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Auto climate control /Beware
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By nov1853
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1998 Toyota Avalon Sedan XLS 4dr Sedan


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I have been quite happy with my XLS after having purchased used with 70k miles. However I was very disappointed with Toyota design with Auto Climate Control. Servo motor on blower system went out due to design flaw admitted to by Toyota in a technical service bulletin which directed dealers to replace entire workings of Auto Climate control system when $35.00 servo motor failed. (Cost me $1000.00)I was forced to replace entire system. Toyota incidentally redesigned entire system for 1999 model years but would not back up 1998 defective system. Shame on you for sticking it to us 1998 owners.


Favorite Features

Comfortable ride, quit and smooth, Classy styling


Suggested Improvements

1998 Climate control system should have been replaced in recall. Problem resulted in no defrost, no heat, no AC, no blower of any kind. Rainstorm with no defrost = NO VISIBILITY!!!Stuck in subZero temps= death by freezing. Ck NHS


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1998 avalon
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By nonfib
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1998 Toyota Avalon Sedan XLS 4dr Sedan


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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 Sedan XL 4dr Sedan


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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 Sedan 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 Sedan XLS 4dr Sedan


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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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