What’s the life expectancy of a 2004 Toyota Camry?

I’ve got my eye on a used Toyota Camry for my teenage daughter. It seems like it’s in good condition, and I want to make sure that she’ll be able to drive it for a few more years. What’s the life expectancy of a 2004 Toyota Camry?

Amber Reed · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The Toyota Camry is both reliable and safe, so it’s a good choice for a teenage driver! If it’s well maintained, a 2004
Toyota Camry
can last between 200,000 and 300,000 miles. The most important factor in a car’s longevity is its
, so make sure you get the records of all the maintenance and
that have been done on the car.
Another big factor is the mileage—on average, a driver in the US puts about 14,000 miles a year on a vehicle. At that rate, a car would be expected to have a lifespan of about 15 to 20 years. If the Camry you’re looking at has lower mileage than average, that’s a good sign when it comes to its longevity.
With any used car purchase, it’s essential to get a vehicle report as well. These can be provided by companies like
, and give you the entire history of the car, including information on any accidents or recalls.
Having a
on the road can be a little nerve-wracking, but a safe and reliable car like the Toyota Camry is a good pick for a new driver.
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