"Though the Avalon is not inexpensive, it lasts a long time and barely wears with mileage. I have had this car for almost 10 years and it still performs almost like new. The few repairs that I have had to make have been quite expensive. I would buy this vehicle again and I would recommend it to anyone. The trunk is huge, which is great for family vacations!"
"Bought the 98 in 01 with 48K on it. It now has 160K on it and I'm sending it to college with the kids. I have proactively replaced timing chain (belt?) at 80K, front struts at 90K, and injectors at 150K, so I have spent $2-4K on those things. That's it. But I love this car and have been trying to find another one just like it (with fewer miles). I finally gave up and bought a 05 Lexus mainly because it was the only car I could find that was clearly a step up."