I love my 98 Avalon Love my JBL sound system. Great for tail gating and travel. Especially for travel because of road noise, which is still an issue for the newer models. I had two major issues with mine. The air conditioning sensor went bad and in 2004 engine was rebuilt due to sludge damage. Good news both were covered by Toyota. Ive owned a Corona, Corolla, Land Cruiser, and Avalon. Favorite model was my Corolla. I dont think I will have to buy a new car if my Avalon keeps running as good as it has the last 6 years!