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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 422 Ratings for the 1993 - 1997 models.

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

Great First Car

By on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 181,000

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
7/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Cheap, Great mileage, cheap parts"

Cons: "Not fast enough for a teenage boy, not pretty."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"This was the car I purchased when i got my drivers licence. It is a great car, reliable, gets great gas mileage, and parts were cheap. in the three years i have had it, i have replaced one set of tires, front breaks, a timing belt, and a water pump. Other than those things i have never had any issues with it, even with its age. The cosmetics leave something to be desired, but it is a great first car, and one i won't soon forget."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

LOVE THIS CAR

By on Friday, May 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 176,899

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"My mother bought this car when it was a couple years old. She gave it to me 3 years ago. I have put lots of miles on it and never had a problem with it besides regular maintenance. It drives good. Gets around in the snow well. Fun little car to drive. Very dependable and great on gas."

The best commute vehicle ever!

By on Tuesday, May 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great mileage!!!"

Cons: "No bells or whistles."

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

"This is actually a 1989 Toyota Corolla. Believe it or not, I get forty-two miles to a gallon on the freeway! Yep, that's 42 mpg. Around town running errands, the mileage drops to thirty-six miles to a gallon. Yep, that's 36 mpg in town. kind of hard to think about buying a new vehicle, in this time of $4.25 for a gallon of gas."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

good reliable transpotation

By on Friday, March 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 224,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "not fancy but great car to go from point a to b"

Cons: "plastic door handles"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"bought this car in August of 2002 with 104,000 miles on it a really great car have had to do a few repairs on items that wore out but overall a great car it now has 224,000 miles on it and the engine still runs very smooth my next car for sure will be a toyota"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Best Reliable Car Ever Owned

By on Sunday, March 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 142,637

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "It is a great, inexpensive to run vehicle."

Cons: "Older car; standard shift not for everyone."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I love this little car! It has been so reliable and great on gas. I love the standard shift, especially in the winter time! I am sad to have to sell it."

Loved this car

By on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Wanted a SUV

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Excellent value"

Cons: "Smallish"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"My first car where every thing worked..no alternate switches or home repairs on the seat. It works..as expected. Good value safe ride. Perfect for a student driver. Solid."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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