Used Toyota Camry Saloon 2001 - 2004 review

Category: Executive car

Section: Our recommendations

Toyota Camry Saloon (01 - 04)
  • Toyota Camry Saloon (01 - 04)
  • Toyota Camry Saloon (01 - 04)

Our recommendations

Which used Toyota Camry saloon should I buy?

The 3.0-litre V6 engine is not as easy on fuel as the 2.2-litre four-cylinder engine, but we can forgive this when you consider its ample and relaxed power delivery. It's also whisper-quiet in normal driving and comes with an automatic gearbox as standard.

The 2.2 is ideal for those racking up more miles, thanks to its better economy, but the pay-off is that it's less refined than the V6. Overall, we prefer the larger engine, especially because you'll get all the kit you can dream of on V6 models, including electrically powered leather front seats, cruise and climate controls and alloy wheels. You may also find Sport models, which have firmer suspension. But, the Camry could never be considered a sporting option when the likes of the Audi A6 and BMW 5 Series exist, so stick to the standard car.