1988 Toyota Camry station wagon - automatic with 96K miles, lots of maintenance.

Price: US $1,100.00 Item location: Holland, Michigan, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Camry
  • Type: Wagon
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 96,100
  • VIN: Jt2sv21w8j0106991
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 4 cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Cruise Control
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Options: Cassette Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1988 Toyota Camry

Hello eBayers.
My loss may be your gain. I bought this car as a replacement for my Corolla alltrac wagon after the repair shop quoted me over $1,000 to fix a rusted gas line and exhaust system. Then, my step dad came through for me and helped me fix both... Looks like I bought this a couple days too soon, and I'm willing to sell it at a loss because of a couple things that I will describe as well as I can.
First, the good. This is a two-owner car (at least the seller, who was a middle-aged woman, told me it was, and the title confirmed that she had owned it for ten years as she said. eBay's car fax report should confirm or disprove the rest of that story... I'm not counting myself, since like I said I very recently got it and have only driven it a couple times during the week while my car was not running).
The car has been very well maintained... There is a thick folder of maintenance and repair records totally thousands of dollars. Replaced exhaust lines, gas lines, brake lines, suspension components, and every recommended service, much of it at the dealership, to name a few things. I'll try to take a photo or a few photos of the records and list them out in the description if there's no immediate interest in the car.
The vehicle has cruise control, which works, and all automatic windows and locks, which work perfectly (no slow windows, etc). It goes perfectly down the road and hums along at 75.
Now, the possible concerns: there was a pulsation under the gas pedal from the time I test drove it. My step-dad was not too concerned. But, I feel I need to mention it.
I also felt that the "clutch" was a little sluggish when starting from a complete stop. When driving a stick, I let out the clutch pretty quickly with almost no overlap with the gas. I am used to feeling that same kind of sensation in older automatic Toyotas. This one feels more like when I ride with a friend who lets the clutch out a little slower with a little overlap with the gas. It doesn't feel right to me, but I'm not an expert. I just have to say what I've noticed so you as the buyer know.
The "O/D off" light flashed intermittently when I first got the car. I only drove it a couple of times, 3 miles to work and back (mostly I've been biking). I checked the transmission fluid, and it was overfilled. Today, I siphoned the excess out -- but I had already switched my insurance back to the other car, so I really couldn't test it after doing that.
The brakes stop the car quickly and are pretty tight, but there is a little bit of a squeaking noise and they feel lower than in the Corolla - for what it's worth.
Feel free to make me an offer. Like I said, there are a couple things that I may have overlooked when purchasing the car, and I want the next buyer to feel good about what they are walking away with for the price.