1997 Toyota Corolla User Reviews

1997 Toyota Corolla Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 34 reviews

  • Performance:2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars 2.8 / 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:4.2 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
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 17 reviews
"reliable car" 9 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 15 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"expressway" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"weak power" 2 reviews

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Scott writes:
1997 Toyota Corolla CE Review
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Reliable with good gas milage

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Slow

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Perfect College Car — It's a really nice car. The acceleration is very slow, however that's not necessary for a commuting car. The braking is outstanding, and I've never lost control of the car in any conditions. It's not the sportiest of cars, but it's the perfect reliable car for a college kid looking for a good life out of a car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Илья writes:
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SPOILER :D, acceleration not that bad, overall really good feel and control.

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Color is a bit of a drag, and the wood finish isnt the coolest on the dash, but its minimal.

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97' Corolla Is Good For Starters- Overall A Fun Car — The color isn't the greatest, it's a tan colored vehicle. The overall best thing about it has got to be the SPOILER :) in the back. Otherwise its fine in the exterior. The interior isn't too bad, there is a wood finish inside on the controls dash and I have a custom stereo inside. The speakers are surprisingly great. I got about 156,000 miles on it, quite much but it still runs well. Maintenance is strictly annual and very spread out- really if you just change the oil, put gas in, and wash it once in a while, it will work fine. I NEVER sent it in for any major problems except for a tire becoming loose but that is because of its overuse :D This car isn't a speed racer but it is fun to drive because of its smaller size. I recommend this car to any teenager getting their license like me.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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emeraldkimmy writes:
1997 Toyota Corolla CE Review
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5

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Efficient, tough and long lasting

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No reason at all not to buy a Corolla!

emeraldkimmy
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This Is One Car I Don't Think Toyota Is Going To Stop Manufacturing Any Time Soon. — This car actually accelerates really well and its suspension is nice and tight, so it handles very well. It was rear ended three years ago and held up so well that I was amazed at how sturdy and tough it was. It's a neat looking car, not too big, very economical. My Corolla is 14 years old as of last November, and the only major things I have ever had to do were sporadic but more labor intensive than anything. That tells you how well the car was built and regular care is a part of any car's lasting durability. The Corolla is no exception. It's mileage is great for such a small gas tank but it's very fuel efficient. I actually have a lot of fun driving this car. It's the one car I've ever owned that I just enjoy driving.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nichalas writes:
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3

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Reliable

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Granny Mobile

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Good Starter Car. — Bought this car from my Brothers Grandma for $1000.00 and it is a work in progress. Its very reliable and hasn't had any problems with it yet. Replacing all the gaskets and checking all the components in it right now and putting a system in it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Drew writes:
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2

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Cruising about

Cons

lack of power

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Yawn — Performance - Lacks acceration, handles like it's on rail but, needs more power to be able to push the limits of the suspension. The Brakes work too. Build Quality - There's a few random problems, and 13 year old car that's in good condition hasn't been driven enough Appearance - Good basic appearance, doesn't stand out and that good to me Cost of Ownership - Costs more then it's really worth Fun Factor - this car is really dull

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Steve writes:
1997 Toyota Corolla Base Review
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3

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Cheap on gas, good quality overall

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Static radio, but resolved by buying a mp3player

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First Car — Great on gas, true college car. Good times for the year I had it. She was 2 or 3 shades of beige, was a great beater getting around town. No real engine problems. She had 177,000kms on it when i bought it, then after i sold er she was 220,000.Good times

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SAX writes:
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It's a great affordable, reliable car

Cons

It's not a Mercedes

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Very Comfortable Car — I love how cheap the gas is for this vehicle, and I can get home without using up the whole tank. I wants on the Cadillac CTS and I could not go down the block without losing hope what are the tank of gas.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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corvetteace writes:
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4

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Economical car to operate and maintain.  Very reliable.  Runs good on synthetic engine oil.  Low insurance costs.

Cons

Somewhat underpowered.  Need to turn off A/C to accelerate to highway speed when merging or climbing up waterway bridge.  Thought the 4 cyl engine would provide better gas mileage.

corvetteace
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Good City Commuter Car With Occasional Highway Driving. — It's OK for keeping car costs down while providing reliable transport. Had it since 1997 and put 175,000 miles on it. Still running strong. Body and interior in good shape. Highly desirable car for people looking to save gas / money.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sergie23 writes:
1997 Toyota Corolla DX Review
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5

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Has allot of power behind it,

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Wish it could go faster, seats are comfortabel, but they look ugly.

Sergie23
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This Car Is Good For Everyday Use, Hardly Any Problems. — The only thing I didnt like about this car is that it didnt go very fast, it accelerated very good, But the top speed needs work on. The only other thing is that it heated up quickly with my driving, it might have been my radiator. or I just need to buy better coolant. Other than that this car is the best car I have driven so far.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Muuslim writes:
1997 Toyota Corolla Base Review
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4

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i like 1600cc DOHC 16v nice acceleration

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but Double Over Head Camshaft with single camgear

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Corolla 1.6 Se.g 4a-fe Engine — this car have a nice performance for daily use, fuel economy, low maintenance cost , you can drive this car until 220km/h with standard engine, in my country this car has a good history in cirkuit race at FWD 1600cc class when years 1997-2003 and this car have a good chassis wtih chassis code is AE111

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