1998 Toyota Camry LE from North America


6 years, no problems! Love my Camry!


Nothing. I've had this car 6 years, and it's never had to be serviced for anything other than oil changes.

The brake pads do wear out easily. We've replaced those three times.

General Comments:

I love this car. I'm so scared of getting a new car next month because I have been so lucky with this car. We bought this February 2002 just a few days before our first daughter was born. We wanted a safe, reliable car. That's what we got.

Maybe we just got an exceptionally made car, maybe we just take good care of it. Who knows. But I've never had to replace a thing. Never had it die, or break down, never had an engine light come on, or weird noises. It runs like a champ. We change the oil and filters regularly.

My only "complaint" if I can even call it that, is that my brake pads wear quickly. Might just be cheap brake pads we are using, might be the brakes. Who knows.

We now have two kids, and my husband, the kids and myself all ride very comfortably in the car. It handles well and rides so smooth.

My only wish, is that is had a CD player, and I might have gotten another color since mine is beige... it shows dirt well!

It gets EXCELLENT gas mileage. At least 30mpg. It actually gets up and goes pretty quickly too, it packs a lot of power in such a modest sized car.

But, now that our kids are getting bigger, and we have two dogs we want to get an SUV. We are keeping the Camry, for my husband though, I could never part with it. It's been too good of a car. I'm so scared to get anything other than a Toyota. I love Japanese cars. You hardly ever hear of them tearing up. We may consider a Toyota 4Runner.

Overall, I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone. If you buy a good quality Japanese or German car, and maintain it well... you shouldn't have any problems. They actually hold their value pretty well too. You can compare a 1998 Camry, to a 1998 Taurus, and it's almost a joke the price difference.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st December, 2007

1998 Toyota Camry Vienta Grande (XLE) 3.0 V6 from Australia and New Zealand


Smooth reliable well made car


Nothing at all.

General Comments:

A fantastic, reliable, smooth, comfortable, quiet car.

The V6 power plant is so smooth/sophisticated.

My car now has 260000 ks on it without a rattle or squeak anywhere, and the paintwork is still like new, other than the odd scratch here and there.

The interior trim almost perfect with the exception of some leather fade.

I recently drove a 2006 Holden Commodore Omega, and once I got back in my Camry, it felt so much smoother. I believe this car is still streets ahead of what Australian made Falcon and Commodore offer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2007

23rd May 2009, 09:59

I own a Camry and agree; I drove a Falcon and it seems a lot less refined. But I have to mention that the Camry/Vienta is Australian made.

1998 Toyota Camry LE 4 cylinder from North America


Very, very, very reliable at this point


Plastic door handle broke, got it fixed for about 100.00; having a small problem with driver side window, if overused it will not go up. I therefore use it as little as possible. It still works though, going on 6 months. Struts poor.

General Comments:

I bought this car in February 2001, three years old at time of purchase (1998 Model). Currently it is November of 2007, almost 10 years. Over this time I had to take this car in for repairs "zero" times. You must exclude the little petty things like, plastic door handles and window motors. The real test is will this car take you from point A to point B or will you be stuck on side of the road with your thumb out. I did not believe the seller when she told me this car will last me so long, I dismissed her comments as just someone who wanted her commission. However I will list a couple of things that I did not like however overall, I cannot complain. The struts are bad, but I have driven on them for over a year. Make sure you change your timing belt, I did at 90,00 miles and all the engine noise stopped. Make sure you do a total Transmission Oil flush, keep your car running smooth. And your 3-5,ooo miles oil change. I grade myself at a "C" on maintenance, but the car has performed at an A+ especially considering its almost 10 years old at 160,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th November, 2007