1998 Toyota Camry Reviews - Page 20 of 20

1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired20022 miles
Most recent distance31000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Long live Japanese cars!

Faults:

The A/C smells really really awful at times.

A little rattling from beside the glove compartment box too.

AWFUL pickup.

Factory radio ate my cassette and got totally stuck, had to replace it.

VERY wide turning radius, my 87 Accord had nearly half the radius of this car.

General Comments:

What a smooth ride! You can seriously fall asleep behind the wheel. The engine is so quiet. The factory speakers are decent, though you may want to upgrade them.

There is plenty of room, spacious gas tank, nimble handling.

N.B. - to change the coolant in the car, you have to remove that annoying panel in the front underside of the car. I just took mine off and threw it away, so I can access it later on. There is basically no point in having that piece of metal in the first place.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2001

1998 Toyota Camry CE 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance17600 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Designed for people over 85 years of age!

Faults:

Suspension.

Steering.

Window rattles.

Interior materials coming apart.

Heater problems and so on.

Toyota has no interest in repairing anything. Dealer says Toyota does not pay them enough for service!

General Comments:

Overrated and overpriced car. Poor engineering, poor build quality, cheap and poor quality materials.

Poor suspension and steering design. Very weak engine (4 cylinder).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th December, 2000

21st Dec 2000, 14:19

I totally disagree with your complaints about the Toyota Camry Car. I have had Camry's, Tacoma's, etc... and have had no (ZERO) problems since I have owned a Toyota, period.

4th Apr 2001, 03:51

I am certainly curious as to what you are comparing the Camry to, in a newsgroup you would be suspected of being a troll since your conclusions run completely against the grain of everyone else's experience.

1998 Toyota Camry Conquest 3.0 V6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance46000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore Acclaim

Summary:

Refined, smooth and comfortable touring

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Totally reliable; engine beautifully smooth and quiet; smooth automatic; seats more comfortable than they first feel, can spend all day in comfort; impressive performance.

Attrociously huge turning circle; ground clearance poor at approach and departure, adequate over humps; high road noise for rear seat passengers - strains conversation with front seat;

Would definitely buy again if turning circle was significantly improved.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th July, 2000

1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2 liter 4 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.2 liter 4
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

The car is very roomy, comfortable, and reliable. The clutch is very easy to use also.

But the exterior design is ugly compared to the previous model.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 1999

28th Mar 2001, 07:11

You gave a performance mark of 10 out of 10 on a Camry CE with a 2.2 litre 4 cylinder? hmm... What other cars have you driven?

1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2 litre twin cam from North America

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.2 litre twin cam
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10

Faults:

There have been interior problems with the car since I've bought it, ie: Ceiling lining has been falling off, stains on the seats. In general, so far so good.

General Comments:

Toyota builds one of the best cars on the market today without a doubt. Even though their engines may not be the best on the market, they're ahead of the pack with comfort and reliability. With affordable prices, who can go wrong?

FYI:Camry was bought in San Antonio, Texas

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

25th Nov 2000, 22:08

I own a 1999 LE and it has had a couple of problems that can not be solved. Can anyone help?..

There is a rattle behind the glove box?

There is a thumping sound from the right front suspension when the ambient temperature is around 50 degrees fahrenheit, it goes away after a couple of miles??

If anyone can help please e-mail me at jeweler45@hotmail.com.

Thank you!!!

1998 Toyota Camry LX 4 cynd from North America

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 4 cynd
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Good solid car, radio has no outside antenna.....sometimes loses stations.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 71 reviews