"I've owned my 2002 Toyota Avalon for 7 mos..It has been the best car I've ever owned. I bought it w/ 98k miles and I feel that it is just broke in. Exellent ride as well. I definitely would suggest an Avalon to others looking for a great car at an affordable price."
"This is one of those cars that hurts when you buy it, but pay on it for the long haul, and then drive it until the wheels literally fall off. If you give it regular maintenance, you'll get 250,000 to 300,000 miles out of it. I've had it since 2005 and it's NEVER given me any problem in any way. This car is 10 years old and I wasn't even considering buying another car, the inside is still perfect and we just get the outside dings and dents touched up when needed."
"I bought it new in 2000, and it has never stopped on me. I am going on 193,000 and feel certain I can get at least another 100,000 based on it current performance. I stay current on suggested maintenace schedule (from my local oil changer shop). I have had only 2 repairs in the 10 years of ownership which were a 'Starter' replacement, 'Ignition switch' replacement."
"This is a wonderful car. It drives very smoothly, has plenty of power when needed, and has ample legroom in the back seat. Also a large trunk, and of course a full-sized spare tire. Very comfortable and roomy."
"Had this car since 2003. Bought it with 50000 miles and now have 120000. Put in a couple of O2 sensors and did a tune up at 90000. Wife drives almost exclusively and I never worry. In no hurry to replace it."
"I bought this car last year ( 5/08 ) from a private owner. It was a one owner car in EXCELLENT shape !. I have no regrets whatsoever ! It is comfortable, fuel efficieint, responsive and good looking. A very minor problem of the SUB WOOFER speakers prone to going bad is the only complaint I have. The speaker probably would have lasted longer but I loved to crank up the JBL sound system (best I have heard and I am a musician) with old 60 rock tunes with heavy bass . I will buy another one if and when I ever wear this one out ! If you want a LEXUS and cant afford it , look at an AVALON ....essentially the same car for a lot less money"
"We own 2 Avalons and they are super comfortable and get good gas mileage for a larger sedan...city about 22 and road 27 or so. very roomy and comfy..would not change a thing about this car. We own 2001 and a 2004 - probably the only car I will ever buy in the future."
"I was checking the Kelley Blue book for prices. I purchased this car new and it now has 59,000 miles on it. This is the second Avalon I have owned. The first one had the sun-roof and cd player that held 12 cd's.
I think I will keep this Avalon at least another 2-3 years.
Very comfortable drive and ride."
"Bought the car new now have 95k miles. Very reliable only recently had a problem with Master Brake Cylinder. No other mechanical problems.
Would like to have the cruise control to retain a prior speed setting when slowed down for a stop sign. Would like to have the trip computer info retained until manually reset. Would like to have one of the 12v power outlets to stay on when the switch is off. This car travels well and has a great deal of room for passengers. Overall an excellent buy."
"I have a 2000 Avalon that I bought used at about 24,000. It now has 151,000 miles on it. The car is still very comfortable. I find this to be a beautiful and timeless body style. I've had reg. maintenance every 3 to 5 thousand miles. Replaced rear struts at 125,000 and it drives like a new one. Looked at a new Avalon today, but think I'll drive this one till it dies; then I'll definitely purchase another Avalon, maybe the limited or touring model. This car is a great value!"
"I've had my Avalon from Day 1. It has 142,000 miles on it and I'm expecting at least 100,000 more. Only one substantial problem over the life of the car so far. Transmission seals failed. Expensive repair but at 120,000 miles something is to be expected. The car is extremely comfortable. The Premium stereo is fantastic. All the goodies still in great working order. Paint is still in great shape. The cabin and trunk are well designed. The biggest problem i have is what will I ever purchase to replace such a great car. Maybe, another one in four or five years."
"Bought ours in Fall of 06. Had 80,000 miles on it at the time. Now have 109,000 on it and it has been wonderful. Extremely comfortable. Amazing Bang for the Buck. No sludge issues -- previous owner had always used synthetic oil in it, which we have continued. I will not be surprised if it runs to 200,000 miles."
"have a 2004 avalon, 54000 miles so far. maintenance (on the rare occasion
that it requires a maintenance) is easy and cheap. steering is easy and
traction is superb. excellent interior with wood trimed steering wheel.
digital dash is very easy to read, mileage I get is about 25/30
"Best car we have ever owned (I've owned over 25 in the last 35 years). Also owned several Hondas, and would have bought another Accord except we wanted a little more room. Rides like a dream, and have never had a single problem with it. Bought it used with 50K, and now have 110K. If you have leather seats, put in after market heated seats!!! You will not regret it. For about $750, you can't beat it on a cold morning--it was the only option it didn't have--now it is truly perfect. If you want to pay more for the car and high maintenance costs, buy a Lexus 300 series-its the same car, different styling."
"My family and I have done the "visit the relatives on the Holiday" bit, that translates to several hours stuck in heavy traffic with five full grown adults in the car (some of us are more full than the others, I am 270 lbs!) We were all very comfortable and I feel secure in all but the most severe weather conditions. A/C works great even in the back. The ride has more of a luxurious feel than a sporty one, but it still hugs the road. Looks great, this car is a great buy. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone."
"Bought this car new and love it. It has a large interior though the outside looks smaller. And--what a ride--it's like floating. The car is very responsive. I love the styling of this year model over the newer body styling. The reliability is second to none. I would buy another."
"This car has been well maintained. Paint has lots of chips. Right rear view mirror casing is damaged. Headlight lens are not as clear as used to be.
This car is a joy to drive and am selling because we no longer can afford two cars as we are retired. Our other car is 10 years newer and we choose to keep it although I still prefer to drive the Avalon as does the rest of my family.
It gets 28 to 32 highway miles to the gallon. Heated seats and memory seat for the driver are especially nice. Will be hard to part with but we need the money on our medical expenses."