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Phenominal car
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By Witt
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1998 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


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I've had this car for almost 4 years and I haven't had to do anything besides basic upkeep. It's been in a couple fender benders and those only caused cosmetic damage! the only problem I have is it's hesitant to start during the winter but the hood is bent from a wreck. Only problem with the car is it's very boring to drive. It's a great car that lasts forever and gets you from A to B


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reliability and durability


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Reliable and fun car to drive
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By AMiller
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1998 Toyota Camry XLE V6 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car in 2002 and have had it for over 8 years now. No major mechanical problems outside of typical wear and tear (tires, brakes, struts). Did have to replace valve cover gasket and timing belt which was expensive. Car has 146,000 miles and running strong. I love the V6 power; yet hate the 18 mpg in the city driving.


Best Features

Leather seats; moonroof; V6 engine


Worst Features

Paint chips easily.


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Miss My Camry :(
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By 2.2 Camry LE Sedan
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1998 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


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This was my second car; first was a 91 Civic LE. After it died suddenly, I had 2 days to buy a new car. I needed something really reliable so I looked at Camrys. I had the car a little over a year when someone pulled out in front of me and i totaled it. When I bought the car it had 85k and it had 93k when I lost it. This car was amazing. I had intended on keeping it until I ran it into the ground, which I figured would be around 250-300k. Car had 1 owner b/f me. I took meticulous care of it. It was an amazing car. W/ snow tires, it safely took me over Snoq. Pass (WA) in the snow several times, and around snowy Sea and Spo. This is one of best cars out there, better than brand new Am sedans.


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excellent options: fog lights CD Gold Trim Spoiler moonroof moonroof bug/wind shield Toyota VIP etc. RELIABILITY!!! Great resale value got $8k ins $ for total in 06/09 Low maintenance Great power while easy on gas Great in snow/ice even on hills Easy oil change I'm 20yr F & could've done myself.


Worst Features

stronger cam seals. Besides reg maint, had to replace cam seals behind the engine to fix a MINOR oil leak at 91k,stepdad complained about the 2drops/mo it left on our asphalt & since it was due for it's 90k, had those replaced too, even though it wasn't really necessary


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still going strong
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By KunkyMonkey
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1998 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


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Had been a truck person my whole life but took a new job with a lot of miles on the road and couldn't handle to cost of gas with my pickup. I bought this car with 60k on it and have it up too 209k now. Motor and trans run super strong and I get about 35 mpg on the freeway. Very reliable and drive about 5-600 miles a week on it. I change the oil regularly with ease and haven't had one problem with the motor. Only problem is the driver door handle on the inside broke and have to roll down the window to open the door from the outside. Also replaced the rear struts at 190k but did it myself with ease. I highly recommend this car to anyone that wants a great car with great mpg


Best Features

Gas MPG and reliability


Worst Features

make the door handles stronger


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Best car I've ever owned
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By loco local
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1998 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car new and now have 134,000 miles on it. I have not had a minutes trouble with it. I have had oil changes at 3000 mi. and do take care of it. It still has the original exhaust system and I replaced the battery last winter for the first time because I thought I was pushing my luck. I keep thinking I should replace it, but it's like owning a "free" car.


Best Features

Powerlocks, smooth driving, reliability. 30 miles to the gallon.


Worst Features

Toyota has cheapened quality over the years, the interior of car and truck is not very good. The seat belts don't retract most of the time, so get slammed in the door


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