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1997 Toyota Corolla

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 22/Hwy 27/Comb 24 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.6 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

1997 Toyota Corolla Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 433 Ratings for the 1993 - 1997 models.

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  • Value
    9.2/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    8.8/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

Best car I've owned!

By on Sunday, January 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 86,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Reliable basic 4-dr sedan."

Cons: "Radio only; no CD player."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Die-hard Toyota owner! This is 3rd one in a row since 1983. Do the math… only 3 cars in 32 yrs! (1st was 1983 Corolla GTS sport fastback: LOVED LOVED LOVED!; 192,000 mi. on orig'l engine-- pretty good, I think! Then a 1994 Tercel ((great car & mechanical reliability--just a little too "bouncy" for me on my major, 5-hr-long highway drives to visit the folks in North Jersey a few times a year. )) And 3rd--what I now have--the basic 1996 Corolla--no bells or whistles--but the perfect basic 4-dr sedan!). I hate to give it up, but my eyesight isn't what it used to be. Have to sell it."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

best corolla for the year and milage

By on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 288,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great on gas, perfect for a single person,"

Cons: "Not much, it is 22 years old!!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have had this car since 2010, I have been using it for a courier car, it runs and runs and runs. Sure I have had to replace some things, tires oil, lights, but, it is like a truck to me. It has carried up to 800 pounds of boxes and still came thru with flying colors, I just love the older corollas, they never die."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

Best Exterior Desgin, highly reliable Quality Car

By on Sunday, October 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 89,789

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Very stable on the high way."

Cons: "Driver seat can't raise up."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This model's exterior desgin is the best until 2013. Very good A/C and heating system. Highly reliable and stable on the high ways. Toyota the BEST, and I bought 2011 CAMRY.Dealers should maintain, and keep up the value and TOYOTA name."

8 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Best car value

By on Tuesday, August 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 165,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Great gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I am the original owner of this car and I am going to save it for my daughter. I do a regular routine service and it's runs as good as it did when I bought it brand new."

5 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Very Reliable Car

By on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Easy to drive, reliable, gas efficient"

Cons: "No cd player."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This has been my car since high school, (my first car) I have had it for over 6 years and it is a 1997. I havent had any problems whatsoever with this car. I have only had to do the regular maintenance on it and everything works. It is very comfortable and easy to drive. It is also very gas efficient. My husband actually bought a new corolla for himself because my old one has been such a great car."

12 people out of 14 found this review helpful

My First Car

By on Monday, July 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 364,932

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Good for a first car"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"This car was passed down to me from my grandfather. The paint on the hood is chipping, tires are only a 1 1/2 to 2 years old. The original cassette player along with radio still works. Many people complain about older cars not having A/C, well not with this one. The air conditioner still works like a charm. Cruise control still works as well. The battery under the hood may need to be replaced along with some slight cosmetic repairs. Miles to the gallon I'm going to have to guess to be 26-32 miles. The body color of the car is like a dark pine tree green and the interior of it is a creamy tan. The windshield wipers were replaced about 8 months ago and may need to be replaced again. The headlights are a bit dim due to use but may be replaced as well. The cup holder is above the ash tray but still comes to good use. The hood is a bit dented and scratched up (I'll be honest) from friends Duke's of Hazarding across the hood. The back bumper was torn off but was fixed, I do not think permanently. The bumper will probably need a checkup in the near future."

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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