I should start out by stating that this is my 2nd Av. My primary gripe about the 2003 Av was cosmetic. The interior didn’t look much better than a mid- level work truck, and most models at that time had the side cladding on the lower door panels and fenders. Fast forward 7 years and you see huge improvements in such areas as engine refinement, standard features, and styling/appearance. I own the top LTZ model and couldn’t be happier. It’s not cheap, but it really is packed with features. The interior is very well designed and looks sharp. The engine is very smooth and quiet, acceleration is strong. Seats 5 comfortably
Blue tooth and ipod connect jack. Parking assist, backup camera, and power fold in mirrors. Manual mode transmission that allows gear selection by pushing a button on the shift lever. Versatility of midgate system.
Don’t like the auto door lock feature. Front legroom is seriously compromised when back seat is folder down flat. No entry handle on the driver side A pillar. The “tread pattern” of the rubber bed liner makes almost any kind of cleaning harder than it should be
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