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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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How To Remove Center Armrest Box To Replace Cup Holder 98 Avalon

I have unscrewed and freed the front of the box, but the rear has no visible screws except for a horizontal important-looking jam-nutted one under a little removable hatch in bottom of box.

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Greg Douglas

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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Disabling The Anti-theft System On A 1998 Toyota Avalon

The anti-theft alarm will not allow me to start my car or open the doors without going off. How can I disable or reset it?

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Fuse Box In A 1998 Aaalon

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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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