1997 Toyota Camry Overview

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1997 Camry: Worry-free Comfortable Commuter. by Brent
 — Great car! Gets good gas mileage for its size, about 25mpg. Very comfortable, far better ride and seat comfort than comparable cars I have driven. Nearly as good a ride as my mom's Buick. It has been ... Read More
My Next Car Will Be A Toyota, So I Would Highly Recommend This Car To Anyone by Christina
 — very good performance, have never really had any problems with braking or handling. The acceleration is excellent especially for a 4-cylinder engine. The cost of ownership is preety cheap, has only ne... Read More
The Ray by Matthew
 — its great everty one loves the ray great performance with q car looks rock solid bulid quality 176,000 miles and still storming along mid 20's mpg on comute 30+ on motorway cruise great fun to drive... Read More

1997 Toyota Camry Overview

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1997 Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry was once again completely redesigned for 1997, with some big changes for the model as a whole. The body was redesigned to be larger, with a more angular profile and was available in new colors. The interior was redesigned as well, offering longer seats, a new dash and many small new convenience features, such as extra cubbies and larger cup holders. Most notably, Toyota dropped the wagon and the coupe for the 1997 Camry, leaving only the sedan. Toyota also shuffled the trim levels, renaming the base DX the CE and keeping the midlevel LE and luxury XLE. The sporty SE went the way of the coupe and the wagon.

The 1997 Toyota Camry got a bigger engine, with the four-cylinder producing 133 horsepower and the V6 194 horsepower. Toyota also increased the list of available safety features, making ABS standard in all models except the four-cylinder CE. Toyota also improved the bumpers in the 1997 Camry. Fuel economy is about 20 to 30 mpg, depending on the engine.

In 1997, the Toyota Camry became the best selling car that year, beginning a streak of topping the list that continues today. Once again, major complaints about the 1997 Toyota Camry include a lack of power, especially with the four-cylinder engine, and a bland, conservative look. However, the Camry's sales records show that buyers were enthusiastic about the car anyway.

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After Pressure Washing Motor On 1997 Toyota Camery It Will Not Crank Now It...

WILL NOT CRANK AFTER PRESSURE WASHING MOTER ITS ALL DRIED OUT NOW ITS BEEN A WEEK REPLACED SPARK PLUGS COIL CHECKED ALL WIRES MOTER TURNS OVER GOOD THE SPARK FROM THE SPARK IS WEAK COLOR IS RED &WHITE...

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1997 Toyota Camry Le V6 Sedan Starts But Won't Shift Into Reverse Or Drive

Hello, a small history, I just a few days ago had to refill my transmission fluid, I used Dextron III, it had to be placed into the dipstick opening. Fired it up a few times to check it and shifted th...

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97camry Battery Put In Wrong Ideas

Person I bought car from put the battery in wrong they replaced a fuse now car starts but no radio window use any thing but the guage clust. lights stay on and horn stays on had to pull the fuse as ...

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Camry Fuel Pump Check

How do you determine if the fuel pump is bad. My daughter's Camry will turn over fine but not even attempt to fire. Other suggestions said to check the fuel pump next. Do I pull an injector to check...

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Why Does The Brake Light On Dashboard Stay On?

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