Toyota Camry - Poor quality product!First let me say that I have been a steady buyer of Toyota Camry for the past twenty years. However, my most recent purchase has been a great disappointment and a real lemon. My 2002 Camry started to consume oil at the rate of approximately one quart per 1000 miles. I did most of my servicing at Toyota dealership and therefore took it in for an oil consumption test. It was verified that there was no external leakage. I was further informed that this rate of oil consumption is normal and within the specification of Toyota engine specification. I like to note that all my previous Camry did not have this kind of problem, including those with extremely high mileage. My experience led me to believe that the quality of Toyota Camry may have gone down hill big time recently and currently living off it past fine reputation.
This kind of oil consumption (by design) also makes a mockery of the public web statement of Mr. Fujio Cho, Chairman of the the Toyota Corporation, on using "advanced environmental technologies" in their cars...yes, it is so advanced that it burns oil at the rate of one quart per 1000 miles and then pumps the burnt oil products into the air we breathe. Thank you very much, Mr. Cho.
Based on my recent experience with Toyota Camry, I will never buy a Toyota again. I am sharing my experience with all potential car buyers so they can make smart decision when it comes to Toyota cars!!!