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By Matthew Thomas Brodsack
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


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Ive had 2 camrys, a 99 and a 97. both are extremely reliable but ive had a couple of quirks with mine. i dont know if anyone else has had the problem. The starter wouldnt engage on either one from time to time, quick fix just tighten the cables on the starter. The other is the flex exhaust coming right of the headers burns out. Both of the issues happened to both of them. cheap quick fixes. Looking for a new one because the previous owner left my 97 sitting for over 2 years and it rotted the seals (would happen to any car) and i seem to pouring money to fixing seals here and there. My cars are just bad luck though, these have a record of going 300,000+ and i just wish my car was maintan


Best Features

gas millage interior smooth ride, practically floats solid transmission cheap maintenance roomy back seat quiet reliable motor


Worst Features

wish the 2.2 had a little more power or at least aftermarket options. headlights fog heavy car, doesnt handle snow very well because it sits so low


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Old Reliable...
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By sgarland85
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


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I wrote a review awhile back on here, which was positive, but I think I need to re-iterate. I've had my Camry for 5 years and put on 65,00+ miles and it has not left me stranded once, period. I've had to replace a few things here and there, but mostly just routine maintenance is all she's needed. After 17 years her metallic paint is still shiny.


Best Features

Durability, quality, reliability, good in snow.


Worst Features

Nothing, really. However I wish sometimes it was a hatchback.


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much better used
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By budapest1
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


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This is a good and reliable car.I've not owned it long.about 6k now and so far just had to replace the transmission seal gasket-$150.the struts upper spring seat(this is it)has to be replaced it's a 20 dollar part for each side (kyb)and the noise stops.http the part is here. ://www.ebay.com/itm/Monroe-Front-Left-Right-Upper-Strut-Mount-With-Bearing-/181103286083?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model%3ACamry&hash=item2a2a98d743&vxp=mtr.


Best Features

I ike the easy steering.the brakes are good but a bit touchy.engine uses oil and so it leaks an I heard a head gasket and a valve seat has to be replaced for that.


Worst Features

make the steering more communicative.fix the oil leak and the suspension.It would be an very reliable if done so.


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I love my car
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By frenchdude_13
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


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my parents got the car brand new and they owned it until 2011 than gave it to me i have never had problems with this car. the only major thing i had to do on it is replace the suspension in 14 years other than that its a great car. I drive it 50+ miles a day and it runs beautifully it also does 4000 miles in June when i visit my hole family it now has 130,000 and i plan on running it to the ground.


Best Features

super smooth on highway


Worst Features

make timing belt easier to change


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ITS LOVE
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By always9
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


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i love this car it has 225,xxx miles on it and it runs like new and the paint is still shiny! ive owned it for 3 years and all ive done is regular maitinance. It gets about 15,000 miles a year and its never failed me. I see a lot of other camry's from these years and i hate seeing them missing hubcaps or being dirty i mean come on hubcaps cost like 15 bucks buy some!! Still i love this car and im going to drive it until either it dies or i die :)


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