William Clavey
williamclavey
Contributing Writer, Canada at Jalopnik. williamclavey@gmail.com
Apr 1
1

That was the best Challenger review I’ve ever read. I read it to my wife and she smiled big.  It pushed me over the edge T/A 392 it is. Thanks much.

Jan 28
3

yep... there were CE V6 manual camrys back in the day.. of this gen. and some were equipped with the TRD supercharger (by owners)

Jan 28
30

Great article, but can I just say fantastic work on the photography?! These are some great shots. You even managed to catch some “attractive” angles on that car. Plus, there’s no shame in something reliable. Sometimes it’s nice to have something on hand that you know will just work.

Jan 27
12

My parents bought one of these brand new when i was in middle school in 2000. i’m 30 and they still have it. over 200k on the clock. always parked outside so the clearcoat is looking terrible (Toyota actually had some problems with the paint on these) but mechanically it is unbelievable how well that thing still runs Read more

Jan 27
61

William. I’m so glad you wrote this review as I LITERALLY just picked up an XV20 about a week ago. I got it from a buddy’s mom after the dealership tried to give them $200 for a trade in towards a Ford Fusion Titanium that they picked up. It’s in “Retirement Tan” as my friends call it. And I nabbed this wayward boat

Jan 27
9

A wagon variant was available in other parts of the world (I suddenly want that one too), but we never got it here. Read more

Jan 27
9

V20 Camrys are the best Camry.  I have two. a 1988 LE V6 that is nearly pristine with less than 90,000 miles on it.  And a 1990 DX I’ve driven since 1995.  120,000 miles the day I drove it home and over 277k as it sits now.  In all those miles, it only broke down once. New ignition coil and been fine ever since.  

Jan 27
24

And now I want one of those wagons from this generation. I had no idea that this was sold as a wagon elsewhere.

Jan 27
9

In a few decades this thing will be legitmately collectible! Will people lust after a 1999 Camry in 2049 the way we lust after early 70s Datsun 510s and things like that?  It seems weird to think of it that way, but that’s what we’re talking about.  We’ll all be riding along in windowless flying cars by then and some Read more

Jan 27
58

You said, “And because it’s lower to the ground than most modern cars and SUVs, you feel instantly more connected to the road.” Did you in fact mean it was “grounded to the ground”? 

Jan 27
26

Camrys and Accords of this era always looked good to me. They're not pants-nutting gorgeous or anything, but they're pretty handsome for a generic car. 

Jan 27
28

My mom had a “champagne” 1999 LE, and when they refreshed these in 2000 (grill trim, taillights, wheels and not much else) 15 year old me was completely enamored with knowing everything about every car on the market, and the biggest difference in the later model years of this generation was the availability the two

Jan 27
22

I remember my stepdad buying one new in 1998. It was the only new car he’d ever bought and he fuckin BABIED that car. Always garaged, always maintained. It was the very pretty forest green color and I remember riding in it when it was new and being amazed at how smooth it felt compared to my mom’s 1993 Camry wagon. Read more

Jan 27
80

DAAAAAAAMN, look at that acceleration squat!