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1997 Toyota Camry Sedan

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A little disappointed
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By jbarada
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1997 Toyota Camry Sedan LE 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car for my wife from an elderly couple who had bought it new. It had less than 70K on it. I didn't look it over a closely as I would normally because of Toyota's reputation. I later discovered an annoying rattle in the front end that turned out to be strut mounts, it burns and leaks oil, I go through four quarts of oil before its due for an oil change. The transmission does not seem to shift properly, especially on uphill grades on the highway. Despite these few let downs I am fairly pleased with its overall performance. It is above par when it comes to road manners, very plush ride, and effortless to drive. It does quite well on gas too usually gets about 28/32 city and highway


Favorite Features

auto lock and unlock doors, auto down drivers window, will not let you lock your keys in the ignition, has very strong brakes, and roomy back seats.


Suggested Improvements

The Camry has come a long way since '97, I think any issues have been addressed with the newer models.


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Great car!
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By erock
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1997 Toyota Camry Sedan LE 4dr Sedan


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Only had this car a month but it's by far one of the best cars I've owned. 120,000 miles when I got it and it runs like new. The solidity and quality are unmatched. Replaced the tires and wipers so far but that's it. Would recommend this car to anyone.


Favorite Features

Build quality, smooth quiet engine, roomy interior, quiet cruiser, fuel economy


Suggested Improvements

Wuspension noise when cold outside, wimpy 14 inch tires


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Reliable & quiet car
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By th
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1997 Toyota Camry Sedan LE 4dr Sedan


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I enjoyed to drive my Camry 1997. Just to bring to the shop for regular maintenance, and fix 1x for the steering rod in last year (9 yrs & 5 months). It's is a fine, reliable, & quiet car. If someone ask me which car I will buy, I'll say another Camry!


Favorite Features

Comfort ride, quiet inside.


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Smart Shoes
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By Joe
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1997 Toyota Camry Sedan LE 4dr Sedan


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Purchased my Camry about a year ago with 202k on it, up to 216k now. Let's see, only things outside of normal maintenance (such as brake fluid flush, replacement of plugs and the original wires, and new tires) have been the replacement of the EGR valve gasket and the replacement of the rear bumper after I was rear ended. The steering rack is on its last legs, and has hiccupped a few times in wet weather, but the Camry has never failed to get me from point A to point B. Handling is fine for a front drive sedan, and the clunking suspension is fine for since it bobs up and down less on the highway then ones in better condition.


Favorite Features

Ergonomics are simple and well marked controls. Reliability.


Suggested Improvements

Tauter suspension without the clunking.


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Love This Baby
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By happy camper
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1997 Toyota Camry Sedan CE V6 4dr Sedan


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I have owned this car for 6 years (V6 CE, 5 spd man tran). It is a gem. My likes are too long to list. Most important ones: fast & powerful (speedo shows 140, it does 140. Leave -hot- cars in dust. Unlike the Accord, I don't have to rev the engine to get going), brakes (4 wheel abs, great stopping distance), reliability, comfort & amenities, and cheap parts. Also, very well balanced, very stable in rain and snow. It has 182,000 miles, runs like new. I only changed the O2 sensor. Other stuff was regular maintenance. It is no Ferrari on curves but if you know the limits of the car and act accordingly it is a joy to drive.


Favorite Features

Everything.


Suggested Improvements

If maintenance is skipped you may have problems such as sludge in engine, suspension, and front end. but it is true for any car.


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