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1998 Toyota Avalon

by from on January 13, 2009

This car is a low profile high-end winner. I have always driven either Lincoln or Mercedes Benz. This car is very nearly the equal of my last (2004) Towncar. Except for city driving (this 11 year-old ...
This car is a low profile high-end winner. I have always driven either Lincoln or Mercedes Benz. This car is very nearly the equal of my last (2004) Towncar. Except for city driving (this 11 year-old car is noisy) this car has plenty of zip, acceptable mpg, outstanding reliability, and exceptional workmanship, and at freeway speeds is very quiet. I'd never heard of an Avalon, but it was billed by the salesman, whom I never trust, as a very good car. He undervalued this beauty. I have a 2008 Avalon, now because the 1998 has 189,697 miles on it (never a transmission, engine, or suspension repair or re-make) and I thought it wise to have a newer one to drive distances, though nothing about the 1998 suggests that I replace it. City mpg appx. 24;, freeway mpg appx 28. (I don't rabbit start or brake that much) I'm flummoxed by the car. 5 stars
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Built to Last

by from Texarkana, Tx on January 25, 2012

Hello, if you're thinking of owning a 98 Avalon you won't be sorry. I bought one 3 years ago and have put around 40k on it. It runs great, very quiet idle, and very powerful passing. I've had it over ...
Hello, if you're thinking of owning a 98 Avalon you won't be sorry. I bought one 3 years ago and have put around 40k on it. It runs great, very quiet idle, and very powerful passing. I've had it over 115 with room to go and if felt like driving 80. It gets an average of 26 mpg without streatching the truth & I don't crawl where I go. The car is comfortable, stylish & very dependable. If you find one with 150k, be prepared for another worry free 150K. And if not, just about every mechanic can fix them, so shop around & you'll find a very fair price for repairs.
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1998 Toyota Avalon XLS

by from San Diego. Ca. on June 10, 2008

The Toyota Avalon XLS performs very well and the lather seats are comfortable and cleanable. This car has 115000 miles and looks and drives like a new vehicle. I would recommend this car to anyone. Oh...
The Toyota Avalon XLS performs very well and the lather seats are comfortable and cleanable. This car has 115000 miles and looks and drives like a new vehicle. I would recommend this car to anyone. Oh, it delivers over 22 MPG on regular gas.
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great

by from lagos on February 19, 2012

If you need a vehicle to get you from point A to B in comfort,the 1998 avalon will do the job perfectly and will be mild on your pocket. I bought mine used and presently has 220,334miles on it-miles n...
If you need a vehicle to get you from point A to B in comfort,the 1998 avalon will do the job perfectly and will be mild on your pocket. I bought mine used and presently has 220,334miles on it-miles not kilometers and is not showing any sign of giving up. I had an altima 2.5S 2002 before this car which spent more time at the workshop than on the road thus bought this car 2 years back.I am astonished by the ride quality. It handles better than the look. The only complain i have with the car is that any time i go to the car wash,the doors get filled with water,nothing serious, by the time you drive around and take 2 or 3 turns, the water comes out. I wonder if automakers still make cars this good.
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Love my new old Avalon

by from Sweet home AL. on April 22, 2013

Recently purchased 98 Avalon 120000 k runs and drives perfect needs a little T L C. Awesome Auto !!!!!.
Recently purchased 98 Avalon 120000 k runs and drives perfect needs a little T L C. Awesome Auto !!!!!.
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If you want to keep to keep your car for a while

by from Hatfield PA. on July 28, 2007

I think this car is an excellent car overall. Very reliable ,good on gas, it is roomy, comfortable, well made,this car sits outside year round and it is always there for me.Fit and finish excellent, e...
I think this car is an excellent car overall. Very reliable ,good on gas, it is roomy, comfortable, well made,this car sits outside year round and it is always there for me.Fit and finish excellent, engine and transmission are superb,I bought it used, now I have 119000 miles on it ,will easily make 200000 miles. My only complaint is the suspension, which was improved after the 2000 model year.
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Love it!

by from Elmore, AL on March 9, 2007

The car is not a speed demon but it use some more oomf when you hit it. The exterior is a little bland and doesnt excite me when I gaze at it, and the cupholders are terrible. They are good for larger...
The car is not a speed demon but it use some more oomf when you hit it. The exterior is a little bland and doesnt excite me when I gaze at it, and the cupholders are terrible. They are good for larger cups but they are shallow and when the ring isnt filled up, your drink topples out very easily. However, reliability and overall, this car is wonderful! Its great on road trips, and gets good gas mileage as well. I used to be a domestic motors person, but then I bought a Honda, then a Nissan, and now I still have my Toyota, and it is by far the best overall and the most comfortable. If you can get one, get it. You wont be dissappointed.
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1998 avalon xls

by from cincinnati ohio on May 29, 2011

bought the car 4 years ago with 104000 miles and now have 189000 and have little problems ~replaced starter and power steering pump and pads and rotors and now need rear caliper thats all !! interior ...
bought the car 4 years ago with 104000 miles and now have 189000 and have little problems ~replaced starter and power steering pump and pads and rotors and now need rear caliper thats all !! interior i think is a bit cheap (plastic) and they have problems with flex pipe on exhaust ~leak and let fumes come in cabin ( new flex pipe is 700$)drive it back and forth to work and get about 400 miles per tank of 87 octane
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As good or better than expected.

by from Moorefield, WV on February 27, 2012

Have owned car for a month and driven 2500 miles with no problems. Mileage is 122000 and car handles almost like new. ride is a little firmer than expected. All features function exceptionally well fo...
Have owned car for a month and driven 2500 miles with no problems. Mileage is 122000 and car handles almost like new. ride is a little firmer than expected. All features function exceptionally well for a 14 year old car. Interior is very roomy and comfortable. Gas mile is 24-33 mpg depending on useage. Exterior does not show its age-- still a very good shine and only one small rust spot in rear wheel well. As good or better than I expected.
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Reliable 13yrs of great service

by from New Market TN on February 1, 2012

Would purchase this auto again, the body and interior have held wonderful. People get in the car and ask how old is the vehicle and can't believe I have drove it for 13 yrs and have almost 200,000 mil...
Would purchase this auto again, the body and interior have held wonderful. People get in the car and ask how old is the vehicle and can't believe I have drove it for 13 yrs and have almost 200,000 miles on it. Most reliable I have ever had.
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