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1998 Toyota Avalon

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1998 avalon
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By nonfib
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1998 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan


Review

This has been the most reliable car I have ever owned. Aside from the road noise, there has not been a complaint about the car in the five years we have owned it.


Favorite Features

Moon roof, roomy interior


Suggested Improvements

very noisy on the road. Ride could be a little smoother


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love my Avalon
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By Kathyjj29
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 4dr Sedan


Review

In the four years I've owned the Avalon, it has not needed a single repair. We bought it at 20,000 and besides oil changes, the only money we've put into it was at the 60,000 mile check-up. I'd buy another one in a heartbeat.


Favorite Features

We bought it because it can very comfortably seat 3 adults in the back seat.


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Ava, the Avalon
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By Danielle J
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1998 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan


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I love my Avalon. It's not the most flashy car out there, but dollar for dollar, it is absolutely the most reliable!


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THE AWESOME AVALON!
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By WAVESURFERX
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1998 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan


Review

DRIVING THE AVALON XLS HAS BEEN A GREAT EXPERIENCE. THE CAR IS QUIET, QUICK, LOOKS GOOD AND IS VERY COMFORTABLE. HOWEVER I AM GLAD THAT I PURCHASED THE EXTENDED WARRENTY BECAUSE IT PAID FOR ITSELF DUE TO STRUT AND AIR CONDITIONER/BLOWER PROBLEMS. IF YOU WANT LUXURY AT A REASONABLE PRICE GET AN AVALON. PS - THE TRACTION CONTROLL SAVED MY BUTT MORE THAN ONCE!


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98 Avalon XLS
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By jad0110
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1998 Toyota Avalon XLS 4dr Sedan


Review

We have 146,000 miles on our Avalon and we have enjoyed every mile. The car is very solid safe, my wife was T-boned at 20 mph in the center of the doors and there was NO frame damage. We especially enjoyed the high quality materials of the interior - a Lexus for less $. The back seat is limo spacious, but at the sacrifice of some trunk space. Overall, a great car if you value luxury over sport. Just keep the oil changed every 3,000 miles (very important!) and expect years of reliable transportation.


Favorite Features

Comfort (especially the rear seat), saftey, power, quality / fit finish, and ease of operation.


Suggested Improvements

Steering is numb and too light, on pre '00 trunk release in glove box and watch for worn front strut mounts - makes a loud clatter noise. Feels like you've left on the parking brake if you don't run it on 93 octane. Check for oil sludge buildup in valve train.


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