1997 Toyota Camry User Reviews

1997 Toyota Camry Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 32 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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"ride" 12 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"reliable car" 8 reviews
"comfortable car" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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1997 Toyota Camry LE Review
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Good performance

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Transmission can go bad

Laura0824
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Excellent Car — I liked this car and it went 280,000+ miles before I encountered a transmission problem. I have not driven it since April 2014 and repairs would take about $2,000+. I am still saving for the repair costs as I'd like to keep it as a second car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Toyota Camry XLE Review
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Very smooth ride. Have driven the 96 model and earlier ones and their suspension doesn't compare.

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Not as economical as previous models but still very good on gas. Doesn't look as unique as the older models.

viajair
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Highly Recommended — Overall an excellent, dependable and comfortable vehicle with a very smooth quiet interior. Fun and safe to drive. Feel in control when driving it. The 4 cylinder doesn't quite have the peppy acceleration of the older models but it's no slouch. Low maintenance. Highly recommended used car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Smooth ride, good gas mileage

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door handles are chep

sportsmom3
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Toyota Quality — Bought this car for my son, his first car. Its a 97 but had low milage and little rust. Handles well, rides smooth, a fun car to drive. Toyota quaility, built to last. Fun to drive, would recommend to friends

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Fuel economy was awsome.

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None

gtlw344
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Neat — What didn't I like. Had awsome mileage but was quick and peppy. Never left me stranded, very minor issues with it at all. I heard it is still running around out and about would love to get her back. Would love to get the 35 city 40 highway again

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Great reliable car.

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4 cylinder engine in US made models is underpowered

mystuffforsale36
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Would Buy Again But Produced In Janapan 4 Cylinder Or V6 — Reliable record Low maintenance cost Great in snow with right tires Great on highway Great sound isolation Good AC Great metal treatment, not like new Camries Like head lights Like seats Like brakes and ABS (great in snow) etc 4 cylinder engine in US made models is underpowered Most Toyota dealer will try to sell you something you do not need

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Toyota Camry XLE V6 Review
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Cheap maintenance.

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Not very sporty.

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1997 Camry Xle V6 — Good car, with enough power for daily use. Easy and cheap to maintain and insure. Steering is direct, you always know where the wheels are pointed. The car is relatively fun to drive. Handling can be improved by putting aftermarket suspension. Power can be increased by adding a TRD supercharger.

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Best car I've owned.

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He wasn't pretty.

Khayos
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Sexy, No. Everything Else? Yes. — I miss my Toyota Camry. My Camry rocked, it also saved my bacon in a bad crash. So, reliable, powerful enough, nice acceleration, decent handling, not the belle of the ball, but bottom line, the best, safest car I've owned.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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very dependable

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there is no reason to avoid this car at all

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Fantasic Car For The Winter — this car is very reliable and it wont die on the performance is great and so is the acceleration very few repairs will be needed with this car and the car can be very fun to drive the cost is cheap

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It can take your family to where your goin.

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it isnt fun to drive and its not the best looking.

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If You Want A Family Car With Good Gas Milage This Is It. — It is a good family car, it ran good, the person we sold it to just took it to the junk yard last year. It wasnt very good looking, but it was built good, It had the best gas milage cant beat it. It is really not fun to drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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dependable, economical

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no reasons why anyone wouldn't want to own this car

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My Next Car Will Be A Toyota, So I Would Highly Recommend This Car To Anyone — 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 needed tune-ups, tires, etc. I can go for up to 2 weeks between gas fill-ups, so it's preety good on gas. I would say any car that gets you from point A to point B without a lot of problems all the time is a fun car to drive. I don't care much for appearance, so it looks very good for a 12 year old car. Nice paint and interior. It has had to have the fuel injectors replaced, but for a car with over 230,000 miles on it, that's preety good.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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