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By TexasOwner
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


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Bought it with 36k miles and now have over 200k. The car has held up nicely. Have had some brake issues that were corrected, struts have been junk since the day I bought it and required several change in tires through the years at around 20-25k mile intervals. Better than spending the 1k plus they wanted to repair. I have had to replace an axle, rack and pinion, door handles, roof liner, and a few other small things. Probably spent 2k through the years on maintenance. All in all we have been very pleased with Camry.


Best Features

Seats are extremely comfortable. Gas mileage is a plus. Handles like a sports car.


Worst Features

Door handles, brake system and suspension.


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By Pleased
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


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Bought this LE with 63,000 miles on it and now have 173,200 and counting. Got nine years on original battery. I use synthetic oil and grease. Best MPG was 39.3 interstate out of Texas. Replaced timing belt @ 100,000 and all four struts @ 160,000. Ceramic disc pads and new rotors @ 150,000. Basic maintenance and this car just will not give up. My '90 Camry was @ 348,000 miles & was still running last year! Test drove a 2007 LXE & it isn't near the car my '97 is.


Best Features

MPG, reliability, workmanship


Worst Features

Better headlights & struts


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Doesn't get any better than this!
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By dmsnms
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1997 Toyota Camry XLE V6 4dr Sedan


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All I have to say is, my husband and I bought this at 122,000 miles, and we can't believe the incredible ride quality and comfort of this beautiful car! We replaced tires and brakes so far and this car just rides like a smooth dream. We have an 09 Civic, and I still prefer to drive this car! Roomy and spacious interior, even after 12 years the leather seats are immaculate, not a single rip or tear! Seriously, buy one of these and just fix it up, you won't be sorry.


Best Features

Leather seats, ROOMY interior (great for car seats), lovely ride.


Worst Features

NONE


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Very Trustworthy Car!!!
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By Mrs. Taylor
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


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My car was bought in 2003 while I was college. I still have the car. My husband and I both drive the car. It's not sporty but you can definitely depend on it. The only major repair was to only replace the transmission, but at 185,000 miles I didn't complain. Now at 201,000 miles, it continues to run strong.


Best Features

reliability, gas mileage and comfort


Worst Features

very boring design


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Bessie
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By reb64mst59
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


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Always taught - buy new if you can and keep them until they can travel no more. My Camry still gets 32 mpg on the hwy and 24 in the city.


Best Features

excellent car, no problems, just a few needed simple repairs that didn't break the bank


Worst Features

lost the added woodgrain after a few years, miss the dress up look it gave


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