1997 Toyota Camry
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Very comfortable and reliable car

by from Grand Rapids, MI on August 29, 2017

This car is an absolutely lovely cruiser. The ride is fairly smooth and the cabin is exceptionally quiet, especially for an older car. There is plenty of room for my family of four inside (including t...
This car is an absolutely lovely cruiser. The ride is fairly smooth and the cabin is exceptionally quiet, especially for an older car. There is plenty of room for my family of four inside (including two teenagers), and the trunk is likewise cavernous. On the downside, the design is quite bland, both inside and out. The engine is gutless; merging onto a freeway involves mashing the accelerator to the floor and listening to the otherwise-quiet engine scream. Overall, though, this car is comfortable, efficient, and reliable.
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Best car of my 47 years of driving to work and abo

by from tiffin, ohio on August 18, 2017

Classy, sporty, comfortable, fast when you need it, quiet, smooth ride. I refinanced a lease and had easy payments with no major repairs. Such a reliable car.
Classy, sporty, comfortable, fast when you need it, quiet, smooth ride. I refinanced a lease and had easy payments with no major repairs. Such a reliable car.
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Most reliable car I own

by from Barstow, CA on July 12, 2017

This car met all my needs when it lasted. It was gift from my brother on my birthday. after a year had to put a water pump, battery and 2 radiators. Before the year it ran perfect. The car was w...
This car met all my needs when it lasted. It was gift from my brother on my birthday. after a year had to put a water pump, battery and 2 radiators. Before the year it ran perfect. The car was worth it and I would buy another.
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Reliable and great starter

by from Wisconsin on June 23, 2017

This car is a beast in reliability. If you take care of it, it will continue to about 300,000 miles. Below are the features that I love: -Great MPG for a 1997 vehicle (I got around 29mpg) -Easy to sel...
This car is a beast in reliability. If you take care of it, it will continue to about 300,000 miles. Below are the features that I love: -Great MPG for a 1997 vehicle (I got around 29mpg) -Easy to self-fix -A lot of trunk space -Sun roof is awesome Things I do not enjoy -If you have a factory radio, it does not have bluetooth or usb ports -No power seats -Interior cabin not as quiet as new cars
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had trouble with oil pump with leaks and lost oil

by from denver co on June 20, 2017

good car with 216,000 miles with just a few problems before oil pump went out at my high miles. does need to have 4 wheel disc brakes not just on the front which I had to replace every 10k miles for m...
good car with 216,000 miles with just a few problems before oil pump went out at my high miles. does need to have 4 wheel disc brakes not just on the front which I had to replace every 10k miles for my mountain driving.
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Most reliable car I've owned

by from Portsmouth on June 12, 2017

This camry never had any issues with it, was comfortable, got great gas mileage, and was always so reliable. I only put $1,000 total in repairs for it, once because the transmission blew, but not unti...
This camry never had any issues with it, was comfortable, got great gas mileage, and was always so reliable. I only put $1,000 total in repairs for it, once because the transmission blew, but not until it was 18 years old and over 220,000 miles. This car ran perfectly for years and I would definitely buy again knowing how reliable it is.
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Daily Driver

by from Dallas, TX on April 16, 2017

I love driving this car simply because I know it has been and will be reliable till the end of its days. It's been passed down through family and honestly would keep it until it dies (currently at 165...
I love driving this car simply because I know it has been and will be reliable till the end of its days. It's been passed down through family and honestly would keep it until it dies (currently at 165,000 miles), but state inspections make it hard to justify fixing the car. Cloth seats are more comfortable than any car I've sat in and V6 is smooth and has plenty of power to pass on the highway.
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Good car for the money

by from San Jose on February 13, 2017

It is a good reliable cheap car. Not many problems for such an old car. It's OK if that's what you can afford.
It is a good reliable cheap car. Not many problems for such an old car. It's OK if that's what you can afford.
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238,000 miles and still going strong.

by from OK on February 2, 2015

I am incredibly impressed with my 97 Camry. I bought this car when it had 186,000 miles on it. That was five years and 52,000 miles ago. I just crossed 238,000 miles and the "shazamry" is still my da...
I am incredibly impressed with my 97 Camry. I bought this car when it had 186,000 miles on it. That was five years and 52,000 miles ago. I just crossed 238,000 miles and the "shazamry" is still my daily driver. Total maintenance has been under $1,500 in the time I've owned it. I still get 26 mpg in the city and 26-30 mpg on the highway. The paint is finally flaking off because it's outside all day but the interior and the mechanics of the car are still excellent. I'm about to start a 2,000 mile road trip in this beast with no second thoughts.
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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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