1996 Toyota Avalon 3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic Consumer Review - '96 Avalon, nice but boring
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1996 Toyota Avalon - Consumer Review

1996 Toyota Avalon XL 4dr Sedan

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XL Sedan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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'96 Avalon, nice but boring
By qwalls on

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1996 Toyota Avalon XL 4dr Sedan

Review

I bought the car for my wife in '99 with 36k miles. It now has 168k miles. The car was flawless until 150k miles when it needed a new power steering pump and rack to the tune of $1700. It's now my "bad weather" car since my wife got a 2004 Sienna. The car has a lot of room, and is reasonably comfortable. Performance and gas mileage are good for the size. Handling is adequate for the type of car it is, but nothing to get excited about. I tend to prefer Hondas while my wife prefers Toyotas, but both are great cars.

Favorite Features

Interior space, reliability, gas mileage, large trunk, smooth ride

Suggested Improvements

rear cup holders and vents, better handling, more excitement. A large family car doesn't have to be boring.
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