1997 Toyota Corolla Overview


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1997 Toyota Corolla Overview

The wagon was gone from the 1997 Corolla lineup, leaving only the sedan. However, that year Toyota also offered the Classic Edition sedan, which came standard with some of the more popular features at a reasonable price. By the end of the 1997 model year, the Corolla had been declared the best-selling nameplate of all time.

In addition to the CE, the 1997 Toyota Corolla came in the standard and DX trim levels. The base engine was a four-cylinder, 1.6-liter, 102-horsepower engine, and a 1.8-liter, 105-horsepower engine was offered as an upgrade. Fuel economy, depending on the engine and transmission, was about 26-34 mpg.

Owners of the 1997 Corolla admit that the car is rather boring-looking, and some find the interior to be cramped, especially in the back seat. However, the car is popular because of its simple, quality construction, value, and dependability.


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    Fuse Location For1997 Toyota Corolla

    2 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)

    Temperature Goes From In The Middle To The Bottom

    Only when driving after 15 mins and sometimes not at all.

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    O D Light Comes On

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    1997 Toyota Corolla Consuming More Fuel

    The positive wire to the fuel pump had no current getting to it. I check all the fuse and relays they all seems to be working. Finally I decided to bypass the wire to get the car running but now I r...

    9 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 months ago)

    Car Would Not Start.

    My 1997 toyota corolla has been running fine until this morning when I accelerated it then the engine when off. Since then its refuses to start. I have change the spark plugs can someone please help...

    8 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)