The first generation was sold from 1983 until 1986. The name was also used from 1980 through 1982 by Toyota as the Celica Camry. The first true Toyota Camry was a compact car sold as either a 4 door sedan or a 5 door hatchback. The engine options were all I4, with a 4 cylinder turbodiesel sold in some markets. A 5 speed manual transmission was standard, with a 4 speed automatic optional.
The second generation Camry was sold from 1987 until 1991. The hatchback was dropped in favor of a 4 door station wagon. The Camry with All-Trac was added in 1988, which was an all wheel drive model. A V6 engine making 160 horsepower was also added as an option for that year. 1991 would be the first year when antilock brakes would be optional on all models, including the V6, LE, and station wagon.
The third generation Camry was sold from 1992 until 1996. This was a bigger car than before, and it was classified as a midsize car for the first time. A 2 door coupe was added as a new body type, and the manual transmission was dropped on all models except for the base and Sport. The engines were all upgraded from the previous model. Some trim levels included the DX, LE, XLE, and SE.
The fourth generation Camry was sold from 1997 until 2001. The coupe was dropped, and the 4 door sedan was the only body option in the United States. The station wagon was still sold in some other markets. The SE trim was dropped, and the base model got a new name: the CE. The Camry V6 continued to be a big seller and once again made Car & Driver's Ten Best list.
The fifth generation Camry was sold from 2002 until 2006. The station wagon was dropped in all markets, and the Toyota Sienna minivan was introduced in the United States based on the Camry platform.
The most recent sixth generation Toyota Camry has been sold since 2007. It has the same overall length but the wheelbase has been made longer. The Toyota Camry Hybrid was introduced with this new generation. Under optimal conditions, it can get 40 miles per gallon in the city.
The recent generations of the Camry have received stellar crash test ratings. They are also very reliable cars, making them an excellent choice for a used car.
If you're looking to buy a used Toyota Camry, you can find a good idea of where current market prices are by checking the listings on eBay.