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1998 Toyota Camry Sedan

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Boring, but reliable
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By EAJ
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1998 Toyota Camry Sedan LE 4dr Sedan


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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.


Favorite Features

Reliable. Good mileage. Comfortable. Big trunk.


Suggested Improvements

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 Sedan LE 4dr Sedan


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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.


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

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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Great in many ways
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By me
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1998 Toyota Camry Sedan LE 4dr Sedan


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Bought it new.. Very reliable car, NEVER had a problem, just brought it in to be serviced as needed and everything was always smooth. With driving every day, but mostly local, I could go 3 weeks before needing more gas. Not a "cool" car but definitely reliable and worth the money... it will last for many miles. After an accident, and the car being totalled, proved to be a safe car to the driver. I would recommend this car.


Favorite Features

Very good on gas, large trunk, and large backseat, COLD A/C.


Suggested Improvements

the interior door panels had normal wear and tear, but I heard that from a lot of people, so that should be improved


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Could be better
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By its ok
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1998 Toyota Camry Sedan LE 4dr Sedan


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We bought our 1998 Toyota Camry LE with 100,000 miles; currently have 116,000. Have had a couple of sensors replaced, but is mostly reliable. Have never gotten more than 30 MPG. Everything is just average, nothing exciting, in fact it is very boring. Not much room up front, and the cupholders in the back are terrible. Seats are moderately comfy, but the legroom in back is great. Wish there were a button on the remote for the trunk, and the buttons are not labeled for lock/unlock.


Favorite Features

Back Seat


Suggested Improvements

Keyless entry, stronger shocks. Can hear anything rattle when you go over a bump, and the engine sounds like it's caught in something when idleing.


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Many Problems
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By Charlie
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1998 Toyota Camry Sedan LE 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car used with 20,000 miles on it. The dash board has a tear, buttons have fallen off the radio and all the interior seems to be made of cheap plastic pieces which break if you try to fix any thing. Power window motor died on the driver side. Windshield washer fluid reservoir broke and would not hold any fluid. Water pump broke off and broke the timing belt when it happened. A/C died, thermostat closed and shot off a hose. Car doesnt beep when you lock it and the trunk button doesn't work on the remote. Headlight leaks in water, now yellow. Paint chips very easily. Currently we are fixing the radiator because it is leaking engine coolant.


Favorite Features

Good pickup for a 4-cylinder, good handling.


Suggested Improvements

Higher quality parts (interior and exterior) and better ingenuity.


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