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Old 26th September 2008, 16:43   #1
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Default 2004 Toyota Camry

How's the car? My girlfriend plans to pick it up as a daily drive vehicle. Its a silver car in mint condition. 50000 kms.

What's a good price? How much was it originally?
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How's the car? My girlfriend plans to pick it up as a daily drive vehicle. Its a silver car in mint condition. 50000 kms.

What's a good price? How much was it originally?
This I suppose is the old shape camry.Personally I liked its non flashy looks.I think around 8 ish would be a good price to settle.Start with a 7 ish offer.I think it originally costed in the 16-17 bracket.
However dont you think it would be too cumbersome to drive a car this size in Mumbai as a daily drive i.e if your girlfriend is going to drive it herself.
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Yes, this is the old shape Camry. The owner of the car is in fact asking for 8. He has an offer of 6.5 from car brokers. She usually drives a Corolla, so I dont think this one should be too much trouble.
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Not many takers for this car in the second hand market. You can bargain for 7-7.5 Lakhs. Good buy. Just check out the history.
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Huh, a Camry 2004 model. You can quote a price of around 7 lacs, and just want to inform that at 60k/90k service it does eat up some huge money from your pocket for sure. So do investigate the whole car especially with oil leaks.

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is it an auto or a manual? its a brilliant car. go ahead and pick it up. i think 7 would be a fair price.
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There were 2 versions of the old Camry. The first gen was good was but had no great features. The second gen came fully loaded. Is this the first gen or second gen model?

Second gen is a better buy IMO. You can make out by the taillamps if it's a 1st or second gen.
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One chap told me it's going to be very expensive to maintain since the car used to be fully imported, and thus the parts will be too. Secondly that parts could also be expensive and hard to find since the model is now discontinued. Besides, I do expect it to get bruised a bit with a specimen of the fairer sex behind the wheel.

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There were 2 versions of the old Camry. The first gen was good was but had no great features. The second gen came fully loaded. Is this the first gen or second gen model?
There's no way for me to tell. Can you give me some indication - something like new gen has 'X' feature that the old gen didn't? This way I can confirm this with the owner over the phone itself. Also, isnt the year of make an indication? Its 2004.
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wud prefer a used accord for the same price bracket. You can pick well maintained accord with similar or less mileage. Better performance and interiors IMO. Maintainenace althought not cheap wud be easier then camry. Oh and it looks better too.
She already has toyota now let her experience honda.
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B&T, that is very true. The car was imported and the spares costs were very high. The other problem is down time. They don't keep any spares in stock. So if something goes kaput the car will be standing in the garage for 3-4 days waiting for the part to be imported.

This is true for the new Camry as well.

The old !st gen had black interiors and a cheap 2DIN Sony HU. Later the newer models came with an integrated HU.

Many more features which I just can't remember. Your right you can make out by the year but I'm not able to remember which year the changes happened.

I would look for a used Accord rather than the Camry mainly from maintenance perspective.
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here's a difference between 1st and 2nd generation camrys in these pics respectively...
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The old !st gen had black interiors and a cheap 2DIN Sony HU. Later the newer models came with an integrated HU.
You have hit the nail on its head with that, doubt Ajay will need anymore features to distinguish.
Toyota launched the Camry in 2003, and the new shape i think was here by 2005, so the 2004 spec car should mostly be the newer of the old shape one.

Btw, barring the expensive spares, a used old shape camry is a terrific vehicle to have in your garage. Brand new used to be some 20L odd.

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I say if it's a clean car, for tha tkind of money you can't go better other than the Accord. Go for it Ajay, should be a nice car. Toyota's service support is very good too.
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The old !st gen had black interiors and a cheap 2DIN Sony HU. Later the newer models came with an integrated HU.
Hmm, I remember the HU. Stupid 2-din thing with a gay, red illumination and a rolling button like thingy in the middle. That will go out faster than you can say "Sony" though.
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So if something goes kaput the car will be standing in the garage for 3-4 days waiting for the part to be imported.
days? how about weeks. Since Accord outsold Camry by a rather big margin I think you will get a dbetter deal on a Accord than with a Camry. Many Camrys were
1. bought by 5 start hotel chains and used (abused) as taxis
2. many Camrys (and Accords) were stuck during 26/7.

make sure you dont get anyone of those.

Thanks to 26/7 I'd advise that you look at cars that are newer than 26/7 2005. This way atleast you have eliminated one issue.
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