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98 LE 4cyl
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Arthur
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1998 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


Review

Great Car other than regular maintenance no issues with it. Its clear that the people who rated this car so low DOESNT actually own one, and are just plain full of it. How could so many other people not have problems .


Best Features

Quality, Refinement, Efficiency,


Worst Features

Better Styling, Sharper Steering


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236,000 Miles and Counting
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By John
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1998 Toyota Camry CE V6 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought this car new and added a trailer hitch for towing. I'm using a 5,000 mile oil change schedule and change the air filter regularly. It has 236,000 miles on it and runs like it did when it was new. I have no idea how long I should expect to wait before I can get a new car! It still has the original clutch, even with me pulling a trailer now and then. I have replaced one tie rod that had a little play in it, and an oxygen sensor. Currently the check engine light is on so an oxygen sensor is probably out again.


Best Features

My favorite feature is without a doubt, reliability! The 5-speed is nice and gives it plenty of get-up-and-go for a smaller engine. I get 27 MPG driving 75- 80 mph. The platinum plugs are good for well over 100,000 miles. 120,000 miles on the present set.


Worst Features

The antilock brake sensor wires are delicate and prone to damage when the struts are replaced. The oxygen sensors don't last long enough and there is some noise in the front suspension. The paint on the hood seems overly prone to chips... or am I just following to closely??


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overall great car
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By AAC
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1998 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


Review

Have put over 120000 miles. Starter replaced at 90000 other than that only maintenance items have been done very reliable. Still very quiet and comfortable, interior still nice except where the power window switches on both fornt door panels are seperating. Although not as nice in style, its a way better car than our same year (98) Honda Accord that required several repairs, next time sticking with Toyota.


Best Features

Comfort, Quiet, & Refinement


Worst Features

Improve Quality of Door Panels, need about 10% stiffer springs or shocks


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Boring, but reliable
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By EAJ
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1998 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought used with 30,000 miles and now have 125,000 on it. Only had to replace tires, brakes (once), battery, timing belt (per service interval), oil pressure sensor (5 minute job) and fluids. It could use new struts and an EGR valve, but other than that, the car has been wonderfully trouble-free. My only complaints would be that the engine rattles a bit, the radio buttons are falling off, and with the 4 banger and auto, the acceleration is uninspiring. It does handle very well and gets good mileage. Stock hubcaps made car look pathetic, but I replaced 14" wheels/hubcaps with 16" Avalon alloys and 55 series tires and the car has taken on a completly different look and feel. Good car.


Best Features

Reliable. Good mileage. Comfortable. Big trunk.


Worst Features

Stereo with buttons that don't fall off. Offer 4 cylinder with manual tranny to get some sport in the driving.


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Old Reliable
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By Jsmiles
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1998 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


Review

I've had my Camry for three months now. This is what I call an everyday sedan, from Japan, so-so styling, comfortable interior, safe, good resale value, and reliable. The car meets all of that and more. This car is one of the most comfortable cars I've ever owned, and I've had a newer camry from 2002, and this car handles better than my 2002 camry. It's a normal sedan, not too over the top, and not too boring, it's just a good car to get you from point A to point B. I love this car, and will trade up in a couple of years.


Best Features

Reliability, seats are every comfortable, spacious interior, and big trunk


Worst Features

Higher ground clearance, the 2.2 liter v4 has lackluster accleration, when trunk is full, the car can be hard to keep straight.


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