1997 Toyota Corolla Consumer Review: Almost Flawless

1997 Toyota Corolla - Consumer Review

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Almost Flawless
By pat on


1997 Toyota Corolla DX 4dr Sedan


A member of my family bought this car new in 97. I took ownership in '05 with 130K miles. This car has never been a problem!! Besides scheduled maintenance there has been little work done. It now has 190K miles on original wheel bearings, axles, exhaust, alternator, starter, engine, tranny, you name it. We have never seen a Check Engine light or had any sort of breakdown. I would drive it cross-country tomorrow if I had to. The only problem that has come up, besides just starting to use oil (1 quart in 2000 miles) is that the AC wont work in cool weather to defrost the windows but works fine in summer heat. Absolutely the best car I've ever owned.

Best Features

Reliability, gas mileage and quality. Low cost of ownership. Optional center armrest is a must!

Worst Features

A little more "oomph" wouldn't hurt.
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