Boy Am I Surprised

She's my baby and I never thought of her as old until I saw this group. No doubt there is some wear and tear but in many ways she is still the 1993 showroom beauty she's always been. Sleek, sporty, fun to drive and until recently very reliable but 200,000 miles will do that.

I'm not sure what will go first, the transmission or the electrical. Right now I am betting electrical. I think when it does I'll consider a complete restoration as I have a couple even older cars waiting for that also. With some careful planning and a little luck maybe I can start those projects before retirement.

outercalm outercalm
51-55, M
1 Response Feb 27, 2009

I have trouble thinking of my '89 Camry as being "old," too, but I started to realize it was considered an old car after owning it for a few months. And like yours, mine is in pretty good shape.<br />
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I wish you luck with your plan for restoration. There are some qualities that older cars have that you can't replace with newer cars, and is thus part of the reason I like cars from the late '80s and early '90s. Recently, I learned that my alternator is dying, and soon, I'll have to replace it. I'm planning to do the work myself. It'll be cheaper and also a good learning experience.