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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Brent writes:
1997 Toyota Camry XLE V6 Review
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Reliable, comfortable, quiet, good gas mileage, and oh, reliable.

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Not exciting for a car guy!

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1997 Camry: Worry-free Comfortable Commuter. — 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 extremely reliable. It was purchased with 140k miles, and now has 164k, with no problems period. Just change the oil and go. The engine is still so smooth and quiet it can hardly be noticed when running. What it's not is a performance car. While it has plenty of power to easily merge on the highway or pass on a two lane road, it is by no means a thrilling ride. Don't expect to get an ear to ear grin when you start the engine, or hit the curves on hilly road. But do expect to be impressed when used as designed: as a family commuter to get from point A to point B in comfort. Overall I would wholeheartedly recommend this car for someone needing a simple reliable commuter.

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Ed writes:
1997 Toyota Camry CE Review
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Great safety ratings, great fuel economy and very comfortable on trips.

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Overall cosmetic condition.  It's not butt ugly, but it's not winning trophies either.

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Our Car — This is a great car for the money. It definitely suits our needs and then some. We have been quite surprised to see what can actually fit into this car! Practical? Yes, very practical and with 30+MPG fuel ratings and power to actually pass a semi-truck at 70+mph! The only thing I would change about the car is the overall condition as it was not kept super well by the previous owners.

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Khayos writes:
1997 Toyota Camry LE V6 Review
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5

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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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Christina writes:
1997 Toyota Camry LE Review
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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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Chris writes:
1997 Toyota Camry LE Review
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handles great, low maintenance

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nothing. best car ever

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Awesome Car — 245,00 miles. original engine and tranny. you can't beat that with a stick. 22 mpg in town and 26 mpg highway with the 4 cylinder. has great get up and go for a 4 cylinder and handles like it is on rails. back seat is a little tight but great front and trunk space. tank in snow

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Laura0824 writes:
1997 Toyota Camry LE Review
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5

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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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Greg writes:
1997 Toyota Camry LE Review
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Very Reliable

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Electrical Issues

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Reliable Ride — Very reliable car. Toyota knows how to build something solid. I would probably buy something like this in the future. Now they come a lot bigger and much more horse power. Overall I would rate it a A minus :D

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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WheelerDealer writes:
1997 Toyota Camry XLE V6 Review
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3

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Interior comfort and quiet, reliability, cargo capacity

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Makes driving boring, needs expensive gas, has very little style

WheelerDealer
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No Longer Meets My Needs — I bought my Camry used in 2002 in Seattle, Washington. I used it primarily to get myself around the city, although I did some long trips in it, too, including a one-week drive across the country with my father as co-pilot. I really like a lot of things about the car: The inside is very quiet and comfortable, the trunk is gigantic, the controls are well laid out and effective, and other than having to replace the battery once, I haven't had any mechanical difficulties with it at all. But it's not at all a fun car to drive, and while it gets decent mileage for a 6-cylinder, it's a lot thirstier than I like with gas at $4 a gallon, particularly since Toyota recommends 91 octane or higher. My Camry was rock-solid reliable, but I want a car that will give me more feedback and involve me more in the process of driving, and I also want a car that will get better mileage on the cheapest gas I can put in it.

Owner for 6 years, 4 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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Craiger11760 writes:
1997 Toyota Camry LE V6 Review
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V-6 has power and the handling is great

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Gas mileage

Craiger11760
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Best Car We Have Ever Had. — We love this car and have had it since 2000. It has 286,000 miles and has been very dependable with no big problems. The V-6 has power and the handling is great. Best car we have ever had. Performance: It is this car fun to drive!

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viajair writes:
1997 Toyota Camry XLE Review
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4

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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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