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Too Many Problems
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By kit3375
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1997 Toyota Camry XLE 4dr Sedan


Review

This car has been nothing but a problem since the second year of owenrship. The alternator has been replaced twice. Strut mounts replaced. (still makes awful noise) Axle had to be replaced. Leaks transmission fulid. Rotors replaced. Tires last no longer than a year. Had to disconnect alarm system because every time it rained the alarm would go off and we couldn't get it off. It's costing more to repair this car than what we paid for it. Don't ever buy CAMRY!!!!!!!


Favorite Features

The body has held up well.


Suggested Improvements

The whole suspension system needs serious help!!!!!


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My Camry
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By bytescot
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


Review

Purchased car used with 39000 miles. At 60000 miles had to replace left steering rack. 75000 had to have a valve seal replacement and timing belt. No other problems and now have 104000 miles.


Favorite Features

Cruise control is very easy to use.


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Good car for Canadian teenager
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By Derek1269
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


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Great car it has over 190,000klm and still runs great. Never a doubt that it will breakdown needs a little more strength for highway travel with 5 occupants along with better suspension. Reliability is what makes this car great at my dealership a man owns a camry with over 600,000klms and he "drives the hell out of it" the exterior will go before the engine


Favorite Features

good sound system, reliability is where its at.


Suggested Improvements

better suspension better dent resistant body.


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Great Car
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By DL118
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


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Rock solid dependable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this model to anyone else. Gets great mileage on the highway. Smooth and comfortable ride.


Favorite Features

Plenty of legroom for tall drivers.


Suggested Improvements

Radio knobs could be larger.


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Great car.
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By KPL
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


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This is the best car I have ever owned. Very reliable. Rides great. Has over 113000 miles and doesn't use any oil. Very quiet inside.


Favorite Features

I like the smooth and quiet ride.


Suggested Improvements

Can't think of any.


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just a couple of leaks
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By nucklbone
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


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90000 miles now, no major problems. A couple of oil leaks at the oil pan and valve cover, a steering leak in the rack and pinion. Steering very responsive, excellent gas mileage. 21 city, usually 30+ hwy even at an average of 80 mph! Fairly cheap insurance, very cold a/c even on the lowest setting. Just put on new brakes and rotors at a cost of $180. Only mechanical problem is the parking brake light on the instrument panel stays on sometimes. Front wheel drive makes it easy through the snow too.


Favorite Features

gas mileage, pretty responsive for a four banger, great a/c


Suggested Improvements

a little more styling, but the newer camrys are looking better


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Super satisfied
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By Frog
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


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Drove it 4300 miles in six days after 9/11 ferrying emergency personel for government organization. Averaged over 700 miles a day. Stopped only to change oil. Never a problem. This is fifth Toyota in our family since 1968. Wife still drives 1988 Corolla and swears by it.


Favorite Features

Comfortable seats.(see review start) Great mileage, quiet interior. Excellent road handling. The dealer gives exceptional service. abs saved me rear ending a stalled trailer on highway.


Suggested Improvements

The head rests in the back seat do reduce vision. I don't have a serious problem with them. I would really, really like to add a CD player, but the quoted price at dealers ($800) just too much.


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you won't find better than this!!!
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By Ravchic4
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


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I have owned the 97 toyota camry for a few years now, and i must say, it is the best car i've ever driven! its so much fun to drive, with an INCREDIBLE sound system (i bet you couldn't even install a better one!), comfort, and reliability. the ride is also so smooth and relaxing!


Favorite Features

cup holders (sounds dumb, but for all of you coffee drinkers, they're great!!!), SOUND SYSTEM is seriously amazing, and fun!!!


Suggested Improvements

maybe a little more power, but i guess if thats what your looking for, go with the Camry LE V6.


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Poor Man's Lexus - A true Toyota
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By XLE lover
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1997 Toyota Camry XLE V6 4dr Sedan


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Had this car for almost a year now and reads 98,000mi on it with no problems whatsoever. Just replaced the timing belt. there is a whining sound on the wheels that I don't seem to understand. The dealer said that the wheel bearing work fine and I replaced four new tires, and still the whining is still there. I compared it to my wife's Solara and she doesnt has this problem in her car.but like other consumers, engine is very quiet,strong, responsive and similar to the ES300, and the earlier Avalon models, if I am not mistaken. Excellent performance on the freeway. I never get tired of driving this car and I plan to keep this car forever!


Favorite Features

Sunroof,good sound system for an OEM radio, spacious interior, V6 engine runs perfectly,silky smooth shifting of transmission, handling.


Suggested Improvements

Rear cup holders too fragile-easy to break. Otherwise, I can't complain about anything else or improve on it. I like it the way it is


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Camrys are just as what i expected
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By hengbok2u
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


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well...i bought my camry in 1999 which had 62k miles..and now has 117k miles.. i had no problems at all with this car for all this time...its so amazing... since i work as a auto wholesale, i see lots of cars with better looks and feel than this camry....but with no regrets, i am staying with my camry...with this much mileage, i'm thinking about hooking the car up a little...I used to love the looks of the car, but now...it just looks so boring...either way, its one of the best cars out there~


Favorite Features

None...its just....too boring..


Suggested Improvements

None....perfect reliability~ well..i think the new models for the camrys should have more of a sporty look... honda accords look so nice...and the new camry looks like a buick...i dunno..


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