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overall great car
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By AAC
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1998 Toyota Camry LE 4dr Sedan


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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


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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.


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


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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.


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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Great in many ways
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By me
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1998 Toyota Camry 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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 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.


Best Features

Back Seat


Worst Features

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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