It’s been a while since I’ve posted more than an hour rule but here goes. Also, Kinja is being weird about letting me type around photos.
The Enterprise hit 150,000 miles a couple weeks ago! I’ve had this 2011 Camry Le 2.5 I-4 since April of 2018 when I bought it with 121,000 miles. Much like the totaled 2005 Corolla it replaced, this was purchased for a specific reason. I need a highly reliable and dependable commuter car that is practical and economical. I bought this one for $5,000 and with the four cylinder it is pretty economical. I average about 25-27 mpg. Is it exciting? Not particularly. Is it a fantastic commuter? Definitely. For me it is much more comfortable than the 2005 Corolla it replaced. I’m 6'3" and find the extra height and width much more comfortable. It’s a fantastic tool for what I need as I wrap up college and prepare for my future life.
Is it reliable and dependable? I hate tempting fate so I’ll just say that in the time I’ve owned it I’ve done oil, filters, tires, brakes and put in an aftermarket radio. All of which were easy and straightforward and totally expected. So far, it’s rock solid. Additionally, I had it looked at by a transmission shop and they said that the transmission was in great shape and that they wouldn’t even have me change the fluid because it was good as well. I also had an oil analysis done on it and that came out great. Apparently, it only has approximately 7,500 of wear based on the sample. Which was mentioned twice in the analysis and with surprise so it shouldn’t be a typo.
Unless something happens I’m expecting it to easily make it to the 200,000 mile mark at which point I think I will consider everything “bonus miles” after that but could also see it making much farther without much issue. I’d love to see it hit 300,000 miles but also would like to move to something else eventually.
While it doesn’t excite me it just works and I can rely on it for whatever I’m doing. I feel I could drive cross country today if I wanted or needed and that commuting is easy for it. For that I’m grateful and happy with my choice.