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1998 Toyota Avalon

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 27/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 6
Engine: V6, 3.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

1998 Toyota Avalon Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.4
Out of 10

Based on 322 Ratings for the 1995 - 1999 models.

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  • Value
    9.4/10
    Quality
    9.5/10
  • Reliability
    9.6/10
    Performance
    9.4/10
  • Comfort
    9.6/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

A Gem!

By on Saturday, June 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 81,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My 1997 Avalon is my daily driver--and a real pleasure to do so! Although it's approaching it's 20th Birthday I intend to drive it into the sunset and through my retirement. Every accessory works flawlessly; the engine and drive train are still like new. Saw a friend with a '97 recently and his is approaching 285 k and intends to hit 300 k. He wants to buy mine! That says it all!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Just keeps on performing...

By on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 84,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Dependable, good on gas, almost a Lexus..."

Cons: "Not so stylish body type"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My 1998 Avalon luckily fell in my lap while looking for a "hold over" when I totaled my Jeep in 2009. At first I wasn't crazy about the car, only because of its plain exterior.(I've always owned sporty vehicles.) However over the past 4 1/2 years it has completely won me over. The 3.0 engine has a lot of pep, while being great on gas. The ride is very smooth, & it goes well in the snow also. Everything in the car works perfectly, including the sound system,(am/fm, CD, cassette) AC, power windows/locks & moonroof. It is also a very spacious car, including the enormous trunk. The only maintenance has been the usual oil/filter changes, brakes, tires, & both oxygen sensors. I noticed some small rust forming on a rear wheel well, otherwise the body is spotless. It is the best overall car I have ever owned, & it's in it's 18th year!"

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

THIS AVALON HAS EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS!!

By on Sunday, March 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 127,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "RUNS REAL GOOD"

Cons: "NEEDS SOME WORK"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"THIS CAR RUNS GREAT. LEATHER INTERIOR. PHENOMONAL SOUND SYSTEM WITH AM/FM RADIO AND CD PLAYER. IT WON'T LAST LONG AT THIS PRICE. READY TO HELP YOUR FAMILY. AM/FM RADIO AND CD PLAYER. MY FAMILY REALLY ENJOYS THE COMFORTABLE RIDE. THIS IS BASICALLY A LEXUS. GREAT FUEL MILEAGE. 25 MPG. $2,500"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

The Avalon that never ends

By on Thursday, February 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 312,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Will not die"

Cons: "Will not die"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"312000 miles and keeps on driving! Past 7 years 2 batteries, 1 used strut, and 2 sets of tires = $1500. Mileage is great for an older car."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Great road car. Smooth ride. Dependable.

By on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 137,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Newer 4-wheel gas struts, battery, tires, 120,000 mile double tip iridium spark plugs Regularly serviced. garage kept. Burgundy color. Original owner. Purchased new."

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

This has been the very best car I have ever owned.

By on Thursday, February 05, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Cons: "It's just a great car!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I LOVE my car. Don't think I could ever really sell it. I have taken good care of it and it has taken good car of me!!"

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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