Used 1997 Toyota Corolla Sedan

1997 Toyota Corolla
List price
1997 Toyota Corolla


  • Excellent build quality, reputation for bulletproof reliability


  • Poor value
Toyota Corolla years

Used 1997 Toyota Corolla Sedan for Sale

Toyota Corolla 1997 DX 4dr Sedan
93,312 miles
Used 1997
Toyota Corolla
Stohlman Subaru of Sterling
2.8 mi away
Est.Loan: $71/mo
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Dealer Notes
1997 Toyota Corolla DX DX BeigeCARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX.Call directly 571-599-2228 to make an appointment with Pre Owned Sale Manager here at Stohlman Subaru of Sterling! Loudoun County's #1 Subaru Destination!

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Edmunds' Expert Review

vehicle overview

Toyota has a winner with the Corolla; after 30 years of production it has become the second best-selling car in automotive history. We feel that this is due to its solid engineering, available safety features, and fun-to-drive attributes when equipped with a five-speed manual transmisson.

The Corolla is a fine car with good handling characteristics, a well-designed interior, and attractive, if not earth-shattering, looks. Additionally, the optional antilock brakes, better than average crash test scores and integrated child seat on DX models go a long way toward making the Corolla a reasonably affordable, safe, compact family-sedan.

The wagon variant disappears for 1997, and Toyota introduces a new CE trim level that stands for Classic Edition. The CE is essentially a Standard model with a package of upgrades not normally found on the lower level Corolla. Corollas get revised door trim this year, and side impact beams that meet 1997 federal standards. Nothing else new here, as Toyota prepares to retire the current edition and introduce a new, improved Corolla for 1998.

Unfortunately for Toyota, there is a good reason to skip the Corolla when shopping for a new car; the Geo Prizm. Built on the same assembly line as the Corolla, out of the same parts and by the same workers, the Prizm is everything that the Corolla is and more. Most importantly the Prizm is significantly cheaper than the Corolla and comes with a roadside assistance warranty that the Corolla lacks. We like the Corolla, but we would buy the Prizm.

1997 Highlights

For the 1997 Toyota Corolla, the Classic Edition (CE) debuts and the slow-selling DX Wagon gets the ax.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1997 Toyota Corolla.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

My car has 391034 miles
Happy that my Corolla has almost 400000 miles and runs well. I absolutely love my Corolla!
Best car ever.
kelli B.,08/21/2010
I bought this car 3 years ago with 193,000 for 500 dollars. I know crazy. It has never left me walking. I have done minor repairs, new distributor cap and new plugs and wires, new tires and battery. I drive this car 120 miles a day 4 days a week sometimes more. It now has 239,500 miles and I hope it keeps on going. It truly is a gem and I got a steal. It made my 500$ back long ago! I want another one! I drive a 4 door Dodge 3/4 ton diesel so tjis car saves me so much money running back and forth to work! Sometimes I'd really Rather be in my Toyota than that Dodge!
An Old Reliable Friend
I bought my 1997 Corolla back in 2005 with under 60,000 miles. Today it has over 266,000 miles. The car has been a stalwart companion over the last 10+ years. Up until 2 years ago the only maintenance items were changing the brakes, battery and tires. I will say the A/C broke a few years into the purchase, and I never got it fixed, but you get used to that. Over the last few years had to put an alternator, serpentine belt, spark plug wires and starter; but considering the first 180,000 miles of ownership went so smooth, I guess it is to be expected. I would recommend this car to anyone who is looking for something simple, no nonsense and needs a reliable ride.
Great Car !!
I bought this car two years ago with 227,000 miles on it ! Yes I know , a lot lol . This car is very durable . Only repairs I've made were the brake lights , tires , and struts . My car now has 266,000 miles on it and it and still runs like new !
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Features & Specs

26 city / 32 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
100 hp @ 5600 rpm
26 city / 32 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
100 hp @ 5600 rpm
25 city / 32 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
105 hp @ 5200 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Used 1997 Toyota Corolla Sedan Overview

The Used 1997 Toyota Corolla Sedan is offered in the following styles: 4dr Sedan, CE 4dr Sedan, and DX 4dr Sedan.

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  • The Used 1997 Toyota Corolla Sedan DX is priced between $3,477 and$3,477 with odometer readings between 93312 and93312 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 1997 Toyota Corolla?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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