1998 Toyota Camry 2.2L from North America
An average car
Alternator, fuel pump, CV joints, struts, transmission, brake master cylinder, booster, radiator, water pump, timing belt, thermostat, and A/C compressor.
This car is great for driving around town, it gets very good mileage in the city.
The reliability of Toyota is pretty much only in the engine. I bought this brand new and have barely driven it and had a lot of nickle and diming issues that especially come out on the rare times I drove it on a long trip. Had to be towed home from over 50 miles away twice; once due to a failed transmission, another for a failed fuel pump.
Besides all that, this car looks perfect still and everything interior related works (power locks, windows, radio, sunroof).
The engine surprisingly has some pep and is quiet for a 4 cylinder.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 27th April, 2016
30th Apr 2016, 03:52
'98s are from the supposedly "Decontented" generation, for whatever that's worth. I do agree though, they are average cars with decent engines.
1st May 2016, 10:40
Apart from the transmission, I would say that's not too bad for an 18 year old car.
2nd May 2016, 09:05
These are expensive repairs however besides the trans. Then add in tires, brakes, batteries, all considered routine items; they too in turn add up.