1997 Toyota Camry Consumer Reviews

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1997 Toyota Camry
4.8
Average based on 17 reviews
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most reliable car I,ve ever owned

by from pasadena on July 20, 2010

This car is unbelievable. It will not stop. I now have 380,000 miles on it and it still runs very good. I have never had any major problems with it. It;s not flashy but who cares when your aproaching ...
This car is unbelievable. It will not stop. I now have 380,000 miles on it and it still runs very good. I have never had any major problems with it. It;s not flashy but who cares when your aproaching 400,000 miles on it. I LOVE THIS CAR. I can't thank it enough as I have no fear of taking it on long trips with the high mileage. I recommend this car to everyone.
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The most reliable car

by from Miami, Florida on January 17, 2011

I bought this car used in 2003 with 116000 miles on it. This is the most reliable car I have ever owned. Since then I have put another 80,000 miles on it and it still drives great. I haven't done any ...
I bought this car used in 2003 with 116000 miles on it. This is the most reliable car I have ever owned. Since then I have put another 80,000 miles on it and it still drives great. I haven't done any major work on it even though it's been in two accidents, been stolen and in high speed chase and recovered. Have had body work done to it but that's all. I have owned cars after it and had issues with them but this Camry takes everything I put it through (and I have a heavy foot) and it still drives smooth and quiet. Now reaching 200,000 I know this car got alot more years in it. I now have a 2008 Highlander. Hope it's just as good.
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Uses car for Transporting family

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Excellent car

by from New Jersey on July 30, 2010

I've had this Camry since I bought it lightly used in '97. Ever since I have not had any major problems with it. It has 128,000 miles on it now. Comfortable, quiet, and reliable. The only con I have f...
I've had this Camry since I bought it lightly used in '97. Ever since I have not had any major problems with it. It has 128,000 miles on it now. Comfortable, quiet, and reliable. The only con I have for it is that the gas mileage isn't the best (about 18 MPG), since it's a V6. So if you're looking for something fuel-efficient, I would go with the four cylinder.
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Great Vehicle

by from FL now GA X Plant on June 28, 2012

I have owned and leased Camry's for years. My '97 I have held onto the longest. I have customized it with all kinds of aftermarket add on's. That now you can get from the dealers. My car has seen a fe...
I have owned and leased Camry's for years. My '97 I have held onto the longest. I have customized it with all kinds of aftermarket add on's. That now you can get from the dealers. My car has seen a few good accidents but after the repairs years ago it's still going strong. I have taught my wife and son how to drive in this Camry. Just perform maintenance as needed and this car has 170k mi on it and runs great. My camry is gold but still looks great by just keeping it out of the sun and in a garage or covered parking when not in use. I was considering letting this car go and getting a new Camry but after reading all these reviews and coming to the realization that it is nice not having those big car payments I think I will keep my '97 Camry. I'm sure I will get alot more use from my '97 Camry.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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Best Car I've Ever Bought!

by from Muskegon, MI on December 22, 2009

I've owned my '97 Camry for 6 years and with over 200,000 miles on it, I'm wondering when it will die! No major repairs have been required; although the transmission is just beginning to slip only whe...
I've owned my '97 Camry for 6 years and with over 200,000 miles on it, I'm wondering when it will die! No major repairs have been required; although the transmission is just beginning to slip only when in cruise control. This car plows through Michigan winters like a breeze (MUCH better than my husband's Saturn Ion). This car is by far the best car I've ever owned! Regular oil changes & brake job, a little front end work, and a set of new tires every fall are all it's ever needed. Looking forward to buying a new Toyota when this one finally gives up! I love my Toyota!
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Can't beat the value and reliability!

by from Whittemor, MI on October 22, 2011

I bought a 97 Camry with 104,000 miles and gave it to my son 5+ years later with 205,00 miles with some scratches on the paint, hardly any rust and in good shape. I paid $4100 for it then from the ori...
I bought a 97 Camry with 104,000 miles and gave it to my son 5+ years later with 205,00 miles with some scratches on the paint, hardly any rust and in good shape. I paid $4100 for it then from the original owner. Gas mileage stayed at 30 mpg for the time I had it. It had great styling and about $1000 in repairs for the 5+ years. I can't think of any significant disadvantages. It lasted better than any used car I've had in the past.
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Very Satisfied

by from Chicago on April 19, 2010

I purchased this Toyota from a private owner, the transaction went smooth! After looking at this car from dealers who wouldn't budge on the price, I decided to buy from a private owner. I was looking ...
I purchased this Toyota from a private owner, the transaction went smooth! After looking at this car from dealers who wouldn't budge on the price, I decided to buy from a private owner. I was looking for a reliable, gas saver & that's what I got! I have 1 large car seat & 2 boosters in the back seat. I was worried that the backseat would be cramped but it's not. Very comfortable car, this is my 1st Toyota (we are a Nissan family) The only think I don't like is the radio/speakers...cheap quality but that can be replaced. My Camry is a 4-clyinder LE so the pick up is too be expected.
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good car for money

by from shelby nc on March 13, 2013

this car is doing great had it 1 month and havent had any problems this far i should have checked the tires a little better but it was raining the day i bought it and i do need 2 front tires. i think ...
this car is doing great had it 1 month and havent had any problems this far i should have checked the tires a little better but it was raining the day i bought it and i do need 2 front tires. i think it should be mandatory for dealership to get tires if they need them before they sell car because they make a lot of money on used cars anyway
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Seat comfort is my ONLY complaint!

by from Pittsburgh, PA on August 22, 2007

The Camry LE vehicle is #1 in all categories, except comfort. The seats are made for short, small people. I am a tall woman (5'7''), with long arms and long legs. The seats are short on length for my ...
The Camry LE vehicle is #1 in all categories, except comfort. The seats are made for short, small people. I am a tall woman (5'7''), with long arms and long legs. The seats are short on length for my legs and on a long ride can become uncomfortable.
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Old but still awesome

by from Washington D.C. on May 16, 2008

My grandpa gave me this car for my first car and I am so glad he did. I was expecting an old piece of junk but I was wrong. I'm not gonna go into detail, but this is a great car that you must have if ...
My grandpa gave me this car for my first car and I am so glad he did. I was expecting an old piece of junk but I was wrong. I'm not gonna go into detail, but this is a great car that you must have if you're looking for a cheapish, but reliable car.
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