"I have owned Toyotas as far back as 1981, three Corollas, two Camrys, a Sienna Minivan and two Avalons. I have been a huge Toyota fan until this 2007 Avalon Touring Edition. I must say, this is the first one I purchased preowned (2 years old with 15,000 miles). It's a beautiful car with exceptional handling and power, however, the quality just isn't quite Toyota. Right now it's in the shop. Something's wrong with the air conditioning system which is causing a white powder to be blown through all the vents. Lucky for me , i purchased the extended warranty as this repair would have cost me upwards of $2,000. The car is just past the standard 3 year, 36,000 new car warranty. The grille also has begun to peel. In this case, the dealer is replacing the grille free of charge. The OEM tires (Michelins) were worn out in 35,000 miles and because they are V-Rated, very expensive to replace. The interior while functional, is no where near the quality of my 2000 Avalon. The seats are cheaper, thinner and less comfortable. The knobs and switches have a cheap feel to them and the floor mats are like the ones in my wife's 2006 Corolla. It looks in trying to keep the car at a competitive price point, Toyota cheapened the quality of their Flagship. Hopefully, after the repairs are completed, the car will give me many miles of worry free reliability. Only time will tell."
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