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By Ninotchka
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Vehicle

1997 Toyota Corolla Sedan DX 4dr Sedan


Review

Only scheduled maintenance so far ... one previous owner (1997-2004) kept great records, though. The build quality is its best attribute; before I bought the car, I asked my mechanic what he would want to work on -- what had parts that are easy to get to, etc. He mentioned four or five vehicles, and I continued my research. This was a GREAT buy.


Best Features

The price -- you get a good car for your money. And the size -- it's fun to be able to fit into the lots marked "compact only." It's a cute little car, especially for the poor college student. The cupholder, while it gets in the way of the ashtray/lighter, is very sturdy for a little plastic thin.


Worst Features

Speakers are wimpy, but you can only ask so much! Also, it would be nice to have an armrest between the front seats.


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By johnhart44
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Vehicle

1997 Toyota Corolla Sedan CE 4dr Sedan


Review

nice car overall - fun to drive. A good value for the money. Would buy another one.


Best Features

economy, reliability


Worst Features

needs intermittant wiper setting


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Great little car
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By lilnel
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1997 Toyota Corolla Sedan DX 4dr Sedan


Review

Fantastic mileage, excellent
reliability, minimal problems.


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Zippy and fun
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By mjmihal
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1997 Toyota Corolla Sedan DX 4dr Sedan


Review

I drive my 97 Toyota Corolla around
town for the most part; about 11,000
miles per year. The car operates
wonderfully in town. It has good pick-
up and is nimble around turns. It has
enough room to fit 4 passengers
comfortably. The trunk space is
surprisingly roomy as well. It is low
to the ground, punches forward when
you tap the accelerator, and corners
on a dime.


Best Features

The Overdrive button allows the driver to deactivate 4th gear and use only 1 thru 3.. On the highway, punch the OD button and jump ahead of traffic!


Worst Features

The A/C system has very simple controls. It takes some fiddling to get just the right temperature. On hot sunny days it can be impossible to keep the car cool, and the A/C saps quite a bit of engine power


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Great car to own
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By Rima
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Vehicle

1997 Toyota Corolla Sedan DX 4dr Sedan


Review

The car is very reliable. I bought it
new and in the 7 years I owned it, it
only broke once (minor repair - starter
cable wore off). It gets great mileage,
both in the city and on the highway. It
is comfortable to drive, and spacious
enough for 5 people. Good investment if
you ask me.


Best Features

The interior design is very nice. I love the storage compartment between the two front seats and the two cup holders. The pockets on both the passenger and driver sides hold maps, pens and bills for tolls rather nicely. The rear seats fold down - great for oversized items in the trunk.


Worst Features

There is no cruise control in the standard model. Also, the wipers only have 3 speeds to choose from. When the rain is very light, it is annoying to keep switching wipers on and off. It is very noisy in the cabin on the highway even with the windows closed.


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