1997 Toyota Camry Overview

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1997 Toyota Camry Overview

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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    Fuses

    While Driving My Temp Gauge, Speedometer, And Windows Stopped Working.. Replaced Fuse And It Blew 3 Times.. Whats Wrong

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    1997 Toyota Camry 4cyl Speedometer/tranny Issue!

    Hello, My name is Peter. I currently have a mind boggling issue with my 1997 Toyota Camry V4. It has this wierd issue where the speedometer needle goes crazy(jumps to 90 and falls to 0); note tha...

    23 views with 15 answers (last answer 4 days ago)

    Oil Leak

    i have an oil leak on a 1997 camry 4 banger 2.2 l. it isn't coming from the valve cover gasket or the oil pan. looks like the oil is commlng from the upper back side side of the engine. what else is ...

    41,398 views with 11 answers (last answer about a week ago)

    Dash Lights, Tail Lights, Headlights Quit Working

    The dash lights quit working followed by the taillights and the headlights. They bright lights still work but the switch has to be held into position for them to stay on. The fuses are all okay. What ...

    31 views with 9 answers (last answer about a week ago)