1999 Toyota Avalon
It's easy to use
- Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
- How long have you owned this vehicle? 0 years
2005 Toyota Avalon
Great vehicle all around
Pros: Almost everything comes standard on the limited,it's like a Lexus at a Toyota price.
Cons: The steering is very lightThis car has it all, good performance, good gas mileage on regular fuel, nice smooth ride and handles well.
- Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
- How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
2010 Toyota Avalon - Limited
Pros: Reclining back seats
Cons: Navigation system
Advice: Do not buy the navigation systemThis is the 2nd Avalon we have owned and it is perhaps the best car we've ever owned in terms of comfort, ride, handling and safety. Only negative we have with it is the navigation system is not woirth the price - you're better off buying a portable GPS system for a few hundred bucks and skip paying Toyota over $2000 for an integrted system that is not easy to use. Gas mileage is good, comfort is outstanding and the room inside makes any road trip pleasant. Great car.
2003 Toyota Avalon - XLS w/Bucket
Pros: the whole package
Cons: the leather while soft and comfortable is prone to quick stripping if you wear clothes that are not super soft. that is the biggest negative an it is a negative.
Advice: buy one and wear soft clothes, and use tier one fuelit is the finest car i have ever had. i have driven 100k cars and i like this better. i prefer the pre 2005 version. the newer version is more bmw like and very small inside. a problem that makes the new ones too small to fit in. the quiet and ride makes it a great long distance hauler. the power allows you go get out of the way.
2008 Toyota Avalon - Touring
Cons: Location of driver side window controls, I keep opening the back window instead of the front
Advice: Buy oneHandles well, rides very smoothly, a great cruising car
2006 Toyota Highlander - V6 w/3rd (A5) FWD
Pros: Very quiet.
Cons: gas milage
Advice: Don't expect good gas milage.I own a 2006 highlander hybrid. When I bought the car I was told owners were reporting 40 mpg. My gas milage averages 19-22mpg. The only time my car switches to battery power is when I am stopped or coasting. On level ground I cannot accelerate to any speed, back off the gas....and maintain speed. The service dept. says nothing is wrong with my car. I have requested the regional representative inspect my car.
2007 Toyota Avalon - Limited
Pros: Good headlights for night driving
Cons: The transmission linkage is terrible
Advice: Don'tI totally agree with a previous reviewer that stated. “Good car, but the transmission and other negatives make me not wanting to buy again. And I have the top of the line.” If Toyota really stands behind their cars they can pick this one up anytime! I have never, driven a car with such a bad package between the engine and the wheels. The car does have some very nice features, but they are all compromised by the jerky sensation every two seconds when you maintain a constant speed, on the level, between 30 – 45 miles per hour. There is also uncomfortable lag and lunge in the transmission/torque converter linkage. I laid down over $38,000 for the top of the line 2007 Toyota Avalon LTD and I would walk away from it this very moment if it were feasible. Two different dealers say all the new Avalons act this way. The dealer I purchased it from (Billion Toyota in Sioux Falls, SD) installed a transmission software upgrade. Save your time, that was a real joke. Now when I take my foot off the accelerator it feels like I have applied the brakes. The tech said to drive it for a while and let the car “learn how you drive.” Well, that was over 13,000 miles ago and it has not learned anything yet. I took it to another dealer, Art Silva in Sioux City, IA, they confirmed the software upgrade but said there was nothing else they could do. “They all drive like that.” I talked to Toyota in California. They politely listened but told me that “The car drives within their specs.” In other words, “Buyer Beware.” If this is within their specs you don’t want to own one. If the president of Toyota drove this, heads would roll. Toyota, if you are listening. Come and get it. It is not a positive driving experience.