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Old Reliable...
By sgarland85 on 03/20/14 18:47 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Toyota Camry Sedan LE 4dr Sedan

Review

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.
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What a great car
By mytime66 on 08/19/13 12:13 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Toyota Camry Sedan XLE V6 4dr Sedan

Review

While i was looking for a used car, i saw the ad for the 97 Toyota Camry, 46,190 miles. I went and looked at it as a little old lady kept it in her garage. It was great. I now have had it alittle over a year and has 47,650 miles on it. I couldn't have made a better choice in car and price.
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much better used
By budapest1 on 03/20/13 07:24 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Toyota Camry Sedan LE 4dr Sedan

Review

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.
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Amazing!
By pastordy on 07/16/12 07:01 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Toyota Camry Sedan LE V6 4dr Sedan

Review

Just bought my 1997 Camry with 129k miles after doing a lot of research. The unsurpassed reliability of these vehicles speak for themselves. I bought from the original owner who only replaced it because he bought a new one. I love the extra power of the V6. It's got a lot of pep. Not sure about mileage yet, but guessing somewhere in the low 20s. All I know if I've got a car with potentially another 150k or more to go. Can't beat that for what I paid. Thanks Toyota for making quality vehicles in a sea of mediocrity.
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I love my car
By frenchdude_13 on 12/01/11 10:18 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Toyota Camry Sedan LE 4dr Sedan

Review

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.
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200,000 and still going strong
By jason1974mgb on 04/23/11 10:18 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Toyota Camry Sedan CE 4dr Sedan

Review

As a car guy I never thought I would buy a normal commuter car, but this car rocks, I bought it at 150,000 last year and have put 50k on it so far, at about 190,000 the original shocks finally gave out. for what it is (4cyl manual trans) its actually quite peppy, handles well enough to not be boring, and still gets 31mpg combined city / highway, and only uses about 1/2 quart of oil between oil changes. the only problems I have had with it are the prior mentioned shocks, and the actuator that selects where the air should go inside the car has stopped working. I will run this thing until the wheels fall off then buy another one, hopefully a convertible.
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ITS LOVE
By always9 on 01/28/11 21:29 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Toyota Camry Sedan LE 4dr Sedan

Review

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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Good Old Lady
By Sunday Driver on 11/17/10 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Toyota Camry Sedan LE 4dr Sedan

Review

It has been a reliable vehicle. I've been good about maintaining it according to the owner's manual. Had to replace the radiator a couple of years ago; has almost 110,000 miles on her. I was thinking about selling her cause little cosmetic things are breaking like the bezel on the driver's side cracked (had to open the door from the outside)and the center console lid hinge is cracked all the way down. Clear coat on hood is starting to peel. Thinking about buying an American made hybrid vehicle this time around. This good old lady has been a good ride.
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Old trusty
By Dixie on 10/17/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Toyota Camry Sedan XLE 4dr Sedan

Review

This car has been in the family since it was new. I have had it for the last eight years. Honestly, I neglect the poor thing mechanically. All I really do for it is change the oil. It has had a couple of $600.00+ repairs but is super-reliable even when neglected. Mine is over 160,000 right now and the engine is strong (even though some seals are a bit leaky). Kudos to Toyota for this model!
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Unsurpassed Reliability
By sarah on 08/04/10 08:38 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Toyota Camry Sedan LE 4dr Sedan

Review

I bought my '97 Camry a year ago from an old lady with only 35k on it. I figured it would be a smart investment because it would last a long time and I wouldn't have to take a loan out on it. One year later I haven't had any real issues. It blows blue smoke after it's been sitting awhile, but it clears right up. It also burns oil, but it's understood these cars are known for that problem. It is in almost mint condition, the metallic paint is still glossy and shiny without any real signs of fading. The only real complaint I have about this car is that it has absolutely no balls. The 2.2 liter engine has no gusto. I heard that Camry's V6 rectifies this problem quite nicely. A
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