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A Quiet, Comfortable, Japanese Buick That Would Make Anyone Happy Looking For A Large Car! by Charles
 — My first actually drivable car, a 1998 Toyota Avalon with 237,000 miles (If I remember correctly). It reminds me of an old man car, but that's the kind of person that I am! The color of the car is c... Read More
My 1998 Avolon Xls Feels Like My Last 1999 Mercedes E300 In Quality W/out The Expense. by catfish
 — Highly recommend. My XLS has around 80k on it, very smooth & very quiet. I like my pearl white exterior, combined w/the cloth interior. Too much room in the back being waisted if not used. Could fit a... Read More
Amazing Space Inside And Amazing Gas! by Russell
 — I bought this car with 198k miles on it for $700, I'm at 207k and have replaced the rack n pinion ($350). A deer ran into the side of this car, need to replace the fender, grille, and the headlamp an... Read More

1998 Toyota Avalon Overview

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1998 Toyota Avalon

The only change for the 1998 Toyota Avalon was the inclusion of front-seat-mounted side airbags as a standard feature. Otherwise, Toyota’s roomy, Camry-based full-sized sedan stayed much the same.  

The 1998 Toyota Avalon comes in two trim levels, the XL and the more luxurious XLS. Both trims come standard with a 3.0-liter, 200 horsepower V6 engine. The XL is nicely equipped, including an AM/FM/cassette sound system and cruise control. The XLS includes a few more niceties, like an upgraded sound system, alloy wheels, and a theft-deterrent system. The XLS also comes with option of front bucket seats or a three-seater bench. Fuel efficiency is 21/31 mpg.

The 1998 Toyota Avalon is popular for its smooth, expensive-feeling ride, Toyota reliability, and good gas mileage. Drivers also appreciate the generous amount of leg and cargo room. Many drivers find wind noise to be a problem, and they also complain that the sound system quality could be better.


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1998 Toyota Avalon Stuck In Park - How Much To Repair

Hello, My son's Avalon won't shift out of park - a week before is off to college. :-( This has been an issue for a while (a couple of months) but he was using the override method while he saved mo...

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Fuse Box In A 1998 Aaalon

where is the fuse box located

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Left rear window will not move using the Master switch in the drivers door when you use the switch in the left rear door the window will go down but not back up.The window motor is good as it will mov...

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Replace Door Actuator On 1998 Avalon

How do you replace the door lock actuator on the 1998 Avalon? Do I have to remove the door handle? If so how after removing the bolts?

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