"We've been careful to keep up with the maintenance, and it's still in great shape mechanically. Problems have been with the "little" stuff, like the rear windows and the CD/cassette player don't work any more."
"My 1997 Avalon is my daily driver--and a real pleasure to do so! Although it's approaching it's 20th Birthday I intend to drive it into the sunset and through my retirement. Every accessory works flawlessly; the engine and drive train are still like new. Saw a friend with a '97 recently and his is approaching 285 k and intends to hit 300 k. He wants to buy mine! That says it all!"
Pros: "Dependable, good on gas, almost a Lexus..."
Cons: "Not so stylish body type"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"My 1998 Avalon luckily fell in my lap while looking for a "hold over" when I totaled my Jeep in 2009. At first I wasn't crazy about the car, only because of its plain exterior.(I've always owned sporty vehicles.) However over the past 4 1/2 years it has completely won me over. The 3.0 engine has a lot of pep, while being great on gas. The ride is very smooth, & it goes well in the snow also. Everything in the car works perfectly, including the sound system,(am/fm, CD, cassette) AC, power windows/locks & moonroof. It is also a very spacious car, including the enormous trunk. The only maintenance has been the usual oil/filter changes, brakes, tires, & both oxygen sensors. I noticed some small rust forming on a rear wheel well, otherwise the body is spotless. It is the best overall car I have ever owned, & it's in it's 18th year!"
"THIS CAR RUNS GREAT.
PHENOMONAL SOUND SYSTEM WITH AM/FM RADIO AND CD PLAYER.
IT WON'T LAST LONG AT THIS PRICE. READY TO HELP YOUR FAMILY.
AM/FM RADIO AND CD PLAYER.
MY FAMILY REALLY ENJOYS THE COMFORTABLE RIDE.
THIS IS BASICALLY A LEXUS.
GREAT FUEL MILEAGE. 25 MPG. $2,500"