"2000 was the first model year for this Avalon style. I have driven 25K miles per year, both in the cold of New England and the heat of Florida. Very reliable and still gives a quiet, comfortable ride after 200K miles."
"I have owned my 2001 Avalon since new. This car is the best car value anywhere. I have 120000 miles of trouble free motoring. Just normal maintenance and I changed the oil every 3000-4000 miles. Large comfortable and roomy. While at the dealership getting new brakes last week I purchased another new 2008 Avalon. Many of my friends and family have also purchased an Avalon based on my positive recommendation and experience. I kept my old Avalon to drive as a secord car. Shoot, with 120,000 miles it just getting broken in. What's really amazing is how the resale value has stayed so high. After owning it for 7+ years and 120,000 miles it is still worth about 33% of what I paid for it. I've owned big BMW's and Mercedes but the Avalon is 90%-95% as good as these other cars that cost 3 times more....the only real difference is the Avalon is a V6 vs. V8 in the high end expensive brands. The overall quality of the Avalon is every bit as high."
Pros: "Floaty, Great Value, Fun To Drive, Reliable"
Cons: "No Aux Port"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I've had this car for over 4 years and it is the best automotive purchase I have made to date! I bought it in 2011 with 160K on it (I know) and as such, expected some normal problems. Not one. I drove this baby TO and FROM Northern California, a combined total of 5000 miles, and didn't have a single problem with it until about 6 months ago. Even then, problems have been so minor. This is an ABSOLUTELY phenomenal car. It drives well, and retains its value nicely. If you're thinking about purchasing one of these bad boys, DO IT. You won't be sorry."
"It has 296,000 miles on it and still runs and feels like a new car. I've taken good care of it re servicing, etc. I have never "had" to take it in for a problem. You just can't go wrong with this car."