1998 Toyota Corolla
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Very Reliable, good gas, price and comfort!!

by from MN on March 8, 2007

This is the best car I've ever owned. Mine was totalled out, (because I was rear ended). I'm renting a 2007 (non-Toyota) vehicle, but all I can think of is having my wonderful 98 Toyota back! It ha...
This is the best car I've ever owned. Mine was totalled out, (because I was rear ended). I'm renting a 2007 (non-Toyota) vehicle, but all I can think of is having my wonderful 98 Toyota back! It handles much better and is much more comfortable. Whatever year a Toyota Corolla is; they just seem to be nicer than most new or used cars!
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Very very reliable car

by from Los Angeles on July 7, 2014

I think the most important feature of this car is that it is very reliable. I did the regular maintenance and in the 10 years that I have owned it, it NEVER caused any problems on the road. Not once, ...
I think the most important feature of this car is that it is very reliable. I did the regular maintenance and in the 10 years that I have owned it, it NEVER caused any problems on the road. Not once, I had to call AAA. Considering its age, you would think it doesn't do well in high speeds, but you feel secure. (granted, I never tried to go over 75 mph.) I think I can use this car for ten more years without big problems. My model is CE, and I wish I had automatic doors and windows. The AC works really well. In a few seconds you get the cold air if it's too hot outside. But my main concern has always been reliability and performance. In both grounds, this car is excellent.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Great First Car

by from New Jersey on February 1, 2012

I bought our 1998 Corolla used for my 17 year old - it's a great first car. It was easy to handle and reliable.
I bought our 1998 Corolla used for my 17 year old - it's a great first car. It was easy to handle and reliable.
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Good Car

by from Elmer, NJ on May 10, 2016

This car has been through a lot. It's been passed down to me in the family. From my mom, to my brother, to me. It recently got resprayed pink. Overall still a pretty great car
This car has been through a lot. It's been passed down to me in the family. From my mom, to my brother, to me. It recently got resprayed pink. Overall still a pretty great car
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Good car

by from Philadelphia, PA on March 25, 2012

first i had 2001 nissan sentra auto, then 99 solara auto, and decided to buy a stick shift, and got this car, this car is the best so far, plus its a stick shift, I like how you leave all those bmw's ...
first i had 2001 nissan sentra auto, then 99 solara auto, and decided to buy a stick shift, and got this car, this car is the best so far, plus its a stick shift, I like how you leave all those bmw's tl's n all that stuff behind when u move it from its place, very very easy to do manuevers and it is very reliable, and cheap to maintain, good for college students
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Good car

by from Houston, Texas on November 25, 2014

car is economic and reliable, need to fix something on it you can even do it yourself. The car is very simple while on other hi-tech cars one thing messes up you have to do a lot of work to find out w...
car is economic and reliable, need to fix something on it you can even do it yourself. The car is very simple while on other hi-tech cars one thing messes up you have to do a lot of work to find out what it is and to fix it you might need to buy other expensive stuff with it. The only problem ive had with the car is that it consumes oil which messes up the catalytic converter. So you need to replace the piston rings on it and then the catalytic converter
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Best thing smokeing

by from Lake wales,FL on April 18, 2015

Best...best,,,best....best car on the road! I have never had a problem with my 98 VE model aside from cheap door handles and trim. Thats a small trade off for something so reliable! Anybody who knows ...
Best...best,,,best....best car on the road! I have never had a problem with my 98 VE model aside from cheap door handles and trim. Thats a small trade off for something so reliable! Anybody who knows anything about cars will tell you this car is super dependable. Dont take my word,ask the folks at the shop you go to. I commute heavy and this car offers no problems..great car! Go to any major city in America and there is still a million of these things on the road...THEY WONT DIE! most economical,reliable car I have owned,hands down. If you want a speedster or sportster go some where else. If you want a car you can count on doing the job everytime..get this one.Cheap trim or not..its a beast!
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Reliable, Great mpg, very economic! Handles well!!

by from Coaldale, PA on October 16, 2012

Received this car as a gift, and it runs really well. It handles very smoothly, in rain, snow, or sleet. The visuals are lacking to a minor degree, however, the functionality makes up for it in stride...
Received this car as a gift, and it runs really well. It handles very smoothly, in rain, snow, or sleet. The visuals are lacking to a minor degree, however, the functionality makes up for it in strides. As long as it is maintained you should have no issues whatsoever!
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The Best Car I've Owned 'Til Now

by from Oklahoma City area on June 19, 2007

My car is 9 years old, made in November 1997, bought in July 1998 with just under 10,000 miles on it, now has 123,000 miles on it. Up until this year I have not had to take it in for silly, inconvenie...
My car is 9 years old, made in November 1997, bought in July 1998 with just under 10,000 miles on it, now has 123,000 miles on it. Up until this year I have not had to take it in for silly, inconvenient, costly repairs. Since 2007 started, I have had to replace the inside door handle (which I did myself for under $10), a new starter (which after eight years is pretty darn good service) and a ball joint went bad on one of my front wheels. I will never need to put a timing belt in it because it and all subsequent Corollas have a chain. I've always just turned the key and it fired right up, it cranks a little bit more these days, but after all the original Japanese plugs are still in it. Hail has damaged the exterior, but it's still a handsome car with it's Sanddrift Metallic finish and black trim.This car, the eighth generation, is better looking than the current generation, and I'm going to hate to give it up when it's finally time to do so.
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My First Car

by from Boston, MA on November 27, 2009

This is the first car I've owned, my dad gave it to me in 2005 with about 70,000 miles on it. It now has 129,0000 miles on it and still runs fine. During the time that I've owned it has been very reli...
This is the first car I've owned, my dad gave it to me in 2005 with about 70,000 miles on it. It now has 129,0000 miles on it and still runs fine. During the time that I've owned it has been very reliable with only a few minor problems and it's been a real gas saver. My only complaint is that it is a very small compact car with little leg room. If you're looking for a reliable car thats good on gas get this car, if you're looking for a big comfortable car to drive with a lot of people in it, don't get this car.
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