1997 Toyota Previa Consumer Reviews

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1997 Toyota Previa
4.8
Average based on 4 reviews
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1-4 of 4 reviews

Never disappoints

by from Cincinnati, OH on September 5, 2009

purchased the car used with 100K miles on it. New the quality and cavernous interior would not let me down and it hasn't. Use it to haul the family to vacation, or pull the seats out and haul the kids...
purchased the car used with 100K miles on it. New the quality and cavernous interior would not let me down and it hasn't. Use it to haul the family to vacation, or pull the seats out and haul the kids to college. Quad seats give everyone a little extra room to feel comfortable. Reknown reliability. Now have 137K on it after 4 years and it's still going strong. See some advertised here with over 300k miles! I don't think the Sienna's have the same interior volume as the old Previa's. I've put sofa's in here and closed the hatch! The engine with the SC has surprising pickup for a 4 cyl minivan. Love my minivan!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Great if you can find one

by from washingto on February 4, 2010

Oh what a van, big problem is they quit importing them. I have put almost 100,000 miles on mine in 4 years, now sitting at 281,000. It goes every where I want it to very sure footed in nasty condition...
Oh what a van, big problem is they quit importing them. I have put almost 100,000 miles on mine in 4 years, now sitting at 281,000. It goes every where I want it to very sure footed in nasty conditions (alltrac). To the mountains one day the next to the beach and stop and haul some 4x8 plywood along the way. Can't speak highly enough of this van.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

Does recommend this car

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best used van of the 90's

by from Ventura, CA. on August 11, 2009

I bought this 97 previa LE, SC used, for $4,500, put 60,000 miles on it without a single major problem. Gas mileage however is poor. Combined never exceeded 15mpg. Hwy is about 20 mpg. The SC is likel...
I bought this 97 previa LE, SC used, for $4,500, put 60,000 miles on it without a single major problem. Gas mileage however is poor. Combined never exceeded 15mpg. Hwy is about 20 mpg. The SC is likely the culprit. The muffler has to be for the SC model, otherwise mpg will be lower. Bought it for its egg shape, never though would keep it for that long. Wife has a 05 Sienna, and hates this Previa.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Bulletproof but not hail proof

by from PA on June 13, 2011

I bought my 92 LE in 2002 with 130,000 miles primarily so I could haul my 4 year old St. Bernard around.The 2ND row bench seat fit him perfect. It got totalled a few weeks ago by a freak hail storm wh...
I bought my 92 LE in 2002 with 130,000 miles primarily so I could haul my 4 year old St. Bernard around.The 2ND row bench seat fit him perfect. It got totalled a few weeks ago by a freak hail storm which did 3k damage to the body before they even counted the smashed dual sunroofs another 1.5 K. The van still had the orignal exhaust system at 218,000 miles and I would not hesitate driving it coast to coast. I miss it already and so does my dog whose now 13.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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