Many people tend to overlook bulletin boards when shopping for a used car.

Bulletin boards can be found everywhere from grocery stores to laundry mats. What I discovered was that some really good deals can be found at Asian grocery stores.

There are many international students that need to sell their cars after they graduate to go back to their home countries. You can take advantage of their situation and negotiate a low price.

My cousin once bought a 4-cylinder Camry from an international student back in 2004. She was in a rush to sell because she needed to go back to her home country.

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Fall is just around the corner and college kids are getting ready for their yearly mass exodus.

If your college bound kid is in need of a cheap but reliable used car then look no further than the 1992-1996 Toyota Camry.

Not only is this car cheap to buy but its pretty much built like a tank. I would recommend the 4-cylinder for its great gas mileage.

The Camry is far from what I would consider sporty and people tend to drive somewhat slow in these cars, which is a good thing. These cars are practically invisible to cops on the highway.

There is plenty of interior room and trunk space to haul your kid’s suitcases, lamps, spring water, etc. Also enough room to comfortably fit four of your kid’s closest hard partying friends.

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Camry Overhaul on eBay

June 7, 2012

Here is a 2000 Toyota Camry with 206K miles for sale on eBay. This is an LE model with a 2.2 liter four cylinder engine creating 133 hp. This might not seem like much power but these 4 cylinder Toyotas are quite peppy.

My father has a 1992 Camry with a 4 cylinder engine with well over 200K miles on it and it runs almost as well as my 6 cylinder Camry.

According to the owner the timing belt, water pump, brakes, struts and radiator was recently replaced.

Interestingly the exterior and interior have been completely redone. The seats and carpets have been replaced and the car has a new paint job.

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Here’s a rare find. A 1984 Toyota Camry turbo diesel with only 133K miles on the clock. It recently sold for three grand on eBay.

This Camry comes equipped with a 1.8 liter turbo diesel engine making a whopping 74 hp.

That should be enough power to lug around four adults and a suitcase. But it only weighs 2300 lbs so that should make up for the lack of horsepower.

The car looks outdated because it’s twenty eight years old. But considering its old age it appears to be in decent condition.

The turbo diesel coupled with a manual transmission is what caught my attention. You usually see this engine/transmission combo in a pickup truck or a commercial vehicle. Rarely do you see it in a passenger car.

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Wash Your Car

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April 3, 2011

Ever notice how different your car looks after a nice scrub? Every time I get the itch for a new car I just wash my daily driver and instantly I’m good for another day. My car is far from new. I drive a 1998 Toyota Camry with close to 160K miles. The car has minimal […]