"I bought my 1995 Toyota Avalon XLS 2 years ago. It is now 20 years old and runs better than any other used car I have bought. It has 135,000 miles and I know I can expect many more. This car was built to last and competed against many other top luxury cars of it's day like a Lexus and Infiniti. I wonder how other 20 year old competitors are stacking up. They cannot be doing much better. I feel like I am riding in luxury and sometimes laugh at cars half it's age."
"My mechanic insists that if I get rid of my 98 Avalon, I'm an idiot -- but if I do, please sell it to him. I still get over 30 mpg on the highway and, short of normal wear and tear, it looks almost new. It would be impossible to sell for what it's worth."
"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"