Used 1998 Toyota Corolla

1998 Toyota Corolla
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1998 Toyota Corolla

Pros

  • All-new with a great engine, new body, and first-in-segment side-impact airbags, the 1998 Toyota Corolla is the best thing to hit the compact car market since the original VW Beetle.

Cons

  • Shape is a bit dull.

Used 1998 Toyota Corolla for Sale

Toyota Corolla 1998 VE 4dr Sedan
200,652 miles
Used 1998
Toyota Corolla
VE
(6)
Capitol Motors
57.9 mi away
List$1,495
Est.Loan: $31/mo
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$41 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
1998 TOYOTA COROLLA Front with powerful 1.8L twin-cam EFI 16-valve 4-cyl engine and driven only 200652 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 540-376-7056
Toyota Corolla 1998 LE 4dr Sedan
276,685 miles
Used 1998
Toyota Corolla
LE
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

vehicle overview

The Toyota Corolla has been through many iterations since it was first introduced in 1968. Over the course of its long life, the Corolla has appeared as a hatchback, coupe, wagon and sedan. The world has seen enough people fall in love with this car to make it the second best selling vehicle in history.

Totally redesigned, the new Toyota Corolla is set to increase its global sales record and become the standard against which all small cars will be compared. Why? Because there is nothing like it, other than the re-badged Chevrolet Prizm, that carries this level of refinement and convenience in the sub-$20,000 price class.

We think that the most exciting change to the Corolla occurs under the car's hood. Nestled between the grille and the firewall is a 1.8-liter all-aluminum DOHC four-cylinder engine that cranks out 120 horsepower and 122 foot-pounds of torque. This high-revving engine not only provides the Corolla with more power than last year's motor, it does so while being 10 percent more fuel-efficient. When glued to a five-speed manual transmission, this engine will reward drivers with 31 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the freeway.

Equally impressive is Toyota's newfound commitment to safety. In 1998 all Corollas are available with four-wheel antilock brakes and side-impact airbags. You heard that right, Toyota's bargain-priced Corolla is the cheapest car that driver's concerned about their safety can outfit with seat-mounted side airbags. Those with kids will be happy to know that CE and LE models can be ordered with an integrated child seat.

Also new in 1998 is the car's body. We think the new look is attractive, but this little sedan follows typical Toyota policy and does nothing that will visually offend. This unfortunately means that there is nothing visually exciting about the car, either. Aesthetics aside, the Corolla's new shape does a good job of reducing the cars NVH levels, thanks to flush-mounted side windows and sound-deadening techniques borrowed from the Lexus magicians. Also improved by the new body is the Corolla's torsional rigidity, an important factor in making this car more fun to drive than its predecessor.

Toyota is on a roll, offering up fine products faster than an Amway salesman at a flea market. The Corolla is sure to be a hit with the just-starting-out crowd as well as empty nesters that simply don't need a large sedan anymore. Levels of safety and refinement usually don't come this cheap. We predict that the Corolla will steal plenty of sales from the Honda Civic and Nissan Altima.

1998 Highlights

The 1998 Toyota Corolla is completely redesigned this year with a new engine, new sheet metal and a new standard for safety in compact cars: optional front passenger side-impact airbags.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1998 Toyota Corolla.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

It Just Won't Die
fifi_lemon,12/02/2011
This is a really good car. 12 years, it's still going pretty great. My mom's trying to get two more years out of it, which WILL happen, before she gets a new one. If you're looking for a reliable car for many years from now, this car is for you. No major breakdowns, except the "check engine" light has been going off. The mechanic says it's because a wire keeps getting bumped. For the love of pete.
Corolla LE
tom1975,03/04/2002
Great and reliable car. In 60,000 miles, all I've done is change the oil!
My Corolla is still going strong...
baba_ganoush,04/12/2005
Bought an LE (Touring) in 1998. 30 seconds out of the showroom, it started making this HORRIBLE grinding noise. Dealer fixed it under warranty (a loose lug nut in the front aluminum alloy wheels), but entire new car experience was compromised. Then, for the first 20k miles, the car made a squeaky old mattress noise -- turned out the Goodyear Integrity tires had uneven wear. Goodyear disagreed, so did the Berkeley, CA dealership. Bought tires (Pirellis) out of own pocket. Noise went away for a bit, but came back at 40k. Bought new Yokohamas, and has been perfect since. Back seat had enough barely enough leg room - - it is a total joke. Auto. tansmission pickup is pathetic. Still LOVE IT!!
PaZaZZ
Outagas,09/24/2010
Purchased the car new, excellent vehicle with great reliability. Best car we have ever owned, we will keep it for our grand kids and their kids. Car is getting to be a classic with excellent body lines, still looks like knew. The black flaked paint is awesome and people stop and ask about the color. Just a super car!
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Features & Specs

MPG
27 city / 34 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
120 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
27 city / 34 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
120 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
27 city / 34 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
120 hp @ 5600 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Acceptable

More about the 1998 Toyota Corolla
Used 1998 Toyota Corolla Overview

The Used 1998 Toyota Corolla is offered in the following submodels: Corolla Sedan. Available styles include CE 4dr Sedan, LE 4dr Sedan, and VE 4dr Sedan.

What's a good price on a Used 1998 Toyota Corolla?

Save up to $41 on one of 1 Used 1998 Toyota Corolla for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $1,495 as of10/21/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from2.3 to 2.3 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 1998 Toyota Corolla trim styles:

  • The Used 1998 Toyota Corolla VE is priced between $1,495 and$1,495 with odometer readings between 200652 and200652 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 1998 Toyota Corolla?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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