What is the 2003 Toyota Camry life expectancy?

My dad has a 2003 Toyota Camry that he wants to pass down to my son for his first car, but with close to 200,000 miles on it, I’m not sure how much longer it will run. What’s the average life expectancy for a 2003 Camry?

Andrea Barrett · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Having a hand-me-down vehicle as your first car is a great option, and he’s fortunate! The 2003
Toyota Camry
life expectancy varies between owners, but it averages between 200,000 and 300,000 miles with proper maintenance and care.
is known for producing some of the most reliable and durable vehicles on the market, and the Camry is no exception. But as with any other vehicle, the life expectancy depends on its owner. If you’re following the recommended maintenance schedule for Toyota and driving modestly, surpassing 200,000 miles shouldn’t be a problem.
That means:
  • Regular engine oil and filter changes
  • Tire rotations
  • Fluid changes
  • Break pad and rotor check/replacement
  • And everything else that’s required to maintain the life of your Camry.
With an average of 14,000 miles put on your vehicle per year, that means this 2003 Toyota Camry could last between 14 and 21 years, which is well beyond the average of 11 reported by statistics from the Bureau of Transportation and will at least get your son another year of use.
But there’s also plenty of evidence to suggest this Camry can surpass 300,000 miles. In 2019, automotive journalist Tim Cain wrote about a Toyota Camry with 340,000 miles on it! So, if you’re looking to get the same life expectancy from your Toyota, it’s all about one thing: maintenance.
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