of my long legs and I had to adjust the seat such that the back seat won't b comfortable for anyone seated in it.
Fair enough. The reason I asked about the condition of the car is because many Nigerian used cars are abused by their previous owners. And you really won’t know all the problems of a car till you start using it. Happened to me with a wonderful looking Toyota Camry 2006 which I eventually sold a month later.
If your budget is less than 1.5m don’t buy a 2007 Camry. Go for a 2006 or 2005 Camry.

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Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by JustJosh24(m): 7:39am On Jul 03, 2020
DukeNija:

Fair enough. The reason I asked about the condition of the car is because many Nigerian used cars are abused by their previous owners. And you really won’t know all the problems of a car till you start using it. Happened to me with a wonderful looking Toyota Camry 2006 which I eventually sold a month later.
If your budget is less than 1.5m don’t buy a 2007 Camry. Go for a 2006 or 2005 Camry.

This is actually going for 1.4 and it looks and works OK, should I still go for it? Thanks
Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by Enifloxy(m): 7:46am On Jul 03, 2020
JustJosh24:
Dear esteemed knowledgeable gurus, please kindly assist me with your advise. I am about to buy a Toyota Camry 2007 an I don't know if I'm making a good choice for my first ever car. I just need a good car that can take me from point A to point B, with little intercity trips. I'm not concerned about the speed cos I don't ever intend going beyond 120km/h that's I ever get to that. Please advise if the Toyota Camry 2007 is OK for fuel consumption, maintainance and preferably the 4cylinders as I'm not an acceleration freak or a speed freak.......... I also have the Sienna in mind but my wife says she doesn't like it. Pls is the Toyota Camry 2007 worth it? Also, what are the likely issues common with the Camry 07.

Thanks alot
It's a nice car. Quite easy to maintain and consumes less fuel. But if you going for a Nigerian used, I advise you quit that thought. Instead go a the big daddy 2005 to 2006 models.

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Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by JustJosh24(m): 8:15am On Jul 03, 2020
Enifloxy:

It's a nice car. Quite easy to maintain and consumes less fuel. But if you going for a Nigerian used, I advise you quit that thought. Instead go a the big daddy 2005 to 2006 models.

Quit the thought how? What should I be worried about sir, pls share ur thoughts.... Thanks
Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by homeboy205: 11:30am On Jul 03, 2020
JustJosh24:


Quit the thought how? What should I be worried about sir, pls share ur thoughts.... Thanks



Listen bro, you came here for an opinion.

Don’t buy 9ja used camry 2007. They have said it all up there.


Most times, dem nor Dey tell man.

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Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by promotervickky(m): 12:04pm On Jul 03, 2020
JustJosh24:


I'm buying a Nigerian used sir, what are your thoughts on that please, your response is much appreciated

Check the mileage of the car, and send me the VIN no to check for free, lets see how it was before import.
Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by osato45: 1:22pm On Jul 03, 2020
The owner of the 07 Camry may be ditching it because of the oil burn issues of which you won't know until you start using it, go for a toks 2005 or 2006 Camry and have peace of mind

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Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by Ogbuu101: 2:18pm On Jul 03, 2020
JustJosh24:


About corolla, it's seems too small for me because of my large frame, I'm tall and built, so in d corolla I drove last which is for my sister, I felt really uncomfortable cos of my long legs and I had to adjust the seat such that the back seat won't b comfortable for anyone seated in it.
The difference b/w the Asian pieces of shyte and European cars.
I'm 6feet on d dot but own only a golf 4 and a C class.
Never felt uncomfortable in any of those due to the bucket seat technology.
grin fact that say person no de sit for my back is cos I don't want anyone pulling an Italian mafia rope stunt on my neck from the back grin

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Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by Zephyr1: 3:24pm On Jul 03, 2020
osato45:
The owner of the 07 Camry may be ditching it because of the oil burn issues of which you won't know until you start using it, go for a toks 2005 or 2006 Camry and have peace of mind

Listen carefully and work with this quoted suggestion. Camry 2007 - 2009 with 2AZ-FE engine are notorious for excessive engine oil consumption as they age irrespective of maintenance history. If you can up your budget, just settle for 2010 with known maintenance history if you must do Camry for peace of mind in a long while.

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Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by Gabapentin: 4:45pm On Jul 03, 2020

Ogbuu101:

The difference b/w the Asian pieces of shyte and European cars.
I'm 6feet on d dot but own only a golf 4 and a C class.
Never felt uncomfortable in any of those due to the bucket seat technology.
grin fact that say person no de sit for my back is cos I don't want anyone pulling an Italian mafia rope stunt on my neck from the back grin


no surprise there, coming from an ignorant and naive individual such as yourself

kindly carry your "european" jalopies and go find like minded people on some other thread, your input is neither desired or appreciated here

thanks
Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by DonnyE(m): 5:12pm On Jul 03, 2020
Enifloxy:

It's a nice car. Quite easy to maintain and consumes less fuel. But if you going for a Nigerian used, I advise you quit that thought. Instead go a the big daddy 2005 to 2006 models.
Please can I get 04 corolla for 1.6M ?
Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by DukeNija(m): 5:14pm On Jul 03, 2020
JustJosh24:


This is actually going for 1.4 and it looks and works OK, should I still go for it? Thanks

Get it checked by a very good and trusted mechanic. Scan the car too for codes. Just be very careful cos a faulty Camry 2007 can be very unforgiving and expensive.
I’ll still advice that you buy a 2006 or 2005 Camry for your budget even less. Good luck

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Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by Ogbuu101: 8:35pm On Jul 03, 2020
Gabapentin:




no surprise there, coming from an ignorant and naive individual such as yourself

kindly carry your "european" jalopies and go find like minded people on some other thread, your input is neither desired or appreciated here

thanks
May you find peace in the mighty name of Jesus,Amen grin
Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by JustJosh24(m): 11:10pm On Jul 03, 2020
DukeNija:


Get it checked by a very good and trusted mechanic. Scan the car too for codes. Just be very careful cos a faulty Camry 2007 can be very unforgiving and expensive.
I’ll still advice that you buy a 2006 or 2005 Camry for your budget even less. Good luck

OK thanks, I'll check the car and go with an expert to see if it's worth it, I'm really grateful for you response bro, it was really timely. I'll consider all ur suggestions and advice
Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by baaliyah(m): 11:51pm On Jul 03, 2020
JustJosh24:


OK thanks, I'll check the car and go with an expert to see if it's worth it, I'm really grateful for you response bro, it was really timely. I'll consider all ur suggestions and advice

Bros, let a competent mech check it.
I got one at 1.38m last February, till this moment I have not spent a Kobo aside fuel.
Oh, N300 to fix my Tyre after picking nail.
I think I am lucky.
Guess what? I checked it by myself and a friend who is not even a mecho.
Good luck.

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Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by gbemsone(f): 1:28am On Jul 04, 2020
baaliyah:


Bros, let a competent mech check it.
I got one at 1.38m last February, till this moment I have not spent a Kobo aside fuel.
Oh, N300 to fix my Tyre after picking nail.
I think I am lucky.
Guess what? I checked it by myself and a friend who is not even a mecho.
Good luck.

you said it all.....sometimes not all mechanic knows how to inspect car

you can do it urself if u have the mind

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Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by JustJosh24(m): 7:34am On Jul 04, 2020
gbemsone:


you said it all.....sometimes not all mechanic knows how to inspect car

you can do it urself if u have the mind

True, but I don't really know much about cars, so I think it's safer to go with a mechanic, thanks boss

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Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by baaliyah(m): 7:35am On Jul 04, 2020
gbemsone:


you said it all.....sometimes not all mechanic knows how to inspect car

you can do it urself if u have the mind

I wouldn't advice you do inspection by yourself, if you have trusted mecho around you.
I wanted to go GAZZUZZ, but Lagos is far from me. I currently don't have a trusted mecho in my location, I believe I am better than most of them.
They are 'thermostat is bad' kind of people
Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by Kingsdave(m): 9:56am On Jul 04, 2020
JustJosh24:
Dear esteemed knowledgeable gurus, please kindly assist me with your advise. I am about to buy a Toyota Camry 2007 an I don't know if I'm making a good choice for my first ever car. I just need a good car that can take me from point A to point B, with little intercity trips. I'm not concerned about the speed cos I don't ever intend going beyond 120km/h that's I ever get to that. Please advise if the Toyota Camry 2007 is OK for fuel consumption, maintainance and preferably the 4cylinders as I'm not an acceleration freak or a speed freak.......... I also have the Sienna in mind but my wife says she doesn't like it. Pls is the Toyota Camry 2007 worth it? Also, what are the likely issues common with the Camry 07.

Thanks alot

Be careful of that 07 Camry... Its notorious for oil burn... Try and ask the owner the type of fluids he uses to service the car... Give us feed back... Let's know if it's an abused car
Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by Mightydude: 9:59am On Jul 04, 2020
I have a toyota camry 2004/2005 model. I'm sure you are going to like it because it is not the regular American spec big daddy. Easy to maintain and a bit luxurious at an affordable price. It is foreign used though . Attached are some pictures of some I have and some I have sold.

Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by Nwunuken(m): 10:35am On Jul 04, 2020
Zephyr1:


Listen carefully and work with this quoted suggestion. Camry 2007 - 2009 with 2AZ-FE engine are notorious for excessive engine oil consumption as they age irrespective of maintenance history. If you can up your budget, just settle for 2010 with known maintenance history if you must do Camry for peace of mind in a long while.
what about Camry 2003 do it have history of oil consumption
Re: Advise On Buying A Toyota Camry 2007 by Zephyr1: 11:42am On Jul 04, 2020
Nwunuken:
what about Camry 2003 do it have history of oil consumption

Note that all engines tend to consume more oil as they age but some consume it in excess. 2002-2006 Camry comes with the original 2AZ-FE engine (not the upgraded one in the next gen) which works fine even at old age.

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